Well dear friends and fam I hope everyone is cool.
Hey guys so this week was another awesome week in the eyes of the missionaries in Ghana and in the eyes of the Lord.
The the missionary work here in the deep city of the mission of the Ghana Accra west mission is difficult. For the most part people are just here to work so people we pass and try to contact on the street are usually walking to the bus stop or heading home. So most people we contact we send the referral to the missionaries in their area. Another thing is we call to set up appointments to go out to meet the people and they are not around so a lot of our appointments fall through which sucks! So ya we have decided to start fresh and find so new people in some different parts of our area!
So there is that part of the letter ha, anyways the week was good on the other hand. Wednesday we had zone conference for the last time. It was a Good zone conference. We talked about how to work better with members and also how to do better finding so perfect things for this area.
Here are some things i liked this week. We were able to visit some members on friday. This one family named the Gingima family, an older grandma and her two grand daughters who attended the church. Very good faithful members and very nice. Also visited another family of 4 small children, between the ages of like 4-12 and one single mother and the faith that this family has is amazing. They are also a very sweet family.
Something i loved this week is 3 things i thought of, the first is in the movie "the Saratov approach" there is a scene where they are being held captive and they are discussing with each other why they wanted and decided to come on their missions, one of the missionaries says that he didn't want to come on a mission but when he was reading in Luke about when Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane and he asks his Father if there is any way he doesn't have to go through what he is about to go
through but then he says 'not my will but thine be done.' I cried at this part thinking about this because. Jesus didn't want to do what he did, But he did it..... because he loves us. Each of US!
The 2nd one is in the movie "Legacy" it's a pioneer movie. There is a part where the main character's father is complaining that he can't make the journey, and she says to him "Father let's help God keep his promise".
Then the last one is in the movie 17 Miracles at the very beginning of the movie the main character says to the captain of the army, "we may not have a decision about their actions, we do over ours" I love that, because we can't control what others do or say, we can only control how we take it or what we do.
Well, that was a brief letter about my week. Happy 8 months to me haha. Love you guys and all of ya be safe.
Love these kids!
Elder Paulson's study area!