Well this week has been quite a crazy, successful, different week out here! I LEFT ZAGREB FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE I ARRIVED! But I will get into that fun stuff later in my E-mail! It has been a good time full of finding, teaching, and being missionary like! Here we start!
After P-day ended we got some snow shovels and went around the city! We cleaned up a lot of street corners and made it able for people to actually walk. thats about it though!
My official 5 month mark! Crazy! We were walking around and a couple guys stopped us and were like trying to force us to drink coffee for a taste test! They wouldn’t let us leave for like 10 minutes! eventually we escaped and ate Sri Lankan food for lunch. IT WAS DELICIOUS. It was like this ball of strange meets and curry sauce. Then the guys offered us a free shot of Vodka O.o why does everyone want us drinking and such?? we politely declined 😉 and headed out to contact and do some computer work. We took our dinner break and I just transcribed lyrics from songs 😀 We had english class but nothing really happened. Then we got a GIANT hot dog for dinner 😀 yum! We had rain that was falling and freezing before it hit the ground…it was terrible…
We had some contacting in the morning. We went to get Burek for lunch but they were out of meat…so I just went and had McDonalds for lunch 😀 We spent our lunch hour exploring google earth and maps 😀 we contacted some more then we met the Karlovac elders at our apartment and I left with Elder Poore on exchange to Karlovac! The drive was about 45 minutes or so. Once there we got caught in a blizzard O.o but eventually we made it to the senior couples house! They fed us homemade Chicken Noodle soup. Good (Not as good as my moms). But then we went to the apartment and planned for a bit. We hit the streets and talked to some cool people whilst trudging through the blizzard! Back at the apartment Elder Poore taught me how to Juggle 😀
We did studies as always. Then hit the streets! we talked to some cool people, but nothing huge. We came back and made stroganoff for lunch as I analyzed my Hymn book 😀 We hit the streets again! Then planned english. Then the streets again! then we had english! Our class never showed up, so we stayed in the Sisters class. Afterwords we played ping pong in the “Church” (More just the upper floor of a building). We went back to the apartment and had a Palačinke party! We were putting some weird stuff on it 😀 We did have a snowball fight though!
Friday: We did studies in the morning. Then had a surprise apartment check so we deep cleaned the apartment. After that we headed back up to Zagreb! We arrived, said our goodbyes, and I was once again with Elder Frandsen! We got some Nokturno for lunch then to get some stuff at the office done. We had a lesson with an older Less active named Tihomir, he was super awesome and he was so easy to understand and it was great! We went back to the apartment and I made some tacos with my Christmas stuff 😀
We went out to the church to help Igor clean. It was great! Then we came back and went to have lunch at Jazz.Ba. A Ćevapi place! super good as always! That place really makes me want to go down to Sarajevo! We did our weekly planning which went great! Then we went out to meet with another less active named Mladen. He was super nice, just hard for him to get to church because of the distance!
We went out to the church as normal and had our regular meetings. TONS of less actives at church this week! It was great! I got to lead the music, so I was a lot more comfortable there 😀 We talked with the missionaries a bit then trammed home with Kristijan. Twas a good time! At the apartment I ate left over tacos whilst listening to Croatian talks CUZ I CANT UNDERSTAND. We went back out to the church and had a lesson with a Referral. It went great!! We showed him around the church and taught the Restoration. THEN HE ACCEPTED A BAPTISMAL DATE! It was fantastic!
It has been a great week! We saw a lot of success, I got to experience a different city, it was just wonderful:D I look forward to this next week! I want you all to know how much I love you and how much you all mean to me! You are all the world to me and it is so great to hear from you all every week! Keep being amazing and always stay strong and remember who you are!
Elder Bowles 😀
PS. If you listen to the song “Prayer of the Children” (great song) near the end of the song it says something in a different language. It says “Da li čujete sve dječje molitve?” which is Bosnian for ” Can you hear all of the Childrens Prayer?”
Just a fun fact 😀