Saturday, June 3, 2017

Week 12 - Prague

I forgot the most important thing from last week. It was presidents birthday! We think we got him the best present!
It says your bros in Czech. Its sitting on his desk now!

Well it has been busy here this week! Two exchanges, MLC, a district leader training and teaching and finding! Last Sunday we were waiting outside the building greeting people as they were coming when this girl walks up, she looked pretty familiar, but we didn't know who she was. She told us we met her and invited her to church so she came. And then stayed for all three hours and took notes, And now we've had another lesson with her! It was a really cool experience! Also Jana came to church and to the inspirational night. We've been teaching her for about 3 or 4 weeks and she accepted a baptismal date of the first. Before coming to Church she was pretty hesitant to meet more than once a week but she came up after asking if we could meet more during the week! She came on Tuesday and we said the prayer and she says "so are we gonna talk about how to prepare for baptism?" Shes way elect! She found 1 Nephi 3:7 and she says its her favorite scripture! 

Another cool experience Sunday night was on the way to the inspirational night on the metro i noticed a lady watching us. We got off at our stop and i told Elder Carlson we needed to talk to her so we jumped back on the metro and she ended up setting up with us! It was awesome!

Monday was a busy day running around buying stamps for visas and getting things prepared for the different meetings. We got home really late. Tuesday we had breakfast with president at his house before we had a call in meeting with all the district leaders. That went well and we then started an exchange with Bratislava. We had a good day. We got to go to that Americans house that night for taco Tuesday and on the way we were late and running and i got a tree branch with my foot and hit the road pretty hard. I tore up my nicest pair of pants, broke my watch and got a good road burn on my am but its all good now and we had a good visit with them. They said they would come to church! The tacos Didn't sit too well after so wednesday was an interesting day. We had MLC in Hradec Kralove. IT was one of the best ones yet. We talked about faith and personal commitment. He got really emotional talking about the faith of Ephraim hanks and making the sacrifice and personal covenants with God. It was one of the coolest moments. I had never seen him like that. But things are going really well. We have a goal of 100 baptisms in the year and its almost the half way point and we are at 14. But all of MLC was about how to achieve that and we are seeing miracles across the mission. 4 people got baptized today. Next week another 3 should and more and more are coming. IT is the greatest time to be here! 

On the way back to Prague from MLC we tried to stop and visit a referral in a little city. We got to his street but didn't have his house number. We knocked all the doors and asked everyone and no one seemed to know this guy. We finally asked two young guys and they said he knew him but lived on the other side of town. We went there and asked everyone and we eventually found his house and his old mother and we found the guy with the same name but it wasn't the same referral because it had come from america! Pretty crazy.

We had one other teaching experience where a guy just wanted to bash on the prophet Joseph and we just bore testimony until he was quiet and the spirit in the room was almost touchable but he just denied. In the end he couldn't leave the building. Something just kept him there but he wouldn't accept a challenge to ask God. It was pretty sad. But We learned a lot about power and authority.

Its been an awesome week! This week is going to be just as busy! Hope you all are well! Love you!