Monday, August 8, 2016

Last Letter From the Congo:)

Hello everyone!
   Thank you all for the emails that you wrote to me! This last week was a little weird knowing that it was going to be my last time doing a lot of things, but my goal was just to act like it was a normal week and work hard like always!
   I can't believe this will be my last letter home! Wednesday, I will be talking my flight home! The mission has been so awesome and I'm so sad that it is at an end, but now life starts again!
   I thank you all for what you have done for me the last 2 years! For a final challenge, come and see me so that I can hug you and tell you all in person my mission stories!! I will talk in church on Sunday, Aug 14 at 10:00am (2055 Edgar St) and there will be an open house at my home (2961 Arabian Circle) starting at 2:00pm that same day.  Please come so I get a chance to catch up with you...everyone's invited!!

Elder Legerski

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Mixed Emotions

Dear friends and family,
   To start off, I'm sorry that I didn't email you yesterday. We haven't had power since Sunday and the connection in the cyber wasn't working yesterday. But I want to thank all of you that emailed me this last week...I thank you so much. It's so weird to think that the days of my mission are now in single digits! I don't even know what to think or what to say. My emotions are really mixed. On one hand, I think about going home a lot and on the other hand, I really just want to work as hard as I can. I almost feel like home has never existed and I have been a missionary all of my life. It's a really weird feeling!
   But still, things are going really well. We have been doing a lot of work in the sisters' old sector and have been discovering a lot of new places and amis and it's been really amazing. We are teaching Arnold, who is the cousin of one of our ward missionaries, and he was mind blown about the Plan of Salvation and the lessons with him have been going really well. All in all, just trying my best to stay focused and obedient. It's my second to last time writing to you all so just know that I love you all and I can't wait to see you all! And for a challenge, go and eat some cookie dough ice cream for me!

Elder Legerski

Monday, July 25, 2016

"A Blessed Life is Not an Easy Life"

Hello everyone,
   How are you doing!? This week was an amazing week... I just loved it! But before I tell you all about it, I just want to thank all of you that wrote me and I hope that you have an amazing week!
   This week starting off with a bang as Elder Ellis came and visited our misson! I got to lead the conference, so it was a lot of fun and it was my last zone conference ever! The 2 things that I liked the most were: 1. Gods ways are higher than our ways and 2. God will always keep His promises. It was a super amazing conference and we learned a lot. And afterwards, we had an interview with him and it was really awesome! I spent most of the time translating as he doesn't speak any French!
   After zone conference, we had a really good week meeting a lot of new amis! We met one guy named Syr and he can speak English, French, Chinese, and Arabic, and he was even talking notes in Arabic during our lesson. But he was just amazed that we would leave our studies to come and serve the Lord and receive nothing for it! It was a really good lesson and the spirit was so strong! Then on Sunday night, we had a good lesson with sister Simonne. Someone robbed her so she has been having a really hard time. But we talked about the example of Nephi and how even though he did so much good, he still had a really hard life! And then a thought popped into my head that said "A blessed life is not an easy life". And that is so true!
   But that was my week! This week were looking forward to lots of splits and lots of working! I love you all so much and I hope that you have a great week! Go and eat some monkey bread for me!

Elder Legerski

Monday, July 18, 2016

New Missionaries and Family Missionary Work

Hello everyone!!!
   This week was a really amazing week! But before I start, I just want to thank everyone that wrote me this week and for my big sis, Meg, a good recovery from her crash! This week was really busy since we had new missionaries coming! We got to see Elder Pito and Sister Avajon and they are really awesome!
   Unfortunately, we were really busy with meetings all week long, so we didn't have much time to be in the sector. But we did have an activity where we taught the members how to do missionary work and it went really well; we are hoping to help a lot of people do missionary work among their friends and in their family! And then on Sunday, we went out with the Bills and visited inactive members with them and it went really well! It was so cool to be with them and to see them teach and I learned a lot doing it; also, I felt like a US missionary because I was in a car! But other than that it was just a normal week!
   We have a zone conference this week with Elder Ellis and it should be amazing! I love to learn the lessons given by general authorities! I love you all so much and I wish you a really great week! For a challenge this week, go and eat mac and cheese with hot dogs for me!

