New couple missionaries-"The Zolls" 06/29/11

New couple missionaries-"The Zolls"                              06/29/11

Elder David & Elder Lehr

Elder David & Elder Lehr

Good bye to Pres & Sis Sabey

Good bye to Pres & Sis Sabey

Missing my Silverstone Ward

Missing my Silverstone Ward
Silverstone sticker on back of van

Field Trip....Cape Coast Tomorrow

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Family,

This week kinda sucked. It went so slow and its mostly cuz i was in the apartment sick again. From Wednesday til Sunday i was pretty much in bed except for Sacrament meeting. Elder Harris got a little of it too. The Kiffers and Sis Sabey kinda went crazy trying to help me get better mostly cuz they want us all healthy to go to Cape Coast tomorrow for the mission conference! ELDER HOLLAND! :D Sooo yaa...what a way to celebrate 6 months in Africa. Still went and had some pizza at stadium...of course it gave us all "runny tummy." I still kinda laugh when they call it that here. Besides that things have been good. We finally confirmed that boy nicholas this last Sunday because he came late last Sunday and they have no clue that since he's not a convert baptism that the confirmation can be done at any time.... Ghana is still learning and growing .

Everyone is so excited to go to Cape Coast tomorrow....havent seen most of those guys since the MTC.

I'm sorry im being so short this week...there isnt much to say. Im still in the same area of Asokwa which is nice now because we've gotten to know the members, so its making the work much easier. Transfer news wont come until after the conference probably when we are on the bus going home at like 6-10 ish. President wants us to be focused on the conference and not on who's going where. I love the mission and will never regret my choice of going. I'll be the first to say how difficult it is, but i've learned somethnig valuable from some good parents of mine :D And that is that no matter what, i can control my attitude. No matter what happens here in ghana i just laugh it off. It makes things so much easier. Just forget how hard it is or how much you are suffering from sickness or no electricity or flowing water or ants or las cucarachas... Be grateful to be where you are and to have what you have. A lady in our ward came to us crying telling us her husband hasnt been home for a month and they dont have any food for 6 kids. The son and daughter work over over time (theres no laws regulating slave labor) and they are barely getting by. This was the mom of the boy nicholas that just got baptized. How grateful she is for the gospel and how much it has blessed her life even though she is living in poverty! (even in africa i havent seen this kind of poverty). I think all of us are gunna pay a little bit more generous of a fast offering and ask the bishop to help the family out (theres no home teaching so nobody knows who is suffering and whos not). She was in tears as we brought her some pictures of her sons baptism...I never thought something so small would change a mother's life. She was the less-active who is coming to EVERYTHING even mid-week meetings... I've never been more happy then to see this on my mission. As sick as i am or whatever be the case...Mission is amazing! Thank you so much for helping me get out here!

I love you guys so much and cant believe February is almost over...still waiting for Christmas to come.

Love Elder Lehr

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