Monday, February 24, 2014


Hey Family and Everyone else! 
haha I hope everyone is doin so good! Im doing so good! Had a awesome week. And its pretty amazing to see the Lord hastening his work here in Poland! This past week was sooo awesome! We have 2 investigators right now with a baptismal date. And they are soo awesome! Lech, we got back in contact with him. He is having a hard time and just a lot of the adversary is getting to him. But he still has that desire to be baptized and so we are planning for that on March 15
The other one is a man named Ryszard (Richard in English). We found this guy while contacting the streets! He is probably in his 60's and just the nicest guy ever! Man I love him so much. Just always smiling and happy. But we also invited him to be baptized on March 15th also! In our lesson with him it was super cool. In missionary work you really teach by the spirit and try to find out the investigators needs. And you can do that by asking an "Inspired Question"! We were teaching Ryszard the Restoration and came to the end where we were talking about reading the Book of Mormon, Praying about it, and recieving your answer through the Holy Ghost. We recieved from the Spirit to ask, "If he had every felt the Holy Ghost in his life?" He sat and thought about it for a sec and said...."I dont know, I've never even thought about all of this til these past few years and when I was younger I was just living living living, and working working working." That question really got him thinking and we explained what the Spirit feels like and how it testifies of Truth! and of our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. Such an awesome lesson! And im so excited for the work here cause it really is moving with the other investigators who are here.
But i'm so sad because i got transferred....;(
Im going to a city called Wrocław! It's so sad to leave this city cause I love the Members and People here so much! But im gonna be serving with a Elder Named Elder Garrett. And I will be finishing his training! He's only Been here for 6 weeks! haha Im sooo scared! Cause I have to depened on my polish soooo much more. But I couldnt be more excited. Szczecin has been so amazing for me. 
It was really funny in church yesterday. There is a member here named Brother Henryk Stankiewicz. And he is very intimidating and alot of missionaries are scared of him. And he either really likes you as a missionary or not so much. He is older and has long gray hair. haha But for some reason he decided to love me. In Sacrament meeting he got up when President Gay was giving anouncements and asked if he could "give a tribute" to me cause I was being transfered. haha it was so funny. But he really bore testimony and the spirit was so strong with me. And he gave me a big ol hug after. haha and then in sacrament meeting. We had a awesome spiritual number by Sister Barth on the violin and Sister Gay on the piano. haha and our investigators started clapping. haha gosh so funny. and then another sister is leaving here too and she bares her testimony and they start clappin again. I spoke last cause and spoke on the Power in the Priesthood. It wasnt as scary as last time caus ei know the Lord has blessed me so much in Polish! But no one clapped for me after.....cause im brown...;) haha im just kidding. 
But I love and Miss you all soooo much! The mission is going so good! And I couldnt be happier out here! I can see and hear how blessed our family really has been seen I've been out here! It's been hard cause you guys are having so much fun and im mission out on so much! But I love it here! And I wouldnt rather be anywhere else! 
Im stoked for conference! And I love you guys!
Serve Other Before Yourself! Love others! And remember the basics things to do everyday! Read, Pray, Serve, and Repeat!
one love
ofa lahi atu
Kocham was wszystkich!
_Starszy Jacob Sesimani Fotu

