S: Prague 2007 - 2009
1: Mission Call
2: a fake well in Prague
3: golfing with the office elders in Prague | It is incredibly expensive to golf there, so we hit a bucket of balls for about the same price as it is here to play one round of 9 holes. We then putted on their free putting greens.
4: This is where the Mission was dedicated | New missionaries first day in the country.
5: Bone Castle pictures. If i remember correctly, most of the bones in this castle come from the holocaust victims.
6: Mission president took us on a trip to see this castle. It was built about 1500 years ago.
8: This is the mission board it had pictures of all the missionaries currently in the mission. | A bike riding trip we took in Prague park. | Me and Elder Chambers(companion at the time) | Halloween in Prague (they don't celebrate Halloween, but we convinced the members it would be fun for an activity.
9: Prague Castle which is really more of a courtyard with a cathedral inside... and a dungeon. Inside this cathedral is the stain glass to the left. You will notice that it looks like two elders preaching the gospel. and just next to it is two sisters.(this was our interpretation at least) | below is another Cathedral in Prague
10: View of Prague Castle on top of our apartment building with.
11: Muskrat making a home at a holocaust concentration camp. The lower two pictures are of the camp just outside of Prague. They have tombstones to help remember the victims of the camp. It was almost a full acre of just plaques with many names on them. This was one of the more depressing trips in the Czech Republic. Inside the camp we could walk through the gas chambers and learn about all the horrible things done to the people inside. It was quite sickening. It is a very gloomy place even when the sun shines.
12: Baptisms in BRNO | Baptism in Prague | There were other baptisms In Liberec, Hradec Kralove, and Prague I just had my camera stolen.
13: Karlovevary I visited this place when i first became a district leader. I had been out about 6 months and elder Stockinger convinced me that this trip would help us become more united as a district. this picture was taken just outside of the castle/cathedral. starting left to right Elders Melancon, Topp(my companion at the time), me, Stockinger.
14: This is a Catholic Cathedral during Christmas time. All of the cathedrals have a midnight mass which is the only time anyone seems to have any kind of belief in God. You can see the cross of Jesus at the top, all along the sides of the cathedral they show Jesus at different stages of crucifixion, in really gory detail.
15: On the left is Elder Stockinger. He is showing off his many bottles of bubbly(which is just carbonated water, really gross until you got use to it. The Czechs would add a little flavor, but not enough to call it soda.