November 1, 2008

WE HAD TWO BAPTISMS TODAY IN DONETSK CENTRAL BRANCH




Today was another wonderful day. We were able to attend the Baptisms of Sasha and Yuraslav. Sasha's brother Deema is a member of the church and he has been bringing Sasha to church and to Branch Activities. Yuraslav has been attending English classes for quite some time and has also been attending church and social functions. They were both so happy all day. It was so awesome to be in the Kalinsky building with so many recent converts in attendance. They have all been baptized in the last few months. Anya, Alexander, and Vulvo were all there. President Fry baptized Yuraslav and Deema baptized Sasha. President Fry did the whole thing in Russian. It was so amazing. We had a nice lunch afterwards and were treated with some beautiful violin and piano music live by the Sachov family. (sorry I am not good with tranlating the names) The two young men were well supported by the Young Adults in the Branch as well. It was such a great day.

3 messages from friends and family:

Johansens - Former Donetsk Missionary Couple said...

It's so great to see the growth in the Donetsk Mission. We wish we were there to be part of it. We love seeing the pictures of our YSA friends.

dixiewhitehead said...

I can't tell you how excited I am for you and all the mission! I'm happy for President Fry to have that wonderful baptizing experience, also. And to hear great violin and piano music from church members...the crowning touch!

Justin said...

I so wish I was there right now with all you guys. It's a miracle to see the growth that's taken place. I love you guys. Thanks for everything. I feel like I left my life back there in Donetsk. Tell everyone I said hi and congrats to those who were baptized. What an amazing day it must have been. Love,
Justin Permenter

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