On the 13 of November we accompanied the young adults to the Kiev Temple to do baptisms and endowments. It was very spiritual and uplifting experience for all of us. Many of the YSA had never done baptisms at the Temple before. This was the first time we had seen the interior of the Temple. It is absolutely beautiful. There are Ukrainian patterns on the woodwork and glass in the rooms as well as other designs indicative of Ukraine. The Saints in this part of the Lord’s vineyard are truly blessed with a beautiful House of the Lord, and their strong faith makes them truly deserving.
The train trip was an interesting experience for us. It was an overnight train trip, so we all slept in berths which were in compartments, but with no doors for privacy. We all slept in our clothes, got up in the morning, freshened up a bit, wore the same clothes, went to the Temple and to a fireside that evening, and slept in the same clothes on the way home in an overnight train. This is very common to the people here, but it was a new adventure to us! It’s like sleeping in a big bunkhouse with everyone! We still haven’t gotten used to sleeping on the overnight train rides, even in a private coupe.