Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of you!! and Happy Boxing Day! (Ghanaian Holiday today the 26th)

Well this week was really sweet but we really struggled with the work. This week people around here were just going up and down to town and back and everone was busy busy busy. Nobody was keeping their appointments, and people were travelling like crazy. We struggled to teach our serious investigators this week. And to top that off, nobody came to church.. kinda discouraging. 

On the positive side, we did have about 60+ at church on Sunday, which is probably a branch record in Nkawkaw 2nd Branch. A LOT of members came to church, and it was nice to have my first full chapel here in Nkawkaw, even though the chapel is quite small compared to a standard chapel. 

Also another great part of the week was that a lot of the members have been bringing us food, or inviting us to come and eat at their houses. so we have been well fed this week, and we are going to our branch President's house tonight for another great meal. 

Sorry this email is short, but we are not having much time, and we just got done with the Nkawkaw District Cup between the 3 branches here in the Nkawkaw District. unfortunately we took....... last... we lost both football matches. On the positive, our branch won the volleyball tournament, so that was cool. 

I would like to just let you all know along with the Christmas season, that as much as we think about Christmas and all of that great stuff, we sometimes overlook the 23rd of December being Joseph Smith's birthday. I really am thankful that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to a 14 year old boy, and restored their gospel through him. I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to do a great work, and I know that I am continuing that work right now as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love the calling and responsibility that i have as a missionary. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and He is ALWAYS there for us as long as we go to Him for help. He is our light in these dark times. I love you all, and hope you have had a very merry Christmas, and have a Happy New Year. 

Love Elder Porritt

 Branch Health Walk on Saturday

Caroling on Saturday

Caroling on Saturday

Christmas Eve Dinner!!

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