May 27, 2019


Akuse, Volta, Ghana


Elder Tollestrup

The best transfer news ever!!

Hey all,

Well, this week was pretty good. Everything is starting to come together and were having some success for some reason. We have about 10 baptisms coming up in the next transfer! It’s going to be a fun transfer.

We were on our way home one night this week and I saw a donkey so I stopped and caught it and jumped on it. It kept trying to reach around and bite me so I kicked it in the nose and it started crow hopping all over. It was fun and brought me back to my days with Statton riding the rope steers all over the arena haha! I got some good pictures.

Friday Elder D. Todd Christopherson came and spoke to the Accra mission and the Accra west mission. It was cool. We all got to shake his hand and then we had a meeting. It wasn't what I expected but it was still good. i was thinking there would be more instruction given.

Transfer news was supposed to come saturday but it came Sunday night for us. Lo and behold the news about put me in my grave!! Elder Jason Birdy Oldroyd is coming to Akuse to be my companion! It’s a miracle! Not only have we become best friends while we have been here but we have planned to go to snow together when I'm home. Now we get to be companions! I’m sad to say it will probably only be for 6 weeks. I think I might have to pull some strings and get president to let us stay together til he goes home. It depends on our success but I have a feeling we will have quite a bit of success together.

I don't have much else to say. Love you all have a good week.

love, Elder Orton

Pictures this week are me riding a donkey. A going home party we had for Elder Jones with our district.
The beautiful sunset here.
Stake conference with Christopherson. We took a picture of all of the missionaries outside the temple.
The talapia fish farms here.
He was wearing john deere!!


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