Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Liahona

The work has been kind of slow. Hardly anybody is home in the mornings to teach and a lot of people don't speak English. Their area is small-they can walk the whole area in 30-45 minutes. Elder Meinzer and his companion are searching for referrals.

Elder Mbong "is a sweet guy." He was with his trainer for 7 months so he is kind of Americanized. He is really happy. He is bold and is not afraid to speak his mind. Elder Meinzer thinks that is kind of refreshing.

Last week they had a FHE with a family that was recently baptized. Sarah presented a lesson on the meaning of the Liahona. She was reading in the Book of Mormon and learned about the Liahona, which helped her realize why they have the Liahona magazine.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Less Than 20 Weeks Left

This will be my forever memory of Elder Meinzer in Ghana
(we have so many pictures like this)

Last week President Shulz called Elder Meinzer and said that he would like to make a "little wager" about the upcoming football game on Friday. Elder Meinzer had no idea what he was talking about. President Shulz went to Fremont and knew Elder Meinzer had gone to Lone Peak and the two schools were playing in the championship. Later he called and said he was glad they didn't make the wager since Lone Peak won!

Elder Mbong, Elder Meinzer's new companion, "is a sweet guy." He is a hard worker and is not afraid to speak his mind. He is the change that was needed in the area.

Elder Meinzer loves that his zone is humble and obedient. The zone is very young. Elder Meinzer has been out the longest out of all of them and most of the 14 Elders haven't been out a year.

Elder Meinzer got his haircut last week, but part way through the power went out. They just sat there for awhile, then the guy cutting his hair said, "Morrow." So he got his hair finished up the next day, but in between he looked kind of crappy.

In regards to people they are teaching-Elizabeth committed to baptism on December 4. Cecilia, a recent convert, was just called to be a secretary in the Young Women Presidency. Things are picking up in their area.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Assin Foso will not be the same without Elder Ekaette"

The Church in Assin Foso

In district meeting they missionaries watched a movie about the pioneers in Africa. Elder Meinzer loved learning about the history of the church in Ghana. The Lord prepared so many people for the church before the church ever came to West Africa. In the movie, Elder Faust talked about how they were receiving tons of letters from Africa to have the church come over. One letter was from a boy that wanted to sing with the Tabernacle Choir. It turns out that the boy is the Assin Foso patriarch and he is now like 50 years old. President Sabey invited him to Conference in October and pulled some strings to get the patriarch to sing with the choir in a rehearsal. The patriarch said that it was two hours of pure heaven.

Elder Meinzer's new companion is Elder Mbong from Nigeria. He came to Ghana one transfer after Elder Meinzer. Elder Meinzer is sad to see Elder Ekaette finish his mission. "I look up to Elder Ekaette and hope to finish my mission the same way that he did-sprinting to the end. Assin Foso will not be the same."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

19 More P-Days

Elder Meinzer counted his remaining p-days to tell us he only has to hand wash his clothes nineteen more times.

Elder Meinzer and his companion went on splits with the Elders in the north apartment. He went with Elders Nwatu and Ihekaire, both are from Nigeria and are under six months on their missions. They both are working hard. It made Elder Meinzer happy to see elders doing their job.

The missionaries got to watch General Conference this week. They had one television playing conference in Twi and one in English. "I watched the one in English." :) He really enjoyed it and took notes, which helped him to learn a lot and to pay attention. He noticed a theme of living in a wicked world while not being of the world and the power and availability of the atonement.