This week I attached pictures of Michal's baptism. Michal was baptized by a recent convert, who he and Michal, invited over 10 people to the baptism! Very huge successful baptism! Such a great step for him, and a large step for the Prague Ward. After lots of effort and prayers, the member missionary work in the ward is growing and more and more people are willing to invite their friends to meet with us. It is a very, very, good thing!
Today, we just had a lesson with a very strong person of a different religion, intent on destroying everything in our church. From the moment we set up with this former investigator, to the time we were in his house I did not feel good about it. We had no reason not to go, so we went, but the spirit was just warning me of the falseness of the doctrine. It was interesting hearing all of this information for the first time, and it just reminded me of the moment I received a spiritual answer while in the MTC, that Joseph Smith IS a prophet of God and just knowing all of this is true, it became a good spiritual experience. Because we had that lesson, we had a lesson with two students who were fantastic and very open. They are new investigators now as well. Opposition, then blessings come. They are searching for a religion in their lives to fill a gap that they felt was missing. Super awesome! Also are also team teaching Kristina with the Sisters and David, two more of Jara's friends and a nice mother whose name is Pavla. Our teaching pool has grown, thanks to being richly blessed in the last few weeks!
This week we also had our conferences for the zones and also we had an exchange with the Brno Zone Leaders. It was a good week. The zone conferences were very, very, spiritual and focused on urgency and the importance of a spiritual foundation. We have challenged the mission to read a quote each morning from Elder Holland's talk: “The Miracle of a Mission” before they leave the apartment each day. We are hoping that the number of baptisms continue to increase in our goal to reach 100, where we are currently on 7 for the year with Michal's. It has been a good month so far, and we think that it will continue to improve!
My scripture for this week:
2 Nephi 33:1-2
And now I, Nephi, cannot write all the things which were taught among my people; neither am I mighty in writing, like unto speaking; for when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men. But behold, there are many that harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in them; wherefore, they cast many things away which are written and esteem them as things of naught.
This week (upcoming week in the Czech Republic) will be broadcasting General Conference. It is excellent time for us to allow the Holy Ghost to speak unto our hearts, but with our careful studying and preparation we can carry the message into our hearts. I know that the Holy Ghost can pierce the heart of all that listen to general conference to help confirm the truth of messages that are taught from the Lord's living prophets and apostles.
Have a great week!