Monthly Archives: May 2013

Exercise for the Reeds

Since we have a car on this mission, we don’t get the walking in that we did in Ukraine.  So we try to get over to a beautiful park a few kilometers from our apartment when we have the time.  … Continue reading

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The Katowice Branch News

Sundays are always a good day in the mission field.  We see our Branch members, partake of the sacrament, hear uplifting talks in  sacrament meeting,  and receive inspired instruction in our classes.  This Branch has all Polish leadership, which is … Continue reading

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A Day of Castles

The landscape of Poland is dotted with the ruins of castles which are extremely interesting to visit.  Rafal, our Branch member, took us to one such site a few weeks ago.   We visited Zamek (Castle) Ogrodzieniec in Podzamcze, fairly close … Continue reading

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Lots of Events This Week

We had an unexpected trip to Warsaw on Tuesday after Monday’s P Day when Elder Smith broke his ankle playing soccer with the other missionaries.  We left Tuesday morning to take Elder Smith to the Mission Home for his exit … Continue reading

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Missionary Update

The best news is the Sisters have been teaching Sylvia for the past couple of months, and she has agreed to be baptized.  Sylvia is a wonderful woman and will be such a great addition to our Branch.  Sister Packard … Continue reading

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Cultural Night for the Missionaries

For their one cultural evening for this transfer, our missionaries chose to see the musical, “My Fair Lady”, which was at an opera house in Bytom, one of the cities in our metropolitan area.  We all wondered just how this … Continue reading

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Dinner for Our Missionaries

Last Thursday we had the missionaries over for dinner so we could all get to know one another better.  We have three new missionaries now serving in Katowice, and we are so glad to have them join us.  They all … Continue reading

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A Real Contrast

After we toured the castle in Pszczynie (you’ll see it in the next post), we walked a few blocks and saw, aside from royalty, how everyone else lived 200-300 years ago.  It was a contrast, for sure.  There is a … Continue reading

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The Museum Zankowe w Pszczynie

Now that the weather is nicer, Rafal (1st counselor in the Branch Presidency) and the Reeds were scouting out some things which might be feasible in which the Branch could participate.  We visited a castle in the town of Pszczynie … Continue reading

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Park Miniatur Sakralnych

Missionary work is quite slow on holiday weekends, so last Friday we visited a new park in the town of Czestochowie, not far from Katowice.  This park, in commemoration of Pope John Paul, opened only a few weeks ago.  There … Continue reading

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