Well for all you have that haven't noticed i am writing on a different
day then usual. That is because i am now living in Prague and we have
our p days on Saturday.
I am an assistant and it is an awesome experience to be here and
work in a different country and with Elder Karjalainen. He is from
Finland. He is so awesome and he works hard so i couldn't have asked for
a better comp. to close my mission because God
always helps us exactly how we need it. I also get to see president a
I know a lot of people that are returning home right now and i just
want to say thank you for your examples to me you. you have been great
examples to me and helped me with so many things.
I am learning thank i also understand Czech and people understand when i speak Slovak so it is awesome.
Well we have met with members and friends of the church. And we are doing everything we can to work hard and lose ourselves.
hey mom and Dad so today i have to go because it is not really my p day
because i have p days on saturday now until the end of my mission. Well
you see it is because Dad guessed right 4 months again and now i am in
prague as an assistant to the president.
I will have
p day on saturdays and so that is when i will right about everything
crazy from the week. please if anyone asks let them know that i am alive
and i have made it to Prague in one piece. The Cool part is now i have
the chance to serve in both sides that i will miss the slovak side so
much maybe i will get to go back a couple times before i head home.
i love you and will talk to you on saturday. I hope all is going well
and so that you know Elder Karjalainen is my new companion and he is
from finland. It is so awesome. He speaks czech and i speak slovak and
sometimes we dont understand each other but then we can double check in
english but i really want to just speak slovak this transfer with him so
we will see how that goes maybe i will even speak slovak and czech by
the time i get home.
I love you and miss you
and will see you soon enough but for now i am lost in the work now in
Prague, Czech Republic. I am healthy and strong and doing all i can to
keep doing what the Lord wants and helping these people.
I love you one more time and will write on saturday.
it seems like every week i am in a hurry but
this week we have a baptism and came together really fast so we have to
hurry and got to make it to the baptism. I am doing great. We had to
travel a lot to return the rental car we had and then once again stayed
the night in the Czech Republic with some other Elders. After that we
had an exchange and I got to go with Elder Christensen who i came to the
field with. He was my mtc companion from hurricane. We had a lot of fun
together and works good it was great. Well i love you all and hope you
had a wonderful week that was full of joy and health.
you all the best. and to all of you. Never give up. Always have faith
do all you can. Then God can step in and he will step in. God will take
care of the rest.
Well i will be fast because we found a library
but had some troubles getting to the computers and then we had slow ones
and then we found the good ones so now we are writing.
this week was really very interesting and i went through things i had
never thought i would do on my mission such as, coming home from MLC our
car stopped working so we looked at it in a small village off the free
way and then had to call a tow truck. luckly the small village was just
33 kilameters away from a city with missionaries in it so we get a
rental and spent the night with the Elders in trebič in the czech
republic. It was an adventure and it was fun but then we drove home the
next day and now we have to go back tomorrow so uvidime (We will see).
we also ran into our friend of the church today on the street and she
asked us when can we meet, it was a cool switch and she is really
excited so we will be meeting with her tomorrow.
Anyways we have some wonderful miracles here and i am so glad to be a part of it i hope that you are all happy and healthy.
HOLY COW so this week was awesome we had some great lessons with less
actives and with others all around. If i were to write them all it would
Well we had a member come to us with some
questions of anti stuff. We explained it and it turned into one of the
most spiritual lessons i have ever had. We talked about Gods plan. It
truely is wonderful. amazing infact. we are his children he is our
heavenly father and he does have a plan for us to become like him. NOT
MORE THEN HIM, but he does wish to give us all that he has. He will
always be our father in heaven and he will always love us. It is on us
to except it.
Also i have learned the power of
scriptures in lessons. When we read and use the scriptures, in a loving
not bible bashing way, then the spirit is invited and there it will be.
They are a powerful tool for our salvation and they can open the
windows of our understanding.
