March 5, 2008

WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION (part 2)



I know this is hard to see but this is what the stage looked like at the end of the event. There were a total of about 6 women who had won in various categories on the stage with their awards ( little statues) and flowers while confetti was dropping from the ceiling. It was unbelievable. Oh, and the other strange thing, there were what looked like professional photographers there who as Sister Clark said "Kept taking the Kinghorn's pictures". I don't know if they noticed that the event was being translated for us, or just thought we looked important because of the "nametags" not to mention, Elder Kinghorn was probably one of the few men there who was not a presenter or photographer. I didn't mention that in between each presentation there was so very good entertainment. We saw Ukrainian Folk dancers, a great Children's Dance Troope, A few solo singing performances, and a wonderful number with a man singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" in English with a Russian accent, while two women hung on beautiful scarves that came from the rafters and performed acrobatic moves. Well that just about explains it. Like I said, we don't always know what to expect but were glad we went. Valentina and her group of women seemed happy to have us and invited us to attend another performance soon. Sister Clark ask me "Why do they invite you? Is it because they hope you will help their organization? I don't really know, but as one of our friends say, "more will be revealed."

2 messages from friends and family:

Bailey Family said...

Sounds like you had a awsome experience. I love your blog!!!!!!!!

THE HAGES said...

Hi Melinda!!!!
Gayle sent me your blog and I almost cried, I am so excited to be able to keep in touch with you. (even if it is through our blogs) It sounds like you are doing great. Thanks for everything you did for me and my family before your mission. Lots of love!!!
Heidi Hage

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