Wow! What a wonderful week! It was packed full of hard, miracles, friend-making, testimony building, a new investigator, being let in to teach a potential investigator, yummy crepes (lättyjä), and growing. We had such a good time with our mini missionary, Sisar Leppänen!
Sisaret Willoughby, Leppanen and Adams
Say muikku! A ward member caught and smoked these fish for us! Yummm….
they fell asleep…. 🙂
Well, here are some of the best highlights!
Wednesday Sister Willoughby felt like we needed to follow up with a Spanish couple so we had Spanish pamphlets with us. They weren’t home, but just as we got off the bus to go back in for dinner we decided to stop a few more people. They weren’t interested, but then a young man came and stopped us to ask for help with putting something in the heavy bags he was carrying. His eye caught the Spanish pamphlets and his heart was softened because he had lived there as a child. He took the Spanish pamphlet and a Finnish Book of Mormon and we now have a return appointment with him this coming week. Sister Leppänen was key in patiently following up with him and figuring out when he would have time to meet. As a companionship, working together and by the Spirit we found a wonderful new potential investigator.
Another miracle was teaching a first lesson to a potential investigator Sister Willoughby and I found last week right after the mini missionary phone conference call. We had in mind that miracles were possible because of the words you had said to all of us. We knocked on a certain untried door while tracting and before we could even ask for a return appointment he asked if we would like to teach him about the gospel. We set up an appointment and taught him with Sister Leppänen here. It went very well and we are teaching him again tonight.
A third miracle was being let in to teach an older woman who was a potential investigator while tracting. Sister Willoughby had shown Sister Leppänen the tracting book and Sister Leppänen said “Let’s go visit that potential!” We reviewed in our planners who she was, and we realized that it was time to follow up with her. We knocked on her door and she let us in for a brief lesson.
Over my mission I have learned that patience, love and charity are so important. I am working hard to develop the attributes that Jesus Christ himself possess and this week my two lovely companions were so nice to tell me I’m doing a good job. I still have a lot to do in this life and a lot more to become, but it was so nice to hear from them that I’m doing a good job. so, if there’s anyone out there that may not know they’re doing a good job too, please tell them this week! It makes all the difference in the world!
You are all out there doing a good job!
Jesus Christ lives and He loves us!
The satama (harbor)
an old train car in Kouvola (we stop there to and from District meeting each week)
The beach (different one) behind the forest where we had a picnic for dinner this week