Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hey everyone!  So this past week went well!  It's been a lot of fun and everything is going good.  Lot's of snow and cold but I mean that's Finland for you!  I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving!

  • 2 Nephi 25:23
  • 2 Nephi 22:2
  • 2 Nephi 26:24-25
  • D&C 81:4-5
Just remember that God loves you and that He only wants the best for you.  Light the world this next month and follow what Jesus Christ taught us! https://www.mormon.org/ Watch it and share it with acts of kindness this next month.  Show your faith by how you live and how you treat others!
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Vanhin Naylor

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hello everyone!  So this next week is transfers!  I will be going to Kokkola which is a city on the west side of Finland right on the coast!  So that'll be fun.  I'll be serving with another Elder Baker, not the same one, and it's going to be great!  It's been really fun to be here in Kajaani and I'm very grateful that I got to know the members here.  But the Lord's work moves forward and I'm off to a new adventure!  This past week has been really good.  It's been a bit scary because the snow has been melting which makes it a bit more difficult to ride a bike, but that is okay.  Anyways, yeah!
  • Luke 22:32
  • 2 Nephi 11:4
  • 2 Nephi 10:23-24
  • 2 Nephi 12:17
  • D&C 64:33-34
The spiritual thought this week comes from the talents that God gives to us.  Remember, in order to be thankful for the things that God gives to us, we must use them.  Hide not the talent that is in you and especially as Thanksgiving comes around, remember that you have so much to be thankful for.  One thing in particular I am grateful for is the opportunity to face adversity and challenges in my life.  That's how we all grow and I'm very thankful for that.  Remember to be grateful for what God has given you, and as always, remember Him.

Vanhin Naylor

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hello everyone!  For those of you who don't know, or have just forgotten, I don't blame you, it was my year mark this week!  Wooooooooooo!  It was a good week of finding and teaching.  It's been cold but hey, it just makes us better.  We also got to have Zone Meeting and Exchanges this past week which made it go fast.  It's pretty crazy to think it's been a year!  But hey, that's what they all say.

  • 2 Nephi 7:5-9
  • 2 Nephi 2:22-29
  • 2 Nephi 4:26-35
  • 2 Nephi 4:2:15
  • 2 Nephi 4:16-22
The spiritual thought this week just comes from the idea of not wasting time.  Remember, your time is limited and you are meant to live your life.  Sometimes things happen in our lives but it always comes back to the trust that you put into the Lord.  This woman is an amazing example of this.  Have a great week!

Vanhin Naylor

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hello everyone! So this past week went well.  We had some great dinner appointments with members some awesome lessons with our investigators.  They are doing great and lot's of them are progressing in gaining and strengthening their tesimonies of Jesus Christ.  What more can you want!?  But yeah, the work is going along great here in the area and we have been finding a lot of really cool people, even if it is super cold!  The snow's back and biking in it is definitely an experience.  But yeah, it was a really good week!
  • 2 Nephi 2:6-7
  • 1 Nephi 20:18
  • 1 Nephi 19:9
  • 2 Nephi 2:11
  • Matthew 5:43-48
So the message this week is actually a really good quote from President Monson.  It says, "Of this be sure: You do not find a happy life...you make it."  Remember, we are made to create our lives.  We have been made as things that are to act, and not to be acted upon.  When life feels like it is controlling you, take control and make your own destiny.  That is the reason God has given us agency, such that we can act.  Make it a great week!

Vanhin Naylor

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hello all!  This past week was great!  We had a lot of success in finding and teaching people.For some reason people were just ready to hear this week!  That was pretty cool.  Speaking of cool, we got snow this week!  Like a lot!  But it's all gone now......but that's okay, it'll be back!  It's pretty crazy that Halloween is come and gone.  I hope that you all had a great time, in whatever capacity you celebrate.  Haha, I know my family was probably just downstairs trying to hide.  But I hope everyone had a great week!

Scriptures (I forgot my list at home so there aren't too many!):
  • 1 Nephi 17:3
  • 1 Nephi 17:13
  • 1 Nephi 17:50
My spiritual thought comes from a great new series on the Mormon Channel called "Hope Works."  In this episode this man talks about a question that changed his life.  I've started to ask myself the same question and as I have implemented the question, "Will this matter in 1,000 years?" I find myself focusing on the more important things in life and devoting my energy into doing those things. Ask yourself that question this week and see what you can change.  Because remember, the Gospel means change.  So become better because of it!  I love you all, have an awesome week!

Vanhin Naylor