Called to serve in the Adriatic North Mission.

Monday, March 16, 2015


I guess I'll just jump right in.

Friday was the big highlight of the week, I suppose. We had zone conference here in Karlovac for the first half of the day, and then a branch activity for the other half! All in all we were in the church and only the church for about 11 hours straight on Friday. YIKES. 

Here's how it went down.

Zone conference was from 10:30 to 4:30, and we got there early to set up. The conference was fantastic. We talked a lot in the weeks leading up to it about preparing yourself to receive answers and insights to your questions spiritually during the conference, and I really saw that happen. If you don't have a spiritual experience at a meeting when the topics are focused on spiritual things, that is your own fault. We were all able to share our successes and our joy in this work together, and build each other up to get back out there and just do it Nike.

Then, immediately after the conference, since we were in charge of the activity at 6, we stayed to get ready for it. It was really great. The daughter of a really great member here came to teach us how to make burek, which is this really, really, good, but also really unhealthy, baked good here. It's basically flaky, greasy bread with stuff inside it, whether it be cheese and spinach, or meat and potatoes (personal favorite), or apples or something. You should probably google it. I've wanted to know how it's made ever since I got here, and Lana finally taught us how! It's a long process, but so worth it. I'll personally make it for each and every one of you when I get home if you want, but only if you share with me. I'm really bad at it right now, but I'll be an expert by the time I get home, I'm sure. Also, it was cool to spend time with Lana, who actually was baptized 12 years ago, but hasn't come to church since. She's just a little older than we are, so we got along great.

Burek Recipe
We have another lesson with the wonderful Dubravka tomorrow! I'm excited for that. And we'll be on an exchange at that time, meaning that from Tuesday to Thursday I'll be serving here in Karlovac with the lovely Sister Hertz, who also just happens to be from my MTC group, and whom I love a whole lot. I am way excited to serve with her. We'll try to get some work done ;) (just kidding, promise!)

Alright, good people, fraza dana time!
Burek je život (boo-wreck yay zhee-vote (the "ž" sound is that motor sound that is like a mix between a "sh" and a "j", like the s in "pleasure)) -- "Burek is life."

Have a great week! 

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