Monday, April 14, 2014

My Dearest Kelly....

     Greetings my friends and family all around the world and KELLY. Well, this past week was very eventful. There are a few events that happened that need to be talked about and you have been begging for a long email, so if you're not in a comfy seat, you might want to get one because you're going to be here for a while.

     So now we get into the story, the day is Seventh April, two thousand and fourteen of our Lord and Saviour, the place is Ghana, the time, about 6 pm Ghana Standard Time.

     I was just arriving at the apartment, about to end the wonderful day I had had at the Internet Cafe'. When I arrive I soon discover that two members of my District are no where to be found. Well, back up, they had gone on a journey to a place called Kaneshie Market. Their names (names have been changed) are Elder USA and Elder Nigeria and they do not like each other and have been butting heads for this whole transfer.  Well, the Zone Leaders inform me that something is up, and that I need to be around for when the two Elders arrive.
     I wait and around 7ish the two arrive.  Elder USA asks if he can speak to me upstairs (it is obvious that he is not a happy camper). We go into my office (aka bedroom) and he just starts to tell me about his day. I do not need to go into details about his day, but just know that what he witnessed was not appropriate for any missionary to see happen. So he reports what happened, as he should of, and I right away call President Hill, because this is bad. Elder USA then tells President Hill everything he has just told me over the phone to President (for later info his story takes about 20 to 30 minutes to tell me), while he is doing that I go and talk to Elder Nigeria to get his side of the story.

     So Elder Nigeria's side of the story is basically the same as Elder USAs, except he takes about 2 minutes to relate it to me and ya...story checks out, nothing more to question...moving on.

     Now we move to Tuesday: today we have Zone Training, which is basically a really long meeting where the Zone Leaders instruct and try to motivate us to be better missionaries. That sort of jazz... Any who, meeting is nice, and we want to go to lunch.  Elder Nigeria is causing more problems as he doesn't want to come with his companion, so Elder Bay, a good old Zone Leader, takes Elder Nigeria home because he doesn't really care whether or not he goes out to lunch or not, so they leave and head home and the rest of us go to lunch.

     While we are at Lunch, President Hill calls me telling me that he is on his way to the apartment to talk to Elder USA and Elder Nigeria. Ok, Elder USA is with us, so how are we going to do this?  No worries, the other Zone Leader, Elder Kelly takes him home and we get the food to go because we had just ordered and the food wasn't ready yet.  We get the food after Kelly and USA have left and we quickly head home to see the action.

     Nothing happens...President Hill talks to them both, and then goes on to say that they are ok and that nothing needs to change...ok.

     Tuesday Night...the time is 11pm, Elder USA gets a phone call...YOU (Elder USA) is getting an emergency transfer to a completely different Zone! WHAT!!! President Hill just figured out that if they stay together that nothing was going to change and that they would just continue to hate each other. So Emergency Transfer...

     Wednesday...APs arrive and pick up Elder USA and Elder Nigeria...two hours later they arrive with Elder Nigeria and his new companion, a ward missionary serving with us named Brother Chea from Liberia. So nothing else really happens on Wednesday.

     Thursday... Nothing else happens... rains...teach six lessons, suck it Satan!

     Saturday...Exchanges with Elder Bills to do two baptismal interviews for him, they both pass! YAY!              

                                                     LIGHT OFF WHEN I GET HOME!!!!

                                                                          ya... moving on...

     While I am with Elder Bills, Elder Kelly is with Elder Heaton (my companion), are out doing a baptismal interview for me and Elder Heaton, well...back up again... Elder Kelly used to serve in this area. He trained someone in this area. Anyways, he is walking around with my companion heading to the person he is about to interview and he points at a compound just a little ways ahead and says, Elder Heaton, we used to teach a man in this compound. We stopped however because another man prevented him from progressing, (strong anti mormon) and totally stopped them from teaching this other guy. Well, Elder Kelly points at the gate, and Elder Heaton says, ya we are going into that compound to interview our guy. Elder Kelly is a little scared but still goes in. Brace yourself, the Anti Mormon who over a year ago tried to destroy the Mormon church, is the same guy that me and Elder Heaton are preparing for baptism next week. Elder Kelly is still in shock!  He has no idea how me and Elder Serassio contacted him and how finally me and Elder Heaton have prepared him for the waters of baptism. Atonement at Work People! IT IS REAL!!!!

     Sunday....Nice day, get ready for church, go to Church, did I mention that our Bishop has no counselors at the present day. That is why we have been trying to do all we can to help the bishop with the work. Great news is that we had a Baptism!!! Awesome!!!  Today was awesome!

                                                           check the other page for more.

     One thing is this whole time Elder Nigeria and Brother Chea have completely isolated themselves from the rest of the apartment. It is sad, but it is what it is. We learn and move on. Things have quieted down since then which is really good. It just makes for trouble. Always locking their door, either locking themselves in or locking themselves out...I don't know why, but trust is down in the apartment, everyone has started to do it because of them. SIGH...

    Well, friends, family, annoying people, and children, that is all. The story ends. 


Elder Ty M. Bowden

This is for Jack Kelly, who is sitting right next to me...USA > England

Back Up (again)
Elder Kelly, claims he is from England, but when you really get to know him it turns out that he is from South Africa. So don't let his English Accent fool any of you because he is truly an African and not a proper English Gent. Ta Ta for now, I am off to have tea with the queen. He Lies... LOL



1 comment:

  1. Love you Elder Elder Kelly's mum!!