Monday, August 21, 2017

First week in Nsambya!

Elder Beck and new/current companion Elder Khoriyo from Malawi

This week was amazing here in Nsambya and I am really excited for this transfer. It should be an awesome time and we are going to see some great things happen! My companion is awesome. We are getting along really well  and enjoying it a lot! 

Hey all!!

SO this week was amazing with saying goodbye to the people of Entebbe and saying hello to the people of Nsambya!

It started off on Tuesday in Entebbe, We had to pick up some missionaries from the airport coming from Rwanda even E. Phiri's new companion! Got to hear some good stories about Rwanda and made me think if I would ever visit the place again......... Also heard that they are making another branch in Rwanda (k4), so that is exciting! Maybe they will have a stake there in a couple of years! Also had some wonderful lesson's and goodbyes to the people of Entebbe. We even had a wonderful lesson with a referral that our Rc gave us! We were 4 missionaries together so it was a bit hard teaching, but it worked out! It was hard saying goodbye to some people, but I will see them again on Sunday the 27th at Stake conference! Also had some really awesome dinner and food given to me. Which is always a blessing of leaving an area! hahaha. 

On Wednesday it was a transfer day. WE headed to Kampala and I saw a lot of missionaries and also saw some that were going home that I won't see again or will see when I get home so that was awesome! Then I got with my new companion and started transporting missionaries around to their new areas. It was not easy......... Kampala traffic is not easy.. But i was only blasted by one police man and didn't hit anything. hahaha. But I was very tired...

 On Thursday it was my first day in my new area and we had an awesome day! WE had some powerful lesson's and I got to meet a lot of people. Like Jane who was baptized and confirmed this weekend and some other investigators and members. It was a really powerful day! and it is kind of nice to be in a new area. Fresh faces and new places to go........... Then on Friday we had a wonderful MLC. Like it was probably my favorite. The spirit was amazing and the missionaries were great and it set me up perfectly for my last transfer!

MLC training

 On saturday we had a wonderful day. WE had some great lessons and even had a baptism! It went well and there are some great members! Then we did some finding in the evening and it went really well. Me and E. Khoriyo both had different promptings that led to finding a new person to teach that has a lot of potential! 

Then sunday was amazing, other than I was feeling really sick for some reason........... The leaders in Nsambya are awesome and there are a lot of great people. We had like 140 people at church! That is the most I have ever seen on my mission! Also had like 13 investigators at church! The Lord was blessing me for sure this week! I also saw a member that was from Rwanda! (very cool...he was here his first 6 months and loved rwanda and the people!) It was good to see her and then we had some powerful lesson's after church. We have some people preparing for baptism in 2 sunday's and another and more on the 17th and the 24th of september. The member's are really awesome here! But they like to ask question's that don't have any application. Like " How do I pay tithing if I am in Somalia for 5 years and don't have any connection with the church....?" hahahaha They are a bit annoying. haha But Nsambya is a wonderful place and I am excited for what can happen in these last few weeks of my mission!

Today we had sport's day. SO I got to play some basketball! Which was awesome. I am not very good, but it is fun. hahahaha! This week I was pondering a scripture in D&C 64:33. I love it because it may seem like we are doing nothing or nothing is really happening from our service in whatever place it may be, but truly we are doing some really great things even if we don't see it! And we should never tire of doing good! Because in the coming years or in the future sometime we will see what comes from our service! It will be something great! SO never tire of doing good and serving others and serving the Lord. Have a great week!. Love you.

 Love Elder Beck

Elder Beck went from Entebbe to Nsambya which is in Kampala

Here's what Wikipedia says about Nsambya....
Nsambya is a hill in the center of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda. The name also refers to the upscale and middleclass neighborhoods that have been developed on the hill and its slopes. 

Angie-pedia...The lds church seems to be more concentrated here with more members and the mission home is close in Kampala (about 30 min away?)

1.  What will you be bringing home? You should probably leave whatever you can there. Especially if someone can use it.

I am not planning on taking very many of the things I brought to Uganda. I will be having a few souvenirs and stuff, but ya I am going to try and give these things out!

2. What is something that you learn on your mission that you don't think you would've learned anywhere else?
I don't think I would have learned how to enjoy posho and beans. hahaha. Also how to speak small small in different languages. That is what I can think of right now!

