December 28, 2013

Richard Skyped family on Christmas day, so he did not do email this week. He is doing well and we really enjoyed the chance to talk with him! The service missionary couple in Skopje, the Nelsons, have a blog and mentioned a few things about Richard that I can report on....
It's snowing in Skopje right now! The second picture is the group that visited the Nelsons for Family Home Evening on Christmas Eve.
The Nelsons invited the missionaries over the next day on traditional Christmas (here Christmas will be celebrated on Jan 6, Orthodox Christians) to cook French toast for breakfast. Elder Kranjc made a cake for dinner and Elder Prince made his famous broccoli salad. The rest of us worked on making funeral potatoes, baking a ham and deviled eggs. Sister Nelson made the Christmas sleighs and the gifts shown in the picture; Elder Prince and Sister Schofield modeled their Christmas presents. Earlier in the week the missionaries visited a mosque to understand better what 1/3 of Macedonians practice as Muslims.