Monday, September 10, 2012

Update Week 3 From Poland

Well i guess you all have seen pictures of me and my companion i promise i am happy and having fun, not sure why i am not smiling in the pictures but i promise i am doing awesome! How is everyone? Has Tua gotten his call yet? How about Skyler? Its funny i am serving in the same area as his cousin! How is the NFL season going? games started yet? soccer season started here and every Monday night seems like they have a game and everyone is drunk and the fans they call them hollies they are the fans who start fights? yeah they love to mock us, hey look its the people from church hid your beer hey maybe they want one?? Ha Dude sit down and don't hurt yourself! But then there are the people who i talk to in Polish and listen just because they think its cool i am trying to learn their language so they help me and correct me and say no thanks bye and run away so it has its pluses and minuses. We did have a baptism scheduled this week on the 15th but we don't feel feel as if he is ready so we are doing him as well as 4 others on 22nd so teats going to be so exciting i cant wait! 

So this past week was a different one but it was full of the spirit! Monday for P day we actually went to a funeral, one of the members in our branch Passed away. He was 7th day Aventine or something like that for the past 50 years then as of 4 months he was baptized into our church. Towards the end of his life he struggled to understand the fact that the Sabbath is on Sunday not Saturday but he lived that commandment anyways and the last Sunday before his passing he paid his tithing and then 2 days later passed away. I dint know him much but he was amazing! he ad so much faith even though he didn't fully understand he kept everything! It was a good ceremony and his daughter who has been a member for 20 years bore her testimony about how her dad is in paradise and she said in the name of Jesus Christ amen and the spirit hit me so hard because she had the faith to stand up in front of everyone and bare her testimony wow it was awesome! Then after that we went to a castle which was really cool to see but like everything else in Poland Mondays thins are really ever opened. But it was still cool to walk around it! Poland has lots of them so i am excited to see more!

Tuesday was a day full of contacting nothing but contacting! But for dinner break we were not hungry so we decided to go to the mall, because Elder Myler needed a new suit so he bought a new suit and i got a sweet yellow tie ;) its so good looking i am pretty happy about that and we walked into the Nike store and they had the Poland Euro Cup jerseys on sale for 150 zlots which is like 50 bucks so i bought it! One of the only things i really wanted to get and i got it! so after that hour we contacted some more and had no success it was one of those days that make you appreciate the good days! And to top everything off our power went out so we had to plan and eat in the dark!

Wednesday was awesome! We meet our landlord who is the nicest man every he came right over and fixed our power for free and invited us over for dinner soon. Then we had Comp Study and had to prepare a lesson for a man named Lukasz, he wants to read the Book of Mormon in English because it will mean more to him in the native tongue which is cool. But whats really cool is finding out that you can teach the entire 1st lesson in 1st Nephi 1! And when we taught him the spirit was so strong we talked a lot about families and that's easy for me to talk about and i know he and his girlfriend felt the spirit! So hopefully we will have wedding soon! 

Thursday we went to the greatest and only good Mexican restaurant in Pooland! Called Burritos! Wow it was so freaking Delicious! But the highlight of the day was our last lesson with a man named Wojciech and his mom. They live in this beautiful area and we find there house and its a little shack....and it was dirty and really Poland like it stunk but how his mom and he greeted us. They were so excited for us to be there! They pretty much believed everything we told them and thought it was the coolest thing ever! But his mom is a total Babcia which is grandma in Polish she has a cart and very Catholic but....she was so nice and so open to listening i think she actually liked it. She said she felt good after our meeting and invited us back! They think its "cute" i am learning Polish so they will teach me next week lol all my investigators tell me that lol

Then Friday we had Zone Conference! My first one, its always awesome to see President! He is an amazing man! I learned so much! And had these amazing Pizza things not sure what they are called but amazing!

Then Saturday the joy of being a Poland missionary is looking for Pools and places to Baptize people. All day Saturday thats what we did! So if your going to South America or North American mission be grateful!

I love and miss you all! Hope all is good!

Elder Harris

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