Beautiful Russia!

Beautiful Russia!

Our great friend, Roma made dinner for us!

Our great friend, Roma made dinner for us!

Elder Rasmussen is very excited to see real food!

Elder Rasmussen is very excited to see real food!

Companion and friend, Elder Jake Rasmussen

Companion and friend, Elder Jake Rasmussen

Trifecta's Last Time In Estonia

Trifecta's Last Time In Estonia

With my wonderful friend, Faik.

With my wonderful friend, Faik.

Sunrise, at One P.M.

Sunrise, at One P.M.

Petrozadovsk District

Petrozadovsk District

Lake at Petrozavodsk

Lake at Petrozavodsk

North Zone Conference Nov. 2011

North Zone Conference Nov. 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner 2011

First Zone Conference with President Clark

First Zone Conference with President Clark

Neva River Fall 2011

Neva River Fall 2011

Visa trip, Oct 1st 2011

Visa trip, Oct 1st 2011

Oh my aching jaw...

Oh my aching jaw...

Hermitage Museum on P-day!

Hermitage Museum on P-day!

Me, Svetlana and Elder Loskutov

Me, Svetlana and Elder Loskutov

Birthday lunch with Kostya

Birthday lunch with Kostya

My friend, Grisha

My friend, Grisha

Service for Babushka

Service for Babushka

MTC Missionaries in Estonia

MTC Missionaries in Estonia

Waiting in Estonia...

Waiting in Estonia...

Visit from Elder Russell M. Nelson

Visit from Elder Russell M. Nelson

Elders Larsen and Anthony

Elders Larsen and Anthony

Our MTC teacher surprise visit!

Our MTC teacher surprise visit!

Podvodov family gave powerful talks!

Podvodov family gave powerful talks!
Pskov, Russia Branch

Vyborg Castle

Vyborg Castle

St Olaf's Castle Where We Do Service Work

St Olaf's Castle Where We Do Service Work

Beautiful Vyborg on the Sea of Finland

Beautiful Vyborg on the Sea of Finland

Vyborg

Vyborg

Misty day in Kaliningrad

Misty day in Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad District May 2010

Kaliningrad District May 2010

Russian MTC Group

Russian MTC Group

Russian MTC Zone at Provo Temple

Russian MTC Zone at Provo Temple

30 July 2010

Email chat with mom in the middle of the night!

Well it's been a long week since I last talked to you due to Estonia, Zone Conference, and Elder Haggard's visa trip. Lot's to say, so I'll try to type fast. I'm talking to you at the same time that I do this! Vyborg is a mini city. It has really cool old buildings and used to be owned by Finland. Old Finnish castles and stuff here. :) We plan to go see some, and I found out we do service at one. :) Estonia was kinda quiet. I'm writing you a letter as we speak about this last week. Elder Haggard is really nice! He is so cool!! What's new at home? KB there? Estonia wasn't as complicated as I thought it was going to be. We pretty much to walked across this bridge next to some old Russian castles, took some pictures in Estonia, and walked back. It was about a 3 hour ride there, spent an hour in Estonia, and walked back. Estonia looks alot like Kaliningrad, more European looking than Russia. We had zone conference on Monday and then stayed until Thursday in St. Pete's because of Elder Haggard's visa trip. I was on a split with Elder Adam McCleary from Seattle and really got along with him as well!! He ran on the same races in track as me and he reminds me alot of Briton Page. I hope I can serve with him sometime. He was Elder Andersen's trainer, and Elder Andersen loved him too. I ate a half a watermelon by myself yesterday. Elder McCleary ate the other half. Ha ha! That was GOOD. :) I hope I get to serve someday in the city. I decided I like the city and metroes and stuff! Elder Haggard laughed that you tried to add him on facebook. he he he! Things to send in the package that I want lately- Mainly stuff to munch on. Dried Mangoes Trail Mix (Elder Pundersen wants "Doritoes Tacoes at Midnight" Chips. He told me to say that Ha ha!!) Big Hunks!!!!! Maybe contact solution if possible. It's kinda hard to find here. Maybe some drink mixes (GAtorade or something?) peanut butter? OH forgot to tell you. I pulled off another 1000 rubles off my account to get a backpack. That is a total of 1500 rubles, or about 50 dollars? Sorry this letter isn't as long, but it was cool that we got to talk while doing this. Love you all so much and miss you alot! Love, Blake

1 comment:

  1. Fun, informative letter. I hope your service in Vyborg brings joy and success for you and Elder Haggard.

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