Monday, June 13, 2016

13. CERVNA 2016

Nazdar and Happy Monday!

I am emailing today due to a P-day switch.
Prezident McConkie allowed us to have 2 P-days with the Elders in Jicin, and one of them happens to be today. We will be here in Mlada Boleslav and will be visiting the Skoda Museum. We will go on a little prohildka (tour) there and enjoy the creation of the car. :)

H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A Y Maminko and Tatinku!!!! I love you so much. Thank you for 
your example of love and marriage to us kids. 
Baby Savannah got a blessing. yessss. Ang you and "miss Bean" look great. :)
ŠtASTNY DEN OTCŮ (Happy Fathers Day!) Daddy--- You are simply the best. 
KYLEE SIMKINS AND FAM. Thank you thank you thank you for taking the time to come see me in Prague!

---> We saw AT LEAST 15 old birds out using their single walkers in Boleslav last week.
---> The PRAHA SBOR (ward) had their first BBQ on Thursday!! 
---> We woke up one morning to a Pirates of the Carribean fog outside in Praha 

My insight comes today from Moroni 7. We had a lesson with a recent convert and we got talking about what truth actually is and how we know if something is true or not. During my personal study I took some time and looked up TRUTH in the guide to the scriptures  and I came upon these verses....

 15 For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, thatye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night.
 16 For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.
 17 But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do evil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject themselves unto him.

I love love love these scriptures. I love that promise that we may know truth as we know the daylight from the dark night.
Trust in the Spirit of Christ that is given to each one of us to recognize and know truth. I know that these scriptures are true!

Sestry Hale, Cade and I spent our dinner hour talking about our Dads last night. I loved hearing about their childhood memories of their Fathers. Papa Hale took Sister Hale on a Father and son's outing once. Ha! Sometimes he doesn't care about the rules, he just wants to have fun. 
Papa Cade does whatever he can to bring happiness to his children even if that means driving back and forth between Rexberg and St. Anthony
to get a little girls suitcase to where it needs to be for Girls Camp.
Papa Fred is a Dad's Dad. I could always count on Dad being home by 3-3:30 and be ready to play catch with me, kick a soccer ball around, take me to a playground or whatever. There wasn't a sporting, school, etc event that was missed by him. Papa Fred always always ALWAYS made sure to give us kiddos that best because his greatest desire is to see us happy. Dad I love you so much. I couldn't imagine anyone else playing the role that you do for me in my life here on Earth. I hope that you had a great day in Amarillo, Texas! Or on the open road.. :)

Our brother Zdenek is doing sooo good. We had a lesson with him last week and we had Kody. We taught The Gospel of Jesus Christ and happened to foucus more on Repentence. 
As we discussed the 6 steps of Pokani: 1. Realize/Recognize 2. Stop 3. Know that you did something wrong. Confess to God 4. Make restituion/Fix it 5. Keep the Commandments 6. Receive Christ.... Zdenek shared an experience that he had with his mom the other day. His mom is always asking for his help with using the computer and one day last week he had had enough and told his mom that he was leaving and that she needed to figure it out on her own. So he left her to figure it out. As he was out he felt bad about how he had handled the situation and realized that the way he acted and treated his mom wasn't very nice or Christ like. He called her immediately after feeling this "Godly Sorrow" and apologized. 

I love moments like these when we are teaching principles of the Gospel and our investigators start to connect the dots between what we are teaching them and how in some cases they are already living according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is such a blessing to be teaching Zdenek and to be learning from him. He shared with us that before he started meeting with us he didn't really enjoy being around people, but now he sees a difference in himself and his life. He feels like he has more love for those around him. 

He had been MIA for about a week or so.
We were able to have a lesson with Henry on Thursday just before the Ward BBQ in Prague. 
A recent convert taught with us and it went great. At first he said he wouldn't be able to stay for the BBQ.... He ended up staying for TWO HOURS.
IT WAS SOOO PERFECT. We were able to introduce him to the Bishop and his wife and several other members. Henry asked each one about their conversion story and how they felt about their baptism. Soooooo gooodddd. Members are the greatest! Before my mission I didn't realized how IMPORTANT members are in missionary work. I would encourage all of you reading this to reach out to the missionaries this week and see if there is anyway that you could help them in. I know that if you do, not only will you be such a huge blessing to them, but you will be touched by the spirit of missionary work and see your own life be blessed.

We took our Mlada Boleslav English class on a field trip to the grocery story to learn words and practice speaking more.
hahahaha we had a blast! It's good to get out of the classroom sometimes. Especially now that the weather is nicer. :)

I love you all!
Have a spectacular week!

S laskou,
Sestra Fred 🌻

The Grilovani! Henry is there to the left with his back towards us. 

It's a little dark.. but we were on the run the other day and Sestra Hale so lovingly fed me Salad on our car ride to Prague. 

​Ha ha, Sestra Hale enjoying the Czech sunset.

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