Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Hello everyone! So the biggest news of the week is that I'm being transferred! I'll be going down to Tampere to serve with Elder Vennerholm. He's Swedish! That'll be pretty interesting and fun. I'm sad to be leaving Rovaniemi, but that's just mission life I guess. It's been great to be here. But that's about the extent of the craziness. Oh! We also had exchanges last week with the Kemi Elders. That was a lot of fun as well! It's been great to see all of these experiences and just do all this stuff! I'm so glad to be out here and serving right now. Live in the moment everyone! They go by very fast. I hope that everyone has a fantastic week and that you see God's hand in your life every single day. If you look for it, it's there. Always.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Alrighty, so this week was good. We've been having a bit of a harder time trying to find people at the moment, but this past week it picked up! Definitely a great blessing from Heavenly Father. We also got to have Zone Conference this past week. It's always great to get direction and well, let's be honest, to be able to see some peeps you haven't for awhile. But it was a great time and I learned a lot. We also got to do some service this past week helping out a family do yard work. That was awesome as well! Other than that, a pretty normal week. They go by so fast I can't even remember what happened, hah. Remember who you are and your divine identity and I want you all to ponder about that this next week. Really think about what it means to be a "child of God." Have a great week!!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hello everyone! So first off, I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day! I know I sure did. It's always great to see family. But yeah, nothing really too special this past week. It was one of the first really normal weeks that we've had in awhile, but it was good nonetheless. Pretty much just trying to find some people who are willing to listen and help out a couple people along the way! Things are going great though! Everyone, I just hope you remember why family is so important in this life. Take care of them and treasure them, because it's like our own space of heaven while we are here on the earth. Have a great week everyone! And love your Mama!
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Hello everyone! So this past week was CRAZY! Just a lot of travel and stuff. We had exchanges with the Zone Leaders in Oulu this past week which was great! It's always awesome to be with some Elders doing work in another city. Change is good. But it was way weird because they have been out right about the same time as me and so it was pretty weird to be with them. But it was good! Then we stayed in Kemi the next day and did some work there and then finally came back! Overall, it's been just a crazy all over week. But it's been good and the Lord has been blessing us. Tell all your mother's, "Happy Mother's Day!" and make sure you help them know how truly special they are. But keep reading and keep growing your faith. True conversion comes over time, but it takes some work on our part! I love you all and have an awesome week!
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Hello everyone! So this past week was good. It's been a pretty busy week with finding people, traveling, and the holiday's that we had. We weren't allowed to do much finding during those days, so that was a bit of a bummer, but we enjoyed it none the less. We even got to make doughnuts with a member family for the holiday! So that was pretty fun. Overall, things are going great right now and I'm very grateful to be out here serving the Lord. This week, I would just ask that everyone watch this video. It's truly funny but also very very inspiring. I hope you all have an amazing week!
Monday, May 1, 2017
Hello everyone! So this past week was great! Due mostly to the fact that one of our investigators got baptized! It's so cool to see how the Spirit works with people and helps them accept this Gospel and it guides them to make the choices they need to to make sure that they are living in harmony with God's teachings. I know that the power of the Spirit is real. The baptism had to happen at an old folk's home because we don't have a baptismal font of our own. So that was pretty interesting. But it went well! I was super nervous, haha. But then the confirmation happened this past Sunday and Elder Hollingshead did amazing. The Spirit was truly there. But really, that's what I have this week. Just remember how much God loves you and how much He wants you to be happy in this life. True happiness comes from following His commandments. That's a promise I can make, but more importantly, a promise that He has made to us. I love you all and study your scriptures this week!!