Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Raining every day

What a rainy, muddy, and soaking week we've been given.  Just rain every day, so that means muddy clothes and wet missionaries.  But all in all, the work continues and the time is now to invite souls to come unto Christ.  Just recently we watched General Conference here and it was just amazing to be apart of the 3 new apostles receiving their callings.  Such a spiritually uplifting conference especially for being a missionary.  I seriously love the counsel of the leaders of the Church because they open our eyes to our true potential. 
    This week has been great, we had a baptism for Mark Mugerwa who was a referral from one of the priests in the ward.  With that support system that he has and the desire and faith that has grown, he was willing and prepared to make a covenant with God.  Mikey just recently turned 16 so he was able to baptize him, such a great moment and we are grateful for the faith of these 2.
     There's really not much else to report.  But I'm just grateful for the Atonement of the Savior.  Just to reflect upon how much love and sacrifice was made for us to have our burdens lifted and sins taken away helps me to remember that with God, anything is possible.  I just pray that I'm qualified to open the doors of salvation for others through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Through thoughtful prayer and study, I've gained a testimony of the resurrection of the Lord.  I know for myself that the tomb is empty and that the tomb echoes the truth and reality of the resurrection today and forever, for that I'm grateful.  This work is not to change lives, but to change destinies.  Love you all, have a great week.

Elder Wilson

James wearing a groovy sweater in the hot weather
How we bond in our district
Mark and Mikey
Baptism pic

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lost Muzungu

What a great week.  A lot of interesting things going on and just great lessons to be learned.  For one thing, we've been having thunderstorms like crazy over here and it gets to the point where you wake up in the middle of he night with water pouring in from the windows and your room starts to leak because of poorly built windows.  But it's just nice to have some rain.  Something that my companion and I have been doing is a lot of finding and we set a return appointment.  We called one guy and asked to come and visit him.  His response, "Mama is not around.... and I... am drunk"  Came to visit and taught him the word of wisdom.  Also, another funny story, we were driving through Kampala which is super difficult and I got confused and I drove down a one way street the opposite direction.  Super stressful and a lot of people were pointing at me, laughing and telling me I'm a lost muzungu.  So, not the best experience but it's something That I will tell my kids someday.  Just a lot of crazy things happening and we are excited for general conference we get to watch.  Anyways, not much else to talk about and I'm running out of time.  Have a great week and enjoy the life that you have.

Elder Wilson
George got baptized!!!!
Just other pictures

Monday, October 12, 2015


Such a blessing to be apart of this work. Today however, I don't have enough time to write, but the work is going forward here.  There are a lot of good things happening and a lot of miracles being seen.  I hope you all have a great week and remember the church is true.

Elder Wilson

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Greenie in the house

What a great start to the transfer.  First week down, and a lot of nice things happening.  This transfer, our district leader got a new missionary.  His name is Elder Ray from Portland, Oregon and he's just full of excitement and energy.  It's really nice to have a greenie in the house, because they bring a bright spirit into the work.  The last time I had a greenie in the house was when I trained and that was like 9 months ago.  We are happy to have him and we are excited to see what he can do. 
     Being with Elder Njoko for another transfer is something that I'm content with.  Being my 5th transfer in Mukono, the time is just going by way too fast.  We've been doing a lot of finding each day and we are looking forward to the people that we will be teaching.  We had one experience where we went to a scheduled appointment with a family from South Sudan, and the jaja(grandma) was the only one there and when she saw us, she screamed and started running everywhere in the house.  She kept speaking to us in Arabic but we had no clue.  Startled me a lot because the last time we saw her she was fine and normal.  I think she might be having some mental problems, but we just push on.  Something else is that language here is different from language back home.  On fast and testimony sunday, a 16 year old Aaronic Priesthood holder stood at the pulpit and talked about a tv show where he gave the dialogue and a good portion of it was saying the f word.  He said it about 10 times, and my mission ears are not accustomed so I was crying inside a little.  I can't really think of anything crazy that happened besides those two experiences.
     Our teaching pool has been a little up and down, but we are making sure that we are consistently finding new people to teach.  Some good things that we have been seeing is that there are youth that are inviting their friends to church and they have the desire to be baptized.  This is great because we have a short supply of aaronic priesthood holders.  George and Mark are two young men that are planning for baptism on the 18th of October (Holy cow it's already october).  Anyways, we are excited to help them come unto Christ. 
     Mission is weird.  You change in a way that you don't realize until you find yourself living in a way that you never knew you could.  I've learned so much on my mission about myself, characteristics and attributes that I've unlocked that make me to become more like Christ.  I love this work and I love the Savior.  He is the Master and I'm on His errand.  Have a great week everyone and count your many blessings.

Elder Wilson