Monday, February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

 Hey everybody!

We had a good week this week. I'll start with last Tuesday. So on Tuesday we were able to get a microphone and speaker for our unit! The Nkwabeng branch had an extra microphone so they gave one to us. We were all pretty excited to get that for sacrament meeting. Then we went to district meeting and that went really well. On Wednesday we met the new Couple. It is Elder and Sister Thayne. It was really fun to meet them and they are great. They seem a little culture shocked, but who isn't when you come here. The AP's took us back to our area and we went and saw one of the people that Elder Hair used to teach because he was in Fiapre. Then on Thursday we were started our institute class that we have on Thursdays and right as it started there was a big rain storm. It hasn't really rained since November but this was a huge storm. The wind was going crazy and then there was awesome lighting everywhere. The lights started to spaz out and then we were running on about 1/4 current for a while before it went out for the night. It felt good though because we just opened up the windows and let the breeze in. The next morning the lights were still out but they fixed them pretty quick. During the storm, we walked Vivian home because we wanted to make sure she got home alright so we got really wet but it was fun. Then on Friday we had a lesson with an investigator named Nancy. She is really smart and she is a lot of fun to teach because she understands so much. She wasn't able to come to church though because she is in Kumasi for school for the weekend. Then on Saturday the Zoll's came up with Elder Willyerd to help the Thayne's with all of their computer stuff. Elder Belnap went into town with Elder Willyerd and his companion to go around with him and get supplies that they needed. It was fun to be with Elder Willyerd for a little while because I haven't really seen him very much since the MTC. Then at night we were going to havea baptism for one of Elder Obasi and Elder Mensah's investigators buthe wasn't quite ready. Then on sunday we just had a normal day at church and then after that we went to Bertha's house and they fed us some Banku and it was pretty good. They just love to feed us. Then we went to go and watch Mountain of the Lord at Sister Affiah's house but the power went out so we couldn't do anything. Then this morning I just did my wash and everything. Nothing too special today but the past week wasn't too bad. So until next week! Everyone be safe and I love you all!

Love Elder Kitchen

P.s.  I ate this really thick nasty rubbery cow skin this week. It was gross and I had to eat so much of it. I just thought I would tell you.

Elder Kitchen eating sugar kenkey.

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

Hey everybody!

 It's been a pretty good week this week. Starting with last Tuesday I guess that was Valentines Day. We had a good lesson with Frank and he told us that he believes it's all true but he is just having a difficult time leaving his church.  The next day was kind of rough because everybody was failing their appointments and so we just went and ate rice at Lizzy's. She always gives us a lot of rice and only for two cedis. Then we went to have a lesson with Vivian and it turns out that she was making us food! She made both Elder Belnap and I a huge plate of rice each. I was already extremely full and looking at that mountain of rice made me want to cry but I had to eat it. So we both finished it and I felt like I couldn't move. We had to just waddle out of there and head to our next appointment. I felt sick but everything turned out okay. Haha. Then one Thursday I got some mail and two packages! Thank you for all of the stuff! It has been really great. We had our first night of institute that night too. We decided to have a class every Thursday night so people can come and have an activity during the week. After that I headed over to Penkwase to be on splits with another Elder. So Friday I was over in Penkwase all day and it was pretty fun. I think that I do like my area better but that is okay. While I was there I had another experience of eating so much that I wanted to throw up. I had a huge lunch that Elder Nwatu made for me and then a few hours later a member fed us so much food! I'm probably going to get fat if I keep eating like this. So on Sunday we had church and quite a few people came and most of them were on time so it was pretty awesome. I think we had about 34 people counting the missionaries. Then after church we just passed by some people saying hello to them and then had a lesson with Charlotte. Today we woke up to having no water but luckily it has come back since so hopefully it stays on. We did our wash and everything and now we are just getting all of our p-day stuff done. So there's my week. I hope everyone is doing well. I love you guys and will hear from you next week!

Love Elder Kitchen

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

Dear Family and Everybody else!

What's up!? How is everything back home? It was fun to just read the emails from everybody. So this week was sweet even though I don't really know what to write about. Good thing I take notes throughout the week I guess. So last Tuesday we had district meeting and I instructed with Elder Obasi. It went pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of doing that but it was okay. Then later that day we didn't really have anybody to see so we just passed by Bertha and her family to see if they needed any help with anything. Elder Belnap helped them pull up water from the well and everything but I may have just played football with the kids! It was a lot of fun. So on Wednesday we had a lesson with one of our investigators named Kingsley and he said that he would be baptized! We just need to talk about it a little more with him before it happens so hopefully he gets baptized. So nothing really happened on Thursday so I will skip to Friday. We were having a lesson with Bertha and she told us that she would probably want to be baptized so we are pretty excited. We just need to make sure if she is serious about it now. On Saturday, Gladis surprised us with fufu and banku when we went to her house! It was really nice of her. We are planning on her being baptized on March 3rd so hopefully everything goes well. So on Sunday we just had church. I conducted this week so I also gave a talk. After church we went to Bertha's because she wanted Elder Belnap and I to come and eat fufu with them. We got there and they made us so much food! We had so much fufu and so much chicken! They also gave us a sparkling cidar drink that was way good. People here are just too nice to me. I never feel like I deserve what they always do for us. Then we went to have a lesson with Charlotte who is a member and she surprised us with some food too. Don't worry everybody...I'll probably come back fat if every week was like this. So Sunday was pretty good. Then this morning we went and played football and it was lots of fun. We won 3-1 so I was pretty happy! ;) So that was my wonderfully great week! I hope you all are doing well! I love you guys! Peace until next week!

Love Elder Kitchen

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012


Well, this is the second time that I am writing this. I was about halfway through and of course all of the computers just turn off right as I am typing. Oh well, I guess I will just write this again. So my week was pretty  good but not a whole lot happened. Earlier this week we went to Gladis' and she was cooking her food that she was going to sell the next day so we helped her with it. We have been stopping by Gladis' a lot lately because we are trying to make sure that she is ready for her baptism at the end of this month. Gladis is funny...for some reason she just randomly does her funny laugh and then says, "Elder Kitchen, you are lazyyy!" Haha I don't know why she says it but it makes me laugh. Then later in the week we were just passing by the shop where we always get stuff from and the girl who sells the stuff started talking to us and we somehow got on the subject that she didn't think that I could catch a little goat that was outside of the shop. So I just went out and caught the thing! Haha it was so awesome. She gave me a little chocolate from the store for doing it too. Then that night we had a lesson with Nancy who has been away on vacation since December from school and it went well. She promised to read the Book of  Mormon so hopefully she does it. Then on Saturday we had a fireside for all of Sunyani. We went to it with Gladis and then Bertha and her family showed up so it was pretty sweet. A member from each area spoke at the fireside and then there was a baptism after that and it went great. After that we had to say goodbye to Elder Speechly because he is going home this week. I'm going to miss that guy. Oh yeah, I also found out that I am going to be staying  here in Fiapre for at least one more transfer so at least until about March 20 or so, but maybe longer then that...we will see. Sunday was a little crazy. Of course the kids were the main part of the craziness! I love them but sometimes they just make me want to die! Then last night we watched On the Lord's Errand with Sister Affiah an her family. Then this morning  has been pretty boring because it was our cleaning P-day so all we did this morning was clean. So, that was my  week...

Well have a great week and you'll hear from me next Monday!

 Love Elder Kitchen