Nazdar, Cau, Ahoj!
It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood! So much spiritual buzz is in the air here in the CZ!
We all successfully lived another week. High Five.
Happiest Birthday to Aunt Jooooiiilllleeee and Sister Paula Walker!
THE CZECH REPUBLIC IS GETTING A STAKE!!!!
PRAGUE PŘEKVAPÁNÍ--MLADÁ MYSTERIES
---> Our Prague toilet is currently out of order.
---> Our apartment number in Prague is 5. Good number. :)
---> The Kebab man's name in Boleslav is Erkan!
1 Nefi 14:1
We had transfers this past week! Sestra Andreason met up with her family Thursday morning to start their 2 week tour of the country with her Papa and Mama. Her dad served here with Prezident McConkie so he planned some firesides for Sestra Andreason and him to do in some
of the branches throughout the mission. So sweet.
Get ready for a hoot of a transfer because we got Sestra Hale in the hiz house again. ha ha
And we are going to be parentals to my baby that was supposed to come last transfer, Sestra Cade covering both Praha and Boleslav.
Sestra Cade is a power house testifier. She hales from Sacramento, California. She falls in the middle of 12 siblings (including her). Her favorite colors are blue and purple. Kit Kat is her choice of candy. She enjoys swimming and hiking and being a bum. ha ha Shes says she enjoys "bummin around" ha! I love her. She is the chillest human you will ever meet and has the quietest sneezes. She is also a cat lover.
Sestra Hale, hales from Phoenix, Arizona. Is the youngest of 4, LOVES her dog Lexie, just got accepted to UVU with reduced tuition. Holla! Favorite color is yellow and prefers a Reeses. She is seriously the funniest/weirdest person you will ever meet. She LOVES to dance and breaks out her dance moves around the apartment often. ha she also used to believe that she had kankles, but that concern has recently been resolved.
Kody's baptism was a huge success! There were a handful of families from the branch that came to support him last Saturday. We had the musical number. The Elders played on the Guitar and Sister Andreason and I sang Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.
It was a great day. Kody is going to be an awesome member and addition to the branch. His example has helped get the members excited about missionary work. It's been awesome!
TEACHING PEOPLE NOT LESSONS:
We had a break through with Vince last night! Vince is an investigator in Prague that has been taught for about a year now. He is very smart and sometimes that keeps him from feeling and following what's in his heart. We had on plan to start a fast with him to help him determine a baptismal date so that he can actually act instead of remaining in limbo. The spirit directed otherwise and we ended up addressing some of his concerns about the Law of Chastity. He talked about how he feels that it is more important to be morally clean and honest, ect. We had recently taught the Law of Chastity to David Pham, another investigator, and as we prepared for that something that finally clicked for me is that there is so much more to the Law of Chastity then we think. We tend to focus on the sexual part, but there are also the sub-parts to the Law of Chastity, which our minding our thoughts, words and actions. The spirit FILLED the room and we were ALL blessed to be taught by the Holy Ghost concerning how the Law of Chastity is something that we need to focus on living EVERYDAY of our lives. So cool. As he was being taught by the spirit he realized on his own that there are things in his life that are not in accordance to living the Law of Chastity. Napr: The music he listens to, movies he watches and especially South Park. We invited him to give up one of these things. He was having a hard time deciding and said at one point that he could for sure not give up South Park. We told him that if that is the one he loves the most, that is the one he should probably give up to see the biggest difference and receive the most blessings. He gave a chuckle and agreed.
It was a lesson that testified to me of the truth and power of teaching people NOT lessons.
We got news this past week that there will be a stake created HERE in the CZECH REPUBLIC next weekend. Everyone, this is unreal. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf will be coming next weekend to organize the FIRST stake in the Czech Republic. This is monumental and completely historic. I feel SO extremely blessed to be here as a missionary to participate in this historical conference that will take place. The members are ESTATIC and there is such a special " spiritual buzz"in the air. I will you could all be here to feel it! This is something that the Czech saints have been praying and working towards for so long. I feel so fortunate to be here to see it happen. I know that God is in the Heavens looking after all us and he knows when the time is right for certain things like this to happen. A marvelous work and a wonder is truly rolling forth among the nations, especially here in the Czech/Slovak mission.
Chybite mi a mám tě radá!
See you tomorrow family :)
Sestra Fred 🌻
Sister Cade arrived!
Sister Cade and her first car ride in the Czech!
We were so tired last night that we ate this cold cooked chicken.
The Scandinavian Sisters!
The Pankrac Elders, Ondrej, and us!