3.  What do you admire about President Collings and his wife?
I admire the love they have for the missionaries and the people. ALso how they never seem like  they are having a bad day and always give their best! Also their sensitivity to the spirit!

4.  Is there something this week that touched your heart that you would like to share?

Something that touched my heart this week was the new missionaries. We are getting a lot these past couple of transfers and will continue to get more, but truly they are amazing and have such great faith and desire to do the work. Also they have come out for the right reason's and just getting to talk to them and know them is amazing. It is inspiring! The mission is in good hands!


Elder Beck and Barrington (holy giant!! ha ha! look at that smile)

Elder Beck and Elder Phiri (comp in Entebbe)

I think he loves all these neat people!

more goofing!

more smiles  :)



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Last week in Entebbe!!! Where will I go now for last transfer?

i guess he found his tree!?!


SO transfer news came and I am leaving Entebbe and going to Kampala! to serve in Nsambya! With E. Khoriyo from Malawi. Should be good. It will be a short visit in Nsambya it being my last transfer, but will continue to do the Lord's work where he calls me! going to miss Entebbe too much though! I love the place and the people here.............. It will be my first time serving in Kampala..... A very busy and hectic place..........

tuesday was a good day..... In the morning we had to do some Zone leader stuff and send Baptism Records and stuff........... But in the afternoon we had a nice day. I gave a white shirt and a tie to George... the one who was baptized last Sunday and guess what??  he showed up early wearing it!!! It just touched my heart seeing George in priesthood attire for his Confrimation!!!! tender MErcy there........... (awwwwwww)

On Wednesday we had a wonderful DDM and something we did was we just said something good about one another  and a christ-like attribute we see in them or something they do well and that can bring the spirit of Unity like Nothing else! hahaha. We need to show more love to one another and gratitude!
On thursday. We had a busy day a had a wonderful lesson with a RC, where we shared the Restoration and asked for a referral. the spirit was so great and it is amazing what happens when you have the spirit as you council together on how to do missionary work and help members share with their friends.  Revelation flows! It feels good! 

On Friday it was E. Phiri's Birthday........ the district came through with lunch and a cake for him! It was powerful!


On Saturday, we got transfer news and had a nice day. But we had to go to Kampala for a meeting with the Stake President and Mission President.  Also our recent convert said about reading the book of mormon ' I feel like I am eating my favorite meal' - martin..... gotta love it! the book of mormon is powerful! 

thensunday was just a wonderful day. We had a good sacrament attendence and a lot of investigators showed up which was sweet! Even one of them came with a local instrument that he plays. I have pictures that I will send.It is pretty sweet! 

local instrument

then we had a wonderful baptism of Bro Patrick and this time I got in the water........It was great. he had a great experience and said that because it rained that day it wsa the lord blessing him and showing his approval for his baptism! pOwerful! then after church we had some weird stuff to do with other misisonaries in the zone that took up most of our evening and even resulted in a trip to Kampala and back..... driving............... too much........ tried to say goodbye to some people, but just find I am too busy to even do that......... For P-day we had a chill day and I got a haircut.....that was an adventure...... hahaha     Also this week will be crazy a lot of missionaries moving and stuff and more driving them around........... But it will go by fast and hopefully no one dies... ha

Baptism of Patrick

Elder beck and Patrick? 

this week I like from the Book of Mormon about Moroni. I like to talk about him everytime I read that part in Alma. I just like who Moroni is! he is such a powerful man! But I realized that the reason why he is so powerful and why he is such a great leader is because he always does everything with God! I like when he is going to raise the title of Liberty and rally the people. before he does it.... he prays to heavenly Father! Wow. He acknowledges Heavenly Father's hand in everything and every success they have! It is something that I have learned! 

have a great week. Love you.
Love Elder Beck

Mom questions....

1.  How are your shoes holding up?  Got any pics of your holes or wear and tear ?

Shoes are holding up pretty good. they have some nice scars and such, but I don't have any pictures right now.Let me try next week!

2.  What food do you want to eat or have us cook when you get home that you might have missed?

Steak and Potatoes. Casseroles?. Nice deserts. Pie, cookies, etc......... Lasagna......... then I can prepare some rolex and kikomando for you guys. hahaha. Anything is good. Can't think of a specific meal...

