Monday, January 25, 2016

Sorry I couldn't email last week (Week 46)


Sorry I couldn't email last week, we ended up going out to visit the Pawlik's for p-day, they live like 2 hours away and we ended up staying longer than we were planning so I had 0 time to email... oops! 

I'll fill you in on some highlights from the past 2 weeks!

The Pawlik's was awesome! We got to tour his factory again, the Daltons have pictures from it. We also got to peek around this bunker outside the factory that was made by the Soviets because it used to be a War plane factory. I'll send pictures of some of that.

The Pawlik's doTerra collection.
On Tuesday we went around with an English Student of ours and taught him a little about our church, he also showed us some cool Catholic stuff. We went to this place where apparently Jesus appeared to a Nun and told her to create a picture of him so people could worship it. It was super idolatrous but pretty cool to see/learn about regardless. If you google "Jezu Ufam Tobie" you can look at that, or you can look up Saint Faustyna and learn about it.

We had a really cool broadcast on Wednesday last week, it was a worldwide missionary training about "Teach repentance baptize converts." Elder Anderson spoke, among with several other apostles. We learned a little about working with Less actives, Recent converts, and Members to drill them for referrals.

So we have this pretty cool Investigator named Sassan, he is from Iran and is really really awesome. He speaks pretty good English and is really interested in the Book of Mormon. And we had a little miracle on that note, we just happened to have a Persian Book of Mormon in the chapel which we found after we met him... We had a really good meeting with him on Friday at Romek's house the spirit was really strong. I actually wanted to ask Dad for a little bit of help, there was an Iranian recent convert in our stake, I was at his baptism shortly before my mission. At the baptism were 2 young missionaries Iranian speaking, and also a Elderly sister missionary from Iran. If you could see if you could find any contact info for one of those missionaries it would be sweet. Sassan has some questions about the Book of Mormon that are really hard for us to explain in English to him and it would be nice to have someone who speaks his language.

We had a really cool Missionary Correlation Meeting last Saturday, it ended up being at the branch missionary leader's house way out past Wieliczka which is like 40 minutes by car. The Branch President took us and the Daltons took the sisters. It was really cool and I think the Kraków branch is really starting to get a solid vision for the future and some plans looking forward.

Crazy Nativity
Random side note, while Elder Mulder and I were on Exchange in Warsaw (the exchange was awesome, but not much particular to talk about) I got these workout cd's off of Elder Jones, he sold them to me pretty cheap. It's called Insanity Max-30, its pretty much designed for missionaries because it has workouts Monday through Friday, then a easy workout on Saturday, and nothing on Sunday, and each workout is only 30 minutes which is how much time we have in our schedule for working out. So Elder Mulder and I are getting Swoll.

Speaking of working out and getting swoll, on Saturday the branch had a YSA activity where they went rock climbing at an indoor facility here in Krakow. President Kucia asked us if we would come so we did, unfortunately rock climbing is against the rules so we just hung around and chatted with people. The best part is the list of people who went: we had a Less Active who hasn't been to church since my 1st transfer here, a recent convert who brought 2 non-member friends, and one of our investigators. So we got to build some really good relationships with all those people. Definitely a good activity.

Other than that there isn't anything extremely exciting to talk about, Church was awesome yesterday. We had dinner at the Daltons and got to teach a Ukrainian investigator the first, with a Ukrainian member couple translating from English to Ukrainian. Really good couple of weeks though.

Love and miss you!
-Elder Everett

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