Monday, May 19, 2014

Week 79

Dear Family,

Moving to a new house won't be any different from moving to a new apartment here in Romania. Haha, I just thought about it. I wont be able to fully unpack, and i get to speak in my new "area" haha. Just like home!

Nothing much is new since the last week. We have 2 new missionaries in Bacau, Elder M and Sora A (straight from the MTC). This is going to be a pretty full transfer since we have Zone Training in Iasi and then Zone Conference in Chisinau. I cant believe that it will be the last time President Hill will talk during his time as a Mission President! Time is moving so fast. Just the other day Elder Morby said something about Christmas. It was only then that I realized that was almost 6 months ago!!!! Time moves so quickly.

Its gotten pretty hot here in the last few days. We went and played Basketball (finally, Sora P would always pray for rain, so we never got the chance to go when she was here ;)). It was hot, the court was full of holes and there were a lot of people watching. I was so off...always to the left, always left haha.

The site is called Its a very reliable site (at least i havent had any problems yet), so feel free to use it to send large files or videos. 

This week has been something of a challenge for me. I am not sure what it is (actually i know what it is), but I learned a new lesson. It came in the form of my own advice, something I hadnt thought of until I said it. There should be no such thing as "goodbye". There will always be another time for us to see each other, so my new farewell is "see you soon". Here I am, a missionary and a member of the church for 21 years, still learning about the Plan of Salvation. Whether it be in this life or the next. On the mission or off, I will always "see you soon". I hope this actually makes sense to other people, but if least I got something from it :)

So I will see you soon! Much love!

Elder Ormsby

Monday, May 12, 2014

Week 78 - Mother's Day Skype!

Dear Family,

It was so good to talk to you yesterday! I loved having the chance to talk with you face to almost face haha. We had the chance to meet each others families, and I cant wait for you to meet everyone face to face (for real) and to meet the other families face to face. We loved singing that song, but by the end of the day, we were pretty hoarse.

There isn't a lot to say, I mean, we just talked about it all. Ill send some nice pics tomorrow, I don't have my hard drive.​

My soras go home this week, that's pretty sad, but we will see each other at some point in the future. Im going to school with two of them :)

Love you all!

Elder Ormsby

p.s. I once saw an elder who wrote this much every week to his family...I feel like I do a pretty good job :)
The District
Mother's Day Skype
Sora S found a LOTR car!
Sing-Contacting in the park
Ready to head out for P-Day adventures.
Elder Ormsby was very proud to make his district copcat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad.  (At home we call it Costa Vida Sweet Pork Salad).
Elder O's first attempt at cheesecake:  Peanutbutter Chocolate.  Mom says "Yum on the cheesecake and chocolate, YUCK on the peanutbutter".
Elder L will be going home soon.  He wanted to shop for a new suit for the occasion.  This baby blue number just screams STYLE!

The electric lawn mower is so tiny.  It is as big as Elder O's two feet.  But it does get the job done.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Week 77

Dear Family,
I am so excited to see you all in less than a week!
I don't really have a lot to tell you this week. We had some interesting things happen with the branch, but Ill tell you all about it in 6 days! I am so stinkin' excited to see you all!!!!!!!! 

Missionary life is so funny. Every day there is something that I remember from back home, or in a different city, and I can finally express my gratitude for something that has been in front of me for a majority of my life. FAMILY! Homemade meals, a soft bed, good friends, intelligent conversations, a place to come home to and people waiting there. The list goes on and on and on. How can anyone miss these things when it is right in our face? Because we take it for granted. We take for granted all the things that we have each day, and we only begin to miss it when we no longer have it. How sad! Good thing there is no such thing as "the end". There is always time to stop, look around, and express your thanks for all of the "everyday" things in our lives. Thank you so much Mom and Dad, for giving me everything that I needed to grow in this gospel. Thanks for helping me to see the blessings I have in my life.
I will Skype you on Sunday 4pm my time (8 am your time? Its 9 hours different lol). See you in 6 days!
Elder Ormsby

(and pictures pirated from Sora P's blog...)

District Interviews with President and Sister Hill

Playing PingPong with Sora P

Singing in the Rain?