|Good looking district!|
Monday: P~Day had, unfortunately, a lesson drop, and also an investigator drop us, but it's a good thing. We heard from some general authorities that if we aren't getting rejected a good # of times every day that we aren't truly doing the Lord's work, because he was prophesied to be throughout history rejected and scorned. Filling my end of that bargain currently.
Tuesday: We had a boss District Meeting where we got lots of things figured out, napriklad, we're going to start working with our building manager to have signs for the church at least on the list of names outside so that people looking for us can find us, because we've had that problem in the past...but we're also starting to work on our concert for real. This thing is going to be awesome. Ours is the most talented musical district in the entire mission, and we are prepared to show it and invite people to the gospel because of it. We also went and found a company called Echo, which is a newspaper here. That's right, we're planning on being in the newspaper, AW YEAH. But seriously, we went to go see if there was a possibility, and the people there LOVED us, they had been talking about Mormons earlier that day and were just floored that we were normal people, and that we were American (they thought we were Slovak). So yeah, that was pretty sweet, there's going to be an article published in 3 newspapers here, Echo, Sme, and...I can't remember the last name.
Wednesday: Went and did service again, but it went really really weird. We were mowing and some guy came up to us and said, "hey, I know you're American. Is that how they mow things in America? Because I've never done it that way in my life." and we said, "Oh gosh, NO, we have real lawnmowers in America, we've never done it this way either." Then we kind of just looked at each other and he went in and talked to the people who told us to mow that way. Turns out they DO have a mower, just didn't want to tell us. Haha, can't wait to see them next week.
Thursday: Ooh, something I forgot about Wednesday, we taught a cool English lesson that we got complimented on by our students. It was about Quantum Physics, which I know a tiny bit about and so does my companion. We talked about rules, and then about how even tiny things like atoms MUST obey rules. Then we talked about how the "why" was that when we force a certain type of atom to disobey the rules of Opposite Attraction, and also Nuclear Orbit, namely by splitting apart, that it creates a very high powered explosion which is the center of an atomic bomb. They really liked it. But Thursday we had a singing display on the street, which I'm very happy with, those things are getting more and more successful. We were also on an Exchange so I was back with another elder from the MTC! So that was awesome, we put an ad in a different newspaper called the Pardon for English, because I'm getting into the habit of making friends with businessmen and government people and also now newspaper reporters. Slovakia is really setting itself up to have everybody just all of a sudden get baptized. Game night was awesome, we played Bang! and we played it in Czech, because the rules and the cards were all in Czech. That was great.
Friday: Spent most of the day on busses going to Hronovce and Želiezovce, which are both closer to Hungary than they are to Nitra. But we went and visited 2 members and an investigator and just had a great time, our investigator says that she'll be baptized as soon as her son has a job, so keep her in your prayers.
Saturday: Sort of disappointing. Just one of those days where you were doing everything right, but nothing went right. I really have learned to love days like this though, because it helps you to be able to see all of the days that went really well, and on top of that, it helps you notice what you ARE doing right. For example, we had a goal to find a venue for our concert and that we weren't going to stop talking to people and stores and everything until we did. We didn't find a venue, but we DID talk to several hundred people telling them that we were missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that we believe in praising God for everything, so that might have helped plant a few seeds. And then I got to teach!!!!
|Big Storm in Nitra, Slovakia|