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It has taken me awhile to decide what to do with the blog. I felt lost not posting pictures of the missionaries and I've felt lost with not having my missionary routine. We are starting to settle into a different routine and I have decided to start blogging again. It will take me a little while to get things squared away but we are rolling into the next phase of our journey in life - recovery from the best experience of our lives ( the mission), knee surgery( Tim's), physical therapy for my back, and the economy with our business. We look forward to continuing our growth spiritually and preparing for what comes next!

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Goodbye to 2 of our Great Couples!

Elder and Sister Crittenden have been serving as our CES Couple. They served in Kharkov and their next assignment was Idaho with family!!! Boy do we miss them! The CES program is working with the young single adults 18 and up and the seminary. They had more energy then all the young adults put together! Not only did they work with CES but they helped with the missionaries as well - feeding them, having them over for district meetings and keeping up with them when it comes to contacting on the street. They never let the language barrier bother them. They found a way to communicate! They taught English and Spiritual English and held numerous family home evenings during the week. Their biggest group was a group of Africans in Kharkov for school. Some have joined the Church. They love the Crittenden's as do we!
Elder and Sister Mark has sadly left the mission due to some health issues, however they have been reassigned to the Salt Lake South Mission and are doing great! They did so much for the mission in the 5 months that they were here. English lessons, visiting branches, working with the members, Elders and even their own pool of investigators. They too fed the never ending empty stomachs of the missionaries! Elder Mark served as the 2nd councilor in the mission. They hated to leave and we hated to see them go. We all sure love and miss them! Salt Lake is one lucky mission to have them!!!

1 comment:

dixiewhitehead said...

Can I second that? The Ukraine Donetsk Mission has had the best couples serve in the mission. Our son had the privilege of working with both of these tremendous couples and his mission is better because of them and their efforts.

Crittendens and Marks, if you're reading this, thank you again so much. We hated to see you go. Good luck in your other endeavors.