I hope everyone had a good Spring break!! I had an awesome time in Poland! This week we did a finding activity with the Warsaw 1 Elders and the Office Elders and that was super fun!! We met so many people and had really good lessons with them!! Also it was sunny out so people were A LOT happier!
I also had an exchange back into Lodz!! Which was awesome!! Because I would be with Siostra Carlson! She is the best! It was really weird being back into Lodz but I loved it!! We had a really cool experience. As we were contacting we past this guy that was on his smoke break. As we walked past him we both felt like we should talk to him so then we turned around and hoped for the best!! As we introduced ourselves he was telling us how he was an Atheist and that he was a bad guy. We then told him that he was not a bad guy. We told him the reason why we came up to you because we saw something, we saw something in your eyes. I then bore my testimony about Gods plan for us and how we are his children and that he loves us. As we were talking with him. He had a change of heart. he really started to soften and asked if he could have our number. He also had to go back to work. He would say that he was a bad man because he smoked but we would say that he was good and that you can stop. He had a change of heart. There are people out there that want to change.
I have really noticed that the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about change and becoming better. I love this gospel so much with all my heart. This Easter really think about our Savior Jesus Christ. Through Faith in Jesus Christ we can do anything. Because with God anything is possible! I know that we will be able to live with our families again for time and all eternity!! I know that Jesus Christ is our Brother and Redeemer. I love being a missionary and bringing forth the Lord’s work in Poland. God is just a prayer away. He loves you. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are always knocking to come. Let them in and they can heal any wound.
The new Easer Video!
The pink rose given to me by Siostra Herrera
Yellow Flower from a Kind Man on the street!
March 14, 2016
So this week has been another good week!!! Last week on March 8th was Women’s Day!! Where people celebrate women!! haha There were TONS of beautiful Flowers! It was so cute you saw all these men with flowers to give to the amazing women in there lives. Especially, and old senior couple that I saw seriously was the cutest thing ever! My Companion Siostra Herrera Bought me a Rose and I bought her a Tulip!! Then a man gave us both a free yellow Tulips! So nice!!
This week hasn’t been super eventful but good!! I have been really thinking about the polish language. I am trying to figure out there ways of speaking hahaha. But it will come and I can understand a lot then I can speak which is nice but I would like to talk to them like I can in English hahahaha but that takes time!! Also with God anything is possible!!!
This week Siostra Herrera and I have exchanges back into Lodz!!!! I am so excited!!! So there will be a lot to talk about!! I also finally met the guy that was my families branch president!!! He is super cool! He got called to be our missionary leader for our meetings!
The members here are just amazing!! They are just huge examples to us missionaries!! This coming up Sunday all the missionaries are giving a talk! aahhh I am a little nervous. But I can do it! Just speaking in Polish in front of the branch is kind of intimidating!! hahah But it will be an awesome experience!!
Well missions are awesome! You should go on one if you are thinking of going on one!!! They are amazing!! Heavenly Father is just a prayer away!! He loves all of his children and wants them to come unto him!! I love this gospel so much! I know that it blesses lives!! Bardzo Kocham was!!
SOOO This week has been a lot better!! I have a lot of cool stories to tell!!
God knows where you are and what you are feeling! Seriously, that is the truth!!
A couple days ago I had that one question that every missionary has is if they are good missionaries or not….. Yes that was me I asked the question, but I really pondered on what I was doing and what I could to better as a missionary. So one night I was kind of feeling down and one of the Elders in my district texted me and said ” I feel like I need to tell you that you are an amazing missionary and friend. I am praying for you and have got your back. Have a good night! ” I couldn’t believe it. I was not expecting anything at all. And just that text had made me a lot happier and just knowing that Heavenly Father knows EXACTLY how I am feeling inside. Then a couple minutes after that my Mission President texted me to see how I was doing. I can’t express the love that I had that night. God has surely blessed me with amazing people to help me and support me. I am so grateful for the many blessings and the tender mercies that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ give me.
That same night there is a young man in our branch that takes the missionaries out for pizza every Friday. I was not there because Siostra Herrera and I had a lesson with an awesome member named Ela! She is such an amazing member!! So while the elders were having pizza with this guy he started talking to them about his mission. He told them that he served in Poznan and was the Branch President for awhile. He then started to tell them that an American family had moved in named the Lerch’s and that there 8 year-old daughter was baptized in Poznan. So the elders freaked out and told him that there is a Sister Lerch here in Warsaw serving in our branch and she told us that she lived in Poznan with her family for a little bit. hahaha So then I guess they were all freaking out and he had a picture of the baptism! And yes that was my family so that was super cool and funny! So I can’t wait to meet him!!
We also had Zone Training and they talked about how they wanted this transfer to be a transfer of miracles. And I have already seen so many of them. Like yesterday!!! We had a meeting with a less-active named Irena! She is a really an amazing woman she tries so hard and her strength is so amazing! It took about an hour to get to the place where she wanted us to meet. We ended up being a little bit early like a lot, but we decided to tract and tracting is a lot of fun!! So as the time got closer we called Irena to tell her that we were here. She told us to take the bus 145. So we were literally running everywhere up and down streets across streets to find the bus stop that has the bus 145. Literally nothing. We asked this couple to see if they knew where that bus stop would be and they told us that it would be way over there but they weren’t sure. So we had no other ways to go so we just trusted them so as we had crossed more streets and up a hill I said ” Heavenly Father can we just have a miracle happen and just have bus 145 appear prosze bardzo?” Literally after I said that Siostra Herrera was like oh my gosh is that bus 145 coming right at us? Lo and behold it was bus 145 and so then we started running and running to try and catch the bus and find where the bus 145 stops at. We found were it was but we still missed the bus. So then we just waited for another one to come again. And was that just a crazy day!! Heavenly Father knows EXACTLY where we are and knows our feelings!
Prayer is such an amazing gift that we have to be able to talk with our Heavenly Father. He loves us so much and wants us to talk to him. We are his children. I LOVE prayer. I am so grateful for the many people that God has blessed me with. I am so grateful for the family that I have!! I love all the lovely and heartfelt letters and emails that people send me. It means the world to me. All of you are the best and I am so grateful for each and every one of you!