Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hello everyone!  Well it's been a crazy week alright.  Both Elder Aldous and I got super sick this past week and so it has been pretty hard to do really good work.  But we've still been able to teach and to help others come closer to Christ.  That is all that matters.  We also got transfer calls this past week!  I will be staying in Kajaani and my new companion will be Elder Ford.  He's a really cool Elder and I can't wait to work with him.  Elder Aldous gets the privilege of going to Hyvink√§√§!  So that was pretty sweet to hear.  But anyways, yeah that is about it for what happened this week, just lot's of trying to get better and Elder Aldous saying goodbye to people.

Scriptures for the week, you know the routine!
  • 3 Nephi 22:15
  • Philippians 2:12
  • Philippians 4:11
  • Philippians 4:13
  • Colossians 3:10-16
My spiritual thought this week is just about remembering who you are.  We are all of divine descent.  Think about what it truly means when you say that, "I am a child of God."  Remember what exactly that means and the potential that you have.  And now my challenge for the week is for you to think about that and how you can more fully use that potential in the coming weeks.  You've got it in you!  I love you all, have an awesome week.

Vanhin Naylor

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hello everyone!  So this past week was CRAZY.  We had to go to Oulu 4 times, which is a 3 hour trip there and then another 3 hours back!  So Elder Aldous and I were just completely wrecked.  Haha but that is okay because we still were able to do some work in our area and so that was really good.  We had District Conference, our last District Meeting, and then Zone Meeting.  Pretty awesome.  Overall is was a pretty good week and I learned a lot!

My spiritual thought this week came from the Seventy that visited for District Conference.  He was telling a story and at the end he told of how his brother in law saw a patch on his sisters scriptures.  The patch said, "Gravity."  She then explained how God's love is just like gravity.  That no matter how much you try to fight it or deny that it is there....it is ALWAYS there.  And it ALWAYS works.  So remember that when hard times come.  That when that pen falls off the desk because of gravity, know that God's love is just like that.  And it is always with you, no matter where you go.  I love you all and have an awesome week!

Vanhin Naylor

P.S. Yes I know, I know.  I forgot to write down scriptures for the week....just study 3 Nephi and 1 Corinthians!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hello everyone!  So this past week was a great!  We actually just got back from exchanges in Oulu so that was super super fun!  I got to spend the day with the Zone Leaders which was really great.  We did have to let two of our investigators go but that is just how missionary work goes!  If they aren't ready, then you just keep pushing forward until you find the ones that are ready to act!  But overall a really good week, just getting pretty cold up here in the north haha.

Scriptures for the week!
  • Acts 14:22
  • Acts 10:43
  • Acts 10:34
  • Alma 60:36
  • Alma 57:21
My spiritual thought this week comes from one of those scriptures.  It talks about how God is no respecter of persons.  He is everyone's Heavenly Father and He loves us all.  Thus we should love God.  And as we love God we are brought to the second great commandment that tells us we need to love others.  So this week, how about you give someone a compliment every day?  It might sound difficult to make it genuine, but it'll be worth it.  And just love people, because we are all brothers and sisters together on this journey called life.  I love you all!  Have an awesome week.

Vanhin Naylor