The last city that I served in while on my mission in Ukraine was Rivne. I arrived December 24, 2003 and was there until returning home on April 30, 2004.
At first I was not very excited about serving in Rivne. I had nothing against the people, simply I had been in my last area for 11 months and it was very difficult to leave just before Christmas. But by the end of my service there I was only saddned by the fact that I had not served there longer.
In Rivne there is a beautiful park and in that park is this wonderful conglomerate statue of a crocodile emerging from the pond. I miss Rivne, and the friends that I have there. Hopefully, some day, I’ll have the oportunity to return.