Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Elokuunta 18/8/2015

Dear Family and friends,

Really great week this week. The Lord has really blessed us in downtown Helsinki, many mercies are everywhere..  We were able to set another baptismal date with one of our investigators in September. Its actually his birthday tomorrow to, so were making him some apple crumble, my companions own recipe!  It ll be great.  We also found 4 great investigators this week. One is from Germany, and the other is a gymnast from Finland, and then we have two more Finnish investigators.  

I also got to do Splits with my Trainer this week. He is a Zone Leader down here, and so we got to do splits for the day which was really great! We found a lot of potential investigators and ton 3 member present lessons that day, and taught a Finnish Class to english speakers. Crazy, but very productive day.  Then the next day we had Zone meeting which was very powerful and you could feel the spirit so strongly in there, especially when everybody bore there testimonies about the Book of Mormon.  

My companion and I also taught in Sunday school the Adult class in Finnish which was a bit nerve wrecking haha, and on top of that it was on last second notice.  We had to teach about the Priesthood for 45 minutes, but we put a lesson together last minute and all went well.  

I just want to leave with my testimony saying I know this Church is the true Church of Christ. True, this the gospel of Jesus Christ may not solve temporal short challenges here on earth, it has promised us with eternal happiness if we are true and faithful to the covenants we have made. There is no greater promise then that. God gives us challenges, hardships, and trials because he knows that it is really through the refiners fire that we can become our potentials.  The Book of Mormon is the true word of God. Through it we can know and come to understand the Fullness of Jesus Christ Gospel. I love how in the first few chapters of Nephi, when Nephi said "Being led by the spirit, not knowing beforehand the things I must do." So to, it is with our lives sometimes, we don t always know what to do perfectly, but if we look to the Book of Mormon, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ it has given us a map. Sometimes on the journey we may not know exactly what may happen, however we know the path we must take.  Its all possible because of a loving Savior, Jesus Christ. The atonement is real. It changes lives.

I love you all

Elder Ford

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