3.  Have you missed music?

ya I miss music, but I am coming to love David Arculeta EFy music. hahaha. ALso Motab is great!

4.  How are the haircuts these days? Are you finding anyone else had to cut your hair?

Speaking of haircuts...... I got one today...... It is not easy............. they don't know how to cut hair here. hahaha. then they try and charge you way to much. good thing I have been around the block and I know the prices................ It is a struggle........

5.  Has the money been an issue? 

No money is good.

6.  What is one scripture that seems to have touched some of the people that you taught.?

One scripture that seems to touch people are the simple and straight forward ones. But Alma 7:11-15? I am not sure on the exact verses, but those ones have been really good!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Another great week! Baptism!

Hello! Another great week!

SO it started on Tuesday! We had just an amazing lesson with Bro Wiclef. We decided to read with him Alma 7 and as we read with him. The spirit was there and he accepted a baptism date! He is scheduled for this sunday on the 13th of August! The book of Mormon is true and the spirit is the best!  (Mom note--I think this is Patrick - - so thanks for the prayers everyone!)

We also went and taught the RC named Ian. He is 10 years old. We gave him the scripture in 1 Nephi 3:7 to read. We came and asked him about it and he started quoting the scripture from memory! Wow. This kid is amazing! 

Then on Wednesday. WE had zone conference. It was so nice and my training was 50-50. NOt bad, but not good. But I learned a lot and enjoyed the other missionaries there! Also we had to take the sister's to the airport afterwards and drive them around Kampala........ Not easy...... Driving is not my favorite thing to do. I was so tired. Traffic in Kampala is insane.................. Rolex tastes good though.

Downloaded pic of kampala, uganda traffic - - yikes!

ON Thursday we had another powerful day. We worked with the member named Nuwagaba Andrew! He is an awesome member. We also taught this new family that we met at church last Sunday! They are awesome and the lesson would have been perfect except a guy joined the lesson and at the end just started asking all these questions and questioning what we taught, so it disrupted the spirit a bit, but still an awesome family! Families are the best!

ON Friday. We taught this RC that is going less active and it just got me really sad and a bit discouraged....... But our next appointment was doing family home evening with a family. It just cheered me back up and helped me realize that no matter if life seems unfair or disappointments come. There is always good in your life that can out weight the disappointments..........

On Saturday it was a disorganized day. We had to do some baptism interviews so we were up and down. Our appointments bounced us, but on the bright side everyone passed their baptism interviews! Also got to watch some monkey's wrestling at the church.......... I never knew it could be so fun to watch monkey's wrestle. hahahaha. 

On Sunday, it was a glorious day. First it started with Testimonies. Some people went up and bore some amazing testimonies. And it was some people that I am around on a consistent basis. IT is so awesome to see people's testimonies in Christ being strengthened! And knowing that your efforts are not wasted! I love testimonies! Then we had a wonderful baptism of Brother George. He is a great friend to me and It was amazing to see him enter into the water's of baptism. This work is the most satisfying work there is!

Brother George's baptism

Happy day!

This just makes me happy...because they are happy!  :)
happy, happy, happy

Monday...Today we went to the zoo and let us just say. Chimpanzee's are really entertaining and I can totally believe in the Planet of the Apes movie now. It is possible! hahahaha.

monkeys at the zoo??

pday fun 

This week I learned a lot about testimonies. Some people said in their testimonies that when they read the book of mormon they feel like they want to fly or that their hair feels like it is coming out! hahaha. We need to strive to strengthen our testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel everyday! It is like a fire and needs constant care to grow bigger and stronger. If we neglect it , it will go away! I know that Jesus is the Christ! Have a great week! Love you.
Love Elder Beck

Mom questions...
1.  There aren't many woman mentioned in the Book of Mormon.   Which one is your favorite & why?

I like Sariah. She is awesome. And I love how we can see her gain her testimony of the prophet and of God! Behind every great man is a great women! ha  (*so true!!)

2. Do you always carry a cell phone?  How reliable are the phones?

Ya we always carry a phone...... The phones on our side our reliable most of the time, but let us just say you get used to bad connections and numbers not being available. ALL the time.......... It is a frustrating thing for sure sometimes.

