December 19, 2007

CHRISTMAS IN UKRAINE

Lenin Square



This was a very special night. Elder Kinghorn and I were invited to go Christmas Caroling with the missionaries. We started in one neighborhood with big homes. Nobody would open the doors for us. Elder Kunz tried to tell them we only wanted to sing to them but nobody would listen. We all gathered in the middle of the street and said a very humble prayer and when we were done we found this sweet lady walking down the street. She stopped a moment and sang “Silent Night” with us. When we were done she said, “I know about you, you’re the Mormons. We wished her a Merry Christmas and were on our way. I thought about that moment and wondered what brought her out on this very cold night all alone. As we walked away I felt, somehow the Lord had used us to touch this lonely woman, to send her the message that she is not alone. We spent the rest of the night singing, on the bus, (much to Elder Benson’s) embarrassment, and later at Lenin Square. Most people just walked right by, but the few that lingered I will not soon forget.

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Saints in Ukraine (put music on pause)

My music


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Armenia Trip

Our last Zone Conference

Some of the faces we will miss

Our trip to Mariupol

March Zone Conference in Donetsk(click on photo to view a larger version)

Missionaries helping the International Relief Development unload a container from America

Health Fair click on the photo to see what is coming up

To listen to this talk you will need to put the music on pause first

Sometimes we forget what divine gifts we have been given. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Thanksgiving

Look at the fun equipment we got to deliver to this internat for Special Needs children

Europe East Area District Meeting

I LOVE THESE MISSIONARIES

OUR APARTMENT (this is not an average missionary apartment)

THIS IS WHAT MISSIONARY APARTMENTS LOOK LIKE ON INSPECTION DAY

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LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN THE KALINSKY BUILDING

Click on photo to see more photos of the Open House at the Kalininsky blg