Thursday, June 30, 2011

Good Day!

The last Monday before the Sabey's left we had a special zone conference with 6 of the 9 zones in our mission. The other 3 zones had met together the previous Monday in Kumasi. President and Sister Sabey gave their farewell talks (yes I was in tears the entire time). After the meeting we had a very good lunch and then went to a soccer match!

We rented a soccer stadium in Cape Coast and had a football (soccer) tournament. President Sabey was the ref and the rest of us watched. Elder Akoki who went home to the Ivory Coast a few transfers ago travelled back to Cape Coast for the Sabey's final zone conference. It was wonderful to see him again. He said he wasn't missing wearing a white shirt and tie while watching a ballgame in the hot sun...but I'm sure he really was! :)

Good council...good food...good company...good fun...good day!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Faithful People of Bibiani

This is a story of faith and perseverance. Bibiani is a community where several non-members meet to hold church. They are not allowed to be baptized because they are far from any church presence. They faithfully read their scriptures, pay tithing, and many other donations. They meet together every Sunday in this old building. They fast and pray quite frequently that the LDS church will come there and allow them to be baptized.

Here the youth of the Bibiani congregation meet outside for a combined primary and junior Sunday school lesson. The day we attended they had over 50 people at church. They have had over a 100 people in the past but since they cannot be baptized some eventually loose interest. On the day President Sabey left the mission he requested permission from the Area Presidency to baptize these faithful people and send missionaries to Bibiani.

Here we are with some of the faithful after our visit. The man on the far left "Brother Turkson" watches over the little flock and keeps them hoping for the glorious day. These are very spiritual and faithful people who truly deserve to be baptized into the Lord's church.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Saying Good-Bye

Our hardest Temple Trip yet. We not only had to say good-bye to some of our dearest missionaries but also to our dearest friends, Jani and Michael Lamb. We loved serving with them and look forward to seeing them when we return.

The "last supper" with Elder Akoki, Elder Nathanial, and Elder and Sister Lamb.