This morning we are in Bydgoszcz for Specialized Training. President does his "Good, BETTER, BEST" training every once in awhile and wanted one last time to make sure all his missionaries knew what the difference was...
Arriving early to open the Chapel so President could set up all that was needed were Elders White (on exchange from Gdansk) and Wilson (Zone Leader in Bydgoszcz).
Because President uses a power point presentation, the room needs to be darker. To help block out the windows and set everything up, we rely on our great Elders. President brings his own large trash bags and duct tape. His motto is...you can use duct tape for anything. During our stay in Poland, he has found many uses for "bailing wire and duct tape".
Elders Harris (District Leader) and Allen show up early to stamp their pass along cards with their address and phone numbers on the back. This way people will know who to call and where to go.
The great missionaries in the Bydgoszcz and Gdansk Districts. Sisters Swenson and Young with Elders Allen and Harris. Elders Vernon, Skolmoski, White and Wilson.
After the training meeting everyone enjoyed famous 'Marcin mini pizzas', picked up mail and supplies and were ready to go out and contact. Elders Skolmoski, White, Wilson, Vernon, Allen and Harris with Sisters Young and Swenson. We had a great time and visit with our missionaries. President also interviewed each one as he always does.
When we travel around the country, it's important to keep our eyes open. There is something interesting around every curve in the road! Like the one above....an old WWII motorcycle and sidecar.
These young men were passing out some fliers for the Monte Cassino. At first we thought they were Polish Scouts. Then we realized they were young men announcing the exhibition of the Monte Cassino (not like the casinos we have in Las Vegas... but the battle). The uniforms they had on were British Army uniforms because when the Polish Army came in to support and save the British Armies, New Zealanders, South African and French troops, they had no uniforms. They took British uniforms and put their Polish patches and insignias on them. Something we learned from our excellent, local and friendly tour guide- Artur.