Apparently our members like chalk drawings... We did the Plan of Salvation chalk thing where you draw it out, and we added the question of "What are you thankful for?" There weren't a ton of people in the park that day, but a lot of families stopped and took time to look at it together, with the kids staying to play with the chalk, so it worked pretty well! We'll have to try it again.
We got a call from a blocked number one morning. They asked who it was in English, I said you're calling us, you tell us who you are, and it went back and forth a bit. Finally he revealed himself as Chase Adams, the guy who opened up Macedonia for missionary work. He was in the city on his way to Jordan for his Arabic Major, so we met up with him and he told us all about his endeavors here. In the early days, he wasn't allowed to talk to people about the church, so they had to find a variety of ways to get people to talk to them, like just holding a door open for people all day until someone asked what they were doing. He also talked about meeting Elmaz, which was sweet!
Apparently our members like the Restoration... In Sunday School, we started studying from Our Heritage, so we watched The Restoration in Serbian. The members came out after in love with the movie, wanting to get their own copy. I have no idea how some of them have been members for over a year without ever having seen the movie, but it was sweet they all liked it!
Elder Prince and Gierisch are gone next week, and then it'll just be the 5 of us when Elder Chingas and Sister Barch come back.
I know that this is God's work, and I feel so blessed to be a part of it. God will always be there for you in tough times, even if you aren't there for him in the good times. We can always be forgiven through our Savior, and we can always have a new hope.
Chao from Ohrid!Elder Rigby