Monday, January 15, 2018

My little home.

Dear friends and family,

This week has been some how long. Life is good here in our little village. This week we don't really have a lot to report on.

I'm enjoying training again. My companion Elder Tupou and I are doing hard work out here in Asunafo. Enjoying our time together.

This week we went to Accra and had my eye looked at again. She said it is getting better and soon it will be gone. We had a fun time there.

We have a awesome investigator named Sister Evelyn. She is progressing really well and doing awesome. We are planning on baptizing her on the 28th of this month.

I'm sorry this letter is going to be small because honestly a lot did not happen this week. I will most likely be in this area until the 3rd of April. So when Ileave this place I will only have 4 months left.

Well this week I have been some how thinking about how much I have grown to love this country and people. I will truly miss this place when I go.

Love you all. May god bless you.


Elder Paulson




He did not put any explanations of the pics but I would say that these missionary shoes have seen a LOT of miles!  




I love these kids faces!  I love the missionary in the middle too! 


Monday, January 8, 2018

Hello Family and Friends,

I hope and pray that you are all doing well and are safe.

This week has been a good week and I will just hit on some of the highlights that we have had this week.

Well the first thing is that we had 2 baptisms this week, it was some how a weird situation. Our bishop came to us this week and said that the first counselor in our ward wants his children to be baptized, the only problem is that they will be leaving to Accra on Monday to boarding school so we had to quickly teach them and get them interviews but it worked so it was awesome!

We also had interviews with President Simpson this past week and it is always good to have a little one on one with president and to be able to chat and connect with him. I really appreciate all that he has done and for his great example to me.

Another thing this week is that we have been working with our ward missionaries on finding and helping us to teach because we don't speak Twi so we need a translator to come and to teach with us. We were able to find 7 new investigators this week! So life is good.

I'm sorry this is somehow short. I will write more next week.

In my personal studies this week I have been reading from the Book of Mormon and trying to continue focusing on the small things. As I read the spirit tells me these things are true. I have grown closer to my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ on my mission. 


Special shout out to Elder Double E and Scotter Happy Birthday homies!   Love ya.

<Love you guys,

Elder Paulson

A very large lizard that a member killed to eat!  


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas From Ghana!
Just pics! Sorry it is late!

The video chat with Elder Paulson yesterday was wonderful, if not a little frustrating! The bush of Africa is not the most reliable place for the internet! First we could not get connected and after half an hour of waiting I just called him. We finally worked it out and was able to chat but on his end the computer sound was so soft we had to yell at him to get him to hear us. Such a great way to communicate with your missionary! NOT! Anyway, we did finally get things to work successfully and we were all able to chat with him without yelling. He even was able to share a message with us and that is always great to hear spiritual wisdom coming from your 19 year old. Makes his mother happy! In spite of the technical difficulties it was the best gift of the day to see his face and hear his voice. He is happy and well, only 7+ months to go and he is going to finish strong.  He asked me to tell you all thank you for your Merry Christmas wishes and prayers in his behalf!





Kids Christmas party! Hats and treats purchased by the Elders!  


Bro. CK, a member in our ward.


More members


More members



The pig we roasted for Christmas dinner. 



Toucans in the tree.


Pic taken from the back of the TroTro. 





Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Afehyiaa Pa!


Merry Christmas everyone from Ghana.

I hope my letter finds you well and safe.

So this past four weeks you have only heard from me maybe once or twice and that is because of the internet problem out here, you will be happy to know that 4G wifi is coming to Asunafo after Christmas and emailing will not be a problem for us anymore.


This past couple of weeks lots of things have changed like I am training again and my companions name is Elder Tupou from Tonga and he is awesome! Elder Antwi and I are still together in the same apartment both training. Life is good still here in the bush!

So big new is that Elder Marcus B. Nash of the seventy came and had a mission tour with us. He talked to us about many things, but one thing I learned a lot from him is that we don't just come on mission to baptize others and teach but we come also to learn for ourselves and become truly converted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This week we also had a baptism for 2 of the boys we have been teaching named Doku Emmanuel and Richmond Ntow who are both awesome young boys who I have had fun teaching. I will send you guys a picture.

