March 16, 2009

DO YOU EVER WONDER WHAT A HUMANITARIAN COUPLE DOES ON A MISSION???



We are busy trying to close the last of our projects before we go home. Last week we delivered tables and chairs, beds, bedding, toy shelves and toilets and sinks to a Kindergarten for children with Language Delays.Then we delivered some badly needed medical equipment to a Trauma Department in Makeyevka. We don't physically deliver the items ourselves, the vendors do that part. We just have a visit with the organization to be sure that all the items that the Humanitarian Funds paid for have been delivered and installed.We also closed another Hospital Project last week. Today we took our Health Fair to a Day Facility for Handicapped Young Adults. They asked us to do the Puppet Show on Addiction. It seems their clients are beginning to drink and smoke.So that is how we started our week. We have 3 more contracts that were sent in this week for an Aid's facility, an Orphanage in Kharkiv, and a Hospital that requested a Defibrillator. We are waiting for delivery on a project in Mariupol where we bought computers and braille paper for a blind school. We also have 2 more Kindergartens and a boarding school that we hope to go to very soon once their equipment if delivered.

Olga and I are going to a conference tomorrow on how church's can help with adoption and foster care to the Orphans of Ukraine. I believe that it will be sponsored by an American Organization.It is 3 days long but we can only go for 2 days because we are off to Kharkiv on Thursday for the Nove Doma Open House. We will do the Puppet show there with Elders Fedotov and Thompson. We will also go to a Homeless Shelter in Kharkiv to see some beds and a refrigerator that were donated by Humanitarian Funds.

So we are very happy that we are seeing so many organizations receive the badly needed items that we promised several months ago. It is fun to see the smiling faces of the people who will benefit from the donations.

3 messages from friends and family:

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Wow! it is wonderful to see all of the projects you have going on. I wish I could go to the conference on adoption. I really have a soft spot for children. Enjoy the Open House! I can't wait to see photos of your trip to Kharkiv. Try to get a funny photo of Bronson for us, if possible (We are going to a missionary parents fireside next week & we're supposed to bring a humorous photo of our missionary!) If you see him, that is! We really appreciate you! Thanks so much!!

Pancake said...

I think you have the best mission of all Melinda!~

dixiewhitehead said...

Sounds like you are making every moment count before you go home. Good luck and make sure to take care of yourselves so you don't get sick.

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

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LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN THE KALINSKY BUILDING

Click on photo to see more photos of the Open House at the Kalininsky blg