-----------------------------------------Elder Ty M. Bowden, Ghana Accra West Mission--------------------------------------------
This blog is written by Elder Bowden and his family. When we receive a letter, picture or an update, it will be posted on here so all of his friends and family can see.
Ok everyone, I am here. Your favorite missionary in Ghana has returned for another awesome day of emailin. So we had quite a slow week, but it went by fast. Being companions with a Zone Leader is a lot different than being with a district leader of a regular missionary. A Zone Leader has a load of stuff that he has to do, plus on top of that the Zone Leaders in our zone are split and are not in the same apartment. That is rare. The other Zone Leader has to come to our apartment with his companion every Sunday night to help do numbers and what not. On top of that we have to travel to different parts of the area so we sometimes do not always have a chance in our own area.
For example this week, Sept 9-15th, we will only be in our area for a small time. Today is gone basically. FHE tonight doesn't really count...Tomorrow we have Zone Training (takes half the day), Coordination Meeting and PEC... then on top of that we are going on exchanges and I am going to have a brand new missionary following me around tomorrow. YAY!!! Wednesday and Thursday...Full Day to Teach...Friday...We have a mission tour...Elder Vinson of the 2nd Quorum of the Seventy, who is also the 1st counselor in the Area Presidency. So that will be pretty exciting to look forward too. Then we have Saturday in which we have another areas open house. So we will be heading to that to help them. So there goes Saturday. Then Sunday and we will stay home and watch football since we all have satellite tv...oh wait that's YOU!!! GAH!!! I am crying right now...
So last week? Tuesday we went out after District Council Meeting, then had coordination and PEC. Not really a successful day...Wednesday we did some contacting and had a better day, 5 lessons. Thursday we had a good day, 6 lessons, that was nice. And Friday, we traveled to Nsawam again. It was fun. 3 baptismal interviews so we had 6 total lessons but 3 were technically baptismal interviews but they count for us. Saturday...Saturday lets talk about Saturday can we? This was quite the interesting day. So Kweku, I will send pictures today, Kwek is one of our recent Converts that was baptized a few weeks ago but I forgot to tell you about. I will send pictures. But anyways, he stays with his grandpa and we see them quite often. Grandpa is not a member...yet... and on Saturday Kweku's grandpa was working on fixing the door handle on their front door. Well me and Elder Smith the handy men started to work on it thinking we can fix it fast and teach the grandfather then take Kweku out with us to teach people. Well...3 hours later and a few bloody knuckles and a slightly crooked doorknob...we fixed it... We then by that time had to go to Tesano because the Alajo area had their open house and we wanted to go help with theirs. It was a blast...from 4-7 we just kicked Satan .
So yup...I heard BYU won and that the Broncos are the best and are going to win the Superbowl this year.
So the MTC care-package I did get, the other one is lost somewhere in someplace...hopefully you will get it back in 2-3 months. I am upset about my seminary scriptures being lost. Thats 4 great years of scripture reading. But the MTC care-package was awesome. I love the biking gloves so much. Ghanaians think they are weird but I don't care. My hands don't hurt anymore. I still suggest that you sent the Flat Rate Envelopes because they are faster to get here and cheaper too. Still fit a ton of stuff in them.
OK SO WHO WANTS TO BE MY BEST FRIEND...WHOEVER CAN SEND ME A WAFFLE IRON I WILL GIVE YOU A HUG, WAFFLE IRON TO ME AND YOU WILL BE MY BEST FRIEND. SO WHO WANTS TO BE MY BEST FRIEND AND GET A FREE HUG?
Ok so question and answer time,
1. Sister Missionaries? Yes we have sister missionaries who are a great blessing. They come from all African countries.
2. Wildlife? Monkeys sometime, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs just roaming free. Elder Anderson killed a baby chicken by accident during the open house. Stepped on it.
3. Organ? NO, Keyboard. 88 keys and 3 settings. So it's ok.
OK! Well I am off. I hope to hear from more of you next week. If you have questions you want answered send them my way!!!