Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Gospel Provides Help and Comfort

At the end of the service project.  Elder Shirley wants to be clear that those are not beer bottles, they are apple juice!

Backing out the new car after washing it

Burning a big slash pile during service project

Views of the countryside where Elder Shirley was doing the weekly service project

May 2, 2016


We finished up the last week of the transfer this week. Elder Lovell and I had a good last week. I can't believe that we are already starting a new transfer here! Transfer calls came and I have been called to stay 2 more months in Uherské Hradiště. My new comp is Elder Hudson from Bountiful Utah. We've been together for about 2 hours now but I can tell that it will be a good transfer! I'm really excited. We have a few awesome investigators and potentials that we are working with and we'll help them to be baptized this transfer! 

Other than transfer calls, not too much happened out of the ordinary. A lot of contacting and tracting as usual. We met a lot of cool people and did some service out in a forest. I'll share one experience in particular though.

We were tracting yesterday and a lady opened the door and said that she had talked to and seen missionaries before. We just told her that we have a message about the gospel of Jesus Christ and would love to share it with her. All of the sudden she broke down and told us about how she had a son die and her husband left her. She just sat at the door and cried for a solid 5 minutes. We testified to her and told her that the gospel provides help and comfort. That she will be able to see her son again. She seemed to want to believe what we were saying, but didn't really want to talk. We left her a pamphlet and a card and told her to read it and call us back. It was a really touching experience and we are really hoping that she calls back!

Love you all! Have a great week!
-Starší Shirley

{Here are some additional pieces of info from the other email Josh sent us}

The package you sent for my birthday got here barely too late. I do know that it is in Prague and I will be traveling to Prague in 2 weeks for a conference so I will get it then. Grandma sent me some chocolate and a card. Tell them thanks! We ate....I can't even remember. It was good though. From a member. It was basically just a normal day of missionary work haha.

Plan for Mother's Day. It will probably end up being just a call this time. So I will give you my number, and I think that when you call it, you have to type a country code in on the front of it. Maybe call around 8 on Sunday.

Transfer information! I stayed a 3rd transfer in UH and will have lived here 6 months by the time this transfer is over. My new comp is Elder Hudson from Bountiful Utah. He's an athlete and it should be a fun transfer.

1 comment:

  1. There is someone I recognize! The guy with the knee-pads in the first picture was the branch president when I was there. I'd have to break out the mission journal to remember what his name was. He speaks English, but when I was there, he tried to speak only Czech to not make it too easy for us. I hope he still uses that philosophy.