We did absolutely nothing to celebrate hahha. I am pretty sure the Russian Easter is in a month... BUT HAPPY EASTER!!! I so enjoyed the pictures of the Easter party!! how fun how fun HOW FUN.
First and foremost, next weekwe are having our zone conference so our Pday will be instead of . so yeah I don't know.. just know that I am OK and just sitting in a long meeting haha. BEING EDIFIED SPIRITUALLY.
I GOT PACKAGES!!!!! AAAAAHHHH yes yes! I got a package from the PRICE FAM, ONE FROM MARINA FROM JAPAN ( yeah what the?!?!?! I feel like a terrible friend hahahah), One from CORY AND MEYGEN!!! and one from Sister Fugal and the young women:) ( also I think I fogot to mention this at Christmas but I did get the ward letters and I so enjoyed them and read everyone at least 3 times!!! thank you!!!) BUT YES THANK YOU FOR THE LETTERS AND PACKAGES. I just can't quite explain what it feels like to get mail as a missionary..... but it feels really really good:) in other news, I have been baking up a package for the Price family for the past few weeks and just need to get it sent. I am hoping for next week to get it sent. BUT I have also heard that it takes a really really long time to get to the states... so we will see:)
But yes. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU:):):)
OK as for the week:
It was great!
that's all for this week! love ya!
haha just kidding. but that would be funny.
This week was awesome! Last weekwe visited my first provnaslavney xpam! (chram- temple) and it was absolutely stunning. It was honestly so cool! I feel ashamed I have already been in Russia 5 months and just now visited a temple. It was really cool. It was awesome to see people in the temple too worshipping. I believe Russian people are a very spiritual people and it was cool to take in just a small part of their culture by visiting the temple. I will send pics! and we are going to a couple of more today! so woo hoo!!!!
We worked with Oxxxx a lot this week. She put on an activity for the branch all about family history and it was great! So we did a FHE with her and then also helped her cut out paper hands for a giant paper tree she made of every ones hands in the branch. it was awesome!
We visited Lxxxxxxxx (member) with Nxxxxxx (member) which was awesome! She is such a sweetheart and it was actually the first time to meet with her. They are cuties:)
We then went and served Rxxxxx again. So we thought that his wife straight up left him for good... but she came back last Saturday.. with a new baby... ? haha so I think she just went to Moscow to have her baby and then she came back. But anyway he asked us if we could help him again with his kids and help him clean as he got all ready for his wife to come back. We went and had a great time with him kids !they are so cute. we were getting down to the end of our time there with most of the cleaning being done (holy cow my English ...) and so we decided to play a game with them so we sang the "do as I'm doing" song and danced with them. Well I got REALLY into it. Like Really. haha so I was dancing and doing the disco point thing and jumping around and we were going slow and then sister greenwood just starts cracking up so I stop and there was RXXXXX STANDING IN THE DOORWAY. hahah so we all bust up and then he says, "well now you need to do it slow!" hahah it was so funny.
That night we had a lesson with Axxxxx! We talked about Joseph Smith and the word of Wisdom. He pretty much says he won't have a problem with living the word of wisdom... when he decides to live it. Ugh Axxxxxx. He knows all the lessons and knows what we expect of him and I believe has already found his answer but just won't commit... we are debating on dropping Axxxxxx. Just don't really know what else we can do as missionaries. It is at the point where we have brought it to his heart and he just needs to decide what he wants to do with it. Anyway hahha that was a little heavier than I wanted haha. but things are good with Axxxxx! We will keep you posted !
We met with Acccccand it was pretty rough. I have decided that the prodigal son is the story you teach/share if you ever want to know some one's deepest concerns or doubts or beliefs haha. When we talked to Axxxxx and taught him this parable we found concerns/doubts about the atonement and then we read it with Acccccc and eventually found out that she doesn't believe in the resurrection or temple work. So yeah it was a lesson that kind of took us back a bit. We will continue to work on that with her. But it got me to thinking, what are my thoughts and beliefs about the Resurrection? I studied a lot about Resurrection this week and about Christ's life. it was an awesome week with lots of cool insights. We are also going to be using the resurrection as our street teaching topic this week. Which is cool!
uhhh lets see.. we met with Rxxxxx and he talked about mars and evolution and a lot of other stuff that we didn't understand hahhaa. I was trying really hard to understand though and so I was just so focused in and I guess my mouth dropped open so Rxxxxxxx would be talking and talking and talking and then would say "PRICE! close your mouth." hahahah it was so funny, Sister Greenwood was cracking up! hahahahaha
We had an awesome activityabout family traditions! I didn't even cry!!! hahahah no it was really sweet and I thought about family a lot especially about our Easter traditions:) it was really nice!
This week in personal study I had a really cool realization. I was thinking about Missions and how people count success on missions and I had this cool like day dream/zone out where I was a missionary and I was climbing this tree and it was a lot of hard work! I climbed and climbed and climbed and along the way I was gathering fruit. They were just tiny little fruits and far in between... but they were these cute little fruits:) (I am sounding like lehi, i know, but this was really cool ahha) I saw other missionaries who were climbing trees that had tons and tons of fruit on every branch! and I thought to myself, why am I worried about the fruit? I guess I just thought about how sometimes in this life of climbing trees we may compare our fruits but completely forget about the climb. We may see others with huge fruit on every branch along the way while others may only have one tiny fruit... but everyone is climbing their own tree and making progress no matter what:) I know and testify that the Lord has sent me to climb this tree in Russia and only he knows what kind of fruits I might find! and it is the same in our lives! I feel like I am not explaining this well, but I guess I just have a testimony of each one of our lives being our own path and journey that we have the privilege of working through:)
I love you all and I miss you all:) Happy Easter!!!!!
С большой любовью,сестра Price