Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Missionaries!



In January and February we had a couple of occasions to gather our missionaries together. 

Elder Bednar, Elder Clayton and their wives visited Ghana while in Africa - which was wonderful and inspiring!  What a blessing for us to be able to be with them!  We were also able, for the first time, have all of our missionaries gather in Accra at the temple site to hear Elder Bednar in a special Missionary Devotional. What a wonderful time!
Below is our official Mission Picture (several versions, to make sure every missionary can be seen):
 



 And the unofficial versions:)








In February, we had 3 days of Mission Tour with Elder and Sister Dube, from our Area Presidency.

 The missionaries from the Kaneshie and Asamankasie Zones at the Kaneshie Chapel


The missionaries from Tantra Hills and Kasoa Zones at the Odorkor/McCarthy Hills Chapel





The missionaries from Abomosu and Tesano Zones at the Tesano Chapel :
 

Transfers change the face of the Zones regularly so I'm just going to post group pictures below of  previous Zone Meeting Group Shots this year: (You may notice that some of these shots include missionaries who have returned home:)

Kaneshie Zone at Kaneshie Chapel:


Kasoa Zone At Odorkor Chapel:



 Asamankese Zone:



FYI:
We have:
130 Full Time Missionaries
2 Senior Couples
14 Sister Missionaries
12 Missionaries returned home in March
15 Missionaries coming from the MTC April 30

We have or have had missionaries serving from all over Africa including:  South Sudan, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Togo, Benign, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Angola, Nigeria.
From the islands: Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Philippines, Australia.
From England.
From the United States:  Utah, Arizona, Idaho, California, Montana, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Washington.
A diversity of cultures, languages, dialects and customs.  As we call it:  A MINI UNITED NATIONS1

We have 3 Stakes and 2 Districts in the Mission.  
Since we've been here there have been 5 wards/branches split, making these 5 into now 12 units.

The Lords work is growing in Ghana.  As President Hill Says: "We're Going Great Guns in Ghana!!"

I share my theme: We're on a JOY ride! (Thanks Mormonads)