Today's letter is quite long, but wow, what an awesome week it was here in the heat of Ghana!! Last time you heard from me, I was in the real heat of Tamale, in the Northern Region of Ghana. Well since then, we have been on exchanges up there, and returned back home here to Kumasi on Wednesday. Thank goodness we have been getting some HUGE rainstorms too! The lightning and thunder here is actually quite scary though. If you think back home we have big storms, well I'm sorry for your imaginations, because any small storm here puts a giant storm back home to shame. The big storms here are ones where you are scared to even be outside at all. In fact, I believe it was Thursday evening, a big bolt struck either right on the mission home or right next to it and the power blew out right as the lightning and thunder boomed, and now some of the appliances don't even work here in the mission home, pretty crazy.Well there have definitely been some great highlights to this week, the biggest was definitely having the wonderful opportunity and blessing to be able to watch all 5 sessions of General Conference!! I am so thankful for modern technology that enables us to be 7,000 miles away from Salt Lake City and still be able to watch live the counsel and words of Prophets and Apostles of God!! I would be lying if I told you I had a favorite talk from this Conference because so many of the talks were so amazing!! As always, Elder Holland blew the roof off, and President Uchtdorf had some amazing words, but just a few quotes I wrote down really are sticking with me up to this point that I would share.
I love you all,
Elder Hunter Porritt
This was last week at the Bolgatanga branch, this was about half of the youth class
Long story short, we found crocs while proselyting and got to take pics with them, sweetest moment ever!
This is our apartment Elders, the other companionship is Elder Motloung (my previous companion from Agona) and Elder Sewell from St. George