Last week for P Day was way fun! I attached a couple of pictures. Don't
worry, we didn't go in the water! I made sure to walk out on the sand
in the picture when the wave was low. But we played touch rugby on the
sand and then I played some volleyball with no net. It was a lot of
fun. I want to go there every P Day.
But this week was a little tough. We had tried to contact 3 potential investigators and I'll let you know what happened...
first one is a man named Mosese- who was OYM'd just outside the Temple
at the bus stand by a member. The Assistants gave us his number and
information. So we gave him a call on Saturday or Sunday last week and
set an appointment to meet him at the Family History Center(right next
to the Temple) on Tuesday at 9 am. But he never showed up. So we are
going to try to contact him again.
The next one is Ralulu- We met
him while walking through a settlement(kind of like a village, a little
smaller) that is in our area. He stopped us and we talked for a minute.
We got his number and said we would call him if there was a day that we
could come visit him. So we called on Friday to set up a day to see him,
and then found out he lives in a different area. About 15 minutes
away-but in a different zone. so we will have to give him to a different
set of missionaries.
Another man we met on the street on Wednesday
had stopped us on the sidewalk and Kerekere'd(kind of like asking,
please) us to come visit him. So we went to our member's house where he
had been staying on Friday to find out that he went to jail for a
year... So that was a big slap in the face.
And on Friday right
before we went to go contact that man that went to jail, we gave 2 of
our investigators to the sisters in our area(serving in the English
ward- Samabula 1st) because we thought it would be better for the
investigators to go to the English ward.
So it was a pretty tough
week. And I got sun burned for the first time on my mission, because we
spent most of the day walking on Saturday. But its good that we have
hard times- I read these verses the other day(I think I read them
because of the week we were having) its 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is
made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in
my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities,
in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak,
then am I strong.
I love verse 10. I've been thinking about my
thoughts when I'm going through something really hard. But Paul says
that he takes "pleasure" in infirmities and it taught me that my
attitude towards trials is really important because if I'm just going to
sit and complain the whole time, I won't learn much. but if I try to
figure out why I'm going through it, that is when we learn. That is when
we are made strong.
Thanks for everything!
Love, Elder Beilman