Sorry this email is coming soooo late today. Our power was off all day and then when it finally came back on there were problems with the cafe’s in our area so right now we’re in winneba at almost 9 doing our emails. I won’t lie I’m not in the best mood right now. we had to fight a rainstorm right when we left the house and now everything is just muddy when we try to walk anywhere. whatever not too big a deal. I don’t remember exactly what kind of stuff happened last week. I know last week was really off. I went on splits twice. One with my new district leader Elder Weaver and then again on Friday with the ZL’s. John Taylor wont’ be baptized for at least another month or so. Weaver thought it better to wait and make sure he’s coming consistently for another month before he’s baptized. We don’t want to baptize him just so he can become less active later. It was a good call because John didn’t come to church this sunday. We went and weeded our yard on thursday with cutlasses. That was fun I still need to learn to do it better but hopefully by the end of mission I’ll have it down. Anyways the point is we ended up not having weekly planning this past week so we might be wandering a bit more than usual. On saturday we had a storm. The Ap’s had stayed the night so that they could go get water to another area in our zone. Elder Dikane and I weeded for a less active. When we came back just ate and chilled for a bit and got ready. Finally we headed out and a big storm decided to roll through.We took shelter at Cyril’s mom’s restaurant. We were sitting in enclosed space so the rain wouldn’t keep getting us when all of the sudden I see everyone start getting up and rushing out of the shack. Cyril’s mother fell and then I hear a Bwoosh! I thought the wind was blowing things off the roofs or something. When rush outside The 80 or 90 foot phone tower that was right next to us had collapsed. I was literally sitting like 15 or 20 feet away from the base of that tower. It fell down the other way and just completely demolished a row of shops that had been there. Elder Dikane and I went to go see what was up and went to see if anyone was in the wreckage but I guess everyone was out side of all the shacks fortunately. The tower took out the power lines and things. There was big game on that night for the champions league soccer, Chelsea against bern or something. Surprisingly they got power up in most places that same night. I think it was for the game. The next morning we got power. I was impressed I’ve never seen Ghanaians work that fast or that hard. this sunday we got Cyril confirmed and I’m jsut wondering if patricia gave you a pic yet. He keeps asking about it. Besides that I don’t know. I feel like I’m working hard but we’re not having people to teach and I’m not sure why. this next week I’m going to work on having gospel conversations and contacting and hopefully things will change. I don’t trust these computers to connect my camera to them so sorry maybe next week. Hope all goes well. Good luck on your endeavors.
Your first Elder,
It was freakin’ sweet talking to all you guys yesterday. I won’t lie part of my fast went to the skype and or call working out well with no problems. Looks like it paid off. When Elder Bunker did it the sound was super sketchy when his video was on and so for half the time his parents couldn’t see him. He didn’t get to talk too with his gf either. She was talking through a cell phone into skype. Elder Dikane was running up and down trying to get the phone to have a good connection and elder abioye had to wait forever for his mom to come home. I lent him 5 cedi’s of credit so he could talk to his mom because it ran out. Elder Dikane is doing great. Not to rag on anyone or anything but I would take Dikane over hansen any day. It’s not that he’s more capable or anything but he just has a better attitude about the stuff and so he ends up doing more. I didn’t realize it but I couldn’t push myself very hard when I was with hansen but with Dikane I actually get tired at the end of the day. I haven’t felt that in a long time. I’m trying to figure out how to best contact people from Asuoyeboa but haven’t quite gotten it yet. Avenger’s sounds awesome. Before it came out I knew it was either going to be really good or it was going to be trash. Fortunately it’s good, unfortunately I can’t see it for 18 months. AT least I’m not saying two years anymore. Anyways, I think the main bad guy you are talking about is Thanos. I assume he’ll be doing something with the infinity gauntlet. I would say he’s more of a avengers 2 bad guy with cameos and info coming out about him before in other movies. As for the 18 months that will just blow by. It sounds like a long time but it really isn’t. I had a dream the other night where I was home but the furthest I could remember about mission is where I am right now. I thought to myself that I’d wasted my mission and it sucked. That dream made me realize that I shouldn’t waste my time here. I’m not saying I have but I just need to make sure. Mike I’m not sure why the ordinance worker in the booth made you think of Samuel the Lamanite. That part didn’t quite connect for me. As for Elder Nzuki I think he’ll stay down in Cape Coast mission. As far as I’ve heard where people