|Elder Beck African Style hiking|
Hello. Today I don't have much time, but everything is well here in Rwanda.
We had a somewhat shortened week with the Senior Couple from Ethiopia and MLC, but we still had great numbers this week and found a lot of great families and started progressing some families as well. At church we had 71 in attendance which is the highest since I have been here. Which is awesome!! We also had 2 great baptisms of Phileman and Elite by their Uncle Joseph. It was really amazing to see this week.
|Phileman, Elite and Joseph|
Then today we went to the Northern Province and hiked Mount Kibuye. (About 1.5 hr drive away) It was fun and terrifying. We had the local children as guides up the mountain. It was a good time.
|Run Forest Run....|
|Meet their local hiking guide|
|We're gonna climb that mountain! Mount Kibuye|
(Elevation 8800 ft, just a pinch under the highest
point at Pebble creek summit (9271 ft) in Idaho)
|At the top.|
About 3 hr hike up and 2 hrs down
|Elder Beck....mountain conquered!|
|Cave along trail with the local guide (little kid)|
|Elder Beck the caveman|
Also we had transfer news today. I will be going from Kigali 2nd Branch to Kigali 3rd Branch and my companion will be Elder Koopmans. He came out the same time as me and from what I remember he is a great missionary. I will stay in the same apartment. It should be interesting, but exciting at the same time.
1. Can you describe a typical day?
A typical day is waking up at. working out until 7, eating breakfast and showering until 8. From 8 to 10 study. Personal and Companion. Then we schedule appointments for the day. We try to fill most hours of the day with appointments. Usually 2 before lunch. Then 4 or 5 for the evening and after lunch. We also try to do some street contacting or tracting most days.Then we come back home and do daily planning and plan for the next day and the do whatever before bed at
2. Do you run into many people who don't believe in God at all? What is the biggest barrier to getting the gospel message out?
There are not many people at all that don't believe in God. The hardest thing is people already have a church and they already believe in Jesus Christ. They don't need us to teach them and visit them. They don't see that a church really matters. That as long as you believe in Christ and go to church you are good.