Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ANOTHER POWERFUL WEEK! food, font, finding, more food

Brothers in the gospel... branch president? and Akwam

Hello. Well this week was great. Things continue to improve. I am truly blessed right now.

We have some powerful refferals that are progressing and I am so grateful for the branch and the help they have given us missionaries. The members are so important to this work. We had a great lesson with a new investigator this week. He was a born again and usually that means they are pretty stubborn to listen to us, but as we taught we used the scriptures and we taught with the spirit. His heart was softened and you could see him change. He accepted a baptism date. It is amazing what the truth and the spirit can do. The church is true!

We also got Akwam James ready for baptism this week and his baptism was on Sunday. He has wanted to be baptized so bad for the last couple of weeks, but has just gotten some bad luck and he finally got what he desired. It was awesome. He is an awesome guy. He used to be a drunkard and jobless. Now he is a changed man. Also on Sunday we had 99 at sacrament and a primary program. (99? THAT'S AMAZING!!) A little different than the ones back home. hahaha.  Still good though. (I'M GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS DIFFERENT FOR NEXT WEEK..CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR!)
Elder Beck, Akwam, Elder Goodrich hangin' loose!

Also got fed big! a couple of times this week. Super nice. Celebrated Andrew's (the elder's quorum president) Birthday on the 9th and also Teigan's but more pesonally. hhaha. It was good. There are some great people here in Lugazi. Some powerful missionaries as well. We are looking at some other investigators to be baptized maybe on the 23rd.So that is good. 

Elder Beck LOVES food!
When he gets a good meal, we hear all about it!

Yum yum...slurp slurp.... I think this is Andrew on the left.
Happy birthday Andrew!

Happy birthday to Elder Beck's sister Teigan.... from Elder Beck with love!

This week I was studying in PMG and I was in chapter 6 under christ-like attributes. I realized that we may find success or we may be good as missionaries or even in life, but are we becoming like Christ? Are we developing those Christ-like attributes that we need for salvation? When we do the work are we doing it with those attributes or are we doing it just to do it? In 3 Nephi 27:21. 27. We are commanded to become like Christ not just to go through the motions of the gospel. Just as important as what we do is who we are becoming. Let us all become like Jesus Christ or at least do everything we can to become like Him. Thanks have a great week. Love YOU.

Love Elder Beck

Letter from last week....POWERFUL WEEK....

Hello. This week was really a great week for me. Things are moving forward for the work of the Lord. ALso it has rained a lot this week so it has kept it cool. The only problem is the mud...... 

So we started off the week well. WE taught a refferal from the Elder's QUorum President and he is a really awesome guy. We had some good lessons throughout the day. ON Wednesday we had a good DIstrict meeting and then we got Benard ready for his baptism Interview and he even fed us sme nice food. haha. we ALso met this guy we had a program with to teach, but after talking to him for awhile he said he didn't have time. ha. We got bounced face to face.

On Thursday we had a good day. We helped carry some geri cans for a member.  I was sweating like crazy, but it was good. Also our favorite Drunk guy named Noah.... We were talkng to him when we were waiting for the other Elders and he is funny. He doesn't like his fellow AFricans, but he loves the Mzungu's. He thinks that the white people control everthing in the world. hahaha. He also bought us a pineapple and he was saying it was a pumpkin. haha. He also likes to chase out demons. ha. Man he is funny. ON friday we had a good day. Met with Noah again. and he bought us avacado's. The work was good as well.

On Satuday we had ZDM in Mukuno. Benard passed his baptism interview. We got a refferal from an investigator. Actually two referals from him. Powerful. Then we had some powerful lessons in the evening. with people that actually keep there commitments. Then Sunday we had an awesome day. 91 at sacrament. They had to pull chairs from other rooms so people could sit. Powerful testimonies. ANd then a baptism of Benard to finish it off. Also 12 investigators at church..... Then we taught some great lessons to finish the day off. It was a great week and there are a lot of promising people that we are teaching. Today we didn't do anything special, just chill. 

This week I have been studying at the end of 1 Nephi and the beginning of 2 Nephi. I love the scripture 1 Nephi 19:9. Jesus Christ suffered so much in his life. More than anyone else, but he was the one that deserved it the least, but he did it becaus he loves us. He did it so he can help us through our trials and our sufferings. I also love the teachings and advice of Lehi to his sons. in 2 Nephi 1:21. Let us be united! Let us stand together for the cause of Christ. The book of Mormon is true without a doubt. The work of the Lord is real and nothing can stop it from progressing. Have a great week. Love you.

Love Elder Beck

Branch mission leader, Elder Beck, Bernerd, Elder Goodrich

Most powerful branch mission leader...He loves this guy!
(and I love how refers to the people in Lugazi!)

Questions from MOM and others (Mostly matt stucki,Lindsi Smith) ....
1.  How do you feel about being the son of a bishop?
Crazy! Good luck with being the bishops wife, 
Being the bishop's son....... WOw. I am really speechless right now. I
am shocked, but happy at the same time. Not much to say.

2.  Do you recall feeling the after affects of the Rwandan genocide ordeal?  do people talk about that much or the wars and aftereffects? (matt)
Ya I could tell, but at the same time not so much. It has it's
effects, but Rwanda is really recovering well from it. They talk about
it some, but not just freely. Even in Gulu there was a war there and I
heard some stories from that as well.

3.  What is the current political state in Uganda? (matt)
The President has been there for 30 years and the poleitical system is
practically rigged.

4.  What occupation was Matthew in the Bible?  (matt)
That is a good question at this time I am not really remembering.  tax collector or something.

5. I'm assuming that you will watch general conference on dvd in a few weeks?  Is that correct or do you get to watch in when it was on this past weekend? (btw it has been awesome.....our leaders are inspired and love us as the Savior does!  A lot packed into 2 days....feeling spiritually fed.)

General Conference... I want to watch that so bad, but I like the pictures. 

Ya we should get to watch it. I heard on the 23rd of october that weekend we should be watching. 

6.. Do you have a favorite scripture in the Doctrine and Covenants and Bible?My favorite scripture in DOctrine and Covenants is..... D&C 108:7. Let us make everyone around us better. In the bible maybe it is Romans 8:18. The things that we go through will be but a small moment especially when we see what is waiting on the other side if we are faithful. But I have many scriptures that I like, but I really like those ones.

7. From Lindsi Jo (armstrong clan).....What has been your worst bathroom experience?  We know that you took a bunch of anti diarrhea medicine...Lindsi is dying to know if you've pooped your pants or had a close call...ha ha.
Wow... That is a real question. I would probably count myself a more lucky one when it comes to the bathroom, but we all have our problems. Lets just say when it is dark and you have to use a long drop. YOu don't really know what you step in sometimes and it is really hard to find the hole......... ANd the follow up question........ yes......

8. Lindsi....What is the coolest name you have heard so far? 
There are some strange names. I like the names bigsmall. Boneface. Toyota. There are more, but I am not remembering them, but most names that I can even pronounce are just your usual CHristian names. 

9. Have you had to pee in the wilderness? (Lindsi is all about body fluids...ha ha..)
Peeing in the wilderness is something that happens regularly. Sugar cane fields. Maze fields. Pine forrest. Old building. Banana Tree. 


BECK girls!  woot!

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