Elder Christopher Russell, Donetsk Ukraine Mission July 2010 - July 2012

Christopher Russell was found worthy to serve a proselyting mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, and received his mission call from President Thomas S. Monson to serve in the Ukraine, Donetsk Mission.

Chris will spend the first twelve weeks of his mission at the Mission Training Center in Provo Utah learning, Russian.

On October 13, 2010 he will start his journey to the Ukraine.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

11/8/2010 Ukranian Apartment and Case Struggles

Hi! This week Elder Russell spent much of his time studying in his apartment because his companion was ill.

I did get some photos of the interior of the apartment and that was somewhat interesting.

The apartment is very nice and the kitchen looks quite new with new appliances(microwave and oven/stove). The 2 unique things in the apartment, a beautiful piano and a really funny looking home gym contraption that is actually bolted into the roof and floor of one the rooms. I'll try to e-mail these out later.

I'm really appreciative of the senior couple who serve in Chris' area. They have sent us the photo that we love and Chris' says that Sis. Reed always hosts district meeting and she cooks a meal for all of the elders that attend.

Investigator Updates: Dexter has made much progress this past week! He stopped drinking coffee came to church, and is currently praying about the Law of Chastity. He is an awesome investigator and Elder Russell sees him being baptized in the near future.

They were also finally able to go out contacting Sunday evening when Elder Rader seemed over his illness and they gave out 3 Book of Mormons which they will follow up on this week.

As far as the language goes, Elder Russell, who never struggles with much of anything, is finding the language verb "cases" somewhat difficult to master. However, my son is tenacious about mastering any subject, and I know that with time he'll be an expert in cases and one day might even right his own Russian Cases Guide.

Thanks to one and all for your prayers, love and support of our missionary.


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