Monday, March 30, 2015
Yes hello everyone,Quite an interesting week. The rains have been coming down, usually at night when we sleep, but either way it keeps the dust down. This is definitely something that us missionaries have been waiting for. This week there has been a lot of walking and a lot of finding. At the end of the day we get super tired because our area is also like a kilometer away. So walking there and back plus walking all day, makes sleeping not a hard thing to do.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
So this week was pretty great. WE GOT SOME RAIN FINALLY. But the only problem is that after it rains, the sun comes out and gets super hot and humid. But we push through, no biggie. This week the letter is somehow short due to time. But all I just want to say is that I love being a missionary because there is no greater work than this and I am helping God's children return to him. Also, Hashim got baptized on Sunday, super proud of this guy and his decision to be baptized. I'm grateful for the trials that my Father in Heaven gives me, because they make me grow. I learn to become stronger, more patient, and more mindful of the needs of the people around me. I wish you all a wonderful week full of blessings!Elder Wilson
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
What a crazy past 2 weeks we had here in Kajjansi, and let me just say that the heat is not something that we enjoy. This month of march is supposed to be filled with some rain, but nothing yet. And when it's that hot and no rain, the dust on the ground just destroys the cleanliness of our shoes and trousers and shirts. So we are seriously waiting for that rain. I'm almost to the point of trying a rain dance.For some reason, I've been seeing a lot of stress come into the work. But, stress is good, if we know how to handle it. Elder Kapatamoyo and I have been working hard to find people that will progress towards baptism. And we have been finding some powerful people. We found a young man named Dennis when we tracted at his home. He welcomed our message and he listened intently, we extended a baptism date and he accepted. He even came to church and loved it! We were so happy to see him there, even though he felt self conscious because he didn't have a shirt or tie. But that will change soon. We also got stopped by a man that works at a butcher shop whose name is Leonard. He was just asking about our message because he's been across many different faiths before. We taught him about the Book of Mormon and how we can know if the gospel is truly restored if we come to know that the book is true. He accepted us to come and teach him and we offered to get him a book of mormon, but he asked for a french Bom because he understands better in French. Leonard also came on Sunday but he had to leave early because of work.
Monday, March 9, 2015
So, this week has been truly a learning experience for me. It was a little slow and we are trying really hard to find God's children that are prepared to receive the gospel. With our finding, we have come to feel that direction in this work is simple. And the way that we continue to find is through love. Without love, there is no way we can help people to recognize the Savior and His invitation to come unto Him. We were tracting in our area and we found this young man and asked if we could share a message with him. He agreed and we started to ask about him and his background. He told us that he doesn't believe in God, which is unusual considering that everyone here believes in God. But he opened up to us and said it's because his mother had passed away some years back. We assured him that God is there and He has a purpose for everything. We shared our testimonies of God and how because of Jesus Christ and His atonement, we can be healed from the pains and sorrows of our lives. He had a short amount of time so we couldn't share a lesson with him. But we asked him if we could come and see him again, and he paused for a second and said yes. I thought he was just going to say "naw I don't believe in those sort of things" but he accepted. As I pondered on that, I realized that there were two reasons why he invited us back. One, was that he felt something from the spirit that made him feel good. And two, he felt love from his heavenly father. As I come to understand what missionary work truly is, it's extending love towards others and making known the path that our Father in Heaven has prepared for us. I was given a great email from my bishop back home and he talked about how God works through others who have the truth to meet the needs of those who have lost faith or hope. Something that I am always constantly striving to live is to "Be the answer to someone's prayer". Someone out there is praying for truth, guidance, and love. As missionaries, that is our duty. To be the answer to someone's prayers. I love this work and I love my Savior, and it is through Him and by Him that hearts can be changed, that truth can be revealed, and that love can be felt. I know what i'm doing is a divine calling from the heavens and there's no greater work than this. I love you all and have a fantastic week. and I exhort you, to be the answer to someone else's prayers.Elder Wilson
Hey everyone!,Today marks the first day of the next transfer and my transfer news is............ staying in Kajjansi again. Don't get me wrong, this is a super nice area. But being it my 6th transfer here, I'll be making 9 months. So, I really need to go out with a bang. I do though have faith that the Lord wants me to be here still. And I can't wait to figure out why.
Also, funny story, we had a dinner appointment with a couple from the branch and they seriously make the best food and a lot of it. Apparently it was a little too much for my companion and near the end of his meal, one of the buttons on his shirt completely popped off. Everyone had a good laugh and I kept joking with him, telling him while he's sleeping, I'm going to punch him in the stomach. He has this really high pitched laugh so,........we have a good time together.Email is short today, so I just wanted to say I love the gospel and I love being a missionary, there is this fulfillment that I have never felt before and there's power that comes with it. I love serving the people of Uganda and the love that I have for them. This is truly what I'm supposed to do and nothing will keep me from doing it. I love you all. Have a fantastic week and continue to be the person you want to be.