December 30, 2014

Ghana Cape Coast Mission

Free resources about the Ghana Cape Coast Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Ghana LDS Missions.

Cape Coast Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Ghana Cape Coast Mission. We try to keep this info up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Ghana Cape Coast Mission
PMB CC 1385
Cape Coast
Ghana

Phone Number: 233-544-334-943
Mission President: President Richard Scott Stevenson

Ghana Cape Coast Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Ghana Cape Coast Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Cape Coast Mission:

  1. Log into your LDS account here.
  2. Click here.

Videos with Cape Coast RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Cape Coast Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.

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LDS-Friendly Videos about Ghana

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Ghana. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Ghana, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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Cape Coast Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Cape Coast Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

President & Sister Stevenson stevensons-in-ghana.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Chandler Johnson elderchandlerjohnsoncapecoast.blogspot.com 2017
Elder & Sister Wade wadesonamission.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Jacob Knecht elderknecht.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Peyton Jeppson elderpeytonjeppson.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Kendall Harward elderharwardinghana.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Thobeka Goba sistergobainghana.wordpress.com 2016
Elder Gavin Degen eldergavindegen.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Brian Treadway elderbriangordontreadway.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Harrison Riehle elderriehleinghana.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Cooper Larsen missionsite.net/eldercooperlarsen 2015
Elder Makani Price eldermakanirain.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Julander julandermission.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Kyle Hackmeister lookagiraffe.blogspot.com 2015
Elder James McGuire jbmgonetoghana.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Trevor Walston eldertrevorwalston.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Daniel Miskin missionsite.net/elderdanielmiskin 2015
Mission Alumni mission.net/ghana/cape-coast 2014
Elder Brady Adair elderbradyadair2.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Doggett ghanaservenow.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Ryan Rasmussen missionsite.net/elderryanrasmussen 2013
Elder Sammuel Kitchen eldersammuelkitchen.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Devon Brown elderdevonbrown.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Seku Holder sekuholder.wordpress.com 2013
Elder Cody Randall eldercodyrandall.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Garrett Adams eldergarrettadams.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Zack Rogers elderzackrogers.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Jordan Briggs briggselders.blogspot.com 2012
Elder & Sister Saunders dmsaundersinghana.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Ian Stats iansmission.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Andrew Harris andrew..capecoastmission.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Jesse Mackay eldermackay.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Andrew Lehr elderlehr.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Quinton Petersen quintonsmission.blogspot.com 2010

Ghana Cape Coast Mission Groups

Here are Cape Coast Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Cape Coast Mission.

  1. Ghana Cape Coast Mission 2008-2011 Group (269 members)
  2. Ghana Cape Coast Mission Facebook Group (261 members)
  3. The Ghana Cape Coast Mission! Facebook Group (128 members)
  4. RMs from Cape Coast Mission (2011-2013) Group (94 members)
  5. Men and Brethren Cape/Kumasi Mission Group (43 members)

Ghana Cape Coast Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Ghana Cape Coast Mission!

Shirt designs include Ghana Cape Coast Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Ghana Cape Coast missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Cape Coast Mission gifts

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Cape Coast Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Cape Coast LDS Mission.

  1. 2014-2017, R. Scott Stevenson
  2. 2011-2014, Jeffrey L. Shulz
  3. 2008-2011, Melvin B. Sabey
  4. 2005-2008, Lindsay T. Dil

Ghana LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 62,031
  • Missions: 4
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 207
  • Family History Centers: 35

Helpful Articles about Ghana

Coming soon..

Cape Coast Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Ghana Cape Coast RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2015 (Kyle)
  • 2012-2014 (Kirumira)
  • 2011-2013 (Richmond)
  • 2004-2006 (Andree)
  • 2008-2010 (Joe)

Which areas did you serve in?