3. Have you purchased any clothes in Africa?  If so, what & how was the quality?

Ya I purchased some clothes.  football jersey some trousers, a shirt,. The quality is somehow. (so so??) It is usually not first hand or original, but there is some good things.

4.  Tell us about your companion.... what is his favorite food?  What is his best quality?  Does he know any party tricks?
My companion's favorite food is............ He likes Ethiopian food and also CHicken and Chips! His best quality is his humility. He is very humble and he is always working and improving. He can whistle nicely and make the sound of birds really well. HE has more, but they have yet been revealed to me.......

5. Need anything special when you get home that you have been missing?

No I don't need anything special when I get home. Just the family will do. Ya gifts are ok... Even Christ accepted gifts. hahaha

PS....the break in was the church, not their apartment from last weeks pictures. and thank you all for continuing to pray for our son and the people he is around.  It is working.  please continue....please. Not much longer.  I will miss the missionary mom thing but looking forward to seeing my son.

Monday, July 31, 2017

A wonderful week! Miracles. ISO: prayers

Elder Beck skillet skilz!

Hello! This week flew by again, but there was so much that the Lord blessed us with this week. Here are a few of the things...........

So since one companionship left we had to figure out their area as well and figure out how to fit in those that they were teaching with those that we were teaching. somehow it all worked out. But they had one investigator that had just come back from the village right before they left. His name is Patrick. This guy is amazing. He is an older man, but very smart and speaks and reads english very well. We visited him a few different times this week and every time we came he had read the assignment in the book of mormon that we gave him like 3 times and he was teaching us what it was saying in the chapters! He is preparing for baptism on the 13th of August, but he is facing some challenges in the village with his family, so pray for him. He is a miracle!

On Wednesday, the Lord led us to a few prepared people. I realized that I needed to do better at finding along the way. So on Wednesday right after we finished a lesson we walk out and I talk to the first guy that I see. WE talk to him and he is interested, but has no phone............ But we told him we would be at the church tomorrow in the morning, so we went away not really expecting him to come. The next day during our ddm. He shows up. We teach him and then on Sunday he comes to the church and just loves the church! Truly a miracle!

On Friday, we saw another miracle. We get a call in the morning from a guy and he says he wants to meet us. SO we are excited and we meet up with this guy and this is what happened. So the day before I gave a contacting card to our chapti man( The guy we buy chapati from) He then gave it to his friend and when he saw it and it said 'Light the World' He felt like he needed to join the church.! Truly another miracle. He came to church on Sunday! and He makes super nice chapati! hahaha   Also had our lunch paid for from a random guy! Super nice.  First time that has happened to me on mission.... Another miracle...

recall chapati

On Saturday, we are teaching this guy and we have been teaching him for a long time so far. He is someone that questions a lot of things and is hard to make him happy with our answers, but he has been coming to church most Sunday's and we are being patient with him. But as we taught him on Saturday he told us about how we always tell him about praying and coming to know it is true and he said he found a couple of scriptures in the bible and the book of mormon and he feels that it is true! He still is not sure about baptism for the second time, but he is progressing! It truly is a miracle.

Then on Sunday we came to church and we had some great investigators at church and even the Lord brought us 3 potential investigators to the church. One was a man we contacted last week, another was a family we tracted into over a week ago, and the last was a man that came because his children said it was a good church. Another miracle. The Lord blessed us this week and I am truly grateful for it.

This week has been amazing and I know that miracles they do happen in today's time. The Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever. He works them according to our faith. Truly he can work wonders in our life even when it doesn't seem like it is possible. Just believe and work hard and you will be surprised what happens. Have a great week.

Love you,

love Elder Beck

Hello beautiful Uganda!

Mom questions....
1. What is the best way to stay converted? Or to continually be converted?  With new members and yourself,  how do you keep focused on the gospel and Jesus Christ?

Well the best way to stay converted is Reading the book of Mormon, taking the sacrament, and also being busy and active in the church with different responsibilities and activities! we started up FHE for the single adults here and it helps keep them strong and active in the church! Also involving them in missionary work is one of the greatest in helping them. It strengthens them more than even the investigator sometimes.

