Our agenda this past Saturday and Sunday
I kept forgetting what the different Romanian words meant. We finally wrote in our own language so that we could figure out when we would be serving dinners. On Sat. the Elders were excited to buy pizza at Dominos, a new restaurant from America that just opened. On Sunday we brought food for the branch members that we made.
Saturday was really busy. We not only had English and Self Reliance class with the Craciuns but took the Elders shopping for the ingredients to make a chicken, spinach lasagna that they were excited to make for Sunday dinner. We were also planting flowers along the West side of the church property. It will be so beautiful in a few weeks. In the mean time I'm not going to depend on rain for their success. It's suppose to be a warm week with no rain predicted for over a week. I have my bucket for watering by hand.
Sat. at five was the Romanian rebroadcast of the Women's Conference from the previous week. We had 30 minutes for our Pizza then we had Sat. morning Conference from 7-9 pm.
We had three investigators and several branch members.
But for now lets go back to the first of the week. Monday Mihi wanted all the missionaries to help him in his garden. He is the older gentleman with half a foot that bikes around and is always in need of service. When we woke up to rain the other missionaries found other things to do. We decided to see if we could find Mihi to tell him another day would work better for everyone. He must have decided that himself because we never did find him at Liars bridge. We did get some interesting pictures however.
View from the street that goes under Liars bridge which used to be a river of sewage.
Monday night is Family Home Evening with the Browns for those who don't have a family. We weren't sure of the turn out but were pleased that three members came and the Elders who didn't have other commitments. One member, Alex we are hoping to help prepare for a mission. The members don't know the Book of Mormon very well so we feel like we are doing what we did in Uganda, helping them learn to read, understand and love the Book of Mormon..
Wed. drove the three hours to Cluj for Zone conference again. It works well to go there as it would be 6 hours to Aradia, the other town in the zone. Cluj is the middle town.
Zone activity was walking up to a stranger and have a meaningful conversation with the goal of getting their phone number. These missionaries did well. They've had a lot of practice. I learn every time we are together.
Mihi at his garden. We finally were able to connect up with him on a beautiful Thursday afternoon. Heavy coat time is over. It was such a lovely day with a warm breeze. Love it. There are no out buildings at the public garden but Mihi has put one together to store his tools and seeds in.
Teaching me what he wanted me to do with the onion starts was a little comical. I remove the weeds in my garden and he didn't want me to do that. Not speaking any english and our limited Romanian it got a little strained till I finally got what he wanted me to do.