Tuesday, January 26, 2016

We dey laughing well well.

Jan 24, 2015

Hello once again fam! As for me it was a very average week, which means it was good and pleasant. It makes me feel good to hear that things are moving along back home. Today we had a good zone activity and I'll send pictures. As for the work, we met plenty of people as usual and we are teaching a new family. As usual there is a language barrier but members and my Ghanaian companion help with that. The daughter can speak English and she is the one progressing the most. As most missionaries do, we struggle with getting people to church. We did have 2 women come and we are looking at baptizing them in February. It feels so good to have possible baptisms. Everyone is trying to do the best work they can in their area. I mentioned before, but my area is another village. It means it's difficult to find more people and even more difficult to find good English. Also it's a small branch so member support isn't always there. These members are a tight knit group however and they are willing to help when asked. We finally got some moisture this week. It stormed throughout one night and woke us all up. Since then there's been no sign of rain, but it should be coming. A quick update on my personal studies; I've been distracted with books and other things, but I have two books left to go in the Old Testament! I'll most likely finish it this week. Wow what a trip! After that I really want to do more New Testament, but I feel like I haven't been reading the Book of Mormon as much as I should. Our District is doing well and we're trying to come up with something fun to do in a couple of weeks. We'll see what happens. We have a somehow new missionary couple in the Mission called the Wardles from Washington. They're the supplies and nurse couple. They've popped in and out everywhere and came to our last District Meeting and our Zone activity today. They're a fun pair and it's really nice just to hang out with them for a bit. I was pleased to show off our clean apartment, but had to promise him we would maintain that cleanliness. I'd say we've done pretty well so far. I hope this habit of trying to stay clean will continue at home. My health is great and I'd say I'm probably at my best so far on mission in that regard. Well family. That's it for this week. Enjoy as always and keep smiling. 

-Elder Silva 

Jan 18, 2015

I just want you to know that I really did think twice before sending that mouse picture but... Well I just couldn't help it! This week has been a bit of up and down. We are working with a sister who lives far but comes to church on Sunday. We taught her at church on Sunday and she is wanting to be baptized. Miracles. Unfortunately, apart from her, we don’t have many to teach. We had a couple come close, but it's not looking good. I got the ipod and it's very nice. I'm adding a little CeCe Winans if that's alright, haha. We have a specialized training coming up this week with Pres. and Sis. Cosgrave. Apparently the Zone leaders are the ones instructing though. I'm also running out of things to instruct on as a District Leader. I've never been one to read a section and talk about what we read. I try to make mine memorable. I'll make it through this time, but if you have ever had any memorable instructions (if you can remember) could you let me know? It seems that the Hamatan is dying down and I'm itching for that first rainfall. I'll probably regret it when I run home sopping wet again though. It seems that all is well in that place called Idaho. Which country is that in again? Oh and by the way Mom's Pidgin had all of us cracking up. We dey laughing well well. Well all in all I'm still fine and still teaching. Greet one another with an holy kiss and keep asking yourselves "Is the Gospel still working for me?" It always does. Love you guys. 

-Elder Silva

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