Monday, July 6, 2015

Paweł the Mad Scientist (Week 18)

Hellllllo everybody!

Well, another excellent week gone by in Kraków. I guess we can start at the beginning of the week and I can just give a little rundown of my life.

Krakow from the Dalton's Apartment
On Monday we had FHE like normal but what was abnormal was that on the way, we met Paweł the Mad Scientist. So basically he approached us in English and started talking really fast about this study he is doing about birthrates and stuff. I normally would have just told him we didn't have time and walked away, because crazy people come up to us quite a lot. But Elder Owens decided to hear him out. We exchanged numbers and went our separate ways. There will be more on this story later.

Uno Shark
So on Tuesday we had District meeting, with is always fun because it is awesome to get to talk with other missionaries. We talked about P-days for the transfer as well so I might as well go ahead and fill  you in on that. on the 13th, 20th of this month, and 3rd, and 10th of next Email time may be a little short plus on the 13th we will probably take P-day on Tuesday so don't get freaked out. We are doing a lot of the same stuff as last transfer but it will be cool to do all the touristy stuff again. After District Meeting we had lunch, then we went tracting for basically the rest of the day. We are trying to find some families to teach so we are going out to this area in the edge of Kraków to try and find families.

On Wednesday we had a pretty fun and successful day actually. We had a group contacting activity at Teatr Bagatella, which is this theater with a ton of foot traffic. It was awesome and actually I had a really cool experience. I was talking with this guy and gave him a quick first. I talked a lot about the Book of Mormon and gave him one in the end. What was cool was that about 10 minutes later I saw the same guy and he had his nose deep into the book. He was actually reading it. I was so happy because normally we don't get to see any fruits from our street contacting. But it made my heart so warm to see that I was able to help the Holy Ghost work on him and give him a desire to read the Book of Mormon.
 Breakfast at the Dalton's

So Thursday is the day we actually met with Paweł, basically he told us that he had a presentation and set up his computer then we sat down and he told us a bunch of statistics about how rich white people are dying out, except Mormons. So he wants us to help him write a book about it. He was crazy though... and really racist. It was a waste of time, but kinda funny in a way because he was super nervous the whole time and kept fidgeting and speaking really fast.

Alright so, I'm running out of time but I can skip to Saturday, on Saturday Elder Owens and I went home teaching with Presydent Kucia (Branch President). We visited a half British, half polish family who live about an hour away. It was amazing to me how much my experience of growing up in the church is valued here. I was able to explain how Family Home Evening is supposed to work to this member because he doesn't know, in Poland nobody has experience so we need to teach everyone. It was pretty cool.
Starszy Owens in a bow tie he found in the Apt.

Sunday was fairly normal, not too many tourists today which was good because it meant we had enough translator headsets to do a normal meeting. We set up with some members to meet with soon and we got a new investigator in fact. His name is Piotrek (diminutized Piotr. You can call Piotr Robakawski that actually) He is homeless but a really cool guy. He is only in Poland for a little while getting health care but is super interested in temples. He is from Poland but was a Mounty in Canada and currently lives in Portugal. He speaks Polish, English, Italian, and Portuguese and is really cool. I'll tell you how our first meeting goes next week.

Okay, that's about it for this week!
Love you,

-Starszy Everett

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