April 4, 2009

A TYPICAL WEEK FOR US

I went with the missionaries to visit Annya and her family,
We rode for about an hour on a Marshruka to get there
This is Annya and her father

Elder Kinghorn stayed home and caught up on some of our paperwork

we had a family night at our home and fixed dinner and dessert for 4 missionaries, and 4 church members


Annya and I went to watch some of the members of the Branch and the Missionaries at Sports Night

Me and Annya
Elder Kinghorn and I did apartment inspections
at 5 missionary apartments................................
(Elders Doxey and Oldroyd)
We visited a Kindergarten for the Deaf..........................
The Humanitarian Program donated some equipment for their school

We delivered these balls that one of our family members donated to a boarding school.......
The Humanitarian Program donated some other equipment
we visited an organization for Special Needs young people.....................
The Humanitarian Program donated computers, chairs, a printer, a ping-pong table, and excercise equipment
Sister Fry and I had a Bridal Shower for Tonia with members of our branch....
We went to a staff meeting at the mission office with the other couples..........
We wrote Final reports on all the projects we completed this week.....................
We hosted the District Meeting at our home and fed 6 missionaries dinner.....................
We scheduled the Puppet Show for three more performances...........................
We coordinated a service project with the Sisters in Mariupol...............................
We went out to dinner with President and Sister Fry and then came home and had a fun game night.
I was talking to one of the younger missionaries today as he was watching a video of Elder Kinghorn and I dancing with the children in the Kindergarten for the deaf and he said,
"you guys really have a different kind of mission, you do things and see things that most couples don't get to do." This is so true. I have loved this work. It has been so incredible. Every day is completely different from the day before. I am so amazed how Bruce and I have taken our individual talents and combined them in a way that helps us do this job so efficiently. We both have really enjoyed doing Humanitarian Work. It has been a richly rewarding experience and we both feel so blessed to have had this opportunity.

2 messages from friends and family:

dixiewhitehead said...

I can only say, "Wow!"

You are richly blessing lives and also so richly blessed.

Supercool Hotmama said...

That sounds like the kind of mission that I would really enjoy! (I'm trying to talk my hubby into adopting a baby with Down's Syndrome from a Ukranian Orphanage, but so far he's saying 6 is enough. LOL! I guess he figures if we're supposed to have a baby with special needs, the Lord will send one the usual way.)

Saints in Ukraine (put music on pause)

My music


click on the photo to see the captions

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