|EK with his crop|
We went to Maribor, Slovenia with the Varaždin Elders on Monday for p-day. We saw the beautiful Maribor Cathedral, walked around the town's main square which dates from 1515, had some pizza at a local restaurant, and walked down to the Drava River to see the swans. We also came upon Sister VanWagoner and her companion who are currently serving there. She served in Karlovac with us and it was a treat to see her. We all had ice cream together, said our goodbyes, and headed for Varaždin to drop off the elders.
When Kate & Gavin came to visit, I had them bring back a princess dress for Natalie. She is a huge fan of Frozen and Elsa. We went over to their house and surprised her with it. The look on her face was
There are four missionaries in Zadar. We are enjoying attending district meetings with them and helping with English class. They are quite a mix and come from Australia, Canada, Alaska, and the USA. The missionaries serving in the Adriatic North Mission never fail to impress us. They are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to serve the Lord. Many times we are in awe of them. Which reminds me that we miss our Karlovac missionaries. We called them yesterday to tell them we are still around and will be back.
An interesting change serving here in Zadar is that it is a tourist area. Every Sunday we have new visitors attend from all over the world. This last Sunday we had 50 in attendance. Most people are just passing through to their next adventure, but there is one family who have been here for an extended period of time.
|The Butler family|
We had a BIG day on Saturday! We were able to FaceTime with Adam and attend our grandson Joey's baptism. We ended up going to the church because the internet was spotty at the apartment. We were able to visit with him beforehand. He looked so grownup and happy. We had front row seats so we could see everything including Lily and Joey on the piano, with Layla singing a solo. It felt like we were there with everyone. We love that young man and are proud of him. It is a major step in his spiritual journey. Unfortunately, we did miss out on the root beer floats at the end.
Word of the week: klima (klee-ma) which means air conditioner. Much needed this time of year...