Our day officially began in the hotel dining room with a huge breakfast buffet which was included with our room. After breakfast everyone met for instructions, a challenge, and prayer before beginning tract distribution. I took Caleb and Sarah back to the room for some play time since they were the only young children there. While they played I enjoyed some time to read my Bible and tidy up our little room. Around 9:30 everyone met up with their team, loaded in the vans and headed to designated areas.
Our family chose to stand out on the streets handing out the John/Romans and invitations. The rest of our team was going to all the apartments they could get in and putting the invitations in mail boxes. We were standing in a courtyard area with some offices and a bus stop close by. People would come in spurts it seemed. It was a joy to work together as a family and pass out HUNDREDS of booklets and invitations.
Even Caleb walked up to some people and handed them the literature. Now, how could anyone refuse something offered by an adorable 3 year old? Well, oddly enough, some people did! His feelings were not hurt, he just went to someone else. Most of the time though, Caleb enjoyed playing on this big rock statue.
Shortly after noon we ate some lunch and refreshed ourselves. Since Caleb was tired and usually takes a nap after lunch, I took him in a store with me to look around. It was almost like a Walmart with a little bit of everything - food, clothes, gardening, toys, etc. We have the same stores here, but on a much smaller level. It was lots of fun to look around and Caleb was able to rest a little too.
Everyone arrived back at the hotel around 5 or 5:30 to freshen up and then meet for dinner. We had a delicious Lithuanian meal - chicken with pineapple and sauce, rice, and salad - topped off with apple pie and ice cream for dessert. The restaurant was in a HUGE mall. We explored it a little after dinner (had to walk off all the food we had just eaten...what better place to do it than a mall). The picture is some of the other restaurants that were in the mall. It was very grand.
By the end of the day we were all tired and ready for another good night of rest.
You can read more about our trip to Lithuania here (ministry blog - To The Regions Beyond).