Monday, November 23, 2015


Hello there everyone!!
I hope everyone is having a great week!! Here in Ghana things have sure been better than the last few weeks.  For one, the teaching is getting a lot better.  We are seeing more people and we have been able to talk to and teach more people this week which sure has been great!
You all remember D and J, the two high school kids, well the last 2-3 weeks they have basically dropped off the face of the earth. they just stopped meeting with us completely. well this week we figured out it was because they went home for like 2 weeks because they had a short vacation from school but they are back and they are so so ready to learn more about the Gospel!!  So this week we have been teaching them a lot and that has been awesome!! We even went on Saturday morning and played basketball with them and a few of their friends at the high school which was soooo fun!   But man they have hops. The kids we were playing with couldn't make a normal shot to save their life but man they could hammer down.  They were dunking like it was nothing.  Although i don't think the rim was quite at 10 ft but they were throwing it down easy haha.  But we absolutely smoked them haha.  But seriously D and J are the best ever.  They are really serious about wanting to be baptized  and they show up to be taught all the time which is so so so awesome! We are hoping that they will be ready to be baptized by next week because there is a possibility that we wont be here for the next Sunday because that week is transfers.  But we wont be baptizing them unless they are really prepared because we don't want them to get baptized and then go less active two weeks later because that is something that happens a lot here in Ghana.. We have lots of less actives and that is one thing we are trying to work on too is to get them back to church.  But man. The work is going a lot better here this week that is for sure! 

But another sweet thing that happened Saturday when we were at the high school was absolutely crazy.  We were walking back to the entrance of the high school and D and J told us to follow them over to a big cement block thing and we couldn't tell what it was but we got up to the edge of it and you never would have guessed but a dang alligator jumped up and almost killed us hahahahaha.  I have now seen two alligators and i will say that i would not mess with one because they are so scary hahaha. Those things will snap whenever they want and you wont even see them coming for you.  Ha it is a good thing they have them caged up basically in a huge cement fort. But man it was sweet!!!
Well folks, I hope that all of you are doing awesome.  I want to encourage everybody that sees this to just keep pushing forward.  Enduring to the End is something that we are commanded to do. and to follow that commandment we need to:

1- keep the commandments.
2-repent of our sins always
3-partake of the Sacrament worthily each week
As a representative of Jesus Christ, I promise you in the Name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that Living the Gospel Principles WILL bless your life. Our Heavenly Father tells us: "I am bound when ye do what I say, but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise"
Live the commandments, live worthily, and you will be blessed. That is a promise. The blessings may not come how or when you think or want, but they will come.
I love you all so much and hope that you have an amazing week!!
Elder Porritt

We found a shop that has American candy!!! hallelujah!!

 Ghana doesn't know what Thanksgiving is but You already know that Thanksgiving will be a party with an American companion. We will be following a strict schedule this Thursday, but man we might need to fast Tuesday and Wednesday to be able to live through all of Thursdays activities:)

 This small boy wasn't exactly fun to see... we will just say that the insectiside spray was busted out in record time.

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