Saturday, April 8, 2017

Easter, General Conference, and…..the Foreign Police

This week has been a pretty busy one for us. We started out the week doing two exchanges back to back. One, with the Plzen Zone Leaders and one with Hradec Kralove Zone Leaders. This transfer we have 5 new zone leaders, so we have been working hard to try to strengthen them and help them in their new calling. We focused on understanding how to magnify their calling as zone leaders, and creating an example area, and what exactly that means. Both Elder Anderson and Elder Beazer are stud missionaries. I love working with both of them, since I know them so well serving in the same districts with them in two different times in Prague. This week we also created a general conference pass along card that the missionaries could use, and we spent a few “finding” blocks of time purely inviting people to conference. A few said they would try to make it for Sunday. We are holding our thumbs (same as crossing our fingers, just the Czech version). 

Then we watched Conference, and it was fantastic! (still haven’t seen the Sunday sessions yet. I also was very impressed with the conference talks during Priesthood Session, like always, Elder Utchdorf's was spectacular and I am going to suggest using it in our next MLC. Then Elder Eyring's was also fantastic! I appreciated the overall emphasis on the importance and reality of Jesus Christ. Elder Sabin's talk really struck a chord, purely because I know him really well. He came while I was a zone leader in HK, talking about being all in. "Turn from all sin, keep all commandments and covenants, all will be forgiven." I had time to personally talk to him, and he is one that really knows the Spirit and the scriptures. Another seventy that came here was Elder Adler, he is funny and much different than him, but both are fantastic and really good experiences to get to know them a little bit on my mission. Each district in the mission is preparing an Easter initiative to visit all of the members and have a large group finding activity where they show the new Easter video #PrinceofPeace and talk to as many people as possible about it. We are visiting a few areas next week to help them in their efforts. I am very excited! 

Finally, we scheduled a humanitarian project this last Friday which was a repeat of the project we did with Uklidme Cesko last year when I was here in Prague around this same time! It was great to work with the same individuals that we did last year. She is planning to watch the Easter Video so the service and talking to her were a success :).....then there’s the foreign police. We had an appointment this week for visas. Thankfully, I had a little experience, and my experience saved a return trip because of an error they had in their system. After many prayers, it worked out fine and nobody had to come back all the way to Prague for another round of appointments.

That was our week! We have had several first lessons with investigators, but not too many progressing at this point, Michal is doing well! So is Kristina, but she is mainly being taught by the Sisters here in Prague now, but her baptism on the 21st of this month seems really promising :) That is all the time I got!

Love you all! 
Have a great week!

Elder Belshe

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