Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Hello everyone, Victory Day was quite the sight to be seen! We went to the parade with Mihael and Aleksye and it was so awesome. They first showed the parade in Moscow, then they did the exact same thing here, live!  They go around congratulating every group of service people on the "71st anniversary of the great victory" and then everyone yells "ooorah!" The best part was when soldiers in the middle, shot off a ton of blanks from their guns, and it was even way cool,  when we found out that one of those soliders is a member! One of the Biletski's boys, they are the family we used to go to often with the Johnstuns. Then the rest of the day there were people everywhere with pictures of their family members that fought in the war. We had a great branch activity and it was just a great day in the Russian culture! That night we had a huge firework show right outside our window, so loud it set off all the car alarms haha. 

All of our Recent Converts are doing great! We just continue to work with them and see them progress and become more converted to the Lord. 

Both of our investigators were out of town all week but we have stayed in touch with them. We should be meeting with Edward tomorrow, I love him so much! 

Saturday morning we helped with the Face-to-Face Question/Answer broadcast for the Young Single Adults. It was with Elder and Sister Klebingat of our Area Presidency. They speak English, Russian, and German so they did it all in Russian! We only got to see the first half but it was great to see! 

After that, we went out with the Sisters on a service project. We served our member Denis' aunt who is not a member but is very friendly. We pulled weeds for her and did some planting, then she fed us some yummy pelmini with sour cream. 

Sunday was a busy day! Reminded me of the good old days in Volzhky. We had a bunch of less active members come which was great to see, our district has been reaching out to a lot of them! All of us missionaries had the opportunity to speak in Sacrament about the Book of Mormon. I spoke about the role the BoM plays in missionary work. It went well, everyone gets a kick out of the fact that I have to bend down to speak into the microphone. 
2nd hour of church we taught Gospel Principles because it was the 3rd Sunday of the month. Our topic was Faith in Jesus Christ so it was pretty easy and it also went well.
3rd hour we started in the primary to teach them the 10 commandments and the hand symbols that go with them. We have done that multiple times, the presidency wants us to keep repeating it with them until they know them. After that we were in with the Young Men. Vitya taught about prayer and we are all going to memorize D&C 4 in Russian together! 

After Church we went back to Krasnaya street to sing and share the gospel with people. It went well and we even had people come up to us later that day by our apartment and they said they saw us and they asked us what we were doing. It led into a great conversation and they were very friendly! 
That is all for this week!!I love you all! 

-Elder Tucker//Старейшина Таккер
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