Clarice Harrison, a native of Orem, Utah is answering a call to serve the Lord in the Yekaterinburg Russia Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the next 18 months. She will be inviting people in Russia to come unto Christ.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2010 December 21 Twas the week before Christmas...

Lots of things going on here! They have about a million and a half packages at the post office for all the missionaries. They keep having to close it to sort through all the packages they get. They even said they won't be accepting any more packages past tomorrow. There is so much candy going around I think I might gain 5 pounds just this week. I hope that scared you Dad. :D Don't worry I haven't been drinking that much full fat chocolate milk. Plus lately I have been playing basketball during gym with some Sisters in my zone. There are so many of us who want to play we can usually get a game going. A couple of the sisters are very good too. One, Sis Brigham, played in college. All the Sisters in my zone are crazy fun. We live right next to each other in an corner of the building. We laugh a lot. Its good because it relieves stress. One Sister (Sis Roberts) got her travel plans this week. She is going to Saint Petersburg on the 27th with one of the Ukranian Elders. It was kind of a shock because she thought she was going to leave on the 4th. This week we started speaking 100% Russian all the time. Well really its most of the time. We try our best. We are suppose to do this until the time we leave. For most of the Elders and Sisters this is about 2 weeks. For Sister Whiting and I its 3 weeks because our date was pushed back. I hope to learn a lot of new vocab in the coming weeks. For Christmas day there is going to be an MTC wide talent show. Some members of our zone are singing and dancing to a well known Russian song, and the Native Elders are going to try to sing and dance to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance. Well they changed all the lyrics to be more MTC appropriate. Christmas really is amazing here. We don't see any of the usually things that indicate Christmas like displays and store sales and so we turn to the scriptures to bring the Christmas spirit. Sis Whiting and I have been Focusing our Companionship study on the life of Christ the week. Something I want to do this week to honor Christ is find some one to serve. Love you all!


Cectpa Harrison

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