2.  Tell us about the children in your branch or the areas that you served in.

Children are crazy. Some are afraid of me. Some of them are annoying to me. Some of them love me and when they see me they run up and give me a hug. Some are quiet. Some are funny. Kids are awesome and on Sunday I helped teach Primary. SO I am grateful for the experience I had before mission in teaching children. It is not easy> haha

3.  If you want to teach someone about the church, what approach do you use? Do you teach about the restoration right off the bat?

Ya I always try to teach about the restoration first right off the bat because I want to try to find the people who are prepared, but you know the spirit always directs and sometimes you talk about something different if the situation is right, but you always need to connect it back to the restoration in the near future.

4.  Are you going to buy a suit to bring home? It looks like most of the other missionaries who are  coming home have a suit and I'm assuming that most of them did not bring one. 

Ya I have already bought a suit that I am planning on bringing home only. 135,000 Uganda schillings!  (Big spender = $37.40!!)

5.  What are a couple of things that you will really miss about your mission? What do you think has changed in you by serving a mission?

I will really miss the missionaries and the mission president and his wife. They are so awesome! My love for the scriptures! My love for God and Jesus Christ! My perspective in life! Don't expect too much from though when I get back...... ha                          (Note: happy mom moment here)

6. Do you need anything? Is there anything we could send to the Mission home show our appreciation to them of their support and efforts?

Just your prayers...........They are the best help.

(ISO: prayers for the missionaries and people in the UKM mission.  Please. )

The following pictures are from Sister Collings...she is the best at taking pictures and taking care of our missionaries. Zone conference.
Masaka and Kampala South Zone mtg.... smiley  :)  

Looks like Elder Beck is using humor for his role play....ha ha

Sisters are into it!!

TOTAL UNSURE WHAT THESE PICTURES ARE ALL ABOUT??  Break in?  I know he just moved to another apartment.  Elder Beck sent pictures but forgot about the deets.  (next week)



Elder Beck's Homecoming Talk
October 15th, 2017
11:00 am
Pocatello Stake Building
655 South Grant AvenuePOCATELLOIdaho 83204

All invited!!

(getting excited just thinking about it!! woot!)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mid- Transfers! Comin' home papers!

Idaho Falls on the 29th at 3 pm.  I can't believe it!!

Hello. SO this week was fast and busy like always. Let us see.

On Tuesday we had exchanges. I was with E. Obeng and we had a fun day. We had Ethiopian food for lunch. He though the Njera was a rag. SO when they put the meat on the rag he was freaking out and especially when I started eating the Njera. hahaha.

njera....ethiopian flat bread

We also did some finding in the evening and we met this guy and he says he is starting a company and he is going to rival with Nickelodeon! hahaha. SO he shows us his studio....It is in this back corner in a small little room! hahaha. He was a funny man! We taught him the restoration........ He has a long way to make it too Nickelodeon. hahaha. The people you meet on mission............. ALso we went to visit a member family and they had a friend there and so we shared about the book of mormon and the restoration. She seemed interested and she has good support from the family! Tender Mercy.

On Wednesday we had an interesting day. WE did some more finding and we found this lady who has a church in her small home. She said she was an Apostle, so I guess I met a living apostle on Wednesday!

On Thursday we had a nice day. WE had some powerful lessons in the morning. One  was with a less active man named Boscoe. In the middle of the lesson someone knocks on the gate. Boscoe just tells us to go inside. SO we do it........ things continue and after the lesson he leads us out this back gate and tells us these people are disturbing the family and wanted money for something.......Interesting.......... Sneaking out the back way......

Then later in the day we went to Kajjansi and did some zone finding with the entire zone! It was powerful to come together as a zone and seek for those lost sheep.

On friday we had interviews with the president! WE found out that two of the missionaries. OBeng and Asare are leaving on Monday to new areas. SO it was sad news to not have those great missionaries around anymore, but the work continues! Also had just a wonderful lesson with a new investigator named Michael. Everything worked out well and he accepted a baptism date! Great guy! Tender Mercy for sure!

Saturday was a busy day. WE had to move from our apartment to another one. Which took way too much time and effort. Than we had district finding in the market. That was awesome. WE met some great people. Even a guy named Saturday.... Powerful name! hahaha.   Also had an awesome lesson with an RC named Ezera! Me and my companion bore testimony too him as he has been facing a lot of opposittion from friends and peers recently and the you could feel the spirit in the room. Testimony is powerful!

