Monday, May 29, 2017

Week 22 - Krakow

May 29, 2017

Hey y'all!
     How has your week been?  Mine's been pretty good.  On Wednesday, all of the missionaries in Poland (about 60 of us) went to Warsaw for a meeting with Elder Anderson.  That was really good.  He called it a 'historic day' and talked about faith in miracles to get the work here in Poland moving along because it's been really slow for the past 27 years or so.  He served a mission in France almost 50 years ago, so he knows what European missions are generally like and how to see success in them.  He asked us to stay for the meeting later with the members, which was a little tricky.  We all had trains out of Warsaw during that meeting, so we had to cancel all of them and go home the next day.  We had to fit all 60 missionaries into about 6 apartments, but we managed it.  The meeting with the members was also really good.  He talked about President Monson's talk in general conference about the Book of Mormon and connected it with Helaman 5:12.  It was really good.  But we finally got back to Kraków the next day, and it was good.  Today we also went to a really old castle about an hour and a half away, and that was super cool.  We got to see a lot of the Polish countryside, and it's super pretty.  But yea.  With studies this week, I've started the Book of Mormon over again, and this time through I'm highlighting all of the references to Christ.  It's going great so far.  I'm grateful for all that I've been able to learn from the Book of Mormon on my mission, and I know that it is the word of God.  But yea, it's been a great week, and we'll look to build off of it this week.  Love you all and have a sick week!

-Elder Hadfield

Pictures from our visit with Elder Neal L. Andersen, Quorum of the 12:

Pictures below from Ogrodzienic:
Ogrodzieniec is a town in Zawiercie County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, with 4,499 inhabitants. It is noted for the extensive ruins of a medieval castle, damaged during the Swedish invasion of Poland.