Monday, November 25, 2013

Week 76

Dear Mom, 
That is so sweet mom sounds like a packed day. I also did some acts of service. A lady was carrying some bags and it was raining so she started to struggle and as I watched her, the line did not let them past by saying sometime I'll try but go and do something today so I helped her to situate her bags and her face as she looked up to me was just priceless she looked so happy. Me and my companion gave someone a blessing and then we sang to some people that live in our compound. It was great. We went to Buduburam to do interviews and we went to this place called the Liberia camp and it was a refugee camp for Liberians and it was kind of crazy. Just some pad things going on but luckily we were there during the day but we interviewed some few people and they were amazing. Saturday we had an open house in my old ward Kasoa it rained a lot so that was bad but it was fun.  Sunday was crazy. Our landlord died one week ago so they had this massive party for her. There must have been at least 300 people in the compound where we live. 
They played music so loud until like 9. It was crazy but we got some nice food so that was good. well things are going good here. Thanks mom for the example you are I love you 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 75

Dear Mother, 
The new area is cool. Odorkor is pretty big and we have a somewhat challenging area but I feel that things will be good. My companion Elder Ogembo, he is from Kenya and he is awesome. We were actually in the same MTC group so we came together. It's cool I guess just a few more responsibilities. But it is going well. And happy birthday mom you are the big 5 0. Well I will do my two acts of service tomorrow. Well mom I just typed a nice letter but it got deleted and I don't have much time. We had a good week and we had stake conference and heard from Elder Vinson and that was great. It was good seeing all the missionaries. We had a baptism for Saturday and we interviewed 2 people me and Elder Bass were teaching so that is great. Mom, I love you, have a wonderful birthday tomorrow you are amazing. Love you

Dear Dad, 

My week was good, numbers weren't too bad on Sunday so that was good. Elder Ogembo is my companion and he is a zone leader as well. He is from Kenya and oddly enough likes to run ha. The area is good. We are about half and half: half with other things and half in our area so it's good. Thanks dad I love you sorry not much time.

Love Elder Thornhill

Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 74

Dear Mom, 
Monday- Failed FHE with a Less active family. We did some finding and that was good. 
Tuesday- Temple trip. The best. I loved it so much.  
Wednesday- We taught a lot of lessons and we meet this sweet guy named Ebenezer. He lived in the Bronx for like 10 years. It was cool.  
Thursday- Kind of a slower day. But this man that worked at a filling station called us over and we were able to teach him. HE is very interested and hopefully he will be able to come to church.  
Friday- Another day. A lot of finding didn't find too many serious people but still a good day.  
Saturday- Very busy day and we were able to teach a lot of great lessons.   
Sunday- We had a missionary Sunday so that we could help the ward know about the open house. It was good. But it was kind of sad because I won't be there for it really. I am getting transferred on Wednesday to Odorkor.. It was a shock because I just got here and I am in the middle of training. But that's how things go. It will be great. Well that was my week. Love you mom. 
Love Your Son. 

Dear Dad, 
I am grateful for my YM leaders. ha Elder McConkie has some powerful talks. thanks dad I love you too. I guess I need some fatherly advice. I am going to be a zone leader starting on Wednesday and that's why I'm getting transferred. But do you have any advice for me. I just want to do the best I can. Any advice would be much appreciated I love you 

Love Elder Thornhill

Monday, November 4, 2013

Week 73

Dear Mother, 
Well sounds like a good week. 
Monday- Met this man named Antwi I thought he wasn't very interested but he was pretty cool. Nothing too exciting. 
Tuesday- Had coordination and that was good. We have a good relationship with the ward which is really nice. I love our bishop he is a taxi driver.  
Wednesday- I am not sure if I talked about this last week but we found a man named Joel and he was baptized in 1989 in Ivory Coast and it has been a long time since he has been to church. We were able to get him a French Book of Mormon and hopefully we can get him back to church. He is pretty cool. We also met a man named George and we taught him about the Book of Mormon. He is very educated and seemed interested. Its sometimes nice working with educated people and hopefully he progresses.  
Thursday- The zone and district leaders had a meeting in Accra at the temple site so we had to wake up early to go. We got there by 7 30 and we had a nice meeting. We talked about a lot of things and I enjoyed it. It was also Halloween and we ate some candy ha. 
Friday-we had an interesting lesson with two men. We were contacting some houses and I thought we should go down this one path way and then we walked into this compound and there were two men sitting down and we were able to sit down and that is when the fun began. Both of them were anti to the church and they started asking all kind of questions. They could not accept the Book of Mormon and did not think it was scripture. One of the men boldly declared that the Book of Mormon was not scripture and that he would never accept it. It was kind of frustrating and sad that they were so hard in their hearts that they wouldn't even read. But my testimony was strengthened as me and my companion were able to share our testimonies with them that we know the Book of Mormon to be true. it was a crazy lesson and I hope that someday they will read and pray about the Book of Mormon. 
Saturday- Meet a great guy named Larry. Very educated and we told him about Conference and we showed him on his computer and he seems so cool.  
Sunday- We watched conference and that was great. We also had a surprise fufu fm and that was nice. 
Well I think that is it for the week. We are going to the temple tomorrow and that will be great. Things are good. I am continuing to learn from my companion and I am grateful for my testimony and the knowledge that I have. Well love you have a nice week 
Love Elder Thornhill

Dear Dad, 
That is pretty great. That is a great hymn I have gained a deeper appreciation of the hymns since being here and I have come to love so many more. thanks dad I love you. Things are going well and I really am trying to be the best companion. Love you have a great week 

Love Elder Thornhill