Monday I said my farewells to Elder Alvarez. We spent the day in Orgodzieniec, visiting the castle and hanging out in the surrounding village. One of the best pdays I've had, the weather was nice and it was so relaxing. As nice as Krakow is, the air is terrible, so sometimes it's nice to get out of the city and walk around the Polish countryside. The bus ride home was fun..10 missionaries plus Alex and our friend Ola, singing to whatever came on the radio.
On Wednesday we took some inspiration from my good friend Elder Barlow and the Bydgoszcz district for our finding activity in town. We had a strength competition with the stick pulling game from back in the day. The picture will explain a little better for those who don't know what it looks like. Elder McMaster was down for it, but his pants ripped early on in the day so he was out. That just left me to be our strong man as i beat Elders Groseclose and Litster. It took a while for people to come over and accept the challenge, but the domino effect soon came into play and people were flooding in. People even wanted to take on their friends which was funny to see, we had some solid rivalries going. Over the course of the 2 hours I was unbeaten, everyone who challenged had fallen by the strength of Ashworth in his shirt and tie. 💪
That night on the way home, we caught a bus just one stop up the road because we're lazy and don't want to walk, just so happened that on our bus..completely lost and going the wrong way was a couple from Sweden who rushed up to us and said hello, introducing themselves and telling us they're members of the church. We couldn't believe how random it was. Anyway they offered to take us out for lunch the next day. We met them at the mall at 12 and we had some food with them. The mental thing about meeting this couple was finding out where the Brother and their son served missions. One served in Manchester, England..the other in Arizona! what are the chances of that!
On Friday the Browns took us out for food. We ate at this cool restaurant in the Kazimerza district (old Jewish quarter). We had fish and chips, not proper stuff though, but it was decent, also our friend and investigator came with us and he had a solid time with us! Also that day we visited a mental hospital and made friends with a lady on the tram with a guinee pig. I won't give the specific details, if you want to hear the stories, email me 😁.
Sunday we had a rather quiet day at church, I gave a talk on Testimonies, why we share them and the power contained within. Then we had a 'brobiad' at the other elder's place after church before heading out on to the streets for a night of asking people 'what are you grateful for?'. We had it written on a whiteboard and then invited people to come up and write on it. We had all sorts of answers, from your basic ones like family and health, to unicorns under my bed, someone drew a whale. Then we met a fella who is a prophet for his church 'The church of the flying spaghetti monster'. This is a legit thing, I'm not joking!
We have a day of ice cream and bike riding planned so I'll leave you all.