Sunday, April 16, 2017

Prince of Peace

This week was a good week for us! Over the weekend, after watching the Sunday sessions of conference, we visited the Stake President and his family on a visit to show the Easter Video. They had another visitor from America with them there that also participated. There was a wonderful spirit there, and it was a great opportunity for us to build a better relationship with the stake president.

On Monday, we had interviews with President which are always terrific, and also we spent some time getting things ready for project for Easter in the Prague center square. On Tuesday, a sister missionary who was serving in Phoenix Arizona on visa wait, came and we were able to meet with her. It is exciting that she and Sister Hayden, will be serving in Ceske Budejovice, the same area where I started my mission. After that we went and visited a family named the Dustirovi. Brother Dustir is the Prague High Priests Group Leader, which group was just recently organized. Also a really good visit with them, and we were able to help them share the video with some of their family members. On Wednesday, we had an exchange in Plzen and helped them with their activity at the center square, and we were able to show the video and hand out a few copies of the Book of Mormon. As we hurried back, we brought the elders from Ceske Budejovice, who were also on an exchange in Plzen with the zone leaders (there were a lot of missionaries there in one day) and had them split with us to teach 4 appointments. We had set up the appointments to help members be better member missionaries by sharing the Prince of Peace video with their friends. All of them were great visits, and we are hoping that their friends will also be interested to learn more in the future.

Thursday, we had a special district meeting where we focused on Easter and on Jesus Christ and it was fantastic! The spirit was really strong, and it was the start of a mission fast so that the work could progress at a more rapid rate. We are still striving to reach our goal of a 100 baptisms at the end of the year. President Pohorelicky offered the mission prayer, and it was fantastic and very spiritual! Definitely the highlight of the week for us! 

This weekend we then had our own Easter project here in Prague as we were fasting, where we showed the video to people in the center of Prague. There were many tourists in the area, but many Czechs as well, and we feel that it has been a pretty successful event! It has certainly been a good week!

This week I don’t have a scripture, but I have a testimony. 

Easter is a time for us to remember the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ and what he has done for us. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, Redeemer, and certainly the Prince of Peace. In some of the deepest struggles of my mission, and throughout all of my life, Christ has been the one to lift me on his shoulders and help me through those times. I know that he has the power to relieve sin, to make them from scarlet to as white as snow. I know that he has overcome death and we will all live again. And finally, he helps us to reach our potential, our eternal potential. Jesus Christ lives, and is a real being, not a list of attributes that we seek to obtain, but the living son of a loving Heavenly Father who gave everything so that we can obtain everything the Father hath. 

Have a great week! And watch this film! Then talk to your local missionaries and/or share it with your friends, so they can have the knowledge of peace as well! We need your help. We need your testimony.  

Elder Belshe 

The first one is of the stand we had in the center of town for Easter. The others are of the tour Elder Hanis and I did of the center of Prague going and looking inside all of the cathedrals. I have pictured the Rudolfinum, Charles Bridge from one end, and a few other good views. 

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