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, May 8, 2016

Camelia asked Elder Brown to Confirm her a member of the church.  It was a very beautiful blessing and the spirit was strong during the confirmation.  Cami was impressed.

A wonderful Easter visit with the Cranats.  We take all the new missionaries to meet them.  Elder Jardine met their son, Johnny when he did his mini mission in Bucharest last winter.

I can always find some pretty flowers.  At the edge of their garden just before the land falls away to the river the white irises are lovely.

 The barren  mountain is barren no more.  This is what you get when it rains almost every day.

The elders standing on the other side of the cactus garden.

Tuesday we thought there was an earthquake in Sibiu.  No it was just our dish cupboard deciding it couldn't hold to the wall any longer.  What a loud crash.  It was really scary till we realized what had happened.  So grateful neither of us was standing in the line of fire.

 Our landlord's live above us and came to help us clean up.  The Cupboard fell down on the sink faucet then on to the floor.  We lost everything but the corell like large plates and a small menagerie of other dishes from our 16 or more place settings.  I am really going to miss our pretty turquoise glasses.

 The stainless sink drainer combination was dented along the wall.  The whole system is now propped up from behind till the landlord can afford to get new kitchen cupboards.  They were planning to do that this summer anyway. 

Dominos for dinner.  Nothing like American pizza even if it isn't your favorite back home.

Roger is our branch member that lives in the mountains above Sebes about 1.5 hours from Sibiu.  He wanted to have a barbecue and that sounded good to us.

Roger, as a British subject found a reason to "Knight" all the elders.  He makes any activity fun.

One huge pot of boiling oil and "chips" we call fries.  

It was a beautiful day for a barbecue.  As soon as we started home the rains came.  Can't keep my hair from frizzing so often wear a hat.

Such a fun family of piglets just before they crossed our path to their home across the street.

At first our front yard was daffodils, then tulips.  Next was some kind of blue flower then a pink tiny carnation and now this.  I'd love to have one growing in my yard at home.

View from our front porch. 

With better weather some days we often find ourselves on Piazza Mara where this week instead of Easter vendors we found all kinds of plant vendors.  My favorite is the wisteria I'm standing under.  There is a blue bush growing down the street from our home.

As missionaries we enjoy walking around with the tourists.  This week Rand and I visited with English speakers from UK.  The parents were visiting their daughter who lives in Bucharest.  Their other daughter was traveling along with them and had been living in Utah the last year.  Wow, we had an interesting visit.  They were surprised to hear the church was here in Romania.  Of course we invited them to join in church this Sunday.