June 18, 2018
So this week I finally got to go to a wedding. It has been my dream to go to one of these for most of my mission! The wedding is called an introduction where the guy introduces himself and pays the dowry, “bride price,” to the family. So the husband here is a doctor in Canada. Here is a list of the stuff he had to pay for his bride:
15 kids elementary education (can range up to 100-300USD per semester with 3 semesters in a year)
20 crates of soda
150 kg of sugar
50 kg of rice
A solar panel 3ft-2ft
And a promise to visit the family in Uganda every Christmas for the next 20 years. And to have his wife become a resident of Canada with him.
Next cool thing this week was a baptism of Charles. So Charles was not religious for a long time till he got hit by a car and lived! From there he walked to the closest church by his house (the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints). Now to add on top of that he also has been looking for a job for a few years and he said if he got a job as well then god is real. Well sometimes god dose answer prayers! The 2nd week of him attending church someone called him and asked him to work for them! He is very well off now and very happy to see god in his life again!
That is all for this week. Here is a pic of Kampala Square!
Selfie with some Oakley’s I found
A railroad going to nowhere
The taxi stage each taxi fits about 20 people
Well I don’t know what to talk about today. Like we had a great week but nothing exciting happened.
For p day today I showed off my sweet skills of being a city rat and took my district all over Kampala to buy fun stuff, I got a genuine leather belt, 3 hand made suit pants, and 1 Rolex and 1 omega watch (the watches were fake) all for like 30$!! This was my birthday present to me and it was quite the adventure.
I know I’m boring
We should have a baptism this next week for a guy named Charles he is super powerful and down to earth but I’ll talk about him next week!
That’s all for this week. Hope you all enjoy!
We are all staying the same. That’s it haha..
Found some goofy signs this week so thought I would send those bad boys.
Also we had a baptism this week! She is at the far right of the picture. Her name is J***. The other two in the pic is a dad and his daughter who are both members. The daughter just turned 8 years old so she was ready for baptism and we never taught her or anything.
J*** was the girl who last month her landlord wanted to kick her out but then by a miracle she got the $. Well last week her family almost killed her because she wanted to switch churches. Well she moved houses later and after her baptism she is a new person she is so happy all the time! She bore a powerful testimony
I’m happy she is happy
Well that’s all for this week! All is well!
So we went into the west to the equator today!
We saw a crocodile farm
Held a croc, the big looking one is 12-13 feet long and was in this village where it ate 60 people. It would wait in the river after school got out and grab kids as they walked by… not easy
Also this week we have a baptism preparing. We will have one this Friday! Her name is Jean she is the one I talked about a few weeks a go with the rent problems she has seen so many blessing so far ill talk more about her next week!
That’s it for me! I hope you all have a great week!
Kampala is normal with its crazy drivers and not a lot else! We are working hard and no real stories to tell ha-ha… Julius got set apart as an elder (missionary) this Friday! He is waiting for his visa to go to SA right now so he is serving in Uganda at the moment! So the pics this week is of my all American district! It’s been weird not being around other people from different countries these days…
So I have like nothing to say ha-ha it’s been a busy week but nothing
1 thing that was super funny is my companion is terrible at board/ card games so we tried to let him win but it still didn’t work One of the other missionaries accidentally won because he literally played every peace of Settlers of Catan! Yeah its one of those stories were you think its funny but when you re tell it its not that funny…
Yeah that’s it
This week 3 super cool things happened. I had my last phone call home, we had a baptism, and I saw a thief get killed by 50 people! (Each has a story)
1 Phone call home was great got to talk to family!
2 Baptisms: her name is Helena Nagalanzi she is a Perfect person that was 100% ready for the gospel no questions asked! So proud of her!
3 So I’ll call this thief Jeff. So Jeff stole mobile $ (basically online banking but with your sim card) and he stole the equivalent of 27 cents in USD. Well the crowd of 50 people strait destroyed this poor man… they hit him with a football helmet from there Jeff fell to the ground and was kicked in the ribs and head multiple times. Each time he got kicked he would try and run away until they smashed a wooden stool onto his head then he just gave up. After that they got him onto a boda boda and while still hitting him drove him to the police station to die in his cell… it was rough to see a guy in such a state. Like the lights were on but no one was home once he got smashed by that stool.
All this happened on may 10th Ethan’s birthday, I don’t know why I thought of him after this guy got wrecked, but I did ha-ha.
Well on that note if any of you want to know what happens in this life after we die read 1corinthians 15: 44-45 😉
Or read Alma 34 in the book of Mormon I know that’s where Jeff is right now and I’m sure he is enjoying much more now!
Have a great week hope all is well!
Got a painting of myself
A guy carrying 3 bags that are 50kg each in a huge building full of shoes!
And kids in the rain
This week I’m only going to talk about the blessing that some of our investigators have had.
1 Jean: so this lady is very much wanting the gospel but the problem is her landlord saw me and my companion teaching her about Christ so he raised the price for rent (common thing when white people are involved) so she had to move, but the last day before rent was due her uncle out of nowhere came and helped her with the rent. And the landlord was so impressed that he lowered the price of rent and is now interested in the church because he heard all of us praying for her to get the $ necessary for rent!
2 Panina: this person is a Muslim and knows nothing about Christ got bad typhoid right after the second visit. So we gave her a priesthood blessing and in 2 days after she was 100% fine!
3 Kahunga: this man is a golden investigator. But let me give a back story of how we met him
So what I do all day every day is hand out cards with our number on it with the picture of the book of Mormon on it. I don’t tell them anything all I usually say as I give them the card is “hey boss you look smart take this” “hey big man take this” “yo chief take this one” ECT. And NO ONE ever calls ever like 200 cards and you will get one call that never showed up to the appointment. Well Kahunga called! And he showed up early to the appointment at the church! He is from DRC and has 6 others in his family that are interested to hear the word of God. So now we gotta work on remembering Swahili and French so we can visit them! Back to the books!!!
That is all for this week love you all!