April 14, 2008

MAKEYEVKA KINDERGARDEN





This week found us traveling down a different road. We were back in Donetsk visiting organizations. This is Bruce following Olga (our interpretor) and a man we met on the bus who offered to help us find the Kindergarten we were looking for. He was leading us down this road where we passed 2 men searching through the garbage cans for food and a poor injured dog with a lame foot, then through all these apartment buildings. We passed one open doorway where a woman was sitting on the floor the man smiled and waved as we passed. He told Olga it was his apartment and that was his mother. This was one of those moments as I stopped to take this picture when I found myself thinking, "it is strange what we have become accustomed to." We had just traveled by the bus transferred from the bus to a marshooka, met this man who got off the bus with us and led us down this road, the men rummaging through the trash, the injured dog, the holes in the road, trash on the ground, just felt so "normal". As I walked behind Bruce and caught a glimpse of how out of place he looked in his suit I just had to have a picture of it.
Once we arrived at the school our new friend said goodbye and went on his way. Well, I have to take back what I said about Donetsk. There are some nice friendly people in Donetsk too. Like I said before it is all in your attitude.

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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