That Our Joy May Be Full

13 August 2014

“Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.”

2 John 1:12

Everlasting beginnings: Sestra Jones enjoys one final day of sharing the gospel in the Czech Republic before beginning her journey home, and Sestra S prepares to begin training a brand new missionary. "How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Everlasting beginnings: Sestra Jones enjoys one final day of sharing the restored gospel of Jesus Christ in the Czech Republic before beginning her journey home, and Sestra S prepares to begin training a brand new missionary.
“How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings.” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Nazdar! (Hi!)

At the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, USA. "Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength" Doctrine and Covenants 4:2

At the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, USA. January, 2013.
“Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength”
Doctrine and Covenants 4:2

I´m emailing from the Centre for YSA in the Prague church building. Monday was not a Pday for my makeshift companions (the new Sister Training Leaders Sestry B and Kra, assigned to Trenčín): our area was blinded out to become an elder area once again, and we spent the day handing over investigators and finishing other last-minute business for their fresh start. So with my first and last transfers, I saw Žilina North area both open and close to Slovak Sisters. And who should blind in behind us but Starší F and M from Bratislava? 🙂

Good and bad news about investigators´ reaction to transfers: L has been BFF with them from the first second, but D was deeply shaken by it and has decided to take a break for a while, so no baptismal date at present; but at least he came to the Se’s place for a halušky party on Monday night.

I´m convinced that those Elders have been hand-picked by the Lord to carry on the work in my dear Žilina: our beloved members and investigators are in good hands.

At the mission home in Prague, Czech Republic. " His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." Matthew 25:21

At the mission home in Prague, Czech Republic.  August, 2014
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
Matthew 25:21

I travelled here to Prague yesterday (as did sisters B Min, C, R, D, and H), and we just made it in time to teach a bench lesson and tag along for Prague Walk (traditional introductory tour) with Prezident McConkie and the new missionaries. They are lovely! No Slovak missionaries arrived this transfer, but 5 Czech sisters and 1 Czech Elder did.

We spent the night in the mission home with the McConkies! There is such a special Spirit here. We just participated in a little morning devotional in which the new missionaries were paired with their trainers and sent off to their first areas. The rest of the day is ours to be tourists or missionaries as we please (I´m opting for the latter as much as I can without a phone or area! 🙂 ), then we´ll have departing interviews and dinner together before flying out tomorrow.

See you soon – love you lots! x Sestra Jones

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One thought on “That Our Joy May Be Full

  1. Sister Jones,
    We have thoroughly enjoyed you sharing your mission with us. We followed you from the very start until the very end. We used information you shared in preparing Elder Ferrell for his mission. I always felt better knowing that he was in the same district as you. (for almost all of his mission up until recently) Your letters were inspiring, entertaining, and professional that yours were the second letters we would read after our sons. We felt like we knew you and would make comments withing the family such as: Well, Sister Jones says… and Sister Jones went to XXXXX this p-day. In some ways you became the authority that knew all the answers to question about Slovakia. While I am sure there is rejoicing with your return home, we feel a little melancholy that we won’t have your informative letters to look forward to. We just booked our tickets for next summer to go pick up Elder Ferrell (using our flight miles so we had to do it early) We are excited to see him and be with him but we have seen such dramatic changes and growth that we are not looking forward to his release from the mission. Oh, that the rest of us could progress and feel the proximity of the spirit the way that you and Elder Ferrell have. Best wishes.

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