Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Wonderful Baptism!

This afternoon we witnessed the baptism of Alex, who has been one of the students in the English classes for a few years. He is very sincere about his commitment and will be a great addition to the priesthood in … Continue reading

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Family Picture

We thought some of our blog readers would like to see an update of our family. We now have eleven “perfect” grandchildren, with the birth of little Colton to Meghan and Jeremy’s family on November 5th. Two of our daughters … Continue reading

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Winter in Ukraine

Even in the cold temperatures here, making a living continues to go on. The open markets are still operating with the vendors in heavy boots and coats trying to keep warm. Many of the walks are not cleared here as … Continue reading

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Our Modes of Transportation

When we travel up to Sumy to visit the institute and seminary, we take the train. Train travel is a major mode of transportation in Ukraine. When we travel on one we are always reminded of the old James Bond … Continue reading

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Senior Missionary Conference

The senior missionaries in our mission had a conference last weekend here in Kharkov. The couples included President Fry and his wife, Elder and Sister Mead (humanitarian couple serving in Donetsk), Elder and Sister Salomonson (office couple in Donetsk), and … Continue reading

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The Ball for the Older Adults in our District

Ball DanceThe Young Single Adults organized and sponsored a ball for the older adults in the Kharkov District. They were responsible for advertisement, music, the program, food, decorations, and making sure everyone had a good time. They asked members of … Continue reading

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Another For the Strength of Youth Fireside

Sunday evening one of our branch presidents, President Kostic, presented a fireside on honesty and repentance. These are two of the topics in the For the Strength of Youth booklet which the church publishes for our youth. President Kostic is … Continue reading

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For the Youth Fireside – Education

We presented another FSY fireside on education. Sister Reed addressed spiritual and secular education. Elder Reed focused his remarks on emotional intelligence and how that interacts with our spiritual and secular education and also impacts our spiritual, personal and business … Continue reading

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Teacher Training

After our Super Saturday for the seminary students, we had a teacher training session with all the institute and seminary teachers. This group is outstanding, and the teaching that is going on in their classes is of high quality. They … Continue reading

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Super Seminary Saturday

The District Y/M & Y/W Presidents plan and host a monthly activity. The activity for January was ice skating at a mall very much like the malls in America. The kids loved the activity and are pretty good skaters. Following … Continue reading

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