Elder & Sister Brown

Elder & Sister Brown

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Life in December

Mid December, the Taylors joined us in the Koforidua House.
So now we have roomies...They will also serve for a period of
18 months.

Elder and Sister Taylor 
Harmattan is here again, plus dust from newly graded road

More Harmattan - the sky is filled with dust
The knife on right used to look like the one  on
the left... It still has is uses though.

Rita sweeping
Another BROWN family member aka the Asiamah family.
We are getting quite a family in Ghana.

Pearl Louise Brown
We took Ivy left) to the Temple for the first time.
Her sister has just been back from her mission in Nigeria for
1 week. So they had a lot of catching up to do before she leaves
on her mission to Kumasi next week.

Delivering 2 more missionaries to the MTC
Ivy Peprah and Aaron Sarpong

Ivy and Aaron with the MTC President, Pres Robison

The pick of December


Elder Brown getting into the spirit of the SELFIE!

Our MTC...Meeting  Elder Okeke at a Multi Zone Conference
Sister Odame (one of our few Ghanaian Missionaries)
leaving for her hometown of Kumasi.
She was happy to go by bus, as she said, she didn't have to
weigh her luggage!!
When we stay at the Wade's apartment in Accra, this is our view
out of the bedroom window.
Where is the safety net?

View out of the other window.
I have a swim, a bit of exercise, when we stay there.
Our Mission Board of departed missionaries, since Pres Heid
has been serving ,(one month longer than us)
I wonder if we'll make it there?

Monday, 30 November 2015

Soon to be Missionaries...

Sharing the happy news with his brother
Aaron Sarpong receiving his mission call.

Guess where? Cote D'Ivoire
Abidjan West Mission
Interview with our Mission President, President Heid

Confidence Mensah with his 5 brothers
They were all sealed today in the temple for time and all eternity
to their deceased father
Waiting outside President Heid's office

Slight hiccup on the day of sealing... 1 8yr old had
not been baptised, Quick change of clothing, over to the
Christianborg Chapel at the temple site and
Bob's your uncle!!!
The the sealing went ahead.

Confidence leaving for the MTC today, saying goodbye to some of his family

Confidence arriving at the MTC in Tema, Ghana

 Both these young men are from the Effiduase Branch in the Koforidua District.  They have already been serving as Branch missionaries while they have been waiting for their passports and mission calls. Confidence is off to Liberia and currently in the MTC and Aaron will go to the MTC in December.

Last week

With the Webster's - they have just arrived from Sydney
Sister Webster is originally from NZ and Elder Webster is originally from Yorkshire in the UK
Met Elder Webster for the first time at "Thanksgiving Dinner" - yum!

Suhum Chapel under construction
(part of the Koforidua District)

Baptism of Richard from Osiem
His mother was baptised a few months ago

Celebrating another family members birthday. Isaac turned 13 today
... the tie was a gift, he doesn't usually wear it with his t-shirt!

Family of 8, 10 including us!!! Eunice pounding the fufu.
 Check out her hair - so cute.

Trader in Accra, selling snorkels, another cute and colourful picture!

Friends and Family

Janet and Patricia enjoying the thought of sleeping on their
new mattress that a friend of one of the missionarys has provided

Patricia (only 2) cutting her own food!!

Abaam's 3rd birthday. The  Sister Ago is the last birthday, in
January, just before we leave, she has had to wait for her cake!

Drying the cocoa. Investigator friend of Moses and Janet

Robert and Roberta

Last week in October

Confidence Mensah with his mother, Rejoice
(Just been to the temple for the first time)
Confidence will serve his mission in Liberia
All the Senior Sisters (and one ring-in) had the opportunity
to have a special meeting with Sisters Bednar and Hallstrom
during their visit to Accra.

Donated eye glasses
Doctors from the USA donate their time and services

Sister Wilde and I, she has returned to the States now

Elder Fesolai (from Frankston
- our closest neighbour)

Monday, 2 November 2015

A bit of everything!

                                                                       New Osiem Building.
(they used to meet in one or two
rooms in a school, so this is a huge improvement for them. Although the numbers are rising fast and it is almost too small for them already!)

Our little 'Mexican' in Elder Brown's hat
(aka Abaam)
Sakyi (a member from the Maase Branch)
making charcoal

cracking the cassava

Eric, new member of 2 wks
at his shoe repair shop
First President of Ghana
His final resting place
The grave is inside the building
We drove up one evening to find our local kids staging this salute for us?
Like deer caught in the headlights.

The Coffin Shop
(no I did not say coffee....)