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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Week 64 -- Prague Mlada Puzzled Madness

( I asked Melanie about the logistics of covering 2 different cities. It looks like these cities are 45 minutes apart by car, over an hour by train. I didn't think she'd ever be in an area to have a car, but they do now.) SURPRISE! In Prague, P-day is on Saturdays! and good question! To be honest, we live in both areas. We are trying to make it possible to be in one place for at least 1.5 days but it's hard to plan that when you work with 20 people's schedules. This week we are basically driving every day to the other area. Right now I am in Prague but am sleeping in Mlada Boleslav tonight

Monday: Made it safe to Prague. Followed Sestra Fred and Andreason around Prague in lessons and appointments. 
TuesdayLessons and less active hunting with Sestry Boza and Manners (training but stuck in limbo together until we pick up our babies. We had a trainer's meeting and it was a small group and we had time to go out to dinner with the McConkies and take our own little Prague walk to see the city. We saw the Lennon wall, Charles bridge and walked down the main touristy streets and were in the main town square. GORGEOUS. We talked about so many things on that walk as missionaries. I'll save that for a surprise for tomorrow's skype.
Wednesday: We gave birth!! Sestra Cade was actually Sestra Witzel's MTC companion, but had to stay in the states waiting for her visa to come through. We finally got her and she is in for an adventure. We taught a ton of people then headed to Mlada Boleslav to teach English class and teach a recent convert
Thursday: District meeting in MB. GET THIS: District leader is Starsi Smith who I started the mission with in the MTC and in the field. He's training and back in Jicin just like I am back in MB! After district meeting was when it really went down. Starsi Smith brought his guitar so we could do a singing display. We started to walk to the park when we ran into a kid Sestra Fred and I met on exchanges a month ago! (10 minutes previously, I asked how this kid was and that we should call him) THEN Ludvik (his name) and his friend Terka let us sing for them, Ludvik played and sang for us a song he wrote, then they both even sang a hymn WITH us! We also met 2 amazingly golden potentials in this finding time. I don't know what is going on, the the blessings are flowing in like the Niagara Falls. 
Friday: GET THIS...we cover 2 areas. That means we have 1,000,000,000 people to plan for. I'll let you guess how long praying and planning went with these 2 areas. Guess high..5 hours!! I started to develop A.D.D. It is so needed because if we are not organized or planned out, we can NOT function this transfer. Finishing that long and guided planning time was a miracle in and of itself. Then we saw my favorite person!! Enka!!! She is so cute and we had a great lesson with her. We taught some more people then drove back to Prague where we had game night. It was a nice time to get to know the members here. I taught them the hand tapping game where you cross arms over one another in a circle and tap and there's a rhythm, etc. It was awesome. Then we had a lesson planned with a man and thanks to the fact that we teach people (not lessons), we taught one of the coolest enlightening lessons about the law of chastity ever! (side note: we taught an embassy guard the law of chastity the other day while contacting with a member in the park. This man was on duty and asked where we are from because we said hello. Then the law of chastity law came up quickly and it was taught honestly. haha story for another day..
Saturday: HERE WE ARE IN PRAGUE. This morning we taught a great lesson with a member from Nigeria who is awesome and was also taught in the lesson then went to a RS conference. Sestra Fred and I translated for the whole thing and  I saw beloved members from Liberec and met a girl visiting here named Dasha who is tight with Sestra Senkane! Dasha is from Estonia and said all the active members know each other really well over there. SO AWESOME! We are basically running around like mad successful women until tomorrow when we skype. and then we'll continue to run around like mad miraculous women for the rest of the transfer. 
ITS SO FUN.  Honestly the society here is SOO good. Its going to be so hard to leave this area with the people, stories and updates we get about people from all over Europe and missionaries and. . . .I can't explain it. It's simply a society of the European area and we hear about so many awesome things. Family- I'm excited to see you TOMORROW on Skype !!! 

-Sestra Hale
p.s. We have the coolest and best trio. Sestra Fred and Cade are so awesome and I'll have to let you know a fun fact about them every once in a while. Today's fact is that Sestra Cade likes cats and Sestra Fred is currently craving Panda Express.

The Lennon Wall in Prague

President McConkie, Sestra Hale, Sestra Cade, Sestra Fredrickson, Sister McConkie

Our first car ride together (I think Melanie doesn't hear directions when someone says "let's take a cute picture together !" , Somehow, she often hears "Time for a crazy picture!") 

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