Saturday, September 12, 2015

Letter: 12 September 2015

Dear all,

Missionary work is amazing!! I love it! I could not imagine being anywhere better and I am so blessed to be serving in such an incredible place. We take public transport EVERYWHERE and I get to share the gospel in broken Czech and look out and see the city in its beauty, any time of the day.

And sooo many miracles have happened this week! I know Heavenly Father answers our prayers and loves us!

We had an investigator whom we helped move in to Prague last week come to church for the first time this past Sunday. He loved it and left shortly after. Then here's the miracle: He texts us, wondering when his baptism date is because he knows he wants to get baptized!!! He is so ready for the gospel and has a little adorable family and we will be teaching in their home shortly :)

The front door to our church

We taught a first lesson to a young girl my age and one of the first thing she asked was if we had church services on Sunday and if she could come!!! She is amazing and we are so excited to start teaching her and seeing her feel the Spirit and learn about her eternal potential. 

We teach an English conversation class each Tuesday and it is the most hilarious thing ever! It is full of a bunch of elderly men that aren't members and bicker with each other and like to tell us jokes in thick accents and I love it! We shared a Mormon message with them at the end of class this week and they were astonished :)

We went to go visit a less active member but she wasn't home and it started raining and we were getting on a bus and heard someone yell "Sestryy!!!" and it was her! Miracle after miracle happened this week!

We got some American treats from a visitor at church

We broke our phone (this isn't the miracle part) by getting it covered in water (it kind of fell in a toilet!!!) and lost all of our contacts, however (this is the miracle part) after getting a new phone they have been texting us and we are slowly getting in touch with all of the people we teach!

I also had my first exchange this week and loved it! a lot of lessons fell through that day but it gave me the opportunity to work on contacting (which was a goal I made for the day and God truly does answer our prayers so be careful what you pray for!). We met amazing people and had some wonderful experiences, from teaching a man that just lost his wife about the Plan of salvation to committing someone to baptism just a few minutes after meeting them :) I love missionary work and miracles!

We also got to go to the zoo today!! As a district and it was super fun! Prague has the fourth best zoo in the world so we are pretty lucky! We even went on a little gondola ride (with President's approval).

Something that I love being able to do is helping people recognize the spirit. I can feel God's love for us through the Holy Ghost and I love the feelings of peace and comfort that are brought as we pray for the guidance of the spirit in our lives. Never forget the comforting feeling that the spirit can bring when we need it most.

I love you all and am so grateful for you! Thank you for support :)

With laska (love),

Sestra Manners 

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