What a week it has been!!! We have our new Mission President!! His name is President Turek and he is from Wrocław, Poland!! His wife is from Germany and they have 3 little kids! Super cool! It is super great to have a native Polish Mission President! What is really cool is that in every zone conference and interview that we have with president will be in polish! He also does speak English but he advises us to speak polish as much as we can! There are going to be great blessings that come of this!! I know that he is called of God. He is certainly suppose to be here and this time. He is super nice and helps my polish so much!
Poland Warsaw Mission
Mateusz Zbigniew Turek, 36, and Adrienne Turek, three children, Dortmund Ward, Dortmund Germany Stake: Poland Warsaw Mission, succeeding President Steven C. Edgren and Sister Martha Susan Edgren. Brother Turek serves as a stake presidency counselor and is a former high councilor, branch president, ward Sunday School president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the England London South Mission. Coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in Jelenia Góra, Poland, to Zbigniew Turek and Elżbieta Jolanta Kaźmierczak.
Sister Turek serves as a ward Primary president and is a former ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society secretary, and Relief Society and Primary teacher. Born in Räckelwitz, Germany, to Matthias Rudolf Hammer and Marion Marianne Hammer.
This week I got hit with flu, but it is ok now because I am a lot better! This week I got to really see God’s hand in my life this week through people. One being by Prezydent Turek, my Companion, and through a Tracting experience.
Last week after p-day we decided to go Tracting to a place where we felt really good at. The irony of this story is funny , but I am grateful for this experience! As we were trakting door after door everyone said ” Nie dziękuje nie jestem zainteresowna or ni or ny or ych.” Polish is crazy.
Anyway We came to this one door and he didn’t answer but then as we were about to go to the next door he answered and he asked his neighbors what those girls were wanting to talk about. haha. The neighbor said: o Wierze!( about Faith.) The man: oh you girls are never going to teach anyone anything here everyone is Catholic. Then an older lady also butted in and told us to go to the mountains hahahaha oh man i love being a missionary! lol
As they said that we went to the next house. They watched us. A young girl answered and then went to get her mother. The mother walked towards us with the most joyful smile ever to see us missionaries haha. She asked us are you Mormon missionaries? Well of course we said Tak! She told us that she met Missionaries in Gdańsk! up in the North of Poland! I asked her if she had time we have a message we would like to share. And she said Of course I will make you tea and give you cookies!
Let me tell you Siostra Young and I were just dumb founded it kind of took us a while to say yes hahaha it was kind of funny because her neighbors were just staring at us the whole time hahahaha. Anyway she is just the sweetest lady ever! We talked about the Book of Mormon and the Divinity of Christ. She took a Book of Mormon and told us that it was not a coincidence that you guys came to talk more about deepening my faith in Jesus Christ because I have been looking for a while. the spirit was very strong in that room. One of my favorite experiences this week!! And we are praying and hoping that we get to meet with her again!
Ja wiem że Jezusa Chrystusa jest naszym Zbawicielem i on jest moim bratem. Wiem że rodziny mogą być razem na zawsze. Wiem że nasz Ojciec w Niebie jest naszym kochającym ojcem. i on nas kocha bardzo. Jesteśmy synami i córkami Boga. Jestem bardzo wdzięczna że mogę być misjonarką tu w Polsce. Dzięki Jezusowi Chrystusowi i też jego zadośćuczenienie możemy być czyste i możemy być szczęśliwi! Kocham ten ewangelia. Mówię to w imię Jezusa Chrystusa Amen