I’m leaving Entebbe everyone! I drive out to on the 31st I’m going to a place called Jinja it is literally right on the start of the Nile its a tourist village, I’m still a driver/ delivery boy (ZONE LEADER) I’m in charge of the missionaries in the units of Lugazi, Njeru, Walukuba, and Jinja town. My new companion and all that will come next week!
So the pics are of us sitting in that weird box is a brick maker we helped build. It makes 500 bricks in 2 hours! Now most of the time bricks are made by hand and 500 bricks take 1 person 3 days. But with these bricks we made is what helped make the house I talked about a few weeks ago. This machine will start to be sold/ donated to people in Uganda to help with the construction of cheep 1-room homes.
One last pic by the fishing village we spend most of our time in
A selfie in our matching ties/suits with our of the members we baptized 3 months ago (Kenneth)
We painted one of the houses that was built this young man with me is actually 23 and is about to serve a mission in Liberia (at least that’s our guess) his name is Morro Mathias
I think of all the things ill miss about Entebbe is my companion Elder Anim my goodness this man is my best friend, I might shed a tear when I have to go to my new area, I’m thankful that he is moving close by to be a driver in Iganga district towards the east of Jinja. (A district is like a county/province/state back home) truly he has helped me learn a lot like to much words can’t really describe but man ill need to plan a trip to Ghana to visit this guy, he is 25 and a really good tailor, if you ever meet him you will like him. He taught me Pidgin as well 😉
All in all it’s been fun in Entebbe but yeah I’m going to miss anima… very sad but the only constant in this life is change, and growth is never comfortable. I pray you all have a great week!
So this week I drove 413 kilometers…. yeah today for P day I walked I’m sick of the car as per now haha!
All the pics were from the zoo that we went to hear in Entebbe
I’m not sick anymore! And I have gained 8 of the 20 pounds lost so far! I’m drinking lots of milk to try and get my fat levels back to a healthy ratio
As for spiritual things we have a girl named sherry who has had tons of family problems but she met with us on Saturday and told us regardless if she can come to church or not she knows its true and she will always find a way to reach the church even if her family is against it. This has been a testimony builder to me because it shows me that at least Elder Anim and me are doing something right in the world!
Not much else for this week. Hope all is well!
I got sick again! No cat bite no bad food nothing we don’t know what happened but its running rampant throughout our missionaries in Uganda hear are the symptoms and the days it happens
Woke up with splitting headache in my front forehead and upper neck and muscle pains all over (like when you work out to much and now its a bad kind of sore) so all day trying to fight it then when the rain starts for some reason while everyone is running for cover closing the windows and such. I get a fever it was bad 102F I was sweating like mad
Muscle pain gone
Headache less but still there, fever the same, but now my digestive system decides to declare civil war on itself… after 15 plus unplanned visits to the men’s room and a trip to Kampala to the ER I find myself with a total of 8 kilograms of weight lost, like 5 different tests that surmounted to no conclusion of what it was. And to top it off the doctor accidentally gave me the wrong pill and it could have stomped my kidneys
My companion gave me a priesthood blessing to help me heal, and after that the symptoms started to die down, I made it to church ok.
No symptoms sickness gone but my stomach is wrecked beyond all belief, all I can eat is rice, apple, banana, and toast (dry) so yeah this week has been rough, I’m grateful for my companion for helping me though this truly the priesthood helped me though this, if you don’t think you understand the priesthood well enough or what it mean look it up!!!
I’m alive and improving but please pray that I don’t get sick. The story of job dose not sound pleasing…
Love you all be safe!
So this week was nice, we had some monkeys attended sacrament meeting this Sunday! The people getting baptized are sherry, Tracy, and Douglas! They all happened over the past few days due to their schedule they could not be baptized all on Sunday!
No cops no crashes this week! We were very busy yet nothing really exciting happened. It’s kinda like how to most of us a fire is exciting and cool but to a firefighter its just work. So with like work hear in Africa yeah I see some goofy things and weird stuff but these days I’m pretty numb to most of it. But ill be honest the monkeys were pretty cool.
So this week Tracy’s baptism was the most powerful one I have had. She has wanted to be baptized for a month now (her sister was the Muslim who got baptized at the end of the year her name is trinity now) but her mother would not allow in the slightest to be baptized and would not sing the paperwork. But on Saturday we came to her house and shared about the priesthood and how baptism needs to be happened in the Church of Jesus Christ, and you can only know through prayer and not just from us talking. Well after a long conversation the mother of Tracy decided to pray. And after praying she said, ” ok ill let you baptize my daughter, but I want you to come back and teach me” it sounds kind of lame in a email but I was speechless… 100% I had nothing to say this woman called us every curse word in the English dictionary and in her local language. Yet this time it was all different. The spirit was there and now we are teaching Tracy and Trinity’s mother!
That’s all for this week thanked you for your prayers and everything!