Welcome to our blog! We hope to post weekly to keep all our family and friends updated on our mission adventures over the next 18 months. Please feel free to comment or share the link to this blog with anyone you think might like to follow our adventures!
We spent the last three days in language immersion training. We learned that Croatian is one of the most difficult languages missionaries have to learn and that we have a long way to go towards being able to communicate with the local people in Croatia and Bosnia! We now have a basic understanding of how to conjugate nouns, verbs and adjectives and have a great cheat sheet to reference. We will continue to work on learning vocabulary words and practicing reading and writing sentences, but the real language training will come when we are in the country learning from the people we will have the joy of interacting with.
We also got to spend the evenings with my (Dionne's) grandparents this week which was very special and we are so grateful they went out of their way to stop in Provo to spend time with us!
We will officially report to the MTC on Monday at 10:30am. The first week we will be learning all things missionary then the second week we will be doing training specific to our humanitarian/welfare assignment. There is a database system we need to learn as well as policies and procedures. It will be a fun two weeks... hopefully I can survive sitting in a classroom that long everyday. It's not quite the same as running around a barn, playing with the grandkids or hiking with my dog, but I'm sure I will be blessed with patience.
We will fly to Croatia on Monday, August 22 where we will spend a few days before heading to Bosnia. We are very excited for this new chapter in life and look forward to getting to Croatia and Bosnia to begin working.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the wedding reception, packing up the house, helping us move everything and for taking care of my horses, my dog and my family while we are gone! We love you all and look forward to sharing our experiences with you!
Until next week..... big hugs!