Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hello Family & Friends

Sorry we don't have any new pictures to post, but wanted to let everyone know we are busy and doing well. We haven't had time to take any further tours of the area.

We've had beautiful, warm, sunny weather. It's just now getting a bit cooler, but no frost on the ground yet in the mornings. Jeanie has purchased a winter coat in preparation for the cold winter. We will be shopping soon for Joe's. We will be looking to buy those special Russian hats to keep our heads warm as well!

We have settled into our routines at the mission office and are really enjoying our service with the younger missionaries in our mission. They are very mature and work hard. We are proud to be serving with them.

Thank you to everyone that e-mails us. We enjoying staying connected with all of you.

Once again, please email us if you have questions about our experiences that we haven't posted or already told you about and we'd be happy to share them with you.

Our outdoor tours are probably over since the tourist season is pretty much over and the weather will probably be changing. But we will be posting snow pictures and any other pictures we will be taking on excursions throughout the winter. We plan on visiting museums, but probably won't be able to take pictures inside. We'll see.

We are enjoying our private time here as well. It's been nice to have our own place and get to know each other in a different way without other responsibilities that seemed to have taken up a lot of our private lives before.

We are being blessed by our Heavenly Father in so many different ways. We love Him and His Son Jesus Christ and are thankful we are serving in this part of the world. The gospel is the same here as home and the people here are firm in the faith.

With much love to all
Joe & Jeanie

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