Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas is Coming... the Fish is Getting Fat!!

Yes, you read that correctly! In Slovakia, we eat fish for Christmas! I am at my friend Mirka s house, spending Christmas with her family. I just got here today, but I already know it s going to be a great time!

Yesterday I had a Canadian Christmas lunch, where I made a 9kg turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, perogies, pumpkin pie... the works! I had to get up at 5am to put the turkey in on time... oi vay! But everyone had a good time, all the food is gone and so I can call it a grand success!

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

What do you mean I have to scrape???

Yes, it's true. Today, for the first time this year I had to scrape my car windows. Now, for all of you out there in Alberta, you'll want to shoot me since you've been having to scrape for some time now. But for me, it was quite the shock! I don't even have a scraper. To be honest, I don't want to buy one here because they're all so wimpy looking. I haven't found a decent scraper yet, and I can't bring myself to buy one of the wimpy ones. I keep hoping to find a better one, but to no avail. Today I came to the chilling realisation that I might actually have to suck it up and get one. Alas... unless someone wanted to send me one by post?! I wouldn't get it till July, but hey! Could you imagine the customs slip on that? Contents: scraper. :)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Turkey Scoop

I figured I'd debreif you all a little bit on what actually transpired in Turkey... It was a wonderful time of connection, I got to meet other people who have the same heart and passions as I do, serving in the same relative area of the world. It was absolutely great to become a part of the missionary family, and it felt just like that. One observation that someone made was about how we greeted each other the first day we all arrived. They said that you would never see such exuberant and joyful meetings at a district conference! Loving embraces and tearful goodbyes... it really did feel like family. Of course we discussed all the nitty gritty areas of budgets, strategic planning and so forth, which is to be expected. But my highlights were the conversations over coffee, or sitting on the terrace. Playing Settler's of Catan till all hours of the night, and of course, eating 3 meals a day! And believe it or not, I think I actually LOST weight while I was there. I think I would be the ONLY ONE! I'm looking forward to next year already!

Friday, December 01, 2006

New Video

This is a video that I made as a tool to let you all know what's going on in my end of the world. If you would like me to send you the DVD version if you want to share it at church, or your small group, or for whatever other purposes you could imagine, just send me an email and I'll fire one off to you!