October 31, 2008

TRANSFER DAY GOOD-BYE'S







Every six weeks some of the missionaries get reassigned to new areas with new companions. A few days before Transfer day they are told they if they will be transferred or not. If they are being transferred they pack their bags and show up at the meeting with their suitcases. If they are staying in the Donetsk Area they take a bus or marshruka to their new apartment with their new companion. If they are going to the Kharkov area they all take a rented Marshruka all the way to Kharkov which is about a 4 hour drive. We usually meet for a short talk by the Mission President and one of his Assistants and then the transfers are announced. Today was President Fry's birthday so Sister Fry presented him with a tool belt and talked about the "tools" they use from the Preach My Gospel Book to share the Gospel. Each tool that he placed in his belt represented a tool the missionaries will need to preach the gospel. It was really a good analogy. President Fry loves tools and has used the analogy of "putting tools in your tool belt" with the missionaries many times. It is always fun to see the missionaries together. They really do get close to one another. There were alot of hugs as people had to say good-bye to old companions and go to new areas. We even had a couple of visitors in the back of the room who looked a little "spooky" but I don't think I got a picture of them. Maybe if you go here Sister Fry might have caught them on her camera.

2 messages from friends and family:

da Bergs said...

OH MY GOSH. I am SO jealous!!! What a wonderful calling you have!!!!

Mother Goose said...

I love what you share

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