Monday, August 8, 2016

The Work Goes On!

Aug 8, 2016

Hey everyone,
This week was actually a lot of fun!
We have been preparing three people for their baptism this week, Bill, Esther, and Beauty. It's been a great experience being with and teaching these three, I'll tell you about how the Service was next week but I'll show you the photos in a couple weeks.

We've had great members with us this week, I am so grateful for their willingness to serve and teach! We really wouldn't make the progress we have without their help. Members are the key, here and at home. 

Sunday was pretty cool, First Sundays of the month are always packed! So many people show up only on the first Sunday. The service was great though, wonderful testimonies that I needed to hear. Towards the end of the service I was called in to the Branch Presidents office for a meeting. Now there are two branches in the building we use, Caldwell, and Upper Caldwell. Elder Degen is in the other branch. Turns out the two branches are coming together to host a little send-off party/fireside for the two of us plus a couple other missionaries who are leaving soon. That'll be Saturday, after the baptism, so that day should be great.

Also today we had some fun! Being Elder Degen's last pday before he goes home next week, we met up with a few other Elders to eat Ghanaian fufu, go to a bakery and walk some train tracks! There are some tracks here that run from the docks to way inland, these tracks fun 50 yards in front of my house and it also crossed the road via a bridge by the restaurant. So after taking photos with the Elders and the bakery owner, we did the next logical thing which was to climb the adjacent hill and get on the bridge! Now don't worry about the train, it hardly passes through and people walk the tracks all the time, but the bridge was just fun to be on, sweet pictures! But like I said, I'll show you those myself soon enough.

Looking forward to another great week ahead, more work and more joy. And the funny thing is that is always continues. I'll never finish the work, when I go, another Elder will replace me and work on what I left behind. We can never finish the work, but we're not meant to, we're here to do our part, and to do it well.
Elder Verdoni

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