Sunday we had a nice day. Church was good. Some Mzungu's (foreigners) from Utah joined the service and I got to talk to them a bit. One family even had the same last name Beck!  So that was good to see them. They are here for Humanitarian project up in Mbale..... White people are funny.............haha.

New member?, Elder Beck, the sisters
We received this photo on Sunday night from the Beck family from Utah!

Today we lost E. OBeng when the AP's picked him up and we lost E. Asare when we dropped him off at the airport going to Rwanda K2 Branch! Gonna miss those guys! Solid week looking for another great week this week and many wonderful tender mercies to come!

This week I learned a great deal! But something that I have been studying a lot about is Christ-like Attributes. I really like the one of Patience! I like the scripture Alma 17:11. Sometimes we expect things right away and everything to work out perfect, but sometimes patience is required. Patience doesn't just mean doing nothing though and being lazy. It is simply having faith in the Lord's timing, but still doing all that you can do! Some of the greatest blessings comes to those who have patience. Life may seem hard in the moment, but right around the corner a blessing is waiting if we are just patient through trials. Thanks.

Love you.
Have a great week.
Love Elder Beck

Mom questions....
1.  Tell me about your branch/ ward  mission leaders?  How do they help you with missionary work?

We have good leaders here. Our ward missionary leader is 20 years old. He is preparing for a mission and he has a twin. Great guy and his name is Opio! The bishop is awesome. He is married, no children. His name is Martin. There is a member named Boscoe. He is a boxer and he goes with us to teach and he is huge so we are not afraid when he is with us. hahaha. Another member named Andrew. he is 19 as well and preparing for a mission next year. He helps us a lot and has been a member since he was 10. Those are a few of the members that help us teach and do missionary work in the ward.......

2.  What's something you noticed this week that reminded you that God exists and that He is in charge ?

This week we fasted as a district and we were fasting for the ward. On Sunday we had an increase in sacrament attendance by like 10 or 15 and also had many of the members stay behind for the baptism that the other Elder's had. It was a time when I knew that God was there and that he is in charge and helping us along the way.

3.  The girls want to know who's your favorite sister?

My favorite sister........... I am not sure. I will see when I get back home! hahaha.

4.   Favorite hymn ?  Favorite hymn you can play?

My favorite hymn right now is 322? Come all ye sons of God. It is a fun one to sing. My favorite one that I can play right now is 100 Nearer my God to Thee. It will always bring the spirit.

5. What's the plan for you coming home and such?

Things are good though. We are facing some opposition, but we are about to have some great things happen,. I can just feel it! I have my flight itinerary for when I go home. I am flying back on September 29th and will arrive in Idaho Falls at 3 pm! Pretty crazy.

Love you mom. Have a great week.
Love Elder Beck

but who's counting?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Starting the Transfer off! / .....Time.....

Blogger behind.... (2 wks worth! and only 2 more transfers)


Hello. This week was great let me try and remember what happened because it is a blur right now.....................

RIght after emailing last week. I walk out of the internet cafe and guess who I see walking down the road. Alex from Lugazi!!!!!!!!! (I don't know if you remember who that is). He is someone that I found and was teaching and later got baptized after I left! It was so good to see him and it was God's plan because he usually leaves earlier, but had something hold him up and that is why we were able to meet! It was so good to see him! and we set a program to meet the following day. He also gave me his popcorn that he just bought...... What a great guy!

So good to see Alex from Lugazi (not a coincidence)

So on Tuesday it was the 4th of July!!!!!!! God Bless America! How grateful I am for that country and even how it came to be! We had a nice day. Got fed by bishop and had all the missionaries together for lunch and got to say goodbye to all of them! Then we met up with Alex and got to share with him again. Such a powerful guy and he knows the gospel is true! Also celebrated the 4th of July by going to KFC for lunch and waving an American flag around for most of the day! hahaha.

Happy Day "Merica!!

Nothing says USA like coke and KFC!!

Look at dem fries!!!

Another cool thing that happened was me and E. Phiri had a wonderful experience during comp study. We just simply read a chapter from the Book of Mormon and discussed it and the spirit was so strong you could cut it with a knife! The power of the Book of Mormon is unreal. It gives you a greater desire to keep the commandments and to do your very best for the Lord. It is a true book and anyone who sincerely reads it will feel of the power of the Book of Mormon and how it can answer the questions in their life and help them come unto Christ!

