I won't lie, fam, this week was a buttkicker. The lovebug must have been in the air because people were just not showing up to the meetings that we set. Other than that it was good. We taught Tomas again. He is the sweetest old man on the planet. And it's hilarious because he tries to act like he isn't, but then when he prays during our lessons he thanks God for sending us to him... we still haven't really talked about baptism because he is hard-core catholic, but we plan to talk to him about whether or not he is catholic by tradition or by choice. Most people here believe what they believe because of their parents. Which is weird to me because so many people pride themselves on being "individuals" but then when we ask why they aren't believes 9 times out of 10 it has to do with how they grew up. SO I just want to take this time to say THANK YOUUUUUU to my wonderful family who taught me about God. And who taught me not to take their word for it, but to find out myself. I just want so badly for all of these people to know what I know. They would LOVE it too. Anyway just wanted to say, I love you all sooooooo much!
Speaking of individuals, we met a lot of those this week. :) One of them brought my companion chocolate on Valentine's Day. bahahahah. We had to give him to the Elders... but it was definitely a journal moment. We also taught the WAYYYY cool guy named Daniel. Unfortunetely he gave us every excuse in the book for why he couldn't meet even though he was clearly feeling the spirit. Sad day. BUT he said he would call after he read Alma 32, if it interested him... Since I know how powerful the scriptures are, I know he will call... if he actually read and had sincere interest like he said he would. Basically I know how ready Plzen is to explode, but for some reason something is missing... we will find it.
PLUS Simona came to church again this week!!! She is the one with the 3 daughters... But she won't set up to meet with us :( It's so weird because this usually does NOT happen. Usually it is us begging our investigators to come to church and not the other way around. Plans are being made to rectify the situation. Haha. If you have any ideas let me know. It's a tough one.
Plzen has definitely been good for me. I think I have learned more things about myself and how the world really works here then anywhere/any time in my whole life. But I think the one thing that sticks out the most is that I have undoubtly, with a surety learned that God loves his children. Me and you and all our investigators and our friends and every one. SO. MUCH. Even if it is hard to recognize. I think that I am in store for another tough transfer, but I'm looking forward to it.
Happy Valentine's Day. Love you love you love you!!!