Monday, June 12, 2017

Week 88 (6/12/2017)

"Hey everyone!! 
Sorry it has been a while, I still don't have much time but I thought I would at least let you all know what's going on here. 
This morning was fun! We went to one of the chapels near the university and we were playing soccer on the basketball court outside while waiting for the other elders to come and play with us, when these two guys called through the fence "hey elders! can we come and play??", of course! it was sweet! one was named John, the other was Papo. Papo was on Elder Mutloungs and my team...we destroyed. It turned out that the two of them were pastors! They were awesome guys. One thing I'll miss about Ghana is how friendly and open everyone is.  

The other day too, we were stuck in serious traffic in the middle of town (we were going there to pick up an elder who was being emergency transferred to Techiman) when all these people started coming up to our car and asking for the bible, so we started giving out pamphlets and the book of mormon, eventually we only had one book of mormon left so we told them that we were out. But then this guy came up to my window and said "I want the Book of Mormon!", everyone else was just calling it the bible so I was very surprised! And I told them to give it to him.  He was so excited! It was awesome! Then as he was about to leave he turned to me and said with a sly smile on his face "I'm a pastor!" He laughed and slipped into the crowd, hahaha, I was dying. I thought it was hilarious. He's going to use the Book of Mormon to go and teach in his church I guarantee. 
People love the Book of Mormon...but they don't understand how significant it is. Sometimes, that's how we are as members of the church, we know that the book is true, and we will defend it to those around us, but how many of us really understand the significance of the book and do our best to study it diligently?
 To make things short, read it! cherish it! it makes a difference, I promise. 
I love you all, and hope you have a great week!
-Elder speakman. 
Office Elders with new nurse missionaires

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