Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Starting the Transfer off! / .....Time.....

Blogger behind.... (2 wks worth! and only 2 more transfers)


7-10-17

Hello. This week was great let me try and remember what happened because it is a blur right now.....................

RIght after emailing last week. I walk out of the internet cafe and guess who I see walking down the road. Alex from Lugazi!!!!!!!!! (I don't know if you remember who that is). He is someone that I found and was teaching and later got baptized after I left! It was so good to see him and it was God's plan because he usually leaves earlier, but had something hold him up and that is why we were able to meet! It was so good to see him! and we set a program to meet the following day. He also gave me his popcorn that he just bought...... What a great guy!



So good to see Alex from Lugazi (not a coincidence)


So on Tuesday it was the 4th of July!!!!!!! God Bless America! How grateful I am for that country and even how it came to be! We had a nice day. Got fed by bishop and had all the missionaries together for lunch and got to say goodbye to all of them! Then we met up with Alex and got to share with him again. Such a powerful guy and he knows the gospel is true! Also celebrated the 4th of July by going to KFC for lunch and waving an American flag around for most of the day! hahaha.

Happy Day "Merica!!

Nothing says USA like coke and KFC!!

Look at dem fries!!!


Another cool thing that happened was me and E. Phiri had a wonderful experience during comp study. We just simply read a chapter from the Book of Mormon and discussed it and the spirit was so strong you could cut it with a knife! The power of the Book of Mormon is unreal. It gives you a greater desire to keep the commandments and to do your very best for the Lord. It is a true book and anyone who sincerely reads it will feel of the power of the Book of Mormon and how it can answer the questions in their life and help them come unto Christ!


Thursday we had a nice day,b ut I can't remember what happened right now. Then on Friday we went to MLC. It was so nice and again the spirit was so strong and it gave good direction for this transfer. So much to do this transfer!


Then on Saturday we just had a busy day. We had some great lessons and prepared for the Sabbath!


THen on SUnday we had a great sunday. We didn't have too many investigators show up this Sunday which was sad because we were hoping for a lot, but we did have David show up and his baptism was very nice and he was very happy! He is such a funny man and someone that just wants to follow Jesus Christ! Then we headed up to Kampala for another meeting with President. It is fun to council and learn from President Collings. He is a great man and someone that is called of God! Then today we didn't do much, but just cleaned and I got to talk to E. Grant and E. Farnsworth the AP's for a bit today. I can't remember much from what happened this week, but it was good!

David's baptism



Ladder to the font??

Elder Phiri, Alex, ?, Elder Beck



I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the World. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that God has restored the fullness of his gospel again on this earth with so many blessings and so many greater things in store for us as we follow his Son! 3 Nephi 27:21. Love you.

Love Elder Beck




7-17-17


hello! so this week I don't remember anything, so let me try to make something up about what happened................
ha ha

So this week it started off well. We visited a member and we were about to teach his fiance when a drunk guy came and the member invited him in to join the lesson..........(still questioning that decision). the lesson was a bit disorganized, but it was so funny and the drunk guy bought us a soda. Let us just say that those people make life interesting. he was a sweet guy and like he said 'a bouncing believer' (while dancing for us). hahahaha. But we were able to do some contacting that day and we got work done! We met a lot of powerful people and even one of our investigators named Alex got an answer that the church and gospel was true (but we are still trying to help him come to church)..............

On Wednesday we had a tough lesson. We met this stubborn guy that was basically an Atheist, but we did our best to testify. We also had a powerful lesson with an investigator when we read from Alma 7 with her. there was no doubt that the book of mormon was true!

On thursday we learned that Ugandan movies are really cheesy and hilarious....these people are funny.............Also met a stubborn goat that I will send a picture of it..........

Uganda goats


Stubborn goat


ON Friday we had a nice day ................ Saturday we had some powerful lesson's in the morning and we also had a nice talk with bishop and how we can help the members more. then we met and taught a guy named george. he is a sweet guy. So humble and willing to learn.

then on SUnday we had a nice day. Except people don't like to keep promises of coming to church. We had a baptism in the ward which was so nice. then we had a meeting with the Stake PResident and Mission President. then Pres. and Sis collings fed us! yes! then we visited  couple of members that were sick in the evening. Solid day and solid week.

today we played some basketball and lost the keys to the truck..... We still don't know where they are. good thing we have the spare!


this week I enjoyed a talk by Dallin h. Oaks this last conference. 'the godhead and the plan of salvation'. It is amazing talk and I really like the scripture in John 17:3. We need to come to know who our heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are! If we understand who they are and what they are like, everything else can make sense to us. It is something that is commonly misunderstood in Christianity today. I know we do have a loving heavenly Father. that he sent his Son and our older brother Jesus Christ to make salvation possible, and that we have a helper, comforter, and testator in the holy ghost. they are 3 distinct beings with one purpose, for us to gain Immortality and Eternal Life! have a great week.

Love you.

Love Elder Beck





MOM QUESTIONS!!

