Saturday, April 23, 2016

One Step Behind

Zdravim vas!

Today is a really special day for a couple of reasons. 
1. My big sister was born "20" years ago today. 
2. Taylor Knapp showed up at the Freddie home a year ago today.

Today, I have 2 really, really good reasons to be grateful.


H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y Angela Marie! I hope the day treats you well. :) Love you!
Savannah is already more than a month old. How did that happen?!
Mary Grace happy Prom day to you and Devyn! Can't wait to see pics. :)
Thank you again to the WARNER FAMILY! It was so good to see them here in Prague. 
And thank you mom and dad for the WONDERFUL Easter package! I love you so much!


---> We had a spring cleaning at the Jicin church building on Friday.
---> The pizza is rather thin here, so typically you fold it in half and eat it like a sandwich.
---> On the way to the National Theater Wednesday night for Culture night Elder Cardon
       and I had a tag team contact on the tram. It was legit. 


1 Nefi 13:40-42
In this chapter, Nefi is seeing in vision the church of the devil being established as well as the plain and most precious parts being taken from 
the Bible. I love what the angel says to Nefi. I know that those most plain and precious parts that were once taken have now been restored through
the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that he is a prophet of God who was called to bring forth the Restoration of the Gospel. 

40 And the angel spake unto me, saying: These last records, which thou hast seen among the Gentiles, shall establish the truth of the first, 
which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, and shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them; and shall make 
known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.
 41 And they must come according to the words which shall be established by the mouth of the Lamb; and the words of the Lamb shall be made known in the records of thy seed, as well as in the records of the twelve apostles of the Lamb; wherefore they both shall be established in one; for there is one God and one Shepherd over all the earth.
 42 And the time cometh that he shall manifest himself unto all nations, both unto the Jews and also unto the Gentiles; and after he has manifested himself unto the Jews and also unto the Gentiles, then he shall manifest himself unto the Gentiles and also unto the Jews, and thelast shall be first, and the first shall be last. 
I know that those most plain and precious parts that were once taken have now been restored through
the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that he is a prophet of God who was called to bring forth the Restoration of the Gospel. 


We had a lesson with Kristian on Tuesday night with Kody at our homey office on Vaclamenta Street.
After talking with the Elders and Prezident McConkie we decided that there is no need for him to wait until 
the 14th of May to get baptized. The only thing that was left to teach him was Law of the Land. So, the Elders so graciously 
gave us the opportunity to help him see how he is ready for baptism and reset his date with them. ha ha It wasn't all that bad. :)
We taught him law of the land, read the Matthew account of Christ's baptism and went through the baptismal interview questions to help prep
him and help him see all the simple things that are going to be asked of him in that interview. I love how simple the quesitons are. 
"Do you believe that God is our Eternal Father?" "Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Savior and Redeemer of the world?"
It was so neat being able to go through these simple, yet profound questions with him and to hear his belief come to life through words. 
As we concluded with the "mock interview" we expressed our faith and confidence in him that he is ready to be baptized, but certainly it would be up to him. 
After pondering it he accepted the 30th of April as his date. We are so excited for Kody! He is going to be an excellent addition to the branch, and one day such 
an amazing tool in Heavenly Father's army as a missionary.


We went to the National Theater in Prauge for culture night! We saw "The Bardered Bride" in Czech, but they had English Subtitles. 
It was an experience of a life time! I felt like I was in a dream! So much fun. I am so blessed to be in such an amazing
place. Pictures to come. :)


Well, Sister Andreason and I are both sick. ha ha I am pretty much one day behind her in the process. 
We carry our rolls of toilet paper and cough drops around with us everywhere. ha ha we are a hot mess. 
We both got blessings from our office elders this morning. I love the comfort that blessings bring. 

We are off to set up for a wedding here in Prague!
The man is a member, the woman not yet. They are getting married today so she can get baptized
in the next couple of weeks. So cool. Families are forever! 

Mam vas Rada! Mejte se moc hezky tyden!

S laskou,
Sestra Fred 🌻

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