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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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mission Tour March 2011

President & Sister Fry with President and Sister Schwitzer. Yes it was a wonderful mission tour! Yes it is cold! Yes we have a frozen smile!!!

Missionaries Leave March 2011

Elder Stout and Elder Goodfellow. Two great misionaries head home. Good Luck and we miss you!!
Elder Stout is from Salt Lake City. He shared his talents here in the mission of playing the piano. We are very grateful to him.

Elder Goodfellow is from Virginia. We are grateful to him for serving here in the mission. Thanks for all your help in Sumy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lugansk and Sumy Branch Conferences

Elder and Sister Aagard are serving in Sumy. They've done a lot to help strengthen the branch. After the branch conference they had prepared food for a linger-longer. The members really loved it and I think it helps bring unity to the branch. Elder and Sister Aagard - you're the best!!
A visit to the Kupets family with Elders Thomas and Goodfellow. We have become quite close to this family over the last almost 3 years. We love them and are grateful for them and their service in the branch.
Natasha and her mom, Ludmilla. It has been so fun to get to know them also. They are a great asset to the branch.
Elder Thomas with the Kupets children.
Elder Goodfellow and the Kupets children.
Elder Stout and Elder Belyeu are also serving in the Sumy Branch. Elder Belyeu is putting his talents to use by being the branch clerk and Elder Stout adds so much to the branch with his musical abilities. Good job Elders!!
Lugansk is another little branch in the mission. The members are so wonderful! The missionaries are so valuable to these small branches. We love all our missionaries and the time and dedication to the responsibilities of missionary work. They are awesome!!!!

Zone Leaders Council

Our Assistants Elder Ryser and Elder Moon. They help so much with Zone Leaders Council. They fix breakfast for the zone leaders, they do clean up(dishes) prepare an agenda, conduct, teach, and support President Fry and I. Great leaders!!!
Elder Jahnert is serving in Gorlevka and Elder Schoen is serving in Petrosky. Notice the tie. We just finished eating when I took the picture.
Elder Schoen, Elder Barton(serving in Donetsk Center) and Elder Finneran(serving in Donetsk Center). This zone leaders council was awesome. We discussed where the mission was going and what President Fry's vision is. Lots of really good comments and the spirit was really strong.
Elder Kofoed is serving in Petrosky and Elder Petersen is serving in Gorlevka. Two young zone leaders that have stepped up to the plate and are doing a great job with their zones.
Elder Jensen and Elder Rader are serving in Kharkov B zone in the XTZ and Novie Doma area. Their maturity in the mission adds a lot to the council. We are grateful for them.
Elder Neal and Elder Clarkstone are serving in Kharkov A zone which is in the center of town in Kharkov. They both brought a great spirit to the council. Super Elders!!!
This is the awesome group! We love them so much and appreciate all their hard work. The mission could not function without our leaders. Thanks for your great example Elders!!!