Speaking of funny, here is another experience we had. We usually walk to church, but one time we were in a hurry so we caught a bus near our apartment. It is a quick ride and the drivers really zoom down the road. You have to watch carefully and strategically place yourself for a quick exit. This particular bus was crowded and as we got close to our stop, we started for the door. We had to maneuver ourselves around people and as I stepped off I heard the doors behind me slam shut. I turned around and saw EK's shocked face through the glass doors as it sped away. I was initially shocked as well, but realized he would get off at the next stop and it was no big deal. The more I thought about it the funnier it got and the harder I laughed. When he came walking down the street 10 minutes later, we just looked at each other and laughed until we cried. We do that sometimes and sometimes, that's all we can do.
We put on our "helping hands" vests and went to a local park where we picked up trash and litter. There was a wedding nearby and we were able to listen to a small orchestra serenade the bride and groom outside of the church.
We had a birthday celebration for Elder Valentine and Elder Snell. Their birthdays are a day apart, so we had everyone over for dinner on Sunday. We also asked Milenko to join us. He is an 18 year old young man who joined the church two months ago. He is a really sweet kid and we love him. We had chicken stroganoff, chocolate birthday cake, and we sang our special birthday song. Elder Valentine has been here long enough to hear it a few times, so he was prepared and listened with a big smile.
|Dušan with family and|
We traveled to Podgorica, Montenegro for Branch Conference. We decided to drive this time, and tour the part of the mission we have not seen. We were able to see Kotor, Mostar, Tivat, and other beautiful coastal towns.We went through 76 tunnels driving from Montenegro to Sarajevo which is about 150 miles. We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Sarajevo and were happy to find a copy of the Book of Mormon on the nightstand. We got back to Belgrade and began to pack for home. It is a strange feeling to pack our bags for the last time here in the mission. I'm a little worried about our 50 lb. weight limit. We have accumulated a few things while here.
Word of the week: вечан which means eternal