Monthly Archives: November 2009

Our First Baptism

Zhiwei Yang (Juway Yong), a student in the university from China, was baptized today by Elder Reed. He walked into church on his own accord, and Elder Reed sat next to him because he speaks English (a rare find around … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Ukraine

Thanksgiving is an American holiday, but one Branch had a great activity – Dinner and Entertainment. The activity was well attended by members and non-members from English classes. One young woman from English class was interested in the message of … Continue reading

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A World Apart

The infrastructure is in disrepair. Everyone is responsible for their own safety walking around. Pot holes, uneven sidewalks and crumbling stairs are your responsibility, not the city, state or owner. “Steps are crumbling”

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Institute Council

The Institute Council meets every Sunday afternoon to plan and discuss the activities for the young single adults in Kharkov. They are well-organized, and they take their roles seriously. The President is the young man in the center of the … Continue reading

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Super Saturday

We had a Super Saturday activity for the seminary students at a shooting gallery in one of the parks here. The young men thought this was great! After the “shoot out” we went back to the branch for a spiritual … Continue reading

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

There are a lot of stray dogs around town, and they all seem to have their own territory. If another dog enters there is a lot of barking and staging; on the other hand, they seem to get along well … Continue reading

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District Conference

This weekend was District Conference. We had a visiting 70 from Russia, President Fry and his wife and another senior couple serving a humanitarian mission. The meetings were very good. Several of our YSA spoke adding testimony and missionary insights. … Continue reading

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Institute Movie Night

Friday the institute had movie night at our apartment for the young single adults and watched Cast Away with Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt “speaking” Russian. Many bags of chips and many 2-liter bottles of soda were consumed, plus lots … Continue reading

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Elinora’s needlepoint

Elinora, a 76 yr. old sister in a local branch, does beautiful needlepoint. She designs her patterns using pictures.

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Flu in Kharkov

The government has shut all education down for 3 weeks due to the Swine Flu. It is interesting that there are very few cases of reported flu here in Kharkov. Maybe the mandatory closure is helping. Our options are substantially … Continue reading

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