Monthly Archives: December 2009

A Different Christmas Day for Us

On Christmas Day we left the apartment around 9:00 a.m. to go on a bus to a Young Single Adult Ball in Donetsk, the city south of us where the mission home is located. Young adults from all over Ukraine … Continue reading

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District Christmas Party

The Christmas traditions in Ukraine are different from our traditions. First, Christmas is celebrated on January 7th. Santa Claus is Father Christmas, and New Year’s celebration is a bigger event than Christmas. The church members, however, have a gathering on … Continue reading

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Christmas with Missionaries

We celebrated Christmas on December 16th & 17th with our President Fry & his wife along with the missionaries in our area. Wednesday we had a Christmas eve dinner followed by a Christmas fireside. On Thursday we had some great … Continue reading

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Institute Christmas Service Project

Members of the Institute participated in a service project to bring some Christmas cheer to some of the older members of the various branches. They put together little goody packages and went to the homes and sang a few Christmas … Continue reading

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Institute Class

This is a typical group for our weekly Institute Class on Tuesday nights. We have two excellent teachers who prepare their lessons prayerfully and deliver them beautifully. They both promote the students to apply the scriptures to their own lives, … Continue reading

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For Strength of Youth Fireside

Our area Seventy and his wife, the Mikulins, spoke to us regarding Entertainment and Music and appropriate dress. The fireside was a real treat for all those who attended. Sister Mikulin used several dress examples to make it very clear … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Another beautiful Christmas season is upon us, and we want to wish all of you a very merry and blessed holiday. As missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, our testimonies of our Savior, Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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Another Trip to Sumy

Last weekend we went again to Sumy, a city north of Kharkov which is in our mission area. We visited the seminary and institute classes and observed that there is excellent instruction by the teachers of both these groups. It … Continue reading

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