|I made some Oblatne! (bosnian treat!) My companion loves it :D|
|Vegemite Cadbury- that's certainly not your average cadbury chocolate block!|
|I got a package from Australia!|
|Sister Smith and I during culture night|
|By the old town with Sister Smith|
|On the Ferris wheel|
|Reading the General Conference Liahona!|
|Photos from culture night (ferris wheel, bumper cars, the old town of Gdansk etc.)|
|Sister Smith and I with Marinella (member in our branch)|
|Sister Smith and I eating dinner at the Shaw's|
This week we had many beautiful opportunities of serving others and building our own testimonies. We've been trying out new methods of finding people- for example, we posted up flyers on boards around the city (they have places where it's legal and free, near tram and bus stops) inviting people to meet with the missionaries to find out about what 'mormons' believe. We're just testing the waters at the moment, but it seems to be working at least somewhat- we had a call from someone who's interested, and we've also been seeing people looking at the flyers as we post them (we try to talk to them of course too right there!). We took parts straight from the mormon.org website in Polish, about what to expect from meeting with missionaries, and made little rip-off tabs at the bottom for people to have our number and address of the chapel. We also have an invitation for people to come to church on Sunday on the main flyer. So we'll see if this brings any more interested people!
We've also been trying different street approaches, we've been able to meet with some members and former investigators. Sister Smith and I have felt a lot of unity in our teaching, and we feel like just at the close of this transfer, we've really got into a good swing. We're hoping that we'll stay together for next transfer, but we won't find out until later this week, and then we'll be transfering on Sunday (if at all), because we'll be in Warsaw over the weekend for a 25th anniversary of the Poland mission rededication. I'm super excited about seeing members from all over, and I hope I get to see some of the people I've been priveleged to meet during my times serving in Bydgoszcz and the Warsaw 2 branch. It'll be a great experience for all the members I'm sure- I love Poland and I have so much pride for this beautiful country! (in the best way possible!) I just have so much motivation and enthusiasm for the Lord's work, I know that His kingdom will roll forth, and I am so blessed to be able to help with the missionary efforts for God's children in Poland.
Oh, also, we received the General Conference edition of the Liahona in English yesterday, I've already been devouring it! I really encourage you to go over the talks again (if you haven't already) and really think how you can apply the counsel of our modern prophets and leaders of the church. We are so blessed to have continuing revelation for the Lord's church, and we should never take that for granted!
2 Nephi 32:3
"Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do."
Love Sister Grgich