Thursday, November 25, 2010

Zachary has arrived in Ukraine! 11/25/2010

In front of the Kyiv Temple

Zachary with Elder Munzer and President Steinagel

 A letter from Zach's Mission President:

Dear Brother and Sister McEntire,

Sister Steinagel and I were pleased to welcome your son, Elder Zachary McEntire, to the best mission in the world, the Ukraine Kyiv Mission. He is well and happy and we are impressed with his enthusiasm and preparation. After he arrived, we took the new missionaries for a brief visit to downtown Kyiv, including a visit to the Prince Volodymyr Statue along the Dnipro River, which is the site where Elder Boyd K. Packer dedicated the land of Ukraine to the preaching of the gospel on September 12, 1991. The missionaries were then taken to the mission home for dinner and a good night’s rest. Elder McEntire and I also interviewed together and then the assistants gave him a brief orientation to the mission.

This morning Elder McEntire attended a transfer meeting where he met his new companion, Elder Munzer. This afternoon they departed to their new area, which is in Vinnitsya. Trainers are chosen for their competence and dedication, and you can have confidence that your son is in good hands. We have enclosed a photograph of them from this morning.

Please know what a privilege it is to work with your son. They’ve now joined the family of missionaries serving here with us, all of whom are committed to build Zion here by helping as many souls as possible to come unto Christ through baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. It is my prayer that the Lord will sustain Elder McEntire in this new assignment.

You might be interested to know that our missionaries have preparation day on Mondays. On that day they have time to write home and will email you. Please keep in mind that we are nine hours ahead of Utah time.

Thank you again for sending us your precious missionary.


President Lane O. Steinagel and Sister Jennefer Steinagel

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