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 and Sister Holmgren started teaching her after she stopped them on the street, and now Sister Pearson has been a part of the teaching, too, (plus Sister Reed on some of the lessons). We all love Sylvia and are so happy with her decision.
Another missionary update which is not so exciting is that during P Day today the missionaries were having a soccer game, and Elder Smith broke his ankle. It will require surgery, so he is going back to America ASAP. We are taking him to Warsaw tomorrow so he can depart under the direction of President Nielson. We feel so badly when these unfortunate situations occur while these faithful servants of the Lord are so effective here in the country. We wish him well.
But back to a bright missionary bit of news. Marta, our beautiful YSA from Poznan, who has been called on a mission to Chicago, came down to Katowice to visit us for a day. We were hoping we would get to see her before she leaves in June, so this was a most wonderful day for us. She is ready to go, is excited about the mission, and will be an outstanding missionary. We can’t think of anyone who could possibly be more prepared than she is. Marta is faithful, loves people, always looks for the best in others, and has numerous other attributes which will shine in her service to the Lord. Krystofer, her friend from Poznan, who is a student at one of the universities and also works with Marta, came with her for the long trip by train. It was great fun to meet him and get to know him during the day’s outing at the zoo and other places. It was a day to remember to be with them and have this opportunity to wish Marta well as she embarks on the mission.