Monthly Archives: October 2010

SERVICE PROJECT

The Institute Council planned a service project for a hospital for mentally handicapped women here in the city. Forty blankets are needed for the hospital, and Saturday evening we made half of them. This was the best turnout for a … Continue reading

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A LUNCH WITH SOME LESS ACTIVE

Saturday afternoon we had two less active women who are Institute age over for lunch. They are both well-educated and are working here in the city. And to make things easier, they both speak English! Andre, one of our Institute … Continue reading

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RETURNED MISSIONARY NIGHT

Last Friday evening we had a dinner for our returned missionaries in Kharkov. After dinner we had an activity patterned after Elder Oaks’ conference talk about “good, better, and best” choices n our lives. There was some great discussion as … Continue reading

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PANCAKE NIGHT

Every month we have pancake and game night, and it has become one of the favorite activities of the Institute. They love American pancakes and the two syrups we make, maple and buttermilk. Maple syrup can’t be found here, but … Continue reading

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SEMINARY CLASS

Last week we visited the Seminary class from the Saltivka Branches held in the home of the teacher, Lena. Dasha, a 17 year old student, is the District President’s daughter and attends faithfully. There is a young man who attends … Continue reading

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TODAY WE MET RICHARD NIXON!

As we were walking home after teaching at one of our English schools, we met one of the little girls in the 3rd grade class with her mother and her little brother. We talked with them awhile and were admiring … Continue reading

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VISITING SEMINARIES

We have visited a couple of our seminary classes during the past week and have found that our teachers are doing a great job with teaching the gospel. Numbers are few at each one, but the spirit is strong, and … Continue reading

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A WEEKEND IN SUMY

We have two new Institute and Seminary teachers in Sumy. Seminary this year has three regularly attending students, and we are excited because this is one of our “large” classes. (picture included) The teenagers struggle here because of peer pressure … Continue reading

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