Monday, August 27, 2012

Update from Poland Week 1

well i made it to Poland safely and it went by really fast! i am not a big fan of the london airport though it was packed and it stunk! and i just read an email form Gabe that Riverton won?? Heck yeah!! Stratton Brown (tag him) and Albert Tai (tag him) what a stop at the end! still love my Herriman friends but two years in a row excting games!! Gosh that makes me miss football! 
well flying went by really fast it wasnt long at all which really shocked me! on my way to london we had a brittish Flight attendent! he was hilarious! he comes by and asks hey man what you want to drank? what do you have? coffee wine beer alchol everything you guys cant have and laughs and says we have coke products. he then goes so for dinner we have chicken curry perfect for you guys to get used to that i ask why and he looks at me puzzeled they eat it in africa thats where you people go right? we laughed and said no..we are going to Poland. oh cool and then goes why dont girls come? i said we have one she is back there pointed her out and we said they are usually married around 19 or 20 he goes wow i am in the wrong religion then girls like getting married that young huh sounds like a good idea and laughs and walks away. his accent made it ten times funnier! but before that we flew to dallas and i finally had a Big Mac!!!!! never wanted one so badly in my life!! So arriving in Poland was the most excting thing ever it was evening time it was beautiful and good weather and the Nielsons welcomed us with open arms its was amazing! my first real day we went to the Rynek which is an old looking city and contacted it was hard because i cant speak polish but i tried and it was fun! we then got our companions and assigments! i am in Gdansk! my address is 
Elder Shawn Harris
UL. Malczewskiego 120/3
80-112 Gdansk

and my companion is a former AP and is the best missionary in Poland right now named Elder Myler from Roy utah i am so lucky to have him! his polish is perfect! i was way exctied about Gdansk but the worst part is it was a 6 hour train ride!!!!! but we talked so it went by really fast. time flys as you get old its kind of scary. our apartment is nice to Poland Standards but not nice in america we have to filter our water so thats super annoying! but thats life! our second day we had only one meeting set up so we contacted alot. we talked to a lady and she was very intersested and we have a meeting set up for this week! cool huh oh side not Elder Myler says our mission is full of miracles so as i think about that i think of that as a miracle being able to meet her! then we went to our lesson and as we were talking well Elder Myler becasue i know nothing he told me to ask him to be baptized and i said it in Polish and he said yes!!!! his date is Sept 29 cool huh! then the next day was ups and downs. we said okay we will contact from 11 to 12 and then go eat Kebab some good food i havent had. its a 1145 and we see a kebab place but we go well lets keep our promise to the lord and keep going seriously the next person we saw was a 17 year old boy who we taught the entrie 1st lesson too and gave him a book of mormon and he was so excited and interested we are going to call him this week because he was going on a trip with his girlfriend (enjoy it while you can (; ) but that was a miracle and an example of how the lord will take care of you! then the lord gives us a negative miracle to keep us humble we had a lesson with 2 19 year old boys marcien and mikolaj and they mocked us the whole time and drank and smoked the whole time so that was annoying but it made my testimony grow! then after that to make my day we see a store called fart! means lucky but in english we all know what it means freaking hilarious right? awesome! then good old sunday! i was so stocked for sunday but as we got to church i saw only 15 people thats something i will have to get used to but it made me realize how lucky i really am! then on our way to lesson we had two miracles some one randomly gave us free candy and then the next guy asked us for a liahonna and a book of mormon said no time to talk just wanted to share it with his friends and ran off...poland is different oh last night we almost got jumped by an old man for coming to his house to late it was only 8. but thats my first week it was ups and downs but so much fun i am so exctied to be here :)


Elder Harris

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