Elder Keegan Karsten Brown

Elder Keegan Karsten Brown

Monday, April 21, 2014

Paște fericit - Happy Easter!

I will give ya'll a quick week recap.  It started out slow!  The rain kept us out of luck.  Pretty much nothing happened until the weekend and then the Branch treated us really well for Easter! 

Saturday night, before Easter, is huge for Romanians.  We met the Raducanus at about 10:00 PM to go to midnight mass at the Orthodox Church – don’t worry mom, we had permission to be out late.  We walked in the rain to the church and got there to find a million people just standing out in the rain.  That was pretty much all that happened!  I guess the priests and people of all religions go to Jerusalem and light candles from what they believe is the tomb of Christ.  Then they bring it back by plane to countries all over Eastern Europe.  We show up with our candles and pass the flame around!  It was sweet but my candle only lasted about 10 minutes before the wind and rain put it out - Got home around 1:00 AM. 

Sunday we only had one hour for church, then went back to the Raducanus for lunch.  They fed us ciorba (soup) and lots of other Romanian dishes.  We just chilled and played games with them until dinner.  For dinner, the (Branch) President Musat invited us over for more food.  He is a ‘sick’ guy who has two young daughters and we had a blast.  They also fed us ciorba, but it was followed by grilled chicken and french fries so I was stoked. 

Anyway, I hope all is well with you guys and you all had a good Easter!  I’m doing just fine and am excited to skype home here in a few weeks - It’s gonna be sweet! 

Elder Brown

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