HELSINKI FINLAND MISSION -
Neitsytpolki 3 A 4 -
00140 Helsinki -
Monday, March 15, 2010
March 15, 2010
I got your package. Thank you. I'm wearing the pants right now.
Zone Conference was awesome. I got to see Higginson and Marlor again. They were so fun in the MTC. I'm happy they are in my zone. It was fun. I got some pictures and I will send them to you through the attachments so hopefully you get them.
Driving the 6 hours to Zone Conference was tiring but well worth it to see some friends from the MTC:
with Elder Marlor
with Elder Higginson
Things are really picking up here in the mission field everywhere in Finland. Two years ago or so they were averaging 1 new investigator per companionship every 10 months. Now, in January, the mission found 108, then in February 79. The first week in March was 27. Things are happening. Its unbelievable. We are so close with the guy I told you about. We are just waiting for him to get an answer. We haven't talked to our sister investigator in weeks and we dropped one, the one who has been cutting us off when we speak. It's going well though.
I don't have much to say in this letter. I'm just out here doing it. I find out on saturday if i leave Savonlinna or not. We'll see.
Love you all,
Each year in Savonlinna they have an ice sculpture contest, here are some of the things they made - it is awesome - they are melting now.
Not much to do in Savonlinna for fun besides play with the ice:
On behalf of our community of 140 000 people, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the City of Oulu, Finland. Oulu combines Northern hospitality, nature and culture with modern technology. Oulu values education, research and innovation and we are extremely pleased to welcome everyone to contribute to these dynamics. I hope that you will have time to explore the Oulu region, make new friends, exchange ideas and feel at home in Oulu.
Just hangin' out!
On the border!
Making it happen!
What am I doing in Finland?
I will be spending the next 2 years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My mission serves the entire country of Finland. I will be home in October of 2011.
Kerava is a modern and verdant town, which can boast more pedestrian-cycle paths than any other town in Finland. Kerava is part of the greater metropolitan area, about 30 kilometres to the north from Helsinki.
Travelling to Kerava is quick and easy. Everything here is conveniently close at hand, so if you wish you can easily dash from one place to another by bike, so of course NOW he gets a car!!!! :)