Monthly Archives: December 2010

A VISIT ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

On New Year’s Eve day we went out with the Elders to a village in the countryside to visit a less active family. It was such a great visit, and there was a wonderful spirit in their home. The Elders … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS FOR THE MISSIONARIES

Every year the Mission President and his wife have a Christmas gathering for the missionaries. Since Ukraine does not recognize December 25th as Christmas, it is a regular missionary day for the Elders and Sisters. Mid-December we had our celebration … Continue reading

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THE HOLIDAY CHEER IN KHARKOV

Lenin Square, which is in the center of the city not too far from our apartment, always has something interesting going on during every season of the year. This square is the second largest in Eastern Europe and has had … Continue reading

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DECEMBER FIRESIDE

This month our young adults did their own fireside on For The Strength of Youth topics. They picked three topics to focus upon, and each Institute Council member asked someone not on the Council to help present their topic at … Continue reading

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A BRANCH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

The Central Branch, which is our home branch, had a wonderful Christmas program last Sunday evening. There was a beautiful Christmas spiritual thought, hymns were sung, and then everyone who wanted to had a chance to share some thoughts about … Continue reading

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THE CHRISTMAS BALL

On Christmas Eve (American, that is) we were at the young adult ball in Donetsk. This dance is one of their more important events of the year, and young adults came from Kiev and other areas in Ukraine, and even … Continue reading

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A BEAUTIFUL UKRAINIAN WEDDING

We attended our first, and probably only, Ukrainian wedding this week. One of our Institute students married another church member here in Kharkov. A couple has to have a civil marriage first in Ukraine, and then they can be sealed … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM UKRAINE

At this time of year our hearts are turned to our Savior, Jesus Christ, his simple yet miraculous birth, and the man he grew up to be. Isaiah’s words describe him well – Wonderful, Councilor, the mighty God, the Everlasting … Continue reading

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PANCAKE NIGHT

Saturday night was our monthly pancake night for the Institute. (Saturday was a pretty busy day!) The young adults continue to love this night together, and we have made them all fans of American pancakes and maple and buttermilk syrups.

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VICTOR’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Victor, who is one of our Institute students, had a birthday party at the branch building after we delivered the blankets on Saturday. Victor is our hero. He was born with physical defects and is challenged in many ways. Last … Continue reading

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