Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015 - In which it gets really cold really fast

Dear family,

Last week went well. We've still been finding some new people and we feel like our area is starting to gain some more traction. Each of the last couple of weeks we've found a couple of new investigators and some of them are starting to progress. We're excited to see some things shifting in our work. I don't have much time to write today, but I'll give you a rundown of how some of the key things are doing.

We weren't able to meet with J last week, which was unfortunate, but he did watch a bit of conference so we're excited to hopefully talk to him tomorrow about the sessions that he watched. His main focus for conference was listening about a time to be baptized, and there were some great talks about trusting in the Lord so we're hoping that that will have helped him. He's so close! Elder Dean and I realized while planning the other day that all he needs is to want the blessings of the gospel in his life.

Sister D is also doing well and was at conference on Sunday. She had made a list of good questions and seemed to enjoy the conference. Elder Dean and my district leader had a good lesson with her while on exchanges, and it sounds like she's continuing to progress.

General Conference was wonderful! We watched last weekend. I had been overthinking our work a lot and was feeling stressed, but while watching conference I felt that I had been trying to do the Lord's part of the work and I needed to trust Him to keep His promises more as I go about the work. In the last couple of days it's helped because even though we haven't seen necessary a huge increase in investigators or anything like that, I've been feeling a lot happier even when people reject me because I trust that I did my part and that the people around me, even when I can't continue to teach them, are still important to the Lord and they're in his hands.

We're doing pretty well overall and are excited for the upcoming week. I can't believe that it's already another week 8! Time is racing by, but conference also helped me feel more at peace with the future.

That's about all for this week, but thanks for the love and support!

Elder Boyce

PS We've also started volunteering at a foundation for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome every week. I thought you'd be interested, maybe I can say more next week.

Your traditional Czech quick meal called lečo. There's some cooked-up sausage with tomatoes and peppers and eggs. Pretty tasty! Made that last week.

The first leaves are starting to turn. While you've been having a heat wave, it's gotten EXTREMELY COLD all at once. There'll probably be the first frost tonight.

Pretty sunset ahhh

We went to the zoo again today! Elder Dean's first time. It was really cold and the penguins were really active. This one was a bit of a show-off.

In the tropical hall this bird was just hanging around. It walked all around our feet.

Albino kangaroo!! We also can just walk through the kangaroo enclosure. It's not a big deal apparently.

The red panda would not stop staring at us!

Three baby meerkats!!!


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  2. I love reading this blog. First I read Elder Deans email, then click over to read this. It is so great to hear how the week has been, from both sides. I feel so blessed to have such a good trainer for my sons first companion in Czech Republic. I hope to meet him someday.