Elder Beilman

Elder Beilman


May 4, 2014

Hey everyone!

Sorry, I don't have much time again.
But that's funny that Jane's clogging thing at Lagoon and Curt's State tennis is the same time again. That was a lot of fun last year! I can't believe that was almost a year ago already. Time is flying by. But that's good that Curt is doing really good again in tennis and got to go repelling. 5:40 Mile-Alli! Whoa, I think that is faster than any of my times, that's way good.  Nice photo bomb, Jane, haha. I miss you guys haha.
We are super busy. Everyday. I can't believe that I'm tired before 10 pm every single night. We walk so far. The other day, it was around 7-8 miles.  I always tell my companion there isn't enough time in the day.  I wish we could see everybody more.  Right after studies and lunch, we proselyte and then it seems like 30 minutes later we are back at the flat, even though its like 8:30 at night.  We have permission to get back at 8 because we never have dinner appointments.  Nobody can afford to feed us.  It's kind of sad.  Sometimes our 2nd counselor in the Branch Presidency feeds us but that is usually it.  We walked about 3 miles to get to this village to visit a less active on Friday night.  She called us the night before and really begged us to come and visit her. She is about 60-70 years old and really really nice. When we got there it was dark, and she had made us food.  But there wasn't a man in the house so we couldn't go inside.  We had asked her if it was okay if we could sit outside (which is what we do a lot if there isn't a man in the house.)  At first she was confused, but we had to explain to her we can't come in if there isn't a man in the house.  We were able to sit on the "porch" of somebody else's house.  And we got to visit with her for a while.  She hasn't been to church in over a year.  A lot of people ask if there is transportation to get to church, because a lot of people say they can't come because of that.  I wish it was different here and everybody in the village had a car- that way they don't have an excuse like that, but most of them don't even try to come. We are really trying to get more people to come to church, it would help out so much.  Hopefully they will realize soon how important it is to come to church to remember the Savior.

I hope you all have a good week! Thanks for the e-mails!
Love you all!
Elder Beilman