August 30, 2008

AFTER APARTMENT INSPECTIONS WE WENT TO THE OBEDENYONI BRANCH FOR A PICNIC BUT ..........IT WAS RAINING SO WE HAD TO HAVE THE EVENT INSIDE

BRUCE AND I ARRIVED ABOUT AN HOUR EARLY SO BRUCE DECIDED TO SHOW ME HOW TO PLAY THE PIANO. WELL... WE DIDN'T REALLY PLAY... WE JUST KEPT PLAYING THE SAME NOTES OVER AND OVER AGAIN. WE DIDN'T EVER GET PAST THE FIRST LESSON. IT WAS REALLY KIND OF FUNNY AT ONE POINT BRUCE SAID...." you really need this".

I think he meant the BRAIN EXCERCISE. There seemed to be a bit of a disconnect between the brain, the eyes, and the fingers... he kept showing me how to do a very simple tune over and over again, I don't know what the problem was, his brain seemed to be able to manage the whole eye, hand coordination thing........well let's just say, it was best for me to just watch.

after about an hour the members started arriving

It is so interesting when they arrive to the church functions it is a little different than what we are use to in America there are no minivans or suv s the members either walk or ride the marshruka.

TODAY WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT WAS A DISTRICT ACTIVITY 2 BUSLOADS OF MEMBERS WERE DROPPED OFF RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BRANCH BUILDING.
It was a fun activity. We were so impressed with how well planned it was. they divided us all into groups of about 10 or 12 people. Maybe 6 groups. We had to go around the building to about 6 locations and in each location meet a character that was from Church History. Each room had someone dressed in a costume and we had to ask them questions until we could guess who they were.We felt sorry for the people in our group because they were "stuck" with alot of Americans and most of the time we didn't really know what was going on. The other people in our group seemed to be doing great. We just kept following them from room to room trying to read the body language.

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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