Elder Beilman

Elder Beilman


March 29, 2015

Hey Everyone!
I tried to send pictures, but this computer is not working correctly.. So maybe next week.
This week was really good! We have a baptism scheduled for a man named George on Saturday! I'm really excited for him. He has been taking the lessons for a long time! We had stake conference this weekend, that was really good. I was really happy to see Buka, who I taught in my first area-Rakiraki. He is picking everybody up for church on Sunday's in Rakiraki! I was really happy to see him there.
We had a pretty rough week, didn't have many lessons, but we did a lot of finding! And that was a lot of fun! We have about 4 or 5 lessons set for this week to sit down with them. 2 of them are for tonight, so that is really good. We need some more investigators.
We had one hurricane come close to Fiji last month some time. It missed us, but it hit an island west of Fiji really hard. The island is Vanuatu, and we heard that about 11 missionaries we missing, but that was about 2 weeks ago. We haven't heard anything since. We eat a lot of curry! Even the Fijians will feed us curry! Its crazy.
Thanks for the email! I appreciate it!
Loloma Levu,
Elder Beilman


Picture of the Fiji missionaries

This picture was from a Fiji mission blog taken on November 24, 2014.
Clayton is behind and to the side of the lady with the blue shirt.


March 22, 2015

Hey everyone!

Thanks for the pictures! Is Curt still growing? I feel like he looks taller and taller in each picture...

We were safe here in Fiji. the hurricane went to the west of us and hit Vanuatu pretty hard. Last I heard there were 11 missionaries missing from one island. That was Tuesday last week, our Mission President told us at zone conference. Havent heard much lately though.

Last week was really good though. We had a really good Zone Conference on how to become a Consecrated missionary. We referenced a talk given by Tad R. Callister, it was really good. Then we came back on Tuesday night to our area and got to see some of our investigators. Mainly George, who is preparing to be baptized on April 4th! Super excited for him! He wants to be baptized really badly! So it will be a great day!

We were also able to find one of our investigators, Flory, who has been gone for a while! She goes to school in Ba, which is out of our area but only sometimes comes back now. She was staying here in Tavua, but lately she hasn't been able to have the fare to get to tavua. It was like 3 weeks that we hadn't seen her, then we were able to see her on Friday. She is good, but its going to be hard to teach her(she is staying halfway between our area and the Ba elders area but we don't have a truck and it would be hard to visit her there), so we just gave her our phone number and told her to give us a call when she is in town so we can sit down with her.

We found out that one of our really good investigators has received a calling in the Methodist church, and that just kind of made him super busy, so we were told that he will be busy for these next 2 weeks or so. After that, he should be okay. He is really good. He has come to church 2 times now, and has been to mutual a couple of times. Hopefully we can see him soon.
Thanks for everything, I'll try to send pictures!
Loloma Levu,
Elder Beilman

March 8, 2015

Hello Everyone!
This week was pretty amazing! I think it was the first time I've ever had 3 investigators attend sacrament meeting! I was so happy on Sunday. My companion, Elder Barnaby, and I were going crazy. So to start it off, we have this investigator, George, who has been an investigator since July of last year. He had a court case that was supposed to happen in August, I think, but it got pushed back to October, then pushed back to December, then to January, then to March 3rd. When on March 3rd he walked up to the court house, and they just told him his case is over... So, the court case is finally over!! YAY! We talked about baptism to him, and invited him for the 21st of March for Baptism. That was really exciting, I wish I could have got on camera his excitement for baptism. Prayers have been answered and now we just need to talk with him about the baptismal interview questions.
We have another investigator, Anasa. He is 17 years old and he is the man! We've taught his mother in the past, but she wasn't too interested. But she told us she wants her son, Anasa(who was at that time really far away schooling) to be taught and baptized. so We've been teaching him for a couple of weeks. He is progressing a lot! We took a member with us, Brother Tuilawa, and he helped us out so much! We watched the Restoration video with him, and after the video, Anasa and his older brother both said its true! That was so amazing! The spirit was super strong! We picked up Anasa and took him to Mutual on Friday and to church on Sunday! He is doing really well! I'm really excited for him. Planning on extending a baptismal date to him this week!
So grateful to have the opportunity to serve here in Tavua! I love it here!
I hope you all have a good week!
Loloma Levu!
Elder Beilman

March 1, 2015

Bula Vinaka!
This week was really good! We had a lot of lessons, even though we were out of our area for Monday and most of Tuesday last week. I'm just really grateful for the blessings that our Heavenly Father pours out on us as we do our best and follow his commandments. We have a couple of really good investigators right now. One of them, Flory, is doing really well. She's been to church a couple of times already and comes to activities/mutual. We plan on extending a Baptismal Invitation to her tonight! This week I've been really really grateful for all the things I've been learning on my mission. Our Mission President talked to us in our Train the Trainers meeting last month about how if we work hard on our mission, it kind of sets the tone of what life will be like after the mission. I was thinking about that a lot, and how one of my counselors from my first area asked me "how do you know you were a successful missionary?" to which he responded "by the way you live your life after the mission". I've thought about that so much ever since that time. and how in the talk "the fourth missionary" he says if you want light, truth, knowledge, happiness and every other good thing you have to lose yourself and give up everything. then the Lord will in turn give us these things and make us something more than we, ourselves, could ever make of us. We will just be someone somewhere and turn out to be whatever the "fickle" life makes of us. But if we give ourselves to him, he will make us "Gods". I'm so grateful for the gospel in my life and this wonderful opportunity that I've been given to share it with the people here in Fiji.
Love you guys!
Loloma Levu!
Elder Beilman

*Oh, and sorry I haven't sent many pictures lately, I'm scared if I put my SD card in the computer, it will get a virus... So I'm not going to send much.. sorry.
love you guys!

February 15, 2015

Hey Everyone!
I'm actually really happy that Curt is going to Independence, Missouri! I'll definitely give him lots of people to visit that are my friends from there. If he ever gets to go to Belton, I'll be sure to let him know.

But this week was way good! We decided to go and find a lot of people to start teaching. In our District Meeting, I said 20 new investigators, I don't know if we will hit 20, but its definitely pushing us to find as many as we can. But the best part about it is that the Lord is really blessing us with many opportunities to find people. We've been doing a lot of OYMing which I haven't done a whole lot on my mission. But we've been finding a lot of people to go visit because of it. We set up 2 appointments tonight for 4 potential investigators. So that is pretty exciting. On top of that, we were able to get 3 new investigators last week even though we didn't plan on getting that many. We kind of just planned on setting up a lot of lessons with them for this week. But Heavenly Father has been putting them in our path as we try to find them. One of our new investigators, Anasa, is 18 years old. His mom really wants him to be baptized! One of our members, Lusi, was talking to her about why she wanted to be baptized. I guess the mother said that she wants him to be baptized because of the example Lusi is. She saw that Lusi is a really good person and isn't going around doing a lot of the things that other young teens are doing around their koro and she wants her son to be like that. So it is just a really good example of how we can make a big difference by just being good disciples of Christ in all that we do. Setting an example to the world will show the people that we are followers of Christ and will make them wonder what it is that makes us who we are. Like it says in Matt 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Thanks for everything!
Love you guys!
Love, Elder Beilman