Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Playing Paintball on P-Day

 Us watching The Emperor's New Groove on New Years Eve

Monday, January 7, 2013
So we just got in on the train from Arad. We had a zone p-day there,
and we woke up at 4 AM to catch a train this morning. We went
paintballing there and ate lunch as a zone. All the missionaries from
Oradea, Timisoara, and Arad were there. And at the pizza place, the
sisters in Arad found out that it's my birthday next week, so they
bought ice cream, and a candle and sang to me in the pizza place.
They are the coolest. Anyways, the paintballing was awesome. We did
it in an old communist building thing that was converted into a
paintball course. This guy had all the gear, and the guns and
everything, and he even took pictures while we were playing to email
to us later. It was awesome. But I'm dead tired right now. It's
freezing cold right now, and we've been on trains for 6 hours today.
While we were playing, I slipped and ate cement, so hopefully my
shoulder is OK. I'm pretty sure it will be.

Things have been slow as usual. We actually have some numbers of some
people we can call this week, so hopefully we can set up some lessons.
There was actually people in the park on Saturday and Sunday.

They are having to change our transfer schedule to
accommodate the change of age and change of time for missionaries in
the MTC. Missionaries learning Romanian will only say for 6 weeks now,
instead of 9. And those learning Asian languages and Russian stay for
8. Crazy.

The mission has taught me so far that there are so many different
people that believe so many different things. It's hard to respect
that sometimes, but, we are most successful when we love people. So
when people shut the door on us, we just have to say, they'll have
another chance. Also, I'm gonna have stories to tell till the cows
come home. This country is just so different, and things here are
sometimes peculiar and weird. It is an adventure everyday to be
submersed in this culture. But I've already had awesome experiences
that I wouldn't trade for anything.
We went to the cemetery on new years day, super cool and huge

The red sunset on the train home from Arad

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