  • Green Hill, Swedru, Odoben, Assin Foso (Telecom), Sekondi (Takoradi). (Kirumira)
  • Abakrampa, Twifo Praso, Cape Coast, Sekondi Takoradi and Agona Odoben. (Richmond)
  • Togo, Benin, Ghana (Cape Coast, Takarati, Axim, Ngrafu). (Andree)
  • Kumasi Buokrom, Takoradi Sofokrom/Inchaban, Cape Coast Bakaano. (Joe)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Fufu and palmnut soup, Banku and pepper stew, Banku and groundnut soup, Ampesie with garden egg stew. (Kyle)
  • Fufu and Ground nut soup Banku and Fresh pepper. (Kirumira)
  • Fufu and groundnut soup, Bank and okro stew. (Richmond)
  • Fufu. (Andree)
  • Kenkey, fufuo with abenkwan & nkateenkwan, waakye, banku. (Joe)

What was a funny experience?

  • There was once a drunk man who loved to talk to the missionaries. I was brand new out when I met him. He shook my hand, pulled me in for a hug, then kissed my neck. I can still feel his beard against my neck, always gives me a full body shudder, hahaha. (Kyle)
  • Getting to see a butchery selling dog meat. It was one of the meats sold there. (Kirumira)
  • Conducting a wedding with 300 people when I hardly knew twi. (Joe)

What was a crazy/dangerous experience?

  • Every taxi ride or trotro (mini bus) in Ghana is a crazy/dangerous experience, hahaha! (Kyle)
  • My trainer from Nigeria preparing dog meat and I got to taste it. (Kirumira)
  • Voodoo people. (Andree)
  • Driving to Kumasi on terrible roads in a torrential downpour. (Joe)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Ghanaians are very receptive people. As such, the Lord provides ways for missionaries to come in contact. We met a woman who randomly moved in with our Relief Society President. She was a former Catholic, but had gone through many traumatic experiences. Upon seeing how the Relief Society President’s kids prayed daily and read the scriptures, she decided she wanted to go to whatever church she was a part of. Due to some big legal complications, she couldn’t get baptized for three months while she settled some things. She was baptized on the same day as her son in another town. Neither of them knew the other was meeting with the missionaries. (Kyle)
  • I knew that if we follow promptings of the Spirit we will find those who are ready in every corner. We never thought of finding someone on a Saturday since everyone was busy with funerals, but one day the Lord led us to one who was ready. We approached her and scheduled an appointment. Later she got baptized and served her own mission. (Kirumira)
  • My spiritual experience was I established the cause of helping build Zion, it helped me to build myself in faith in the Lord as well. (Richmond)
  • Baptizing 27 people in the beach by Axim. (Andree)
  • Baptizing in the ocean. (Joe)

What are some interesting facts about the Cape Coast Mission?

  • The Ten Commandments. 1. Drink a lot of water. 2. Take your doxy each day. 3. Wake up early and retire to bed early, etc. (Richmond)
  • Missionaries getting to learn to teach in a local language seeing how they could speak and trying to twist their tongues to speak. (Kirumira)
  • I served in 3 different countries and 3 different missions. (Andree)
  • It is now three missions, there were 80 people there when I got there, when I left there were 160, and now there are over 350 in the same areas. (Joe)

What was the weather like?

