March 15, 2016
Dear Family and Friends,
Monday we were able to do a little souvenir shopping and we also went to see this little town called Uzupes, which is in Vilnius, it was really cute.
On Tuesday we had District Meeting where we talked about how understanding the people and their culture helps us with our missionary work. Also, it was Women's Day that they celebrate over here in Europe. I think we should definitely adopt the tradition. Everyone gives flowers to the women they know, there were a ton of flower vendors on the street.
On Wednesday I was with Sister Bestenlenher and Sister Griffin while Sister Madison and Sister Jerman went up to Riga for a meeting. It was interesting contacting people on the street in a trio.
On Thursday I was able to teach English again with Sister Bestenlenher and Sister Griffin while Sister Madison and Sister Jerman had a Skype meeting with the other leaders. I really enjoy teaching English.
On Friday was another Independence Day here in Lithuania. We were supposed to have service at the food bank, but soon found out after we arrived that the food bank was not open on this holiday. After we found that out we went to a less active's house and since her calling is as a counselor in the Relief Society Presidency we had her help us make invitations for the Relief Society birthday party coming up. It was really good and she is pretty creative.
On Saturday we had a baptism here in Vilnius, her name is Valentina. She is really sweet and excited. It was kind of crazy though, as a youth activity was finishing a little late. There were people from all over Lithuania, so we had a full church. It was good to see everyone though.
On Sunday the sun shined all day long, it really was a miracle, we even wore shoes instead of boots. It was beautiful.