Big events of the week - Thanksgiving and an Ukrainian wedding!
We had an amazing Thanksgiving here in Ukraine. The Senior Couples put together an amazing dinner. I was able to see Elder VanDerhooft (went to my high school) and it was great to be able to see my mission best friends all together in one room. We had a big talk about being a light for all to see. We (Church) have a new Christmas initiative going on. Check out Mormon.org and make sure to look at all that is going on there, and what we have been asked to do during the month of December before Christmas!
We were able to sit in on a wedding reception that was held in the Church after the ceremony in the temple. It was a great cultural opportunity. Here is what it looked like, pretty cool!
Not a whole lot to say or time to type. Biggest thing I read this week was Job. "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away" The most important thing is to always be grateful.
We had a lesson with a less-active and we all agreed to make sure that with every trial or challenge during the week we were going to be grateful to God for it immediately. Leaving the lesson, we got caught in the elevator. My first thought was definitely not gratefulness ;) But it was when we got out. We (I) need to live what we teach and we can all be lights to those around us. Try it!
Hope you all have a great week!