January 9, 2009

WE'RE BACK FROM KHARKIV

and we had such a great time.........
we saw some interesting sights.......
we attended a beautiful Baptism .............

we celebrated Sister Fry's birthday, and we spent time with the Jacob's and the Crittendon's who live in Kharkiv.

We had a mini-couples conference while we were there. It was so fun to get the Clark's, (our office couple) out of the office and take a little time to see the sights in Kharkiv. It was really the Clark's first time to leave Donetsk since arriving in Ukraine 17 months ago. We toured Church buildings, visited parks and monuments, walked to the the ice sculptures, rode the metro, visited with the missionaries who live in the Kharkiv area and had a wonderful time visiting with the Crittendon's and the Jacob's. In fact, they each had us over for dinner once and then we all went out to dinner our last evening in Kharkiv. Elder Kinghorn and I were joined by Olga who rode the train up so that we could go visit an Orphanage for a possible project. We are so grateful for President and Sister Fry and their great love for the missionaries. They really are awesome and we are so lucky to serve with them here in Ukraine.

4 messages from friends and family:

Annie said...

I don't know how missions could exist without senior couples. Keep up the good work:)

dixiewhitehead said...

I'm so glad you got to spend time with the Crittendons and Jacobs in Kharkiv. They seem so wonderful. And for the Frys...I hate to say I told you so...but... You all deserve each other. The efficient and funny Clarks (just thinking of his letter to the parents about the Christmas call) add so much. And what would we do without you and Elder Kinghorn? Thank you all so much for your unselfish service.

I sure love seeing the big smiles on the faces on your blog. It really is amazing.

Tim and Jeannie Fry said...

I'm always inspiried when I see what you've done on your blog! I'm grateful to be serving with you! You've been a huge help to us. Thanks so much. Love, Sister Fry.

Elder and Sister Grassli said...

We love seeing what you are doing. Your mission is so different from ours, and you can see measurable results, which has got to be so satisfying! Thank you for your blog. We check in every now and then . . .

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