This week has been great! Zagreb is so big, there are a bunch of members, and there's a lot of work to do. We have about 40-50 people who come to church every week, but we have about 300 members on the branch roster. Some on the roster have passed away, but most are just inactive members. It's crazy! There is not enough time every week to get everything done that I want to... if we could just work on reactivation that would be one thing, but we also have a bunch of investigators and members that we're working with, as well.
New Years celebrations kind of slowed us down a little bit, but for our New Years celebration we ate some chocolate, went contacting, finished up some English stuff at the office, and went to be at 10 :) What did you guys end up doing to celebrate? Any Martinelli's this year?
One thing that I think we really need to work on more is more unity with the missionaries and the members here. We met with one of our members last night and she talked about how there are two groups in the branch: missionaries and members. We were really united in my past two areas. I think, but it made a big difference. There is power that comes from just being more united in goal and purpose with the people that you're working with.
I feel so blessed to be a missionary and to be serving with Sister W. When I first found out I was being transferred, I prayed really hard to love it here and to not miss Sarajevo, and I fell in love with Zagreb and the people on my first day. One thing that I also really love about being a missionary, is because we made ourselves busy with the work, you don't have time to think about yourself. This time is not about me, so my personal problems and concerns don't matter.
It was so great seeing you on Christmas! I love you so much and I hope you have a great week! Drink an extra cup of hot chocolate for me with all this snow that you guys are getting :)
S ljubavlju uvijek,