This week was great!
The big highlight of the week was definitely our exchanges with the Zone Leaders in Rivne! We rode an electrichka all the way up there... and that was rather unpleasant. Talk about no leg room -- especially when all the legs across from you are young women's with rather short shorts. I'm not sure I'll ever recover from the crick in my neck from staring at the ceiling for three hours. I digress...
We got there, and we went to work! I haven't gotten the chance to do so much personal finding in a long time!! Elder Shnyriov and I went out and street contacted most of the day through, and had some really fun conversations, and a lot of positive chances to share the gospel. We also had the opportunity to meet with some members, teach about how they can do their personal missionary work, and hear some REALLY AWESOME conversion stories! I loved it.
Then Elder Ferbey and I went out. We managed to get one man to stop throughout our contacting all that day. Luckily, he gave his number and is really interested in learning more about the church. I will consider that day a major success in a few weeks when he gets baptized, I'm sure!
Then, we took the only bus back that we could find. The problem is that it weaved in and out of every little village between Rivne and L'viv... and was going WAY slow. Then, it stopped in a town called Brody, and they made us get off... and buy another ticket to get on another bus that was 3 more hours to L'viv. 6 hours of travel by bus on these roads? Not my favorite plan, but hey, we figured it out. Thanks to Heavenly Father, we each made it there and back in one big tired piece. What a ride!
Otherwise, we've been planning a great new training program for all of the new missionaries who will be coming in not to long from now! It's going to be awesome, but it's going to mean that we will spend almost a full week training them with president. Hopefully, we can use this to get a lot of work done in our area, since they'll be doing the training here in L'viv. Exciting things, people!
I'm learning a lot, and this next week will be a great chance for change. Heavenly Father has done unimaginable things with my character over the course of my service in Ukraine, and I'm still learning many important lessons, and growing in ways that I would not be able to anywhere else. I know that this is God's plan, because it's just too perfect for anyone else to have come up with it. I'm glad to know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me personally. He loves all of his children.
Have a great week!