Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lithuania - Day 2

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).

3 comments:

  1. Good pictures. Daniel is looking so tall and lanky! And you're right...Caleb is adorable! Sounds like it was a really fun day.

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  2. Glad you guys had the opportunity. Good to see the kids to eager to be a part. Just this past Saturday while we were doorknocking, Timothy saw a guy out working and asked if he could give him a tract. I gave him one and he went running over. The guy very rudely refused! Hard to believe that people are so scared of anything religious that they will be rude to kids. Timothy does seem to be taken back by these things. God and the Bible are so exciting to him that he can't understand why people are so disintereted. (on a side note, I recently saw an article adoringingly talking about Michael Jackson's kids going door-to-door for JW's. There seemed to be no criticism of that.)

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  3. Ok so this has nothing to do with your post but the kids letters are going to take a little longer :( Brock mailed them for me and didn't think about the fact that they need extra postage so who knows where they have been all this time but they just came back :( I will get them to the post office this week and they will be on there way again!

    Loved the pic of the mall!

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