Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Elder Asays First Area and Companion

This morning Elder Asay met his companion – Elder Frederickson. Attached is a picture for you to enjoy.
Today they will travel to their area in a city called Bratislava.  It is approximately 4 hours away from Prague by train, in Slovakia.
Altogether there are 4 Elders and 2 Sisters serving in this city.

Bratislava is the capital city of a small country called Slovakia (not Slovenia). This country lays in the hearth of the Central Europe, although many people still find it as Eastern Europe. The direct neighbours of Slovak republic are Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Ukrain and Hungary.
Bratislava, related to the Slovakia, lays in the west of the country very near to the borders with Austria and Hungary. It is actually the only one capital city which borders with two othe countries.
Thanks to its position, it is not unusual to live in a small village in Austria and travel for work to Bratislava and vice versa. Bratislava is also very close to Vienna - the capital city of Austria. Thanks to the 60 km distance, these two cities are the closest two capital cities in Europe. That is why there are strong connections between these two old cities and also traveling from Bratislava to Wien is very easy - there are regular train, bus, or even boat links.
Together with hungaryan city Gyor and czech city Brno, this "fantastic four" forms an important central-european metropolitan region.
The city is very often called like an "Beautiful lady on Danube", because it spreads on the both sides of this river. Even though it lays mostly on the flat surface, the mountain Little Carpathians begin rigth behind the city. These mountains are favourite place for the weekend relax or short walkings in the nature.

According to Church Website Slovakia has a total of 221 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints with 4 Congregations.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how exciting for all of you!!!! Prayers for you Josh!! (Elder Asay)