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Olympic & City of Cicevac
July 13th, 2009 by ron

Annette Getting Brandy

Annette Getting Brandy

The World University Olympics are over and we all had a great time working and volunteering there.  Many contacts were made and many opportunities to express why we are here in Serbia.

Pic #1. The Elders and Ron & I at the Olympics.  Elders Knight and Christiansen and Ron & I worked in Archery.  I must admit that the Elders were more effective than Ron and I.  They respect their elders in Serbia and so they would tell me to sit and enjoy and gave Ron minimal things to do.

#2.  We met some really great people from around the world.  This pic. is with some people from Algeria!

#3.  Ron in true form, mucking it up with the local police!  Police were stationed everywhere at the venues and around town.  Teams going to and from practice and competitions got a police escort with sirens blasting and not stopping for anything—red lights, pedestrians, cars or anything so if you heard them coming you better get out of the way.

#4.  Elders Singer and Armstrong and Ron & I in Red Star Stadium.  This stadium is named after the red star of the communist party.

#5.  Ron & I at the Olympics.

#6.  These are all the missionaries in Serbia—all 8 of us! 

#7.  We went to Cicevac on Friday to gather more info. For our water project that we are hopeful we can do.  Ron had a lengthy meeting with them in which they poured over maps and plans of the project after which they showed us around town to all of the important sites where water tanks and faucets are located.  After the tour they invited us to dinner at their local restaurant where the owners had never served Americans before.  They treated us somewhat as celebrities!  They created a guest book in which Ron & I were the first entry in the book.  This pic. is with the city officials.

#8.  These are the restaurant owners.  As we were leaving, the owners presented us with a gift—a 10 yr. old bottle of homemade Apricot Brandy!  What do we do with Apricot Brandy????? 

#9.   The look on my face tells it all!  I was stunned and didn’t know what to say.  Fearing that I might offend them, I just said thank you and it now sits, as a monument, on our shelf as a great conversation piece and reminder of how nice these people can be. .  We know just the perfect person to give it to and we will do that before we leave Serbia!!!!

Differant Country Flags
Differant Country Flags
Country of Algeria

Country of Algeria

Local Police

Local Police

Elders Working at Track & Firld

Elders Working at Track & Firld

Ron & Annette

Ron & Annette

Serbian Missonary

Serbian Missonary

City Leader from Cicevas

City Leader from Cicevas

First American

First AmericanGift of Brandy


2 Responses  
  • Brenda Densley writes:
    July 13th, 20097:30 pmat

    Love the look on Mom’s face! hahaha! Thanks for keeping your blog updated all the time! It’s so amazing to see everything you’re doing! Love you! Thanks for the birthday card and the call on Sunday!

  • Jana writes:
    July 25th, 20091:00 amat

    How funny! I love the look on your face too. It sounds like you guy’s are getting involved with all sorts of great things over there. Keep up the great work, and keep posting such great post’. I love being able to read about all of your great projects, and all the great people that you are meeting. We love you guy’s.


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