Elder Beilman

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