Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

Hi family!!
Well this week was a very  bad week for me! but I am really happy right now! I was in the apartment until  Friday! ha-ha on Wednesday night I threw up at 10:30 then 1:30 then 4:30 ha-ha so that was a crappy night! but I took some strong worm medicine and killed them all and I feel great now! The medicine you send I will just save it for when they come again!
So I about cried when I took a bite of the Bacon that you sent me!! ha-ha I got the two packages from dad and Jason!! Thanks for those! You could send a package with bacon and jerky and I would be the happiest missionary in the entire world!
We did do the service project! I will send pictures! we painted cross walks and cleaned gutters! it was a good time just to be with the members and show people the church cares! we got some investigators from that so it was cool!
My recent convert Felix, The fourteen year old is so powerful! I challenged him to read the book of Mormon! and he did it in about a week and a half!! He is going to be such a great missionary in a few years!! I helped him get Facebook so we will stay in touch!!
Can you believe 1 year ago today I gave my Farewell talk!! Insane! I look at the pics and cant believe it!! Time is fast!
This Saturday was transfer news! for me I will be staying in this area but president has asked me to be the new District Leader! ha So we will see how this goes! it is a small district cause we are in the middle of no where so there is 3 companionship! but I am honored for the opportunity to lead!
Can you send me posters like the one in my room! don't take that one but buy the same one and fold it and send it! I think those would be cool to have all the different ones!!
I love you all!
Elder Snow

ps I'm learning piano! haha I'm not to good but I took video for you to see!

I asked-A question for the new guys you use bug spray? What kind?
His reply-haha, no it just smells, and you sweat it off in 10 seconds! no need for it!
Then I asked- What's the one thing you wish you had brought or brought more of?
His reply- hmmmmm.... less shoes. and something good for food transition is instant oatmeal packets! i loved those.
I said- Haha I told you you had too many shoes! ;) It will help them all last though because you spread the use around (he took 2 pair of black church shoes, basketball shoes, soccer shoes, Keen sandals and Nike slides for showering) You'd think he was a girl! He gets it from Grandma Susie! ;)
He said-haha no I just use one pair of Echos and it will last my mission! you will see them when I get off the plane! and you will see me wear a new pair of hush puppies to church when I get home!!

Elder Snow and Felix

August 10, 2015

Well hello
This week was just another week! haha just working hard time is flying! no crazy stories sorry! Except today we did see a mad man walking around butt naked so that was interesting. Don't worry didn't take a picture!
 That is awesome that you met the Holmes and Ward! It crazy that they have been gone for over a month now. I don't know if I would call Sister Cosgrave strict but she is definitely the chastiser! but She does it out of love and trying to motivate some missionaries to change! I like both of them a lot! President is hilarious! If he asks you to hand him something he will always say Gracias haha! the Africans get confused but the Americans just say de nada! haha 
My health is troubling me small but I make it work! haha just keep moving forward and work through it! that's all you can do! or you can whine and lay down for a week! haha Transfer news comes this next week but I doubt anything for me!!
It took about 3 weeks but it finally rained in Sunyani today! it was getting so dusty! all the trees were brown from it!
Did you get my package?? I havent gotten any from you yet! (we have sent 4 that he hasn't received)

I was reading the book of Mormon in Alma then realized something, History truly does repeat itself! If you look at all the hate today on the church, look at who starts it, In the book of Mormon we see that the Lamanites aren't the ones that caused the problems for the Nephites but it was the Dissenters of the Nephites! so you see all those groups are former members who lost sight of the truth and got caught up in there own minds!(he heard about the 100 people that marched to the church office building and had their names removed from the church a few weeks ago. He was asking me about it last week) Just a thought of mine ha! This is a good scripture for it!
 D&C 78:10
 10 Otherwise Satan seeketh to turn their hearts away from the truth, that they become blinded and understand not the things which are prepared for them.and this one is powerful for it too! 
Helaman 3:33-35
33 And in the fifty and first year of the reign of the judges there was peace also, save it were the pride which began to enter into the church—not into the church of God, but into the hearts of the people who professed to belong to the church of God—
 34 And they were lifted up in pride, even to the persecution of many of their brethren. Now this was a great evil, which did cause the more humble part of the people to suffer great persecutions, and to wade through much affliction.
 35 Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.
When I think of those people I just laugh and know that they are fulfilling a prophecy!
 I love you very much!

