I'm staying another week in Kraków, this is honestly a little bit annoying, the whole not knowing what is going to happen/how long I will be here. I'm doing okay though, I love being in Krakow!
|Check out the sign behind me. Ronald Reagan Plaza. Cool.|
We have been working with a somewhat less active member named Klaudia, she is super cool. She hasn't come to church in a while, but we have gotten her to come the past couple of weeks, and she even gave a talk yesterday about faith, it was super good. It feels pretty good to help people come back to church, so far I haven't helped any new people come into the church so it was awesome to help someone come back.
|Catholic church in Nowa Huta|
There isn't a ton of really cool stuff other than that that happened this week, but I just remembered that Mom asked me to include spiritual thoughts in my emails so here we go: So on the street the other day Elder Jackson was talking to someone who asked if he had a person relationship with Jesus Christ. Of course Elder Jackson said yes, but then the guy asked "How, have you ever seen him, talked with him, touched his hands and feet?" And so Elder Jackson and I had a cool discussion about that, about how we can attain a personal relationship with our Saviour.
So first, I think a huge tool given to us to come to know Jesus Christ are the scriptures. I have been reading through the Old Testament with the help of the Old Testament Student Manual for institute and one of the things I am learning is how much we learn about him through what he did in the Scriptures, both in the mortal ministry in the New Testament, and through his Godly dealings with the Isrealites in the Old testament. Then with the testimonies of Christ given in the Book of Mormon along with his Ministry there after his Resurection we can learn so much about him
But Secondly, and probably more importantly: we can only really know Christ through sincere prayer and relying on him. That is really what I am learning on my mission, is how to rely on Christ, and to use his atonement to make me so much more than what I am on my own. I truly can feel myself growing closer to Christ and developing that personal relationship, and I testify that He lived and still lives, that he is there and wants to help us.
Well, thats all for me this week. I love you and miss you all!