Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bath Time

There are a few things we see every day on the streets of Cape Coast that are simply endearing, bath time is one of them.

After I took the pictures, Dave asked, is it a boy or girl? No idea, but I do know he or she is very clean!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Departing Missionaries

Every six weeks we go to Accra to attend the temple and bid farewell to our departing missionaries. These four missionaries flights were delayed an extra day. So Wednesday morning we said our final goodbyes before we headed back to Cape Coast to Elder Kamara from Sierra Leone, Elder Wolfgramm from USA, and Elder Yapo and Elder Vanie from Corte d'Ivoire.

Elder Saunders presented Elder Kamara with a special certificate he made for him.

On Tuesday we said goodbye to two more of our sweet sister missionaries, Sister Izidor and Sister Awuna both from Nigeria. We love our missionaries!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Buzz

After 18 months of sweating Elder Saunders finally said, "Enough, shave it all off!"

Antoinette, our hairdresser in Accra, buzzed off all of Elder Saunders beautiful gray hair! at last!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Growing in Members, Love, and Unity

Here we are with the newest members of the Abakrampa Branch. Don't worry we aren't baptising them younger than 8. The little girl by Sister Saunders just happened to be wearing white and snuck into the picture right before it was taken.

Elder Smith and Elder Joseph with the new converts. Yep, the Elders serving in the Abakrampa Branch right now are none other than...Joseph and Smith!!

This is the crowd from Apakrampa that came to witness the baptism. Once again we loaded up the van twice. The first time we transported 23 members (in a van that's made to fit 15) and the second trip we brought 33 more! The unity and love in our little branch continues to grow with the numbers! For 2009 we averaged 65 in attendance at Sacrament meeting. In 2010 it was 75.97 and so far this year we have averaged 96.62 members. Sunday we had 130 members in Sacrament meeting, our all time record! We must give credit to the full-time elders and church service missionaries for the amazing growth in numbers and spirit!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Saying goodbye to Elder Woodhouse in February 2010. Dave could barely hold back the tears.

Saying "Hello" to now, Kyle Woodhouse when he returned with his parents for a visit. It was so good to see him again and to meet his wonderful parents.

Hey look, for the first time Elder Saunders is taller than Elder Woodhouse! The visit went by so fast, too soon it was time to say goodbye again. We are so grateful for the amazing missionaries we have worked with. We will always love them!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


English really is the "official" language of Ghana and here's a billboard that proves it!

We have seen these billboards, different pictures same words, all over Cape Coast! Every time we see another one we can't help but smile!