Monday, October 31, 2016

Week 1....getting to my new area safely......across the hall... :)

Elder Goodrich, ?, Elder Beck (he didn't give me details on who ?)

Hello! Happy Halloween! They don't celebrate at all here. haha. THis week was good. Got to my new area safely, which was just across the hall. haha. Elder Chifamba left and ELder Packer came in from Rwanda. It was fun talking to him about what is going on in Rwanda and my old areas. It sounds like things are going well there.

This week was good. It started of with Elder Chifamba leaving on Tuesday. SO we were in a threesome for more than 24 hours. IT was good, but just wish we could get straight to our areas. I got to visit some people at there homes before I went to the other side so that was good. ON WEdnesday. WE had a good day. WE were in my new area. WE have some great people on this side. WE even are teaching someone who can't hear because of an accident. He was been taught for a while now. He is amazing. He reads everything. He knows it is true. WE go there and he always has questions for us to answer. It is really amazing. Just stinks that he can't come to church and be baptized because of his hearing and stuff. ALso on Wednesday we received Elder Packer who is Elder Goodrich's new companion. He is a good guy. 

On THursday. It was my first complete day in my new area. It was fun to see it. I didn't realize how big it actually was and how many places it has and houses and people. I am excited for this area. It also rained super hard and there was a path that turned into a river. haha.  ON friday we had a good day. WE taught some powerful lessons. 

On Saturday we had a baptism interview for the other side. Which was for two people that I was teaching. It was good to see them again. We also went to visit this RC that stays super far away, but she is super powerful and comes to everything. On Sunday we had a nice church meeting. We had 2 baptisms of Bruno and Sam. But the only problem was that we ran out of water so the font only got filled half way. SO Bruno is a pretty large guy so it took 3 tries to get him baptized. IT was good though. Then we did some great finding and even taught this guy who was talking and telling us exactly about the apostasy and the confusion that is in the world. It was a good lesson. Today we went to Jinja. We got some nice food and saw a ton of white people. I am not used to that. IT is weird. hahaha. It was a fun day though and a good week.

Got water??

This week I was studying in the BOok of MOrmon about King Benjamin's speech to his people. I love when he stops and he sees the people and they realize their sins and then they repent and are filled with love and peace. Mosiah 4:2-3. We can learn the steps of repentance and the blessings of repentance in those verses. Repentance is such a blessing to each of us. I was also reading in the New Testament when Jesus Christ sends forth the 12 apostles to go and teach people. He tells them it is going to be hard and you are going to have to sacrifice a lot, but he promises them that he Will always be with them Matthew 10. This gospel takes a lot of sacrifice, but as we sacrifice and we put our trust in the True and Living GOd. Miracles will happen. We will be happy and we can gain eternal Salvation. The sacrifice that it requires is definitely worth it! This church is true and the plan of Salvation is true. have a great week.Love you.

Love ELder Beck
Elder Beck chillin' n snapping a selfie!

MOM questions....

1.What is your favorite memory of a family vacation?
My favorite family memory. I just think of boating and camping together and being together at night playing a card game together or watching a movie together. SImple things that we do together are the best.

2. Do you use much technology at all?  computers? just a phone?
NOt really. Our phone is a NOkia brick and we just use computers to email. SO not to much technology.

Elder Goodrich with next newest church members

Sister Collings and President Collings of the Uganda Kampala Mission challenged us to read the Book of Mormon starting on November 1st.  If we read 10 pages a day, you will finish by Christmas.  They stated..

We have given a challenge to our mission branches, and I would love to challenge anyone reading this blog to do the same thing. If you start reading the Book of Mormon on November 1st, and read 10 pages a day, you will finish by Christmas. What a wonderful gift to give yourself! I also looked up the promises that have been given to us by our prophets if we read the Book of Mormon. I tried to condense them down to only 18. 1. There will come into your hearts an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord. 2. There will come a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to his commandments. 3. There will come a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God. 4. You will have greater discernment, insight, conviction, and spirit than those who do not. 5. It will bring you 'nearer to God'. 6. A power will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book. 7. Greater power to resist temptation. 8. Power to avoid deception. 9. Power to stay on the strait and narrow path. 10. You will find life in greater and greater abundance. 11. The spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. 12. The spirit of reverence will increase. 13. Mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. 14. The spirit of contention will depart. 15. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. 16. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. 17. Righteousness will increase. 18. Faith, hope, and charity--the pure love of Christ--will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness. We are going to do this, and have encouraged all of our missionaries, and Branches to do the same thing. It will obviously be a wonderful blessing! I would love to hear who will be joining us!

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