Elder Beilman

Elder Beilman


August 17, 2014

Hey everyone!
I love getting your emails, they always make me laugh. You guys have a roller coaster of a life it seems like haha, but that's okay makes it interesting. You could probably sell him Daagels motorcycle to him too, if he wants it.  He could probably sit on it though, just do a couple of repairs.
Oh no, school starts soon! Enjoy it, because it goes by quick! Especially Curt, this year will fly by.
You'll probably be starting your mission in less than a year too.

But everything here is great. Zone Conference was really good, we talked about a new focus on missionary work, less actives. I heard it's worldwide so now we won't just be focusing on baptizing, but going to teach the less actives the lessons and prepare them for the temple, and receive the priesthood if they need to. I'm really excited about that, we've already started it here in Fiji and I've heard a couple of stories about how when they get the CMIS list they have the most referrals they have ever gotten. We are going to get ours soon. The printer at the branch doesn't work so we have to get ours from the stake. And our branch president said he will go with us on Saturday to go visit some less actives! I'm way excited about that because I feel like the members don't visit each other, but we don't have home or visiting teaching either so it kind of makes sense. And I think the less actives need to feel the love of the members and not only the missionaries.  Because every time we go there they really appreciate it, but I feel like they don't feel loved by anybody at church so
they don't want to go.

There is a couple named Sulu and Miti which were baptized in 2006 I think, but they are going to another church now. We sat down with them once and they seemed a little excited to see us and
showed us the pictures of the missionaries that baptized them. They just didn't seem too excited to come back which is really sad. Hopefully we go there with our Branch President on Saturday and they will be able to feel the Spirit again.
Oh! and we met a former investigator named Marika, he was on date to be baptized last year around this time but something happened and he didn't get baptized, and I guess he was gone for the longest time, but we saw him on Saturday and we are going to start reteaching him. I was really excited about that because I saw his teaching record and I really wanted to meet him, and I finally got to meet him! I've been praying that we will be able to have those who are ready to receive the gospel in our paths and I'm sure that Heavenly Father put him in our path. As well as another former investigator that I taught when I first came here. He was gone for a long time too and he told one of
our members that he wanted us to come over. I'm pretty excited to see how it goes with those two.
Hope you all have a good week!

Loloma levu!
Elder Beilman

These are some pictures from our 2nd counselor that he emailed me. 

August 10, 2014

Hey Everyone,

Sorry, I don't have a ton of time today.
We are having Zone P Day in Lautoka(about 2-1/2 hours from my area) and zone conference tomorrow in Nadi, so we are in Ba with our District Leader Elder Johnson and his companion Elder Banks. They are both from Utah, and they are awesome.

This week was really good, we found some new investigators. One of
them, his name is Lepani(which in the Fijian Book of Mormon Lepani is Laban) I thought that was way funny. But he was awesome, we gave him a restoration pamphlet on Wednesday, and saw him yesterday. He read the whole thing and had a ton of questions. we will be seeing him again on Thursday.

Sorry again that this is short!
Love you guys!
Love, Elder Beilman


August 3, 2014

Hey everyone!

Well I think each week is going by faster and faster. We've been trying to get some new investigators because unfortunately, we will have to drop a couple of ours soon. On Friday, we had 3 appointments that we planned that all fell through, so we decided to just OYM (open your mouth) some people at the Hart(kind of apartment like things for people who are having a hard time) and we sat down with this older man Romulo, he is super nice.  He wasn't feeling well, so we gave him a blessing, and shared a little about the restoration and told him we would come next week to talk more about it. We also talked with another woman over there and we are going to see her next week as well. It is actually super easy to get inside the door here in Fiji, mainly because its the culture. If they see somebody walking down the road, they invite them to have lunch/dinner/drauni moli/ or to just rest. Every now and then, we will say alright and just sit with them for a minute and share a little bit and ask if we could come back another day, almost always they say yes. But the hard part is knowing if they are actually interested. We just need to help them recognize the things they were taught in our pre earth life and bring them into the light of the gospel.
Au via wasea noqu ivakadinadina, au kila ni dina na lotu oqo. Au vakadinadinatake ni parofita dina o Josefa Smici kei Thomas S. Moson. Au vakadinadinataka e lomani keda kece na Kalou. Koya vinakata keda meda lesu tale vua. Au lomani kemudou kei Jessica tale ga. Au wasea na veika oqo e na yaca i Jisu Karisito, emeni.
Thank you guys for everything you have done for me and allowing me to serve a mission. I will be forever grateful for these experiences.
Much love,
Elder Beilman

July 27, 2014

Dear Family,

Alli, I want to hear a 5k under 20 minutes.... that would be really
good! I know when I ran cross country, I tried to get under 19 minutes
every race and to be faster and faster each race. Its kind of hard
sometimes, I'll admit, but it's way cool when you get a personal

Jane, I want to hear about you spiking the ball by the end of the
season. You should be tall enough be then anyway haha.

I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well! This week was good. I'm
staying in Rakiraki! We went to see one of our investigators Wise and
his Granddaughter Karaline, and we gave them a baptismal date of
September 6th. They accepted! I was really happy about that. The only
thing that they really need to do is come to church. That, I think,
will be the hardest thing because they live far from our unit and the
bus won't pick them up on Sunday in the Village they live in. So we
are really trying to figure something out with our members to see if
there is anything they can do to help them.
Our second counselor's son Xavier(I think I've told you about him
before) wants to go on a mission. So I've been really trying to
encourage him. His dad is a convert and became the Branch President
then was released and is now the Second Counselor. But both of his
older brothers are inactive and he doesn't really have a good example
to look up to except his dad and us. I've been telling him how much my
mission has blessed my already, and I've only been out for almost 6
months. He feels that he doesn't know enough scriptures or anything,
but I told him to just focus on his testimony right now. I love that
family, they are awesome!
Sorry this is kind of short! I don't have much time left.
But take care everyone!
Love you guys!
Love, Elder Beilman

This is an ibe. we sit on them when we visit people.  I had asked one
of our investigators to make me one.  The FS is supposed to be FSM(Fiji
Suva Mission) but she forgot the M. Oh well. I still love it.