Thursday, August 10, 2017

Another great week! Baptism!

Hello! Another great week!

SO it started on Tuesday! We had just an amazing lesson with Bro Wiclef. We decided to read with him Alma 7 and as we read with him. The spirit was there and he accepted a baptism date! He is scheduled for this sunday on the 13th of August! The book of Mormon is true and the spirit is the best!  (Mom note--I think this is Patrick - - so thanks for the prayers everyone!)

We also went and taught the RC named Ian. He is 10 years old. We gave him the scripture in 1 Nephi 3:7 to read. We came and asked him about it and he started quoting the scripture from memory! Wow. This kid is amazing! 

Then on Wednesday. WE had zone conference. It was so nice and my training was 50-50. NOt bad, but not good. But I learned a lot and enjoyed the other missionaries there! Also we had to take the sister's to the airport afterwards and drive them around Kampala........ Not easy...... Driving is not my favorite thing to do. I was so tired. Traffic in Kampala is insane.................. Rolex tastes good though.

Downloaded pic of kampala, uganda traffic - - yikes!

ON Thursday we had another powerful day. We worked with the member named Nuwagaba Andrew! He is an awesome member. We also taught this new family that we met at church last Sunday! They are awesome and the lesson would have been perfect except a guy joined the lesson and at the end just started asking all these questions and questioning what we taught, so it disrupted the spirit a bit, but still an awesome family! Families are the best!

ON Friday. We taught this RC that is going less active and it just got me really sad and a bit discouraged....... But our next appointment was doing family home evening with a family. It just cheered me back up and helped me realize that no matter if life seems unfair or disappointments come. There is always good in your life that can out weight the disappointments..........

On Saturday it was a disorganized day. We had to do some baptism interviews so we were up and down. Our appointments bounced us, but on the bright side everyone passed their baptism interviews! Also got to watch some monkey's wrestling at the church.......... I never knew it could be so fun to watch monkey's wrestle. hahahaha. 

On Sunday, it was a glorious day. First it started with Testimonies. Some people went up and bore some amazing testimonies. And it was some people that I am around on a consistent basis. IT is so awesome to see people's testimonies in Christ being strengthened! And knowing that your efforts are not wasted! I love testimonies! Then we had a wonderful baptism of Brother George. He is a great friend to me and It was amazing to see him enter into the water's of baptism. This work is the most satisfying work there is!

Brother George's baptism

Happy day!

This just makes me happy...because they are happy!  :)
happy, happy, happy

Monday...Today we went to the zoo and let us just say. Chimpanzee's are really entertaining and I can totally believe in the Planet of the Apes movie now. It is possible! hahahaha.

monkeys at the zoo??

pday fun 

This week I learned a lot about testimonies. Some people said in their testimonies that when they read the book of mormon they feel like they want to fly or that their hair feels like it is coming out! hahaha. We need to strive to strengthen our testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel everyday! It is like a fire and needs constant care to grow bigger and stronger. If we neglect it , it will go away! I know that Jesus is the Christ! Have a great week! Love you.
Love Elder Beck

Mom questions...
1.  There aren't many woman mentioned in the Book of Mormon.   Which one is your favorite & why?

I like Sariah. She is awesome. And I love how we can see her gain her testimony of the prophet and of God! Behind every great man is a great women! ha  (*so true!!)

2. Do you always carry a cell phone?  How reliable are the phones?

Ya we always carry a phone...... The phones on our side our reliable most of the time, but let us just say you get used to bad connections and numbers not being available. ALL the time.......... It is a frustrating thing for sure sometimes.

3. Have you purchased any clothes in Africa?  If so, what & how was the quality?

Ya I purchased some clothes.  football jersey some trousers, a shirt,. The quality is somehow. (so so??) It is usually not first hand or original, but there is some good things.

4.  Tell us about your companion.... what is his favorite food?  What is his best quality?  Does he know any party tricks?
My companion's favorite food is............ He likes Ethiopian food and also CHicken and Chips! His best quality is his humility. He is very humble and he is always working and improving. He can whistle nicely and make the sound of birds really well. HE has more, but they have yet been revealed to me.......

5. Need anything special when you get home that you have been missing?

No I don't need anything special when I get home. Just the family will do. Ya gifts are ok... Even Christ accepted gifts. hahaha

PS....the break in was the church, not their apartment from last weeks pictures. and thank you all for continuing to pray for our son and the people he is around.  It is working.  please continue....please. Not much longer.  I will miss the missionary mom thing but looking forward to seeing my son.

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