November 22, 2008

WHAT A GREAT DAY

Can you feel the love?Olga made this beautiful sign

Nastia, Marina, Ilea, and Annya brought these gorgeous flowers



I had such a great day.
I woke up to a nice e-mail from my daughter Karrissa and her husband Brad, my friend Rita, and my sweet husband, (he knew the first thing I would do would be check my e-mails). I later got an e-mail greeting card from Karrissa and two from Mike and Denise Bozutto and Annya sent me a nice e-mail as well.
I got a phone call in the morning from Sister Howard, who is serving in Gorlovka and a phone call this evening from Elder Hunt.
Olga, Nastia, Marina, Annya, and Marina's brother Ilia, Elder and Sister Clark, and all the missionaries in our District (Oldroyd, Williams, Chiriac, Jadamba, Johnson, and Southerland) all came for a visit bearing GIFTS, Flowers, Balloons, and 2 cakes
The party started with them all singing Happy Birthday to me at my front door
IN ENGLISH
They were all so thoughtful and sweet

I got two dozen beautiful sherbet orange colored roses from Olga and a ceramic pot to burn essential oils in. (She remembered I love orange, and that I wanted a container to burn my lavender oil in) I love this girl! She also made a beautiful banner that said, "Happy Birthday, Sister Kinghorn"..........

Annya gave me a cute Ukrainian doll and a card that contained a sweet note that she had written in English, Nastia handed me 3 beautiful gerber daisies from her family, Elders Oldroyd and Williams made a cake and Elders Southerland and Johnson did too. Two birthday cakes. Wow!!! The AP's, Elders Svinoukhov, and Elder Hunt offered to teach the morning English Class so that the Elders in our District could come over to celebrate my birthday. Thanks Elders Hunt and Svinoukhov your awesome!!!!!!!!!
Have I said how much I love these missionaries yet????
Oh they also gave me a sign to hang on the wall with the Lord's Prayer on it
In Russian. Elder Johnson helped me make Sour Cream Orange Rolls, Sister Chiriac and Olga helped make the fruit salad, Nastia helped serve the lunch and
Sister Jadamba and my wonderful husband cleaned the whole kitchen after our lunch. It was so awesome how they all just pitched in to help. The Clark's gave me a new mug for chocolate and herbal tea along with a nice collection of herbal tea and dark hot chocolate. Marina, Nastia, and Annya all did a song and dance for me. The Elders said it was a song about being glad it is your birthday. It was so cute.
We went for a walk with the Clark's after everyone left and then cleaned and cooked
the Turchicken for our Thanksgiving dinner
on Monday. (no turkeys in Ukraine)
Then we were joined by the VanDyke's, who will be taking Elder and Sister Lee's place in Kiev for the next few months, for a nice Mexican Dinner at Tequila Boom. On top of all this I got lots of hugs and I love you's all day long.
I truly am blessed...

3 messages from friends and family:

dixiewhitehead said...

Wow! That is just incredible! You must feel so loved.

All I can think is that someone very wonderful must have deserved all the wonderful attention!

Happy Birthday from me too! You have enhanced my life, Sister Kinghorn. Thanks again for the impact you are making in this mission.

sam said...

well, happy freakin birthday dont worry. we just had a big party for ya. lots of american food watching american tv with alot of americans speaking that werid language called english aha. jk happy birthday hope you are doing good. miss ya guys and ill talk to ya lata!

DeweyOlsen said...

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http://www.isaiahexplained.com/
The site has free lessons on every chapter.
Very well done and in the author’s own voice.
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Temple President.

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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

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