I’ve got Joy Like A Fountain in my Soul…

Beautiful Temple. Accra, Ghana.
Beautiful Temple. Accra, Ghana.

“Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God;”  Doctrine and Covenants 18:10

First day we jumped right into classes and I hadn't slept pretty much at all the entire plane ride...
First day we jumped right into classes and I hadn’t slept pretty much at all the entire plane ride…

November 4th, 2015

Sorry about such a short email last week, we didn’t have enough time to send long emails. But here it is, my second email from the MTC! It is also my last… Because next week I’ll be in Kumasi!

This is my MTC companion. He is from Texas. He talks a lot... It bugged me the first couple days, but I've grown out of that now.
This is my MTC companion. He is from Texas. He talks a lot… It bugged me the first couple days, but I’ve grown out of that now.

The MTC has been great.

18 year olds can be messy... My stuff are the two neat bags in the bottom right corner.
18 year olds can be messy… My stuff are the two neat bags in the bottom right corner.

Every morning we wake up, shower the sweat off, brush our teeth, and dress for the day. After which we spend an hour in personal study trying to plan for our “investigators”. Once we finish study time we move onto breakfast, which is usually beans, cabbage, bread, and fruit. Then we spend all day in classes teaching us how to teach and effectively use the materials we have been given.

Super awesome African missionaries :) I gave one of them an extra pair of my shoes and then he said he had to get a picture of me.
Super awesome African missionaries 🙂 I gave one of them an extra pair of my shoes and then he said he had to get a picture of me.

We eat lunch at noon everyday, which almost always consist of chicken, rice, fruit, and a roll. After lunch and several more classes we get an hour to go outside and play football (soccer). An African actually complimented me on my football skills!!

Taking a walk in Africa.
Taking a walk in Africa.

Once we are nicely cooked on all exposed areas, looking like glazed donuts, we head back inside for another shower before dinner.

The road is right next to us... Skechy walking these roads.
The road is right next to us… Skechy walking these roads.

Food consumed, usually [consists of] some kind of strange looking food [that] mom would make during one of her ovo-vegetarian diets, it’s more classes. With my head full of delicious knowledge for me to digest, I head off to bed. Repeat day for another 6 days as of now.

Drove passed the president's houses.
Drove passed the president’s houses.
It’s just straight up hot and humid here. I’ve gotten used to by now… It’s just like putting on a semi-wet blanket 🙂 The missionaries here are super awesome! There are 16 American elders in all and 13 of us are going to Kumasi.
The Africans nicknamed one of my roommates "bishop", because he looks like a bishop.
The Africans nicknamed one of my roommates “bishop”, because he looks like a bishop.
The African elders are some of the coolest guys you could meet! I love it here in Africa. It was really weird and different the first day, but now I am getting used to it.
Temple trip!
Temple trip!
I love all of you very much and I really hope I get to answer questions and write more, but I am limited on time… Hope I have cooler stories to tell next week!! Until then, peace out.
Love,
Elder Whipple
One of my room mates had this quote on his bed, so I added it to mine.
One of my room mates had this quote on his bed, so I added it to mine.