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 21, 2011

3/21/2011 Ivan and Oleg and Schwietzers, Oh, My!

Hello Family and Friends!

Monday we brought 2 black investigators to FHE with us. One spoke English, French, and Russian and the other only spoke French. It was African French so it's almost impossible for me to understand. I did have a conversation with a black man who only spoke French(he had a canadian accent) who was baptized on Saturday. He told me I need to work on remembering my French so I can teach people like him (a canadian taught him).

We had another lesson with Ivan and taught him the Plan of Salvation. He took a BOM and we gave him a pamphlet to read about it.

Oleg is another investigator we met with 3 times this week. We talked with him at his house, brought him to a fireside (president and Sis. Schwertzer spoke), and he came to church with us.

We also had a day this week where we gave out 5 books in 3 hours or so. Wow!

Zone conference was this week and we were told it started at l0 so we showed up an hour early to make sure we'd make it and it actually started at 9!

We had the 70 over the East area missions in Europe come and speak to us, visit families, and give a Fireside(The Schwietzers). he spoke in May 2010 conference. It was awesome! Then afterwards we waited for our landlady who wanted to do family history work (she never showed up) and saw a USSR Convention with CCCP balloons.

A man also came up to us and asked what my opinion was (all in English)( of the nuclear radiation getting to the West Coast from Japan. I'm thinking I'm missing some details.

I managed to completely forget about St. Patty's day.

We played chess with the old branch president again. I found out his name (alekcallgep kadaukulob) is the same as the guy who make the AK47(Russian made machine gun).

Then we took the sacrament to a member last night and talked with them. He says that missionaries need a piece of home every now and then. He had us fin our houses on Google maps... Ours was taken at 7:52 am on a Tuesday in fall/winter is my guess (the picture).

Love you all,
Elder Russell

*A note from the mom--Thanks to all of you who fasted on behalf of the missionary work in Ukraine; Our family is excited by the increased success that Elder Russell has seen over the past two weeks. Our testimony of the power of fasting with purpose has become even stronger.

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