Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

This picture was taken at  8:45 PM,
is shows how much sun we still have at night. 

Us after the baptism!

Last week was probably one of the best weeks of my life. Our amazing investigator got baptized!!! The day of his baptism was so special and I couldn't help but think of Doctrine and Covenants chapter 18 that talks about how great the worth of souls are in the sight of God. And about how great our joy shall be if we can bring but one soul unto Christ. Our mission president always talks about finding ''the one''. He likes to reference the Book of Mormon in the book of Mosiah chapter 17:2 that says "But there was one'' referring to Alma and how he was the only one that listened to the words of the prophet Abinadi. We as missionaries have been encouraged to find that one person everyday and to uplift them and bring them closer to Christ. Sometimes we know the impact of our words on others and a lot of the time we will never know. I know that our investigator was definitely one of the many reasons why I needed to serve in Finland and I am so grateful to be a missionary and to be doing the best kind of work there is. There is nothing else that I would rather be doing with my time than helping others come unto Christ.

During our investigators baptismal service I just couldn't stop smiling and I am glad that on my mission I have come to find out what true joy is. I  have loved teaching people from all different backgrounds on my mission as well. We just got a new investigator the other day who is an 85 year old Finnish woman and she is just the cutest person. She has hearing aids and we had to keep repeating ourselves and talk really loud and slow. She kept telling us that we had weird accents.....I guess that would be our American accents! But we are meeting with her again next week! I am so grateful for the Holy Ghost and that if people can't understand us perfectly they can at least feel the spirit as we testify of Christ.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

Hyvää Äitienpäivää! I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day =) I had the chance on Mother's Day to Skype with my amazing family. Being on my mission has definitely made me appreciate them more. I am very grateful for the members that let us come over to their house for Skyping as well. 

This week we had our last exchange of the transfer with the Lahti Sisters! They are both so great and exchanges always make the week go by so fast. This transfer has been the fastest yet and it just keeps speeding up! Our investigator is getting baptized this Saturday and we are so excited for him. He's so converted and I hope to send some pictures next P-day. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

           We both have bikes! We are both out of shape!
We went bike contacting the other day and it was a good work out.
We will be doing it more often =) 

Terve! It's still snowing and it is MAY! I love Finland however, growing up in Florida did not prepare me for this. We had another eventful week with two exchanges. We had the Turku 2 sisters come to our area for the day last Thursday and on Saturday we went to the Tampere 2 sisters area. 

I really stink at these group emails! I would talk about my investigators but...Finnish privacy laws. We do have some really cool people that we are teaching right now though and one of them is getting baptized soon! This week we are having our last exchange of the transfer so it'll be another good week =)