Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 5 - Krakow

Hello everyone!

     How are things going?  Hope it's good.  This has been a really awesome week. 

We are still working really hard with our investigators to get them ready for baptism. 

A is still progressing and is opening up to the gospel a little bit at a time.  It's good to see. 

K is progressing really quickly.  We have a baptismal date for her on the 18th of February.  We still do have to get permission from her parents though because she's younger.  That could be a little tricky because they are pretty Catholic.  We'll see how it goes.  

Last Saturday, we also had T's baptism.  That was a super cool experience.  I can't wait to see it again.  She finished the Book of Mormon last week, and now she's reading through the Doctrine and Covenants.  She's already through 70 sections!  It's really cool to see. 

But yea things are going well here in Poland. Hope they are going well for y'all back at home.  Hope you all have a legendary week!

Elder Hadfield

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Week 4 - Krakow

Hello everyone!

    Today was another good week.  We are teaching a lot of lessons.  T is still on track to get baptized on Saturday, so that's good.  We are still working with her a bit to make sure she knows what she's getting herself into and stuff, and it's going well.  We are still working with A and D, and we are hoping we can get to the point where they are ready for baptism.  We also got a new investigator this week.  Her name is K.  In our second lesson with her, out of the blue she asked us if she could get baptized.  So we are excited to keep teaching her.  We're going to try to land on a baptismal date this week, and we'll see how that goes.  We're working pretty hard here, and I think it's paying off so far. 
Today for P-day, we decided to go to Auschwitz, the biggest Nazi concentration camp in World War II.  It was a really interesting experience being there.  It was cool.  Something I like that I read out of the Book of Mormon this week is at the end of chapter 33 of Second Nephi.  I specifically liked verses 10 and 11:
 10 And now, my beloved brethren, and also Jew, and all ye ends of the earth, hearken unto these words and believe in Christ; and if ye believe not in these words believe in Christ. And if ye shall believe in Christ ye will believe in these words, for they are the words of Christ, and he hath given them unto me; and they teach all men that they should do good.
 11 And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye—for Christ will show unto you, with power and great glory, that they are his words, at the last day; and you and I shall stand face to face before his bar; and ye shall know that I have been commanded of him to write these things, notwithstanding my weakness.

The Book of Mormon is all about Jesus Christ.  It is the keystone in our testimony of Him.  If we read the Book of Mormon with real intent, we will gain a testimony of the Savior and the power of His atonement.  I love how in verse 11, Nephi basically tells us that if we aren't sure if the Book of Mormon is the word of God, read it sincerely and we will know by the power of Christ that it is true.  I know that as we all continually read the Book of Mormon with the intent to learn, we will know through the Holy Ghost of its power.  I love you all, and have a great week!
Elder Hadfield

Photographs of Auschwitz:

Photographs of Birkenau: