Monday, September 5, 2016

One Last Time

Mon, Sep 5, 2016 9:43 am

Subject: One Last Time

Zdravim, Nazdar, Ahoj, Cau, Hello,

I am reporting from Perfect Prague today! 
It has been very very windy, some light rain, and super dark clouds.
But through it all, Mr. Sun has still managed to peek through and shed some light on us folks in Pretty Prague.

The Glendenning wedding looked magical. Thanks for the pics mommy dearest.
Gma woman and Gpa Richard. Thank you thank you thank for all the postcards
over the past year. I love you!

---> Krtek is the Mickey Mouse of the Czech Rep.
---> They are building a huge bridge on the town square to show off the fountain. 
---> Choice of card game this transfer during game night: SCUM.
---> Orion and Studenska are actual Czech Chocolate. Milka reins from Germany.

Moroni 10:6 
 And whatsoever thing is good is just and true; wherefore, nothing that  is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is.

In Preach My Gospel chapter 3, lesson Plan of Salvation, there is a list of chapters in the Book of Mormon that clearly testify of Christ and His reality. For the past week or so I have been reading some of these passages. Today I read In Moroni 10 and fell in love with this verse.

There is no doubt in my mind the every good thing I have in my life proves to me that there is a God and Jesus Christ gave is life so that I could have and experience all of these good gifts of life. I love my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ, more than ever. 
Fun fact: Today there are 151 temples open throughout the world. All of 
the ancient prophets dreamed about this time. The temples are 
stunning proof of God’s love for his children.
We participated in the 3:00 session of the dedication. It took place in the Prague and Brno church  buildings. We were in Prague. There were some members from Mlada Boleslav that I was able to see following the dedication. But more importantly, I got to sit "in the temple" with Czech saints. Having the blessed opportunity to sit at the back of the room and see all the members that I have met and come to love sit in front of me, worthy to be in the temple was glorious, It was a sight and feeling that I won't ever forget. 

Prezident Uchtdorf said something that really hit home. He said that although it may seem that the finishing of the renovation may seem like the end of a project, really it is just the beginning. Not only is the temple rededicated, but we as members are rededicated as well to the promises and carry out this beautiful work of the Lord.
Almost immediately, an overwhelming sensation of peace and direction came over me and I realized that I have been renovated and rededicated over the past 2 years and now I am ready for the real beginning, if you will. I have no need to fear what's ahead of me because I along with the help of God, have been preparing for it. 

It was a unique and spiritual experience that I feel so blessed to have had. 

I can't remember if I mentioned Pani Urbanova and her 10 year old granddaughter for whom she wished to practice with us English? I think so, hopefully! Anyway, We met with her last Tuesday, and she fell in LOVE with us! We met again on Saturday so I could say goodbye. Pani Urbanova made Goulash a classic Czech dish. Sestra Hill and I had decided that we would start "spoon feeding"them the Gospel. So, on Saturday we asked if we could share a short spiritual thought at the end of each lesson from here on out. Pani Urbanova said absolutely! We simple bore testimony of our God as our Father in Heaven and sang with DiAnka "I Am a Child of God"
After singing, Pani Urbanova says to us, "Do you have some sort of book that I could read that would teach me more about who you are and what you believe? It really interests me." 

*Pause*  *Sestra Hill and I look at each other while simultaneously thinking yes, yes we do Pani Urbanova.* 

Ha ha ha, it was such a sweet sweet moment for me. After we told her we do indeed have a book for her to read, DiAnka piped in and said she wanted one too. These two daughters of God are sooooo good. You can tell because they have such good spirits. I am so looking forward to hearing how it all turns out.  

I had myself a lot of "lasts" this past week as a misionarka. 
My last Quirrto at KFC.
My last time locking the door to our apartment,
My last time trakting. 
My last train ride to Prague.
And my last email home, signed Sestra Fred

I'd like to leave you with one last testimony that I know God lives. He is in the Heavens. He is real. I know this with every ounce of my being. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World. I know He knows me. I know that He hears my every cry, every pain, even every weakness that I have and still He loves me. He protects me. He walks with me. I know that families are eternal. Our relationships matter. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true and living church and the Lord is at the wheel guiding and directing even in this day. I have not been more sure of these things in my entire life. 

I know that I am coming home to the best family in the world FOR ME. I know that I have the best friends in the world FOR ME. I know that your prayers and my prayers on my behalf and others have been heard. God never leaves us in the dark. Sometimes we just have to search a little harder to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

I love my mission. I love my mission more than anything else because I learned how to love my Savior and His Gospel because of it. How blessed I am.

I know that I am dying to get my arms around each and every one of you! Well, lets be honest, mostly all the kiddos. ;) 

DÍKY DÍKY DÍKY MOC mnoho krat for your endless love and support. 
I'll see ya'll real soon. 

S svou celou laskou,
Sestra Fredrickson 🌻

Last Train Ride - On our way to the Mission Home for one last time...

Sestra Boza comes to Prague!!! Helping her out with the luggage. :)

Sestra Hill - My Niece in the training lingo of the mission!

We did the Mushroom hunting for our culture night. To finish the event, we went over later to the 
Hrubesovi home to make mushroom soup. It was prettyyy tasty. One of the funnest culture nights I had. 

Priceless - My reaction to the call Sestra Hill received informing her that she would be TRAINING!!!
She AND MY BABY, Sestra Cade are BOTH training this next transfer. I have never been so excited. 

Mushrooms - The hunters of the fungus extraordinaire!

A huge Czech tradition is Mushroom Hunting in the Forest!
We went with a recent convert and her husband. I successfully found ONE. 

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