Serving the Lord in Russia

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Russia - That Vast Empire

Last week a friend of mine here in Moscow sent me this You Tube video link and I thought I would post it on my blog.  It is inspiring!  Either go to this website or search for "That Vast Empire - Mormon Missionary Work in Russia" on You Tube. 

This is my update of this video as to what has been happening in our Russia Moscow Mission these last few weeks.

    On August 9, 1903, three days after Francis M. Lyman dedicated St. Petersburg for the preaching of the gospel, President Lyman stood outside the Kremlin Wall near the Troitskaya Gate in Moscow and offered a second dedicatory prayer.  Francis M. Lyman is Stephen's great-great- grandfather.

Our four new missionaries that arrived on February 16th:  Elders Goddard, Spoerri, Wininger and Sister Rasmussen.

Elder and Sister Holmes, serving as Humanatarian missionaries here in East Europe Area for 23 months, before they departed to return home to Utah.

The Europe East Area Presidency and their wives and all of the mission presidents and their wives at the Kyiv Temple in October 2010. 

                                  Two of our baptisms for 2011.

              Our North Zone Conference on February 10th with President and Sister Lawrence.

Our South Zone Conference on February 11th with President and Sister Lawrence.

Our Sister Fairbanks and Elder Kasallis on the morning they went home (the temperature was around -16 degrees Fahrenheit).

And a "marvelous work and a wonder..."            


  1. It's so exciting to know you are there in the middle of this amazing work. I'm sure it's breathtaking to see all the change that has taken place and it still happening. Amazing.

  2. Hello. My husband and I are travelling to Nizhny Novgorod in April 2011. We are wanting to know which mission Nizhny Novgorod is in? Can you email me at jilldpierce at yahoo dot com with more information about who to contact? Oh, and we don't speak Russian. :(

  3. It looks like you two are doing so well! It also looks freezing there!!