Well it's been a busy week and is just getting busier. Alexander and Olga have been really busy too, but they said they will be at Sacrament Meeting . We still continue to pray for them and will help them anyway we can. They are really nice people! We did service for a little grandma here in the ward by fixing her cabinets in her apartment. She is the smallest Babushka that I have ever seen and she is always very happy. Her name is Sister Nadyezhda, which means Hope in Russian.
We watched the Saturday sessions on Sunday here in , and will be the rest of General Conference. I really like the talk by Elder Oaks about desires and how our desires can lead to faith. It was really good. We also laughed a bit during President Monson's talk because President Podvodov told President Aleksay that he should think about getting married soon... and me and my companion have been teasing him about that. Ha ha. I also liked General Conference because I was able to watch it in English. President Aleksay wanted to watch it in English, so I went on a split with him while Elder Loskutov was with Brother Oleg. Monday was another long day traveling to and back for District meeting.
Today we are leaving to go to , as I will be in tomorrow. Means 5 hours to St. Petersburg, 3 hours to Estonia, and then 3 hours back. We will be traveling back to Pskov . The Zone Leaders will be down in Pskov for splits, we will leave again with them , as Wednesday is Zone Conference, and then we will probably be coming back to Pskov . (So don't be surprised if P-day next week is ) It will be good to see Elder Andersen and Gerard and Sister Lane from the MTC group. I can see how Elder Andersen is feeling now. Better I hope! It's hard to find out as I'm far away from everyone. With all this traveling I decided I never want to be a business man who travels all over the world like some do. It's too much traveling to do for a job...
I should have some letters, but they are in Novgorod as Elder Gillette grabbed them for me at transfers, but then forgot to bring them to District meeting... I guess I will just have to wait to read them... Seems like forever since I've gotten a letter. My package is in Peter though, so I can get that when I go there today. The snow is finally almost melted, and the every-other-day snow storm here has turned into a constant shower of rain. Everything is muddy here in Pskov, and I've heard it's the same in Peter... That means soon it will be summer. I never thought I'd say this but I'm sick of the snow! Yay for summer!
I hope that Meleea gets doing better soon! Thanks for the pics of K.B. She is getting big!
I'll send a quick note to Code-ski to see how he's doing.
I better jet. Love you all! Thanks for the support and love! I enjoy hearing from you and I know that I have been blessed at home with a loving family and great friends! I've realized this more since I've come on my mission. I've also realized that God loves EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY PERSON and wants us to love each other as He loves us. That is the essence of Godliness. I know that pains in life are hard but no matter what the pain, whether it's the pain of the cold Russian winters or the pain of rejection, or even sin, all our pains can melt away with the Son. We just have to look for His light and follow it.
Keep Smiling. Be of Good Cheer. Christ has overcome the world.