Hey Mom! Ćao ćao!Ahh, so many e-mails this week, so I apologize ahead of time if I can't respond to all of them.
After church we met with S and taught her about Christ. Since we only have one good translation of the Bible here in Tuzla (it was expensive and one of the Elders bought it up in Zagreb), the members don't really get to read that much in the Bible. I brought my English quad and we went through some of the ways that she may want to start studying about Christ's life. She is so hungry to keep learning! Seriously, every time I call her she is in the middle of reading her scriptures, the Liahona, Preach My Gospel, writing in her journal, watching a church movie or working on a Sunday School lesson. She's such a powerhouse. Her influence has been so great that she's rubbing off on everyone around her! We taught her about budgeting and the word of wisdom, and she he told her mom and her friends all about it! Her mom has been off of cigarettes and coffee for a week! And they're planning on opening a savings account since most people here are just used to spending all of their monthly pension.We're thrilled! Her mom is so sweet to us and cooked us dinner (our second dinner cooked by a local, if that's any indication of how often we're invited over to people's homes for meals, Grandma, haha), and we asked S to invite her to take the lessons with us some time this week :)
Everything in terms of day-to-day missionary life is going well. I can feel my Bosnian improving, which is always good. I'm anxious to get to the point where I don't have to formulate sentences in my head, proof-read them to myself and then say them out loud to people. Sister Matthews and I are trying to up the ante on our language. Maybe the Lord will bless us by letting us stay together. Sister M keeps saying how you normally don't get along this well with your companions and she's been getting more emotional the closer it gets to transfers (still three weeks away, haha). She really is such a sweetheart and I feel so blessed to have her.
I love you so much!! Have such a great week! Go Cards!