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Elder Jeffery Speechly
Ghana, Cape Coast Mission
Cape Coast, Ghana

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Newer Pictures

New area Mankessem. New companion Elder Bond.

New Pictures Finally!!!

Last area Sunyani. Companion Elder Alba.

Aug 8th Email

Hey you guys!!!!!!!(Goonies) Haha

I'm totally stoked you got the pics that's awesome!!!! Sorry if I scared you with that story last week. I just thought I should tell you haha! But don't worry the Lord is protecting us! I promise!

This week was sweet! No interviews and no splits. I got to be in my area teachin My peeps! It was awesome! We just had a blast. Bond and I are getting along great! He was home schooled and is the complete opposite of me., but we just "complete" each other. JK but seriously I thrive on his knowledge of the gospel and just knowledge in general you could say! He thrives off my out going crazy insane sweet epic stories! But we just do work and enjoy our missions!

But this week is going to be the opposite. Today we have a district meeting with the President, instructing small and then also Friday a meeting with the new mission doctor! So that should be crazy! Then some splits and interviews here and there but it's still freaking fun! I love it here! I don't want to be transferred! They are in 3 weeks! So yeah I will talk to Pres. Shulz today about the going home and get it all settled so I will let you know the verdict next week! It's really been eating me up. I just have mixed feelings!!! I still don't really know what I want for my birthday. Just money and a package is sweet for me!

I can't believe you met Callie! I totally wrote her! She will get my letter when she gets home! Haha that's sweet she is a really cool girl. She wrote me a pretty epic letter. It is a crazy small world!

So yeah I'm just still doing work. Love you and thanks for everything! I will hit you next week Bye bye!!!
Love Elder Speechly

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Aug 1st Email

Family What's Up!!!!

Just chillin here in good ol MANKESSIM!!! Today was a freakin hot day!!! We just played some American Football and Ultimate Frisbee on the beach up here instead of Cape Coast. The Swedru Zone came so I got to see Jack!!!!He is doing good. I miss him seriously we tore it up in FOSU!!!! But yeah also did some wash in the washing machine that Stats lift haha so no P. I'm not complaining! Now it's time to come to town and send the greatest family in the world an email!

So this week still the same old stuff! Haha interviews teaching our family solid and watchin the church movies. Gotta love church movies Hahaha!!!

Sunday was Hectic. So I'm going to tell you a little how my sabbath went haha! So it started off great! Normal day at church, then we closed and went home for some lunch and while we were there I wanted to charge my camera battery, so I was putting the adapter into the socket, my finger was touching the prongs that go into the socket and so I got Sweet 300 volts runnin in my system!!!! Basically put me on my butt. Pretty much tasted death haha!
Ok not death but it did totally put me on my butt and I heard a ringing in my ear. It was the craziest thing ever!!!!

But hold on that's just the beginning of the day! Then we went out and one of our members asked us at church if we could go and give his grandma a blessing. So we said my man no P. We'll be there at 3:00. So we make our way to his house. We get there and we started the journey into hell. Which we didn't know at the time , but you'll understand in a minute..... So fast forward an hour and we are just arriving at the so called "grandma's house" and it's just a normal Ghana house. All concrete and so we go in the room and there is like 12 people there. Mostly older ladies . So we greeted them all. Talked my perfectly fluent FANTE/TWI haha not! Sat down getting ready to start and Micheal (the member) says oh they want you to teach them so I said Wow ok, no problem. Then you can translate and as we were bowing our heads to start to pray, this girl maybe 21 or so, walks in murmuring under her breath and clapping he hands in a circle around me. Bond and I just lift our heads up and looked at each other like, What the FREAK!!!! What is she doing? She had white lacy stuff over her head so I thought she must be Muslim. Then she went into the corner , dark side of the room. She curled up into a ball on the floor! At this time I'm asking Mike what's going on and he says we need to leave! So we head out the door and a man is waiting for us outside. So we greet him and start talking. Come to find out that this man is a pastor and the "House" is a mission home for him and his people, who he is healing. Haha I know funny anyway back to the story. He is just giving us crap for like 10 minutes. Now the whole time he is speaking pretty decent English and just chewing us out for coming here to bless her! So we started to argue and it was getting out of hand so we decided to leave and that's when it changed for the worse. He grabbed my arm as I was walking away. I turned and said my man please take your hands off of me and he said why am I hurting you? Small boy? I said no I am leaving and so Mike and Bond split us up and then for the next part, yes it's not over! A man turns the corner. He is short like way short and he is wearing, an all white suit and a white top hat. Looking Fresh! Haha he is their Prophet. So he comes to ask us what's going on so it starts all over again. Now the craziest thing about this whole story is the girl, the one who in the beginning came in and sat in the corner, she was doing circles around the pastor and prophet while we were arguing. She was just weird the whole time I was looking at her, she was crazy. Words will not do it justice! She was possessed! So I finally asked what she was ding and the men both said don't worry about her and then she fell to the round screaming at the top of her lungs. I totally got freaked out ad jumped back and said what the freak is wrong! They said it was because we were there and so we said forget it we are bouncing before we both kill this guy. As we were walking away the pastor says she is our oracle.... and we ran literally ran haha. We got to Mike's house and we kind of gave it to him for not telling us the whole truth about the whole thing! Yea so it's all good and no P. We are still on it! Crazy I know!

I need some pens and marker pen would be great, a notebook, shower get, and more pics, sunflower seeds dill pickle....spitz and deodorant. Fiji flavor was perfect! I love you! I also need some money so can you put some in so tomorrow after district meeting I can go to the bank lease! I'm dying haha Bond is saving my butt! He is a good guy! I love him!

I love my mission. I miss you and Love you! Thanks for the love and support!
Elder Speechly

July 25th Email

Hey Mom and Dad and sisters and friends and everyone else who reads this!!!!!

This week was sweet as normal haha just still doing the normal interviews and splits. I really enjoy staying busy! It makes the time go by fast. Which somehow mixes my feelings, but still is awesome! The only down side is my area is actually slowing down and is dying Kaka Kakra that means small small haha! So I guess I will tell you that the language is actually coming a lot better now. I hear it super well now and I actually am speaking it great too. Like I don't think you understand I can communicate WELL!!!!! I'm excited about it!!!! I'm excited to come home and have an accent haha!!!!

About my birthday all I can think of is like candy and mashed potatoes! Like the kind I can just make! haha But a ton of them! Candy all gummy and carmel apple suckers! They were the bomb! I miss candy . The candy here sucks! They don't like sweet things here at all! So I will continue to think about things.....Another side note my ATM card expires in October so I don't know what we have to do about it but do something. I guess that's something else for my B Day just money and I will buy stuff here!

Jack said thanks so much! He is coming to the beach with the Swedru zone to play on the beach this p-day! I'm so excited!!! I miss him! I got my pkgs loved them! I loved Sarah's letter. I wrote her back long time ago so I don't know. I send people letters all the time and sometimes they get lost!

I love all of you and miss you all too! I can't wit to come home to see you all on Christmas and play with the kids! Especially the ones who don't know me! Haha

Elder Speechly

P.S. We are going to teach the recent convert family tonight and we are going to watch Legacy. I'm super stoked haha!!!! Family Night!!!