Come Follow Me

Come Follow Me
"And he saith unto them, "Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Matt. 4:19) As the New Year begins, we, the members of the Willow Wood Ward, invite you to Come and Follow Him!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Elder Zach Beckman

Hey everyone well another week has gone by here in the Greater OCM.  I am just loving the work here in Fairfield and with Elder Coughlan... it is the best!!  Well this week were able to do some pretty sweet things!! and then there were times that just sucked so ya that was alot of fun!!!  But I swear that a mission is like a roller coaster of just ups and downs all the time but at the end, it's the greatest thing ever.

So this week we were all out of things to do and people to go visit and it was just bad.... like those are the moments that you hate as a missionary because you feel so unproductive but we got on our pray bones and said a quick prayer that something good would happen for us that day and something would work out... so we sit on the couch and I thought to myself to just start calling random people in the contacts on our phone because we didn't know half of them. So as we did that it was funny it was like tracting from our couch.  All we did was call a bunch of random people, but this one contact named "Ida" said that we could come back and talk to her and she would like to have her family listen too!  So we were stoked and just so happy to go and meet them!!! So the next day was the lesson and we take this recent convert to a lesson who is from Micronesia and he is just way funny doesn't know English very well and is just a way friendly guy who loves the gospel! and his name is Peter. But we take him with us to the lesson and we walk in and sit down with her but it turns out that her and Peter just start talking to each other in their native language and me and Coughlan just are in shock of what's going on... but I guess it turns out that they knew each other from back home on their Island and asking what each other is doing here and just all of this stuff!!  It was nuts and then we start asking her about her life and it turns out that she is already a member and was baptized back in Micronesia!!!  BUT..  her family has not been and she has two daughters and a boy friend so we were able to teach them all and try and get them to church and it was awesome they are such a sweet family!!  It is crazy how the Lord works his miracles!

Next crazy thing was that church was canceled AGAIN! because of the weather so that is like the 3rd time of my mission that church has been canceled!!  So that is really dumb!!  So we weren't able to have any investigators at church this week but next week we should have like 10+ people!!  It should be sweet, I am excited! but ya this ward is pretty sweet except the fact that no one feeds us... I've only had one meal so far with a member and the rest of the time its a toss up if we eat or not but its still fun either way ha ha :)

Well last Friday we were able to go on exchanges with the Assistants in Western hills for a day and it was way fun!  Me and Elder Benevides were together and he is a way sweet missionary from Arizona and he and Tavake were actually companions before me and Tavake were together so that was fun! But we were able to do alot of fun things with them and learn alot too! But Today we are actually having a Fun Day up in Middletown and 4 Zones are getting together to play games and stuff like that and President and Sister Porter are coming too!  So that should be fun I will let you know how it goes!!! But that is about it for today/this week!!  Well I miss and love you all and hope you have an awesome week! LOVE YA!
Keep smiling 
Elder Beckman

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