Tuesday, September 15, 2015

14/9/15 Me olemme Jumalan lapset‏

Tervetuus taas!

This week has been crazy! Last week we had 5 people coming to church but unfortunately 4 of them dropped, but we still got a Less active Veli Palonen, and our investigator Mikael to come which was really great!  This week the coolest thing happened! A while back my last companion Elder Smith and I were walking to go Email when all of the sudden a man calls us over asking us to tell him about joe smith.  He was sitting outside drinking and wanted some company. We told him about Joseph Smith, and we asked if we could have his number, but he said that he was to popular and that his number cant just be given out.  So he gave us his address. A little while later we tried to get into his building but it was locked, so we just dropped him. A week later I was walking down the street with my new companion Elder Broadhead and we see him again, and he asked if we could bring him a Book of Mormon. So we did just that, and I told him about Institute held every Wednesday at the church building! Well, turns out he decided to show up randomly telling us how much he loved the book and wants to know more. While were teaching him we keep getting a lot of weird looks from the YSA, and when he leaves they start freaking out asking us if they knew he that was. I had no idea how famous he really is, but he is a huge celeb here in Finland, and around the world and has been touring worldwide in his band for 37 years!He plays in the band Hanoi rocks and Iggy Pop. I wish I could tell his name, but Finnish law prohibits me tell it because this is being posted up on my blog:( But, he is almost done reading the book of mormon and he said hes going to start it over next week. haha, he also invited us on his private boat and said he would take us to Israel when hes going in a couple of months, and get us back stage passes to his upcoming concert in helsinki. Yay for missionary rules!!!, but its all good. Pretty crazy stuff! Hes doing so amazing.

We also picked up some other investigators this week. All of them are doing great, we have a teaching pool of 8 right now so things are really busy. We also got to meet with a Less active single mom who has 6 kids and committed her to come back to church. She is an amazing lady!  But this week has been awesome with many miracles!!  

Also a good article to check out, 

Why I Stopped Phoning It in on Sundays onlds.org

The pics are of a roman orthodox church in Helsinki, and this is what Me and my companion make everyday for lunch haha. its super cheap and easy to make!! 


Elder Ford 

6/9/2015 Vanhin Ford‏

Rakas Lapset,

Its been a really great week this week!!! My new companion is Elder Broadhead from Ohio. He is a boss, and we have been tearing it up this week it Neitsytpolku!  Last sunday we had 3 of our investigators in Church. Our investigator from Canada who is married to a finnish woman, our Eritrean investigator, and a new investigator we found tracting. We also got to set a baptisimal date with our Canadian investigator for after conference! So hopefully all goes well. Its crazy that General conference is nearly hear again. Wow, this 6 months has gone soo fast!  General conference is great, because it literally is better then Christmas when your a missionary. Haha, I was talking to a Finnish ward member and he was telling me how all the Americans treat General conference like a movie because they all bring candy and snacks, in a way he brings up a good point, but you cant go wrong with General conference Candy! 

This week it got way colder, literally one day it was summer, and now fall is here. But with that, since the Neitsytpolku ward is the largest in Suomi, they have a ton of YSA activities and institute, and we have been blessed with getting investigators to all of them. The work is going really really good here. The Lord has really blessed us in our finding.  

This week there was also a huge vintage car show in downtown Helsinki, and I didnt have my camera on me! There was sooo many nice Ford Mustangs and Lamborginis, I really wanted a picture by a Ford. I failed the number one rule of scouting. Be prepared.  But it was really funny, as we were crossing the street from that, these guys came up in this old classic BMW car blasting Venga boys from the speakers, and his car was hooked up with a megaphone, and he starting yelling GO AMERICA into it as we were crossing the street.  But.. Go america. 

We also got to meet with a less active this week and he said he would come to church again, so were really happy about that. The work is really moving forward here!!  

The pic is some sweet dragonfruit that my companion bought for 5 euros. But its not actually sweet at all. it tastes like nothing! 

Oh... if anyone wants a finnish tounge twister. here ya go.

Appilan pappilan apupapin papupata pankolla kiehuu ja kuohuu.
Pappilan paksuposki piski pisti paksun papukeiton poskeensa. Pronounce each vowel and letter as is.  


Elder Ford