April 11, 2016

It's going to be a short one this week! Busy bees...

No Luck at the Syrian Camps  We've been trying to get to be able to volunteer at the Syrian camp, and we got a phone call about it this week. Apparently, since there's a total standstill in result of the strong urges from the EU to block the borders, the Syrians in the camp are going to be flown to Turkey. That's got to be total chaos. Anyways, after our many attempts, it looks like we're not going to be able to volunteer there at all. But they are using some donation from the church, particularly a massive generator at the front of the camp!

We had MLC and Zone Training this week, which were way good. We went to Bondsteel on the way back, and there's a ton of pilots there from Arizona and that are LDS! One of them lived in Arizona, and he put me to shame about Tucson geography. I guess I might have used my GPS too much. We found some common people we knew though; he's married to a Connie Kartchner Haynie, so that was pretty sweet! He said a year ago he went on a camping trip with my old stake president.

We took the trip 15 km southwest of Skopje over to Matka Canyon. The Treska River runs through this narrow canyon with steep mountain sides rising 1000 meters high (3300 ft or 0.62 miles).
That's all I've got time for today. Love you all!!
Elder Rigby