December 1, 2015

I'd say Thanksgiving here was a definite success! We went down to Tirana (the 3rd time this month) and spent the night with the APs on Wednesday. The APs had to set everything up for our mission conference we were having that day, so they left real early, while the rest of us got to sleep in until 6:30 am. Elder Dibble and Bischoff left to go help the APs out with some work, then Elder Chingas and I left a bit after them to guide people to the venue where we were having the conference. 

At the conference, the Christmas initiative was revealed to us, "A Savior is Born". We made plans about how we were going to use it, and then, most importantly, we had a pretty legit Thanksgiving feast! We had turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, peas, carrots cranberry sauce and stuffing. It was very good. Afterwards, each district presented a skit. For ours, we pretty much just ate Domino's and Burger King in front of everyone else because we have the only ones in the mission, and that's all the rest of the mission really knows about Macedonia.

Afterwards, we asked the APs for the key so we could grab out stuff and head back, but they said that they left the key on the table in their apartment for Elder Chingas and I to grab, even though they never told us... and the spare key was also in the apartment. The landlord, who had the only other key, refused to open the door for us, so then our only option was to try to break in. After taking folded pieces of paper and going at it for a while, it seemed pretty hopeless. Elder Dibble had been working on it for about 10 minutes, when suddenly, the door just popped open. It was one of those "I can't believe that actually happened" moments, but it was way awesome. So we ended up making it back that night, and the APs could sleep in their apartment!

Also this week, President Weidmann came down to our Skopje branch and created an Elder’s Quorum. The accompanying Relief Society will hopefully be made next week. Sasho also received the Melchizedek Priesthood!!

 I included the links for a “Savior is Born” below. We're lucky this year, it's also in Croatian, so if you want to hear it in a language similar to Macedonian, check it out! This Christmas season remember Jesus Christ, and help everyone else to remember him as well.