So someone in Men's Chorus got his mission call to Helsinki? You should let him know that he's coming to the best mission in the world! What a lucky guy! And congrats to Bill! I can't believe that Tyler's friends are all going on missions now--and soon Tyler! I remember when I thought missionaries were so old. Now I can't believe how young they are!
Well, this last week was pretty good. We had some great teaches with our investigators--my favorite was probably when we gave a church tour to this older couple--probably in their 60's. Anyways, we've been teaching them for a while now, and honestly we haven't seen much progress with them. But the church tour was really great because it showed some sort of dedication on their part-- they had to drive out all the way to the church building on a day that was one of those "so cold I would rather stay inside" days. But they came! Seeing them walk up to the church building was a very, very good feeling. I was filled with a lot of love. We showed them around the building and we ended in the chapel where we sang "Oon Lapsi Jumalan" ("I am a child of God") to them as they sat in the pews. It was a great experience.
We also had an experience this week that made me think of you all. We helped a couple in our ward move, which was actually a lot of fun. But it was still a very time-consuming and energy-consuming activity--and we were only helping two people move just across the town. I really don't envy the move that you are all making right now, but my sympathies go out to you all and I hope you are receiving lots and lots of help.
Time continues to roll right along as I am soon approaching the half-way mark of my mission in just a few weeks. Can you believe it? These past 9 months have flown by as I look back on all of the growth I've made and lessons I've learned and miracles I've seen. I'm really excited to see what the next 9 months bring! I hope you are all excited as well. Many changes will take place in our family in that same amount of time-- 2 new babies will be welcomed into the world, a new start will begin as you move to Utah and we'll soon have another missionary in the family! (Tyler, I seriously cannot wait for you to get your call!) The future is very bright. I love that quote from President Monson--something along the lines of "Remember, the future is as bright as your faith."
I hope you all have a bright and shining week :)