Monday, July 3, 2017

This Past Week...What happened?

More pictures from the super cool hike last week, through an area called Adršpach -Teplice Rocks (pictures from Sestra Cyrier and Brad’s camera too)

Hello everyone! As you might have guessed from my email title, I am having some trouble remembering what we did last week. But here goes my best attempt:
  • Monday we went on that really cool hike with 2 members and an investigator. I will sent some more pictures today. They are really cool rock formations and some beautiful nature. It was really fun, with lots of good sites. I would recommend it if you are planning a visit.

  • Tuesday we had some lessons. The main problem with early summer is that anyone you are working with who is a student is probably going to leave...So our investigator thanked us for the 2 lessons we've had, and said he'll let us know in August when he gets back if he wants to hear more. 
  • D. is not doing great, K. is doing better, and we have another meeting with A. on Wednesday. We are going to skype with Russian speaking missionaries, because his Czech is so-so.
  • We had an exchange with the other Elders in our district this past week. It was really fun to get to spend the day with Elder Gubler. On that day we ended up (do to some confusion and miscommunication) eating 2 lunches within the period of 3 hours. I didn't need dinner that night, because I was plenty full.
HK District

  • Saturday Elder Beazer woke up with a sore neck, which made things like driving and walking rather interesting (he doesn't turn his head too much, so he looks a bit like a robot)
  • Yesterday we met some cool people tracting, and decided we are only going to speak Czech this week. Should be an adventure. No English. It will be hard, but really good as well. I actually had a goal to read only in Czech last week. It was really hard, but good.
We got caught in a torrential downpour on Tuesday. It went from cloudy and dry to 
pouring rain in about 13 seconds. We took cover for a while until it let up enough 
to walk back to safety and English class.

  • Elder Beazer and I get along really well. We like perfecting the art of Bible-bashing (don't worry, we don't use our skills), discussing why the doctrines of the church could fix all social issues in the world, and trying to figure out how to do everything right as missionaries (that one is still very much a work in progress).

  • MLC is tomorrow, and Karlstejn is Zone Conference for the month (annual celebration of the day when Czechoslovakia was dedicated for missionary work, on July 24th, 1929). That will be next Friday.
  • We don't have AC. We have open windows and a fan! :D But I can't complain too much, we don't have so many bugs that we have to sleep in mosquito netting, so we can actually leave our windows open.
  • We get fed about once a week here in HK, which is a lot for our mission. We mostly fix our own food. We have 30 minutes for lunch, so we eat sandwiches every day. For dinner we do frozen pizza and spaghetti most frequently. And Sunday nights we do Halušky with the other Elders.
  • Sounds like an AWESOME high adventure Dad. I would have loved doing that. We got to go hiking last week for the first time in forever, and it was a ton of fun. I didn't realized how much I liked it until I hadn't done it for a full year.
  • Mom, as far as Girls’ Camp, there actually is some kind of camp happening here this summer for girls all over the country.
  • From Elder Belshe's blog:  "Wednesday night to Thursday I had an exchange with Elder Pickett! :D I love Elder Pickett! He is a great example of love and diligence in missionary work, and I am very grateful for the friendship that we have been able to develop as we served around each other (he has followed me around his entire mission)." 
For a spiritual thought I want to talk a little bit about gratitude. During a lesson this week we discussed with an investigator, who isn't a believer, the power of gratitude. We talked about how gratitude really puts perspective on life, and helps us realize what is really important and what isn't. It helps us to know that we can be happy in all circumstances and we are very blessed to be here. So I challenge you all to use the better perspective that gratitude can give you to recognize how many great things you have in life. Thanks for the support and prayers!

-Elder Pickett

                     More pictures from the super cool hike last week, through an area called 
                                                                Adršpach -Teplice Rocks


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