Monday, August 25, 2014

sorry again

sorry no email again nothing much happened this week, really though, nothing, but this next week will be crazy i'm going all over the country then we'll have a baptism on Saturday! but keep up the good work at home!


Monday, August 18, 2014

howdy ho neighbor

Hey everyone so this email is going be focused on a little thing called the Power of Faith in God!

So, a woman who we tracted last week let us in.  She speaks perfect English and told us the story of her life.  This woman is now 78 and she's just so nice.  She sat us down and just told us everything about communism and about how she needed to keep it a secret that she believed in God and on, and on, and on.  She told us her amazing story of how she taught English in this underground railroad, basically.  hahah, Seriously, she was like the czech version of Harriet Tubman. She taught people English in secret (not allowed) and then she prepped them to cross the borders to escape.  It's pretty awesome, the things she did in her life.  Through all this time of hardship, and all these trials, she eventually tells us that she has a testimony that God can help her through her trials and that "no matter what" she said "Never stop believing" this woman was amazing!  She lived through all of these trials and was basically able to stand and say, no matter what, through life, if the whole world is against you, if you'll be punished by death for doing right, even if your own family is against you in what you know to be right, do it anyway and never stop believing in God! This woman is exemplary!  She is someone for all of us to look up to, to strive to be in life!!

so, imma quote Journey on this one, "don't stop believing" and imma also direct you to the end of second Nefi if you want to know the blessings of following this woman's example, and Journey's advice ahaha :)


ps sorry for not sending something last week

pps journey sang that song right? haha

Monday, August 11, 2014


Hi, i'm not having an email this week i spent all my time writing Oskar, so it's kinda important, can you tell him to check his email! and also make a post on my blog that says i couldn't talk this week! thanks, oh, and read dads email too.  i sent him one you should read and tell him to take the situation full of love! you too!

I love you!  Thanks!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Nother shorty sorry.

K so this week i don't have much time again, i'm sorry about that but i was recounting this story to a friend of mine and i thought you'd all appreciate it. but first, my week went well, another 2 months down and next week i could be in another city. but nothing super crazy happened, they are prepping the pipes like they do once a year in my apartment building, so for the next 4 days we only have ice cold showers .... but here's my story!!

k now i want to talk about crazy people.  so let me tell you all this, first of all crazy people who see things would be crazy whether or not they had names to put to the ghosts and the voices.  Some crazy people think that it's a saint or the virgin mary, but let me tell you that people who are not religious who just go crazy, still are, and they say they see aliens and ghosts and all kinds of stuff.   Let me tell you a story of my grandfather.   So my grandpa had dementia.  He had a clinical mental handicap and yeah, he was definitely crazy.  He had the mind of maybe a 6-10 year old. But once, during testimony meeting, when we were taking care of him, he got up to bear his testimony.  Now my family and I were like, OK, here we go, he's going to go off about World War 2 and tell us how he beat the Germans with 2 shotguns (didn't happen for realz), but he got up, and we're all kinda sitting there anticipating what's going to happen, and in that moment, he starts bearing the most profound testimony I have ever heard.  With clarity in his mind as if he was a healthy fully functioning man, he bore testimony of his passed wife and he told how he would be with her soon again  He bore witness of the Book of Mormon and of the prophet.  He told how he knew the things which he said were true.   Tears came to his eyes and a shakiness came over his voice as he bore witness of all of these things.  This man who had lived through and fought in WWII and who had lived through the great depression, who had seen life, stood that day, and,  in Clarity,  told us what was really true, without a hint of his disabled mind showing, without a single piece of his mind seemingly gone.  After closing his testimony, as he walked away from the stand, he turned to my dad (on the stand) and stuck out his tongue, haha and he was but a child again.  That's the Power of the Holy Ghost! That is the power of God! Even in the midst of his clouded mind, this man, through the spirit, was able to praise God and Jesus Christ!  That's amazing to me!  This stuff is true I promise!