February 17, 2009
During the open house we met with Lubov and Kate from the International Relief Development and they invited us to a container delivery. We partner with them in bringing our containers into the Country. We provide the items in the Containers and they pay for the shipping and clear the delivery with customs.
It is always fun to see the containers unloaded so of course we agreed. They hadn't found anyone to do the unloading yet so .................
I volunteered the missionaries
So today we took, Elders Ekersley, Taylor, Beus, Norman, Southerland, Johnson, Gwyn, Hunt, and Hewlett to do a little service.
We had no idea until we arrived..................
that they would be unloading two very large trucks.
It was a lot of work but they made us proud. We brought Sister Fry and the President's driver Vladimir and even Vladimir helped unload. We were beginning to worry that we may not get it done before the sun set but they just picked up the pace a bit and we got out of there before dark. It even started snowing while we were there. The Elders said they really enjoyed it and that it felt good to do some manual labor. They said it was one of the best service projects they have done. (I'm not sure about that, I think they were just trying to make me feel better when I apologized to them for having them work so hard.) Anyway, it was a great day and I know they made a great impression on a lot of people today. There was also a television camera crew there when we first started and they took video of the Elders working. So it was another great day in Ukraine.
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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