President Hill and I drove to Asamankese with Elder and Sister Vinson last Thursday for our first day of the Mission tour with all of the Elders and Senior Couples from our 2 Bush Zones - Abomosu and Asamankese.
Driving to the Bush gives a whole new meaning to "Road Trip"! :)
Apparently, the word got out that great things were happening at the chapel in Asamankese as evidenced by the cattle rushing down the road to get there, too :) We generally see goats on our drive, not cattle!
Getting the chapel set up before our meetings start.
Is our music ready?
Elder and Sister Vinson with our Asamonkese Senior Couple, the Nielsons.
Our Assistants - ready to go!
Almost ready to go!
Part of the program, a discussion about working with ward leaders.
Below: Ghana LDS Pioneers, President and Sister Abu, from Abomosu. As President Hill shared with the missionaries, the history of the church in Ghana is now a heritage for all of us serving in the Ghana Accra West mission. President Abu shared his conversion story, which occurred shortly after the 1978 revelation of the Priesthood for all men, as well as his experiences since then as a church leader in Ghana. This wonderful couple joined the church in the early days and remained strong through serious persecution during the "Freeze" in Ghana. For a period of 18 months beginning in mid 1989, the members of the church were not allowed to meet and especially in Abomosu, a small village where the church was strong. This wonderful man was imprisoned several times and his wife said, "I never knew when the police took him away if I would see him again." I said, " I guess, perhaps more than any of us, you can understand what Emma went through when the Prophet, Joseph, was taken from their home." She smiled and said, "Yes, I can!" They are a wonderful example of faith for our missionaries!
President Abu is now serving again as a Branch President in Asoum, in the Abomosu District. The Abu's with Elder and Sister Vinson.
Goodbyes, as Elders get ready to return to their areas.
A wonderful, inspiring day together with each other and Elder and Sister Vinson.
I'm planning on posting the Mission Tour in Kaneshie (Accra) later today. Sorry, this week has been a challenge with working on a new computer, slow/intermittent internet and last minute change of plans, including this morning. Off to an Open House in Ofankor and then hopefully, back to the computer this afternoon. I figure if I don't get this much up now who knows when?