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Monday, May 12, 2014

Introducing Four of the Illustrious Instructors at the Ghana MTC

(Left to Right:  Sister Baidoo, Sister Gbetoryedzi, Brother Boadi, and Brother Boateng)

Sister Constance Baidoo - born September 20, 1985 in Accra.  Her family all joined the Church in 1998.  She served her mission in Cote D'Ivoire after learning French in the Provo MTC.  Her branch president, Mark Zimbelman, later became close to President Robison where they served together in the Branch Presidency for all the French speakers in the Provo MTC.

A testimony building experience of Sister Baidoo occurred when her family moved within Accra and could not find the Church for a month.  They noticed a huge void in the family by not having Sunday worship at the center of their lives.  Her little Brother was instrumental in bringing the family back to full participation because he saw the missionaries, kept tell his mom about it when at first she did not listen, and then said to the missionaries that his mom needed them.  They found out where his school bus delivered him and appeared at the door.  The family now has a testimony of the importance of the Church and the refuge that the home can be.

She has worked at the MTC since September of 2013 and has aspirations to be a travel agent, airline hostess or especially a mother.  She also wants to help abandoned children.

Sister Gbetoryedzi - born on November 3, 1988 in Achimota, Ghana.  Her parents are members as well.  She and her mom joined the Church in 1999 and her Dad followed in 2001.  She served her mission in the Nigeria Calabar Mission from February 2010 to August 2011 and said her biggest challenge was learning patient with difficult people.

Her goal?  To be married and sealed in the Temple.  This dream will be realized in December when she weds Michael Oti Akenteng, who served in the Nigeria Ibadan Mission.  She has taught in the MTC since August 2012.  Serving in the MTC is a realization of a statement made in her patriarchal blessing.  Her sister, who is now serving in the Nigeria Benine Mission was recently in the MTC, and was taught by her.

Brother Boadi - Was born in Kumasi.  He lost his mother from typhoid fever in 2005 and at the age of 14 found the missionaries through a member friend and joined the Church.  His father is not a member.  He as one brother and four sisters. He began teaching at the MTC last February and served in Cote D'Ivoire as a missionary from 2011-2013.  At that time French was not taught in the MTC, so he was here for three weeks.

 His goal is to become an accountant and he will begin his four year program in September.

He became reacquainted with a young lady named Sandra Touffour from Kumasi when she was in the MTC.  Since corresponding with her after the MTC, they both know that they will get married to each other at the end of her mission.

Brother Boateng - was born on April 5, 1986 in Kumasi.  He was born into the Church because his parents are both members and very active.  He was called to serve a mission in the Benin Cottanou Mission, but then when it was divided went to Tog Mission.  When war broke out he was sent to a third mission in Cote D'Ivoire.  His mother moved to the US when he was 15 years old and his father, is still in Kumasi for health reasons.  He has one brother and four sisters.

Although he has a Bachelor of Sciences in Management from the University of Wisconsin, Ghana, he wants to pursue a career in business.  He already owns a software company called "I Walk."  One thing that is unusual about Brother Boateng is that if he is hurt, he keeps smiling.

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