It has been over a month since I have posted to this blog. April was such a busy month. We blinked our eyes and it was gone. Time is going by so quickly for us here in the Czech Republic. We have now been here 10 months!!. We love it here and and we love serving with the young elders....they are so amazing!! They are working so hard. They are such an example to us, and we learn from them daily. What a blessing to be able to serve with such great young men. (I keep hoping for some sisters, but so far just me an the elders.)
We had our share of birthdays during the month or April.....
Happy Birthday Elder Simcock
Happy Birthday Elder Spencer.
Happy Birthday Tomaš and Elder Bailey.
Happy Birthday Adam and Elder Lisonbee.
There is only one thing I found that the Elders like more than a baptism.......that would be eating!!
See what I mean....
Our good friends Dwight and Barbara Cook from Providence, UT just happened to be in the neighborhood and dropped by for a few days. President Irwin said it would be OK if we showed them around Prague for a couple of days (Like we know where anything is besides the church), but we had a lot of fun exploring the city and just being together.
Interesting painting on these walls.
Dwight and Barb in front of Prague Castle.
View of Prague
Changing of the guards at Prague Castle.
This is the big cathedral by Prague Castle. (Sorry I can't remember the name right now.) But, it is truly beautiful.
Any one want a pedicure?? Let these little fish do the job for you.
Can't go to Prague without haveing one of their famous dogs.
One of the entrances to the famous St. Charles Brigde.
Anywhere you go in Prague could be a picture postcard.
This picture is for our daughter Natalie. Nat, Would this give you nightmares thinking that your chickens could get this big!! (hehehe).
St. Charles Bridge, Prague.
We went to the city of Kutna Hora and there was a church there, and in the basement someone had dug up the surrounding grave yard and made all sorts of things from the bones.
A little creepy.
Wouldn't want to be standing here on resurrection day. Bones will be flying in every direction.
Barbara was so excited to find a cathedral named after her. "St. Barbara"
St. Barbara's Cathedral. This was truly amazing.
View f rom the cathedral.
Keys to the city (or maybe the men's room...can't remember).
While in Prague we went to a Czech Folklore traditional dinner, with Czech songs, dances and games. The food was really good, and the entertainment was great.
Huk Valdy in the background.
Again more eating! Sunday Dinner with the missionaries and special guests.
Elder Ozmun freaking out about something.
Down in the coal mine. Dwight, Barb, Elder and Sister Mills, Elder Bailey, and Elder Ozmun. I have to admire the men who spent their whole lives working in the coal mines. I think it would have been a horrible job.
All good things must end, and we think the Cooks were tired and ready to go home. We about walked their socks off. Thanks for coming to see us. We love you both.
Spring came to the CR over night. Within one week it went from snow and cold to beautiful flowering trees, and green grass. We traveled from Brno to Prague by train to get our final visas and the trip was absolutely beautiful. It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful God's creations are.
There is not a happier sight in the whole world than to see a group of elders walking down the street. These young men and women who put their lives on hold, to go and serve their Father in Heaven. Of course, as with all service, they grow so much while serving. It is truly an honor to serve with them. We love each of them and number them among our family while they are here. We are so grateful for this opportunity.
Thanks again to our family for all of your love and support. Elder and Sister Mills