Friday, March 1, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I feel like it has been forever since I have written you guys! So yeah I am now here in Moldova! Moldova is actually pretty different from Romania. I'm basically in another state of "culture shock" like how I was when I first came to Romania from the MTC. I mean, they use different money here, people are speaking Russian left and right, I don't know where anything is in the city, and people who speak Romanian here have an accent so it's pretty difficult to understand what anyone says sometimes! Geez just when I started feeling like I got the hang of things I get thrown into a place where I can hardly do anything ha ha It's a little bit frustrating, but I'm still glad to be here. I mean, not many people get to serve here in Moldova so I'm excited to just be here!
Speaking of serving the members, I gave a talk in church this past sunday! We got into the country Saturday morning and then we went over to a member of the branch president's house for lunch. Then when we were over there he was just like "Oh by the way, can you talk in church tomorrow for like 8 minutes?". So yeah I gave a talk in church! Now I probably won't have to give one for a while ha ha But church is definitely different here in Moldova! Basically it was in both Russian and Romanian. I mean lots of people understand both languages, but some people prefer to speak one language and others prefer to speak the other language! It was kind of weird when we were singing the hymns in sacrament meeting because both languages were being sung at the same time! But it also makes it difficult to understand. Like in Sunday school the teacher was speaking in Russian but some people would answer her questions in Romanian while others answered in Russian. So it kind hard just sitting in church for 3 hours when basically most of the time I have no idea what's going on (like I wrote earlier, culture shock!). Oh I took my first "sleeper train" to get to Moldova!! The train left at 7:45 at night and then we got to Chisinau at like 10 the next morning. It was pretty fun. Basically all of us decided to stay up all night and just talk ha ha yeah I probably slept for like an hour and a half on that train! It definitely made the past couple of days make me more tired than usual!! But it was fun ha ha :)
Well that's basically all I have for now!!! Moldova is definitely different and pretty difficult right now, but I'm sure I'll get over the difficult part soon (hopefully!!) ha ha I love you all SOOOOOOO much!!!!