“The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.” Joseph Smith, Jr.
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!
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
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