Ok, other than that we have just been doing our work and helping others to come to Christ. This week on Saturday we will be having a Christmas party here, we purchased lots of fun things for the kids here with our Christmas money. So hopefully that will be fun! On Christmas day we will be having a zone activity and roasting a pig! Elder and Sister Dalton will be cooking some American food for us as well and we will enjoy and bond together as a zone! I love you guys so much and appreciate all the support you guys give me.

Be safe and may God bless,


Elder Paulson


1- At kwabeng chapel
2-My father and I last time
3-My STOOL!!
4-baptism
5- all of the baptism
6-Our Christmas tree
7-Elders and sister in our district
8-Me and Bro. Promise
9-Hair cut in Accra
10-Helping a sister in our branch




























Tuesday, December 5, 2017

No Internet suck! BTW

Well good evening from Ghana friends and family, it has been a long time since I have been able to write you and that is because the internet in the place we usually write is down and out here in the bush they have no internet cafe. Life is good though! 

So big news is this past week Elder Antwi and me got a call from our mission President that we will both be training and that we will be splitting the area. So now my new companion from Tonga, his name is Elder Tupou and he is awesome! We are now taking ward 2 of Asunafo. It's a great opportunity to train again. So we are now just working in ward 2 it will be good to get to know all the members better in ward 2. This means I will be staying in this area until April 3rd because in march we will be having a 9 week transfer. So we will see how that goes over.

We have been working hard here in ward 2 and have found 9 new investigators this week. We are hoping to have some baptisms in the month of December.

We are planning on going to the temple with our recent converts soon which is also exciting. The work has been going amazing here as now there are 4 missionaries the work will go much faster and hopefully we can do a lot of baptizing before I leave.

I love you guys. It has been 3 weeks since I have been able to read my emails and I had 50 of them to read.  Also the internet keeps going in and out so it's hard to say how long I will have to write and get this sent to my mom to post.  So, I don't really have a ton of time so I will some how keep it short, but I will be sending pictures! Love you guys!


Elder Paulson

1-At mission home picking up our new comp
2- My new comp Elder Tupou and I
3-Ampesi and groundnut stew my favorite food
4-All the elders
5-see my eye is ok











Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NO LETTER AGAIN! 

Elder Paulson has been unable to connect with the internet in his African bush village. While he loves it there, it has been a little hard to not get to hear from him. Luckily the young man, Promise Dumevi, who is the ward mission leader in his last area stays in touch with him and so I am able to find out how he is through him.

Elder Paulson traveled to Accra on Tuesday with his companion Elder Antwi where they both received new missionaries to train. They will be staying in the same place they have been living but training 2 new missionaries. Elder Paulson's new comp is from Tonga but that is all I know for now. When he first arrived in Accra I was able to communicate with him for a couple of minutes . His friend sent me these pictures that he had taken of them together. Also, his eye is getting better, and not in the time frame that the doctor indicated, so I am grateful for that. Thank you for your prayers on his behalf!

I have gotten spoiled over the last 15 months because I had not had one week where I was not able to touch base with Elder Paulson, however, his happiness level is great and his missionary work is going very very well and he is happy so I am happy too!

We reached the 1 digit number of months left. He has 9 months left, well really he has 8 months and 25 days! I can start counting days now that we are in the single digits. Haha!

That is all I have to report for this week, hopefully Elder Paulson will be back next week and be able to tell us many great things!

Love you all, Momma Paulson 







Monday, November 20, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


So today I really have short time because right now I'm in Accra and have about a 4-5 hour ride back out to the bush.

SO some small highlights is that we had 4 baptisms this past Saturday and I was able to be the baptist for them. WE have been doing awesome!  I love all you people. Be safe and make good choices. LOOVVEE YOU!


Elder Paulson

picutres
1- the sisters in my district wanted a picture with me
2- My eye has a virual infection (that was why he was in Accra, eye doctor)
3-our baptism
4-more baptism
5-sis simpson took us out to lunch.