August 7, 2017


Ulan Ude


Elder Memmott

Exchanges in Irkutsk and Angarsk!

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 9:56 PM, Gavin Lawrence wrote: Hey all! Not a ton of time today, we've got some changes going on with our emails due to Russian Laws and we have to spend most of our time getting everything switched around in order to comply. But this week has been great!The highlight of the week was definitely our splits to Angarsk and Irkutsk. The Elders there are all solid and hard-working, and it was great to get a change to spend some time with them. We participated in some great service projects, and we got to meet with a lot of members, including a long-time member in Irkutsk named Sergei Malashkovits, who my grandpa had the priviledge of baptizing when he served as a mission president here. It was a great experience and one I definitely won't forget!Anton is doing great! We got to have three meetings with him this week, and we taught about the Word of Wisdom, the Law of Chastity, and the Law of Tithing. We told him a little bit about the Word of Wisdom on Saturday of last week, and he told us that he has been living it ever since then! He truly is awesome. The only problem we're having with him is that he isn't coming to church. Strange, given that we met him when he came to church of his own accord. He has been doing pretty good about reading, but it doesn't look like he'll be able to finish the Book of Mormon before the 26th of August, his current baptismal date. He wants to finish before he gets baptized.Transfers are coming on Thursday of this week! This transfer has just flown by. We have no idea where we're going, but there will definitely be some changes. I'll keep you updated!
Thanks for everything, love you all!
Elder Lawrence
Pictures:1 - Sergei Malashkovits and his family2 - Breakfast in Angarsk3 - LARP CLUB WOOOOOO (actually just cool people fencing, great way to meet new people)


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