Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Hahahaahah mom... You can open the package and eat the candy. I'll enjoy the fact that you're enjoying it :P.
Almost. Our branch was split which is like our 1 ward being split into 2 wards soo it wasn't a stake being split. So my new Branch President is Pres. Charles Fie Ami Sarie. Which yes, is like our bishop for the branch.
Yes the pants are probably even nicer than the ones back home. Clothes are comparatively cheap here. That price I told you even included me taking them to a tailor so they would fit me. If I had just bought the exact size it would have only costed me 10 dollars in all for both pairs.
Yes I have to iron my shirts every morning. We have a little wardrobe by our beds that we hang our shirts in. I guess the next time I send pictures I'll have a little sign saying "apartment" so you can tell which pictures are our apartment. I've started taking more pictures :P.
Yes we've got quite a few lines scattered throughout the house where we hang out clothes to dry after we wash them. There's a few next to our front door. A few next to our bathroom and a few behind our apartment that are outside. Even one line in our Dining Room. So we're pretty set if you ever need to hang your clothes to dry.
Sorry I'll get some pictures of the apartment. Chances are though I'll be home by the next time you'll see the pictures haha.
Guitar I hadn't played forever. Pretty much since I left my first area which was almost a year a go. but 2 weeks ago Elder T Adair went home and he sent it to me. I wrote 2 new songs on it yesterday so yes I've been enjoying the guitar lately.
Piano I play every Sacrament meeting now. I just have done it 3 times or so now. But it's nice because I can practice both hands while the piano is off (Electric Piano), and practice while the members are giving talks in Fante. I figure hymns are uplifting so instead of studying scriptures I study hymns :P.
Lessons I haven't been doing because the Branch split and there aren't very many boys that want to learn.
I love teaching the Whole Restoration in one lesson. We've super simplified it. But it's nice because it gets the main point across quickly and you can tell if the investigator is serious from the very first day. The investigators enjoy the quicker pace as well.
Soo as for study this week I studied about Accountability and then just today I taught about it in District Meeting.
It just talked about Remembering that one day we will stand before God to be judged according to our works here on Earth.
I related it to Alma 34:32 and how this time on Earth is our Time to prepare to meet God and how one day we will stand before him to be judged. I talked about how we shouldn't be afraid of that day, but think about the joy that we will have when we have used our time to the fullest and we'll be able to stand before God with Jesus Christ at our side and Christ will tell him all the efforts we have made as we have done what he has asked by preaching the gospel to his children, and the joy and peace we will have as we stand before God.
I talked about setting meaningful goals. Goals that have a name behind it and a way you are planning to achieve that goal.

I talked about feeling Personal Responsibility for the time we take. And I related it to how I was reading a talk from the Liahona about teaching Children personal responsibility and how the choices they make affect everyone in the family. As they come to learn personal responsibility when they grow up they become a great blessing to society and are usually trustworthy citizens.
I talked about asking leaders for advice on how to improve. And how I've seen the blessings on my mission from asking for advice which has helped me to be a more effective missionary.
And I shared a story from Sister Bednar of a dance she went to, but when she came back from the dance she found out she was only wearing one earring. She talked about how much of the time people make mistakes without even knowing it, so we can help them by sharing with them how they can improve.
I talked about giving an account to God every night when you go to sleep about how you used your day and if you used it effectively. Also to think about how you could improve and if you could do it over again what would you change.
Finally I shared about the attitude we have towards our missions is a reflection of our love of God and our Respect for the priesthood.
I shared about how God has given us a commandment to love him with all our Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength. And part of how we do that is by the attitude we have towards our mission.

I talked about how God didn't give that commandment to us because he needed us to love him. In the end it doesn't really matter much if you reject God and go against his ways, he will still be our omnipotent god. But He gave the commandment for our benefit and it gives us a path that if we follow we will find true peace, and joy to the fullest.


As for Investigators, Recent Converts, Less Actives-
The Recent Converts have been doing well. Sister Forson continues to come early to church which is awesome. Bro Kobbie as well comes every Sunday with the Sis Philo's family which is exciting.
The Less Actives - Sis Jennifer's family have been doing really well and are probably even the most active in the ward now. Sis Ama and her son have been coming every Sunday as well and they have enjoyed it. Sis Sarah wasn't able to make it this week we aren't sure why yet. Sis Josphine was feeling pain from a Surgery and so she and her family didn't come. But I've felt really good about how the work has been doing with Less Actives.
As for Investigators
Sis Gifty will either be baptized this Saturday or next Saturday. Her husband is a less active who lives in a different area right now, but he's been very supportive of her joining the church. But he also wants to come down for the baptism soo we might have to move it to next week. We've asked her to talk to him about letting her do it without him though since most of the arrangements have been set up, and we've been advised not to keep moving baptismal dates back (and we've moved hers back a couple times already).
But I'm really excited for Sis Gifty, she has a great testimony of the church. She's probably one of my favorite I've had the opportunity of teaching throughout my mission.
We also have a couple more we are hoping for at the end of the month. They all came on Sunday so it's possible. One is for sure a positive because he has already come three times and just needs to be taught the lessons, but he loves the church.

But yup it's good to hear from you! I can't believe I'm down to my last 6 months. Time flies.
Love you!
Elder Adair

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