Dear Rakkas Rakastettavani FAMIY!! (my dear lovable family)
So a TON happened this week and I just want to say I LOVED talking and seeing you last week!! I shall tell you the exciting and pretty sweet things that happened this week. It was really cool.
On monday we had a little surprise party for the senior couple missionaries that are in our city. They are way cool and they will be going home the end of this week. It was funny because we got some whistle blow out things. the blower stuff ya get at new years. ya copy me?? but we had those and surprised them and gave them thank you cards. it was a fun experiance.
Okay, this is probable the 2nd coolest experiance that happened this week and it is probably one of the best that has happened my whole mission. So, I ride a bike everywhere right, and I wear a helmet and I got all the safty gear needed to go to war right, thats just how we roll. Now imagine me on my little purpleish kinda pinkish bike (its not pink though because thats just not a manly color) and I am going down this pretty decent size hill that one can really go fast down. So Im going down this hill and the wind is rushing through my hair and nothing could go wrong(peaceful music was playing, al right). At the bottom of this hill (quite a ways down) I see this girl/women(she was like 25, all the same at that age girl, women ya know) riding her bike up on the same sidewalk. The street is a pretty busy one and there was also some people on the side walk. But as I am gaining velocity and she is approching me we started to do the classic dance of "Ill go left, and you go left". But as everyone in the world wants to dance with me she went right as I went left, so we were still going to hit head on. So we dance dance and dance and so I just decide to stay to the right side of the side walk and Im going down remember, but at the same time I decided to stay put, she did to. aaaaaand, lets just say I tried a NEW style of bike contacting. You guessed it. we hit. head on and I went flying foreword. But with me and what usually happens with me in accidents I just bounce right back up! only a small scratch on my knee. I look back and...... both bikes were kinda, on top of this poor girl. but I asked if she was okay and I helped her get up. I felt so bad for her because my comp later said to me "Did you play football? the way it looked from behind it looked like ya rammed right into her and did a roll on the ground and get right up move." :) :) But this girl got up and at first when it happened I forgot I was in Finland and said "Oh sorry are you okay?" then she said "anteeksi.. " so I switched to finnish but she said she was fine. Her bike basket was a little bent, but I couldnt tell if anything else was broken(on her or me or my bike). my front stiering is off now but she just walked away. well she kinda limped away but, I guess she didnt want to talk to me. :( so we didnt get any contact info or give her a Book of Mormon to her (not even a pass along card as I flew over/into her) but probably one of my better contacts.:)
The best experiance was a lesson with one of our investigators. We wanted them to learn what the Spirit feels like. And after some scriptures and a discusion they had a idea of what a answer/feeling of the Holy Ghost would feel like. Then the question just came to me and I asked "How did you feel the first time we met? What about after we left?" and they thought about it a while and then they said. "Yeah, we did feel something...." it was WAY cool to see the Spirit working with all of us.:)
Another pretty sweet thing which happened this week was... WE TOURED A CASTLE!!! way cool!!! It was a castle that had some real warfare during its prime. Good ol russians against the sweedes. Oh, and hockey is a really big sport here, and Sweeden beat finland in the tournament so, some people arent really too happy. But they played America sometime ago but, I dont know what happened yet.
I love you all and I know this church is true. I know the Book of Mormon is true and I love being a missionary and the work that it brings. I love you and I hope you have a good week
Love Vanhin Waite
ps I know yall like a bit of Drama. So ya got it!!!! AH HA!!!