Monthly Archives: January 2011

FUN AT ENGLISH SCHOOL

We had some fun at English school today with the first, second, and third graders. We hadn’t been there for quite some time because they have a different setup this year, so it was great to see them. We all … Continue reading

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FAMILY HOME EVENING

On Monday we had Sasha, who was baptized about two months ago, and Elder Neal and Elder Moon for Family Home Evening. We love when the Elders come and give such wonderful spiritual lessons. Sasha is so eager to learn … Continue reading

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A SUNDAY DINNER

On Sunday we had Elya and the current Elders from her branch over for dinner. Elya is one of our favorite Seminary age young women. We first visited her about a year ago with the Elders and encouraged her to … Continue reading

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A FAREWELL VISIT TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE FAMILIES

On Saturday we went with Elders Barton and Neal out to the countryside to say good-bye to a family we have grown to love. (We will be coming back to America in about two and a half weeks – where … Continue reading

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REWARD DINNER FOR THE INSTITUTE

Last weekend we had a reward dinner for those in Institute who have had 90% attendance, memorized the scripture mastery up to this point, and have read the weekly reading assignments. There were few, but at least there were some! … Continue reading

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STRENGTH OF YOUTH FIRESIDE

The Institute presented another “For the Strength of Youth” fireside for the young adults and the Seminary age students. They are doing a great job with the topics in this program. Last Sunday’s topics included speech, modesty and dress, and … Continue reading

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STROLLERS FOR THE SNOW

We love to see the little ones all around the city being transported in these little sled carriages during the winter snows. There is a little seat on the sled with a back, and this is what is used instead … Continue reading

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A TEMPLE TRIP WITH OUR YOUNG ADULTS

Last weekend we took the overnight train to Kiev for a Temple trip with our YSA. They insisted that we have one more trip with them before we leave to go home. We again were in awe of the beautiful … Continue reading

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RETURNED MISSIONARY NIGHT

These nights which we have every couple of months are so much fun. This time we asked our Mission President, President Fry, to address the group. He gave a wonderful talk on “What Matters Most?” We had dinner beforehand – … Continue reading

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TEACHING WITH THE MISSIONARIES

We have been helping the Elders in the Novae Doma Branch to teach a man named Yury. He is a Lutheran and has been investigating the church for several months. With our Lutheran background we thought we could answer some … Continue reading

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