Hello everyone! Not too much time to write today because we did lots of fun stuff for our P-day, and it's one of the last P-days of a good friend of ours so we spent extra time with him. In short, know that I am still alive and that we have three progressing investigators right now. That's hard to believe almost, but we're learning that anything is possible with God. We're just trying to do our best to be worthy enough to help these wonderful people come unto Christ.
Anyway, I hope you are all doing well. Go ahead and call a family member who you haven't talked to in a while. I've developed a real desire to become closer with extended family while on the mission, so go and do it for me!
Photo notes: the Odessa Opera House that they walk by every day; lunch on P-day at a restaurant named "Mister Cat" (since Ukrainians think English makes anything fancy); their new digs are Paris themed; view from their new apartment on the 20th floor; Russian Le Petit Prince; Ralph's first apartment in Odessa.
As you can tell, Ralph's not a master letter-writer or picture-taker. These photos were taken by his companion (thanks, Bevan!). So much happens in three weeks on a mission. High- and low-lights to share (from e-mails we've received): Ralph lost 7.5 pounds in 60 hours of flu; he moved 3 times in 3 weeks; they have a lot of investigators they love and several who are planning to be baptized; he loves his new mission president, President Wirthlin; and this past week has been a great week!