Monday, January 26, 2015

A lot has changed.

Well let's just say that there's too much to say. A lot has changed and I don't have much time to write. I can't remember if I told you, but my new companion is Elder O from Nigeria. He's a good guy and we get along very well. My new area (Efiduasi) is big and spacious. It takes me about 20-30 minutes to walk to my area. Much more walking than Obuasi, but it's going well. District Leader is going fine. My district is only two companionships so numbers are easy. We live together in the chapel, so going to church is literally a foot out the door. I'm in a branch again and this time it's much smaller. There were about 15-20 people at church on Sunday. The branch is powerful, however and that helps bring alot of confidence to me. During my earlier times in Obuasi there was alot of drama going on in the branch. I was actually nervous to bring my investigators to church. Here however, I wish all of them would come to church every Sunday. This branch is really good. One of my roommates is Elder M from Tonga. He was my MTC companion. It's sweet to catch up with him. He had a tough time speaking English in the MTC, but he's come a long way. His companion is Elder K, also from Tonga. They are the first two Tongan missionaries to ever come to this mission. Yeah my district is pretty famous. ha. All in all the area is doing well. I'm in Kumasi right now, (the big city) it's about a half hour drive on p-day. It's nice to be here, since I can buy just about anything I need. Imported goods are still painfully expensive. A small pack of M&Ms were almost 20 cidis. That's 10 loaves of bread. yikes. Efiduasi is hot. My room was gauged at 90 degrees Fa. You can only imagine how hot it is out in the sun. haha. No washing machine. It rained on my clothesline today. oh well. In Obuasi nobody did anything for a living. Most men just sat around doing nothing and drinking alcohol. The women did most of the work, at shops or selling on the streets. In Efiduasi they do more and nobody is really jobless. Just alot of barbershops, general goods, street selling, some photo shops that sort of thing. Alright I gotta go. Catch you all next week!
-Elder Silva

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