Elder & Sister Brown

Elder & Sister Brown

Monday, 4 April 2016

Goodbye to Ghana (2)

I lied, this is the final post!! couldn't get all the photos in the last one....

George Darkwahene and wife Helina from Osiem
2 babies in front, one is theirs and one is a grandchild

Derek from Tafo, not baptised yet, but he hopes to be one day

Philomena Ofori's mum
(Philomena is serving a mission in Kumasi)
Our Tafo missionaries at the time of our leaving
Elder George and Elder Whiting
Our other 2 Tafo missionaries at time of leaving
Elder Bailey and Elder Lafo (our MTC buddy)

A welcome surprise to find Brother Gbalo in Accra
He served his mission with us but had returned to Cote D'Ivoire
and now is back doing the PEF program.
Our last chance to wish him all the best.
Although Ama couldn''t speak English (and we couldn't speak
Twi) we saw Ama often and took her to the temple.

John Katar from Tafo
(one of the first people we knew from the beginning)

Jacob Appiah (from Tafo)
...I'd walk a million miles for one of them smiles...
He had the best smile, he was our greeter!!!

Goodbye to Ghana

Well this is it! The last post on the Blog. This is more for me than anybody else. We left Ghana exactly 8 weeks ago today and life is starting to get busy in Australia again.

Elder Brown in his Ghanaian smock, the fugu,
a parting gift from the Asiamah family
(pictured here with Eric)
I wanted to post the pictures we took of some of our friends as we were saying our goodbyes. Since we have been home we have already had some connections with Africa. Rob's sister has some Ghanaian friends at church and they cooked us a Ghanaian meal, I met a Nigerian sister at the temple, who has married into a family we know and who has lived in Ghana also and worked at the temple. I get excited every time I meet someone from Africa. It has been such a great experience and blessing to have been able to serve there. We love the people. They are so friendly. We have had the opportunity to talk to them on the phone since our return home, and we hope we will be able to keep that contact up.

Veronica (with her Aussie thongs) and her daughter Mercy
and boys Louis, Julius Boateng and Dennis Asare

Eric Armstrong (cobbler) on left with
Frimpong Owusu in wheelchair

Maase member, Frempong

Peaseh Edusei, a member of the Maase Branch Presidency

Agnes and Israel Egbetor from Maase
our Family History consultant

Peaseh Junior (Isaac) no relation to the man above,
but named after him

Our little Luisa, just over 1yr old

Wisdom Narghe from Maase
a special little friend who used to call us a LOT...

Saying goodbye to Sisters Maduakolam and Kadima
(they served with us in Koforidua)

Osiem Branch President Grant Adusei and his wife Beatrice

With Onward Amegeshie, our former Group Leader at Osiem
(the Osiem women bought me the necklace and bracelet)

with Bannerman Buabeng, former Group Leader for Tafo

Agnes Tawiah and her 3 children, Maxford, Sandra and Selina
from Maase

Mammy! (mother in law of Agnes)

Sister Nazziwa, our MTC, the only one going home at the
same time as us.

Francis and his wife Evelyn and brand new baby Jhenelle.
We love Francis, he is the first person we met in Koforidua and
he did so much to help us. He was our 'go to' man'.