|Elder Christensen, Elder Hillock, Božo, Sister Locey and Sister Christensen|
|The one and only roller coaster as viewed from the Ferris Wheel.|
|It was an extremely hot day so they found a good way to cool off!|
He tells us his phone is waterproof.. we thought he was texting, but
he said he was trying to unlock it so he could take some pictures.
|This was a bit creepy... Elder Christensen fit right in!|
|The people walking near the church will give you some persepective|
on the actual size of this teeny, tiny "cathedral".
|We had to check out the "healthy mud". Ironically, I ended up|
with a nasty stomach virus the rest of the week.... not convinced
this was truly "healthy mud", but our skin was soft afterwards!
|The town mayor (in yellow) and the new school director (on crutches)|
being interviewed. This was the director's first week on the job.
|Interviewing one of the students and asking what he thinks about|
being able to flush toilets when school starts in a few weeks.
|Town children preforming at the closing ceremony.|
|Elder Newton and the mayor with some of the students.|
|Bosnians NEVER celebrate without a good meal!|
This past week we had more fun with the young missionaries. This time all 11 missionaries from Bosnia joined us for the day before Zone Conference. They all gathered in Sarajevo on Sunday night. Early Monday morning we all headed out to visit Mostar, a Turkish Dervish and Jajce, a small town with a cool waterfall and fort. After we finished up our sightseeing, we headed to Banja Luka for Zone Conference the next morning. It's always so enjoyable to hang out with the missionaries and just soak up all the joy they exude. It was a lot of driving, but we were in good company!
|This little boat trip takes you into the cave just a bit, but it|
was beautiful inside!
|The boat driver uses the rope to pull the boat into and out of the cave|
|Just a few of my favorite people.....|
|Aren't they beautiful! They had to be "covered" to enter the dervish.|
Once we got home from Zone Conference we spent the next couple of days finalizing projects for the two refugee centers in Zagreb. LDS Charities will be providing the centers with much needed supplies. We were approved to supply 500 pairs of shoes, sheets, pillows. blankets, laundry detergent and towels as well as an assortment of clothing to name a few items. Also approved was a service project with the missionaries and church members in Zagreb to assembly 500 hygiene kits and LDS Charities will also will be providing them with backpacks and school supplies so the refugee children will be prepared to start school in September. The Croatia Red Cross oversees both centers and we have been so impressed with all the work they are doing to make the lives of these people a little bit better.
I personally just want to thank any of you who have ever donated to the humanitarian efforts of LDS Charities. Your generous donations truly do make a difference in the lives of so many people. Sometimes we don't realize the impact a few dollars can make when it is multiplied by millions of people. So, thank you from us and from those whose lives have been touched by your Christlike love.