Date: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 11:04 PM
So just to be clear: this is a regular transfer, nothing odd happened to cause elder rader to leave. My new companion is elder Beck. He's pretty cool. But I'm learning that I need to pick up the pace on learning the language. English classes have been cancelled due to a 1,000,000 ruble fine in russia and the fact that they asked us to do it a while ago. Poor sister howell will be training in her 3rd transfer (6 weeks from now) which should be interesting. And our weekly feeding of the bums is over now because the place was closed down. But I got my 3 hours of service in this week by helping out the Reeds with their computer and stuff. I got my package on Sunday and I now have all dear elders sent before the 15th of november. The package came on the day of transfers though so you cut it really close. Just saying that you need to send them a bit earlier. Our referral gave me a russian book that is a biography of Douglas Macarthur. Should be fun to read when I get back.
FYI:1. the Russian fine is equivalent to $33,000.
2. Elder Rader is now a district leader in the area Chris is serving in.
3. The mission president's blog is timandjeanniefry.blogspot.com it has a couple of pictures from the November transfer that Chris is in and short biographies on the Mission President and His Wife.
4. The box took exactley 14 days from the time it went from Hollister, to Jersey to Ukraine! Yeah!!
Our family wishes to thank all those who contributed to Chris' Christmas box.