09 June 2014
“…wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.” 1 Nephi 10:19
Ahojte! This will be the briefest email ever, because I have to run for a train and probably won´t have time to email in my new area. Yes indeed, there are big changes afoot: I´ve been called back to my beloved Žilina! My companion will be Sestra B (the American one), and together we will serve as Sister Training Leaders for the Slovak and Brno Zones! Yippee! 😀
It is such a luxury to think that I´ll revisit the rest of Slovakia on exchanges before departing, but it´s such an immense responsibility that my head is spinning. I´ll tell you more when I know exactly what it entails. What I do know is that Žilina needs a branch president for when Elder and Sister Wr leave this year, so it´s reactivation stations for us this transfer.
My old MTC companion, Sestra B (the French one 😉 ) is transferring here to follow-up train Sestra W, so we’ve both come full circle and will be ending our missions right back where we started. ❤
On Thursday we had an amazing, tender mercy: a training and Fireside with General Authorities – right here in Bratislava! (Sister Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President, and Elder Patrick Kearon, first counselor in the Europe Area Presidency).
It affected us all deeply, and I was overjoyed to see the room literally bursting with people, with a new investigator of ours (M) and Brat M present (what a victory that was!). The speakers spoke about teaching deliberately in our homes, and increasing our commitment to the gospel by extending invitations to share the gospel with those not of our faith. Sharing the gospel is an antidote for growing stale in our discipleship. Their remarks were super inspired.
Yesterday we had an amazing miracle: Sestra H invited us round for a farewell dinner and her colleague A unexpectedly asked if she could meet us too, so it turned into an impromptu first lesson! And her entire family are super prepared to receive the restored gospel: A told us how she handed her minister a letter of resignation from her former church because she doesn´t think the doctrine about the Trinity is correct, and she knows there can only be one true church. She told us she believes Christ´s church may be ours, because we actually apply Christ´s mandate to love one another. She wants to bring her family to church and is reading the Book of Mormon. What a blessing! 🙂
I know that the Lord´s hand is in the work. I intend to make these last two months count!
All my love, Sestra Jones x