1. How are the living conditions in Entebbe compared to the other areas you've served in.? What does a typical home look like?

the living conditions are pretty much the same as any other place, Maybe a little nicer because there are more nice homes here. MOst homes either have 1 room or 2 rooms. they maybe have a curtain to divide the sleeping place from the sitting place.


2.   Does it smell pretty good there after a rain?


I don't know. It can smell nice or it can smell bad. It depends where you are.....



3.  What is something that has inspired you this week?

We had a meeting with the Stake president and the mission president and just talking to them it inspired me to help Entebbe ward more and serve them and try new things. SO it was good to be excited for the ward!


4.  Do you think you'll stay in entebbe for the rest of your mission or transfer out for the last part?

I am probably going to leave from what President told me in my last talk with him, but you never know, but I am expecting to leave! but who knows.


Bad pic of making Chapati

God Bless the USA

Mom's bday gift.....
(thanks to some helpers for this gift)


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

TRANSFERS!!!! (I'm staying in Entebbe!). Families.

Hello. SO this week we can just go to the good stuff............ just kidding......... For transfers I am staying in Entebbe for another and also staying with E. Phiri. Not much change in the zone except and new sister is coming and they are taking out one area from the zone.............. So that is transfers. have a great week! Love you.................ha ha


....I love this pic...esp as Elder Beck nears
the end of his mission in Uganda

Elder Phiri

Beck and Phiri!!  Comps!


I guess I will tell a bit about the week as well. So this week was a straight up Supa NIce Week! We re-vamped our efforts and saw some great blessings come our way. We did some powerful finding and tried to make it finding full of faith! We found and talked to a lot of people this week and the lord blessed us with some people to teach! One of them we met on wednesday and taught them on Thursday. Their names are Charles and Phibi. They are a humble familiy with one little baby. We had a wonderful lesson with them and at the end of the lesson I asked how the feel right now..... Charles said" I feel that the church of Jesus Christ is True!" He came to church on Sunday and is going to bring the rest of the family next Sunday!
THe other one was from pushing water out of our house last week( if you can remember). I contacted the guy that was helping us push the water out and we met with him on Friday and his family. We had a great lesson and they were asking some inspired questions. They didn't come to church, but promised to this Sunday. SO let us hope and pray for them. 2 great families that the lord has blessed us with this week. Teaching a husband and wife and children together is simply the best experience on mission, especially when they are all understanding together!
the kiddos all want their picture taken!!! cute!

Security guard!  I think they are teaching him



p-day w elders and sisters!


Other things that happened. On thursday in the morning we did some sweet digging for a member in the rain and she fed us some nice Pork and Cassava!On sunday we had a wonderful fast and testimony Sunday! WE even had one of our investigators ( the same one that was saying hallelujah last fast Sunday) come again and bear his testimony. His name is David and he is getting baptized this Sunday. He is a great man. He bore his testimony again. He told us what JESUS stands for. IT stands for Jesus Eye Saving Us Seriously! hahahaha. So funny. (oh my!!  lol!))  Seriously! He is a great man and we hope he is ready for his baptism...........
Today we even had a district activity to say goodbye to E. Malaza who is going back to South Africa this week. It was fun and E. Malaza is a great missionary and is a great example to me of hard work until the end and making mission fun. i WILL miss that guy...........

buh bye!  miss ya!

This week was a great week and something that I thought about and learned about a lot was SERVICE! I was studying the words of King Benjamin about service in the book of Mormon and also on Sunday we talked about SERVICE in Priesthood Class. SERVICE is truly one of the greatest medicine's. If you are sad or disappointed or depressed go and SERVE someone and help someone! You will be happy and overcome those sicknesses. I also like a quote from Gordon B. Hinckley "if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves!" Wow! Let us think more of others and truly lose ourselves in the SERVICE of others! I have never been happier than as I have served as a missionary, serving others and the lord. It is because of SERVICE to others! Have a great week. Love you.
Love Elder Beck

Mom note..... he is sooooo happy  :) :) :)  I've never seen him soooooo happy!  Service is the key!   Duly noted. Time to implement.



MOM QUESTIONS....
1.  Do you have a senior couple in your area? How many senior couples in the mission?

No we don't have a senior couple. There are 3 Senior couples in the mission. ONe for each country..... We could use some more.  WANTED.....more senior couples!  Apply now!  (YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!! DO IT!!)

2.  Do you usually drink water or what beverage?

I usually drink water, but sometimes soda and passion fruit juice is good as well. I am going to stop drinking soda my last 2 transfers though.


3. What kind of activities do you have there for the youth?  We just got done with an awesome girls camp!!

I am glad young womens camp went well. It is weird here. They don't have much youth and don't do many activities because of the lack of numbers and coordination. It is amazing seeing how different a ward functions at home and then here in a relatively new ward with new members of the church. It is amazing how strong the church is and how it has grown from the Early saints.



more beauty of Uganda

photo taker? mystery guy

Elder Phiri.... here am I

Elder Beck....happy, happy, happy..... :)

aaaaahhhhhhhh!