Monday, February 1, 2016

Living the Ghanaian Life

Dear Family and Friends,
          This has been a very Ghanaian week! Making local dishes, farming with machetes, and much more. I will give more info on that in a minute. On Tuesday we traveled to Accra to watch a worldwide missionary broadcast. It was amazing! I loved it. It felt like every talk was directed right at me, and I learned so much. The rest of the week was pretty normal. And by normal I mean we taught people all about the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is actually pretty extraordinary. Sometimes I forget just how blessed I am to be in Ghana sharing the word of God. How cool!
           On Sunday we went all out and bought everything we needed to pound our own fufu! It was awesome and we cooked a delicious soup to go with it. It is really impressive how they pound it. One person has to move the fufu with their hands while the other one is crushing it with a giant stick. Yikes! Today we went to a member's farm. It is a HUGE farm with everything you can imagine. Pineapple, mango, cocoa, maize, and sooo much more. They had us help them with some weeding. We used machetes. So cool!
          I love you all so much and pray that you have a great week. Pictures next week!
Elder Radmall

Questions from Mom:
Q. Do you still play soccer on p-day?  If not, why not?
No. We just don't have time anymore. With washing and cleaning we are busy all day.
Q. How did you meet Sister Patience?
We were leaving an appointment and she called us over. She had seen us passing a few times and wanted to know what we were doing.
Q. Does she have children or grandchildren?
She has one son and no grandchildren.
Comment on last weeks letter!! Lions roaring??  Good one.  I looked up lions and they are endangered in Ghana – they hardly have any in the National Parks.
Q. What food do you miss the most?
This week it is pizza and any kind of dessert.
Q. What do you love the most about Ghana?
The people. They inspire me each day. They are so humble. They have so little and yet they give so much. I love them.

Questions from TeriAnn:
Q. What do you eat for breakfast each day?
Oatmeal or and egg sandwich. Pancakes on special days.
Q. What is your morning routine?
I wake up, do some push ups, take a nice cold shower, and get dressed for the day. Then I make something to eat and start my personal studies.
Q. What is your evening routine?
We get back to the apartment around 8:30 and plan for the next day. Then we make dinner, wash if we need to, and get ready for bed.
Q. How is your bike holding up? Where did you get your bike from?
Not very well at all. The handle bar is loose and the tires are always going flat. That's life though! The mission provides our bikes.
Q. What was the highlight of your week?

This week it was teaching a man who lives about 45 minutes away from Koforidua about Joseph Smith. The spirit was so strong and he felt it!
Q. What was something new you learned this week?
That you can eat cocoa straight off the tree. It's sweet!
Q. What did you gain a testimony of this week?

This week I strengthened my testimony that the Savior truly lived the perfect life as an example for all of us to follow.

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