Friday, 20 December 2013

Greenies finish their mission Boys to Men

 We were only out about 6 months when new missionaries came to the bush.  Some were very out spoken and thought they didn't need to have anyone teach them.  They seem to me to be the boys.  With lots to learn, and not just how to cook and clean an apt.  At that time a new missionary was to come to Kwabeng Elder Arthur,Elder Farnes was to be his trainer.  We used to meet at our home  for District Meetings.  Elder Arthur was always so very quite, but I knew he had a strong testimony and wanted to serve a honorable mission. He always came to meetings with a great big smile on his face and expressed true happiness.  As time went on he left the bush and went to Accra.  Kwabeng was a very new area that had been added on to the Abomosu District.  The Kwabeng branch was a very small in members.  The  meetings were centered around PMG, every week all the missionary's came with their numbers of contacts,new investigators and baptisms for the coming up week. Each week Elder Arthur was getting better at presenting who he had visited, and who was getting baptized.  He really had a love for the people he was teaching. At times at transfers we would see him always with that great big smile on his face and always a little laugh. I would say we miss you and he would reply, and "I Do To."  All the missionary's liked the banana bread I made for them.  This week was transfers and also the men were going home.  I will always remember Elder Arthur because he was always very dedicated.  When we picked him up in Asuom he was a Zone Leader.  Taking him down to Accra was great to hear the experiences he had.  A scripture,A man looketh on the outside, but the Lord looks upon the heart.  Elder Arthur had a very strong testimony, he just needed to be able express his feelings.  At the testimony meeting he talked how he felt about his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  In being able to baptize members into the Lord's church.  Teaching the gospel principles in the Lord's Way.  Leaning the lessons so investigators would gain a testimony of the message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,Plan of Salvation,the gospel of Jesus Christ and his commandments,Laws and Ordinances.  He was a very good example of the attributes of Jesus Christ.  Love ya Elder & Sister Dalton