Monday, October 28, 2013

Week 74

Dear Mother, 
Monday-we had an FHE fall through so we went and saw some investigators. Nothing too crazy to say. 
Tuesday-had district meeting and coordination. met a less active named Isaac. He is a sweet guy and he was even able to come to church again and so that was great. Bishop was very grateful that he came. We got our open house more planned put and the relationship with the ward is good. 
Wednesday- A slower day with failed appointments but it was good. Did some good finding and worked  
Thursday- the assistants came to our area for exchanges and that was good. It was good to see Elder Christensen and go proselyting with him. We're pretty good friends so it was a good time. We met some cool people. had a good lesson with a women named Sheila.  
Friday- We met a man named George. It was kind of late and he was sitting outside his house. We could barely see cause it was really dark with no lights but I thought he was maybe 25 so we teach him and find out that he is 19 with a wife and a one year old daughter. So I am sure he is struggling a little bit I can't imagine having a kid and a wife to support. But he said that he was still trying to finish his room so we offered to help him build his room. We are doing that on Wednesday. I have never helped build a room so I will let you know how that goes. But it was kind of funny early in the night we went to see an investigator and she was putting fish into a freezer and we offered to help her but she didn't let us and I wanted to help her so bad and so I was a little disappointed but we continued on our way and even though it was kind of late we decided do to some contacting and that is when we found George and I can't wait to give service.    
Saturday- Had an open house in Ashtown and that was fun. President was there. it was a good time. I got the package and it cost like a 100 cedi but thank you so much. The shirts were much appreciated. thank you so much.  
Sunday- had some people come to church and got banku from the Primary President who also might be the oldest women in our ward ha.  
Well things are good. I have been reading the Book of Mormon and it has been so great. love you mom have a great week 

Love Elder Thornhill

Monday, October 21, 2013

Week 71

Dear Mother, 
Monday- We had a FHE with a family in our ward. The Acquah family. They are very rich and they have a nice house and they were so nice. The wife has a sister that has been to church a lot but has stopped so we are trying to meet with her and see what happened. 
Tuesday- I went on an exchange with Elder Dike from the other companionship in the district. it was good and they have some good people they are working with. we also had coordination so that was good. 
Wednesday-We had an interesting lesson with a women named Faustina. She understands that the Book of Mormon is important but she says she is not going to read from it because she had the bible. She is somewhat stubborn and it was just a little frustrating but it's ok. 
Thursday- We meet some good people just by knocking on doors and things. This one women named Josephine lives pretty far from the church but she even came on Sunday and I think she enjoyed it. It's always great when you meet people like that.  
Friday- meet another man named Patrick he is 18 and we taught him about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. We went and saw him on Sunday and he had good questions and he seems very interested. His parents are not too interested though. but here every member of the family can attend a different church. But hopefully we can work with them.  
Saturday- A little bit of a slower day but we met this sweet person named Cynthia. We contacted her a few days ago. We were on our way to an appointment around 7 30 and we had just called the person to make sure he was home. And there was just this compound that I thought we should go and contacted so we talked to this lady and set a return appointment but it failed so then we set another appointment and she was home. We taught a great lesson and she said she was wondering why we were so persistent and she didn't say it but I think she now understands why we wanted to met with her so bad. 
Sunday- A good day and had some few people come to church. which was really nice. and was able to teach some lessons after church and got an FM from an investigator. Overall a great week. I have been studying the Book of Mormon a  lot and it has been so great. I feel that my love and understanding of it is increasing and also my testimony. Well that was my week love you mom. 

Love Your Son

Monday, October 14, 2013

Week 70

Dear Family, 
Monday- We had an FHE at one of the members that lives by us. It was good getting to know them. 
Tuesday- We had Zone Training meeting in Odorkor. President came and it was nice to see him again. I really liked the meeting and I learned a lot. We also went to ShopRite after which is a really nice grocery store I didn't buy too much though. It was weird being in that nice of a place. 
Wednesday- Met some good people. One named Maabena. we were just walking past her compound and she was just sitting there and called to us and she didn't seem very serious at all but we sat down with here and had a great lesson. She had good questions. so that was nice. 
Thursday- More finding. More door knocking. found a nice women named Florence. She just had a baby and has been married for about a year and she needs the gospel so bad. She said she just feels a little overwhelmed and from what I could tell her church has really been helping here. she is definitely prepared.    
Friday- some more failed appointments and more finding. We met an interesting man named Cosmos. similar in personality to Cosmo Kramer. ha  
Saturday- Met with the other missionaries in our ward and they showed us some of their investigators that live in our area.  had a nice bike ride.  
Sunday- Church was wonderful got to know the members more and then went to a members house for dinner. They were actually in Mataheko ward when I was there so I knew them but they moved into a new house here. It is so nice and it was a great meal. 

I already thought of a Christmas idea. Just have everyone pick out a tie for me and then write like there favorite scripture or something like that. thanks for everything mother I love you 
Elder Thornhill

Dear Dad, 
Its going good. I can say training this time is harder than the first one. for me it's more just making sure that my companion learns how to teach and learns scriptures and how to answer questions and getting that solid testimony. By the way the office couple is sweet. You will have to met them some day. Elder and Sister Wall. we have found some good people but still need to find more. We are having trouble getting people to church since it is kind of far but I know that we can do it. we did have some good times that is for sure. thanks dad things are going good and I think me training is probably more for me than it is for my companion. I am learning a lot it is great. 

Love your son

Monday, October 7, 2013

Week 69

Dear Mom, 
Well it has been an exciting week, Glad to hear the marathon went well. 
Wednesday- Picked up my son. His name is Elder Bass and he is from Lehi. He is cool. We then took a tro tro to our new area. I didn't really know the place very well and to make things worse I got my camera stolen at circle. That was kind of a bummer and all my pictures so that kind of stinks. We got our stuff from the office elders in the evening and then went out finding. 
Thursday- All day of finding so that was good we met some good people so that was good. I really enjoyed a lesson with this man named Collins. We focused on the Book of Mormon with him so that was good. 
Friday- Oh by the way our apartment is really nice. So that makes things good. Little bit of a slower day it rained but we still got some good work done. 
Saturday- We rode around with the other elders to get to know the area more. My companion got really sunburnt and was really tired so it was a tough day. 
Sunday- The ward is great and church was awesome. I was able to bear my testimony and I just love feeling comfortable on the pulpit and being able to address the congregation. I actually knew a few people in the ward from previous areas and I am glad I was friendly with them so they were happy to see me. Things are going good here and although it may be a little difficult I know that with the Lords help I can do it. 
I think that is it for this week. I am not sure if you want to send me a new camera or what but just let me know. I love you have a great week. 
Love Elder Thornhill

Dear Dad, 

I know I need to be here. Yes it's nice to be back in the field we are in Kasoa and we opened a new area called Iron City. Yeah I have met both Elder Vinson and Elder Dude. Elder Vinson reminds me of Bruce from Finding Nemo. Thanks dad love you