August 29, 2008

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE


Some of the Nicest People we have met work in the Reenik

We buy melons from these two men. They don't speak English and we don't speak Russian but we seem to do just fine. I mean,

Look at the smile on this guy!

When he sees us coming his face lights up. A few days ago I left them a little church pamphlet hoping they would at least have a little understanding of who we are and what we are doing here. Yesterday when we approached they both came out from behind their booth to greet us. The older man came up to me and said in very broken English,

I............Love........You!

How sweet is that!! I asked if we could take their picture (again using a type of sign language) and they were like little kids so excited to pose with us.

When we left they asked if they could have their own photos (at least that is what I think they said) so we said "yes, we will bring them back to you".

We said goodbye and walked away. A few minutes later the younger man tapped me on the shoulder and gave me a bag with a beautiful melon in it and said,

"for you."

I don't think I need to say anymore. It was a touching moment when our hearts spoke. I don't know how that is possible but I know that I felt something heavenly.



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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