Our weekly summery is lacking a little in "meat" because I just can't always put into words the experiences we are having. It would take far more time than I have here to tell you about them. Just know we are doing well, improving and refining our trainings, and loving our mission!
Last Monday we packed our bags for a four day road trip to Takoradi, since that time we have taught returned missionaries and gleaned some awesome stories, met with two Stake SR committees, attended a Self Reliance graduation, and wrapped up the week by accepting an invitation to a Catholic wedding (with African drums and dancing in the aisle) for Eric who is the maintenance manager at our apartment complex.
Today we attended a new branch, Anyaah. We taught a SR class with a minutes notice, trained two sets of missionaries in two different wards as to how the SR program can benefit their investigators, and talked to three of our girls and six of the grandkids. (A bad connection with the Bleazards and a birthday face time with Katie will allow a visit with these two in the near future.) It melted our hearts when two year old, Ziyah said, "I want to come to your house in Africa!" We loved that the Hatch kids sang several "Grandma" songs, and the Hargiss family are always positive despite their grueling schedule of work and school. At the end of the day we went for a relaxing walk, and on our return had a cool discussion with Larbi, one of the complex guards. Larbi knows the Bible well and was seeking our advise as he prepares for a discussion with his Muslim friend on the law of Moses as a prepetory law to the coming of Jesus Christ. He used to be a minister but still loves to share the message of the Savior. We are looking forward to more visits with him.
Mother's Day is recognized here in Ghana. Some sweet tributes were given at church and I was impressed by the number of older men who shared memories of their mothers. Some of my favorite memories of my mum while I was growing up include talking to her as she cooked dinner, going on special one on one shopping trips to London with her, fixing tea and toast for her and Dad in bedmornings and giving her nightly hugs and goodnight kisses. So grateful for my mum!
Family is the best, isn't it?
Elder and Sister Lambert
Takoradi Returned Missionaries
Eric and Florence - Picture time!
With Rebecca Mills, Takoradi Stake RS Pres.