Monday, April 14, 2014

The craziness continues

WELL. These have been the second most eventful 5 days of my mission (the most eventful being that time the revolution broke out outside my apartment). RECAP: Last Sunday my mission president got called as a 70. Then, on Thursday, while he was still in SLC doing 70-related things, they evacuated the ENTIRE Donesk mission into our mission. So our mission DOUBLED in size and did so without a mission president (don't worry, he's home now). So, to say the least, it's been a crazy week in the Kyiv Ukraine mission. Adding 85 missionaries in one day is no easy task, but with some crammed apartments, we managed. We're not sure how long they'll be here (might be a few weeks, maybe a few months), but I think we're all glad to have them. It's certainly going to be interesting to see what happens. My mission is anything but normal, but I love this crazy little country.

I picked up a hedgehog this week! I would have taken a picture, but it was too dark. Next time. It was kinda prickly but also soft underneath with fur and stuff. Also, I learned how to make pumpkin bread this week. The domesticity continues to increase. At this rate I'll come home vacuuming in dresses and heels. 

I know I probably say this in every email, but I do just love this gig. I don't know if I've ever had a happier time in my life than these past several months. Bumps and bruises come, of course, but it is overall just such a wonderful time. I can't even name exactly why it's so great, it just is. I have never once regretted the decision to come. Okay, false, I had a moment when I found out that TONI MORRISON was AT SWAT this spring while I was not, but it was a short moment of regret and mostly just being bummed. Anyway, my mission is worth even missing meeting Toni Morrison. And that's saying something. Being a missionary is just the best. 

In Russian, you don't say "Happy Easter" you say "Христос воскрес" or, "Christ resurrected." I love the Russian language; it always gets right to the point. Nevertheless, Happy Easter on Sunday everyone. 

All the love,
Hannah

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