Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September 12, 2011 {Email}

Well this week was awesome! Time is just going by way too fast. Elder Harris and all of his mt's will be leaving in like 3 weeks! It's so crazy! I don't even know what to think. Well as for Cape Coast, Elder Lawton and I are doing our best to find people that are ready for this message but it hasn't been as easy as we both had it in Kumasi. So our most serious person right now is from... KUMASI! Yeah ha she is awesome. Her husband weaves kente right across from the castle and we were referred to him a couple weeks ago. He has some problems and isn't quite ready to act on the message right now. As we met with him though his wife came and she enjoyed the message and said she would come to church. They both speak very small English and a lot of Twi. It's fun to have someone speak Twi since i don't hear the Fante at all ha. Anyways, Selena, the name of the wife has come to church the last two weeks! She enjoys it so much and says she will come every week as long as she is here. I don't know when they will go back to Kumasi, but i hope it's a long time away. She has been just a joy at church. She brings her 1 year old boy Junior as well and he loves it too. Always running around the Chapel with the other kids.

Our mission president has an awesome focus right now for the mission. He met with the stake president's and bishops this last week and told them how important it is for the missionary effort to be a combined effort from the members and the missionaries. As missionaries it is so hard for us to find people who will keep committments. Everyone is willing to listen but not really ready to keep commitments. If the members are involved they can introduce us to people who they know are ready to listen and keep commitments. Every ward had this introduced to them on sunday and by the end of this week each ward should have a goal of how many baptisms they will get by the end of the year. I'm so excited for it and how it will allow us to work more closely with the members. This could change the church in our mission. We could see some serious growth if the members do what they say they will do. It's an awesome view and direction that President Shulz has brought to this mission.
Everything is going great as you can tell. Today i had the best hamburger in Ghana! Elder Holmes came down from Assin Fosu, so that was way cool to see him again. I hope all is well back home. I love you all!

Elder Rogers

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