Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nov 1: Matahecko

Sam's email from Nov 1:

"Dear Family,
Thank you so much for the emails. They were completely awesome. Mom thankyou for washing the Boat i am very proud of of you. I know that is is not easy at all. Dad i am very happy to hear that your cancer Markers have gone back down. Its good to hear that you guys enjoyed your Halloween. I was curious to know if it was going to be big this year.

As for me things are going pretty well. Right now we are teaching a way sweet lady named sister G. We contacted sister G one of the first days i was in Mataheko. She is an older women that sells rice on the side of the road. We have been teaching her for a while and it has been really cool to see her progress in the gospel. At first we invited her to come to church and she told us that she doesn't go to church because all the people she sees go to church are Hypocrites. We continued to teach and slowly but surely she has had a change of heart. We talked with her a lot about baptism. We invited her to be baptized and she accepted. After she accepted she starting asking a ton of questions about the commandments. She asked us if it was bad to drink alcohol, even a little? we of course told her yes and explained why. Then she said " well i guess that means i need to stop drinking, my daughter will be happy i learned this, because she hates it when i drink" The she told us about how her and her daughter always fight when she drinks. I thought it was really cool that the gospel just has a way of changing peoples lives. It just makes them realize the little things that they can do to make there lives better. I remember when i was with elder Madamombe, people used to always ask us if the church would help them. They we really asking if the church would give them money to start a business. I never know what to tell those people, but when i became companions with elder Madamombe he used to always say the church will help you to help your self. And now that i think about it , that is very true. The gospel is now helping Sister G to help her self.

Mom you asked a question about V, the fastest man in Ghana. His baptism was coming up, and his work called him to go away so i haven't really heard from him. But Elder Madamombe told me he is back in town and they are planning to go and teach him this week. So i hope very much that they will be able to help him out. I miss going to see all the people in Burma camp.

I am enjoying being here in Matahecko. The only hard thing about this area is that the people are not very open to letting us teach them. In Cantonments i could just go up and see some people pounding FoFo and join in and they would almost always let us teach them, but here in Matahecko i am among the Gaa people. (Gaa is a tribe in Ghana, like twi, but not twi) The Gaa are nice people, but they are not as open as you would think to letting us teach them. So right now we dont have a lot of people to teach, but now we are trying to work more with the members and hopefully that will get us some more people to teach. I think that will be easier than contacting all day. But then again working with members is not as easy as you would think. I will let you know what happens.

As for everything else i am doing good. Elder Jones and I are enjoying being together. I am glad that everyone is doing good. Well thank you again for all the emails i love you all a ton.

Sincerley Elder Beck"

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