21 May 2018

Week #91

1 pic is a thousand words right???

love all ya! gotta nothing much to say!!

sweet is the work! ill send ya a good one next week!

elder jeppson

1-3. gotta love getting fresh fish dashed to you cause youre "men of god" hahah ghana for you!
5. i love it when the mames "smoke fish" hahah thought id try
7-8. love my pretty Otuam and the drive home.... ghana is the most beautiful place in the world....

16 May 2018

Week #90

my fam is the yeet swaaad

Not much to say this week!

got experience a ministering moment as the whole group in otuam went and visit a member that was sick after "church" (sacrament meeting) haha

read my scriptures

had some pancake thing that tasted like palechikya... i almost cried

all is well!! happy mothers day to all those moms that either chastised me when i was doing something stupid or keeping quiet knowing that good ole tonya (best mom award) will give the fire either way hahahahha jk

but seriously thank you moms, for both the big and the little that you do. for without eve where would the human race be? yes, waiting for a mother to guide, teach and nurture the children of our heavenly father. (and like we all couldnt be born sooooo)

love you all! big shout out to my boys serving all around the world! finish strong...

elder jeppson

1-3. had some great exchanges this week! one in mando, and the other in otuam with elder ukpabio
4.****when ma makes that killer ground nut soup.... you just tryin to get every last drop***** HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
5.bout to skype the fam!!
6.the appartment after skyping!! love those guys!
7.the only hard part about after talking to the fam is that you get so dang home sick!! hahahah yes that is my i miss home face.. BUT all is well! lol

07 May 2018

Week #89

101 Dalma......DAYS.

no i am not counting days! im counting SECONDS!! im kidding but man time is just flying and its making me sooo sad! but i was honored and blessed to be apart of history this week!

Sister Susana Entisie became the First member to be baptized in the small town of Otuam. it was such a special baptismal service for her, unlike all the other baptisms ive been too, this one was sooo dear in my heart. sooo grateful to see the gospel being spread to the 4 corners of the earth! and this week there were 13 people at church soo small small better hahahahah

we also took a taxi to a farrr bush village called entubedu, hahahah ill send you a pic of how bush this place was..... the only people we could talk to were school girls like 15 and even those barley understood english hahah good times i feel like im having a charades game every time i walk outside.

Philippians 4:13," i can do all things through Christ which stregtheneth me."

keep it real, shaka bruh

elder jeppson

1. freaking found a pool table!!
3. MLC this week....... somtimes these meetings hahahah
4. HAHAHAH "TRY to speak in english in school...." soooo bush hah
5-7. our small group in otuam, the school we worship in
8-9 and then our beautiful chaple in mankiseem! best of both worlds!
10. sister susana! sooo powerful!
11. cant believe im learning how to rope from an idahoan in ghana!! hahah

30 April 2018

Week #88

10 people, still the TRUE church.

i can not think of a better place for me to finish my mission then Mankessim First ward! and also im over a small group that opened just 4 weeks ago in a small coastal town called otuam! the most prettiest place ive seen on my mission! im asking president if we can start spending full time there. its about an hour from mankessim in the middle of no where and since its the birth place of one of the former presidents its a nice PAVED road in the middle of the bush! soooo much fun!

my new companion is elder Nemet (like home depot, you dont say the T) such a sweet guy, ive known him for over a year and we are excited to work together to build up the kingdom of god here in this area! in my shoe box "appartment" hahah its elder pahulu ( tongan) and elder holtman (IDAHO BOI) we are just enjoying out here in the smallest zone in the mission!

sundays are usualy sooo laid back and sooo chill but nope! not in this area! we quickly get up and get ready, bishop picks us up in his tro tro and we start driving to otuam. pick up about 5 other members along the way. we worship in a school, 5 members from mankessim, 2 missionaries, 2 members from otuam and 1 investagator who is getting baptised sunday! all 10 of us sat there, some how sand a quiet hymn and partook of the lords sacrament. such an emotional experience for me, looking at 10 just 10 people sit in this crappy run down school at the top of this town still worshipping god the way hes instructed us to. such an eye opening experience for me, the church is true and as christ taught us, "for where two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" we got 10 so were doing pretty good i think! hahahhaha

oh how much i love missionary work, especially in ghana.... as the apostles say to the west africa area presidency, we are the very tip of the spear for the church, "all eyes are on us!" so blessed to be in the midst of all of this, watching the church grow at unbelievable rates!

hope all of you guys have a great week and remember its not about finding time for god buts its about finding time for life cause youre so caught up doing what God is asking you, me and all of us to do. forget yourself and go to work, doing what god wants, not what you want! love you all
elder jeppson

1. some idiot tipped his trike full of water hahah so we helped him out lol
2-5. pics of elder nemet and i in Otuam
6. my last day in tadi.... so i got a pizza for the boys are the atlantic hahah imma miss tadi!

