Tuesday, May 26

Russell lands in Russia

I got to talk to my baby brother for little bit yesterday. He is serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He has spent the last two months learning Russian and focusing on studying the gospel of Jesus Christ as to be prepared to serve the people of Russia. He called me from the airport before he took off to say a last farewell. He traveled from Salt Lake City, UT to Denver, CO to someplace in Germany to Russia. He is to arrive in Russia in the next few hours. I am so greatful to have such a wonderful brother who gladly gives up two years of his life to serve God. I am even more greatful that I have not one but two brothers who are doing this. Clint is serving in Pennsylvania and will be coming home this Thanksgiving!

Some tid bits on Yekaterinburg...
Yekaterinburg (Russian: Екатеринбу́рг, also romanized Ekaterinburg), formerly Sverdlovsk (Свердло́вск) is a major city in the central part of Russia, the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast. Situated on the eastern side of the Ural mountain range, it is the main industrial and cultural center of the Urals Federal District. Its population of 1,293,537; which is down from 1,364,621 recorded in the 1989 Census, makes it Russia's fifth largest city. Between 1924 and 1991, the city was known as Sverdlovsk (Свердло́вск), after the Bolshevik leader Yakov Sverdlov.

1 comment:

Becky said...

That's a crazy long trip! Even further than Moscow where I served. I bet you'll hear the most wonderful stories.