|His new companion Elder Brogan. Baptism trio! 2 are brothers|
|Carine and Lambert and Chosen (I'm not sure that is in the right order?)|
Hello everyone! This week has been a great week and I have seen many blessings. It was a great week to start off the year.
so he could look really smart for his confirmation .because he didn't have one. He was really pumped about that! It is cool to see the joy and the unity that has come since we started visiting them. The gospel will change people. I know that to be true.we had a good day. We visited Patience and Aline. Son and Daughter. Patience was just baptized and his mother hopes to soon join him. We gave him a shirt and a tie
. The 2 boys are brothers. They are all really awesome and it was a great experience for everyone. We only had 37 at church so I don't know what is going on exactly, but very soon it will be back up to where we had it before. Patience was confirmed and I gave him one of the ties you sent me The water was cold, but the spirit was warm. Their testimonies were great. The food was also very nice after the baptisms.... It was an awesome day for me.we had a great day. We had 3 baptisms. They were for Carine, Chosen, and Lambert. It all went well.
This week i saw many tender mercies and spiritually uplifting things. Also for me I have been studying a little in the New testament in Luke. Something I liked was in Luke chapter 6. It talks about loving your enemies and doing that which you want done to you. It is a very awesome chapter about loving everyone no matter what and serving everyone. Something else i learned was in 1 Nephi 2. It talks about how Lehi taught his sons about his visions and what he learned. The first thing Nephi did was go to the Lord and ask with a desire to know. We also see that Nephi did this many other times as well. We see that Nephi was able to stay firm in his faith and testimony and his brothers Laman and Lemuel were not. What I think is that it was because they never gained their own witness. their own testimony. So what we need to do is get down on our knees and ask our heavenly Father and gain that witness and that testimony. If you already have a testimony, still get on your knees and confirm that testimony. that is the only way that we can endure to the end and stay faithful our entire lives. It has been a great strength to me to continually confirm and strengthen my testimony from asking my Heavenly Father. Thank you for the support and the emails. Have a great week!
Love Elder Beck
1. What is it about Ammon that you admire?
With Ammon, i admire his courage and his faith. he went into the Lamanite people with no doubt and had to beg his father to allow him to go into such a place. It was a death sentence for most any Nephite to go to the Lamanites. He went there and could of been prideful and become great, but he knew his calling and what he went there to do and he served. He is a great example to me. and everyone.
2. How can we become more regular readers of the scriptures as a family?
Maybe think of the reasons why you would read as a family. Look at the blessings that come from it. Then set a goal. Set a time and how long. Then just do it...
3. What are some of your favorite things about Africa/ rwanda?
Some of my favorite things about Rwanda is the people. They are very friendly and very loving. Also how they are funny. They expect me to know everything about the USA, but I say it is a really big country I don't know everything that is going on. The people also are very humble and don't need a lot to live. They Love God. On Sundays it is not very busy because everyone is at church or at home. They are great people.
Thanks for the questions and I hope that you have a great week coming up. Thanks for the update about everyone and I love you.
Love Elder Beck.
|on the way up Kigali Mountain|
|View from Kigali Mountain of Kigali on p-day.|