Monday, April 7, 2014

Muslim Mormon Missionary

This week my companion and I met this super nice old Muslim lady that wants to teach us Housa, which.. I think it is like Arabic... but not? I am not really sure, but it is fun to learn! Asalaam aleikum. Alaah kieme Gobe. You know. Stufff like that. Then today, we were walking in Cape Coat and a man called us over. He was in a little argument with a Muslim man and asked me the "pastor" to clarify. I answered the question and apparently it was on the side of the Muslim man because he yelled "Thank you" very loud and went down and kissed my feet. That one is new.

Another good week in Nyenasi and we have some good progression going on. We got a referral for a man named Kwaku whose wife just died from the Branch President. It wasn't really supposed to be a referral, we just happened to run into him in the town and he mentioned that he was going to a man whose wife had died. I remembered an instruction from President Monson that we should go to people with a recent death or a recent birth and share the plan of salvation with them. We started teaching him and all was going well. A few days later we checked in with the President on how Kwaku was receiving the message and he said, "Oh you actually went to see him? I guess I forgot to tell you that he was a fetish priest and is really into juju." Wow... great.. just great. The last time we had seen Kwaku, he said that if we don't come back there would be a problem. Now we understood that that problem could be resolved by him actually turning us into frogs or something!! So. We went back. A little cautious. But Armed with the spirit. He told us that he had a big question for us and he has faith in us and with act on any answer we give him. He asked if killing someone with juju who did something bad was a sin. To sum up the 30 minute conversation with him was, Yes. Yes it is. One thing led to another and he loves the Plan of Salvation and committed to be baptized. God is a wonderful God.

On Saturday April 5, we had a movie night and watched the Mountain of the Lord. To add to the list of all the cool things that happened on April 6th, the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated. It was a nice Sacrament meeting with people bearing testimony of the temple and of the Restoration.

It is so marvelous that Jesus Christ loves us so much. Oh it is Wonderful. Wonderful to me.
Pic 1- My companion, Elder Bannerman and me outside the chapel

Pic 2- Us and a sweet Recent convert family. The baby loves missionaries and one her first words was "Elder"
Pic 3-Beautiful Nyenasi
Pic 4- Our Draft board we made by hand!!

Pic 5- My friend the hummingbird

1 comment:

  1. You look so happy! Those are some great pics. And it sounds like you're having quite the experience in Ghana. Keep up the good work Elder Riehle.