Last week was a very busy one for the Ghana Accra West Mission. 3 of our missionaries returned to their homes "With Honor" after completing their 2 years here, including one of our original Assistants, Elder Kyeremateng. We had 18 new missionaries come from the MTC, a major transfer (which were are referring to as "Fruit Basket" since there were so many changes) and a Mission Leaders Council.
Below, the final photo of the Office Elders, President Hill and the Assistants before the transfer.
Waiting for President Hill to finish his phone call. (something that happens often:)
Our original Office Missionaries - set up operations for the Ghana Accra West Mission from the beginning................THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
Missionaries returning home, here with President and Sister Hill, wearing their traditional banners given as a departing gift (which includes their name and the mission name).
Departing missionaries after our time together in the temple.
Luggage lining church halls.
First order of business, writing letters home to let families know of safe arrival in mission.
Training time - new missionaries. We have 17 Elders -15 from the United States, 1 from Kenya, and 1 Elder and 1 Sister from South Africa.
He said his Mom promised him he'd need to play the piano on his mission. Her prophecy came true on his first day:) He did a great job!
Graduation day - from our first MTC group in August, officially & successfully completing the first 12 weeks of missionary training and service.
Exciting week - great new missionaries - what a JOY to serve in the Ghana Accra West Mission!