July 10, 2017
Elder Trippe from Cali!!!!!
4th of July was celebrated with a few burgers with cheese and Pringles
Sugar Cane fields
So I’m training this new missionary from California and we are the same person, we both run make dumb jokes and love the work of the Lord!
We went to the falls again just so I can break him in to the life of Uganda!
Also with other news we are only 2 missionaries in a crowd of 2 million people hear in Mukono so lots of work to do! We never have down time these days it is insane! As a mission we are doing a book of Mormon 90 day challenge, where we read it all in 90 days! And we are going to highlight anything that talks about the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is faith, repentance, baptism, Holy Ghost, and endure to the end!
So I’d likes to tell a story about a man who we have been teaching for the past 3 months, I’ll call him JOHN. John is a teacher and a well to do man. He loves the gospel but he is not 100% married to his wife who lives in the west. Well after a long talk about how it is important to be married so that you can be fully following the commandment about not committing adultery (the law of chastity) but sense she stays so far it is expensive to go out there. Well a month or so latter John had $ saved to take a 10 hour bus ride down to where she is and to get married. Once he got there though he found out she wanted nothing to do with the LDS church or Christianity as a whole. So on the long ride back John decided that this disappointment was an answer to his prayer. Just before he was not to sure if he wanted to marry this girl and was just doing it because he knew it was the right thing to do. In doing so he found his answer!
We can take this story to our own lives. Sometimes answers are given through ways of disappointment. If John had not acted in faith to spend all that $ to go see her he wouldn’t have found out what he wanted. He would still be stuck in the same place he was 2 weeks ago trying to decide to follow Christ. I know all of us can do this as well and “just do it”
I love you all hope you have a great week!
PS: This picture is to show the “irony” of wearing a CTR (choose the right) shirt behind bars LOL