Elder Beilman

Elder Beilman


April 26, 2015

I hope all is going well in the States!
We had a good week here in Sigatoka, we have a baptismal date for May 16th, her name is Maggie. She is way good. She came to church on Sunday too. We are really excited for her! Her mom and sister are members, but she never got baptized when they did. Her mom and sister are converts from about 2007. They are really strong! But we are planning on seeing them a lot this week and the next couple of weeks to strengthen her testimony.
Its really hot right now, we are moving from the wet season to the dry season, which means it will be cooling down as well. Which will be kind of nice. Good thing I have a blanket. The area I'm in is really beautiful, there are a lot of nice beaches and resorts. There is a man made island called Shrangri La. Its pretty nice, every time we take the bus to one of the villages we go to, it drives on to the island and picks up and drops off people working there. Sometimes tourists too. But a lot of people think I'm a tourist, I don't like it haha. But that's okay, at least they are super nice.
Thanks for everything!
Elder Beilman

April 19, 2015~ Transfer to Sigatoka

We had a good week this week. I'm now in Sigatoka, which is on the same island as my last area, just on the opposite side. There was a car here, and now its gone to suva. Which has made things a little more difficult. The area is really really big! One of the biggest areas in the mission. It makes it a little hard to get back at night haha. We have to hitch sometimes, but most fijians are super nice and will pick us up.

But all is well here in Fiji!
Loloma levu!
Elder Beilman

April 5, 2015

Hey Everyone!

This week was really amazing! Its amazing to see the hand of the Lord in our lives' each day. This week, was one of the most rewarding weeks that I've had so far on my mission. George was baptized on Saturday. That was just so amazing. The service was good and it was just great! He wanted it so badly! And finally, after 8 months of taking the lessons he was able to partake of the waters of Baptism! He was confirmed on Sunday. Then we had a really special Fast and Testimony meeting. It was one of the most powerful meetings I've been to. And I had to go and share my testimony as well, transfer calls are tomorrow and I'm thinking I'll be leaving Tavua. Which I don't want to go. This area has put a big impact on my heart. My first area as well. But at 6 months, I was ready to leave. But Tavua, I could stay here the rest of my mission, and I would be 100% happy as could be. I've grown to love this area a lot. The people here have made all the difference. Its not an easy area, and having the members we have, it helped out so much. There are a couple of members here that I will never forget.

Yesterday we had some lessons fall through, so we went to one of our members that is a less active that we had seen on Wednesday. He told us that he planned on coming to church, but he didn't come. So we went to see what happened. Come to find out that he was sick and needed a blessing. His wife was trying to get a hold of us, but she didn't have our number or anything so she was just trying to figure out what to do. Then as we walked up to the door, her daughter pointed at the window, but it was dark outside and there was curtains, so she wasn't able to see us. But when the mother came up she saw us and opened the door. Asked for a priesthood blessing, and we gave him one. After the blessing, he seemed a lot better. His wife said he couldn't even really talk because his throat was kind of filled with mucus and it was hard for him to breathe. But he was doing well after the blessing.  I ended up trading him watches. I had the exact same watch, but white and blue.  His was Black with red.  He had been asking me to trade with him for a long time, but now he finally got to. He was way happy! It was really funny!
Really good week!
Loloma Levu,
Elder Beilman

Here is a picture of the Baptism of George