Sunday, January 11, 2009
LA MULTI ANI!!!It's been awhile since I last wrote...I'm Sorry!!!! It was so good to hear from all of you guys last week. I miss you guys soooooo much!!!! Betty sent me the link to all the Christmas pictures in Utah...HILARIOUS!!! I like Drew & Mom's matching haircuts too!!!! lol. I was kind of confused with the balloons in the nylons??!! Lemme know what that game was, maybe we'll play it at our next Branch activity. All the kids are so grown!!! I almost didn't even recognize Baby Jimmy!!! It looks like you all had a lot of fun.As far as the work, things are going really slow. Our investigators left out of town for the holidays, so we've just been doing service for the members & the community. I went & chopped wood for the first time 2 weeks ago, & it was so much fun!!! We also went caroling all last week to in-actives & investigators. Oh yeah, & we went caroling to this old folks home, & it reminded me of the time Betty made all those little Bears & took them to the Old Folks home in Hawaii & they all ripped the eyes & the ears off!!!! LOL!!!! It was fun.I'm attatching a link to our Jingle Bells skit we did for our Zone Christmas party...HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!!!!!http://s108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/betham72/?action=view¤t=JingleMovie.flv-Sasster Sora.
which translates: fa'afetai to the bestest mom 'eva!!!!!i just checked my account, & was so happy to see my account full again!!! merry christmas me!!!! you really don't have to send a package. it would just be nice to get something in the mail...but you really don't have to. i don't need much from home. everything i need i've been able to find here. so, maybe just money in the bank!!! hahaha. i need to find some new boots, because my old ones have holes in them...& i was thinking about luggage, because both of mine don't roll anymore!!!! i was thinking about sending a package home, but i'm coming home in 3 months, so i'll just bring it then. if there's something in particular you want from here, lemme know.as far as my call home for c'mas...im thinking ill call home around 8 o'clock c'mas eve. if that doesn't work for you guys let me know. im planning to call you guys for about an hour & then the utah clan for an hour. so if you could get them to do something all together on c'mas eve it would be easier for me to talk to all of them at once.the work is going well. the church was on tv this past sunday. the missionaries in buc were able to talk about the doctrines of the church. eventhough they had an orthodox priest commenting on everything including baptism for the dead & polygamy, a lot of people are beginning to hear about the church & are becoming interested. the lord is blessing his children here in romania & im grateful to be a part of it.send my love to everyone. i miss you alot & can't wait to talk to you next week.cu drag,sora betham
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Yay, it's finally here!!!! I'm so glad I get one more Christmas in Romania!!!! The city I'm in now, Brasov, is the most beautiful city in Romania. We had the first snow of the winter last week, & decided that I actually love the snow!!!! Until it hardens & you actually have to tract in it. I learned that when you have holes in your boots, 4 pairs of socks won't keep your toes from turning into vienna sausages!!!!! I think the only good thing that came out of communism is that the communist blocks make talking to people a little easier this time of year...they keep u warm & the doors are right next to each other!!! but romanians don't really like to be bothered...I mean, it's not like we should be thinking about the Savior at the time of his birth RIGHT??!!! i don't get it, but whatever.it's been awhile since i last wrote...so let me update you. we're working with this old man, Vasile who's 82 years old!!! He is the tightest old man too. He used to be a pilot for the Army a long long time ago. He just walked up to the church one day when someone else cancelled on us & asked about the church. We've been working with him for about 2 1/2 weeks now, & he's planning to be baptized on Dec 13!!!! I'm so excited for him. ...& yes this will be the FIRST!!!!! Every day, I'm learning to really love missionary work. I get this weird adrenaline rush everytime some one actually listens for at least 10 min!!!! ...well, okay it's the spirit not adrenaline...but whatever...I LOVE IT!!! don't get me wrong, i still get pissed when people don't accept the gospel...but i get over it & keep it moving. hope all is well in the motherland...hope the recession isn't keeping santa from coming to romania!!!! love u guys, have a good week!!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
last friday we had a luau for the branch...& it was the ghetto-est luau ever, but everyone had so much fun!!!! we started out by reading the parable of the talents in matthew. then we separated into 3 groups. miles & williams taught some of the boys the haka...i taught my comp the hukilau, so she & kirk taught that...& had all the older members in my group with hardman & we taught the patapata. we decorated the church & i hung my ie lavalava on the wall...so ghetto i know. & we made origami flowers for everyone to put in their ears...it was THE best activity yet.then we got transfer calls & found out that im for sure transfered. after 6 months in this area, it's like leaving home. but a change would be good. some of the members were crying, which made it that much harder to leave. man, i hate this part.here are some pics & the links to the videos...love u guys. have a good week!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
sorry i haven't written in awhile...nothing new really happened. got a
new companion though, & she's tight...so i'm excited for another
transfer here in iasi. man, i'll hit my year mark on friday...i've been
a missionary for ONE WHOLE YEAR NOW!!!! are you suprised? i am. here are
the pics i promised awhile back. have a good week!!!!
1-playing with my PIMP new phone-the office elders hooked me up!!!
2-me & my mini-"mironey" messing around on the train
3-one of my favorite members in buc...we call her BUNI!!!! (grandma)
4-broken luggage...life of a missionary
5-me & baby miron my comp's sister who served a mini mission too!!!
6-transilvania crew (we all pretty much served with each other) like my
watch?!! thanks horgmo!!!
7-outreach pics with the youth
8-piatra neamt...enough said.
9-the eternal flame...except we're blocking it!!! smart huh?!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
ENGLISH, GYPSIES, & KENNY G
Things here in Iasi haven't changed much since my last letter. The investigators we found last week are progressing really slowly. I guess that's how it goes sometimes. We finally got permission from the city to do our English sign-ups on the streets, so I'm excited to see how it all goes. We're trying a lot of new things this time, so I hope it goes well. We even have a website Elder Kirk put together: http://iasiengleza.com/. It's in Romanian, so you wouldn't understand it, but there's pics you can look at!We also visited the BYU girls this week, because they'll be leaving in a couple of days. The funniest thing happened. I'm not sure how appropriate it would be, but I'm gonna tell it anyway. So, I think I've told you about how gypsies are here...well, they are gypsy moms at the Hospital too. Usually they yell dirty things at the BYU girls. But this one day, they were really nice. So one of the BYU girls offered them 1 sticker for each of their kids from her book. Well, they all went nuts & snatched the book from her, & started fighting over them. Get this, one mom even unzipped her shirt & started putting superman stickers all over her boobs!!!! lol. While the other ladys kept fighting. The BYU girl finally snatched her book back & got out of there. I couldn't stop laughing when they told me. lol...We also had a Branch Picnic at the Lake. It was so much fun! We ate grilled Mici (this Beef-Spam-nasty-but-really-good-Sausage), threw the football for a little bit, & had a Water fight. Our investigator came & got to know a lot of the members, which was good. I love Branch activities here in Iasi. Everyone here has a genuine care for each other, like one big family.That was my week in short. Besides all that, I've been really homesick this past week. It just seems like everyone around me is leaving back to the states. Feels like I'll never make it back home. So, a couple times this week, I just cried it out, made some Brownies, & put on my Kenny G CD...& everything was all good again!!!! & of course PRAYER!!!!I hope your week was better than mine. Hope to hear from some of you this week. But if not, you're still in my prayers!!!!God is Love,Rev Run.