Tis good to be a Missionary. This week was really fun. at our TRC this week we talk to two elderly ladies who lived part of their lives in Finland. They spoke so quietly i felt like i was shouting at her. she was like "ykyfvmeeshshcooooshkaduuush" and than i was like "WHAT?!!" jk jk, i didn't do that. but it felt like it. yo:) Sunday was said because we said good bye to our "papa FInns". the group of Finn Elders and Sis before us. they left on monday mourning for the Big Blue!! Suomi!!! yo Tuo on tosi siisti!! so this week is not our "concecration week", where you only speak in your launguage, but i knda convinced everyone else to basically have every week be concecration week becouse i try and speak only FInnish. its hard. but its kinda coming. I can definately see the lords help with me learning it cause I have learned a lot since the first day. thats about it. i learned how to say 5 words first day, now its up to 8, im makin progress. :) jk
So I thought this was super funny and super sad. so the "papa Fins" had a general authority or two at the beginning of the 12 week stay, and up till now there hasnt been 1. and the day after they left, Elder Neil L. Anderson came and spoke to us. it was Awesome!! it was our first Quorm of the twelve. We've had area 70's before but not a 12, and so it was pretty sweet. Elder Anderson started his talk by saying it was President Monsons birthday!! I didnt know that! so the rest of his talk was about Pres. Monson. it was cool. I also listened to a talk Elder Holland gave on sunday. we have movie nights here, we get our popcorn and blankets and snuggle with eachother as a companionship.... okay we do NOT do that but i love movie time. they are all really cool. Yes Mom, its a spiritual high here 24/7. YO! but he gave a podium burner as usual and my favorite thing of his talk was "your mission should change you like mine changed me. Do not return home the same as you left" it was cool. and Elder Anderson spoke about alot of cool things about Pres Monson and what he has said over the years. My favorite was "Do your duty, that is best. Leave unto God the rest." Elder Anderson gave a lot of really cool stuff and the meeting was very powerful.
The MTC is awesome, its way addicting. I haven't been to choir for the last 3 weeks(sorry mom). I've been really enjoying the hours of studying and I haven't really felt like leaveing studying. Idk. i love how hard the MTC is. call me a nut but its awesome. Its humbling to think i was saved for this day to serve the Lord in His "work and His glory." The scriptures are powerful. I love reading them. i challenge everyone who reads this to take time each day to read the Book of Mormon, because i will be here reading it with you. the same words, the same love, read it. you already know this but, now i know it to and if your not reading.... NOw you know :) :) yo. Thanks for reading and careing about this email. I love ya!! Tiedan, etta tama on totta Pyhat Hengen kautta, ja, mina rakastan kaiki ihmiset kuka lukea tama posti. terva. nahadan!