Hey mamka a patka! The holiday was Easter, hence no email. It was a really good Easter here, I hope you had a great one too :) . That's a cool thought about the hymns, thanks for sharing that with me.
This week there was the most enormous trial that I have ever seen anyone endure in my life, and I want you to know that the story ends with great blessings and that everyone is all right, and that it's more than a miracle.
A wonderful family that we teach, the father of which is a recent convert that Elder Sindylek and I taught, this week faced the result of some extreme racism starting at aboutat night . The family was all upstairs in their home except for their 18-year-old son, who was sitting at the computer. The silence of the night was broken as a bulky stone crashed through the front window, barely missing his head and destroying the computer. He called for his father, who came rushing down the stairs with another son, this one 16. The first stone was just the beginning as one after another crashed through the windows of the house, both at the front and back, along with large bottles filled with alcohol. The mother hid her crying children (8, 11, and 12) while her other sons and husband (3 total) down below were forced to fend off a mob of about 20 as they assaulted the house, attempting to gain access. In the melee, P was able to get off a brief call to a friend who spoke English well enough to call the police. After a while longer help arrived, but not before the entire house's bottom floor was utterly wrecked. From the plates of the kitchen to the doors of the home, it was all destroyed. When the police arrived, they were immediately evacuated, and the only thing the wife took a moment to grab before leaving was her Bible and Book of Mormon. The next morning I got a call from the husband, who let me know all that had happened and asked me to help if there was anything I could do. I of course made several phone calls to the leaders of the branch and then changed our plans to see them at the house they were staying at as soon as possible.
Love you all very much :) ,