Wednesday, May 31, 2017


This week is full of stories, I want to tell three that describe the highlights from the week. 

1. First the funny story, this week we were tracting in a small town called Jiciněves with literally translates to the child of Jicin. We were tracting in the evening, and were waiting for the bus. When we saw the bus assuming it was going to slow down and pick us up we got up and waited at the curb and then watched it drive on by. We were way frustrated thinking the bus driver was just discriminating against us I quickly looked at the bus sign read it again closely and figured out the bus only came to another stop, unbeknowest to us, so we went to the restaurant next to the bus stop got dinner to eat away our sorrows and caught the last bus of the night at 8:40 and barely made it home on time :)

2. Iva- in the midst of our less active finding in a neighboring city of Nova Paka the first woman we visited was Sister Samkova, who no longer lives there. However, we walked up to the house and it was pretty rundown and we werent sure if anyone lived there, but we rang zvonek "Czech doorbell" usually outside of the gate around their garden (Czechs love their gardens) :), and a woman answered asking who was there and we said obviously, missionaries of the church of jesus christ. Nothing. So we sat there for probably about a minute thinking is she calling the cops, is she coming to the door, what, and then we started walking way. Then as we were about halfway down the street she comes yelling "You rang my doorbell you might as well come and sit and chat for a minute" we did. Iva lived with the member that formally lived there, and has been struggling a long time with diabetes and a form of skolosis. Missionaries had come in the past weekly to visit, sing songs with her, and do service with her, and after the branch moved to Jicin, she was forgotten. It has been almost 6 years since someone from the church had contact with her. So we are going to return with some members and help her fix her garden and clean her house. Huge miracle!

3. Otakar- one of the young ysa guys, 28, and he had a baptismal date towards the end of July, but we had a lesson about President Monson talking about prophets, and after our lesson he said "Yea, I feel good when he speaks, he must be a prophet" After that he brought up baptism, and we asked him how he felt about it. He says he felt really good. Then, the spirit prompted us to recommit him to an earlier date, and he accepted. Assuming all goes well with the pohovor, he will be baptized on the 10th of June. I have a talk about member missionary work on the 11th of June. It will be a perfect opportunity to gain the wards' trust. 

Awesome week! Wish you all a good week!

Elder Belshe 

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