Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas and Vareniki!


Merry Christmas! С Рождеством!
Hello everyone. as you might have known. Christmas was yesterday. Well at least for us Americns.
Well my first Christmas in field was great!. Chrstmas eve we had a Christmas Eve lunch thing with the Elders in our ward. it was great. Our wonderful Belarussian Elder made vareniki for us. And the Sister were so kind and made a cake that was super good!
But what was the best is that we got to call home! It was so good to talk with my family! We weren't able to do it on Christmas Day because it just wouldn't work out with our scheduale and the schedule of the other missionaries. But it was all good because my family couldn't do it on Christmas Day either. it was also great to see Elder Carr's family.
it was funny. On Christmas morning we wake up at 6:30 as usual and prayed. I finished my prayer and walked into our srudy room and Elder Carr had already opened up all of his packages and was wearing his beanie that he got. I thought it was pretty great. And what was even better was that Someone had eaten the Super Kontiks and drank the milk we left on the window sill by the radiator with our socks hanging up. And Someone had filled Elder Carr's stocking as well. 
Sacrament Meeting was awesomeand us Missionaries got to sing. Remember Katya who wanted to be baptized? and who we haven't been able to meet with since she called? that's right, she came to church wioth her husband Sasha!!! We got to talk a little bit and set up our next meeting! And Denis came too! 
last P-day we went to Maidan for a little bit and looked around and it was really cool. 
On Friday when we were doing studies, we looked out the window and saw all of the trees and how they were covered with ice. It was so cool!
Also this transfer is over and I have now been asinged to be District Leader in the now Pecherky District. Everyone is staying except Elder Tolmen who is leaving. 
All in all everything is going just wonderful. 
This is a wonderful time to remember our Savior, Jesus Christ, and all that he has done for us. He is the greatest of all gifts that anyone could have given us. I honestly wouldn't be here serving or living the way I am if I didn't have the promise of receiving forgiveness if I will repent. 
I love you all and appriciate your prayers and support. 

Старейшина Класон / Elder Clawson

The Arc angel Michael
A big Christmas Tree
Ice trees

The hat i made for Sister Tanner (She's crazy, she came here with no hat)

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