Elder And Sister Brown to the Romania/Moldova Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS

Elder And Sister Brown to the Romania/Moldova Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
Elder & Sister Brown to the Romania/Moldova Mission

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lilacs are in bloom all over town.  Here the lilac bush is in front of an apple tree in bloom.  Citizens are praying that the weather doesn't turn cold and freeze the promised crops.  I'm hoping not to have to wear my winter coat again till next winter.

Highlight of the week was sitting in on several lessons and bearing my testimony when the Sisters taught Camilia.  She has been to church the last three weeks and is really wanting to get baptized.  We're praying that nothing trips up this wonderful goal.

Tuesday we all made it to Mihi's garden.  Sora Djahanbani is so happy for a beautiful day to work in our grubbies.

Mihi's human rototillers have arrived

 The Elder's are already at work in the background

 Renting a tractor probably wouldn't cost that much.  I think we should all chip in as Mihi didn't like us using the shovels we borrowed from our proprietor (landlord).

Last week's cherry tree in full bloom

 Goal of the week was to dig all the dandelions out of the grass.  A little work each day has paid off.

This is the drive that is visible from the front gate.  The grass and weeds have been impossible to dig.  Sat. we sprayed them with vinegar and they are dying back.  Hope they stay dead.  We've had a lot of rain this weekend so we'll see tomorrow. 

This weekend was another Romanian holiday.  Saturday after English was a beautiful day so we headed to centru.  The piazza was covered with tents.  This man is carving in wood.

Lots of fun traditional clothes on display for sale 

Red fabric draped in front looks like gypsy skirts

Father and Daughter who sell jewelry and clothes 

Central market with ancient buildings in background.  The round building on the right houses a visitors center.

 Rand talking to a basket weaver.  We didn't get a picture of the gentleman that looked very native american.  Rand asked him if he was from Arizona.  No, he was from Ecuador.  He was playing an instrument that looked much like the ones Uncle James has made.

Another visit to Johnny's parents.  Here Felicia is showing the Sister's her last email telling about his three days in the hospital where he serves as a missionary in Manchester England.

 Carnet's are becoming much more warm toward the church.  Johnny has been sharing his mission with them and they miss him but are very proud of his work.

 They live next to the river that flows behind their property.  There property reminds us of home with chickens, a fruit orchard and gardens.  They love sharing with us and tell us to come more often.  Sora Yost is the only one of us that knew Johnny.

 33 And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed.

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