Friday, March 30, 2012
What a crazy week! We finally had some beautiful sun which was much needed. We also met a nice fish named Steve, whom I kissed for some hazel nut Snickers. It was very much worth it. We had a lot of great lessons and prepared for S. Hickman's departure. Plus we found out who my new companion will be! Her name is Sora Bedebone and I can't wait to serve with her. She has 2 transfers left and is really experienced which is great. That also means that on Wed I will be able to see my family away from family and go down to Buc! I am so excited. I can't wait. But I have to, at least one more day. (we take the sleeper train Tues night and get in Wed morning). So life is good. Other than that life is great.
Oh and I hit my 6 month mark this week! Woot! We celebrated by eating at a Ubekistani restaurant where we got a 3 course meal for about $8 USD. Great deal. Today we went to Orhei Vechi for P-day. It was a lot of fun. The cliff is made out of sandstone that had a ton of fossilized sea shells in it. So I took one haha. We went through some caves that had been carved out a then we went to a monastery on the top of the hill that was beautiful. It was freezing and really windy, but so worth it. We also met a cow we named Norman. He was very nice. So that was my week.
Thanks to John for the email. Good luck this week on your tests and other fun school stuff. Congrats to Aunt Debi and Uncle Larry on their mission call. Super exciting stuff. I love you all and miss you all like crazy!
Sora Krissy Hall
Posted by hallkristena at 4:20 PM
Monday, March 19, 2012
What a week! I can't believe it has already come and gone and that it is already P-day again! I think that is the sign of a good week. Just comes and goes before you even know what happened just because you are so busy. We had a lot of lessons all across the board and then on Saturday we had a Relief Society activity for the 170th birthday. It was great! The whole branch was invited (because the missionaries were asked to call everyone) and it turned out that more less/inactive members came than active members. How wonderful is that! All they needed was to be asked. On Sunday we had many of the same people at church. It was really a blessing for the branch.
Last night was amazing! (3/18/2012) We went over to Brother Alto's home with all the other missionaries and had a great American meal! He is from CA and works in the Embassy here. So we had real chips and salsa, chili and the best apple pie i have every had! It was glorious, really. But you know the best part? Cherry Coke, from America :) (see pictures) I just felt so rejuvenated afterwards and super pumped for this last week before transfers. It was really wonderful. I feel really blessed to be here. It is so beautiful. Today we had waffles and we played outside because it was sunny! Oh I can't wait for Spring. It is all so exciting :)
Well I should go I love you all! Shout outs to John for the Woman's day email haha. I can't wait to hear where Aunt Debi and Uncle Larry get called. So don't forget to email me ok. Love you so much
Sora Krissy Hall
Posted by hallkristena at 10:07 AM
Friday, March 16, 2012
March 8th, or Woman's Day is really big here and the Russian Elders got us flowers and treated us to lunch and the Zone Leaders filled our apartment with candy and chocolates. It was really sweet of them, we really felt loved. They are amazing Elders all of them. It was also really sweet to see the culture really show their appreciation of the women in their life, even women they didn't know.
Posted by hallkristena at 7:36 PM
Posted by hallkristena at 7:09 PM
Another week has come and gone. The work has been a little rough this last week, but that is okay. Our investigator with a Baptismal date called us Saturday, said she finished the BoM and read something that told her it wasn't true. She didn't sound like her normal happy self, so we asked to meet with her one more time. We want to know if there is anything we can explain better that maybe she misunderstood, or maybe the timing just isn't right for her right now. That was a blow though. But we were able to do a lot of service this week and really have a lot of fun, especially in English. Plus, March 8th, or Woman's Day is really big here and the Russian Elders got us flowers and treated us to lunch and the Zone Leaders filled our apartment with candy and chocolates. It was really sweet of them, we really felt loved. They are amazing Elders all of them. It was also really sweet to see the culture really show their appreciation of the women in their life, even women they didn't know. I really felt like they respected me as well as all the women they were around. I wish I could feel that much respect when I was home haha.
Anyways, Saturday we also got to leave Chisinau and have a lesson with a Baptist woman who was really nice. She lived in a city right outside of Chisinau, but it was beautiful. I loved going there and it just made me think of how cool it would be to serve in an area like that.
Okay, well I need to go. I love you all. Take care oh and John thanks for the email. I will so go to the Doctor Who parties haha.
Picture is a Moldovan Family with Sister Hickman and myself.
Love you all
Sora Krissy Hall
Posted by hallkristena at 6:24 PM
Monday, March 5, 2012
Pics- Chisinau Moldova, The jets and sharks crossing (this is for Matt especially) :)
First I want to thank Jen for the letter, as well as Sandra and the kids (Ethan, Eliot and Eryn) and Aunt Debi for their letters. Oh and the families that signed the stake letter. I really appreciate them all. This week has been a little crazy but we have pushed through and gotten through it. We had about 35 plus people show up to our English class alone on Tuesday and Saturday saw a slight decrease, but it was still a huge class. We have already found some people that seem interested in learning more about the church. So basically life is just moving forward. Our investigator with a baptismal date has moved the date to the 17th and is really excited for it.
Let's see, March first was the beginning of Martisor, which is a Romanian holiday where you wear these red and white ribbons for the month of march. It is fun and it symbolizes the beginning of spring. We have gotten a couple of them, however they are very easy to lose. But we will get the hang of it.
Moldova is really a beautiful place. They have a real inherent sense of family here and it seems to be one of the most important things here. I love it.
Well, I know there is more that happened this week, I just can't think of it right now. I love you all. Take care.
Sora Krissy Hall
Posted by hallkristena at 6:39 AM