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

11/22/2010 Tidbits and Pictures of Chris

The following includes a brief conversation between Chris and his Dad regarding some questions his Dad had. As an explanation a P-Day is a preparation day, it is the one day of the week the missionaries have to do things other than missionary work, laundry, shopping, cleaning, napping, sight seeing etc.

The keyboards have both russian and english symbols on all of the keys. I know of an elder pulsifer, I've met him and he's nice. He's a little frustrated with the language right now though...I think. Well the missionaries do the 25th but the rest of ukraine celebrates it on the 7th of january. But that's really new years for them, not really christmas. It's just the same celebration(tree, lights, presents, alcohol, vodka, beer, and whisky).

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 5:34 AM, Steve Russell wrote:

Here are some quick questions for you:

1) do the internet cafes have US keyboards or a keyboard with US markings or do you just have to guess?

2) We have a spanish speaking elder in Hollister now (elder Quinn) that was called to Guadalajara, but is waiting for his Visa. He says he has a friend in your mission, Elder Pulsifer, from Denver who left in April. Do you know him?

3) When do you celebrate Christmas in the Ukraine? 12/25 (gregorian) or 1/7 (julian)?

Keep up the good work.

-- Dad

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