Thursday, September 29, 2011

50 New Missionaries Coming

A while ago President Shulz came to Assin Foso and met with the stake presidency, bishoprics, stake high counselors and ward mission leaders. He talked about the importance of coordinating the work between the missionaries and the ward and stake leaders, especially since they are the ones who hold the keys to missionary work in their respective wards and stakes. “President Shulz is trying to get it to how things are done in Utah in regards to coordination, but this is Ghana so we will see how that goes.” An interesting thing was the fact that all the leaders in the meeting were converts to the Church. They have all been affected by missionary work in the past.

Elder Meinzer went on splits with two of the Twifo Praso elders a few weeks ago. Elder Meinzer ended up walking for like an hour and 15 minutes to get to one of their groups that was way out in the bush. “The group is sweet though and has endowed members and like 55 people.” The group leader has been a member for 25 years.

President Shulz came and interviewed Elder Meinzer. He asked Elder Meinzer how he likes being a leader and Elder Meinzer told him he doesn’t. J Elder Meinzer told him that it is good experience if he ever becomes a leader in the church in the future, to which he responded that it’s not IF but WHEN. “Crap!” Presdient Shulz told him he needs him as a leader in the future since they will be having about 50 missionaries coming in the next two transfers.

They had the most spiritual baptism of his mission last week. The Asare family, Cecilia and Robert were baptized. The first counselor in the bishopric did something that Elder Meinzer really likes. He had Cecilia and Sarah stand up, then had the Relief Society president stand up, telling her that these two sisters are now her responsibility and that they need to have visiting teachers by next week and she needs to know their homes. He then did the same thing with Doreen and Robert for the primary and Kofi for the Elders quorum.

They are teaching two sisters, Beatrice and Amelia. The lesson was on the Restoration and before the lesson they asked them which church on the earth was the true church of Jesus Christ. At the end of the lesson, Beatrice told them, “I’m convinced.” It was a powerful lesson and the Spirit was definitely present.