|In that picture I was with Ksenya's oldest daughter. She is pretty cool, she speaks English pretty well too!|
|Must have been a long bus ride.|
We stayed the night with the APs. (The assistants to the President.) They are so much fun. It is right now Elder Jaeckel and Elder Hinkson. I have spent a few days with each one of them in the past and they are doing a great job! Everybody loves them.
I got a TON of mail there while I was in Vladivostok! I got a package from the Priest Quorum, Brother Busby sent it to me. And I finally got the Worthen’s Package! I also got some letters from the Rick and Pam Woods family and I got some letters from people in the ward. Oh, I got a letter from the Calvin Woods family, too. It was way good to hear from them all.
That is neat that Mom and Cameron got to go out with the missionaries. I would be SO interested to see how American missionaries work. They can use their native language, they can speak to people who are probably nice most of the time, and they can use iPads! I think it would be such a different experience.
Thanks for that picture of Elder "Varney" doing that baptism in the ice... That is Elder Barney. In Russian a capital "B" makes a "V" sound so maybe that was how he translated his name tag back in the day, or maybe it was just a bad translation:) I never knew him but Elder Sayers says that he knows him:) Cool stuff! We haven't done any ice baptisms yet, boy am I glad! https://www.facebook.com/LDSMissionaries/photos/pb.259235360763343.-2207520000.1421578245./883161378370735/?type=1
The legislative bills Dad is working on sound a bit difficult. I can't imagine fixing the pension system. Where to even start? There are a ton of people here in Nakhoka, though, who are on pension and they get free bus passes. They don't have to pay to ride the bus around town:) Hopefully you can do something like that for the firefighters, even though we don't really use busses in Arizona. Those projects sound big! I know you will do good:) If there is anything I can do to help, just let me know.
|We bought 15 kg of potatoes for a Babushka. (about 33 lbs)|
I love you all so much!