Wednesday, June 21, 2017

8 Weeks left

Dear Mom, 

Sorry it took so long to write to you. On Monday, all of Swedru was in a black out, so we were not able to email at the Cafe. 
We had a really good week. We have been doing a lot of contacting lately to try and increase our teaching pool. We have been able to return to a few of those prospects, so the pool is increasing. 

Elder Cottle and I are getting a long really well, We have been practicing the role plays in our companionship studies, and it is really making a difference. When you and your companion are united, we all things can do. (I love his Yoda speak here)

This Week we will confirm our baptism candidate Emmanuel. He was not able to come to church because he traveled to his home village. Hopefully he will come this week.
Have a great week Mom.  I love you guys so much!

Elder Seanshine Keddington

He said it rained for 24 hours straight on Friday and everything is just a muddy mess.  Needless to say, I don't think many of his missionary clothes will make it home with him.  Haha!

I could NEVER have gotten him to eat something like this before!  Yay for a mission!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Amazing Amazing!

Dear Mom, 
We had a wonderful week! Elder Cottle and I are getting along really well, He reminds me of my best friend back home. We are doing well together.  We had another Baptism this week! The candidate was a man named Emmanuel. He was super excited to learn and be baptized, we taught him in one week! We had is baptism in a nearby river because the water in the font wasn't flowing. It was a really cool service. 
Sent some more pictures, the motorcycle is like the one from HOT ROD, so it was pretty awesome.  We are having our zone conference tomorrow, Elder Cottle and I are singing "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief".
You guys are having so much fun Its amazing!  I love you guys so much Another week down!
Love Elder Seanshine Keddington

Monday, June 5, 2017

Working Hard

Elders Cottle and Keddington

I didn't get last week's email up due to the holiday, but he sounds great!  Working hard until the end!
May 29, 2017
What a wonderful week! Elder Cottle and I are doing awesome together! He is an awesome guy! He is from Meridian Idaho. He is almost a year on mission. Such a sweet and spiritual guy, I am so excited to work with him.

 We have been contacting very much in the area.  We had some amazing experiences. First, on Thursday, our appointments were falling through, so we said a prayer for direction.  We were prompted to talk to a man sitting on the side of the street. We saw he was bleeding from a cut on his nose. He was intoxicated. We helped him home, and found out that he had been taught by Elder Randal and Harrison. We added him to our teaching pool. His name is Samuel.

Also we finally had our Baptism. It was supposed to happen at 5:00 in the afternoon, but the candidate disappeared. At around 7:00 we received a call that he was running to the chapel!  We filled the font back up, and called everyone back and had his baptism. 

I am so excited for the transfer!
  I love you guys so very much! Happy Memorial Day!
Love Elder Seanshine Keddington

June 5, 2017

Dear Mom,

Another Great week here in Asikuma! My companion and I are doing well. We are doing a lot of finding right now to build our teaching pool. We are having another baptism this week on Sunday, so we are excited for that. 
Today is my companions birthday he is 19!  It's weird to be so old. 
This week we were being hassled by a lot of drunk guys - thats always fun!  I guess I'm just training for Officer duty. Not much else to report this week I love you guys so much!
Love Elder Seanshine Keddington 
Elder Cottle with Asikuma in the background