February 9, 2015

This week was probably the most uninteresting I've had so far on the mish, so don't expect too much. Elder Barber and Sister Schofield are heading out over the next two weeks. It's pretty weird for missionaries that have already been here; the 6 of them were together for almost a year straight, and now they're finally getting broken up.

The language has been coming along really well! People are a lot nicer when I begin with saying I'm trying to learn Macedonian, and then eventually they ask why the heck I'm the tiny country of Macedonia. The gift of tongues is real!

Two recent converts, Zoki and Nejat, are hopefully going to be getting the Melchezidek Priesthood soon. Elmaz is the only one right now, and with President Swineford and his family leaving to Moscow in April, we need to get some people for the branch presidency!

I bought a ping-pong set for about $3 that we set up on our kitchen table. We've been playing on it with our downtime at night. Sister Schofields' parents are coming on Saturday, and hopefully they bring some tennis racquets for Elder Chingas and I :)

We were having a lesson with Elmaz a couple weeks ago when an old investigator named Alex called us. He disappeared for a bit, and said he wanted to meet up again. He's a very loud, very funny, and very smart guy. He works as a tour guy and speaks some really good English. Every lesson, Alex comes with about 20 questions and just drills us on every one. He's researched the church for hours on the internet, but seems hesitant to read the Book of Mormon. The last lesson, he brought a flash drive with pictures about church history and taught us all about it. It was an interesting lesson. He's a fun guy :)
 Elder Rigby

At a cool cafe nearby