Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Snippets from email home, Mon 17th Dec 2012

This week we found out why Ed couldn't email in person last week: he was with another missionary who was very ill in hospital. He didn't say much about it, but he was with him from last Saturday night until Wednesday when I believe he went home, he was so ill :(

Elder Pentreath did say this though: "I felt very weird not being a proper missionary and admittedly found it a bit difficult to go back to what is now normality, but whilst in the hospital the only thing I really properly missed out on was working out properly because I taught all the nurses about our church and 3 apparently came to church (in Monrovia city) this Sunday just gone, which is just too cool. =D"

In other news. he will be phoning home on Christmas day. Hooray! So more to follow next week.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Email home... from one of Elder Pentreath's fellow missionaries!

This is what we got today- it's good to hear all we can about Ed, albeit through someone else!

Dear Elder Pentreath's family,

this is Elder Humpherys! Elder pentreath is alive an well! there was an emergency that he had to go take care of, nothing that involves him just involves his time and attention!  Elder pentreath asked me to tell you he is sorry he cant email this  week, but will next week! he loves everyone! very much he is always sharing good memories of all of you with the district!, it seems to me that he has a very good PERFECT  family! side note: he is a great missionary! i for sure enjoy his company, very loving, and open always having a good time laughing, but at the same time very very serious when needed and gets the job done the first time the right time! hes a very good missionary! till next week he will email you with much love

Elder Humpherys!

and of course Elder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PENTREATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Email home, Mon 3rd Dec

Hello, for avid followers of Elder Pentreath here is a good story from this weeks email, and then a few photos of him! He's looking very well :)

"What a crazy day Saturday was!! Nelson was baptise which was just LOVELY - Nelson is such a hero! He's got to be the best guy I've taught on my mission - just so wonderful ! Then after the baptism, we took a bike back and realised something was wrong with the lock so we were locked out! And then we got a call to say that a couple of missionaries had been in a bike accident and Elder Kouao had broken his finger... he came back, I strapped it up for him to wait for the lock man and stayed with him because Elder K. was feeling really rough. We waited downstairs in Mohammed's shop because we couldn't get in upstairs and because he has air-con downstairs. Elder K. napped and I said to Mo, "Sooo, I can't just sit around and do nothing, I feel so lazy, so please give me a job to do" - they'd just got new shelves and everything was tip. He protested, but I convinced him that I was being serous and so for 3-4 hours I stocked the shelves. I've gone into the shop everyday for 6 months and so know exactly where everything's supposed to be, so I got a price tag gun and did 2 or 3 aisles - it was great!! Really strengthened the relationship between the shop and our church and was just service in the community and honestly was really fun for a few hours. Finally the guy came and fixed our lock and everything's back to normal! =) Had a really lovely experience and everyone was very impressed that a white man was willing to work on the shop floor with lots of black people - which is sad that people were impressed by that, but was a sweet experience nonetheless! =D Never know, Mo might start giving me discounts, but I doubt it! =D"

Ed also talked a lot about the other missionaries he works with this week, they sound like amazing boys/men! It's good to know he is in such great company.

Photos taken by the wife of the Mission President recently at a missionary training conference:

Elder Kuaoa gets post!

Hooray! Elder P has been excited about this for months!

Elder Pentreath with the other nearby missionaries at training