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, June 6, 2011

A Child Lifts a Missionary's Spirits & One STRONG Missionary

Dear family and friends,

So this week didn't start off that great. We had a whole day of appointments planed but they seemed to fall through. At the end of the day we were kind of depressed and we were walking in the street and one of the ward member's children ran up to us and said, "missionary, missionary!" He was really happy to see us and walked us all the way home and he made us feel better.

I have also been under alot of stress trying to organize and get approval to help a widow with some landscaping projects on her property. It was really hard to get approval for the things we did. We ended up clipping branches with meat cleavers, uprooting a couple of trees and digging one entirely up. We did this all in about 3 hours and then she planted onions. It was funny.

Our one investigator that speaks French and English didn't have any food this week. So, I also had to get him some food.

Our mission president has made a new rule that we can't do missionary sportss because he felt that there was too much socializing going on.

The worst party about this past week l) for some reason the bread factory closes for Easter/ we love their bread and we haven't been able to buy any 2) I've been sick most of this week and haven't felt good but I've still had to attend Pres. Fry's training sessions. He wants us trained so that we can be new missionary trainers in the very near future.

Love you all,
Elder Russell

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