Friday, October 28, 2016

Letter: 24 October 2016

Dear all,

This week has been so great!! I was so excited to go back to Ceske Budejovice and be there with sister Hill and sister Miller and they are doing so great!

Sister Baxter and I have learned to be organized with all the traveling and making the most out of the time, we have to be missionaries and be out and about with people. We love contacting so much and we had such a miraculous little walk when we got home from the relief society meeting on Saturday. We were just walking and said we would stop everyone we saw. There were not a lot of people to begin with but we stopped everyone we could and when there were not many people, we jogged until we got close to more people we could talk to. We met these two wonderful people, who were both named Petr and it just felt so good to teach and testify on the streets in our area again. The spirit really was with us and we just started the conversations by asking people: "What is the best gift you have been given?" and talked about Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation. Talking about Christ is definitely my favorite thing to contact about! 

We definitely had a big twist in teaching Lucia this week when we finally found a way to get her to church and she then told us that she is never ever allowed to leave the city for health reasons. She will not be able to come to church at all. It made us feel so blessed that we can travel so easily but also sad that she will not be able to come. I can really see my desire to help others receive their salvation growing deeper and deeper. We are so sad when people do not come to church! Desmond also didn't come to church which was hard but we are choosing to be happy about what we are seeing so far- that the Lord is always with us, even when others use their agency unwisely. As long as we are doing our best, that is all that matters!


Being able to go to the women's conference on Saturday was such a  blessing. I was truly uplifted by the messages but my favorite part was being able to hear the testimonies of those incredibly strong and firm in the faith Czech women in Zion. They are amazing examples to me. I love being able to see how the saints here live the gospel and love it. They just bring peace to my soul.

We also had a great evening in Hradec Kralove when we had a talent show. The members here are so talented and we all made them laugh a lot when we explained how missionaries prepared for the day by being the arms or legs for our companions. The members were in tears of joy! It feels so good to laugh and be happy with the members!!

I love my mission and we are excited to be giving training again. We will also be having exchanges with Mlada Bolselav and Liberec and we are so happy to be working with them this week!

S laskou,

Sestra Manners

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