Dear family and friends,
Hope all is well!
Elder Allen and I are doing good as usual.
Tuesday we had our Temple Tour. Nearly 60 clergymen and women from a religious college came for a tour of the temple, and to know more about our religion. President and Sister Heid, and Elder Nash of the Seventy were among the leaders who were there. We all met inside the chapel and a few videos were played, one introducing us as a Church and another on our temples. After that, everyone was divided into four groups. Two groups were of us missionaries, and two were Senior Couples. I was with Elder Sebuliba, the first missionary to come to Ghana from Swaziland. Our group had about 13 adults. We briefly toured the Africa West Area Office, the MTC building (under construction), the local chapel, and finally stood on the temple steps. We answered some questions and it went really well! After that we all met back in the chapel, where Elder Nash stood up and answered questions prepared by the college. He did a phenomenal job, and definitely resolved misunderstandings and false beliefs. The college had asked to have a mock sacrament meeting, so that was also done. At the end, everyone was given pamphlets and a copy of the Book of Mormon, as well as some delicious refreshments. It was super special to be one of four missionaries part of that tour. I'm grateful I could be there.
We extended a baptismal date to a cool girl named Rhoda for the 28th of this month. She'll be ready!
On Friday we went on exchanges with one of the District Leaders. I went with a missionary who's been in the field for three weeks, and we had a great afternoon together. It's pretty funny being with a new American missionary, and just hearing how they talk and react to Ghanaian life and culture. I gave him some advice on how to have a successful mission too. Our Bishop also took us around to visit less-actives we hadn't known. Less-actives are goldmines!
Sunday was fantastic too, but this letter is getting too long, so I'll save it for Mother's Day. I'm excited to Skype with you all! Pray that the connection will be smooth.
Have a super fantastic week, and talk to you Sunday!
Love, Elder Nissinen