The past few days have been absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Oh man, i can't even tell you how nice it has been. I've been outside every day, for one reason or another. Today we sat outside for like TWO HOURS, just writing letters and enjoying the beautiful day. Yesterday, Sestra Kropushek and I ran around campus yesterday and then laid out in the sun and did some crunches. AND we studied outside. It was awesome. we found this secret little spot of tables in the sun, on the edge of campus, that no one EVER goes to. It is amazing. SK and I are just realizing that we are going to Europe during springtime... and we are just so excited. we get out travel plans in 9 days CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? NEMOGU BELIEVE IT! :) haha.
I feel like Wendy Butler should know that there is an Elder here (Elder Hon) and I could swear, he is her long lost son. His personality and his demeanor is SO butler-ish. He is the FUNNIEST person in our zone, but he is also a district leader, and the most spiritually mature in the Polish district. he is so cool. he just says the funniest stuff all the time and reminds me of Brock/Luke. I love him!!
We had a goal of SYLing this whole week (speak your language) and it is so hard. It is so annyoying how you can forget to speak in croation, although your teachers are right in front of you, speaking croation. but... malo po malo!! mogu raditi tesko stvari!! :) whats most irritiating about a second language (for me) is that I can't spit out sentences in 2 seconds. I have to slow down and think about how to say it. Parent's I'm sure you can imagine how difficult that is for me... Ugh. I CAN'T TALK FAST? WHAT?
I have been so blessed with a happy attitude this week. Especially the temple this morning. All I really wanted was to be happy while I was there, and that was exactly what i got! its amazing. I'm so blessed to be in such a good mood, especially because i was so grouchy the week before. It's been very nice. and the sunshine has helped a lot.
Sister Frampton is my favorite sister... she is so funny. she just walked by, and her tongue was stuck to a creamsicle. hahahahaha. Only her. Only. Her. She wore an outfit 3 days in a row last week, just to see if anyone noticed.
NO one did.
We had a wonderful devotional last night. we sang the song "Faith of our Fathers", and Brother Eggett insisted that we think of what we're singing about it, and then he told us a BUNCH of cool missionary stories from the early saints. and the entire devo talk was on the first missionaries in this dispensation. oh man. got me so pumped. and I feel SO BLESSED to have so much history within this gospel. I mean... we can pretty much find SOMEONE we're related to in every important moment in church history. so, the combination of that feeling, and the spirit of faith that was there just got me so pumped. Speaking of which, parents, I want you to send me as MANY cool family history stories as possible. Mom, I know you probably have a bunch. actually, you too dad. but I am just super into family history right now, and I want to know everything i can about them.
We had our teacher, Brother Bell, come in and teach us monday morning. i'm not sure why it was such a good experience, but he kind of just studied, and then talked about what we had studied? And then he shared with us that he had been thinking a lot, and had no idea how to figure out what it meant to know God's will. so he invited us to look for an answer in our own personal study time, and then we could get back to him later and then we could talk about it. So, that's what SK and I did during personal study. we found this one verse that was so good:
Words of Mormon 1:7 "For thus it shispereth me, according to the workings of the spirit of the Lord which is in me, and now I do not know all things, but the Lord knoweth all things which are to come; wherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his will:"
i was like THERE WE GO. and that sort of answered the question that i had forever too. The point of living is not to know exactly what God's will is for you. follow the commandments. follow the promptings of the spirit. but, we're not always going to know exactly what god has in plan for us. as long as we follow the little promptings day by day, then, by the end of our lives, we will realize exactly what God's will for us was. and if we're lucky, and if we've listened, we'll know that we've done exactly what he has wanted us to do.
There is something so incredible about studying for another person. I just love to read and think of things that I could teach someone. either something I haven't realized before, or teaching them something that is exactly what I think they need. Being a missionary is just... is the best job ever.
Hey, have you ever wondered where in the heck Adam (and Eve) learned how to talk? Because I wondered that. Adam didn't really have you know -- earthly parents or anything. And then I studied and figured out that he learned how to speak and write all through inspiration. How cool is that. that's why his language was perfect. Totally cool.
Anyway, I think that's about all for now :) I'll send some pictures along too. It has been such a good day. I didn't realize how much I needed the sun. But I totally need it. #almostlikecalifornia #almost