August 29, 2008

MORE GOODBYE'S


Last night was Elders Permenter and Elder Livingstons last night in Ukraine. Their last night as missionaries. This handsome picture is Elder Livingston and Elder Harris. We have some great memories of times we have had with Elder Livingston. One of them was when he and about 5 Elders all came to a SWAN LAKE performance in these matching brown pin striped suits.

We were invited to join the Elders, which included Elder Livingston for a p-day and go to a Soccer game we all went to Slavajorsk together. Elder Livingston and some of the other Elders helped us move to our new apartment and then we all celebrated his birthday at Mcdonalds. About 8 missionaries and Elder Kinghorn and I in the birthday party room with Elder Livingston sitting on the throne. Probably what I will remember most is his ability to have fun. The last 2 Zone Conferences he managed to be quite entertaining...

and I don't mean singing or playing the piano.



This is us having dinner with Elders Permenter and Andrus at "3 fat guys"
(I know it's weird but that is the name of the restaurant).

It wasn't easy saying goodbye to Elder Permenter. We have had so many fun experiences with him. He use to be in our District. Then he became AP. He has been the Assistant to the Mission President along with Elder Andrus. He has also been a very powerful influence in our Interpreter Olga's life. He is from Tennessee and is a convert to the church. He has been a good friend to Olga and he and Elder Andrus have been teaching her about the church. Elder Permenter was such a great example of working until the very end of your mission. He never let the fire burn out. He was so happy to be a missionary and the share the Gospel. We will miss him so much.

WE WILL MISS THESE TWO ELDERS LOOK OUT BYU HERE THEY COME!!

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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