Last Friday and Saturday I was blessed to have the opportunity to attend my church’s Relief Society Conference in Warsaw. For those of you who don’t know what the Relief Society is, well is it the women’s group of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. If you have already figured out from previous posts, I am a Mormon. Being a Mormon in the USA is easy and several other countries that we have lived in over the years it has too but in Poland it is a bit of more of challenge. Why? Because there are so few of us compared to most places and we are the only native English speakers in our local church. Our church here in Bydgoszcz has about 14 families compared to our last church in Holland that had 80 and half were native English speakers. So when an opportunity like this comes up is it a GREAT way to renew my faith.
Myself and 4 other ladies from Bydgoszcz went to this conference. The church has a mission home where the Poland Mission President and his wife live and they opened their home for those ladies that had to come from a distance to spend the night or we would have had to leave at 4am in the morning.
Friday we went by bus to Warsaw (more about that in an upcoming post). We were about an hour early so the ladies took me for a quick walk around on our way to the mission home. I will let the pictures do the talking on this! Friday night we had a dinner and a quick talk from our Poland Mission President and then lots of socializing. It was great to meet so many other ladies from all over Poland. Unfortunately the only time we get to see each other is at things like this because the distance between us is quite big.
Saturday we had a quick breakfast then we were off to the Warsaw church chapel for the conference. At the conference we some GREAT lessons about the importance of Visiting Teaching (this where we visit and take care of other ladies in our church), get to know you games and of course we had some crafts. Then it was time to go home and this time we took the train back.
These two days were just what I needed to see the importance of God’s work here in Poland.
I was and still am in aw of these women here in Poland!
Have you ever had a women’s weekend and if so what made it memorable?