|President and Sister Brubaker are now officially in their new responsibilities.|
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
|You would go to the temple of course and pose with you new "best friends." Happy Birthday, Elder Grissom!|
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
|Formal Group - In 40 years this photo will be treasured by each of these future leaders|
|Hurrah for Israel!|
|We Love Africa!|
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
|Small world. Elder Beall graduated from Bozeman Senior High School - the same High School that I graduated from.|
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced 168 new mission president assignments, effective July 2016.
The Church has also announced the creation of three new missions.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission will be created from a division of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa and Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi missions. The Nigeria Owerri Mission will be created from a division of the Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission. The new missions will become effective on July 1.
The Vietnam Hanoi Mission will be created from a division of the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission during the first half of the year. (LDS Church News, January 7, 2016)
When we first arrived in Ghana, Mathias Eguko was the MTC manager. He and I became fast friends. Last July with his wife, he was called to preside over the Nigeria Calabar Mission. Shortly there after, we had their oldest daughter Tessie in the MTC learning French for six weeks. Then 2 weeks ago, we had their oldest son, Elder Kelvin Eguko come to the MTC to learn French. He is going to serve in Cote d'Ivoire where his sister is serving. Tonight, Elder Melvin Eguko arrived in the MTC. He will be serving in Liberia. He looks just like his mom whereas his brother looks like his dad.
Here is their reunion:
Here is their reunion:
Elder Kelvin's first question to his brother was "how's Mommy?" I immediately asked why he didn't say Mommy and Dad, to which he wisely responded "if Mommy is fine, Daddy is fine." Smart men! They will make great husbands and fathers.
This photo of Elder Hon was taken moments ago as he changed planes in Arizona to come to the Ghana MTC. (He met up with another Elder Grissom who is also headed our way.)
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
It takes many helping hands to move the work forward in the Church. The Ghana MTC is no exception. Here are the faces of those who often visit the MTC to help with intake, family history, medical, and temple in addition to giving instruction:
|What would we do without Elder and Sister Malmrose. They are the heart of the MTC. The missionaries might call us mom and dad, but the Malmroses are their Grandparents!|
|Elder and Sister Malmrose assist us in the MTC. They live in the MTC in an apartment as we do. We are often visited by the Area President and his wife, Elder and Sister Curtis. (Sister Curtis helps with family history as well.)|
|Elder and Sister Hill are the Area Medical Advisor team and give instruction every week to the missionaries to protect their health.|
|Another great shot of the Hills.|
|Elder and Sister Sanders visit the MTC every other Friday and give the missionaries their immunizations. They assist the Hills with the medical needs of the missionares. (Sister Malmrose responds to their day to day needs).|
|Elder and Sister Stutz are the family history couple and come to the MTC every other Friday with a team of volunteers.|
|The Pecks are the Publica Affairs Couple and often help the missionaries .|
|Elder and Sister Webster are the Executive Secretary team to the Area Presidency. They often help out at the MTC.|
|Elder and Sister Wade help the family history effort every other Friday. They are in Africa to help with Self Reliance.|