"It meant a lot to us to have these four Elders eat with us as we are missing our own grandson's homecoming today. We were not there for his return from Chili and now have missed his homecoming." ~Marva
We just had your missionary son, Elder Beckett, in our home for dinner and enjoyed such a nice time with him. He is doing very well, finding Ghana more advanced than Sierra Leon and settling into the work. He truly is a fine young man and we loved having him.
We served a mission at BYU Idaho which extended to 5 1/2 years and although we were released, we still serve the school. That's why we are in Africa, trying to facilitate some programs, working with PEF and the Self Reliance Center, Engage Now Africa and the Golden Sunbeam International School. We've been here 8 week and have two weeks left before we return to Mesa, Arizona.
It meant a lot to us to have these four Elders eat with us as we are missing our own grandson's homecoming today. We were not there for his return from Chili and now have missed his homecoming. We have another grandson in Brazil and two more planning to go next summer. It's a great work to be a part of.
Elder Beckett will be a great blessing to the people of Ghana. Those who discover the church move forward in so many positive ways. It is the catalyst for change that is so needed.
Elder Beckett is partnered with Elder Van Wagoner who has served in this area for the past month They will get along well, I'm sure. He and Elder Henrie both came from Sierra Leon. There were only about 15 of the 274 evacuated missionaries who came here and they were grateful to be able to stay in Africa.
The epidemic of Ebola is very serious but not a problem here. Apparently the missionaries were confined to a few apartments, crowded, not enough beds and little food to share but it was just for a short time and they got out safely. I am writing a blog about our African adventures, two blogs in fact…one for the business part and one for personal.
You are free to look at them to learn more about Ghana and possibly what your son is experiencing. I doubt you get a lot of detail. growingghana.blogspot.com and nanapothier.blogspot.com.
Your son was thanking us for the dinner and evening and said, ,"I just feel so comfortable here. I feel like home." That was the sweetest complement he could have given us. Having them for dinner blessed all.
Bob and Marva Pothier