|Sestra Pyšňáková near her apartment.|
|Sestra Pyšňáková with her companion Sister Sears.|
My dear family and friends, [note: Dear family and friends]
It was another tough week! We've set up with so many people but then they don't show up or they cancel it. But Heavenly Father has been supporting us and we always find new people. Plus Heavenly Father blessed us with an incredible miracle this week.
For the past 2 weeks the mission had been buzzing about a leadership training that would take place on Friday, the 8th. Apparently the entire mission would be gathering in Brno and everyone was so tight-lipped about it that we all figured something special was going to happen. There were rumors going around that the Book of Mormon was finally printed po slovensky [note: in Slovak] and we thought that maybe we'd get it that day.
On Friday we took a bus to Brno with a bunch of other Slovak missionaries. It was wonderful seeing the entire mission. There's always such a powerful and special feeling when all of us are gathered together. President announced that the new mission president was called. His name is James McConkie. He'd served a mission years ago and has a family with 4 children ranging from ages 6 to 16. He speaks Czech and loves this mission. I appreciated so President's thoughts. We all love him so much and it's hard to see this change. But President, even thought he was getting emotional, said that President McConkie will be just what the mission needs for that time. He said the mission belongs in Heavenly Father's hands and whatever changes he'll do doesn't mean that President Irwin did something wrong. He did what was right for the time. I love that!
Well, we went over a Survey that our mission took because a general authority will be touring the mission next week. We went over the results. There was a question about studying the Book of Mormon everyday in personal study and although it was a good percentage, it wasn't the best. After the Survey President started his training about the scriptures and the importance of the Book of Mormon. It fit in perfectly since more of us should be studying the Book of Mormon daily in studies. What happened next is something I'll never forget.
President called up two elders - Elder Bird who is a Czech elder and Elder Meridith who is a Slovak elder. He handed Elder Bird the Czech copy and gave Elder Meridith the spiral bound rough draft copy of the Book of Mormon that Elder Tenney and I had held and read from months earlier. He asked Elder Bird to read Moroni's promise in Czech. He did. Then he had Elder Meridith read Moroni's promise in Slovak. Elder Meridith began reading and then President interrupted and said "Hold on!" He then pulled out from behind the podium a thin blue Book of Mormon.
|It's here!!!!!!!!!!! The Book of Mormon in Slovak is here!|
|Mission President handing out the Book of Mormon.|
|Sestra Pyšňáková with President and Sister Irwin|