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A Trip Around the Country

The last ten days in Poland we spent with our daughters who came to share our mission with us.  And what a great reunion and ten days this was with them.  We started in Warsaw where we met them at … Continue reading

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One Last Lunch With Our Missionaries

This week after our District Meeting, all the missionaries went to Pizza Hut for lunch.  With transfers coming up next week, some of them won’t be in Katowice for the next transfer.  It was a good time to express our … Continue reading

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A Farewell Gathering for the Reeds

Saturday the Branch had an activity for us at one of the parks in the city.  We had the gathering in an area at the edge of the park which has a village reconstructed in the 1800′s fashion.  We didn’t … Continue reading

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Missionary Zone Conference

Tuesday was the Katowice Missionary Zone Conference, and some wonderful instruction was given to our missionaries.   There are new guidelines being given to these outstanding representatives for the Lord, and more responsibility is being given to them to use the … Continue reading

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Family Home Evening

Monday was FHE once again, and we had a great lesson on watching our thoughts, words, and actions by Elder Reed.  We all became more aware of striving to focus our thoughts on the positive in order to find the … Continue reading

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The Scrabble Competition

Last night Rafal (2nd counselor in the Branch Presidency), Eva, and Ania were at our home for dinner and an “intense” Scrabble game.  Eva and Ania, who are not members of the church, have come to some of our activities … Continue reading

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The Museum of Bread, School, and Other Curiosities

Last Friday we had some time, so we decided to visit a museum we saw advertized on one of our jaunts to Tarnowskie Gory.  It was a unique museum of household curiosities (and some really were curiosities!) from the past … Continue reading

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Another Day with Ela and Nathan

On our last visit to Ela and Nathan’s home in Tarnowskie Gory, she asked us to come one more time before we leave, and we gladly accepted the invitation.  We visited a park with an elegant palace built and enjoyed … Continue reading

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A Birthday!

Sister Pearson turned 21 this week, and we had a little celebration dinner for her after our English classes on Wednesday.  It’s always so much fun to have them over to our apartment, and we know they enjoy a “real … Continue reading

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A Day With Ela and Nathan

Last week Ela, one of our Branch members, invited us to spend the day with her and Nathan, her son, in Tarnowskie Gory, the town where they live which is about a half hour drive from Katowice.  She had asked … Continue reading

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