Elder Legerski

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Transfers, New Assignments and 2 Baptisms:)

Hello everyone how are you doing!?
   Sorry I am emailing on a Tuesday! We had missionaries go home and so we were busy all day yesterday! This last week was a little bit of a hard one with lessons falling through, but it was good as well  because we had 2 baptisms for the first time in a long time! And they were both confirmed on Sunday in white shirts and ties and it was awesome! Also, Elder Larson will be coming to Brazzaville for his last 2 transfers so I'll get to hang out with him for the first time in a year! I'm so pumped!
   Unfortunately, the sisters got taken out of our ward so now we have to work both sectors.  So we have a lot of work to do, but we are really excited to do it and to really get to know and work with all of the members!
   I love you all so much and wish you all a good week! Go and eat some fettuccine pizza from Olive Garden for Elder Cicon and I!

Elder Legerski

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Best of Reasons to be Dressed in White

Hello everyone how are you!?
   Happy 4th of July from the Congo! Wish I could be with you all to celebrate the birth of our wonderful nation, but I'll just be doing it at the apartment with sparkling cider and chili fries! I hope that you all have a good holiday and you enjoy yourselves!
   This week was a really good one for me here in the Congo! This week was spent preparing our amis for baptism! We have 2 amis, Jhonathan and Amour, that we saw almost everyday this week to prepare them for their baptismal interviews and they both went well! The only hard thing was that Amour got sick so we had to go look for him on the day of his interview. But they are now going to be baptized this Saturday! We are having a big baptism with Ouenze and Moungali (neighboring "arrondissements" or sectors in Brazzaville) and our ward so it should be pretty amazing! The two are super excited and they have been doing amazing.  Jhonathan asked me if I would baptize him so I'll get to be dressed up in white once more!
   But other than that, I got to go on splits with Elder Frazer who is from Canada and it was really fun! We had a great day and it was really good for him because he got a chance to truly lead in the lesson and it was so awesome to feel the Spirit as he was talking. He is an amazing missionary. Also, we fixed baptism dates with 2 new amis this week so we are hoping to have another 4 baptisms before I leave, which would be unbelievable!
   This next week we have misson council and also we are getting transfer letters, but I already know that I'm not going anywhere:) So my text transfer is back home!
   I love you all so much and I thank all of you for your emails and I hope you have an amazing week and holiday! Go and eat a lot of yummy food for me! 
Elder Legerski
***Elder Legerski will be giving his missionary report in sacrament meeting on Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 am at the Rock Springs Stake Center.  He would absolutely love to have you all come! 
We will also have an open house that same day, starting at 2pm at 2961 Arabian Circle.  Please come welcome Zachary home!!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Busy, Busy, Busy...and Loving it

Hello everyone how are you doing!?
  This last week was really tiring and also really amazing! There were a lot of planes and buses and interviews to be done and I think it is the week during my mission where I have been the most busy! During the week, we started in Douala and I went out to Bonaberi and worked with 2 missionary teams out there for 2 days and it was amazing! They are all doing so well! Also got to see a lot old amis and members! Then we took a bus to Yaounde and once we got off it was back to work with 2 of the teams in the Bastos District! I was there Thursday and Friday and then on Saturday, we took the bus back to Douala and the plane back to Brazzaville. And on the way back, we met two air waitresses (or people that work for the plane) from Angola and talked to them about the Church so it was pretty cool!
   It was a super awesome week and I got to meet a lot of new people and it was such an amazing experience. Being in Douala brought back a lot of old memories and I found a lot of stuff that I had left in the apartment! One the best things was meeting all of the missionaries. Now I have meet them all except 2 which are in Gabon! But while we were gone, our amis were doing well.  We have 2 amis named Johonaton and Amour that will be baptized soon and they came to the basketball activity and institute and they are really loving the Gospel and they are doing so well! This week we are planning for mission council and receiving Elder Ellis from the South African Presidency, so we are pretty stoked!
   I love you all so much and I thank all that wrote me this last week and I wish you an amazing new week! For a challege go and drink some sparkling cider in honor of the Cavs victory!

Elder Legerski