One day we were
talking to one man and he didnt have much interest but was listening to
our message. That is when out of no where a man comes up and say i know
the book of mormon is true. The other man then turned us to him and was
like look he is your man. and left. We then came to find out that this
man is a less active member that we had no contact, no address, no
number, and we were in a place at a time that we normally are not and he
was there. God works through us if we let him and if we ask him to help
So the libraries are still closed for the summer break so we are at a computer place.
we had a great week and some great miracles. we had a man that we had
lost contact with find us during our district lunch. We had all sat down
and we were about to head out to just go grab something quick because
we were late do to the fact that we were teaching someone. anyways he
saw us walk in and recognized the back of Elder Garners head. He came
over to us and was like hello my friends. We found out that he had had
to switch phones and that is why we had no contact with him. We set up
to meet that night and then we started teaching him again. He is looking
for the Answers and for something to fill the hole that is missing in
Also we had a woman come to church
yesterday and that was really cool because she is so awesome and got to
know the members really well.
were two really cool things this week. we have to go so we can get
everything in before i have an interview with President McConkie. I hope
that you are all healthy and strong and that you have had a wonderful
week and are looking forward to the week ahead. I will write again on
So all the libraries, except one, in Bratislava have decided to close
until the second week in August and so we are now emailing and i only
have a couple of minutes again.
This week we had a
fast and i had one of the greatest experiences i have ever had with
fasting. I didnt see a vision or have something "big" happen but the
peace i felt and the love i recieved for the Slovaks was real. Sometimes
the things we need are not visions are physical answers to prayers but
the feeling that God gives that mean more and surpass the words that men
may say. We have been asked how can you believe that. I have also been
asked do you really believe that. the thing is I DO BELIEVE. and i
believe that one day i will come to such a knowledge of it that i no
long have to say i believe but in fact i must proclaim the I know.
believe that There is more then we know and can comprahend here on
earth. I know that God hears me and that Jesus Christ is the sone of
God. He loves us and so does God. More then we know. This is his work
and through Joseph smith they restored the truth in full. President
Thomas s monson is our prophet and I know that God works with us today,
and shows us his love.
we finally found a library that was open to day so it is a miracle that i
am writing but i have to go fast because it closes in ten minutes.
had some great success this week with a lot of things like game night
and church. we had the most people i have ever seen at game night ( we
had 3 games of chess, one of ping pong, one game with five players of
rummy cube and then i was practicing my piano skills.)
a member mother that we work with,brought 4 of her 5 children to church
and all of them loved it. They were having a wonderful time.
We also met with some awesome people that are so cool.
week i saw the Lords Help in slovakia we are down a lot of missionaries
and dont have a ton coming in until after i leave. However, the Lords
hand is here and we are working harder then ever. As Zone leader i get
to call 3 of the 5 district leaders in slovakia and talk with them once
ever other week, then the other two the next, and holy crap it is
amazing i have never seen the work here move so fast it is so awesome to
be a part of it. I am happier then i have every been.
thank you all for everything. I Hope you have a great week
had a great exchange with the trencin Elders. I did an interview for
baptism and then the lessons we had on plan fell through so we continued
on talking with people on the street. We decided to have our interview
on the train back to bratislava and as we did the ticket checker checked
our tickets and we talked with her for a bit. then she continued on and
so did we, with the interview that is. She came back and we talked more
and it continued like that until we were pulling into bratislava. We
had just finished the interview when she came back for the last time and
asked what we had on plan. We told her that we were going to buy some
water and head home because it was 8 30. she was like oh well i have a 2
hour brake right now if you want to go for coffee. we took her up on
that and got water instead of coffee dont worry. We sat and talked with
her for a bit at the cafe on the second floor of the station. we
testified of families and how we can always learn and grow. She then was
like your right we need to always be open and learn because God will
give us more. The clock came to 9 00 and we said good bye but she gave
us her phone number and the other Elders will be calling this week to
set up. Anyways so we taught her and still got home by 9 30 it was the
best way to end an Exchange.
We also had
training this week and that was awesome. and i feel that this is exactly
what was needed. I know that we came back and since training have been
talking with everyone, and we've been trying to make sure that we not
only have chosen once but everyday to do the Lords will.
can talk to others about the Gospel its easy and it is such an amazing
thing that if we let God do it, he will fill all of us with what we need
to say and do. I love you all and thank you for everything.