The Prophet of MY Youth
Just a fantastic week, and honestly i kind of forgot what happened..... YES we did travel again but this time it was just for zone conference in Takoradi so that wasnt too bad. the conference was combined with 2 other zones so all of western region, it was great to see soo old friends but ill be honest i really knew no one at the conference.... about 70 percent is under 6 months old so there are just soo many new faces that have come in the last 6 months. The Ghana Cape Coast Mission is changing and moving forward and i am just soo grateful to be apart of it. the conference was all about our teaching skills. honestly i dont know much about levels of teachers and stuff but i do know that elder jeppson has gone from not even knowing how to start a lesson or instruction to something i love and look forward to everyday. teaching is fun! so the conference was great to continue to become the perfect teacher like our savior jesus christ.
speaking of great teachers lets talk about our 16th prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, what a man, gets me even emotional just thinking about how much that man did for this world, he gave it all for his savior and the people that he loved so much. we were fortunate to actually watch the funeral via satellite so it was awesome to hear from the first presidents on there unconditional love for such a great man.
i was thinking about what is the biggest thing president monson did that really effected me?? now i could obviously say that hes talks and stories of the army are what made me love him but i think the biggest thing president monson did that affect my life was to be the one to receive the revelation to change the mission age to 18 instead of 19. i remember being so young when we were watching general conference and the prophet stood up and gave that announcement, my dad said, "Peyton your like 4 years away!!! thats sooo close?!?!?" i remember thinking are you crazy dad, im like 14..... thats SOOO far away... Dads are too wise and little did i know how fast the time would come and instead of schooling and then leaving on a mission, i got to receive my mission call still in HIGH SCHOOL! a cherished memory i can never forget!
to think that if i had to wait a year (me being super young) at this time now i would only be on mission about 5 months..........AHAHHA you get the picture. how grateful to know that this church is lead by living prophets who personally know the savior and heed to his counsels and words. even though a prophet is nearly just a mouth piece for the Lord, they become some of the greatest giants among men. i will miss president monson but no one has the right to even ask for another Day for that man to serve, he Gave his whole life to this church! i love him and am eternally grateful for his love he has shown me through his words and the inspired leaders he has chosen. God be with us all till we meet him again.
i love you all once again.
1. takoradi (nicest chapel in ghana) after zone conference, love all these servants of god
2. Sister sandra got her mission call to Benin!! shes sooo stoked! shadrack(last weeks opening) and sandra will be the first elder and sister to serve out of the Brenuakyium branch!! so excited for the both of them!
3.went on excange with wendel and classically before you start a lesson about 230920948 kids come and sit around you till the mothers kick them out lol