Thursday we had a nice day,b ut I can't remember what happened right now. Then on Friday we went to MLC. It was so nice and again the spirit was so strong and it gave good direction for this transfer. So much to do this transfer!

Then on Saturday we just had a busy day. We had some great lessons and prepared for the Sabbath!

THen on SUnday we had a great sunday. We didn't have too many investigators show up this Sunday which was sad because we were hoping for a lot, but we did have David show up and his baptism was very nice and he was very happy! He is such a funny man and someone that just wants to follow Jesus Christ! Then we headed up to Kampala for another meeting with President. It is fun to council and learn from President Collings. He is a great man and someone that is called of God! Then today we didn't do much, but just cleaned and I got to talk to E. Grant and E. Farnsworth the AP's for a bit today. I can't remember much from what happened this week, but it was good!

David's baptism

Ladder to the font??

Elder Phiri, Alex, ?, Elder Beck

I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the World. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that God has restored the fullness of his gospel again on this earth with so many blessings and so many greater things in store for us as we follow his Son! 3 Nephi 27:21. Love you.

Love Elder Beck


hello! so this week I don't remember anything, so let me try to make something up about what happened................
ha ha

So this week it started off well. We visited a member and we were about to teach his fiance when a drunk guy came and the member invited him in to join the lesson..........(still questioning that decision). the lesson was a bit disorganized, but it was so funny and the drunk guy bought us a soda. Let us just say that those people make life interesting. he was a sweet guy and like he said 'a bouncing believer' (while dancing for us). hahahaha. But we were able to do some contacting that day and we got work done! We met a lot of powerful people and even one of our investigators named Alex got an answer that the church and gospel was true (but we are still trying to help him come to church)..............

On Wednesday we had a tough lesson. We met this stubborn guy that was basically an Atheist, but we did our best to testify. We also had a powerful lesson with an investigator when we read from Alma 7 with her. there was no doubt that the book of mormon was true!

On thursday we learned that Ugandan movies are really cheesy and hilarious....these people are funny.............Also met a stubborn goat that I will send a picture of it..........

Uganda goats

Stubborn goat

ON Friday we had a nice day ................ Saturday we had some powerful lesson's in the morning and we also had a nice talk with bishop and how we can help the members more. then we met and taught a guy named george. he is a sweet guy. So humble and willing to learn.

then on SUnday we had a nice day. Except people don't like to keep promises of coming to church. We had a baptism in the ward which was so nice. then we had a meeting with the Stake PResident and Mission President. then Pres. and Sis collings fed us! yes! then we visited  couple of members that were sick in the evening. Solid day and solid week.

today we played some basketball and lost the keys to the truck..... We still don't know where they are. good thing we have the spare!

this week I enjoyed a talk by Dallin h. Oaks this last conference. 'the godhead and the plan of salvation'. It is amazing talk and I really like the scripture in John 17:3. We need to come to know who our heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are! If we understand who they are and what they are like, everything else can make sense to us. It is something that is commonly misunderstood in Christianity today. I know we do have a loving heavenly Father. that he sent his Son and our older brother Jesus Christ to make salvation possible, and that we have a helper, comforter, and testator in the holy ghost. they are 3 distinct beings with one purpose, for us to gain Immortality and Eternal Life! have a great week.

Love you.

Love Elder Beck


1. How are the living conditions in Entebbe compared to the other areas you've served in.? What does a typical home look like?

the living conditions are pretty much the same as any other place, Maybe a little nicer because there are more nice homes here. MOst homes either have 1 room or 2 rooms. they maybe have a curtain to divide the sleeping place from the sitting place.

2.   Does it smell pretty good there after a rain?

I don't know. It can smell nice or it can smell bad. It depends where you are.....

3.  What is something that has inspired you this week?

We had a meeting with the Stake president and the mission president and just talking to them it inspired me to help Entebbe ward more and serve them and try new things. SO it was good to be excited for the ward!

4.  Do you think you'll stay in entebbe for the rest of your mission or transfer out for the last part?

I am probably going to leave from what President told me in my last talk with him, but you never know, but I am expecting to leave! but who knows.

Bad pic of making Chapati

God Bless the USA

Mom's bday gift.....
(thanks to some helpers for this gift)