|Sisters Bushong, Rusick, Higgens, Martineau|
|Happy Birthday E. Mangeris!|
|Karlovac District (plus two)|
|Chestnut tree in bloom|
When we arrived in Croatia last October, we noticed numerous roasted chestnut stands on the streets. Which means there are a lot of chestnut trees. It is the first time I've had roasted chestnuts. They taste like a hard cooked potato and are quite bland. The chestnut trees are now in full bloom, and the blossoms are spectacular!
We are gearing up for the David Archuleta Fireside in Zagreb on May 15th, and working on getting the word out. He is famous in America, but not everyone knows him here in Croatia. We would like to fill up the chapel, so publicity is important. We have several capable people working on posters, Facebook pages, and pass along cards. We are enjoying being a part of the planning committee.
|Dinner w/ Petersons & Grahovac's|
We headed back to Karlovac on Sunday and will have Zone Conference on Monday. I'm looking forward to spending a Sunday in Karlovac. I feel like we haven't been in our home branch in weeks. We have a baptism next Saturday. Rajko has attended different churches in the area, looking for the truth. He saw the sister missionaries and asked them about the Mormon Church. They have taught him for several weeks, and he has committed to being baptized. We are excited to welcome him into our branch. As he learns more about the true gospel of Jesus Christ, the light in his eyes grows brighter, and we are blessed to be a part of it. Being converts ourselves, it brings back many sweet memories of our conversion. It seems so long ago that the missionaries knocked on our door in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The decision we made to be baptized, is one that has blessed us in so many ways, and has allowed us to be here to serve the people in Croatia. God loves all of His children and wants them to return to Him. The Atonement of Jesus Christ allows that, if we strive to follow Him.
The word of the week: Stretan Rođendan (stre tan Ro jen dan) which means Happy Birthday!