Dear Family and Friends,
Great week this week. A lot of great people and a lot of great conversations!! We found two new investigators this week which was great. One of our new investigators is from Eritrea, which is a country I didnt even know existed. We had a powerful first lesson with her. So one thing I have been thinking a lot about with Finnish people is that they dont like to be served, but they LOVE serving. So one thing we have been asking a lot of finns, is we have been teaching a finnish class to english speakers, and now were asking a lot of finns if they can come and help us teach the class, and feel the spirit of service. In my head there are two types of people who arent religious, but then join religion. Ones that are compelled to be humbled by there circumstances, and feel the difference gods light makes through the darkness, and then ones whos lives are fine and perfect and dont need god because they see no reason because there life is great. What they need and yearn for is to serve people, because in everyone there is the light of christ. Thats why people who arent even religious find joy out of helping there fellow man, because Mosiah 2:17 "When you are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God". So when we give people whos lives are great the opportunity to serve then they to feel the love of christ.
Crazy, I just realized that at the end of this month Ill hit my 7 month mark! its crazy how fast time flies out here. But the work is going good here in Helsinki, the Lords hand is prominent in many ways!
The pic is of this pizza kebab place that we found that sells 5 euro pizzas. Almost as good as Little Caesars.
Again, the new mission office address because some were asking is:
Elder Weston Kevin Ford
Finland Helsinki Mission
Upseerinkatu 3 C