Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday Church - Botanichesky Branch
We meet in the upper room of this building. We already love these members and wish that we could really speak Russian with them. They totally understand the Church programs, doctrine, etc., and their lessons are always well thought out and prepared. Interesting comments, too. Elders or a sister sit near us to translate.
When members arrive, first they hang up their coats and scarves and change their shoes; the majority come on city buses. Then they start setting up chairs, preparing the sacrament, etc. When it's time for Relief Society, the sisters bring out a table cloth and flowers from the cupboard while the teacher writes the lesson subject on the chalkboard. Afterwards, the RS President takes care of business while her husband waits. It all feels so familiar.
(The RS lesson on the board says, "The Twelve" by Elder Boyd K. Packer; the stitchery says, "Charity Never Faileth." Members getting in cars after church.)
Posted by Mom in Mendon at 4:45 PM