Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Another week in the Promised Land

Hello. This week flew by again and it was an awesome week.

On Monday after emailing we taught a family and when we were heading over there the power went out over the entire city. It was dark and a little scary. Then as we taught the family it started raining. So running through the rain in the dark up a hill is always fun. hahaha. On Tuesday we went on exchanges with K1. I was with Elder Ercanbrack. He is a great missionary and great guy. He make me laugh. We had a busy day. We had a powerful lesson with a new investigator. He wants to learn more and I feel good about him. Then we had some other great lesson. We taught this guy that had been taught everything by missionaries before, but because the area was white-washed he was kind of lost. He is an awesome guy. We just need to get him legally married and everything will be fine and dandy. It was a great day with Elder Ercanbrack. Learned a lot of new things from him.

On Wednesday we had an interesting day. We had DDM and then as we were coming back to our area, the truck had been slowly getting worse with power and not working well. So we took it to Elder Leibel and we figured out it was the clutch. Don't look at me. It wasn't me that burned through the clutch. I think.ha. Anyways we decided had to go get it fixed tomorrow. So we had a good day.

On Thursday we woke up and had to directly take the car into the shop. We dropped it off and Elder LEibel took us to K2 and dropped us for the day. We had a good day. Even saw two guys talking a nap under a tree, that I swear were dead, but when we passed by again they were gone so, not sure what happened to them.

On Friday I went on exchanges again with K3 because they had 3 baptism interviews to do.The work is great here in Rwanda! I was with Elder Myers. He is awesome and we have too much fun together. haha. We visited this LA and his family. They are a great family and we hope to teach the rest of the family and get them all coming to church. It was a fun day.

On Saturday we tried to have a soccer match, but the members showed up late so we could only have a 20 minute match, but gotta stick to rules. Then we had a good day teaching. On Sunday it was a great day. We had the confirmation for Aline and she brought a ton of her friends and neighbors. It is the best when members bring friends to church. We also had 62 at sacrament so that was good. Then we also had 3 new Aaronic priesthood holders today. Then they fed us some nice food. Even cow intestine. It was actually really good. Then we taught this family. They are Catholic, but the two lessons we had with them have been really powerful and I pray that they feel the same spirit that I felt.

On Monday we did the normal things like laundry. Then we picked up the senior couple from Ethiopia. They are Elder and Sister Johnson. Great people. We took them to the Genocide Memorial and they took us to eat at "Heaven". So it pays off talking the senior couple around. haha. It took all our time throughout the day, so that is why I am emailing on Tuesday here.

Looks like a nice place to eat.

It was a really good week. This week I am ponderizing Mosiah 2:22. (blessings with keeping the commandments) Also a scripture I liked was Alma 41:10 it says wickedness never was happiness. I also found out a scripture in Ezekial 7:19 that talks about how Gold and Silver will never satisfy the soul. I realized that worldly things will never satisfy the soul, but the gospel will satisfy the soul and we will have true joy and happiness from righteousness and not wickedness. I know that to be true. I also know how important members are in missionary work. We need to pray to know how we can help the missionaries in our own wards and branches. Have a great week. 

Love Elder Beck

This is a cow.....see it's intestines

these are the intestines out of the cow

Here are some delicious cow intestines... yummy vittles!

1.  Have you gotten any car or motion sickness?
Not really.

2. You have been out on a mission now for about 4 months or so, in what ways do you think you have grown or changed?

I have become more sound in the scriptures and I feel like I am more confident in sharing the gospel with others. There should be nothing to be afraid of when sharing the gospel. Just share what you know and let the Holy Ghost do the rest. 

3. Does the mission present give you challenges to work on weekly? If so what are they?
I don't know if he gives us stuff weekly, but he is always giving us stuff to think about and work towards. He is a good Mission President.

4. Have you made up any new recipes with the ingredients that are available there?
Not really. I am still not good at cooking, but I am getting better.

Here is Elder Beck with a nice man....maybe he is shopping?

Look at all the fun things they can buy and look at his tie.

Night time skies....I wonder if this is at the "Heaven" restaurant.... it's a mystery until next week.

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