Saturday, October 23, 2010

Always Room for One More

Elder and Sister Saunders with Philomena and her 3 month old son, Gideon. She was baptised by her father and joins the rest of her family as faithful members of the Abakrampa Branch.

Elder Saunders took the mission van to Abakrampa to pick up Philomena and her family for the drive to Yamoransa for the baptism. We were surprised when all these branch members were waiting to join us. They all piled into the van for the 15 minute drive! In Ghana, when one asks how many people can fit into a tro-tro (van) the answer is always "One more!" We have learned quickly that in a tro-tro and in the Church, there is always room for one more!

Elder Saunders loading the van back up with missionaries to head back to Cape Coast. It was a very good day!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"With God All Things Are Possible"

We have been driving the sister missionaries out to Apaakrom to teach Philomena Aggry-Fynn, twice a week. We love this family. The sisters' teach in Fante and I hold Philomena's son, Gideon. Right before we were ready to leave I noticed some writing above their front door so I wanted to take a picture of it and invited Florence and Philomena to be in the picture. "With God all things are possible". This represents the faith of this family. It is no wonder they readily embraced the true gospel when it was presented to them.

Sister Saunders doing her favorite missionary work...cuddling a baby! We rode out to a village from Apaakrom to visit Paul's family members. Since car seats are not an option here, I hold Gideon as we travel from one village to another. As soon as we hit the bumpy dirt roads he falls asleep in my arms. I guess he is used to movement since he usually travels on his mother's back.

Every time we would come to teach Philomena, her mother Florence would have prepared some snacks for us to munch on. She is so sweet! In this picture is Sister Anyango (holding Gideon), Paul, Elder Wright, Florence, and Elder Saunders (holding Moria). Elder Wright's companion and Sister Odebia were interviewing Philomena for baptism as we relaxed and visited in the "kitchen". This is truly what we missionaries call a "golden" family!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Teaching a Special Family

Elder Saunders is entertaining the youngest two children of the Aquah family, while the sister missionaries are teaching the two oldest children. The father John Aquah was baptized on the 2nd of October. He asked to be baptized before his family so that he could baptize them after receiving the priesthood.

Evening of John Aquah's baptism. His wife Veronica is standing to his left. She will be baptized with the two oldest children the end of October. Felicia Enchill was recently baptized and was instrumental in fellowshipping the Aquah family.

Felicia Enchill, Sister Anyango (Uganda), John and Veronica Aquah and Sister Odeibea (Ghana) after John's baptism.