23 April 2018

Week #87


well shoot.

hahahah saturday i found out im leaving tarkwa!! i was sooo suprised that i was leaving before elder king, this place has turned into one of the coolest places to serve in this mission, cant believe im leaving it sooo soon, well its been 6 months but it feels soooo sooon! hahah

elder king and i did soooo much this week, in the next few weeks we (not me anymore) are gonna soak some people!! hahaha we went to zions camp on saturday to get me my mind off home! hahah till the day i die ill always say ghana is just beyond beautiful! i love the bush, so peacful, just gives you time to think. gonna miss french man and his wifes food hahah

something ill assign you guys to read as a little homework hehehe is 1st corinthians 9:23-27.

think of race, only the one who crosses the line first gets the prize first right? but paul is trying to teach us something wayyy greater! he uses the wording ''striveth for the mastery'' he teaches us that all men run the race and its not about who gets to heaven first, but its all about self mastery, and become better within ourselves. 

let us run the race inside ourselves to always be pushing ourselves to run faster, work harder, to overcome our temptations and weaknesses. in the end youll be judged not compared to what others did or placed in their race. youll be judged compared to how you were to what you became, did you try? did they become closer towards the savior? did they set goals and plan to improve? it comes down to integrity and the purity of our hearts, are willing to go through the hard, suffering pain of real work to become worthy to enter into his presence? only one way to find out.

paul concludes that we are not looking for a corruptible crown, that is, of this world. we should not be pushing ourselves to be viewed by the worlds eyes as successful or ''did it right''. we are looking for that INcorruptible crown that only the father may place on our heads, by doing the fathers will we may obtain that prize. i love pauls wise words of caution and help. love the new testament soo much!

let us all make personal goals to become better in what ever it may be! i know the lord will bless us.

have a great week! talk to you from my new area!! hahaha

elder jeppson

1.i made it tooooo the wedding just in time. hahahha love lexie, congrats!
2.maame fed us the spine of the palm tree, preety good
3. finished the roofing this week!
4-7. just some families im really gonna miss from tamso branch
8-9. ohhhh how it makes me sad to think im leaving elder king....
10+ I CAN SAY AS OF TODAY I HAVE GOLFED 9 HOLES IN GHANA AFRICA!! man it was a blast and yes we lost ALL of the balls they gave us to use, little rusty hahah still killed brown and harris though hahah

16 April 2018

Week #86

been a long time...

Edmond was baptised!! what a great experience that was to be apart of such a faith devoted son of god to see him converted into the church of god. soooo proud of him and cant wait till he recieves the priesthood next 2 weeks.

this week was full of sooo many meetings! zone conference, exchanges with the APS, baptsim, first session of district conference, and then sunday drove back to tadi for the general session of tarkwa district conference!! soooo cool to see 250+ people come from just 4 small brances and 1 group, let the growth grow into a stake of Zion!!

all i have to say about this week is elder jeppson trying to understand the principle of sacrifice. that was the topic of almost all our meetings this week, ohhh how sad i am to miss my elder sisters wedding this saturday, ohh how much i would love to sit in that sealing room and watch lexie be sealed for time and all eternity, ohhh how id love to give her husband a big ole hug, ohhhh how much ohhhhh how much i would love to even smell some of the food that will be prepared this week, but why cant i?

ive learned this week, im not supposed to be in the meridian idaho temple this weekend, im meant to be in ghana continuing to do the lords work, to Sacrifice this small thing so that one day others can see the importance of the restoration of Jesus Christ church. to sacrifice this is nothing compared to what my forefathers sacrificed to join this church, to cross the plains to come to zion, sacrifice really isnt a sacrifice afterall, the things im learning about my self because of this experience will be a for ever memorable experience.

LEXIE GOOD LUCK AND CONGRATS! soooo proud of you and trace (who ever that is) hahah jk enjoy the party, send me lots of pics, just know the spirit of elder jeppson will be wrapped around you full of tears for you did it!

thanks for all the prayers you send my way, i hope i can send more back!! have a good week! love you all

elder jeppson

1-2. took a small trip out to Zions camp to teach french mans grandson joseph hahah

3-4. combined zone conference in TADI sooo good to see my boys
5-6. down by the tracks heheheh
7.edmond was baptised!!! sooo proud of that big man!
8. pretty cool right??? hahahahh wish it was mine
9. someday ask me to tell you this mans conversion story.... change your world i tell you. :)
10. the powerful tarkwa district
11. throwup or breakfast??? you tell me hahahah