Monday, January 10, 2011

January 10, 2011 {Email}

It is crazy how much i am beginning to love this place! Africa is sweet and i think i am actually starting to fit in a little bit. Not by my looks of course ha, but by the culture and the way people communicate with eachother and the small things that they do. For example today we went to the central market and i saw a sweet yellow Barcelona jersey that i had been looking for. The guy wanted 15 cedis, but i only wanted to pay 7 because that is what everyone else gets theirs for. I guess 15 is the price for a white man or something ha? But anyways i told him 7 and after some negotiating i got it for 7!!! I was so proud of myself haha i had actually bargained like a Ghanaian. These people are sweet and i love the way that they live their lives.

This week has been a bitter-sweet week. The down part of the week was our visit to Jennifer, she told us that she was not going to be able to leave her church for another month or so. I guess her pastor is not making it easy for her at all. Her enthusiasm just wasn't there this time, it made me so depressed to see her like this after i had seen that light come into her life. We don't know what will happen but we are still going to keep trying and hope that she will be able to put her trust in the Lord to take the steps necessary to be baptized into the church that she knows is true.

We also met up with Emanuel for the first time in 2 weeks since he had traveled for the holidays. We were planning on just a regular see what was going on with him visit but it turned into him committing to baptism! I don't know where it came from but it was awesome! We have a couple other investigators that are getting close to being committed. Hopefully we can have a baptism at the end of the month! That was the ultimate highlight of the week as sportscenter would say ha.

Everything is just great! I hope everything is well with all of you back home. Have a great week!

I love you all,

Elder Zack Rogers

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