Monthly Archives: July 2010

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

On Saturday we were walking by the Opera House and saw at least 20 wedding parties in the area. They were by the wedding arch, in the park behind the arch, and also having pictures taken by the fountains around … Continue reading

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THE CHOCOLATE PARTY

The Institute Council came up with the idea of having a chocolate party as one of their activities. Apparently the National Chocolate Day was in July. and one of them got wind of that. They planned, gave assignments, implemented and … Continue reading

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ANOTHER GREAT VISIT

Yesterday we visited another of our Seminary age students, Dima, and encouraged him at attend seminary in the fall. He is 16 and has just graduated from high school. Dima plans to go to college to study mathematics and computer … Continue reading

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OUR NEW INSTITUTE COUNCIL

Last month a new Institute Council was called, and they are functioning efficiently and effectively. This group of young adults plans all the activities, makes assignments for these events, and, in general, makes sure the Institute program is running smoothly. … Continue reading

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A LONG-AWAITED BAPTISM

Yesterday we had a baptism that we, and many others, have been praying for. Valary and his wife, Natasha, were the first couple we visited after arriving here last September. The Elders wanted to take us with them to their … Continue reading

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STUDENT ARTISTS

Throughout these spring and summer weeks, we have seen student artists on the street to our apartment drawing two of the buildings which line the block. Sometimes we see twenty or more of them sitting on the curb or on … Continue reading

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FIRESIDE

Sunday evening Elder Reed gave a wonderful fireside on The Family Proclamation. He asked all those present to take off their “adult hat” and think as a newborn baby would. As each paragraph of the Proclamation was read, everyone was … Continue reading

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SPORTS DAY

Saturday afternoon was Sports Day for any of the young adults who wanted to come and join the fun. As always, the activity started with a prayer. The first game was water balloon-towel volleyball which eventually turned into just catching … Continue reading

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A CALL TO SERVE

Henry Kosak, our Eastern Europe Church Education System coordinator, just sent out a plea for all of us to notify our friends back home about some CES mission openings. They are in Kyiv, Ukraine; Tomsk, Russia; Novosibirsk, Russia; and Vladivostok, … Continue reading

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SENIOR MISSIONARY COUPLES CONFERENCE

We have spent the last four days at a Senior Couples Missionary Conference in Donetsk. We stayed with the Mission President. We have a new humanitarian couple in Kharkov, and the proselyting couple who were here are now the mission … Continue reading

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