We met some really nice people this week. One of them is Karen who is an intelligent less-active man that we visited. Elder Crawford said Karen is his favorite less-active member in Armenia. He's a quiet man who likes to think and talk about people and try to solve the problems of the world. He's a little sick, but is starting to exercise and is trying to prepare to receive a calling. We want to try and do some service for him this week. I like him a lot.
We also met with two sisters who are preparing for baptism. They are wonderful women. Both are very happy and very pleasant. They are so willing to change. Elder Crawford taught about the Word of Wisdom last lesson and they had quit drinking coffee before we met again, because "if a prophet asked [them] to do it, then [they] better do it." One of the sisters had met with missionaries before, but didn't feel right about it and she said this last time that she realized God wanted her to wait for her sister who is less spiritual and who was here for a month or two from Russia. Elder Crawford is really excited for them, and I am too.
We decided to do a deep cleaning in our house today. It needs it pretty bad. We got a good start already this morning. This apartment has been a Zone Leader apartment for at least three years, so that means a lot of missionaries have gone home from here and over the years the things they've left behind have been gathering. It's a nice apartment, but it will be much nicer when it is de-junked. It will be nice.
Well, that's what's happening here. I'm way excited to be able to talk to you next week. I love you so much. Thank you for everything and for being so great. Tell Gary to take care of himself. I don't like scary dogs either. Now I know why Ionut is so afraid of dogs. Wild dogs running around on the streets are not the same as well taken care of dogs. Love you.
Elder Bruce Wainwright