Thursday, December 20, 2012

Arrived in Poland at midnight

7 Dec 2012  We were seated standby on the 10 pm fight from Amsterdam to Poland by a tender mercy!  We were met by our Mission President Nielson and his wife Judi and taken to the Mission Home to sleep.  In the morning, we had a wonderful breakfast and an interview with President Nielson.  He gave us our assignment to go to Katowice to help with the branch.  The departing couple, Elder and Sister McGrath left yesterday morning back to Texas.  Elder McGrath was the Branch President, but the President wants to get the Polish men to have that experience with the support of Elder Hutchinson.  We were assigned a GPS and a car and Elder andSister Peck trained us on how to complete the paperwork in a 4 step process to gain residency in Poland.  Then the Peck's helped us find an ATM and guided us through the city to the freeway that goes south to Katowice.  We drove 3 hours and the young Elders, waiting at the church for us, walked over to our apartment building and helped us find the back way to the apartment parking.  Garmin led us to the public parking lot across from our apartment.  They carried all of our luggage from the car to our apartment.  Then they walked with Elder Hutchinson over to the church so we would know how to get there for church tomorrow.  They were so much help!  What a blessing they were.  They are a threesome, Zone  Leader Elder Mikolyski, Elder Harris and Elder Hayes from Wales.
8 Dec 2012

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