Monday, May 11, 2015

WEEK #32 IN TIRANA, ALBANIA

Monday May 11, 2015

Family and Friends,






Happy Mother’s Day from Tirana, Albania! This was the last time that I spoke with my family on Skype before I return home. I am very happy to report that I had the opportunity to see my brother. 
He is a missionary like me in the Lyon, France Mission of the Church. He is now in a city outside of Marseille. He is doing so well. I am so proud of my brother. He loves serving the people there. I don’t get to see my brother until December 2016. I am so proud of him.

This week has been interesting; we did a lot of finding a found a lot of great new people. A lot of our older investigators have kind of fallen off the bandwagon but we have faith that we can proceed and help them still. We will work hard to insure that everyone gets an equal and high quality shot at getting the Gospel.


This P-day was awesome. I have always wanted to do two things in Tirana since the beginning of my mission: to go inside [1] the National Art Gallery (which is closed on Mondays) and [2] the Pyramid (which is never open). 


This morning I took a group of missionaries on a ‘little sight-seeing’ trip and I decided to try the Art Gallery and it was closed. But a man came out and said “are you Americans?” and I answered “Why yes we are!” He brought us in and took us on a personal tour of the socialist-realist wing of the museum and we got a taste of the high-end propaganda that the communist regime commissioned. It was a great experienced that I have always wanted.



Later today after a service project fell through we found that the Pyramid was actually open! We went in and climbed around in dusty, abandoned corridors and rafters. There was a weird ‘modern’ film art exhibit inside that was just strange. I couldn’t give a comment in connection with that but the rest of the Pyramid was a grown-little boy’s dream: dirty, dark hallways and old broken stuff to be rummaged-through. It was a dream come true.




I love you all and I expect to have another great week here with Elder Greener.

Love,

Elder Açësoni i Madhërishëm

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