Thursday, March 4, 2010

Special Mission Conference

Tuesday, Feb 23rd we were priviledged to have Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, President Steven E. Snow, Elder Craig A. Cardon, and Elder John B. Dickson visit our mission for a special conference. Many missionaries traveled up to 4 hours to attend. Before the conference Elder Holland visited the mission home and met Fifi Imbrah, one of the first saints to be baptized when the missionaries came to Ghana over 30 years ago. Elder Holland encouraged us to savor and embrace every moment of our missionary experience. He referred to missionaries as angels in white shirts and blouses, with the gift of God in their hearts. He taught us the importance of obedience and called it the foundation for success. As he taught us the gospel and the significance of the atonement, the Spirit bore witness that he was indeed an apostle of our Savior Jesus Christ and what he taught was true!
Here we are with the assistants, Elder Woodhouse and Elder Kpanakau. This day was bitter sweet because after the conference Elder Woodhouse was leaving to go home to Colorado. We love him like a son and feel honored that we were able to work so closely with him in the office.
Saying our goodbyes to Elder Wright and Elder Woodhouse. These two young men taught us how to love and serve the people of Ghana without saying a word! They were both awesome missionaries and will be greatly missed!
We love all the missionaries in this mission. Elder Saunders is standing with Elder Mackay, Elder Ekaette, Elder Kwapong and Elder Mattia. The conference was over, the visitors had left and still we basked in the spirit by being surrounded by the amazing missionaries in this mission.

These sisters live near us and have been to our home for dinner where they each shared with us their conversion story. They are amazing examples of how to overcome adversity and turn to our Savior for strength. We love Sister Boima, Sister Awuna and Sister Coleman. It is truly a priviledge to associate with the elders and sisters in our mission. We feel the love they have for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the people of Ghana. They are indeed angels with the gift of God in their hearts!


  1. Oh my goodness! What an AMAZING surprise to see a photo of our son on your blog! You were so kind to do that. I e-mailed the link to my husband at work. He later told me that when he saw the photo he just broke down in tears. Thank you so much from the MacKays!

  2. You will have friends all over the world! What an amazing opportunity to meet Elder Holland.