Monday, February 27, 2017
This week was great! The family we are meeting with is doing really well. The mom accepted a baptismal date this week so we are pretty excited about that. It's just hard for her to travel every Sunday to the building because we have to take a train that takes 40 minutes to get there and she has 3 kids so it's pretty expensive. We are trying to see if there is a member that could give her a ride but they all have crapy Euro cars that have no room so we will see. This week we also set up a lesson with a young guy and when he showed up he had 3 friends with him and they were like we want to find faith in Jesus. So we were like well, you're in the right place. Running for buses and trains is basically our life here. I feel like 80 percent of our time is spent running for transportation. At least I'm not getting too fat though. haha We were teaching Filip about temples this week and it just reminded me of how blessed we are to have temples. Its rough that we have to go 2 years without the temple here because they don't have one but its cool that we could teach Filip about baptisms for the dead because his mom died when he was young and now he can go take her name to the temple. It was a good lesson. Today my favorite member is coming to visit us in Ostrava! It is his last day in the Czech Republic because he is moving to Sweden for work. I am way sad about that but I'm glad I get to see him today! Have a great week and remember God loves you! s bohem, Starsi Paxton Oh also this week we went to Poland... it was pretty sick.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
This week was a pretty good one for us in Fydek! We have been teaching this mom with 3 little black kids and they came to church on Sunday! The ward was way happy to see a new family at church. We had Family Home Evening at the church building last week and we left to go catch our train but we were a little late so we started running to the train station and all of the sudden I see a man all alone on this dark street pushing his car. So I decided to run over and push his car for him then we really had to sprint to make it to the train station. I thought for sure that we missed it but some home it was still there when we got to the train station. So that was a blessing cause we would have gotten home way late if we missed it. We had an exchange so I got to serve with Elder Carlson for a whole day. It was way fun to be with him again, it's been almost a whole year since we served together. We were in this tunnel showing people the Because of Him film and one kid asked if people that have had a bad past can still be saved so of course we said yes and then had a lesson with him the next day. He doesn't have faith in Jesus Christ so it was really cool to be able to teach him about Jesus Christ and help him find that faith. Have a great week! s bohem, Starsi Paxton
Monday, February 13, 2017
Good week here in Fydek Mistek. This week we had a ping pong tournament as a ward so we went to the college and invited a bunch of students to come play with us. It turned out pretty good but a lot of students were going home for the weekend so they couldn't come. Turns out this guy from Spain won the whole tournament. Also this week Filip got the priesthood so that was awesome! I got an email about a less active we were working with in Olomouc and she now has a calling and is fully active so that was good news! We got a referral and went to contact it on Saturday. Turns out they lived an hour away in this tiny town so we had to take all of these buses and transfer a bunch of times so it took all day but we eventually got there and were able to give them a Book of Mormon and talk to them for a while about our church. Unfortunately our investigators all had vacation this week so we weren't able to meet with a lot of them but this upcoming week should be good!
Monday, February 6, 2017
This week I had my 5th exchange with Elder Cardon. We have been around each other for a while now. It just so happened that we were matching that day and we went to an art gallery with the ward to support a member that was in charge of it. When we got there we saw two swords and asked if we could take a picture with them. As soon as we took a picture all of these people came up and asked if they could take our picture with the painting so we just sat up there for a while as people just took pictures of us. We were at a store last week and found matching suits so Filip and I got em! They were only $10 so I'd say it was a pretty good deal. This week we traveled a lot but we still met with some 7th Day Adventists, JW's, and the Catholic Priest so things are going well. Have a great week. Sbohem Elder Paxton