Monday, April 20, 2015

Techiman . . .good call Prez!

Hey there everybody,
I am happy to report to you that the mission president was inspired to send me here to Techiman. The area is productive (teaching wise) and the people are receptive. Even next week we will be having a baptism. I will send pics.
My companion (Elder Wilson) is a cool guy. Turns out that we were at BYU-I together the same time and have the same friends yet we never ran into each other haha. He is from Missouri and is 19. He is 5 transfers on mission or 7 months so far. So he definitely has the spirit really strong still and will help me with that aspect of my mission while I help him with his teaching skills. We will be a great companionship and seems like friends too.
In the apartment there are 6 elders. My companion is the District Leader and in the apartment are the Zone Leader as well. Their are 5 Americans and 1 from ivory coast (speaks barely any English) The apartment use to be the chapel for their group so it is pretty big... and definitely took long to sweep and mop this morning.  But, I could not be happier with the transfer. I am looking forward to the new area and new people to get to know and influence them with the gospel. Hopefully I will feel the joy that comes from obedience and i will enjoy the companionship of the holy spirit in my life. (and also being around Americans) God bless you all and I hope you are all doing great. 

~ Elder Cornelius ~

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Yes I am alive . . .and being transferred!

Hello family and friends,
It has been some time since I last emailed you. It has been due to the light situation and also traveling too much this past month. But I will report that I am alive and doing just fine.
I received some news last Saturday that I will be transferred from Nkawkaw to Techiman. It is about 6 hours away from here by bus. It is only 2 hours away from Tamale where I started my mission. Also two weeks ago my recent convert who I have mentioned in previous letters received the priesthood and just last Sunday gave his first talk in sacrament meeting. He sounded like he had been in the church for years!! He really is doing great and has started bringing his wife and 3 kids along for the past 3 Sundays as well. I am sad to leave this place when the success is starting to come but there are people who need me in Techiman as well. I also have been teaching a woman who I thought was not very serious, but last Sunday she showed up to church on time with her 2 kids. It was very nice to see them at church but the only down side is that the church is under renovation and looked like a swimming pool last Sunday. It was somehow embarrassing, but I just hope that they were able to feel the spirit.
I am very excited to go to Techiman where my companion is just a greenie. I think he just finished his training recently but his name is Elder Wilson if i am not mistaken. Next time you hear from me... I will be in Techiman where the light actually stays on 90% of the time.

I love you all and I love this work that I am doing. It has touched many peoples' lives and has greatly touched mine in a way that I cannot express.
Till Next Time,
Elder Cornelius