Hello from here is Bratislava, Yes, I made it here in one piece. It is quite interesting and I think its waaaaaaaaay colder than saint george will ever get... oh wait... ... ... this just in... really? it snowed there like 12 inches? oh... ha.. ha ha ha.... what kind of a joke is this... oh it's not... well this is awkward... anyways... Yes I made it here all in one piece. ready to go. more or less. My comp. is awesome he is looking out for me and helping me with everthing so far. The Language is coming along now and I put some stuff in every lesson usually... it helps that only two of our lessons went through and one of them was in English, but hey you do what you can right? Anyways We got to prague and spent the night there after eating and hearing some amazing stories of the people that provided a way so that the church could be recognized and all about the Slovakia miracle. We walked around and walked through a castle in prague. Then went tracking on the subway for a bit. We couldnt take to long because it was a fast trip and I didnt do all that much talking anyways, but it was such a blast. We then stayed at a bed and breakfast for the night and reported back to the Mission home the next morning. We had a wonderful breakfast of cereal and juice and fruit, real fresh fruit it was amazing. All the Czech Elders and Sisters then went to work on visa stuff and me, my two comps., and Sister Seninger studied during that time listening to our new companions walk up the stairs outside the door because I weren't quite aloud to meet them yet. When the Czech Elders and Sisters got back we all went upstairs and had a small devotional. Then met our new companions. Mine is Elder Frederickson, He is awesome, and is doing all he can to keep me on time to everywhere. He involves me as much as he can in the lessons and is always wondering how he can help me. We have shared some really funny stories and have gotten to know each other really well. He is also very patient with me. Well the moment we got in he started to make calls for the next day. I opened my stuff up and as soon as he finished we desided we werent hunger and he took me to start ringing doorbells... do keep in mind this is after about 20 minutes of being in Bratislava. He got me right to work and i am so glad that he did. I also wasn't the only one headed here. Sestra Seninger was also called to train here and we are in the same district again. Its really nice to see a familiar face and get to know so many other people. We tract everyday and we have set up some appointments with some. We talk to a lot of people everyday and teach lessons to others. I got the cream of the pot because not only did I get to send Halloween and Thanksgiving in the MTC, but my first Sunday here was the primary program. It was truly amazing to see all 5 kids get up and sing and say their parts. Oh and we don't have a building here so the church owns an office space in one of the buildings and that is where we have church and lessons with our investigators and everything else. It is kind of really cool because we get to see all the members at once and we will get to see it grow. The food is good, I had hlušky for my first time ever yesterday / Sunday, and it was so good. For those who don't know hlušky is one of the main dishes of Slovakia. Its dumplings with bacon chucks and lots of cheese. It is so good, but still nothing to Moms Homemade food. other then that we have basically just been making regular food, fried rice, spaghetti, cereal, etc. So if you have any quick easy recipes send them in because that's about all we know how to make... oh and roman we have roman. I go running every morning except Sunday, and only one day was there snow on the ground, otherwise its been about the same with temperature wise. I want everyone to know that This is the True Church of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the leader and he will never lead us astray. I see miracles every day and I see people that dont quite get that. My challenge this week the things I really to leave you with. PRAY and READ THE BOOK OF MORMON every day they will bring you closer than you have ever been to our Heavenly Father. and DO MISSIONARY WORK. This is the time for member and missionaries to work together so get on that please. Help those that you see, care enough about them to bring them the joy and light of this gospel, and SMILE EVER DAY it can make someones day and I know it will help you have a better day. I must go and write to my mission president now, but know that this life is a gift and when life gets to hard to stand, kneel. ELDER ASAY P.S. Dont get sick from all the snow. P.P.S The City is amazing there is some great architecture here and the people here are nice and patient.