Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great week.  It was pretty good here in Kajaani.  We were able to do a bunch of service for people this week which is kind of rare in Finland.  So that was really awesome!  Plus our investigators are doing really well.  One is super interested about family history and he's really progessing towards a stronger faith in Jesus Christ.  It' super cool to see!

Some super sweet scriptures this week.  I was able to finish the New Testament and the Book of Mormon in the same week!  I know the scriptures are true.
  • Moroni 9:6
  • Moroni 9:25
  • Moroni 10:7
  • Moroni 10:23
  • Moroni 10:32-33
  • Proverbs 23:4,7
  • D&C 6:7,13,33-36
  • D&C 8
I know it's a lot but they are all great!  Spiritual thought this week comes from a quote that I saw this week, "He lives to bless us, teach us, to heal us, to touch our troubled hearts, to give substance to our greatest dreams." - President Hinckley  Remember that God wants us to become great.  We are destined for greatness, and He is always there to help us become what He knows we can become.  Remember that you are the offspring of an All-Powerful Being.  Don't lose sight of that when it seems hard to recognize.  Have a great week and truly follow your dreams!

Vanhin Naylor

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hello everyone!  This past week was good and crazy.  Lot's of traveling.  I went and did work in Kuopio with Elder Ashby for a day which was fun, and we had Zone Conference which was good as well.  The only downside was all the travel, but you get kind of used to it!  But things are going well here and the work is moving forward.

Email Scriptures:
  • Ether 12:4
  • Ether 12:8-9
  • 1 John 3:1-2
  • 1 John 3:16
  • 1 John 3:18
  • 1 John 3:13
My spiritual thought for this week comes from Ether 12:4.  It talks about how when we have faith, we are able to hope for a better world.  That is the basis of my testimony.  This gospel brings life and light to my life and a hope that someday the things of this world will become better.  That my life has purpose and that I am able to have an amazing hope that I can someday live with my Father in Heaven again.  I know that each of us can as long as we trust Him and do the things He's asked.  There is always hope for a brighter tomorrow and eternity.

Vanhin Naylor

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hello everyone!  So this past week was great.  Conference was really amazing and I hope that you all had the opportunity to watch.  How amazing it is that we have a living prophet upon the Earth and that we are able to be lead by God in our day.  I love this gospel and this church!  It's so great to see how we can be blessed through living revelation and just to know that God loves us now and that He's called inspired men to lead us.  Sorry for the rant, but it's a pretty big deal.  This past week went well though!  Two of our investigators accepted a baptismal date and we are working with them to strengthen their testimonies so that they will be ready.  It's amazing to see how the Lord prepares people and even though people were not ready at times before, they can be ready now.

Some super sweet scriptures for you all!
  • Hebrews 5:8-9
  • Ether 1:38
  • Hebrews 13:6
  • James 4:11-12
  • 1 Peter 2:15,17,24
  • Ether 8:26
Spiritual thought this week comes from something that at least my close family knows really well.  We heard it on a podcast that we were listening to and it reminded me how great of a saying it truly is, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."  There are things in this life that are absolutes and that may just come to us without our consent.  There are also things that we have control over and in that control we are able to choose for ourselves what we think may be best.  However, many times we mix what we can change and what we can't and then we begin to focus on the things that we can't change and the fact that we can't change them.  However, God has given us agency and He is always willing to help us to know how we can make the things we can change, the best possible.  So have the serenity, courage, and wisdom to know that God loves you and that He is always willing to help you.  I love you all!

Vanhin Naylor