Week 54 – București, România

Bucharest_41_1200Christmas is coming here in Bucharest, and we felt it here today. We had been practicing a ton for this event and today we were finally able to go and sing at the U.S. Embassy. It was a really neat experience and it was very very strange to hear American accents. It literally threw me off for a moment. I was fortunate to be able to sing a duet with the Sora missionary who I accompanied last week. We sang an arrangement of O Come O Come Emmanuel. It was really really good, and we both sang very good as well. Her probably better than me, but our voices just blended really well, and I hoped more than anything that it was a touching piece for somebody in the crowd. If not though it was a touching piece for me and I loved singing it.

After the Embassy the weirdest thing happened. So they have a little store in the embassy where you can buy things from America. Mainly food items. I was freaking out! I haven’t seen some of the things I was looking at for over a year. It was basically a mini Walmart. Also, going to the Embassy allowed me to drink out of a water fountain for the first time in over a year as well. I guess the thing that hit me was how very very blessed my life is. I live so comfortably. Giving this time in service is not enough to what I should be giving Christ. I feel very blessed.

This last week was good with missionary work. No really crazy stories. However, we were able to go out and teach a lesson almost every day! I was very happy about that. I think that as the temperature drops we will start making more member visits and less active visits as well. We will be busy with lots of things, but I am not to worried about the work. I am actually very excited about it.

Transfer boards came out this week, and I am staying in Bucharest and I will have a new companion. I don’t really know him, but people tell me he is a goof ball. I am excited to work with him. He will be a fourth transfer missionary, and I will be a ninth…WHOA…I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone by! It is flying by. I just want to keep working hard and make every day count! I am doing exactly what President Baker told me to do! We really do have fun out here, and it is in part because this mission is tough. Every mission is tough, and us missionaries find what we can to lighten the load up. We really do have lots of fun. There hasn’t really been much bad things to write about anyway. ;).

Homemade_pizza_01_1200What else is happening here…Oh I do have one quick thing. So I ordered three triples for book binding and they still haven’t come yet. I ordered them six months ago. I was thinking that maybe you guys could just send me three triples in English. I am running out of time to be book binding because of the process that it is, and I want to make sure that everyone can get something from that. I will be talking with you guys later this month…that’s crazy. I hope that we can all be civilized when we do that. ;). Think about this. After this time we talk, we will only have one more communication over Skyp before I come home ;). I mean I only have 48 ish weeks left…wow…Acesta este foarte nebun. I hope that I can continue to work hard and to focus even more my last half! I am getting pretty old here ;). I love you guys very much and I look forward to talking to you soon! 🙂

Love, Varstnicul Nick Oldham