12 March 2018

Week #81

busy, Busy, and more BUSY

i didnt even get a full day in the area this week! the way i missed the area, but hey when you are called to do something you gotta do it! hahah elder king and i went to MLC in cape coast this week, and then had our exchange with the assistants, great to be with my TC elder smith, guy is a legend hahaha then we went ALLLLL the way to the farthest part of the mission, nkroful to do some baptismal interviews! we got back late friday night and the next day was missionary saturday so the members came and we did a bunch of splits with them and they proselyted with us, showing us less actives, friends, and fellow shipping our investigators!! such a great time, my first split on mission! we had a branch party at the end it was a fun time! 

the way this week flew, busy missionaries, i swear the time goes tooo fast! hahahha welll king and i got the news we are staying another transfer together so we are super excited! love this man and his devoted example to me, most mornings i wake up and hes already at his desk studding hahah im just trying to keep up!

well all i will say is push on. life can be soooo full of challenges, we might feel that we are too busy for the little things, i ask each of us that when we find our selves beyond busy and stressed beyond anything to STOP. think of the savior and just kneel down and offer a pray of peace and gradditude. it sounds simple but i promise each of you that do this that their will be an overwhelming peace and joy come upon you that your life will seem to glow because the spirit is now with you and hes their to help you and your busy life. try it.

thank you for all your prayers, elder jeppson couldnt be happier!!!

elder jeppson

1. MLC, love the inspiring council i get to be with once a month
2-3. elder smith and i on exchange in cape (beatiful cape sunset)
4. off to baptismal interview!!
5. bro amposah and i on splits!
6. i call this a funny, stupid hahhah better angel moroni then some naked person hah
7. cleaning the baptismal faunt late at night lol

05 March 2018

Week #80

a principle of  obedience

we read in 64th section of the Doctrine and Covenants in verse 23, "Behold, now it is called today until the coming of the son of man, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming."

this week i saw such a great example of faith in the principle of tithes. we have an investigator named brother Edmond, now edmond lives in my old area in breanu akyim but because of the person he stays with he comes all the way to tamso branch to worship, its a tough deal cause we dont have the time to goo alll the way out there to see him, so we are working it out with him.

edmond has wanted to attend the church his whole life, back when he lived with his parents in takoradi he went to the church as often as he could but his parents wouldnt allow him, or give him money for transportion there, so eventually edmond moved out and came to tarkwa. ever since hes been coming to church.

the moment sacrament meeting ended edmond pulls my companion and i into a room and asked us to help him pay his tithe and fill out the envelope, in his hands was 100 cedis..... now to some that is nothing but to a young adult who makes MAYBE 5-10 cedis a day working at a washing bay, the amount was too much, we quickly taught him the commandment of tithing but he insisted!! he said that he feels he needs to pay the amount to make up for all the times he hadnt payed his tithing, the more we said he needs only pay 10 percent of what he makes the more he insisted.

i loved the amount of faith edmond has, even before he understands the commandment hes willing to give more then he should offer, people like this are those that are prepared by god, sooo grateful for edmonds example to me to always pay my tithe, the money is not for us, its for the lord, its for the kingdom of god to grow upon the earth.

let us all remember that when the lord comes we will have to account for everything, including the money that we were givin in this life, i know we can do it and follow such a humble young mans example, so grateful for these life lessons im seeing in action!! like always, mission is too sweet!

God bless!

elder jeppson

1. went on exchange with elder singer! love that guy!
2. elder king and i waiting for the keys to the chapple
3.view from the house
4-5. this stuborn slash cute girl "eye roll" hahah
6. had the hole zone stay in our appartement friday night............. HAHAHH so we went and had a nice dinner, elder ball and i slpit a pizza and a burger
7. after king and i gave our instruction, such a dope companion!
8-10. tarkwa zone!! 

