From Stanley’s point of view. Written by Hummer (with some assistance from yours truly).
For some gorgeous background music to really put you in the setting, play this while you read. . . .
Hi, again! It’s me, Flat Stanley.
I’ve been on an amazing trip! It started at home in Arkansas, when Hummer made me my very own missionary nametag. He taped it to my shirt, folded me up, and sent me to Prague, Czech Republic!
Hummer sent me to the Czech Republic because his Uncle Duff is serving a mission there for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I was excited to become “Elder Stanley” for a few days! Elder Bailey is squishing me with his hand, and holding a Book of Mormon, too.
Here I am with Elder Bailey in front of a Kofola truck (and he is squishing me again). He said that kofola is the best drink ever besides root beer.
Elder Bailey took me to Uherské Hradiště.
The Church of St Francis Xavier is in the background. I am tired of being squished. There are lots of cars behind me. I wonder why the road is made of bricks?
Here we are on the main square. I think the Christmas lights will be beautiful!
Missionaries travel a lot! Next we went to Zlin.
Wow, look! There’s the moon! I think that Hummer and his family are probably asleep right now while that same moon shines on them in Arkansas.
Next Elder Bailey took me to the capital of the Czech Republic. Here we are in Prague on the main square, Vaclavske Namesti. I think all those people are gathered to talk about Lepidoptera.
In Prague, with Charles Bridge in the back. Hopefully he doesn’t drop me and I get run over by a car like I did before when I was in Arizona! Elder Bailey told me that the Vltava River is under the Charles Bridge. There is a beautiful piece of music written about this river. . . . Die Moldau.
In Prague with Prague castle in the back. The nametag is in Hummer’s handwriting.
I liked being a missionary for about a week! Thank you, Elder Bailey, for hosting me!