Monday, January 30, 2017

First full week in Entebbe!

Thoughtful Elder Beck

Hello. SO this week was awesome. It seemed like everything happened in not a lot of time and it flew by. It started off right after emailing we were getting some food and we were buying a pineapple and we talked to this guy that was also buying a pineapple and now he is a progressing investigator that came to church and has a baptism date. The Lord is preparing people and we just have to open our mouths.

Tuesday was an awesome day. We taught a lot of lessons. Did some awesome finding and also found some good people and some stubborn people. They said that we changed the name of the church from Mormons to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. haha and we were moving with 3 of us because we had a member and they were wondering if our leader was changing things. hahaha. Also I scared a kid so bad that he peed his pants. hahaha. Only in the uganda kampala mission. and we found a new family!

Wednesday we had Zone meeting. It was good. Then we had a good day after that. Taught some awesome lessons. Getting used to the area and the truck.


Thursday was a weird day. Most of it was going to Kampala to learn about the changes to the missionary schedule. For lunch we went to a mexican restaurant. It was actually pretty good. The changes that came were that we don't do planning at night, but in the morning. We can choose when to do some of the other things like Comp study whenever we have time during the day. so we have a little more freedom and flexibility. It is nice. Also we have different key indicators or we have less of them and P-day is a little different. We have more time to do things. I was just tired of sitting in a car by the end of the day..........

On friday we started working out at the boxing gym. It was fun and nice because we have a trainer and he is going to teach us how to box! Then we had a good day. We had a nice lesson with Kasburt and set a baptism date with him. On Saturday we had a weird day. Elder Andersen was feeling sick and had a headache. We also had interviews with President Collings. HE is inspired and called of God! But we didn't get much missionary work because Elder Andersen was sick. He even got permission to get a massage! (that sounds awesome!)

Sunday, we were all healthy and it was my first time in the ward. It was really nice! We had 3 investigators at church and the church building was actually quite. Lugazi is very loud and you can't hear anything. It was nice here. There was a baptism as well. It went well. There are some powerful members here. Then we had a good rest of the day. Today we went to Kampala to do some things. It is not easy driving in Kampala. It makes you want to take a nap. hahaha. Everything is good. loving life.  :)

This week I studied Jacob 5. It is a really long chapter, but one verse really stood out to me and that is verse 41. It shows the love that our Heavenly Father has for us and how he knows each of us. He weeps when we do wrong and he rejoices when we do right! It led me to the scripture Alma 26:37. I really love this scripture. I know that Heavenly Father really loves us and his Son Jesus Christ loves us. They want all of us to return to them and they are here to help us every step of the way! Have a great week.    

Love Elder Beck

KFC?? That doesn't seem African

MOM questions:
1.  What do you use for toilet paper?

I use good old Luxury Toilet paper for 500 shs. Maybe i will take a picture of it. ALso the daily planner pages as neccesary. haha.

2. Do you give out many book of mormons in your day or wait until someone has a discussion and wants to listen?

WE usually don't give out book of mormons like candy here. We wait till we teach them and they are serious. Usually if they come to church.

3.  We had a great stake conference this week.  A lot about missionary work, fellowshipping and reaching out to others.  Just being kind and being a friend.  How do the members of your ward reach out to others and support them?

There are some really good members here. I am not sure how excatly they reach out and help them, but they are nice people. I don;t think there is much home or visiting teaching here. nice people though.

4. If you had a pile of snow in Uganda what would you do with it??

I would make a snowball and throw it at a boda man!

5.  SUPERBOWL 2017... PATRIOTS V FALCONS...who's going to win?

I am rooting for the falcons to win it this year!

6.  Did you get your package? 

 I got the package today. Thanks I am going to enjoy those shoes! becasue we are working out at a boxing gym now. It is pretty awesome! ME and Elder Andersen had a great week. We are excited for the rest of the transfer and it seems to be flying by already! We are finding success. I am getting used to my new place in the mission and things are good.

Elder Beck (Uganda), Elder Kirby (Nebraska), Elder Belnap (Canada), Elder Nielsen (Russia)
(with former Elder Jensen- California)
Motto:  ym who bowl together go on missions!! ha ha! or something like that!

Entebbe is a major town in Central Uganda. On a Lake Victoria peninsula, approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, it was once the seat of government for the Protectorate of Uganda prior to independence, in 1962. Entebbe is the location of Entebbe International AirportEntebbe is also the location of State House, the official office and residence of the President of Uganda.

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