So, the Czech Republic it is split into three regions. The one that I have spent my entire mission in is Bohemia, on the west side of the country, the other side of the country is Moravia. Bohemia is a land full of "atheists" about 85% (which no Czech truly is in my opinion :)) whereas Moravia is a land of more believers, it is probably more like 50\50. We had our last Exchange and visit to a district meeting in Ostrava. (Where pres. Uchdorf was born) The travel there is very long and takes about 3 hours, but the Exchange was great and we were able to give some good advice for the Ostrava district which is doing really well right now! Giving an example for the zone :) However, Ostrava is technically on the Moravia side of the country, closer to the Slovak Republic, and it was the first time ever that I have done missionary work in Moravia. Fun stuff! And also interesting the differences in the contacting that we had on the streets!
Other than that there is not much news to share, things in our area are finally starting to build even though towards the end of the week they started to slow down again. We have a great guy named Mirek who is looking to be baptized at the beginning of the new year, but really struggles to understand spiritual things so things have moved a little bit slower with him. But I love him, he is funny and a great guy! :) Also we are teaching a student at the university named Nikil who is also really awesome and has a lot of faith, but cannot meet with us until later in the month.
The Christmas challenge has been great! People have been positively responding to the call to do service which is why Christmas is always the best missionary time of the year! :)
Here is a scripture that I found this week:
1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Let us not forget the wonderful blessings the Lord has given unto us! In this Christmas season I hope we can rejoice from the message of hope that Christ brings into our lives when we seek and knock! Have a great week!