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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

2011 December 26

Highlights from this week are we met with L and her husband U. They are the couple who have a son on a mission in Las Vegas. We committed U to coming to church when they get back from their holiday break. L has been to church before quite a bit, but Uree has never been before. So this should be great. They fed us caviar and told us that we have to come back again. S was drunk most of this week as you already know. He did come to church on Sunday though and that was really good for him. Its so sad though because I could really tell he has started drinking again because he has gone back to not looking very healthy. We met with V. She is doing great. She has been reading from the Book of Mormon every day. She says that she thinks that she would like to aim for February for getting baptized. T came to the branch Christmas party on Saturday. She is so cute!!! She has natural curly blond hair which is so weird for Russia. She was really into the Christmas spirit and even gave us little gifts. We have actually gotten quite a few gifts already. Anyways she wanted to talk to us before the party started and so we went into a room, but then this older lady not a member that had just happened to walk in to the church found us and came in and sat down and started talking about the french revolution. So we ended up not being able to talk to T. But then after we left the party we walked her to her bus stop and as we were walking away we yelled back to her "Merry Christmas". It was the coolest Merry Christmas I have ever yelled. Sis Denning and I decided we needed to buy Christmas presents for each other some how and so we went to the mall here and didn't look while the other one bought the present. It was way fun. We have a lot of fun thanks to all the good ideas that Sis D has. For Christmas Eve we went to President's for dinner and then I got to talk to you all which was so fun! And then Christmas we went to church and then we came home right after church for the first time ever and then we took a nap. Best Christmas present ever! We also got to watch some of the 1st Presidency Christmas devotional. And that night Sis Denning got to skype her parents too. Thanks so much for the Christmas package and all the notes and everything! It was so fun to see you all and see that you haven't changed at all. Well maybe Charlotte's hair has gotten a little longer and Cami has grown a little bit, but other than that... :D I love you all sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

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