So I started numbering the weeks when Melanie arrived in Europe. She has been in the country for 52 weeks, but actually has been on her mission for 60 weeks, well over a year. --C
A cool experience we had was finding a less active yesterday. We don't have cars in the mission except some of the senior couples and 2 of the zone leader companionships. So yesterday after church, we take a 30 min. bus ride to a place we have never been to before. We walk for an hour straight looking for this house. We were on the right street the whole time but the number system is UNBELIEVABLY CONFUSING. It would go from house # 45 to house # 2 then back to house # 1022.....tell me how that makes sense. Anyway, we FINALLY found her house after almost giving up. She is super nice and was busy so we set up to come back on Wednesday. As we were leaving, we ask, "Hey, how close are we to Poland?" And she said, "It's right there just down the street" We told her that earlier we had been joking about how far we had walked and the trees we could see were probably in Poland, and she just looked at us and said, "They are." We were literally 3 houses away from the Polish border. So before turning around we went to Poland and took some pictures.After teaching Miroslav about preparing to enter the temple, we took our dinner hour and went with him to Frydek where the annual pig slaughter was happening. Sestra Schaerrer and I didn't fully understand what we were getting into but the show we went to was so random. We sat in this elegant room, a 13 year old wizz on the accordian played a few songs, the leaders of the function introduced and gave flowers to some people, then we were all led to another room where there were displays of how the pig slaughter happens, the tools they used back in the day, and pictures of current slaughterings. Cool right? Oh! They also had different meats from the pig served on tiny pieces of bread. I accidentally ate pig head. NEVER AGAIN.
My favorite grafitti in Frydek Mistek
Mysterious meat on bread.
He's the coolest and in the Branch Presidency
We went to Poland!