26 February 2018

Week #79

6 months to Sexy boiiiiiii hahahah

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH YEAAAAAAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHH YEAAAAAA well in the ghana cape coast mission when you hit six months to go home, everyone calls it 6 months to sexy cause of all the fufu weve been eating for 18 months makes us small small fat so everyone starts going sooooo hard to get looking good and get in shape and GUESS WHAT?!?  hahahahah just found out that 1 cup of fufu is like 500 calories....... i promised you i have a 4-5 cup, bowl a fufu weekly if not daily lol......... so we are gonna see how this getting into shape really goes hahahaha

elder king and i had the privilege to go down to Axim and Nkroful, 2 areas that are part of our zone so we went on exchanges with the DLs, in both areas. mannnn tarkwa has beauty dont get me wrong BUT wow those places are sooooooo beautiful its unreal!! we had a great time especially spending the night in the 6 man apartment in axim, havent laughed that hard in a lonnnnnng time!!

on our way out the door yesterday to go proselyte a massive storm hit and so it not only ruined the day but the power went out again and it was just toooo hot to sleep inside so tupola for most of the night slept on the porch till the mosquitos got to bad and we slept on the floor just inside the door. ill be honest it was sooo nice to sleep outside, never thought i would have the guts to just sleep outside in africa before mission but now it just seems sooo comfy its unreal! hahah we had a good time and honestly by morning i was FREEZING COLD with the morning breeze hahah

nothing really to share this week, im reading the new testament again, i never ever EVER (seriously ask my mom) would ever say i have just grown to love reading, i could do it alllll day now. i invite all of us to Read, no not harry potter or the new best selling authors books, hahahh books that give knowledge that we can take into the Next life! soooo many out their! find them.

thanks for all the prayers, you are the backbone to missionary work, your love and support.

love you all
elder jeppson

  • went on a bunch of exchanges this week in axim and nkroful, some of the preetiest places in the mission, soooo many dope elders there.
  • baptism on sunday, our chapel makes it kind of cool for baptism, everyone can watch!! 

19 February 2018

Week #78

"repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!"

Brothers and Sisters, like all the missionary emails you read, the work is divine and people all around the world are changing and following the example of jesus christ. i love it!

for the second time on mission i have completed reading Jesus The Christ. i have a firm testimony that it is not just a book but actually scripture sent from god. the book the second time through was sooo much better and easier to follow along. over the past 3 months of reading it ive been trying to seek this jesus, i still dont know him enough but if i hadnt read that book i would never EVER be as close to him. the knowledge i now have of his life on and off the earth, is one of my most greatest possessions, i invite all to read it, dont get scared by the number of pages or the english in the first 50 pages, THAT BOOK IS AWESOME!

something that i would love to share from my reading is in the very last chapter of the book.  elder talmage explains the difference between the Kingdom of God, and the Kingdom of Heaven. something that i always thought was the same thing. he taught that the kingdom of god is actually the church of jesus christ upon the earth. and the kingdom of heaven is what we are preparing to receive if we do all that god asks, the celestial kingdom.

in the 65th section of the doctrine and covenants, verse 2 states "the keys of the kingdom of god are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth..." we know those keys are the priesthood, the priesthood allows men to act in gods name and perform the ordinance which god himself commanded us to do. the priesthood is what governs the church of christ, whether is a calling or the sealing of a man and a woman, the same keys are used for the work of salvation.

in verse 6 of the same chapter it continues, "wherefore may the kingdom of god go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come, that thou o god, mayest be glorified in heaven so on earth..." we are preparing for the kingdom of god, during the millennium christ will complete the work of the kingdom of god on the earth but we are asked to move the work forward as fast as we can, to hasten and act, for the kingdom of heaven is coming, sooner then we know... and if we and our friends are not ready we will have missed the opportunity to be apart of the kingdom of heaven! so what must we do? Repent! and help the kingdom of god spread to ALL the ends of the earth! we can do it brothers and sisters, we can have gods kingdom grow to cover the whole world but it takes one small effort at a time.

 i just did the math and elder vincent, the africa west president has formed 62 STAKES in west africa in just 5 years.......... in the next few month three more stakes will be made, to have the number of stakes in west africa, 100! LETS GO TO WORK AND MAKE IT 200! so awesome!

sooo grateful for this book and i will continue to read it all throughout my life. thank you all for your prayers, but make sure you also dont just pray for the missionaries around the world, but pray for yourself to have the same experiences of missionary work in YOUR life. love you all!

elder jeppson

1-2.driving some boncu for like 40 minutes.....i dont know how the mas do it here, youll find a like 45 year old ma driving boncu all by themsleves hahahah love these strong people. some random mome called us to eat some fufu, you know we were down. hahaha
3-8. we have a member that everyone litterly calls him "french man" anyways he used to do illegal mining back in the day and so hes pretty rich hahaha so we went and did a little service at his fish hatcheries, thousands and thousands of talapia! we just enjoyed sooo much at that place! love french man! hahahaha
9.tupola bought a grill so we just enjoyin

