December 7, 2007

VISITING THE HOMES OF MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH


This was our first visit to a members home. It was humble, but we felt so comfortable there.
This is Masha in the back, her mom, Larissa, little sister Olya, Sister Chidister, Sister Clark and Sister Jackson.
As soon as we got to their house I was admiring a few family photos on the wall of the girls and Larissa was just like any other proud mom, she ran and got a small, obviously treasured box, of pictures of the two daughters when they were little. There were just a few tattered photos but obviously held a lot of special memories for Larissa. They were all so sweet and we were treated like honored guest. When Larissa asked us to introduce ourselves it was so wonderful Sister Clark had learned how to introduce herself in Russian she even said her husband’s name and how many children they had. I think the family was really touched by this. It was so sweet at one point their whole family left and went into the kitchen and came out carrying the kitchen table into the living room all set with glasses and juice and desserts. Sister Chidister had made pineapple cake, and Masha served ice cream with a delicious berry topping. She told us she tried to bake a cake but she couldn't’t read the directions, I can’t remember what Language the mix was written in but it wasn’t Russian or English. This was a very special night .

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Saints in Ukraine (put music on pause)

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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

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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