Tuesday, July 5, 2011

One Giant DI Store

They have been able to do a lot of service, like weeding and shoveling dirt around. As a result, Elder Meinzer's hands are getting pretty calloused. However, the Ghanaians always mention that his hands are soft.

Elder Meinzer loves Job & Georgina. The last time they went to teach them they mentioned that their friends are trying to discourage them from going to church. But, they continue to come. They told Elder Meinzer that they like the church and they understand the teachings; they can tell that it is a true church, especially when they compare it to the other churches. They are very humble. Their gospel knowledge is very small, so as they taught them about prayer, they humbly applied it. In the past they didn't know the format of prayer, nor did they pray together. Now they are praying as a family to know if the church is true. Elder Meinzer really likes being around them since they just seem so happy.

Another cool guy is Richard. They finished up the Gospel of Jesus Christ lesson, and in the lesson he told them that he prayed about who should baptize him and he said he saw a vision and saw Elder Meinzer baptize him.

Benjamin came to church Sunday and his baptism has been postponed as he tries to figure out the truth for himself. They also had two other investigators come to church, Akua and Julieana. Elder Meinzer didn't think that they would ever come to church, but these women surprised him. "I guess that just goes to show that you can't make a final judgement on people." They had 12 investigators (haven't had that since Abakrampa) and 252 in total attendance. That is the most people Elder Meinzer has ever seen at sacrament meeting.

Elder Meinzer thinks of Ghana as being one big DI store. Last week he bought an ugly flower tie for only one cedi and wore it. "The thing is that the Ghanaians don't even notice it; all they see is my skin color."