Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wow... another week!

Lake Victoria, UGANDA.... sunset

Elder Beck on the banks of Lake Victoria

Hello. I can't believe it has already been another week. It was a great week.

It started off with exchanges with my former companion, Elder Brogan on Tuesday. (HE is going home in May..... Crazy!) It was really good. We had an awesome day and taught some really awesome people. Also taught a new family that I found last week,,,,,... Blessings of Wilford woodruff week. (www).  It was a huge family and they were all eating bread and blueband together! haha. (blueband?? butter?? )   it was a really fun day full of the spirt. On 

Wednesday we had exchanges and I was with my exchange companion Elder Osei-tutu. I have been on exchanges with him like 5 times throughout mission. It was a fun day. They have some really cool people they are teaching. Also in Uganda the english is really messed up so they add weird filler words that are really funny to say.......

Elder Beck trike ride

Elder Osei-tutu rides on!

On Thursday we had a nice District meeting and a really nice day. Friday was Zone conference. It was super spiritual and I learned a lot and was excited for the work after it!  Learned about Unity and forgetting about yourself. Really awesome!

Saturday was april fools! We had some good pranks on the other elder's. Made one elder think he was being emergency transferred so he packed all his stuff up. haha  Also gave a referral to Elder Myers and Elder Brogan. It was a goat. hahaha. Then had a good day after that.  (April fools shenanigans...this cracks me up!!)

On Sunday we had a really awesome testimony meeting. Everyone was bearing really nice and short testimonies so it allowed a lot of people to go and bear testimony. I even got a chance to go up! Again we had some investigators show up, but a lot that we thought were going to come that didn't show up!........ But we keep on trying and pushing. We had a really awesome Family Home evening with family in the ward. It made me miss my family and we also found out about the Temple in Pocatello and IN Kenya that was announced. I am super pumped about that. Then we had like 20 minutes at night and so we decided to do some street contacting as a district and it was really awesome and we found some really cool people using the key word light! in every contact. haha.

(note...I believe the members travel to Johannesburg to go to temple which is the equivalent of traveling from Los Angeles to New York.  Now they will be a mere - - still a distance - - 12 hours away! )

Today we did some shopping and exploring. Went to the edge of the lake and realized again how beautiful Uganda is and how great God is and his creations! It was an awesome week.

Lake Victoria

On the banks of Lake Victoria

Fishermen on Lake victoria?

Fisher of men on lake Victoria?

I learned this week about captain Moroni and I realized what makes him such an amazing guy. He glories and doesn't shy away from letting people know he loves God and being obedient to him. Also he is always concerned about others never about himself. That is the key to living a great life. Having Glory in God and serving and always thinking and doing things for others and not for ourselves. That is how we can live noble lives, great lives. Also there was a poem that President Collings shared called the Psalm of Life. It is a good one to ponder about. Have a great week. Love you.
Love Elder Beck

Mom questions...
1. When will u get to listen to conference?

I will get to watch conference sooner than usual this time. WE will be watching it this weekend so only one week delay. The blessings of Kampala Stake!

2.  Do you drive on the wrong side of the road in Uganda like Rwanda?

In Uganda you drive on the left side of the road. IN Rwanda it is the right side, the same as the USA! (he noted in a picture of natalie driving last week that the steering wheel was on the wrong side.. ha ha)

3.  Birthday pkg arrive???  Happy early birthing day!  It was a great day when you were born. Easiest delivery.

Not yet arrived to my knowledge, but hopefully soon. Thanks we are planning on going to a buffet after we watch conference on Saturday to celebrate. .....

4.  How is it having sister missionaries to work with?

Sisters are good....... but can cause stress.................... But they are good.  (ha ha....good save son!  get used to it.... girls cause stress but they are worth it!!)


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