Monday, August 26, 2013
So...This week was once again crazy...
We go to district council meeting and find out transfer news. The news is that I would be staying in Tantra Hills 1...New area...and a new companion. Also Elder Anderson is training so a brand new missionary joined us . So after the meeting we go to Zoo Zoos which is a restaurant that makes American food. It is amazing!!! Two cheeseburgers with fries!!! Sadly no photos...but I am sending pictures of other stuff.we traveled to Tesano to get my new companion! His name is Elder Smith (Not related to the Prophet:) He has been on his mission for 18 months. He is the Zone Leader He is pretty sweet. He is "correct" which is a term which means that he obeys all the rules to the T. He is a way awesome dude and fun to work with.and were basically learning the area. So it's sweet. Elder Smith is helping me out a ton.we had church...it was nice...we then had a baptism!!! The new missionary with Elder Anderson got to baptize him! He was so excited and nervous all at the same time but it was amazing. After that because I am with the Zone Leader I traveled to Tesano for a meeting with the Stake President. So we met the other Zone Leader and his companion and the two Zone Leaders went to the meeting and I hung out with Elder Nielsen He is from Las Vegas (no he doesn't know the Bowdens in Vegas).
Lets start with where we left off...the three of us are enjoying just relaxing in the apartment and what not.
So because of everything thats happened I got transfered bedrooms and areas...so me and Elder Smith are opening a new area with 5 total investigators in our teaching pool. So we have to open a new area and basically go and find new investigators since we have no idea who Elder Ralph and Elder Essien were teaching.
Since Elder Smith is a Zone Leader he is in charge of a big group of missionaries. There are regular missionaries (Jr and Sr companions) and then there are District Leaders who are in charge of 4-10 missionaries. District Leaders do baptismal interviews within the district. However, if a District Leader needs a baptismal interview he calls the Zone Leader to do it for him. Well that means we got to go up to Nsawam (N Saw wam) because Elder Kelly (District Leader of Nsawam) needed two interviews! YAY!!! All day trip. Nsawam is in the bush...but it is in the Tesano Zone nevertheless so we got to travel for two hours to Nsawam. Then we got to spend 7 hours in Nsawam...ya...tell me about it...but one of the members fed us a nice plate of rice and stew. It was good. Then we traveled home to Tantra Hills for our weekly FM at Queen Mothers...I am not sure if I have told you about her...if not I will tell you next week.
Once they were done we all traveled to Tantra Hills because the other Zone Leader just became a Zone Leader and didn't know how to do numbers so Elder Smith helped him out...that was a 4 hour experience. So like I said 4 hour experience so we called the Office Elders to come and pick the two elders up to take them home and their attire was hilarious. (Please put the pictures on the blog) it was truly a sight to see. Then again it was 10 in the evening. LOL! Elder Anderson cooked brownies in the microwave which was awesome. If anyone would like to send brownies or cake mix or any sorta goodie that goes in the microwave I will give you a bigger hug when I come home.
Speaking of coming home! I hit my 5 months mark last week. Awesome! I cannot believe it has been 5 months. Seems like only yesterday I arrived at the MTC.
And now today. We played Basketball today which was super fun. The APs, and everyone in the District was there. Epic games of basketball went down. I am tired now. So I am going to go home and sleep. Enjoy the rest of your week and stay tuned for another amazing episode of "How Ghana is going part ???"
LOVE ELDER BOWDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!