Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011

Hei Family!

I just got my first set of my going home papers today. I filled everything out already. I have my home address as Grandma's address. Hopefully, your phone number is still the same. If not, your email address is on there. I checked the box that you all are NOT coming to Finland to pick me up. So everything about my flight information is now taken care of. I will be flying in to DIA (just in case some new massive airport was built in Highlands Ranch :) ). Let me know when you get my flight information. I want to know.

Super cool that Nathan is home. Those 2 are studs. You should have them send me some emails with addresses attached because this chain letter takes about a half a year to get around haha. 

Our DA with Sister Salmi this week with Elders Groberg and Lytle was really good when they came down for spilts. We had lasagna with pickles and pineapple inside. It was really good! The salad was a salad with red onions, pear, grapes, apples, tomatoes, and this lemon itailian sytle dressing. Really good. And Ruisleipä (dark rye bread)

Things are going really well here. We have 14 investigators. It's awesome! Most I have ever had! I remeber when I girst got to Finland and all I wanted was a phone number. Just a spark of interest from something. I didn't even care to teach anyone just a number which was super hard to obtain. Now things are just rockin.' We are teaching a family who can't speak any finnish and knows only a tiny bit of english. They are from a small country near Indonesia. We use very simple, slow , short English and use pictures. It's a ton of fun. 

I spoke in Church again at a ward activity for members and non members. I spoke about how God is the same yesterday today and forever. I pretty just read 2 Nephi 29:7-11 and talked about it. It was simple but good.

Story: Elder Larson and I are riding to a teach with this couple and this guy rides up to me and says, in english, "I don't want to be rude, but GO BACK TO SALT LAKE CITY!!!" Whoa so we stopped the bikes and talked to this guy. He was just yelling at us telling us to go back to Utah. So I said, "I'm from Colorado." Larson: "I'm from Canada." The guy didn't know what to say. I think if he knew that Colorado was right next door to Utah he would have had somekind of comeback haha. Then he moved on to say that Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon are all frauds. So I asked if he had asked God about ti or Read the Book of Mormon and he said No. I told him that that was the problem and then he went off saying how Finland doesn't need us here and that The Bible has always been enough and to just go back to wherever we came from. We just said alright man and left and then he called us disciples of the devil.  It is a fantastic day. I want more of those days.

That's all I have for you. 

Vanhin Behnke

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