Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 26, 2014 - Zilina

Ahoj!! This past week was wonderful! We accomplished a lot for our area and the mission. And had so many miracles! Here's a break down of my week:

Mon: Well actually nothing really happened on Monday.

Tue: So about a week ago, our district was heading to Trencin to practice for our concert. The train was late by 40ish minutes so we went out to contact real quick. Sister Baird and I got shot down a bunch of times and then we contacted M. She is a very classy doctor who is happily married. She invited us to come speak to her during her lunch break. We went and had a slightly bizarre lesson with her (we were sitting on the examination table...). She researched our church but was very open with us so we were able to clear up some misconceptions. We only had 25 minutes but she has more questions so we'll be returning!

Wed: On this day we had an excellent 2nd lesson with J. She's a very stylish lady and so friendly! Last week we had a lesson with her in a coffee shop. She's very sincere and so sweet. She just loves Sister Baird and I and is super enthusiastic about...well, everything! We gave her a Book of Mormon and committed her to read every night.

Fri: Well in the morning we had an impromtu lesson with J. She told us she been reading the  Book of Mormon every night and really enjoyed it. We also had an awesome lesson with the B. 

Sat: Conference in Brno!! It was really amazing but also sort of sad because Elder Barber (my 1st DL, former ZL and current AP), Elder Burton (current AP), Elder Boysen (former AP and current ZL) and Sister Graham (former STL) all gave their farewells! It's sad to see amazing missionaries finish their mission and also sort of scary because it means my turn is coming!! The best part of the conference though was that we handed out the cd!! YAY!!! It turned out really well and I'm really excited to start using it as a finding tool and reactivation tool.

Sun: I gave a talk. It's always really scary and I think I repeat myself but I did it. I used an awesome talk by Elder Hales from April 2012 conference. We also had a miracle meeting with a beautiful couple. They're really friendly and very accepting of religion. They are technically Catholic but disagree with many of the Catholic church's teachings.

We haven't been able to get a hold of M. for a week now. We're hoping everything is fine and she just has to think about things but it's scary that she may have dropped us. She's so close but sometimes big changes are hard.
Speaking of changes, transfers are in two weeks! I can't believe time is moving so fast! Well, a few things that will be happening this week...concerts and a party at the American Embassy in Bratislava! (It's for the service project we did there last month).

ALSO, this week we saw Sister Pysnakova!!! She was visiting and of course came to Zilina. It's really cool that it's been about a year since she first got us! and Sister Baird and I were together for it.  (editor's note: Sister Johnson arrived in Slovakia on May 28, 2013 - she was in a threesome with Sister Baird and their trainer, Sister Pysnakova.) 
That's it for now. I love you all and hope you have a beautiful week!
S Laskou,
Sestra WhitneySarah Johnson<3

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