Monday, April 25, 2011

Elder Adams now an AP April, 4 2011

Fine Morning,
Well it sounds like you are all doing really well. As for me the last few months have been pretty crazy as you know. Opening up the new group in Atonsu and then being called to be a zone leader in Bantama brought a lot of excitement to the work. It's been a really awesome past 3 weeks in Bantama and I have had some of the coolest experiences of my mission in these past 3 weeks.

First we had zone council this week so we traveled to Cape Coast on the bus on Tuesday morning and we arrived there that evening and we enjoyed dinner with the Sabey's and the Saunders and the Assistants. It was sweet. We slept over that night in the mission home the 4 of us Zone leaders from Kumasi, and then we had Zone Leader Council the next morning with all of the Zone leaders in the mission. After eating lunch following the zone leader council, we got back on the bus and went back to Kumasi. We arrived there late that Wednesday evening. It was a fun, but long and tiresome few days.

Second I would like to tell you about a guy named Bro. Morgan and this Sunday. I told you a little bit about him last week and the lesson that we had with him. Well here is the background to his story again. He became a member of the church more than 10-15 years ago, I'm not sure how long exactly. Through his conversion to the church his whole family also followed him and they were all baptized including all of the kids, 5 kids in number. Very solid family. Now fast forward to today.... his whole family is super powerful and active except him, he has been less-active for more than 10 years now. His wife is currently the 1st councilor in the Relief Society Presidency and is super powerful, and some of the kids are preparing for mission and all of the kids are fully active and love the church. Missionaries have been teaching and going to visit him for more than 5-6 years I think. So when we got to him he didn't really want to hear a whole lot from us, but then we had that super powerful lesson with him last week Sunday and he promised to come to church this week! WELL HE CAME!!!!!!!!! THE WHOLE FAMILY CAME AND SAT TOGETHER AND THE WHOLE WARD WENT CRAZY AND WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE HIM!!!!! So basically it was just amazing...... Also yesterday we had a baptism and Mame and Mother the 2 Muslim girls were baptized and that was super cool too! So yesterday was the sweetest Sunday ever in Bantama Ward! And I wasn't even there, I missed the whole entire thing because I was transfered again!!

Okay so here's where things get really crazy, pay attention. President had an emergency transfer with about 1/3 of our zone members in Kumasi. The two areas were burned and cleansed and all new missionaries came to those two areas in our zone. Elder Wright the current assistant was released and came to be the district leader in that area to assist and fixing everything and making the dead areas fruitful again. We, as I said Elder Wright was released.........That's when I received a phone call from President Sabey, only seconds after hearing about the transfer. This is all going on Thursday the day after getting back from Cape Coast. I'm sure that you will be as surprised as I was. I am the new assistant to President Sabey! Crazy right! And so I was sent back down to Cape Coast Friday morning with all of the elders that were transferred and now I am sitting in the mission office. It's been freakin insane! So I got here Friday night and that means that I wasn't at church Sunday in Bantama, and that I missed all that awesome stuff with Bro Morgan and the Muslim girls.

So that means that now I am companions with Elder Mackay again and will be I am sure until he goes home in 5 months. I have so much to learn. I was only a Zone Leader for 3 weeks and so I know very little about how things work and now I have to learn a lot more. It's a heck of a load, but man am I excited. So things are crazy right now. I hope you understand a little bit of this email, there’s a lot in there. Well I love you and I thank you for everything. Now just pray for me that I may figure things out really fast. Love you and take care.
Elder Adams

ps. I was practicing driving stick yesterday, it was ridiculous!!!!
pss. Elder Mackay has only been an assistant for 3 weeks, yup we are lost!!!!!!!
pss. I am working on the photos and burning a cd. I should send one off in the next week or two. Patience is a heavenly virtue, and heaven is eternal, so make that patience eternal haha. It's coming but I can't make in promises now my schedule is booked 24/7

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