18 September 2017

Week #56

TAKORADI CHilliN


went to takoradi to renew my non-citizen card in takoradi! was such a blast to be with my TC's all together after 1 year. we spent the day together and went to the nicest hotel in the mission and got some great foooooood of course! its amazing how much you can change in just a year. THE PROVO 9! the first ever to come to ghana and come from the provo mtc. hahah man we enjoyed! i think everyone in the whole mission knows my group is the best in the wholllle mission! i love it! hahaha

mease and i started to teach a few new investigators this week. and some of them turned out to be soooo great! had a couple of people come to church. so we are starting to see some more people prepared by the lord.

we are on week 9 of training.... man the way time goes. elder mease is doing soo great and is farrr better at teaching then i was when i came i love it, and i love how even though he is in training i feel that i am being retrained and remined on the things that i need to do better.

questions. ohhh how i love questions. i used to fear the idea of getting asked a question by someone and not knowing how to answer it. brother dadzie one of our investagators has some crazy crazy questions. but there are sincere and real questions, thats why we continue to answer them. but what ive learned about teaching people is that if youre talking more then the investigator, the investigator might learn something, but if you want someone to really come unto christ and change there nature and not just there behavior.... ask questions and have THEM talk.

instead of telling people what they need to do to follow christ, have them answer there own questions. it might not make sense cause if you have a questions its usually cause you dont have the answer. but when someone has to really think why they need to repent and why they need to be baptized. before you even tell them the scriptural answer, they will have some kind of idea why. it might not be 100 percent the correct answer, but there is always truth in a sincere response. and after they give an answer on there OWN questions you add to what they said and testify of the truthfull ness that you know.

brothers and sisters im not just learning how to teach but i am actually learning how to learn myself. its amazing what inspired questions can do to those you meet. dont fear to question the scriputes as long as your motives are right, you will receive an answer. i know it and i see my prayers and questions get answered everyday.

god bless you my friends

elder jeppson

1-2. one of our members husband died and so the relief society did some service and got some food and things to help her out during this hard time. but we had to carry most the stuff of the BIG hill hahahah its was awesome to see the relief society doing what they do best. SERVE
3-8. Atlantic hotel with the BOYZ!! man that burger was goooooood hahah







11 September 2017

Week #55

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yea well our district rap we are writing for our mission is almost done so you can say i am pretty stoked for this week hahahaha

well elder mease and i went to our trainers follow up meeting at ola chapel this week. we watched clips from the movie miracle on ice, (one of the greatest movies of alllll times) hahaha we talked about the first few weeks of mission and how there stages. the first being forming, the part where we get assigned to our companion and we are all so full of energy, straight from the mtc sooo stoked for missionary work!

the next stage is the storming stage, after the first week or few days on mission the new missionary is tired and not used to all the new stuff that mission has in front of them. there are small fights with the companionship cause of not understandings and others. this stage is the stage companions need to get out of.

the next is norming, chemistry, where the companionship is starting to get along and they have a rhythm in teaching now and they learn to talk and work with one another. this is where the skill is developing and the lords work it progressing! 

the last is performing, the stage of miracles where now that both companions know each other and love one another and work with an obedient mind the miracles and people being baptised are converted to the lord. this is the stage what all missionaries should strive for!

it was a great meeting and elder mease and i are having a great time i love it!

well elder young wants to get on so i love you all. remember to choose the right at all time. god is watching. 

LOVE YOU

elder jeppson

1-3. foooooooood, pizza, cereal at president house, MASSIVE platain
4-5. trainers follow up meeting
6. president gave us goooood ole idaho potatoes!! we enjoyed!! hahah
7.me sooo tired after my hour argument with bishop about a temple marriage and a traditional marriage ayyye the culture of ghana is not easy ooo hahah







04 September 2017

Week #54

The biggest festival in Ghana.


man oh man these week was a tough one!! all week we just walked around trying to talk to anyone we could meet but all went to town for the big festival! had like 3 lessons alllll week and not even 1 investagator came to church.... but we did enjoy a little district movie night watched 17 miracles and played some volleyball this morning so it made up for the bad week! 

but something i would like to share comes from my reading in doctrine and covenants section 59:23, one of my all time favorites. it reads, "But learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward even peace in this world and eternal life in the world to come."

now the reason i like this scripture so much is cause its sooo simple and it applys to alll mankind no matter who you are or where you come from. i love how it starts by saying "but learn" without going to the scriptures and actually studying what god wants us to do we will never know joy and peace. having the knowledge of what god wants us to do exactly, is a feeling of relief, not worrying about messing up or doing something wrong. with knowledge of gods plan we dont have to guess or worry whats gonna happen, we will already know!

the next states, "he who doeth the work or righteousness" he didnt say anyone who just does work or someone that is just a member of his church. doeth, is an action word so those who are acting on their faith and working for gods gifts will recieve what he has promised. we can not be idle, being there is simply not enough, we must be involved.

and the last part, "will recieve his reward" it sounds personal to me like each of us will have peace and joy but the word HIS makes it sounds like i will personaly have a reward for what i do. SO COOL! and the coolest part about this scripture is that God is promising not just peace in this life but also in the next even the greatest of all gods gifts, Eternal life.

what a coool scripture i just love sooo very much, let us all do our part and work to reicieve OUR reward. god bless you all have a great week!

elder jeppson

1.BBQ sauce face after a solid egg sandwich hahah
2.just a small parade through just tiny nkanfoa
3-4. the brethern (elder williams on exchange with stevens)
5. nothing like some empasi, yam and egg stew!! sooo nice!





