Hey everyone!!Great week this week!! Crazy to think that transfer calls are happening this week, I cant believe how fast this second transfer has gone by! Vanhin Bascom is going home in 9 days!! Crazy, but I have learned so much from him and am so thankful for the opportunity to serve with him!! For those of you that dont know, in Finland we do 9 week transfers instead of the normal 6. So crazy stuff. This week we found this cool girl from China who says shes super interested in religions and for some reason christianity just draws her. We had been tracting an old investigator and I decided to knock this random door when we were walking out. Right as I knocked on it the door knob turned and out came this Chinese girl giving her a heart attack haha!! But she is very interested so were excited to begin teaching her! Yesterday we also found this old investigator in the area book that we decided to call, and he said we could come and teach him more! So after we had a DA at this awesome ward family we went over to his place and we had a great teach getting to know him, and testifing about the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon. He believes in God, but hes not quite sure why he actually needs God. That brought me thinking, why do we need God. Obviously there are multiple reasons, but do we each have our own personal meaning to that in our own testimonies and conversions? Just food for thought!
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Hey everyone!Solid week this week!!! Yesterday I had the opportunity to go on splits with Vanhin Richards and it was super solid. Together with the Elders we got to pass out 22 Book of Mormons, and met tons of potentials ! We worked super hard and talked to everybody! It was cool, we basically went through an entire box of Books of mormon and now were nearly out! One thing I forgot to mention is the mission office is moving, so if you send any letters the NEW address is
Upseerinkatu 3 C, 02600 Espoo, Finland. <---------- So if you could update that, that would be great.
Hey everyone! Solid week this week!! Things are going good in Jyväskylä!! The summer has also officially begun here to! One thing I found out in Finland when the summer rolls around that for some reason everybody abandons the cities and move to there summer cottages or what there called here in Finland is "mökki". There are so many lakes in Finland, basically everybody has a summer cottage that they escape to haha. So here in Jyväskylä it has really emptied out, and most of the college students have gone back to there home countries. However, one of our investigators who is from Kenya made us this HUGE kenyan meal last sunday. It was soooooooo good. He is such a cool guy and has said he was going to read half of the BOM by the end of this week so hopefully that happens! But he has some funny stories from back in Kenya, like the time he was lured into this fake get rich quick scheme, that involved over a month worth of the robber slowly stealing money! Super cool story.We also found this new investigator which Im pretty happy about. He had been investigating the church some months back but got dropped, but he contacted us again and we had a really cool lesson with him!! He seems really excited and really wants to know if this is the true church or not!!! Super cool!!! Love it!
Hey everyone! Been a really solid week with a lot of cool things happening! So the Green family thats from America moved back to america for the summer unfortunately which makes me really sad because they were such a cool and nice family! The husband actually coaches professional teams in the League of Legends game, and gets paid a lot to do it! So cool, he is a sports psychologist. But there a really nice family that has lived in Finland for the past 5 years. The wife went to Harvard back home, so both of them are really smart! Im going to miss them for sure.Another one of our investigators is from Kenya, and unfortunately this week we found out that there was an accident back in Kenya and his brother got his legs amputated, so hes been sad about that. So me and my companion brought over some cookies to liven his spirits up! Nutella brownie cookies! Sooo good! Really fun to talk to him about all the stories he has in Kenya, including one time he got scammed out of 800 euros over a 3 week scam period, crazy story. We also met this full hippie man, as he referred to himself as, that told us how he was once in a reggae band and toured all over south america. He then went and lived in the Finnish wilderness for 5 years. He was a real cool guy though, and he looked into my eyes and said that I have much happiness and opportunity in me haha!