haha brother stankiewicz. trying to make bunny ears on me.;)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Cześć Family!!!!
Sounds like everyone is doing pretty good! But some of you are sick so I hope you all get better! 
This week was so crazy. On tuesday we had a Training in Poznań! So that was a fun train ride there. Haha we try contacting on trains but its kinda hard. And people think that we are trying to sell stuff. But its all good! 
But im still in Szczecin! Ive been here for like almost 6 months now I think. So crazy how fast time has flown by! But I love this city so much and the members here. There is a member here named Bartek. We are the same age. But he is the most solid kid. He got baptized in July. And he is all ready to go on a mission but is just waiting to finish school. We played soccer with him today and it was him against us 4 missionaries. And he worked us all. 
But he went to warsaw this past weekend with all the YSA in Poland and 2 Youth. (theres like 12 YSA's here btw) But he said he said the transfer board in President's Office. And there was my picture just with a question mark on it;( haha messed up cause im brown!!!! haha no im just playing though. But im pretty sure im leaving here. Super sad but it will be fun to switch cities!
So this week we were super scared for church cause sometimes it just a little rough. haha and this week all our prime members werent gonna be there. (Kasia, Dagmara, and Bartek) All were out of town. But it was cool cause we still pushed ot get alot of people to church! Sunday came around and we had only 2 members, us 6 missionaries, haha and 10 investigators! So crazy! But now we are just working to turn them into progresing and progressing towards baptism! So awesome though. Exciting things are happening! 
We have one really cool investigator right now named Damian. He is the one that chased us down when going into the chapel. CAuse we gave him a Im a Mormon card. But its super cool cause he had heard about us from a member that is really sturggling right now with the Word of Wisdom and Everything. But alot of his struggles come from peer pressure. So it would be really cool to get him a friend in the church. We will have Branch Family night with him tonight!
Missionary work is just so awesome. It's so good to hear about Lennon on lessons with his friend Cade. That really is so awesome. That will prepare him for his mission so much! But its just all about the basics! Somethin ive really been trying to do lately is go by the spirit with what ot say. Because before you could only say the things that you memorized. But the language is getting alot better. The Lord has blessed me with sooo much help. I cant even describe it. Ill just be sitting there in a lesson and know exactly what is going on. And I can feel the spirit so strong. 
A really good talk to listen to is "None were with Him" by Elder Holland. If any of you have time. I love the Savior so much. And he made a sacrafice for every single one of us. Because of that, we can change. We can repent and become more like him every single day. But only if we have his help! Pray for the Help and Study the scriptures. And then act on what you feel and learn! 
Love you guys! Hope all is well! 
ofa lahi atu
kocham cię
_Starszy Fotu


The member here in Szczcin wearing my tag!
He has saved all his money for his missionary clothes and it costs him everything! But he is so solid! love him.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Szczecin: February 10th 2014 (Luty 10th 2014)

Hey family how you all doing!
Man sounds like everyone is just so happy at home! 
Something I was talking to my misison President about at Christmas time, Was how we had the most amazing Christmas. Cause even though we were away from our families. We talked to them and notice how blessed they have been by our service to the Lord! 
It's totally true and Im so thankful for that! This week has been so awesome! 
Unfortunatley we lost contact with one of our baptismal dates. His name is Lech. But I hope we get back in contact with him! We had a good lesson with the kid Tomek. And he is praying right now to know if this is the Only True Church on the Earth today. CAuse he kinda has a problem with just thinking there is alot of good in every church! So everything is good there!
A cool miracle was on friday night. We had a meeting with a guy named Krzystof. And his wife ws there also. They had all this food for us and just were super nice! Krzystof just loves his Bible sooo much! And he knows alot about it! He had the Olympics on and it was the Ceramony. haha and I saw Tonga the split second that it was on. haha 
But we had a lesson and this guy is just trying to find all of these things in the bible to prove us wrong the whole time. And not listening to what he had to say the whole time. He finally asked "where in the bible does it talk about the book of Mormon?! Where is it?!" haha I really didnt want to answer his question like this. But Im like "ok fine, Ill give you it.) haha I was calm dont worry. and so i gave him ezekial 37 or whatever it is. And he read it. haha and was just soo stumped. Before I gave him the scripture I told him I had an answer for him. But really it was not going to help him know if the Book of Mormon is true. As he read that scripture he was searching like crazy through the bible trying to find something that contradicted with it! 
As he did that I had the perfect oppurtunity to teach his wife. I started teaching her about when Jesus Christ was here and how many things were lost. As I got to Joseph Smith the spirit was sooo strong. And then I went into quoting the first vision. Ah MAn!!!! Spirit was so strong and she was just staring into my eyes as I said it! I know she felt it! and I could see it her eyes! It was the most awesome experience! Those are the best moments on your mission, when you are serving others. and you can feel Heavenly Fathers Spirit work through you. Cause thats really just what we are, "Carriers of the Spirit". His spirit is what does everything. I could sit there alll day with krzystof and try to convince him of it. But if he doesn't have his own experience then he wont have that testimony! The amazing thing is that we have a Promise in the Book of Mormon from our Heavenly FAther. Moroni's Promise. It's so amazing that if any person does that, there is no possible way of them not recieving that answer! As missionaries we can help them realize the answer! 
Oh man so awesome! I hope his wife reads the Book of Mormon and asks for herself. 
We ended the meeting a little late and were running to the chapel to get to our next meeting. My comp handed this younger man a pass-along card as we ran into the chapel. This guy chased us down and said he was interested and wanted to learn more, and he was actually a friend of a memeber. Super cool! And he ended up showing up to church on sunday! So awesome! So we are set to teach him this week. His name is Damian! 
Man I've learned so much on my misison. Ive learned how important it is to Look!!! For the many miracles and blessing Heavenly Father gives us EVERYDAY!! Missions are so awesome! I love it out here! Everyone search for those blessings! And be thankful for them! Love you All!!!
Keep workin hard and remember Im still here! Pray more me!
one love
ofa lahi atu
kocham cię!
_Elder Sesi 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Miracles 4 dayzzz!!!!

