October 25, 2008

FRIDAY WAS A GREAT DAY!

WE GOT TO SEE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE MISSIONARIES IN GORLOVKA
Elder Harris

Sister Howard
( A SIX YEAR-OLD WAS TAKING THIS PICTURE SO WE WERE TRYING TO GET OURSELVES IN THE CAMERA LENS)
The Gorlovka missionaries and the two Gorlovka branches put on a great Hawaiian themed evening complete with dinner and entertainment. It was so fun and there was a great turn out. We have such talented missionaries.

Our daughter sent us this fun Halloween package. Have I mentioned missionaries love packages. Even us old folks love to get mail and packages. Thanks Karrissa we love you so much.

AND
I got a haircut

2 messages from friends and family:

Robin said...

Melinda:
The Hawaiin theme evening reminded me of my time in Poland when we taught the Polish kids about all the American holidays and events. We had a Luau, Halloween party (with costumes), Valentines Day, and Fourth of July. It was a blast. The kids loved it and we danced and danced and danced. The picture of the two young girls on your post a couple days ago reminded me so much of my sweet young friends from Poland. Isn't if so fun to meet people from a totally different world and appreciate their differences, but also realize we aren't so different after all.
Have a happy day.
Love,
robin

LisAway said...

Oh!! Now after reading Robin's comment, I'm so curious to know who she is and what she was doing in Poland!! It's very likely that I know the "sweet young friends" she was referring to!! Small world!

Great Halloween pacakage! I bet you don't see much by way of Halloween decorations and things like that where you are. Here in Poland there are sometimes a few costumes and some silly candles or something, but not Halloween themed candy or real decorations.

You're hair looks great!! I'm glad you are able to have your hair cut so nicely over there. I know some sister missionaries are afraid to have someone cut their hair when they can't really describe what they want done very well. Looks terrific!

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