  • Hot and humid all year round, just about. January and February have a hot and dry season called Harmatan in which dust from the Sahara blows down, covering everything for weeks. It gets relatively cold and not humid. June-September is rainy season and it RAINS! (Kyle)
  • It was too humid, high temperatures and always sunny. (Kirumira)
  • Hot. (Richmond)
  • Humid. (Andree)
  • Hot and humid always. (Joe)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Ghana is the most religious country in the world. As such, it is super easy to talk to people about religion. Ghanaians are the friendliest people in the world and are so welcoming and accommodating. Ghana is super safe and welcoming to foreigners. The culture is very different compared to the USA and it can take a bit of adjusting to get used to, but it is AMAZING once you get used to it. (Kyle)
  • The people are very kind- they would receive us. Ghanaians are so kind they would wave and greet each other. There was that brotherly love you could feel. The peace in the land. (Kirumira)
  • The people love God and are very receptive to hear about the Gospel. (Richmond)
  • Humble. (Andree)
  • Most everything. The humility, positivity, openness, friendliness. My favorite area was Cape Coast. So much history there. Fascinating. (Joe)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Keep it simple. You might think you need all sorts of things going to Ghana, but everything you need you can buy there. You don’t need “clothes washers” or a special this and special that. If you take unnecessary things it just makes adjusting harder. Take what the packet says and get used to the country. Live like a Ghanaian. (Kyle)
  • Yea in Ghana you don’t need a Jacket because it’s always hot!! (Kirumira)
  • Don’t take a warm clothes. You’ll never use It. take lots of gold bond(brand). (Andree)
  • Don’t bring a suit, don’t bring expensive pants, don’t bring a lot of ties (you can buy them there and real silk does not do well in the humidity), plan on leaving most of what you bring. (Joe)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Too many to mention. I developed a much deeper understanding of the Gospel and of Christ. I came closer to Him and learned who I am. I developed a love for the amazing people in Ghana and learned patience and respect. (Kyle)
  • Apart from blessings portrayed in my family I learned personally from the promises in the scriptures. I grew in understanding the Atonement of the Savior. To see others as they may become. (Kirumira)
  • Learned French and 3 African languages. (Andree)
  • Impossible to say. So many. An appreciation for a beautiful part of the world. Friendships that will last a lifetime. (Joe)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Definitely patience and accepting things for how they are. Lots of missionaries will complain about Ghana after they arrive because it’s so different. But you learn to be grateful for what you have and what is important. I learned how to talk to people and how to be friendly to everyone. (Kyle)
  • I learned to teach. Now I am a greater teacher not only the scriptures, but even socially. I learned how to cook on my mission as well. Loved reading which is helping me in my legal career. (Kirumira)
  • How to interact with people, solving problems. Teaching with the Spirit. (Richmond)
  • Negotiations in buying food and using the taxi. (Andree)
  • Hand washing clothes, cooking, playing soccer. (Joe)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • Loved the country unconditionally! I also wish I had a deeper understanding of The Book of Mormon and Preach My Gospel. They are inspired. (Kyle)
  • I honestly wish I could teach the way I taught when leaving my mission. (Kirumira)
  • To be obedient, and they should love and respect their companions and everyone around them. (Richmond)
  • To always take my doxy and don’t miss a day. (Andree)
  • Not worried. Never wished it would go by quickly. Done more things on P day. (Joe)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Cape Coast?

  • Learn how to cook with eggs, Top Ramen, vegetables and tomato paste, hahaha. That’s what you’ll be eating for the next two years! Read The Book of Mormon and really study it. Read Preach My Gospel and study it. Forget yourself and focus on others. The work is NOT about you! (Kyle)
  • Go love the people you serve. Bear your testimony often, as you can, talk to many people as you can. Mission time is too short- before you know you’ll be bearing your farewell testimony. Have the image of the Savior every day you’ll not ever have home sickness or miss home. (Kirumira)
  • My mission is the most spiritual and obedient mission in the West Africa Area. As I did love, cherish and respect my companions, it really helped me to do the Lord’s work faithfully and humbly. (Richmond)
  • Prepare your self for the culture shock. If you don’t you may go a wall. (Andree)
  • Prepare for the best, hardest, and most defining experience of your life. Soon it will be over. Don’t wish it away. (Joe)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Ghanaians only understand you if you speak slow and with an accent. It takes about two months to get a hang of it. So new missionaries have a hard time talking to Ghanaians and understanding them. Makes for some funny eavesdropping when you’re an older missionary! (Kyle)
  • Me be bo wasum (I will hit your face). Instead of Mebe bo w’asu (I will baptize you). There are some far less appropriate ones I won’t name. (Joe)