Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spring is Arriving in the Czech Republic

Elder Shirley with Vojta, a branch member who is leaving on his mission this week.

Branch party potluck

Branch party

Other missionaries in Elder Shirley's district.  His description of this picture was "my district - pretty crazy!"

Elder Shirley reunited with his MTC companion (Elder Newman) for a day

Outside a museum that the missionaries visited on P-day

One of the displays in the museum. Elder Shirley described it like this:  "We went to a museum. Interesting."

Another museum display

A church building in the area with interesting architecture 

Elder Shirley and his companion went to tour the castle pictured in the distance. More pictures to come next week.

February 22, 2016
Ahoj Everybody!

Here’s a quick rundown of the week!

Monday we took a train back from Prague. It was a long ride! But we got back in time to get fed by a member here. It was super good!

Tuesday was all finding! We basically walked the entire city and talked with everyone on the streets.

Wednesday we had district meeting in the morning. It was the last one that we will have with this district. Afterwards, we started another exchange! My companion and I went on a ton of exchanges this transfer! 6 to be exact. Mostly because he is district leader and we did exchanges with every Elder in our district. But this last time I was back with my MTC companion for a day! It was cool after 6 months to be back together and work again.

Thursday our exchange ended and we went to Zlín to switch back. We tracted in the evening when we got back to Uherské Hradiště. 

Friday was another full day of contacting and tracting!

Saturday, we weekly planned, contacted, and then ended the evening at a branch party. One of the members here, Vojta, is going on a mission and is leaving tomorrow! We had a party for him at the building. We ate lots of food and had a good time. It is awesome to see how the gospel can really change somebody's life. Vojta was baptized about 2 years ago. And now he is leaving on a mission! So cool to see the power of the gospel and the strength of the members here. 

Sunday was good as well. Church went well and we contacted afterwards!

This past week felt like it went so fast! It is crazy how time flies when you are out here on a mission! Spring is about here in the Czech Republic, which means no more snow and freezing. But we did get rained on pretty hard this week. But I don't mind the rain other than the fact that everyone is inside when it is raining and it makes it a little harder to talk to people. We were not able to meet this week with the two guys who have been on track for baptism. We have basically lost contact with them and we don’t know why. Hopefully we find out soon!

This week is the last week of the transfer! Next week my companion is heading home and I will get a new one. I am quite sure that I won't leave the area since my companion is. 

I think that is all from me! We are going to see a castle today so I'll send pictures of that next week! Love you all! 

-Starší Shirley

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