Tuesday, May 24, 2016

You could say I'm blessed ;)

Greetings Friends!

So, I've been really blessed and I might even say pampered recently haha. As you know I was in Prague last week for the conference when the new stake was organized. Which was an amazing opportunity and a miracle that I even got to go. THEN, this past week on Saturday, I was able to participate in the 10 year anniversary of the dedication of Slovakia for missionary work!

On Saturday, members and missionaries from all over Slovakia went to Trenčín to celebrate the dedication. 10 years ago President Uchtdorf came to Trencin and all the members witnessed as he dedicated and blessed Slovakia, right after the church had finally been officially recognized as an organized religion by the government. 
We all met at the church building in Trencin, President Seidl, the district president, welcomed everyone and did an introduction, and then we all headed up to the castle and went behind it to the place where President Uchtdorf performed the dedication. There were different activities, and President McConkie spoke, and it was an amazing experience to be there with all the members and missionaries that have been working here for so long. I am so blessed to have been able to experience that with them, and to have been able to work among them for the past 3 months. 
Pepo even came to Trencin with us and he had an opportunity to speak with President McConkie. He really enjoyed it. :)

The rest of our week was so busy that we weren't getting everything done that we needed to. We hadn't taught as many lessons as we had hoped for because Ses. Van Langeveld had visa work on Friday, and there was a youth activity. We were in Trencin all day Saturday, and basically we only had Sunday to work super hard to hit our goals, and we did it!
Sunday we had church, and right afterwards we had a lesson with our recent convert Zuzana, then we ran home and only had about 30 minutes for lunch and while we ate lunch we did calls to set up with people for next week. Then we ran to a park by our house for a lesson with an investigator we hadn't seen in a long time. Had a great lesson, and then we ran back home to finish our calls and grab Pepo's birthday present (he turned 61 on Sunday). Then we ran to a different park to meet Pepo and give him his present and teach him a lesson. While we were in the park we ran into a potential investigator that we had lost contact with, so we taught him a lesson there and then set up with him for next week. And then we contacted all the way back home. It was so crazy and we were so tired, but it felt so good to get so much done! And by some miracle we reached all of our goals for the week!!

The Lord's hand has definitely been in our work this past week. It was so crazy, and we didn't think we were going to be able to get everything done, but we reached all of our goals and taught all of our lessons, and it truly was a miracle. The church is true!
Yesterday we had a zone conference in Brno, and President McConkie talked about how the Holy Ghost's job is to help us, he wants to help us, and we just have to let him! I definitely saw that this past week. We worked so hard and it felt so good! Of course, we're super exhausted, but so is the life of a missionary. :)

I hope you all are doing well, thank you for your love and support. Have a great week!

s laskou,

Sestra Schaerrer
Us and Pepo, Donut contest-look familiar?, heading up to the dedication site, the Trencin castle.


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