Monday, October 24, 2016

Moving to Kasoa

Hi Mom, 

We had a pretty good last week of transfers. We had our Multi-Zone conference this week.  It was a very inspiring time. I travelled to Accra with Elder Reeves to get his ingrown toe fixed.  We had a lot of fun. 

We got transfer news. I am leaving Winneba to go and open a new area in Kasoa. My new companion will be Elder Kabasele from the Congo. From what I've heard, he is a really nice guy. I have to admit, I will miss Winneba, but I know that the Lord will help me.  Where I'm going, there is not even a branch.  It's just a group of members, so we get to build a ward!  I am really excited!

I will let you know how it goes next week! I'm glad everyone is doing well right now! I'm healthy and well!

I love you all so much!
Love Elder Seanshine Keddington
A new, exciting challenge!  He has loved Winneba - even though he went without running water for 2 months.  In our FB chat, he said that once the pump was fixed, the water company came to their place and shut off their water claiming that they had not paid their bill (they had).  He says they were just looking for a bribe because they know that the Church has money.  Apparently, things like that happen all the time.  Not sure I'd want to be on the other end of that reckoning!  ;)  He says he's already feeling a bit of the Thanksgiving/Christmas homesickness, so hopefully this new challenge will keep him busy and keep his mind off missing home.
Can't wait to see what adventures await him in Kasoa!
He like to send me pictures of flowers - and always checks to make sure I got them.
Such a beautiful Temple!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Week 59!

Hi Mom, 

Another typical week in Ghana!, We taught some new people who seem pretty interested in learning the Gospel. We had two investigators at church this week and we confirmed our recent convert yesterday.  You could tell she was feeling the spirit. It was wonderful!
We are in the last week of transfers we will get news on Saturday.  Elder Dall and I had a small companionship inventory to settle differences this week, now we are all good!  In our FB conversation, I asked him about the companionship troubles. He says it's little things, but when you are together 24/7, sometime those little things can become big unless you address them.  I'm glad to see that he is learning to do that.  It will only help in his marriage someday.
He finished decorating my Ukulele.  I will attach pictures!  It is such a treasure!
 I love you guys so much have a great week!
Love Elder Seanshine Keddington
It takes up quite a bit of my time to read his lengthy discourses about missionary work in Ghana, but it's well worth my time.  Haha!!  I just really hope he has a journal that he is keeping a record in - or a mind like a steel trap!  
He asked me about the election because America is becoming quite the laughing stock - even in Ghana with this stupid election.  I asked him what he had heard:
I heard it explained that Hillary is like a mob boss, who is corrupt.  And Trump is the joker, you don't know what to expect.
Yep - pretty much sums it up.  He says they are just as curious over there to see how it will play out as we are over here.  Oh heavens - help us all!
He sounds wonderful and looks great.  I couldn't ask for more.  We are very blessed! 
Elder Reeves mom sent me these.  These two went out together and I predict they will be life-long friends!
The Winneba District

Monday, October 10, 2016

Missionary work - that's about it

 Dear Mom, 

We had a really good week this week. We are teaching more and we have some new investigators that seem really interested in learning the gospel. We are extending baptismal dates to them this week, so we are hoping that they accept. Besides that pretty normal out here.  We are having another interview with President this Wednesday, so we are preparing for that.

Man, Quinn is looking good! I cant wait to see him play football again. he is a stud!

I love you guys so very much! Thank you for the prayers they keep me going!
Love Elder Seanshine Keddington
I think he was going for a record short email this week.  The kid cracks me up.  In my FB chat with him I found out that they still don't have running water in Winneba.  They are having to get what they need by bucket, but a new pump is supposed to be going in today.  FUN!!  I also asked him if there was a lot of crime in Ghana and this was his reply "No, not at all. if you steal in Ghana you don't go to jail.  Instead a crowd beats you to death, so there's not a lot of theft"  Ok - good to know!  
Sounds like just a whole lotta missionary work these days.  308 days left!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

13 Months Down!

New International ID's

Dear Mom, 

We had a pretty good week.  We went to Accra on Monday to renew our ID's.  We finally got me a ukulele. 

The work is pretty good right now. Send some prayers so we can get investigators to church. Besides that, not much else to report.
We watched Conference yesterday. We watched the Priesthood session and got to see President Curtis talk about Ghana! It was a great Conference. Bless the prophet, he is getting very frail.

I love you all so very much I pray for all of you every single day!

Love Elder Seanshine Keddington
Short and to the point.  This kid makes me laugh.  I know he's working hard, just doesn't like to write about it.  Written reports in school were never his strong point.  He found out the he will be coming home on August 15th, so we'll get him home just in time to send him off to school.  We are proud of him and are glad to see him working hard to become a good man.
Since we know he doesn't tend to send too many pics, I "borrowed" some from other missionaries that he is serving with.  I'm grateful for any pics we get of him!
Beautiful Winneba

Learning to sew

I think it's a fake snake, but not sure

Cleaning up the beach

Pulling in the fishing nets