|We got pizza!|
Monday, October 26, 2015
We had such a great week this week, time is just flying by! The leaves are changing colors and look so pretty. Lithuania is gorgeous in the fall with all of the yellow trees.
This past week we had zone training, and it was way fun to see all of the missionaries.
Then I went on exchanges with Sister Hayes, a Russian speaking sister. We stayed in my area and it was really fun. Then I traveled to Kaunas to pick up my companion. That was really fun to see another city in Lithuania. It is just beautiful everywhere! I love the fall time!
We also had a ward choir practice! Like everyone after Sacrament meeting had choir practice together. An older lady, who is an investigator, led everyone. It was the funniest thing I have every witnessed. She was singing fribotto like no one's business. She must have thought we were Mormon Tabernacle Choir! It was a great time.
We played ping pong with a couple of members, Eric and Mindaugas last preparation day. It was really fun. Today we are going bowling with them, so I am pretty excited. Eric is a professional soccer player playing for lithuania. he is from Brazil, so he's pretty cool.
It's been pretty rainy, so I love it. We also had Causcaus, or however you spell it. It is super yum, not Lithuanian, but really good.
I know that God watches over each of His children. I know that we are here to take care of others and serve them. I love you all!
Monday, October 19, 2015
p.s. Mommy, So I just have to say, I wipe our counters quite often and think of you! Everytime I do, I think of you :) I am glad I can as you have always done for me. Love you
Also, saw the Norby's at the MTC, forgot to tell you. They were headed to serve another mission in Paris, how crazy. They totally recognized me and rememeber I came to their house. ELder Norby asked about Brett, so if you could tell him that he remembers him, that would be great. Sorry, out of time.Also I tried to send pics, but it won't let me! Ahh, I have so many good ones.
How long did you stay in Latvia? a few hours? overnight?
~Um like 2 hours maybe just at the Latvian chapel, then we took a taxi to the bus station, then a four hour bus ride down to Vilnius. We got to our apartment by 10 and went to bed :)
When did you first see your new companion?
~ She was in the Latvian chapel too, so we came in and talked with Sister Harding a bit. Then we were lead into the chapel to meet our compaions. Then we did the training with them.
Do you live with two other sister missionaries?
~Nope it is just us, the other missionaries have separate areas and apartments
How many Elders are also in Vilnius?
~4 Lithuanain Elders and 2 Russian Elders.
How many missionaries are in Lithuania?
~31 total: 2 senior couples which makes 4, 5 russian missionaries here in Vilnius, 4 in Klaipeda, 4 in Saliai, 6 in Kaunas, and 8 here. But that will change soon maybe with transfers.
How many missionaries in your Baltic mission?
~I have no idea :) but probably close to what Lithuania has for Latvia and Estonia
How much time to you get on the computer on P-Day?
~1 and a half hours, it goes by so fast
Monday, October 12, 2015
|P-Day tennis in beautiful weather|
This is how her companion, Sister Madison described it - " we ate a fish! doesn't sound very exciting right away, but I just have to tell you that they cooked it by curling it up in a crockpot and letting it sit for a couple hours. they took the lid off to show us and it was just this ginormous, whole fish! skin and all! and then they just chopped it up into sections. It thankfully didn't taste bad, but just the image was a little sketchy haha"
She also mentioned this - "Sister Wixom and Elder Klebingat are coming tomorrow though so i'm really excited to hear from them. Sister Jerman and I have been given the assignment of buying flowers to welcome them."
|This is in Uzupis. You should look it up, way cool. It's the hippy town north of Vilnius. They have their own constitution - in like 20 languages, super funny.|
|A wedding lock|
|When they get married, they put their lock on the bridge and throw the key in the river.|
Monday, October 5, 2015
Me and Sis Madison in our apartmentSveiki!
It was such an awesome week this past week! Lithuania is just an incredible place full of incredible people. I love them all. I am so blessed to be here now in Vilnius as a missionary; it has been the greatest experience. Although I can't speak or understand, I know the language will come :)
This week was great. We were able to visit Gedameno's tower, which is a cool old castle and tower on a green hill close to our apartment. Such a cool tourist site that overlooks the entire city.
We also ate at Forto Dvaros, which is a great authentic Lithuanian restaurant. I had borsk and fried cepeliniai.
They are both so good! This was in Old Towne, which is the area next to ours. We also bought cute amber rings because amber is a big thing here.
|View of Vilnius from Gedemino's Tower!|
Us four sisters at Forto Dvaros
We have seen a lot of pretty sunsets that fill the whole sky. This city is so beautiful with all the churches and castle and sunsets. It is so gorgeous!
|Beautiful Vilnius Sunset|
We had a lesson with two less actives this past week, and they are both so sweet. It was my first lesson in Lithuanian, and it was fun. I got the bearing a simple testimony part covered :)
We also got to watch women's conference, and it was so good. We went to the senior couple's apartment, Elder and Sister Nuttal. They are the greatest people; we are so blessed to have them here. All of the speakers were great; I was sad when they each sat down. I learned so much from the spirit.
Elder Waters and I were able to meet with President and Sister Harding for additional training. They are the greatest mission president and wife ever.
Sister Madison and I were able to attend break the fast with the young adults. I talked with a few of them, and they are so awesome. They have such great faith, it was very cool for me to see.
One day when we were contacting, we saw a huge line of motorcycles roll through town. There was at least a 1000, no joke. It was kind of random, but cool to see. There are way more people here with motorcycles than I thought :) They kind of plugged of traffic a bit haha.
I also got caught on the bus without my bus pass, but they kindly let me go, which never happens. It was a merciful blessing. I will not forget it again!
We drink a lot of tea here, which I like. I never had tea before, so it was weird blessing my tea for the first time as a missionary. Of course it's fruit tea, so no worries. It is super good though.
I just want to testify that I know God knows each of us and is always there. I have received so much help from Him everyday. As we look for His hand in our lives each day, we will always see it. There is always something to be grateful for, and He always shows His love.
I love you all so much.