Monday, March 20, 2017

Very Happy in Asikuma!

Last Week's Baptisms

They gave this guy a machete!!

Dear Mom, 
Another great week! Some pretty cool highlights this week. 

First, on Tuesday, our Relief Society President, who we call "Aunty B" invited us to go to her cocoa farm to harvest cocoa. It was hard, but fulfilling work and we pulled off a good harvest. We consider Aunty B our mother away from home, which she loves very much.  We love her.

On St. Patricks day, we wore green, went to a members house, and I made them corned beef and cabbage. It was a taste of home. I tried to talk in an Irish accent all day, but I failed.

Finally, on Sunday, we had a Relief Society anniversary celebration.  Aunty B made a cake for the whole branch.  And to add to the excitement, our branch president is taking our recent converts to the temple on Saturday.

All in all, It was an awesome week!
I love you guys so much!
Love Elder Seanshine Keddington
He says his Twi is OK.  He knows the basics, but isn't very fluent.  However, for a kid who had NO desire to learn a language, I'm impressed.  He says he even wants to learn another language when he gets home.  Always glad to hear from him and find him doing well!!  
More from Asikuma


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Busy Week!

I held off posting his letter this week because he promised some pictures from Elder Burt, but I haven't received them yet.  I'll add them when they come.

Hi Mom!

So, some big surprise news!  We had 2 baptisms on Saturday!  We decided that we could baptize 2 of our investigators last week, so that's what we did. It was a really busy week!

First, we had an exchange with the ZLs on Wednesday, then we stayed the night with them.  The next day we had zone training. Then we got news that we would have interviews with President on Saturday at 2:00.  Our baptism was scheduled for 4:00, so we had to rush like madmen to make it work. We had a nice interview with President and got back to Asikuma just in time. We had a very nice service, and then on Sunday they were confirmed. It was worth all the hustle. 

That's pretty much how our week went. I am so happy we got so much done. I love you guys so much!

Elder Seanshine Keddington
I truly look forward to him coming home and finding out if all these new members actually have names and a few things about them.  Never a stickler for the details. ;)  Couldn't be more proud of him, though!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Settled in to Asikuma

Hi Mom! 
Greetings from Asikuma! This area is amazing.  It looks a lot like Kwabeng. The members are incredible!  They were all welcoming and hospitable.  We have one member, we call her Aunty B, she is such a sweet woman.  She love the missionaries and makes them food a lot. She is one of the best members I have met in Ghana.  The chapel is a rented school that is literally right next to the apartment.   It is really a sweet area. 
Elder Burt is a really sweet guy.  Like I said, he was my traveling companion. He is a really good missionary, I am excited to work with him. He is also the District leader. 
Today we went and played basketball at the neighboring area's chapel, It was an 8ft hoop and really strong, so I had a blast playing dunkball.  
I cant wait to begin work in the area. I will let you know all about it! 
I love you guys so much!
Love Elder Seanshine Keddington

He sounds great!  No pictures this week (he said the signal was weak), but I'm hoping for some soon!  A little over 5 months til he comes home!!