December 13, 2021


Klagon, Accra, Ghana


Bucket showers

Yessah How be everyone. This past week was one of the best weeks I've had out here. It was full of hard work, but I've learned the harder I work the more blessings are poured on my head. For the first time in my life, I am comfortable with where I am and what I'm doing. Of course, my heart still aches for what I've left, but in the words of one of my favorite music artists, The Paper Kites, you'll hate what you've lost, but you'll love what you'll find. I love what I have found. 
Ended my 2nd transfer and life is cruising. We played some futbol at our zone activity and I scored a goal. Put respect on it. Hah it was sweet. Sad to have some of the boys leaving the zone. I have the feeling I'll be staying in my area for the first 7 months of my mission which is about to suck but the area is picking up which Is so good. Al the hard work is paying off. 
Our old boy Leonard accepted the invitation to be baptised this week and this is a memory I'll take into the eternities. I felt strongly prompted to offer the opportunity to be baptised and how great my joy was when he looked into my eyes and said, "Sure".  Lol sounds so lame but was so powerful I started crying. To add to it, his grandson Onasis who's a member, heard the news and couldn't believe it. The look of joy in his eyes pierced my soul bro. Made me cry even more. Trust me when I say never, never in my life have I felt more joy in my life. Truly amazing and indescribable.  Found my favorite drink, Arizona mucho mango. Worth the mention. Don't be too jealous Elder waite, it's not the same as our walgreens 2 for 1s. 
Our water has been off and on all week so we've had to resort to fetching water from a spiget in the wall. Not really sure where the water comes from but sometimes it's green and smells. Bucket showers. No lie, a nice way to take a shower. Try it sometime. It was about 2 days without water when I realised tge only person we needed to report the problem to was the Lord. It was all a matter of prayer. I pleaded with all the faith I had for a way to have water. Somehow, I knew that once I closed my prayer that water would flow from the fossit. Sure enough, not a doubt in my mind and water came. This experience has changed my outlook on faith. You can do anything with honest prayer and unshaken faith. Don't doubt, don't fear, just trust. 
 Luke 9:62 "and Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."  Those deciding whether to serve a mission or devote their life to Jesus Christ,  I hope you can find the strength to devote it all to the Lord. The bigger the sacrifice, the bigger the reward. 
Love you and miss you all individually like crazy. Keep the steez. Talk to you next week 
Nyame shirwo
Elder Loving 


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