Elder McCallson is from Salt Lake City, Utah and we are so glad he is here with us. He is the only missionary sent to us this time around. His trainer is Elder Walton and they are serving in Kharkov Center.
Elder Scrdmoukhov is a mini-missionary(we have mini-missionaries when we have an odd number of Elders or Sisters). He is from Gorlevka(about 40 min. outside of Donetsk). He is serving for 6 weeks and his trainer is Elder Barton. They are serving in Mariupol(south of Donetsk). We are grateful for his service!
Elder Hyer and Elder Belyeu doing service by shoveling snow in front of the Church in Kharkov Center. It was 2 to 3 inches of ice just starting to melt. Good job Elders!!!
The snow banks starting to break on a little river that runs through Kharkov. The ice has been treacherous this year all over the mission. The side walks have been pure ice! Many layers of ice! Sister Salomonson(office couple) fell and broke her elbow. She has healed and doing much better. Our other Senior couples have had a turn at falling also and have survived(thank heaven!) Our missionaries seem to have more balance than us older missionaries. The people here walk on the ice like it wasn't even there! Spiked high heels and all!!! It has been a very long cold winter compared to last winter. Things are finally starting to melt and under the ice is mud! Oh well - we'd rather have mud than ice! I hope spring will be here soon!!! The days are finally getting longer and people seem happier in general.