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












07 August 2017

Week #50

The 100th Apostle in Our Dispensation


A day i cannot forget, the day i stood in front of an apostle of the lord and shook his hand. i always knew the church was true but as i got to shake an apostle hand... my life and view of this gospel is forever change. God truly calls inspired men to lead and guide His church. the spirit i felt as i Shook elder Renlunds hand, i will never forget. THE CHURCH IS TRUE!

Cool thing about elder Renlund is that he is actually the 100th Apostle in our day. i thought it was kind of neat! ahhah he was accompanied by elder Vincent, Africa west area president. both gave such amazing instructions on the simple truths and principles of the church. mainly on Faith.

but i want to share the 5 bullet points elder renlund shared with us, 

1. the Lord, Jesus Christ himself, thanks the Ghana Cape Coast mission for all that we do in this work.
 
that was soooo crazy to hear and the spirit was sooo strong!


2. we all have been called by revelation to this mission and we Must learn to know that we are here and not here by chance.
     
everyday i learn more and more why i am here but i think after almost a year of being in ghana i see it and i KNOW why i am here. god is a living god.


3.president and sister hillam were called and sustained by all 15 apostles 

i just love the hillams and they are so sweet and want to make this mission such a successful mission. i love there spirit 


4. Attitude and effort mean everything!

you have to be positive in all things and your effort has to be sooo diligent and hardworking or you will go home with regrets and missed opportunities to serve our savior and his children


5. your success is measured on commitment

no matter how many baptisms, how many people you teach. your success first off depends on YOU and second can only be measured on how much you grew in this gospel and what you did you fulfill your purpose as a disciple of christ. 


what a powerful just couple hours we had with the apostle but i know his words are scripture cause they were inspired through the holy spirit to be said and they have touch the hearts of not only me but all of this mission! AHHH ITS SOOOO DOPE TO BE A MISSIONARY!! HAHAH

A day i will never forget..... aye chale god is tooo good! haha

love

elder jeppson


1. THE WHOLE GHANA CAPE COAST MISSION. first time weve all been together in a year and a half. sooo fun to see everyone! (im in the very center! ha)
2. hahha just thought it was funny. 1 year and first year hahah ohhh elder mease
3. abigail was baptised on saturday
4. i look tok tok but man i am sooo tan...
5-7. some pics from the mission meeting! finnally got to see the OG provo 9 agian. its almost been a year since ive seen some of them! such a fun reunion!







01 August 2017

Week #49

WHAT A BIRTHDAY!


well i cant believe im 19.... in Ghana im still considered a small boy so i love it!! well i had a great birthday for sure!! mom and dad send me some dehydrated green beans and gravy so lets just say my first bite i was almost in tears it was sooo good hahahahh  and that night we bought some pizza in town! and of course as a ghanaian tradition... i was soaked with water after we finished eating hahah 

Elder Mease is the name of my new greenie companion!! (my son) hes such a cool guy from Utah! we are gonna enjoy! hes got lots a spirit and a great testimony! and for ONCE! i have a guy that gets more emotional then me hahah lots in common so we are gonna make the most of these next few weeks and lots from each other!! guy is also halarious, never laughed this much in just 5 days.when i first came i thought i was hard to hear the ghanaians speak. but elder mease is having a hard time hearing ME talk!! hahah says my accent is too hard for him to understand my english!! hahahahah WHAT THE HECK!! MY ENGLISH IS TRASH!! hahahah

Well sarah was baptised by her husband brother victor!! has he pulled her out of the water and gave her the biggest hug and kiss. my eyes were filled with the love of christ and the love that brother victor has for his wife. over 1 year of him trying to help her become a member! ive never seen a man sooo happy to know 1 year from now he can go get sealed with his family in the Ghana, Accra temple!! the baptism has really shown me how that familys truely can be together forever! and because of the faithfullness and love that brother victor has for his family, after all this time and his dilligence, his wife is a member of Jesus Christ church. miracles in the making brothers and sisters!!

well im about done with the book of mormon again. what a powerful book! my advice to all those who are planning on serving a mission. 

READ THAT BOOK!! 

its not hard at all haha just small small each day and before you know it. you will have read the greatest book of all time! i love the book of mormon too much! hah its a little weird how much. but i know if you read it you will have the answers the deepest questions of the soul!

love you all!

elder jeppson 

1.elder mease and i!! man hes a tall guy hahaha
2-4. GREEN Beans and gravy!!! and PIZZA!!! (to explain -- Green beans and gravy is one of Peyton's favorite meals from home so we sent him some freeze dried beans and hamburger and instant potatoes so he could make some for his birthday.)
5.elder young and i
6.the amount of book of mormons and pamphlets sarah has been given over the pass year! UNREAL!!
7.soaked with water