March 3, 2008

MORE LESSONS LEARNED

I decided I had to take the Michael Buble song, "Home", off of my playlist. It was the first song you heard when you got to our blogsite and I didn't want you to have the wrong impression. It's true we do miss home but I am so grateful to be here. The Lord teaches us something new each day. We told you early on we were learning patience. Well we are still working on that one. Today, I believe it is gratitude. I am realizing that so much of our lives we wish away. We are like a little child when given a nice cool ice-cream cone on a hot summer day who says, "but I wanted a snow cone". When it is summer, we want it to be fall, and when the fall comes we dream of springtime. I am learning to appreciate what I do have and not focus so much on what is missing.
So for today, yes I still miss my friends and family but we have met so many wonderful people here. We have practically been carried by all of the missionaries here both young and "not so young". They have supported us in so many ways both physically and emotionally. We have met some wonderful members of our Branch as well as other Branches we have visited. They let us know how much they appreciate the work we are doing here. We have been blessed to see the people of Ukraine come to know Heavenly Father and receive his blessings by living the Gospel.

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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

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE A MORE COMPLETE VIEW

LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN THE KALINSKY BUILDING

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