|Kosice to Zilina: 3 Hours 14 minutes|
So this past week was crazy and I don´t know if I can remember it all...also I forgot my notes at home (my new home in all the business of transferring).
For Thanksgiving we went to the Millers and had a feast. The van Dalens, Millers and Elders were there. It was wonderful to spend time with my wonderful mission family! I just love these people so much!!
On Sunday, we had a visitor, a former missionary (Elder Tenney) and a few of his friends. They are teaching English in the Ukraine. Also we had an amazing amount of people at church. A few less active members came and it was just a beautiful fast a testimony meeting. Elder Ferrell was super sick on Saturday and Sunday (like Emergency room sick). On Sunday, we called them with transfer updates and to check up on them (they came to church to pass the sacrament and then left) and Elder Ferrell was told (by the doctor) to drink orange juice diluted with water and salt and to eat bread. Sadly the elders didn't have any of those things. Lucky for them we sisters did! We told them we´d bring it by but forgot the bus schedule on Sunday is different than normal and so we didn't arrive until 40 minutes later. Sister Jones was on the phone with them and we were trying to find their byť. She was saying something along the lines "we´re here by Fresh and we see a brown byť with someone hanging out the window." Well turns out the elders being bored out of their minds waiting on food decided to get...creative. They took all the bedsheets in the apartment and tied it to a bucket and lowered it down to us! (Keep in mind they live on the 5th or 4th floor)! It was so silly and just wonderful! I really love my district! In fact I wrote a farewell song to my district (everyone is staying...Sister Jones is receiving a Czech comp, Sister Barney and Starsi Ferrell is training with the assistance of Starsi Guymon who goes home at the end of the month). I´ll send it too you...
Another excellent thing that happened this week, was contacting exchanges with the elders. I learned so much and I so admire Elder Guymon and Elder Ferrell. They are just amazing missionaries! Starší Guymon committed me to do a few things to improve my mission and become the missionary I want to be. One of which is to accomplish Key To Their Hearts, a program created by a past mission president to improve our language and communication skill. There are 3 levels and Starší Guymon committed me to do it in one transfer. Pretty much that means I´ll be immersing myself in Slovak for the next 9 weeks. I´m really excited. Also, I'm doing well reading in the KM (I´m in Mosiah).
Our investigators are wonderful per usual. PK came to church and loved it. She is growing in her testimony...slow and surely as she progresses through the KM and attends Church and meetings. She is ready for baptism even if she doesn't recognize it. I´m really excited for Sis Jones because during contacting exchanges we got a bunch of numbers from really cool people so I dare say her teaching pool will be growing this week.
I don´t have much time (we shortened our time because of transfers) but I love you all and I´m so excited to hear of all the wonderful happenings at home!
S Laskou,Sestra Whitney Sarah Johnson