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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

3/13/2011 Blessings From Our Fast

Hello family and friends!

So this week I had two splits one with an Elder Zoemberg and the other with Elder Loveridge. The one with Elder Z was just waiting for our companions to finish "Leadership Training" as it only lasted a couple of hours.

Then from Friday to Saturday night, I had a split with Elder Loveridge. We spent a lot of time contacting in a park and finally got a book out! But their phone "was turned off" so they wouldn't give us their number.

As far as success goes, on Tuesday we had a lesson with Susanto and his friend came in and asked if he could meet with us too!! yes!! He's from Kena(the friend) and we have a member from another part of Africa that we can use when we do lessons with him.

We also met with this kid about our age named Ivan t pronounced ee-v-ah-a) and taught him some English as well as a spiritual lesson. He's really great and sincere and I hope that he starts progressing.

We were looking for less actives the other day and we found this address for a dorm complex...She wasn't there anymore but now I know what Ukrainian dorms look like.

We had a "brothers night" this week which consists of English speakers to get together and talk about spiritual things in English.

This week we watched the Joseph Smith film, then we had church this week without investigators.

Elder Kon... and I were asked to give a spiritual thought in primary so we talked about faith growing from a seed to a tree. Then Elder kont... asked the district president's son if he wanted to be big like me and he said, "my dad's big." Okay, primary.

Then we went to priesthood where the branch president taught this week about the Lord's law of health. We got about half way through when the family history guy stood up and listed off all the food storage that he has telling everyone that they need to prepare for what's ahead.

I was also told that a 8.9 earthquake hit over in Japan and caused a 33 foot tidal wave. The same person told me that US l0l in California had a section shut down.

I'm hoping Trent is alright.
Elder Russell

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