Everyone, it is so beautiful here, and also, just so humid. Holy cow. I have ceased the nonsense of even remotely warm showers. Seriously, cold showers...the best life. We can never decide whether or not to open our windows (We do not have air conditioning) because sometimes it is hotter outside and sometimes it is a little bit cooler...we guess. Sometimes wrong. Anyway.
It is a good thing that I love the sun, because we have surely been out in its rays! My little water bottles do not last for long.
This week has been fantastic, like every week (still flying by faster than ever). We have had the most remarkable experiences with families in our ward. We were requested to come to this half inactive families house this week...and it was seriously so wonderful. The mom and two of her older daughters were there as well as a granddaughter. They made us vegan cinnamon rolls and apricot juice, which was of course wonderful.
Well, this week, we taught our english class how baseball is played.
There could not have possibly been a more confusing topic. I am telling you, there is a reason why baseball is an american sport. They were like, but why do you even want to get to a base? We did not even get to the point of explaining anything like stealing bases. They really did not understand it. Maybe we are just poor teachers...but I think people probably learn best when they learn by playing. SO in the future....probably really hard to teach baseball with just a whiteboard and a marker.
This week as well, we had a really fun experience that was a little strange for us as missionaries. One of our little members is getting married. SO we obviously had a bridal shower. And we were invited! Hahahahah it was so weird. I was laughing as we wrapped an investigator up in toilet paper like a bride. It was confusing but we had Marlenka cake and ice cream at the end, so obviously it ended up being a very worthwhile experience.
We also this week have had some very spiritual experiences with one of our investigators. He is so close to baptism! He is just waiting for his answer to be very clear. He is making more progress than we have ever seen before. We are talking with him every night about his reading and his questions and his prayers are becoming more and more personal...it is a miracle taking place right before our eyes! Sometimes when we see people change, we are with them so much that it isnt such a big change, but when we step back and see the progress that they have made, it is seriously a wonder. There are miracles today! God changes lives, and the Book of Mormon changes lives, and the gospel is true! One of our members from Croatia shared with us an awesome quote from their prezident (Famous BYU basketball player from croatia. Cannot remember his name). He said " There are a lot of excuses I can think of why not to come to church. But I can only think of one why we should:
Because it is true!"
We had the coolest experience on saturday. We were going to go eat lunch at this little kebab stand, but it was not open so that was lame, so we searched around and decided to go to this mall that is right next to our flat. For some reason, we had never been there. FOR SOME REASON because it was seriously the coolest ever and had the best food court! Anyway, so as we were perusing the massive food court and trying to decide where to eat, a man approaches us, and just says, "Excuse me, are you the mormon sisters" And of course we say yes, and he asks us if we would like to eat lunch with him! He was not slovak, but was interested in what we believe. So we sat down and had the most intellectual interesting conversation with this man. He asked us for a Book of Mormon in english and wanted to meet again. Miracles! The Kebab stand was closed for a reason!
Sunday, we got to go eat with our russian family. I basically eat everything now. My parents would be so proud of me. We had salmon (so delicious. I think I liked it before), and homeade pickles and this weird salad and little potato balls... I just love every food. Ever. People just give it to me and I eat it. And that is why I am terrible at losing weight.
Anyway, this week we have a concert. Which will be much fun. We are handing out a million flyers, and I drew the graphic on it, so I am always a little self conscious when I hand it to you. I am almost like, Free concert, sorry the picture is so bad but the music is good, free concert....
Well. That is my week for this week! I think! If I can remember.
I gave a talk on fasting yesterday in church, and I so enjoyed reading Prezident Eyrings talk while I was preparing for it (I decided to read part of his talk in Czech..that was interesting). I love the promise from Isaiah 58 that he quotes.
"8 ¶Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."
So incredible and so true! The blessings are real and come with our faith. I love it too much!
Well, transfers this week! Let you know next week!