Ghana Kumasi Mission

"Be thou an example of the Believers..."
1 timothy 4:12

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"What we're all working for..."

January 12, 2015
hey fam! so a couple things first. tell gramaree i got her package and i loved it! and guess what!! i got your second one! haha the front said there were socks inside but when i opened it there were no socks. so i dont know what happend with that. the package of course was opened a lil so im assuming they got taken. but the JERKY. oh my goodness that stuff was so good. literally the best jerky ive ever had. and my apt really enjoyed the hi-chews. (yes, they're all gone). i was also able to take some out and share it with some members and kids.

bell looks good with her shotgun (i want one so bad). and that lil dog is so cute. kennedy keep up the work with school. let your future be your motivation. even if your husband makes all the money, education is so nice to have. we were reading with an investigator and he was struggling with reading a lot of the book of mormon. it was sad to see and i just kept thinking about how blessed we are. momo im sorry your life is kinda stressful right now. it sounds like you've got a plan though. im glad you've made it a goal to do well in school. and with your friends...just keep cool and im sure you'll figure things out, you always do :).

 so we are teaching a guy right now, his name is francis. he is so cool. we actually met him because he just decided to come to church. he has been attending for about 2 months now and we are going to have his baptism soon. he said something that really moved me. we were talking about the plan of salvation and we were talking about the celestial kingdom and how we will be able to live with god. he then just looked at us and said, "thats it isnt it? thats what we're all working for." when he he said that i just felt so much at peace. the people here are so humble. he was saying the prayer, and while he was praying i was just thinking about what he had, and everything he has to deal with. all he wants is to please god. nothing in the world matters more to him. its people like francis that will be with god with complete joy and happiness. im so excited for him because i know he can endure to the end. its easy for him, because he knows whats important. he is such i good example to me. im just excited for the second coming. i want to live a good enough life to end up living with god.

dad something that you said was also amazing for me to think about. being short cited is such a problem. its something all of us face and its something i think we all need to overcome. in the end the reward will be so much more than we can imagine. 
anyway. i love you all so much. ill talk to you next week!
-elder madsen

1 comment:

  1. *Just to clarify, his socks didn't get taken out of his package :) We wrote "Socks & Treats" on the outside so it would sound boring & hopefully not get opened by anyone else haha. There was only jerky & candy!