Lord has blessed us so much! This week was sooo awesome! Sunday is one of the best days for me as I sit in church and just soak in the spirit and notice how much the Lord has blessed me over the past week! First off I got the most exciting news ever!!!! Almost as good as a baptism, But President Uchtdorf is coming to Poland on June 15th!!!! hahha of man I've sooo excited! I got a count down going for him! Seirously so excited to hear from an Apostle of the Lord talk to us missionaries in Poland. We will have a Poland Warsaw Mission Conference and all the members and missioanries will be in warsaw! Our Chapel isnt big enough so im pretyt sure they will rent out a conference room somewhere! So yeah im just kinda freakin out for that!
Next in that same day we heard that, we had a lesson with a kid named, Tomek. He is a little younger. Not sure his exact age. (I should probably find that out) But the lesson went sooo awesome and we taught the Restoration of the Gospel! The spirit was soooo strong and the understanding was there too! We challenged him to be baptized in three weeks! and he said yes!! After the meeting though he told us he might not be able to be in Church though on Sunday! It was such a bummer. But then I fasted and prayed so hard on sunday that he would be in church! And before I knew it he was walking through the door into sacrament meeting! Im so excited to keep teaching him and helping him understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ! This week i've just felt so blessed by my Heavenly Father and as I feel that I feel like I just need to be pumping out more work! I owe him so much! 
Wow this week couldnt have been more awesome! As I talked about last week we have a baptismal date named Lech also. And we have continued to teach him and he continues to progress! I love it soo much! He seriously is the most awesome guy! My love has grown for him soooo much! In our lessons the spirit is sooo strong and its really FUN! to teach him. He will be like joking with us and making fun of us, and then 5 seconds later he is this really soft guy that wants to grow closer to Heavenly Father! At the end of the lesson we were prompted to ask him, "Why he wants to do this?" or "How our message has helped him already?" and he responded, "I just feel more at peace, Im not as irritated anymore when I read the Book of Mormon and just since ive been coming to church and meeting with you guys." He's the most humble guy! I love him so much! He's like 50 years old and takes care of this older lady that has some kind of handicap! I told him that is exactly why we are here! Cause we know that our message blesses lives of so many people! 
I love my mission sooo much! Im sooo thankful to be here. haha I hate when I hit the first days of the month, cause that means another month went by since I went into the MTC on May 1st. These past 9 months have gone by soo fast! Ive never grown so much. My love for the Savior is never ending! I know we all can grow closer to him everyday! Love is the driving force behind everything! Everything that Heavenly FAther has given us! The greatest commmandment is Charity! So we should love EVERY SINGLE person that we know! Love and miss you all sooo much!
ofa lahi atu! Kocham cie! 
_Starszy Jacob Fotu

oh yeah and language is really picking up. The Lord has blessing me soo much! I taught priesthood yesterday with the man I baptized (Jerzy). And I was just helping him know how to teach! Everything is so good!