This blog covers the years 2014-2016 when we (the Robisons) were at the Ghana MTC. To see the blog covering the period 2016-2018 click on this link:

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Changing of the Guard

President and Sister Brubaker are now officially in their new responsibilities.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ghana MTC 7 January 2016 Slideshow

This is our 49th and last group of the 3000 trained since coming to the Ghana MTC two years ago. You are invited (to watch these wonderful 97 missionaries as they enjoy their experience).

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Elder Stanfill Spoke in Today's Area Devotional

Elder and Sister Stanfill spoke at the Area Devotional today to our 97 missionaries.  Elder Stanfill is the Second Counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Jumping for Joy



Malawi, the "warm heart of Africa"



And finally, Ghana!

Is French the language of Heaven?

It seemed like it today as every one of our French-speaking missionaries attend the Ghana Accra Temple.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Meet the MTC's 15 Visitors from America - other countries to follow

Formal Group - In 40 years this photo will be treasured by each of these future leaders

Hurrah for Israel!

We Love Africa!

Friday, January 8, 2016

American Arrivals

All of the missionaries except for the 13 Americans arrived yesterday.  This morning at 7:20 a.m. our remaining missionaries arrived - they are so tired...but their attitudes are great!

Small world.  Elder Beall graduated from Bozeman Senior High School - the same High School that I graduated from.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Two of the three missions announced today get their missionaries from the Ghana MTC

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)

Brothers Reunited - The Egukos

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:

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.

We are on the look out for our missionaries across the world

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.)

How Do New African Missionaries Manage the Stairs at the MTC?

They carry their suitcases on their heads, of course.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Many, Many Couples Help At Ghana MTC

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.