12 February 2018

Week #77


elder king and i went back to cape coast for Missionary Leadership Council on wednesday!! well the tro ride sucked as usual but the meeting made it all so worth it. as i sat in the meeting i thought to myself what organization, or church in the world has their representatives in a certain part of the world, meet together once a month to discuss the needs of the mission and how we can be more effective teachers...... KIND OF CRAZY! all this work just to help people find and know a single message is true, its just shows me how serious this work really is and how blessed i am to be in the middle of it.

ive notice that my sweating habits in the last 2 weeks have gone out of control the moment i get out of the shower i sweating drop after drop off my nose hahah and i dont stop sweating till either we find a AC lesson in some nice house or that night when i take another shower hahahah idk what is wrong with me ive never sweated this much in my life!! friday night their was a high voltage and all the power in the area went out....... slept a good 15 minutes that night. looked at my bed and just a nice big sweatstain of my body on my bed hahahahhahahahhhah whats cool is that even though i had -2398723% energy to do the work, my companion and i had 5 solid lessons that day and i wasnt even that tired. God really does help us through this even the impossible, two, 10 hour days in the hot sun with only 15 minutes of sleep in over 40 hours. impossible with out god on our side!

that night i found out it was my companions 23rd birthday!! what a lucky guy i am to serve with such a devoted companion, with everything that had happened he could of made up excuses to take a nap all day and get some sleep back, he had a good reason. but even on his birthday, he wanted to serve the lord. i love elder king and his example to me. 

this week im gonna finish Jesus the Christ. im JACKED! hahahah love ya

elder jeppson

1-3- MLC, and my TCs
4. sweating 
5-6. elder king is 23! hahahah 
7.traditional sunday night dinner but this time........... elder tupola bought cheese......... YES CHEESE!!! sooo dang good

05 February 2018

Week #76

repeating history again. hahah

for those who read my emails just dont laugh to hard when you hear that for the second time in my mission.............. im moving down the street to my "new" area!! HAHAHAHAAHAHAH for not even 50 cents i can take a taxi to my new area. their are 2 branches in tarkwa, brenu-aykium and tamso. ELDER JEPPSON IS NOW IS TAMSO!! hahahahh and on top of that im now a ZL for the tarkwa zone, which includes 4 more cities..... 

but wanna hear the best part??? my new comp, is elder King! the man that replaced me in assin fosu!! he acts and dresses just like elder adu-gyamfi, my companion in assin fosu and we served in that area for almost the same amount of time!! MY LIFE IS BEING REPEATED ALL OVER AGAIN! hahaha

so yea thats how my life is rn.... im excited to work with elder king and im glad im in tarkwa a lot longer now but ill be honest the area is rough..... hahahah so tamso is like the rich area, (yes this is a mining town so these people actually have real money and nice as heck houses) so preety much saturday i walked like 10 miles, sweated proboly half a gallon a water, and saw 1 person. so elder king and i are gonna work out buts off to get this area pumpin, and get people out of ther massive airconditioned housed so we can teach them the greatest message of all time!!!!! hahahah

sometimes, i feel that god wants to see how commited we really are, i might be in tarkwa almost a year.... its not gonna be easy but i know i alone can ot finish strong but with the savior im gonna give it all i got till that last lesson somtime in august. " its not about me its about them" what i think ill be saying to myself the next few months, its for the people of ghana. its for the children of god.

my prayers to you all! thank you so much for all the support!

elder jeppson

1.king and i
2.call me if you need some bamboo lol
3.met gifty, she was making some local brooms made out of palm tree leaves, so we sat and helped her out
4. its restoration (get money) so we went and got a nice burger hahahaha

29 January 2018

Week #75

"its not the mission president, its the lord"

we had such a great week! have 5 new investigators, and Litis this homie with this big ole Afro came to church again so we are excited to see him progress towards his baptismal date. 

president called me on friday night to say i was going on transfer, and he told me he saw my email and knew i wanted to stay and be in the area for at least 1 more transfer, but he said, "its not me, its the lord elder jeppson". ayyye its not easy. so im excited to see where i go, but man the way it was hard to say good bye to the members yesterday. 

thats missionary work for ya, right as things are doing great and life is good, they send you to go do the same thing in another area hahahah this is the lords work, and i love it.

elder jeppson