Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Finally Rain

Hey hey!!!

Well it has finally rained here!!! it has been a good 2 months since in rained and everything was sooo dry and dusty!!! But with rain comes the inevitable LIGHT OFF!!!!
It has been ridiculous!!! The light has been off for about a total of 18 hours just in the past week!!!   (if not more!!!)

We had a baptism on sunday, it was really really nice, the ward relief society also had they anniversary so we got cake and all sorts of goodies!!! It was almost like refreshments at a baptism! hehe..  but not quite.  Our bishops wife makes and decoates cakes and she made 3 big cakes for the ward! it was really cool with the Relief society emblem and charity never faileth  and what not.. we also all got pens with Relief Society Anniversary engraved in them!!! 
We baptized Mary-ann and Helga Smith, daughters of a member from a different stake and Dorcas Owusuwaah, who is the niece of the stake president, It was really nice! we had it after church so a lot of members were able to come!
if you zoom in on P.A Gaisie Estates you will see my new chapel....
and in the top corner you will see odorgonor gas petrol station that is across the road from our apartment!!!!  so you can see where i am!  
If you zoom in, follow the road down a little and you will see a construction with no roof and then a house next to it... that is our place!  it is like a u... almost 

Well ghana is still being sweet to me and i have a few months left to really work hard!!

I know that there are a lot of unanswered questions!! but thanks for keeping me updated!!!
promise more next week when i get you email from home!

Elder Anderson!

Huge Area

It has been so so hot here in Ghana, my new area is HUGE!!! and like i said the members are really nice..  The bishop lives about a 30min drive away from the chapel, so we don't really get the opportunity to go to his house very often.  But his family are really nice!!  We went for ward clean up on saturday and it was really great to get to know some of the members!!  One lady came up to me and said.. "i know you! from Koforidua! its me Sis Quashie, i moved here a year ago after my husband died!!!"  I remembered her too!!! i was pretty amazed she remembered me actually! 

Another funny thing is the stake president that used to live in the USA moved back to ghana just over a year ago..
and there 2nd week back in ghana he picked up my companion and me (elder evensen when i was in buduburam) and took us to one of our meetings, as the car we took changed its destination while we were on it!!! so it dropped us else where and lucky they were going to the area office or we would've been late!!!   They also remember that! it is such a small world! hehe!  when we went to visit them last week sister badoo made us pizza.... if that answers the question about the western food!! they also like Ghanaian food!

The members are great, the ward is also nice and i am back in accra...
the stake conference where they will make the 4 stakes here in accra into 6 will be next month and they are have a combined 4 stakes, stake conference!!!! HOW HUGE WILL THAT BE!!! the venue is yet to be announced!  that is a lot of people!!  but it is evidence that the church is growing here in ghana!!

the mission is also hope that by next year the oldest district in the church will become a stake!!!  that will be an exciting day!!! it is the place in ghana called Abomosu where the church was officially started!! the oldest meetinghouse is there and they are still a district mainly due to language concerns! BUT hopefully by this time next year!!!!

Thanks for the photos they are really cool!!!  think about some cool ghana stuff that you want... besides a monkey and a black baby as i don't know how possible t those 2 will be to get thru customs!! super excited to eat some mcdonalds!!!

Lots of love Elder Anderson!!!

So much for not getting transferred!!! ZONE LEADER!! :)

First, this is the worst keyboard i have ever typed on in my entire life.  The buttons don't push, they are stiff and some don't work at all!!!

But some exciting news.. you can see a photo of me on the church website!! cool huh!
The one from elder holland's visit are up at
i am right in the middle of the group photo

OH!!! and i almost forgot, but i did get transferred after all!
I also received a new calling as a Zone Leader of the McCarthy Hill Zone... So Buduburam and Kasoa is now in my zone again.
My new companion is Elder Seroka from South Africa, and he is one transfer older than me but is going a transfer early.. so he will go home in just  over 10 weeks!!! how crazy is that!! then i will be left with just 12 weeks till i am home!!  then only 7 weeks till conference!!! wow this is going fast!

It was sad to leave elder john but i know he is in good hands with Elder Hanks from my mtc..  yep the one that made the billionaire mission call video.. he is still around! lol

My new ward is rich.. never have i seen so many cars in the chapel parking lot... more than full!!!  Dr. Kissi who was one of the first members when the church officailly came here almost 30 years ago is in my ward with his whole family, they are really cool and love the missionaries and go to the usa nearly every conference. He has a hospital here called the deseret hospital and did my first check up in ghana while i was still in the mtc!! but he doesn't remember me!

The ward is so wonderful with referrals too!! bringing in their friends to the gospel, they really have a desire to serve!!!  The stake conference where they are creating the new stakes is in a months time to so that is pretty crazy, the current stake pres is also in our ward, and he is really cool, his children grew up in the usa and they moved back to ghana to help the church grow about 3 years ago!  i wonder if he will stay as the new stake pres!

i love this work!!!

Love elder anderson!!!

Light out in Ghana and No Fear of Getting transferred?

Well, not too much this week.

The link today is very very slow!!
they are having a nationwide problem they say!

Everything is so great! Transfers are this wednesday but no fear of
leaving mid training so ho for at least another 6 weeks!

i do love ghana, but i am excited to be home. and though i will miss
it sometime i plan to come and visit one day in the future!!!

Well like a said the network is down and i dont know if i will even be
able to send this before the light goes off!!

last night ALL of GHANA had light off!!
no power for about 4 hours!!!! in all of GHANA!!!

they had a problem at the power station!