Archive for March, 2012

Ukrainian Dentistry.

Isn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be.

There I was, eating my borscht on Saturday, when I had a weird feeling in my mouth. I go over to the mirror and realize that my crown fell out. So I had to wait two days and this morning I went to the dentist. $8 later, it was fixed!

I realized that I had so quickly gotten used to it not being there, and that is the same way with sin. We do something, lose the Spirit and before we know it, things are seemingly hunky-doory while we are cruising along spiritually dead. It’s not until something happens that we realize that something was missing the whole time.

This week we had a way fun branch party for Women’s Day. We had some of our investigators get it set up with us and we had a good turnout. A family came that the Nozhnikovs invited and we are going to start teaching them tonight at their house.

Mikhail is doing great. He is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. We have a baptismal date set for him for April 8th, Easter Sunday before church. It is going to take a lot of work, he still doesn’t understand the Atonement quite yet. Nonetheless it is great to see the formation of a testimony going on inside.

We also got a new investigator this week named Arsen, from the area book. He is super shy and the last missionaries taught him very poorly, so we’ve started from scratch with him.

Other than that, it was a week of finding. We got some good contacts to follow up on, and the work is going forward. I can believe how little time I have left, but I am glad to be where I am at. Elder Garrett and I are getting a good teaching pattern going and we are seeing success. I also got an email this week from my boss and Independent Study, and I will have a job when I get home. So I will just need to figure out if I will start right away or go to Lisa’s to work. It would depend on getting to Provo and back everyday. So there was another tender mercy and some peace of mind.

I will be flying into the Provo airport on July 11th. So there it is. That date seems way too close.

I am glad everything is going well with everyone:

I love you all,

Elder McClintock