Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Week 9 - Krakow

A fellow missionary mom from Memphis (her son is serving in Mexico), was visiting Krakow, and ran into the Elders. She snapped this picture and sent it to each mom. They look SO good!

Hello everyone!

     Hope things are going well for everyone.  Things are still great in Poland.  This week was a busy, but exciting week.  We had K's baptism on Saturday, and that was a super cool experience.  She's is so happy to baptized, and it's really cool to see.  We also had our two recent converts there (M and T).  So that was a really cool experience.  K was confirmed on Sunday, and she's so happy to be a member.  It's going to be cool to see what happens from here.   We think she's going to be a strong member.  

A came to English for the first time in a while this week, and she told us she's going to be out of town for the next two weeks, but then we might be able to meet with her.  That was good news.  Still no contact with D though.  I think he's just dropped off the face of the earth.  We'll keep trying and see what happens though.   

On Saturday, we also got our transfer calls.  Elder Pettit and I will be staying together in Kraków for another transfer.  We are super pumped for that.  I love Kraków and could stay here for a while.  We are looking forward to this transfer and looking forward to see what we'll be able to accomplish.  It's also getting a lot warmer, which is fantastic.  It feels good outside.  It does rain pretty often, but it's not too bad. 

You poor things, having to deal with 11 degree weather.  I'm sickened.  Call me once you get into the negatives. Just kidding haha 

it's actually gotten a lot warmer here.  It was up to 15 degrees Celcius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) yesterday, so it feels nice outside.  It's a really nice change.  

I have a thought this week that comes from the book of Alma.  I read this week about the story of Zeezrom.  As we know, he was one of the lawyers contending with Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah.  He was a wicked man; in fact, he was referred to as a "child of hell" Alma 11:23). 

Well, a lot of things happen after that, but eventually Zeezrom repents completely of his sins, is baptized, and even starts preaching the gospel as a missionary (Alma 15:12).  He is such a good missionary that his name is even mentioned with Alma and Amulek and the sons of Mosiah (Alma 31:6).  From this example, we learn that even if we have many sins that we commit and we feel guilt, through the atonement of Christ, we can become born again and literally turn our lives around.  We can turn from the vilest of sinners into disciples of Jesus Christ.  I know that through the atonement, we can be cleansed and come unto Christ. 

I love you all, have an amazing week!

Elder Hadfield

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