Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello Everyone!

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? Me neither! I remember thinking at the beginning of my mission "Thanksgiving is sooo far away, it will never get here!" And now it's in 4 days! That's so crazy! I hope you all have a wonderful celebration with family and friends, and take time to really think about what you're grateful for. I'm grateful for so many things, definitely for the opportunity to serve a mission here in the Czech Republic! I won't list everything I'm grateful for, that would take ages to type!

Anyway, this week was pretty good. :)  Monday we were in Prague for visa work, I'm legal now! Not that I wasn't legal before, but it will be so nice not to have to carry around my passport, and I can just carry around the residency card. It was also really fun to see my whole group again. It was probably the last time we'll all be together (minus Elder Oviatt). We probably won't see all of us together until after our missions. 

The next few days were pretty normal, a few lessons here and there and lots of contacting. I like contacting here, I feel like a lot more people listen than they did in my first area. In Brno people were super nice too, maybe it's just something about Moravia. ;)

On Wednesday we had a really cool experience. We had a huge, 4 hour long contacting block because we couldn't set up any lessons, so we were praying for some new investigators, and the night before the sister training leaders called and asked if they could do anything for us so we said "Pray for our 4 hour contacting block tomorrow!" So anyway we get going, and it seems all good and normal, but by the end of the day, we had gotten 5 numbers and 3 new investigators! And we also got a lesson with a less active that randomly said "Yeah I have time." It was so awesome, such a miracle! :)

On Thursday one of our investigators invited us to a meeting at her church, she's a 7th day adventist and they were having a guest speaker from England, so she wanted us to come hear him. Boy it was different. His whole theme was "When...?" in reference to the second coming. He talked about "when" the whole time, and then he basically just said, "I don't know when the second coming will be" which is fine, no one does, but he was talking about "when" it was going to happen the whole time and then just said "I don't know." It was interesting.

On Sunday, we got to go watch a member in a choir concert. It was a catholic choir, and they sang in a catholic kostel, but he was a member of our church. They were really good, they did some Christmas songs, but mostly "normal" songs. I don't really know how to explain what "normal" is, but it was good and fun to support our member! 

So this week is Thanksgiving, and we're throwing the branch a Thanksgiving feast on Saturday (because the kids all still have school on Thrusday). The branch has never done Thanksgiving before, and most of them don't know what it is, but a lot of them are helping us make all the food, so we'll see how it goes. They are really excited about it though so I think it will be really fun, even if it's kind of Czech-ized. :)

I gotta run now, so we can get everything all ready, but have a great week everyone! The gospel is true and we have so much to be thankful for!


s laskou,

Sestra Schaerrer
Pics! The concert and the kostel we went to, and a cool building in Prague. :)

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