Coming Home July 2011


Working on new material for the blog!

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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Friday, February 5, 2010

One Lone Missionary this Transfer!!!

Elder LaMarr and our new missionary, Elder McCallison. He is from SLC Utah.
We are so glad to have him with us. His trainer will be Elder Walton and they will be serving in Kharkov Center.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Missionaries Depart Ukraine Feb. 2010

Elder Green, Elder Eckersley, Elder Taylor and Elder McArthur.
The good-bye breakfast! Waffles, syrup, peanut butter and juice.
What more could we ask - a good breakfast with our fellow missionaries!!
I'm so full! Please don't make me eat more!!!! This was great. What a treat to have American Peanut Butter!!!!!
We are ready to go! Our last good byes at the airport!!!! Family - see you in a few!

Sumy Branch Conference 2010

We finally made it to Sumy!!!! It is a long way from Donetsk.
The roads were a bit treacherous and we could 0nly go about 40 miles an hour.
We had a Branch Conference. This is the Mission Presidency. 1st Counselor, Pres. Koslov, Pres. Fry, then the 2nd Counselor, Pres. Pactelnyak and the Mission Secretary Brother Yurchenko. They spoke and gave a beautiful message.
Mission Presidency with their wives.
Out to dinner with the Mission Presidency and the Missionaries serving in Sumy. Each companionship in Sumy got 20 quality lessons during the week so we took them to dinner. Bro. & Sis. Yurchenko, Elder Mueller, Elder Howard, Sis. Ziganshina, Sis. Khilova, Pres. Fry and Pres. Pactlnyak.
Way to go Missionaries!! Good Job!!! Elder Rader, Elder ValVerde, Elder LaMarr, Elder Green, Pres. & Sister Koslov and Sister Pactelnyak.
Elder Rader and a member of the Sumy Branch. He is 9 years old and his name is Valentyne. Elder Rader is playing "I am a Child of God" and Valentyne is singing. They make a great combination!
The Relief Society sisters in Sumy. We had a good lesson with lots of participation. These sisters are so sweet. We have 2 sister missionaries serving here. They are Sister Khilova and Sister Ziganshina. The members love having sisters in Sumy!
President Fry and Dennis Kanika a member of 1 year. The Branch Conference was a success!! We love these members in Sumy. They love the gospel and are so willing to serve. Some of them hold 2 or 3 callings and more. They are truly dedicated!