October 19, 2008
Today was the dedication of the Kalininsky Building. President Mikulin of the Area Authority Seventy came to do the dedication.
It was so incredible. We arrived to find the whole building was packed. I mean there was standing room only for most of the missionaries. There were so many people it felt just like home. I saw children sitting on laps, heard babies crying. We had a few rows of Deacons in the front ready to pass the Sacrament. The music was beautiful. It was so moving to see that the Sacrament was being blessed by Alexander and Deema who are both recent converts. It is the first time I have seen so many Deacons pass the Sacrament they even had to go back because their trays were empty. There was a beautiful full choir that sang the most heavenly music. They asked the women to stand and sing "the errand of angels". I stood, but I couldn't stop the tears so I ended up sitting down. The spirit was so strong. President Tehemera (our District President) spoke as well as President Fry, who read his talk completely in Russian. The dedication was done by President Mikulin. When it was all over my friend Tanya who is not a member came over to me and said that she really enjoyed it and she was going home to tell her family what she felt today. When I asked her to tell me what she felt she explained that she felt the Holy Ghost. She said, she always knew about the Holy Ghost but could never imagine what it felt like. She said when the dedicatory prayer was given she really really felt the spirit. It must have been very moving because her parents live a 4 hour train ride away and she has to be back for school tomorrow. She is 19 years old. Once again, I am so grateful to see the work move forward here in Ukraine and to be a part of it. We were so blessed to be there today.
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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