Elder Payton Thompson from Carbondale, Ill. Thanks for your service!!
Elder Kontsedaylo is from Australia but originally he is from Ukraine. Welcome! He is serving with Elder Barton in Obedinyoni.
Elder Sokolovsky is a mini-missionary and is from Donetsk. He is serving with Elder Jensen in Saltivka.
Elder Stirling is now serving in Sumy as the 2nd counselor in the Branch Presidency. His companion is Elder Kearsley.
Elder Johnson and Elder Rallison. Elder Johnson heads to Mariupol to be with Elder Dietrich and Elder Rallison heads to Novie Doma to be with Elder Ryser.
Elder Winchester is off to Mariupol to serve with Elder Jahnert, Elder Moon is a trainer serving with Elder Hazen in Makeevka, Elder Gardner is off to Saltivka to serve with Elder McArthur.
Elder Brinton is off to Center Donestk to serve with Elder Cullen. Elder Rice heads to Lugansk to serve with Elder Walton.
Elder Howard heads to Gorlevka to serve with Elder Jones, Elder Allred stays in Donetsk Central to serve with Elder Goodfellow and our mini-missionary, Elder Sokolovsky off to Saltivka to serve with Elder Jensen.
Elder Finneran remains in Makeevka and will be serving with Elder Neal where as Elder Stout moves to Gorlevka to serve with Elder Moore.
Elder Hansen remains in Petrosky serving with Elder Mueller, Elder Neal serving with Elder Finneran in Makeevka, Elder Prince is off to Kharkov Center to serve with Elder McCallson, Elder Tillotson is remaining in Obedinyoni with Elder Lott and Elder Tilgner heads to Gorlevka to serve with Elder Raider.
Other changes are: Elders Woolstenhulme and Richardson are in the Office, Elders Steele and Williams are Zone Leaders in Petrovsky, Elders Bell and Demyanov are in Sumy, Elders Duffy and Shipp are Zone Leaders in Kharkov Center, Elders Mikhailov and Belyeu are in Saltivka, Elders Hyer and Schoen are in Aleksevka, Elders Smith and Hess are Zone Leaders in Cold Mt., Sisters Belkina and Ziganshina are in Novie Doma and Elders Young and Calvert are in Novie Doma.
Just a quick note - I'm not sure who are district leaders or senior/junior companions but please know that being these or zone leaders or assistants is not done by senority. It is done by inspiration and what is needed for the time and situation. We have a very young mission and we use the older missionaries to help train the younger ones so if your missionary is now a junior companion or no longer a district or zone leader - it has nothing to do with disobedience but with helping this young mission grow and develop our younger missionaries. Also there is no line as far as junior comp. then senior comp. then trainer, district leader, zone leader etc. It is not done that way in our mission. Each position is looked at carefully and guided by the Holy Ghost in determining what is best for each missionary and circumstance. All of our missionaries are AWESOME!!! They each contribute to make our mission - each having their own set of talents and the Lord is guiding us to help them the best way possible. We love each missionary with all our hearts and hope their experience is one to remember and grow from. Please know they are where they need to be at this time. We thank you for all you do and for your support.