Friday, April 19, 2013
I need your help!
It is hard to believe that we have already been in Russia for 13 1/2 months. We have seen many changes in the mission since then. In July our mission doubled in number of missionaries. There were 50 missionaries when we arrived and now we have 112 young missionaries! We have more than doubled in size. Before we were in the Moscow area and now our mission includes many oulying cities and we are about the size of the United States.
Many of our outlying cities such as Voronezh, Yaroslavl, Nizhny and Ryazan, have been blessed to have senior couples. They are "mom and dad" to the young missionaries and are helping the little struggling little branches of the Church by providing member leadership support. Others, like Kaluga, Dzerzhinsk, do not have a senior couple.
Many of our senior couples will be going home, beginning in May and many of the outer cities are going to be sorely lacking without the leadership and guidance of senior couples.
Also, as our mission here draws to a close, we are anxiously awaiting word on our replacements here in the office. The mission cannot run without an office couple to handle the finances, travel, orders, etc.
I AM ASKING FOR YOUR PRAYERS in replacing our invaluable senior couples who serve so valiantly here in the Russia Moscow Mission. We hope to have a couple of weeks with our replacements to orient them.
I appreciate your prayers in our behalf. Dos vidonya.