Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 1 - Krakow

Hello everyone!

How are things going?  I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  I'm am officially now in Poland.  It's crazy how different it is than the states.  My first area will be Kraków, which I've heard is one of the best areas, so that's good. 

This week was pretty crazy though.  Our flights to get here were pretty long, and I'm still recovering from the jet-lag.  We stayed at the mission home with President Turek and his family.  Then, on Thursday morning, we got our area assignments and trainers.  I am training with Starszy Pettit.  He is from Missouri, but lived in Utah for the past two years.  He seems pretty cool, and we are getting along pretty well so far.  We had a two and a half hour train ride to Kraków, and that was nice because I was able to sleep for most of it.  But things are going pretty well here.

On Saturday, one of the other two companionships in our district had a baptism with someone named Michał.  He super cool and he loves the missionaries.  We were able to go to that, and that was super cool.  It was New Year's Eve, and so that night we had dinner at a member's house.  His name is Lukas, and he's pretty cool.  His family is from Argentina, and they don't speak any Polish, just English.  It was delicious though.  He made us some South American food. 

On Sunday, I went to church for my first time in Poland.  That was definitely a culture shock.  There were about 15 members there, and 6 of us were missionaries, so it's really small.  It was good though.  That night, we went and had dinner with the senior couple in our area.  That was also pretty nice.  Our branch is pretty close, and that is cool.  But things are going well in Poland.  I hope they are going well wherever you guys are too. 

 If you have time, you can shoot me a quick email and I should have time to respond next week.  I'd love to hear from you.  Well hope you all have a sick week.  Love you all!


Starszy Hadfield

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