Katowice is the Bomb!

Hi Everyone…..Please scroll down…I forgot this post  @ May 2, 2016 so now I’m out of sync.  Below are 2 new posts from May 9th, May 16th.

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So I do not have lot of time at all today but I just want to say That I love being a missionary in Poland. And I LOVE Katowice! It is a really cool city!!

This week has been really great Siostra Gustafson and I went to a grill that we were invited to and a really cool experience the lady that invited us told us to sing “I am a Child of God” in polish and the feeling in the room was just so happy and filled with the spirit even though I feel like it was just so simple by singing a song. Songs really are music to the soul and they really help us feel close to our Heavenly Father!

Also I have noticed That I have already eaten really weird foods just in the past couple of weeks I have eaten Caterpillars and the just this week raw meat with butter and bread…..I prayed for safety  hahaha Anyway love you all and I hope that you have an awesome week!! Kocham was!!

 

Siostra Lerch

Dzien Dobry!

May 16, 2016

Dzień Dobry!

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I hope that everyone’s week was awesome!! Last Sunday we got to Skype with our familiesand that was just awesome!! It was a huge blessing in disguise for me. I love my family!

They are just the greatest!

Here in Katowice we have been trying to find new people to teach. Lets just say that it has been pretty hard week. Part of that is because some days being honest you get treated sometimes very poorly. And that is just part of being a missionary. A couple days ago Siostra Gustafson and I decided to go Contacting that last two hours of our day before we had to go in. We decided to contact in the tunnels. (trust me it is not as sketchy) We contacted this older man and had a really good conversation about Jesus Christ and how our Heavenly Father is a loving Heavenly Father. I cannot explain the feelings that were there but, in the end He told us that he has been looking for the truth his whole life and that he felt God between us as we were speaking to him. He treated us like we were his sisters. It was actually an emotional moment for Siostra Gustafson and I after we had talked to him.
Then we decided to just stay for longer. A couple past by and then the girlfriend just whipped around and wanted to talk to us. Seriously, Siostra Gustafson and I werejust in shock because that just does NOT happen here in Poland. haha It was weird but we took it!! We talked about the Księga Mormona and about Jesus Christ. She was so interested and could tell that she was looking for the truth. We gave them  a Księga Mormona and bore our testimonies. Another miracle!
Then a couple minutes later I see a mother and her little boy and her Husband. Siostra Gustafson and I felt very prompted to speak with them. As we talked with them we told them our experiences  on finding the truth and to know that the Księga Mormona is true. Then she asked us , For such a young age as you. How do you have so much faith and actually know? We then bore our testimonies of the gospel. Her husband and her told us that they are really busy but if they had time they would like to learn more. So we exchanged phone numbers and said our goodbyes.
Each one of those people felt the spirit because I definitely did. It was such a special moment for us to have experienced that. There are people in Poland that do want to find the truth. The Lord did answer our prayers and was merciful to us. I knew God was there to help us say what we needed to say to those certain people.
I know that this is God’s church and he is with us! Always!

Siostra Lerch

Happy Mother’s Day

May 9, 2016
So this email is going to be a short one because I don’t have a lot of time but I just wanted to Thank all of the Mothers in the world for all that they do!!
I LOVE My MOM SO MUCH!  My mom is the Best!!! She is my Best Friend and we have had so many fun Times together!! It was so amazing to be able to Skype my family and to see them!! I just love my family!! Especially my mom!! My mom works so hard and I know that! I am forever grateful for her million sacrifices that she gives to be a mother and to do anything in her power to make us happy!! I love you mom!!
Mothers are amazing. I have major respect for mothers, they are true champions!! Kocham cię mama! You are my Hero!!
Went to the castle, “Odgrodzieniec!

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Siostra Lerch

Katowice in the South Zone!

April 26, 2016

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So Transfers were yesterday and now I am in KATOWICE in the south zone! And guess who is my companion!……..
SIOSTRA GUSTAFSON! MY TRAINOR FROM MY FIRST TRANSFER!
 Gustafason Katowice
THIS TRANSFER IS GOING TO BE EPIC!
I cannot express how much I already just love the city Katowice! I am just so happy!! I really feel like a missionary here! Katowice is like a futuristic city but its an old city with really cool old buildings!! Oh I just love it here!
What I learned last transfer is that God really knows us and loves each and every one of us. He is our Father in Heaven and he is there for us every step of the way! I learned a lot about Christ and the Attributes of Christ. I still need a lot of learning. And I know that with God He will help me be the missionary that he wants me to be!
I love being a missionary in Poland. The people here are so nice and will help when you need help. Like seriously they will help you until they know that you are good and set! hahaha
Here is to a new start in my 3rd Transfer as a missionary in Poland!! I cannot wait for the new adventures and miracles that await for me and Siostra Gustafson this Transfer!!
WE ARE BACK!!!
z Miłosćą,
Siostra Lerc

 

Reese’s Puffs, Reese’s Puffs! Yay!

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So this week has been a good week!! oh the trio gang of sisters are doing pretty great work in Warsaw 2 boundries! Yesterday as we went track ting a young man let us in!! And we taught him!! And we gave him a Księga Mormona!!!! Oh man it is so rare that someone will let us in but it possible!!! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD. He was really interested in the Księga Mormona and what we believe. Before we left to go Tracking I decided to bring another Księga Mormona. So when we were let in I thought to myself there was no coincidence that I brought another Księga Mormona. So after we taught him what we believe I asked him if he would like a Księga mormona and he gladly accepted! It was a really good experience to know that there are people that want to hear the gospel. There are people that are ready! We as missionaries just have to find them!
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Also a couple of days ago Siostra Allowitz has been telling Siostra Herrera and I that she has been dreaming of Reese’s Puffs Cereal. haha That night we went to the Carters house. They are an American family. By the end of our meeting brother Carter brings out a big giant box. And that Giant box was a box of delicious Reese’s Puffs cereal! hahahaha Siostra Allowitz was all the Lord knows hahaha It was so funny we were all just in shock hahahahaha. But anyway she is happy! There was also a rap on the back of the box so that night consisted of rapping about Reese’s Puffs!!
This week we also went back to Komorów to heart attack a less-active family who are amazing!!
Also to have and African dinner with Dennis!! Dennis is a member in our branch! He is from Kongo in Africa!! he brings so much laughter and light everywhere he goes!! The entire district came and we all made Foo Foo!! I don’t know how to explain it but its good! He also brought us caterpillars!! And yes I ate a caterpillar!! It tasted like dirt. Dennis is just amazing! He brings so much joy to other people in his life!
Też there are TRANSFER CALLS THIS SATURDAY! oh the stress! But it is going to be great!! I am so excited!! this transfer has been a lot of learning from the Christ-Like Attributes of Christ. I have really gained a testimony of reading the scriptures daily even if it is just a little bit of reading you can learn from what you have read! I love the Book of Mormon! I have learned that no matter what our Heavenly Father has been there for us. He weeps with us when we mourn and he cheers us on when we do what is right and to try our best in anything! The Lord is always there! I love this gospel and I love being a missionary in Poland!  Love you all!
z Miłosćą
Siostra Lerch