Monthly Archives: February 2011

GOOD BYE, UKRAINE

It was very difficult to leave Kharkov last Sunday evening. We have grown to love the people and the place a great deal. We spent Monday at the Mission Home in Donetsk where President Fry gave us our exit interview. … Continue reading

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VALENTINE PARTY

Saturday was a Valentine party with an Oriental theme which was organized by the Institute. Again, they were very creative with decorations, food, and lots of entertainment. There were five nonmembers: investigators and friends that attended the party. The youth … Continue reading

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A FAREWELL PARTY

Last night the Institute gave a farewell party for us at the Center Branch. We will be leaving Kharkov a week from tomorrow. We will travel by over night train to Donetsk, meet with our Mission President and then fly … Continue reading

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EARLY VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE ENGLISH SCHOOL

This week Ann, the director of the English school where we volunteer, asked us to come talk to the class about the American customs for Valentine’s Day. We will miss seeing these little guys! They are so much fun to … Continue reading

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OUR LAST VISIT TO SUMY

On Thursday we went to Sumy for our final visit with Institute in their branch. This particular night there were more older adults present than youth, but whoever wants to come is welcome. We were sorry that we couldn’t be … Continue reading

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AN EVENING WITH A SPECIAL FAMILY

We had a great evening with a wonderful family this past week. Leony and Katya were married in December and are very happy together. They live in a house on the outskirts of the city, and Leony is remodeling their … Continue reading

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OUR LAST FIRESIDE

Last Sunday we did our last fireside for the Institute members and other members who wanted to come. The topic was sacrifice. We challenged the group to some soul-searching about the sacrifices they are making for the Lord in their … Continue reading

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TEACHER TRAINING

Teacher Training drew quite a crowd this month with Henry Kosak, Europe East Director of Church Education, and Yury Orlov, S&I coordinator for our mission area, as our honored guests and instructors. Since opening the training to all District teachers, … Continue reading

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SUPER SATURDAY

We recently had Super Saturday for the Seminary age youth. Yury (our CES coordinator) and Henry (Eastern Europe Director for CES) participated in Teacher Training. They both taught lessons, and then everyone participated in the activity planned by the District … Continue reading

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