are now is where they’re going to be when the mission splits. Since he’s an AP he might have a higher chance of going back north to train another AP but I don’t know. I hope he stays down here because I don’t very people down here very well. Bunker will be going home and all the other guys I knew stayed up in Kumasi. I would know Abioye, Dikane, Nelson, Adair, Hansen. Nelson and Adair I never see. Oh well. Soooo I want you guys to look up something for me. In Doctrine and Covenants 132:26-27. It says some stuff that i don’t really understand. I get what it’s saying i think but it just sounds different so I want to know what you guys think of it. Just to give you guys heads up. In two months it’s my B-day,two months after that my year mark, and two months after that Christmas. I’m startin’ to think of stuff I might ask for if you would be so kind to send certain things. That’s all I got for this week. Peace out fams,
Yours truly ,
We Was Robbed
Sorry for putting all you guys together but too much happened this past week so deal with it. Anyways after email and proselyting on last monday we were all coming home at about 9 only to find that our front door had been kicked in. The zone leaders door had been kicked in as well because they lock it. Can’t say it was the most enjoyable experience but whatevs. Everyone had at least one thing stolen. The thieves stole my backpack, my alarm clock, and my watch (sorry Dad). Elder Hansen got his pack stolen too along with sandals, don’t know why you would steal sandals. What’s weird is that they didn’t take my jar of coins which had 40 cedis in it. Or my wallet that I hid under my pillow though they went through my bedding. Elder bunker had a head lamp stolen and some deodorant then Elder Nzuki got the worst of it. His radio that his mission father gave him, something else that was a little more expensive, and cd’s. These cd’s had pictures of the last 18 months of his mission. He definitely got hit the hardest. WE think it was some boys that sit on our wall at our compound. The next day we brought a guy in to help get everything fixed. the police were pretty much useless but we got some wood replaced around our doors and some nice metal gates to lock up now whenever we leave. It’s a bit of a hassle but needed I guess. I also got a new lock for my room door so now I can lock it up whenever I want. It’s cool I guess but I don’t care to use that much. Then we had transfers last Wednesday. Elder Hansen is off to be office elder. I’m happy but I’m sad too. He never learned to work hard. My new companion is Elder Dikane. He’s my first African companion. The only thing he’s from South Africa. The last little bit I would have thought of him as more of a pampered European. I could almost say he’s one of the whitest people I know. Most Africans usually seem to know how to do basic things but Dinkane doesn’t have a clue. I almost feel like I got another Hansen but this one has a better attitude about mission and Ghana. I think that will be the make it or break it. Attitude. Helping him out to get started has made me realize how much I’ve learned on mission so far. I can cook some things, talk to people and this and that. It’s sweet, Your little boy is growing up. Just remember I’m 150 pounds now. All muscle (I think). Anyways showing him how to do things and getting ready for Cyril’s baptism. He was baptized on Sunday done by yours truly. That kid is going to do great things one day. You can just tell. Thank you for getting a picture of Patricia Tomaz for me. He’ll be delighted. In fact I can tell him as soon as I finish up here because his mom is feeding us fufuo tonight. He also wants you to show a pic of him to her if I can get a pic to you guys tonight. Now as for next week I can skype OR I can call, I can’t do both. If I skype it’ll be around 9:00 am for you Dad and Vera and around 7 for you Mom and Mike. If we just call we can make it later in the day. If i call maybe an or two later than that. but I need a password and account and now I don’t know how to get them before next sunday. sooooooooooo I dunno. I’ll see if I can check email for those skype times to see if i can find a password and account but if not I’ll buy some credit to call you guys. Mom thanks for emailing Elder Nzuki, apparently it made his day. I hope you continue to do so. Anyways it’s nice to see that you guys (Mom and Mike) are doing well and improving in your testimonies. The email’s have a different fell to them this week. Dad all I have for you and Vera is something is something simple and it’s something I say everyday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the one true church on the earth. If you want to make it to eternal happiness and joy than all you have to do is take one step of faith in the small simple words of your son. Just give it a chance is all I ask and Heavenly Father will give you more than you could imagine in return.
From your beloved son, who is now a father
Elder Holder’s Misison President has a blog. In this week’s entry in had a comment and a photo of Elder Holder. The Mission presdinet’s blog address is
This has some extra info on the Ghana mission each week that Seku sometimes does not know ofr he doesn’t include in his e-mails. Thank You President and Sister Shulz