Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dear Family! 

Well hello there everyone!! Things are going about the same as usual. This past Saturday we had a meal with the whole branch at the church for Easter. The members made some delicious Sarmale (google it). This coming weekend is Easter for us in Romania. So on Saturday night I get to go to a midnight Orthodox service for Easter!!!! Partay!! One of the few times that I get to stay out past the usual curfew (I still don't like curfew momma!!!) so I'm excited!! So Iasi is basically known for being one of the most Orthodox based cities in Romania. There are seriously TONS of churches around here. They do have a college campus here but it's not really around where we live. Yeah I know that I'm supposed to be sending more pictures, but I just never seem to take any. I'll try to get some to you eventually! Things with Kevin are going about the same. We still meet with him from time to time. I feel like he is slowly (but surely) progressing. I guess we will just see what happens over time! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014
Well hello there family!!! 

Well things have been roughly the same around here. We had transfers this past week so we have a couple of new people in the district. French and I didn't get to go to Buch for transfers because we are staying together, so we have just been staying in Iasi for this past week while everyone else was doing meetings and stuff in Buch. I guess the only real different thing this week is that we had General Conference!! I only got to see the morning sessions of Saturday and Sunday. Later this week I'll have to go and watch the rest of them. But the ones I did get to see were pretty good!! I definitely loved Uchtdorf's talk about the bread and the restaurant. It was good. Monson's was good as usual. I hope the other sessions were as good as the morning sessions that I saw. The other cool thing was that our investigator kevin came to watch the conference with us. I hope he really felt the spirit while listening to it! 
And as for my flying in date, I actually don't know the exact time or anything on when I am getting in. The mission office is supposed to be calling me either this transfer or next transfer to ask me where I want to fly in at. So I guess I'll just have to wait for them to call me.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014
Dear Family!!!
Hello!!! So I found what is happening with this coming  transfer... and I'm staying here in Iasi with Elder French!!!!! WAAHOO!!!! I'm really excited because I didn't really want to have much of anything changing. So yeah I'm staying another one here in Iasi!! Well I guess that's like the major news that I really have for this week. We have still been meeting with Kevin. I actually really love the branch here. There are a lot of great members here. The weather is getting better here!!! That's really great because now I actually want to go outside and walk around. I just got to take advantage of the weather before it gets burning hot!! Yeah sorry for the lack of pictures.... I just never think of taking pictures.  I'm pretty sure that I have forgotten all the articles of faith by memory... I mean it's been quite a long time momma since you used to tuck me in at night and help me out with them!! ha ha I'm definitely looking forward to watch general conference. I'm not really sure when I will be watching it but oh well... just think though, the next general conference I'm going to be at home with all of you!! WAAHOO!!! Well this coming week basically it's only going to be French and I here in Iasi because the other missionaries are going to be in Buch for meetings and stuff. Anyway, we will see how things go this week!! ... 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014
Dear Family!!! 

Hello there family!!!! This week was pretty good. Just a typical week here in the mission. We are still meeting with Kevin every so often. This past week we have been teaching him about the Plan of Salvation!! It's been good. I'm glad you liked the pictures I sent. And yeah I was wearing my glasses because whenever I have to go somewhere else for a couple days I just wear my glasses. It's easier that way! Things between French and I are going great! This week we find out what is happening with transfers, and we are both hoping to stay together for another transfer. So yeah we do get our hands on the conference talks, but a little while after conference. But we get to use internet every week so I will be able to read it and watch it when conference comes around. Anywho, I'm glad you all are super proud of me!! I definitely miss you all so so much!!! And as for something inspiring.... Jesus Christ is our savior and redeemer!! There's nothing more inspiring than that! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014
Dear Family!!

Hello again everyone!!! So yeah this past week I was in Chisinau again!! It was a lot of fun to be back in Chisinau for a couple of days. The zone training meeting was pretty good. Just a typical meeting where President Hill, Sora Hill, and the AP's get up and talk about some stuff. When we were in Chisinau we got to stay the night at a hotel!!! It was pretty fun!! The hotel wasn't as nice as they are in America (obviously). I'll send you a picture or two with us in the hotel. I also bought some cool stuff when I was there. I'll have to show you all when I get back. Well with those winter boots, I have already gotten rid of them. I think I just left it at an apartment that I was in. It was too big to put in my suitcases!!  Geez from hearing about all these changes back at home, I'm sure that St. George is completely different from what I will remember about it!! I guess we will see when I get back home! 

I love you all so so much!! 

here's a couple of pics from me and my moldova trip! The first picture is (from left to right) Libbert, Van Dyke, French, Rose, and Me! 


The other picture is French and I in our hotel room! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Well here are a couple of pictures for you! Two of them are of me and then the other one that isn't me is my companion Elder French! 
Elder Barney

Elder French

Elder Barney

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dear Family!!

I guess you can say that I'm doing a "mini Spring Break" this coming week. We have a zone conference that is going to be in Chisinau! So I'm going to go back to Moldova for a couple of days for a meeting, plus to look around Moldova to see if there is any other things that I want to get from there. It will be pretty fun. It's just amusing to me that I have to go to a completely different country just for a meeting. Sounds like a partay to me!! This week has been pretty good. We have met up with Kevin a couple of times this past week. He is still doing good and wants to learn. That's always good. English classes have been going good too. We haven't had anyone who wants to meet up and talk about the gospel yet, but we will see what happens in the next little while. And momma, I'm pretty sure I have told you in the past, but Dryers basically don't exist here. All the apartments I have had have all had washers and then a drying rack for drying the clothes. We don't share our apartment with any other missionaries. For some reason, our mission tries to avoid pairing up companionships into the same apartment. It would probably just be too much fun for us!!! I'm pretty sure that this past week was the first week in AGES where the sun was out!!! WAAHOO!!!! I'm hoping that the sun is just going to stay and that winter will just be gone completely!! Yup I definitely love that Chunky Monkey Ben n' Jerry's!!! Yummy!