Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another transfer has come and gone.  We have now gone through three transfers and every one is very painful.  We hate to say good-bye to any of these wonderful Elders.  They each are so different and each have such great talents and strengths.  They truly bless our lives here in Ostrava.  Thanks for all you have done for Elder Sister Mills.  We can't make it without any of you.

Transfere #3. (back row) Elder Odell, (He left home from Nevada returning to California.  We told him that his parents were trying to ditch him. hehehe)   Elder Chezik, (California)    Elder Simcock, England)    (front) Elder Stockdale, (Montana)   Elder Mills,   Elder Buhler,(Utah)   Sister Mills, and    Elder Neumann (Utah).

Elder Buhler was our District Leader for two transfers.  He went home to Utah the end of this last transfer.  He was a dynamic, dedicated missionary and we love him.  He was a great teacher for us.  Good luck and we will see you next year in the Aggie student section!!!!  (Go Aggies)

Elder Chezik.....This great big loveable guy was transferred to Prague.   Elder Chezik was known as the Elder with his ears always in tune with the mission jungle drums.  Let us know anything news worthy!!

Elder Neumann has a quick smile and contagious laugh.  A humble missionary and a delight to be around.  He was transferred to Oloumoc to be their new District Leader.  He will definitely be a great leader for them.

Who couldn't keep up with Elder Odell.  He was always on the run.  Another great missionary who spoke fantastic Czech.  He was transferred to Liberec.  He also makes a great peanut butter dessert!!

A visit to our President Řeha's home. He is our Branch President here in Ostrava.   What a great family.

Sister Mills and her little Primary.  Mirek, Honza, and Kristian.  Here they are showing us that kids are the same all over the world.  They have taken Sister Mills under their wing.  They have learned to communicate in short sentences and by pointing and hand actions.  Mirek brings a marker and corrects my Czech on posters and hand outs.  They are  the teachers and I am the student.  They are great!!!  

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Last P-day, Jan 8, 2013, the young Elders and Elder Mills went back to Hukvaldy to see its beauty in the winter time.  They were not disappointed.  Here is just a little of what they saw. 
(BTW.... Sister Mills couldn't muster up the courage to go out in the freezing cold this day.  So, she just has to enjoy the pictures with each of you.)

Elder Mills on the trail to the Hukvaldy Castle.

Elders, Buhler, Chezik, Odell, Simcock, Stockdale, and Neumann standing in the roots of a big tree.

The Elders standing around the famous Hukvaldy Fox.  Rub his tail and you will have good luck.

Elder Mills and the Fox.

Hukvaldy Castle.

At the end of their day could you imagine a more beautiful sight!!

Beauty, Peace and Solitude all on one street.

This is Kristian Šihova with  his cat.  He is one of the boys in Sister Mills Primary.  He is so delightful.  He speaks Czech, German and a little English.  We were visiting teaching his mother on this day.

Just a short post for today.  I hope you all enjoy these few pictures of the beautiful Czech Republic.  It is amazing to be able to serve God's children here.  We couldn't be more grateful for the blessings we are receiving because of our mission.
Elder and Sister Mills