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, December 11, 2016
These two funny sister missionaries keep life interesting. Sora Gubar borrowed my computer a couple weeks ago while she was our companion on p-day. Ever since, my google translate has been in Russian. Not able to read what the prompts were we finally met up today so she could get it corrected.
It is always a highlight of the week when we can go to dinner together. How interesting that we're missionaries with these two from Ukraine.
A pile of snowmen/santas?
Nope, a tiered Christmas tree at the mall. Wonder who made all of the little guys and what the purpose is - maybe just a decoration. We'll probably never know.
My job the first of the week was to get the Christmas flyer/advertisement to display in the foyer of the church along with smaller ones (4 per page) to hand out to friends and branch members. It's always a four step process: write it in English then translate to Romanian. Have a native check it out and correct again. Found out there are several "celebration" words in Romanian and the first one Google translate came up with didn't really fit for a Christmas party. The clerk at the print shop who has become a great friend checks it over again and usually makes another correction or two. Our new Branch President thought it was great flyer.
Wednesday was cold and frosty. It looked like a winter wonderland all over town.
We drove the Sisters to teach a 30-30. An English student that lived kind of far out from the last bus stop were glad we had time to drive them to Maryanna's house. She rents a bedroom in a pretty nice house. Her bedroom however did not include more than a bed and a dresser. We made ourselves at home on her bed while she learned a few more English words and phrases (first 30 minutes) then Sora Gubar taught her about the church for the second 30 minutes and Sora Strader translated for me. We made a great pair. Next time I'll get a picture of Maryanna. She was in her pajamas but next time she'll be better prepared.
We love our new recipe for cherry/raspberry jello made with all healthy ingredients. I just noticed the geletina package isn't visible with the name at the top. That is the key ingredient added to cherry juice and sweetened with stevia. We will make this salad for our Christmas food contribution next Sat.
What a fun treat at the local grocery store. This group of native singers were great entertainment. I made a video but the last time I put a video on the blog it didn't seem to work so didn't do that with this performance.
Our Christmas program next Sat. has taken a lot of our time. After writing the program Eugene, a member translated it. Now we are assigning the members to do parts and will be practicing this coming week. In the mean time I've been trying to figure out costumes. Surprising what we have around the apartment that we can use for an angel, innkeeper, shepherds and wisemen. The only thing we bought so far was fabric for Mary and Joseph's costume. Next week's blog will tell if we were successful. Not sure if we'll have the same turnout as we had for Thanksgiving but we're planning food for that many again.