I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We celebrated it well here in Albania. We had a mission conference where all of the missionaries came to us here in Tirana. We ate American food, performed skits, and dessert-off'ed. Our week seemed packed with fun activities! Then Friday Motra Holt and I went to a member's home where she taught us how to make homemade qofte and byrek (traditional Albanian food). She had really loud Popullore music on and danced as she cooked; it was very entertaining. Then Saturday we drove ontop of a mountain for lunch for a ward activity. Finally today we went on an adventure to Kruja which is a city an hour north of here! We checked out a sick castle and explored some ruins.
Something Albanian: Motra Holt and I were just walking here to the internet cafe and there were two random shark heads laying on the sidewalk....
Something Marvelous: we were calling and calling the plenty of numbers that we had for potential investigators but no one was accepting lessons. So we were finding a lot this week and praying for more committed, solid friends that we could teach. Then some missionaries sent us a referral to a family. We went to their home for a first lesson and it was amazing. They said probably five times that we were the answer to their prayers because they just moved to Tirana and had been praying for a church to go to. Their big family came to church yesterday! We are so excited to be able to teach a family. Also our friend E just got back from Milan, she came to church yesterday and she's ready to get baptized on Saturday, so we're preparing her for that this week :).
Something Spiritual: Watch this video the church just came out with - it's a kickoff to the Christmas season! https://www.mormon.org/ (It's there on the homepage.)
Love you all have a great week!
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|Be the sandwich|
|Today and tomorrow are independence day it's going to be nuts|
|The Kruja castle!|
|It was a little chilly|