29th August 2015
My flights were long but good and I sat with the same set of Elders for most of my flights (Elder Newman and I were flight buddies so I taught him how to speak with a British accent and it was very entertaining!).
I've arrived here safe and sound.
Guess where I am serving?
PRAHA!!!! (aka Prague) I am sooo excited! I just about cried when my President told me that I would be serving here. I have been hoping I would serve in Prague and Matt guessed it right from the start :) I love it here! I don't think I can say that enough.
|My first Czech Meal!|
I barely understand anything and struggle to speak super well but people are so patient and kind (they sound kind... I have no idea what they are saying half of the time). I adore it! Being a greenie in Prague is a dream come true!
|Me, my companion (Sister DuBois in the middle) and a recent convert of hers (Sister Donaldson taught her!!) today, Saturday, as we discovered Prague and used the Metro)|
My trainer is Sister DuBois (who was actually trained by one of my teachers.. shout out to Sister Donaldson!) and she is amazing! I love her already and she has taught me so much!
|My first apartment (Note name "Residence Babylon"!). It is huge!|
I am also getting used to the city life, using public transport and eating city food all the time is my life now :)
Praha is a dream come true and I feel right at home, as if I were back in Germany besides a few new foods and a completely different language. It is such a beautiful city and I am constantly amazed by all that I see. We went on a walk around the city when we first got there and, although I was partially out of it after traveling for over 24 hours, it was beautiful (be prepared for a bombardment of photos... I apologize in advance). I know this is the mission I am supposed to be in and I love the people I serve already!
The most common question I get during contacting is why I ever decided to come to Prague and it is awesome! I basically teach the first lesson during street contacting and it's wonderful! Thank you for all those have supported me and taught me so much! It really has helped :)
I actually teach people from all around the world in Czech, English and German! (German has been a definite help and I loved surprising my trainer when we contacted and ran into a German family that didn't speak Czech or English). I have also met a few people that my MTC teachers taught and love it! Missionary work is amazing!
Jet lag has definitely been a killer, I am constantly on the verge of falling asleep in lessons and whilst studying but it's getting better :)
|Shortly after our arrival in Prague|
I know that Heavenly Father lives and loves us and is so proud of us when we make righteous choices and follow His Son's example. I know that my testimony is growing each day as I work hard and strive to be an example of the name I wear close to my heart. I love you all and am so grateful for your support. Never forget who you are!
Scripture of the week: John 7:17