Monday, October 31, 2011

Glimmer of Hope

The Cape Coast stake has had 180 baptisms this year. Their mission has had 892 baptisms.

Things have been a little slow in regards to proselyting so Elder Meinzer and his companion have focused on getting referrals and how to refill their teaching pool. Since then, things have greatly improved. They have started teaching a man named Kofi who has lost his job and recently lost his son. As they spoke about eternal families, he was skeptical. He thought that death was the end. At the end of the lesson, he asked them, “So can I see my son again?” They testified that he could. There was a glimmer of hope in his eyes as they left.

They have also managed to meet with Beatrice and Emilia and taught them about the Book of Mormon and read form 3 Nephi 27, focusing on the importance of baptism. They understand very well. Throughout the lesson, they will have sudden moments where they will say, “Ahh” when something clicks in their minds. Beatrice came to church and was warmly welcomed.

Elder Ekaette has had malaria for the past two weeks.

A couple of weeks ago they were out of water because the water pump that is connected to the well wasn’t working so they had to fetch water from the well. Totally living the Ghanaian life.