Monday, March 10, 2014

WATTTERRRR!!!!!!!!!‏

So as you can see we finally have received water! Wednesday as we were about to go out to teach a lesson our phone starts ringing and when i answer it i learn that the people who were supposed to come to connect our pipe 3 weeks ago have finally come to do it. So our whole district sprints up the mountain to the top where they were coming to connect it and we find that our pipe has been destroyed throughout these three weeks so we had to pay a man to take parts of his and connect it to our own... after 6 hours our pipe had been connected and we had finished burying it in the ground so that when water was running through it the next day people wouldn't brake it open and steal our water. So Thursday comes and one of our recent converts, who lives at the top of the mountain, calls us and says that the "pump" is open. So water should be coming right?? Wrong. We were getting impatient because the water shouldn't take so long to travel all the way down the mountain and into our tank... well we hike back up the mountain to find that our pipe had been dug up and cut open in 4 different places so that people could take our water....... All 6 of us were ready to fight some people and we almost did but they could tell that we were a little upset and they took their buckets and left the pipe... we fixed it and then sacrificed the next 2 hours of our proselyting time to patrol and monitor the pipe from the top to the bottom.. Now we have a pretty full tank and are back to enjoying the A-Town apartment. Another way sweet thing is that we were telling our investigators how we love pineapple so much and were very sad that we can't buy them in Allen Town.... not two days later and we had three pineapples sitting in our freezer... im enjoying pineapple for sure! I eat one whole pineapple for lunch. They aren't as big as the ones at home but the taste... doesn't even compare. The fruit here is so much better than anything at home! I wish i could send you guys some bananas.

So anyways i decided i'm gonna start putting something somewhat spiritual from the week... so this week we had a very interesting experience. Monday night, very late in the night, over our compound wall comes a puppy..... we found it sitting on our back step the next morning. It wasn't hurt but man it was the cutest thing ever!!! We named it JC. We loved this thing and it definitely loved being away from people who would kick her and stone her and dogs that would attack her so she was enjoying living inside the compound... anyways that same morning during our companionship study we read out of our white handbook "Do not keep pets of and kind." Of course i justified this by telling everyone that this wasn't a pet... it was our guard dog! We decided that its best if we just be obedient.. and she helped us with that cuz she was poopin everywhere and we couldn't keep cleaning it up.... anyways we decided that she needed to go but none of the 6 of us were man enough to take her out of the compound and put her into the world.... so the agreement was she would go when someone would throw her out.... she stayed for a few days... then Elder Losee, our district leader, decided that he should lead his district in obedience and took her down to the junction and let her go.... so how is this a spiritual experience?? To be honest it wasn't spiritual too much but the dog came flying over the fence at the most perfect time of the transfer... there was so much contention in our apartment between some of the Elders (don't worry mom it wasn't me) but this small puppy even though it was only there for a few days taught us a great lesson on pure love and serving and taking care of each other... even if we all had to clean up a ton of poop to learn that... anyways it was a sweet experience. Love you all!
-Elder Rogers
Oh ya so something i learned this week is in Ghana when you are born you receive your name and also another name and the second name is based on which day of the week you were born on... so i found out my name is Kwabena. Mom, Tanner, and Korbin this is yours as well. Dad's is Kwame. Kennli and Annika's are Kwadwo. Kwadwo is monday, Kwabena is Tuesday, Kwame is Saturday. Interesting fact. They use these names when they are in their homes.

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