Sunday, May 5, 2013

April 22, 2013


     That's good that Mark has a job already.  Talking on the phone is one of the things a mission teaches really well, so he should feel right at home. It sounds like ward conference went well. The home ward is really awesome. So I heard that there were like two big explosions in Boston and Texas and that one of them was a terrorist attack. What was that all about? I'm glad that in Ukraine I don't have to worry about terrorists, because a terrorist attack here probably wouldn't be very big news or have an impact on anybody else, which is actually kind of sad.

     The weather here changed drastically this week and now it is really sunny and warm. Walking around in white shirts and ties without coats really adds a whole new demention to missionary work. A lot more staring, which is good, because then they are curious and we have there attention. In this part of the world, a majority of the people still don't recognize mormon missionaries, so it gives us a good opportunity to explain who we are and why we are here. We weren't able to have very many meetings this week, so we went through the branch list and started visiting all of the names that I didn't recognize. If I don't recognize them, it means they are less actives, because I know all of the actives by now. We got through the whole list. It was a lot of walking. Not very many of them answered when we got there, but I'm hoping it was because we just picked a bad time and most of them weren't home and we can catch them later. Not very much visible success this week and I don't have too much more to write. The Kiev Temple President will be coming next month to talk to the branch, so that will be cool. Hopefully we will be able to get more members excited about Temple work and how cool it is that they have a temple in there country so close. Well that's about it this week. Hope everything is going great at home! Love you!

Elder Jolstead

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