February 17, 2009

2 CONTAINERS FROM AMERICA ARRIVED


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.

3 messages from friends and family:

McEwens said...

Isnt it great to see the giving that people do? I mean two containers thats a lot! What great Elders!

dixiewhitehead said...

Your grandchildren are mighty cute.

Sister Kinghorn, I'm sure that those missionaries were serious when they said that it was one of the best service projects they have done. It does feel good to do manual labor and work hard. Their aching bodies may tell them something differently tomorrow, but I'm happy for them. I love that the church got positive press. Hurray for all the items that will be given out.

dixiewhitehead said...

Awesome pictures. What great missionaries! I'm proud of them too.

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