Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Contacting People Everywhere We Go

Out working hard in a winter wonderland

View from the new apartment in Uherské Hardiště 

Another view from the apartment

The frozen river running through town

The kostel on the namesti (in English, the church on the town square)

Scenes around Uherské Hardiště 

January 11, 2016


I don't have a lot of time this week, so it'll be a quick update this time!

This week was almost all just contacting! We contacted in about every way possible and literally everywhere in the city. We contacted about basically every gospel topic as well. I have come to find that my favorite thing to contact about is the Savior! I can bear a simple testimony and then go any direction that we need to with that specific person. We also did a few singing displays and a board display.

This week, I also went on an exchange with the other Elders serving here in UH. I went with an Elder that I served in the MTC with. It was cool being the 2 of us because it made me realize that even though both of us are young and don't know the language too well, we can still be effective! 

Last thing, we had our only investigator show up the church on Sunday. After church, we met with him and taught him a lesson about the Plan of Salvation. He liked it. Then, at the end, we committed him to be baptized. He said yes and was really excited! He said that he was so happy that he didn't even have words. I'm really happy for him and to see him progress! 

That's about it! Love you all!
-Starší Shirley

{Some more details that we got from some questions we asked Elder Shirley}
I am still learning more and more everyday about my relationship to Christ and how I can use his Atonement in my life. But I do know that he is there for us and he will help us! As we have spent all of our time contacting these last two weeks, I have realized that there are a lot of people here that already know the missionaries. This branch goes way back! The branch here is about the same size as Jičín and is just as strong. My companion is very much into Lord of the Rings and Star Wars and things like that. He's always happy which is great! We will have dinner this Tuesday and next Tuesday at member's houses. 

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