Monday, March 7, 2016

Learning More About How to Stretch As a Missionary

Elder Shirley's new companion Elder Lovell from Delta, UT

The new Uherske Hradiste district

Elder Shirley's apartment in Uherske Hradiste

March 7, 2016


Wow, this week was great! Lots of traveling, getting a new companion, the life of training, and of course, hard missionary work! 

Monday, I was still with my old companion. Most of the day was spent with him packing and the other usual P-day stuff. 

Tuesday, I left early in the morning and traveled to Olomouc. I met another soon to be trainer there and we traveled together to Prague. We made it to Prague, and had an awesome trainer's training at the mission home with President and Sister McConkie. It was one of the best meetings ever. President and Sister McConkie are so great. That night, we ate dinner all together as trainers with the McConkies and then got to walk around Prague a little bit.

Wednesday was the big day! Early in the morning, we went back to the mission home and met the group of new missionaries there. President and Sister McConkie gave a short training and then we got paired up with our greenies! My new companion is Elder Lovell from Delta, Utah. Pretty great missionary and is a hard worker! He is a wrestler and just an athlete which is awesome. We go running every morning! We traveled back to Uherské Hradiště that day and did a little work that night.

Thursday was our first full day of work in the new companionship. We had district meeting in the morning and did a lot of tracting in the evening.

Friday was a day of finding! Most of it was spent on the streets and talking to everyone! We also had a good lesson in the morning. We are helping a member prepare for the temple, which is awesome! 

This past weekend, Saturday and Sunday, was district conference in Brno. So most of Saturday and a good chunk of Sunday was spent there. Elder Boom, our area seventy came and spoke. President McConkie and the local leaders here spoke as well. It was an awesome conference. It was really cool to see all the members from this half of the country meet together.

It really was a great week. Training is definitely something totally new to me, but I have a great comp so we're helping each other. It’s definitely not easy, but it’s fun! It is a learning process for sure.  Planning and responsibilities have gone up, but nothing that is too hard to handle. The work goes on right? I’m just learning more about how to stretch as a missionary. It’s great! The Church is true!

Love you all! 

-Starší Shirley

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