Elder Snow

I said- So tell me about your health. Be honest!! And detailed!!
He replied-ha right now I might be having a worm so Sister Barney has me taking three dietamatious earths pills a day! but it is hard to take me down so don't worry ;) (ya right)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 3, 2015

well hello!
This week was a good week for us! We were able to baptize brother Richards wife! and then another family their sister and two brothers! the best week of my mission so far! (well as far as baptisms go) We had to fill up the font by fetching water from the well! so that took a lot of effort! but have you ever pulled a bucket of water from a twenty foot well? It is a great workout! haha the water was dirtier than Willard Bay but we made it happen! it is funny cause Ghanaians don't like water and the water was cold so as soon as they came out of the water they take a breathe like they were underwater for 10 minutes! haha
 The area is good except a lot of people aren't progressing now! a lot of people always say they will come or say come this day but can't meet! but we keep on trying for sure! I love the youth class in the branch! I teach it every week! and this week I stole the topic from John Bytheway! So it was really fun and helped them learn from the Book of Mormon!
I hear America is a mess from all these people haha maybe fill me in?? (I wasn't sure which mess he was talking about so I asked him to clarify. He was talking about the 100 people who marched up to the church office building to have their names removed from church records)
In these pictures I will explain them all here and put the others in a different email, but this is the Lyall family the two boys and parents. the man is actually 1/4 white! his grandpa is from Scotland! that is where Lyall comes from! it is pronounced like Spanish spelling though!
then there is Captain America and Captain Ghana! haha we always call each other that! this is my friend Asante!
Love you all!

Elder Snow

I asked him- So I've meant to ask you, how are the bugs there? Do you get mosquito bites? Do you still take Doxey?
His reply- I get bit all the time and yes I take it! haha
I said- There are a few new kids with their calls there and they always have questions. That was one that came up but we hadn't really talked about.
His reply- tell them don't worry! haha the bugs aren't a problem to worry about! that's why I don't complain;)

July 27, 2015

well another week gone just like that!! Nothing crazy so it will be a boring letter for you! haha but we have been finding a lot of new people! nobody is progressing too much but we are really trying hard!! It is weird lately I see some people and they remind me of people at home! haha like something about them look alike! but Idk haha!
some lady had a dr pepper so I begged her for it and she gave it to me!! I was so excited! It was wonderful!!
I have been feeling sick this week but nothing to be too concerned about!!
 I challenged the aaronic priesthood to read the entire book of mormon in 3 weeks! so I will start again and be reading like crazy when I have free time!! but I want them to do it!! 
I love you very much!!!
 Elder snow

ps you can get the picture turned into a puzzle! or send it to national geographic! ;)

July 20, 2015

hello everyone!
Welp nothing to much to write about this week! sorry I am lame at writing haha! We have been having a good time me and my new comp! we both love to laugh and be funny together! haha my recent convert Felix, the 14 year old loves power rangers so we watch with him some times haha mainly cause his mom loves feeding us! but me and my comp sometimes may or may not act like power rangers! haha his mom isn't a member! we are working on it! she is a very funny lady she only speaks twi so the communication is small small! I will put a pic of her at the bottom!
 I am loving Sunyani though, it is very fun! I teach the youth class in my branch and it is just 3 boys that are aaronic priesthood! haha next week I start a challenge with them and it will be for all of us to read the book of mormon in three weeks!! and I challenged them to get temple recommends even though they can't go but just so they know they are worthy to hold one!! we got fed two fufu fms on Sunday and about died! but I love it so we survived! I love  you!  
Elder Snow

ps this is how I drink soup!