This week has been sweet honestly. The highlight of the week was our Mission Leadership Council and transfer news came... First of all our MLC was really great!! We talked about the progress of our mission and some of the things that are holding the mission back from really really baptizing a lot. In the month of November our mission baptized around 100 people, that is about 1.2 baptisms per companionship, which if you compare to some missions in the world, its pretty dang good, but if you compare it with the missions here in the west Africa area, its low.. our mission should be baptizing a LOT more than we are, but there are a lot of little little dumb things that are holding back the progression of the work, but we had an amazing council about repentance and how we can help all our missionaries to be more dilligent and obedient in the work. We are really trying to help our Zone to apply this council, and we will be having our Zone council next two weeks. I am really excited to hold that Council.
Also with the 'Light the World' going on, we were glad to be able to do some service this week, every day we are trying to do small acts of service, but yesterday (Friday) we went to our recent convert's (Stella) house and we did some major weeding in front of their house. We have really been seeing a change of mind and heart with her brother Kw (not a real brother, but another guy who rents in that house) but we are hoping that we can get some progress going with him and get him to church.
The news is in, and well I am glad to say that I'll be staying in Nkawkaw for Christmas because we are really planning for a WHITE Christmas, not a snowy Christmas, but a Dressed in White Christmas for a few baptisms. We have some people who are really progressing towards baptism who we are hoping to baptize on Christmas day!! Those people are Fra and Kw and possibly Kf too depending on their coming to church and continuing to keep commitments with us.
I love this time of the year, Christmas tunes have been ringing in our apartment for the last week and we are really trying to light Nkawkaw with our service. I know that the Savior Jesus Christ came to this Earth. One Scripture that we are focusing on as a mission for this season is Isaiah 9:6 which says
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace..
I love this scripture, when i read it, i read the Titles really slowly and ponder the meaning of each on individually. I know that Jesus Christ is my Wonderful Savior, and I am trying to come unto Him each and every day, i pray that you will do the same. I love you all and hope and pray that you have a great week!!
Love Elder Porritt
Our MLC meeting with the crew haha