Family

Hello dear Family and friends! 😀

Wow, this week was amazing! Had a two day training conference in Kyiv, next to the temple and than I was on an exchange with an Ukrainian Elder in northern part of Kyiv, where I’ve served half a year ago for six weeks. It was so cool to go back there, to remember those good times and to see good friends. My and my companion we do kind of an experiment in the mission. At 8 o’clock in the morning we go on the street for 1.5 hour and talk to people. That is so amazing! We share with them our joy about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon and our experiences with striving to live like Jesus Christ. It is so wonderful to see how the people open up, when they can feel the truth and love of the wonderful message we bring to all the world.

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The highlight of this week was a meeting with an old friend, named Huu from Vietnam. I haven’t seen him for more than half a year, so that was really special. We met after the first day of the conference and we talked with him about going to church. He struggled with that before, because he didn’t feel so welcomed under so many Ukrainians. It was a miracle, that we had a member of the Church with us from France, a business man on a business trip that had some time and wanted to go with the missionaries and share the Gospel with the people. He talked how thankful he is for Heavenly Father and His plan and especially for church. He shared experiences how he would attend different churches around the world, and every time he would feel that this is like a big family. The spirit there was so nice there. I truly felt the truth in his words.

We are really one big family. That makes us special. That makes everything we do for each other special. The Lord is on our side, he really is. We as a mission read right now through the four gospels in the bible. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and it is wonderful how much light that gives to me every day!

This verse made my day today, Psalms 27:1
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall Ifear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

May we always remember Him and praise Him in all everything we do, think and desire!
All the best! 🙂
Elder Drewlow

When hard work sores

Hello everybody out there!
The work up in Chernigov is growing and growing. We find people and they find us. Well, actually it is the Lord that prepares those people and we just help them to make the right decisions. It is wonderful to be a missionary and to give testimony every day. Sometimes it seems that there are only a few, but it is a lot! Working hard can become frustrating when you don’t see the results. When you give your best though and you always strive to have the Spirit as a guide with you, you just feel amazing, while you are working.

I hope you are enjoying life, with every day challenges. Those are the times you grow and get stronger! The Saviors promise in Matthew 11 is real I can promise you:

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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that’s what we do here everyday, almost 24/7 😉
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