Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Wow another week flown and gone by. Cant believe September is already over, and its already starting to get cold in Finland! So funny all the finns said this summer was terrible weather but I felt like it was just like a summer back home, but o well. 

This week was great, we were able to set a Baptisimal date with our investigator Urs who is from Germany. He is SO cool, he is an astro-physicist and is so smart. Probably one of the most interesting people to talk to. But he is doing very very well.  Our investigator Andy who is the rock star actually posted a thing on his twitter about the Book of Mormon and he has a ton of followers. Advertising at its finest right there.  Also our other investigator who had a baptismal date, Mikola has been having a lot of concerns lately, so we had a meeting with him last night and addressed a lot of them and he has recommited to keep reading the Book of Mormon which is great.  

We also found a new investigator this week, his name is Juha, and he is one of the most sincere humble Finns I have met. He is very open to God and other religions and he actively goes to church every week. Its very hard to find a finn like that, because most of the time when you say the word Jesus Christ on the street people go running for the hills. I cant tell you how many times I have asked someone if there Christian and they say yes, and ask if they believe in god and Jesus and they so no. Such a big culture thing here just to say your christian. But he is a great guy.

Its been hard to meet with all our investigators lately, not for the lack of time on our part, but for theirs. I feel like finns have the same mentality as the joker in "The Dark Knight". The Joker says "If everyone follows the plan everyone is all safe and happy, but if you take the plan away EVERYONE LOSES THEIR MINDS". Most finns have there schedule so set that they know when there doing laundry so I will text and be like hey, can we come over and teach a quick lesson, and Ill get a text back saying "O sorry, im really busy now Im putting my laundry in the washer". Oh, and dont get me started with Sauna night. NEVER mess with finns sauna night, that is sacred to them. No time for anything else when there is sauna night.  

But we have been able to meet with most of our investigators which is good and our two less actives that we got to reactivate came to church again so its been great. The work continues to go forth.  

Make sure your prayers go out to the Apostles and Prophet during this time, especially for General Conference because there is a lot of big decision to be made in this upcoming conference! 


Vanhin Ford

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