Iasi: First Impressions
Hello from a really nice internet cafe in the eastern metropolis of Iasi!
I made blueberry cream pie for district meeting this week. I’ve never baked so fast! Our apartment has American measuring cups, even down to a fourth-teaspoon! (#inparadise) Now no mental conversions needed, though the simplicity and speed does take something away from it all (and I was getting good with the mental math). It’s also great that the apartment is really close to the market.
The branch here has a villa, not a capela (chapel), but it’s still a really pretty building. The branch is smaller than in Brasov, but Brasov was small when I first got there as well. I’m confident things will progress with time as the Lord’s work doesn’t stop.
The Eastern Romania Zone is combining with the Chisinau Zone for a zone conference this week; it ought to be fun to go see my mission “birth city” again (especially with much more Romanian under my belt). A couple more passport stamps comin’ right up.
There are a lot of big churches in Iasi’s center, which I find cool. The city itself is quite relaxing. There are people, but it’s quite calm, which ought to be a great atmosphere for street contacting (enough people, but not crowds = perfect).
I’m going to make Snickerdoodles again this week.