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

5/9/2011 "m-oh-j-na" It's okay - Yes?

Hello Family and Friends!

We had a split this week which was good. Elder K(the Ukrainian) elder and myself were back together again and it felt wierd not knowing so much Russian as my companion.

then we were going to do some work on the ward directory and while we were waiting, I played chess with Bro. Kalashnikob(released branch president; I love that guy.

We had a good week with 4 lessons on one day followed by 5 lessons on another day which made the day fly by.

Elder Rader, Elder Russell's trainer, is gone now he left on a train yesterday during Mother's Day calls and is on his way back to America. We got our goddbyes in a couple of days ago.

When I was fixing the screen (on the only window worth a screen) I noticed a bad smell outside and when I was finished I looked around and found a dead cat right underneath our window. It had been there for a few weeks from the looks of it. It's just like a cat to die under OUR window.

The day with 5 lessons was awesome because as we were walking to lessons people approached us and we were able to teach them more about the gospel. It also rained that day and we got pretty soaked and at one of the lessons a grandmother took a towel and dried my hair vigorously. We felt very good after that day and i think I'm starting to get the hang of being senior.

We bought sugar on Saturday and the sign said it was on sale (usualy 66 tpk now 16tpk) and when we took it to the lady and it rang up (it came to 63 tpk) I explained that the sign said it was 16tpk. This was a bad thing to do since she proceeded to yell at me for 2 minutes about why there's no possible way that that could be right and that if I don't want it I don't have to buy it. I'm pretty sure in America they would have to give it to you for that price.

The new word is MO jme ho pronounced "M-oh-j-na" and it pretty much means "is that okay" but is also the response as in "yes that's okay" it's the most useful Russian word I know.

Love you all! Loved talking with you! Happy Mother's day! Elder Russell

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