Sunday, October 2, 2016

Great week!

Well this week has been great. I got my new companion Elder Rees on Monday, and ever sense then has just been great. We had the opportunity to do a lot of finding this week which is awesome to start off a transfer. We are learning how to work and teach together in unity and it is helping us in the work so much. I am blessed to serve with him, he is in his last transfer and I have so much to learn from him.

He also just came from Ostrava, so I was able to get an update of the amazing people there and how they have all been doing in the last two months. It's so great to hear how they are doing and how the Lord is continuing to bless them. 

We had the opportunity to teach a recent convert on Sunday. We taught her about the priesthood and how its a selfless gift from God. She really enjoyed how we told her that its like an umbrella, that one man can stand there and hold it, but everybody surrounding can receive the benefits and blessings of it. She really liked that and now understands better that not every member man and women needs to hold the priesthood. It's literally a selfless gift, we can't lay our hands on our own heads and give ourselves a blessing, its only to help bless others. 

One huge amazing experience this week, was being able to participate in the Toronto Project. We were able to help clean out an old hospital which had some pretty random stuff in it. We were able to help there doing that and other odd jobs that needed to be done. The place was for physically disabled people, they plan on using the old hospital for something, so we helped them get a jump start on preparing it. It was a great day, there were members from all over the Czech Republic, and working with them was so great. I was able to hear several conversion stories and see how the church has changed these people. We are looking forward to a great week, very excited for what it will bring. Also i got a camera charger so here are some pictures =) I got a hair cut 

What a great week.

This has been another great week, just like the title says haha. The weather is cooling down a little bit so that's a blessing. It's sweater weather I guess you could say.

This week we were challenged by our zone leaders to call at least five people a day. I'll explain why this is important. The main way of finding people here, is street contacting. Lots of times on the streets, people will give us their numbers so we can set up to meet, however with time, for whatever reason, if these people loose contact for a while or say call me in a month of so, communication with these people gets lost. So when we go through old records and find these people and call them again, we get back in touch with them and get them thinking about God again. It's really awesome. We were promised blessings if we would call these people, and we have been diligently calling people and seeing the blessings. One blessing paid off today. We just had a lesson with a man who was contacted by missionaries about 6 months ago. He had interest so we set up and met with him, and had a great lesson today. He wants to keep meeting and we are very excited to keep working with him. 

Our mission is really focusing on working with faith. I am very excited for this. I have seen how much of an impact faith has in the work, and how much we need it as missionaries. We often hear that people don't need faith in life to be happy, but from the way I see it, everybody needs faith in some way or another. Faith the bus will come on time, or that the sun will rise, or that the other drivers on the road will do their best to be safe. Tons of things, and I've noticed that when we have faith in God, there is literally no bad thing that can come from it. There is no point not to have faith, not to better and strengthen your faith, it only does good things for us. I love helping people realize that for themselves, its the best feeling. 

That's about all for this week, thanks for all you prayers and support, your great. I love you tons.
Our district after district meeting, and i found a cool bear on the road and took a picture with him

Fall is here

Well, like the title says, fall is here. The leaves are falling the its getting darker sooner and not as light in the mornings, but the fields are white and ready to harvest. This has been a true missionary week, we experienced a lot of ups and downs with invistigators, but, the Lord is in the work, and the goods always outnumber the bads. We see blessings everyday that God showers down upon us. One of the best things about that, is when we work our hardest doing His work, He never leaves us. We always are blessed in so many ways that we can see, and always that we can't see.

We had the oppertunity to go and offer service on saturday to a place that works with blind people. We as missionaries had the oppertunity to serve with the ward and help clean the place and get things ready for fall. It was an amazing experience to be there and serve people with the ward, those are the best kinds of service projects. 

This week we had a great church meeting, Honza is leaving for his mission to Manchester Englad on wednesday! We are all excited for him, he gave his homecoming talk about being greatful for things in life. We are always blessed in so many ways, and I really ike how Honza said that the more greatful we are, the more we see our blessings in our lives. I really have been trying that latley. Counting blessins and seeing them is one thing, but then being greatful for them is totally different. I encourage all of you to not only count all of your blessings this week when you are having a tough time, but also to be greatful for them. Realize what a blessing is, and where and from who they came. I promise that they will brighten your day and bring a smile back on your face. I love you all, thanks for all of your love and support.