28 August 2017

Week #53

ONE YEAR.


brothers and sisters..... WOW..... a whole year has come and gone and as for me, i have been experiencing the greatest life time adventure i could ever ask for. As of August 23, 2016 i have been set apart as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. all i can say to my heavenly father is a thank you and i love you. this past year has not been easy at allllll. but because of this gospel i have experienced a change in my life that i know nooo money, no school, nooo job could give me. A knowledge that my Savior lives. i know it.

well this week was of course sick as heck. like mannnnn i just enjoyed hahahah chopping some goood foood everyday, extending baptism dates, talking to non serious people about the gospel, starting working out again hhahah and of course learning more and more about the gospel of jesus christ.

Brother Dadzie, a 35 year old man that lives in cape coast cause of work while his family lives in accra had a cool eye opening lesson with us on tuesday, the lesson was on the work of wisdom. (GREAT LESSON) hahaha well in accra where his family stays he used to drink alchol on the weekends with his friends at the club he wasnt addicted but he like the time with his friends. as we explained the word of wisdom he was very quiet and didnt say much. after we spoke we pause and my compa asked if he any questions or something hed like to say, he then told us that ever since he moved to cape coast he hasnt drunk anything and he doesnt even have the desire to drink ever again. he told us that if he had not moved to cape about a year ago then he proboly would of not have stopped. but he has notice that there is a difference in his life when he doesnt drink. he asked us very specifically if he had to for sure 100 percent stop drinking to be baptized we told him we are not perfect but we must be prepared and commited to not ever drink ever again. he told us the reason he asks is because he wants to make sure that when he is baptized he has been baptized correctly and he is ready to commit to follow his savior forever.

the lord prepares people to reiceve his gospel. over the past year i have seen it many times, but truely i know god is in control and that there is noooo need to worry cause in the end.... all things will be made right and the elect will stand by christs side at the last day. 

1 more year.... its not enough time. but itll have to do. thank you all for the wonderful support you have shown me this time. means a lot and i really appreciate it. love you all, my prayers and blessing be upon you all! 

love 

Elder Jeppson
Ghana Cape Coast Mission
2016-2018

1. feels like jungle book in our bush village hahah
2-5. DINNER AT ROYAL RIDGE!!! man we enjoyed!! place was the nicest place i have eaten at my whole time in ghana.
6-7. elder nelson and i (my TC) puttin up 1 for one down one to go!! hahah
8. MY CITY, plus a massive fallen tree hahaha








21 August 2017

Week #52

less actives and finding 


WHAT IS GOOD?? man mission is good. this week we found lots of people to teach and even met with some long time less actives. the ward got involved with some service project and of course i ate like a champ this week (for living in ghana) hahaha so this week went great!

elder mease is a powerful missionary who is learning more and more everday. hes getting comfy leading the lessons and asking questions. man the guy is bold when he speaks and i love it. being bold in missionary work is probobly one of the most significant aspects of this work. people need to see that we can not be shaken, we know what we teach and testify is true. and when people see the confidence and love for this gospel that we have they will relize that this is no lie what we speak of and we are here with a purpose!

met a less active that was in the church for 6 years and then left cause the church didnt give her money to go to south africa for a job....( hahah welcome to my life) but what was sooo amazing to me about the lesson with her is that i felt impressed to ask her if the church is still the only true church, she respond after several seconds of complete silence and said, "yes it is" so of course i asked then why dont you come back? her answer made me realize that she still has pride and is even confused about what she knows is true. she said she just doesnt have faith in the church anymore...... i was like what the heck??? hahahah you said its true but you dont have faith in it? MASTA thats the same thing!! we tried to help her understand but sometimes peoples pride needs to go before you teach them so we will continue to work with her but man i thought i was sooo cool that even though she doesnt like the church... she can never deny it is true. that is the power of TRUE conversion.

 i know one day that less active will come back. i know it. because she can never deny the faith and the truth of this church. what a cool experiance elder mease and i got to have this week!


another great week ahead i hope hahaha sike it always is a good one! cant believe thursday marks 1 year on mission...... 


AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYE hhahah oh life is good.

love 


elder jeppson



1-2. oasis with a BURGER!! hahah sooo nice3-4 FIFA pitch was soooo sweet today. man i miss indoor soccer league!
5.say hi to my fan, my best friend hahahah
6. THE DURRANTS MADE US CHILE WITH CHEESE>> oh my gosh hahah
7-9. all africa service project on saturday was sooo fun!! love getting the ward involved with serving our neighbors and the community.
10. the mission home flooded when president was out of town hahah so we had to fix that up for them hahahah
11. "slept" in the AP's apparment. (havent slept in AC in sooo long it was TOO cold i didnt sleep at alllll hahahah)
















14 August 2017

Week #51

just some pics


well this week was just another great week in the field, really got not much to say. hahah man for all of those who ask, "how is africa!!?" well africa is soooo big but ghana is sweet and always will be. love you all and have a great week!!

love 

elder jeppson

1. given sooo many hair cuts on mission its unreal haha
2-6. just the beauties of ghana
7-10. just some farm 
11.  and a FAT stack of waffles hahahahahah