From leaving Houston, to the MTC, to my parents 89th birthday celebration, to saying goodbyes, to a new mission, meeting new missionaries, Zone conferences, missionary apartment visits, district meetings, transfers and getting our first missionaries from the MTC, trips to the "bush"& lots of new sights and sounds it has so far been quite an adventure!
I'll start with our first day in Ghana, but reserve the right to post later about the MTC and goodbyes.
Our adventure began with our flight to JFK airport. We met a Ghanaian Brother from Bountiful and 2 missionaries who were heading to the MTC in Ghana. Their flight had been delayed out of Salt Lake City and since they would have missed their flight in New York the missionaries got to spend the night at the home of the Elder from Bountiful. (That Mom got one extra night with her missionary son) As we were getting off the plane in New York we met Sister Reeves from the Relief Society General Board Presidency. She was off to pick up a son from a mission.
A mural on the wall just as we walked in the airport
Our new AP's, Elder Christensen & Elder Kyeremteng and Brother and Sister Wall, our office Senior couple, were there to greet us (after patiently waiting for our late flight - we found our later).
We met all of our missionaries in the first week. Here's a preview of those awesome missionaries!
Our first Tri-Zone Conference at Kaneshie Chapel.
Tri-Zone Conference #1
Tri-Zone Conference #2
Missionaries in the "bush" at Asamankese Chapel
We began with 93 missionaries, added 10 from the MTC July 10th and will add approximately 60 more in the next 6 months (sadly losing a few as they are released and return to their families.
Our first missionaries from the Ghana MTC!
I apologize if I missed missionaries. I'm trying to capture & share them all! More about our awesome missionaries next blog!