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
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.
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