Saturday, July 27, 2013

Terve Perhe!! (Hello Family!!)
Minä rakistan teitta! The MTC is great! ,. . . . . .The cafeteria should be open next week!! we're pretty excited. The other day we went to main campus for breakfast and as I was wondering around amazed at all the options a sweet lady came up to me with a pear informing me she got it for me. It wasn't until later that I realized there are no pears in the whole cafeteria. When we got home that night I still had the pear in my bag and told the story how I got it (fruit is limited around here) and concluded that it must have been one of the three Nephites, in the form of a lunch lady. ha i put it in the fridge for later and when i went back to eat was gone ha come to find out one of the sister ate it assuming I wasn't going to. I don't know why it was so funny but it is so now whenever food seemingly comes from no where we just know it's probably our Nephite.
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I'm glad you enjoyed the 24th celebration. I thought of you all enjoying the event of Lund, Nevada. ha you're probably right about fireworks freezing in the air. My teacher, Veli Boyer was telling us about the coldest 2 weeks of the year in Finland (in January) where you can see water particles frozen in the air. IN THE AIR!!! It's like walking through liquid but not so liquid ice. ha is word of advice that day was "don't close your eyes while riding your bike downhill" and the reason why??? YOU'RE EYES WILL FREEZE SHUT! uhhh yeah big Bertha is my new best friend. hahahahahahaha The mission is so great. I'm going to try to send pictures now sorry to cut it short.
I love you all, have a fantastic week!! The gospel is true. It brings us so much joy and comfort and peace. Don't ever forget that. Rakastan tietta!
Sisar Heggie


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Picture sent by an investigator who said Sisar Heggie is doing well with the language.

. . . . Mom I love being a missionary. It's up and it's down but overall it's just all up. The language is hard but I love learning hard things and knowing that I can do it. I love the Gospel. I get it. There is so much to study and understand but every once in awhile I have a "lightbulb" moment where everything makes sense and that it must be what you were hoping I could understand all along. The Savior lives and loves us. He atoned for us when He came to the earth. He stood in our place and took the punishment for our sins to make it possible for us to repent and be forgiven and pray to Heavenly Father and receive blessings. Heavenly Father is aware of each of His children. He is in control and works in mysterious ways. His hand is in everything that I do as a missionary. Oh I love it.   . . . . .

In the lunchroom they have gluten free bread for the unfortunate souls who can't have gluten. We also have access to peanut butter and jelly (just no normal bread) I kept my hands off for a few weeks supposing that I don't need gluten free bread so I'll leave it for those who do. Well one day I couldn't handle it. I made a pb&j out of the bread and sin never tasted so good....but really it was disgusting. haha let's just say that gluten is everything good in bread and when you take that have a sand-which. Seriously. It crumbles apart regardless of how much peanut butter you stick on that stuff. Hahaha sooo I learned my lesson. don't steal bread that isn't meant for you. but now every sacrament meeting when they ask over the pulpit if anyone needs gluten free bread for the sacrament bread we can't help but die laughing thinking of the fond memories of me doing all I can to hold the crumbly sandwich together, trying to choke it down. probably funnier in real life but just laugh. It was hilarious.

Life is so good. Email time is so short. Know that I love you and know that the gospel is true. Live it. Every aspect of it. Become like Christ. We all have something we can work on. The Savior lives and God is our Eternal Father. Kirkko on totta. Mina rakastan tietta. Have a great vikko!

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 11, 2013 (MTC)

Friendshipping is so great. I don't know if this is blasphemy or not but I have a testimony of friendshipping. It builds testimonies and plants them. I love Bob and Carolyn glad you bbqed with them. I got to watch the fireworks here so that was fun. Almost the same as g town...but different :)

This week has been awesome. we have devotional every week and it is always so motivational. This week was a lot about obedience and prayer. I learned a ton and we set some new district goals. We put them in place the next day and it has been awesome. The Lord is helping us all of the time, ask and ye shall receive. He isn't joking when He says that so listen up. I was able to memorize my purpose as a missionary in Finnish this week so that was a lot of fun. we have prayer and scripture study with our family every night and it is so amazing. I would describe it as Zion. We see district's around us who struggle with unity and love but despite our differences we are such a tight unit. I love everyone in our district despite their quirks. You can really feel the Savior's love for people. I don't even really know them but I care about them so much. i care about the people in Finland so much. I want them to be happy, to know their savior, to see the light of the gospel.

The investigators we teach are return missionaries or people from Finland and we teach our teachers as investigators as well. I haven't ever been a huge role play girl in a sense of acting in any sort of way but it is such a blessing. When we pray for our investigators and their needs we receive the direction we need to take our lessons. We take it serious, our teachers take it serious, and the Lord takes is serious to allow us this opportunity to teach. I learn so much about teaching and caring about people every day. Choose a characteristic of Christ out of preach my gospel to work on this week and set a goal to become better at it. Patience, love, faith, etc. look for them.

Hmm alpaca Duvet hahaha I'm just picturing this giant furball thing ahaha but if it will be warm then yes send it, I will make room :) everyone knows how much I love being cold (about as much as dad does) I have a reputation of a Heggie already in my apartment. We turn the ac off for me and you're pulling a Heggie if you put on your sweats.

Dad, I love your questions. please don't appologize for asking. but if I don't answer just ask again. The alphabet isn't too bad only 3 new letters. I love you all, have a good week!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

See how this goes!

Clip from Chelsie's emails


Ha the language is great. One of the girls was wondering what "puu" meant and the word for "it is" is "on so the teacher replied enthusiastically "Puu on tree" and didn't realize how it sounded until afterwards. We still laugh about it. Poo on tree!
Our lesson yesterday went well. We are doing better about taking limited notes in to our lesson. When we were teaching yesterday my companion was explaining how Christ was baptized even though he had not sin. She accidentally used the word syy for sin instead of synti. Syy means reason. so we told our investigator that Christ had no reason! oops. And the Lord still lets us teach. We are hoping Esko excused our bad suomi and took it as Christ had no reason to be baptized but he did it to fulfill all righteousness anyway...haha and the stories will continue I am sure!
The West Campus is still working on getting things worked out, the cafeteria should be finished in 2 weeks so that will be really nice. For now we're making due with our little club house cafeteria get up. Meals are a lot of fun. I have such a fun district. We started doing "family dinner" with the whole district so we would sit 9 people at 1 little table and get to know each other better. That was such a hoot now we have our "cousins" or people from the other district in our zone joining our family dinner. Everyone adds in their 2 bits and basically we get to laugh the whole time. Our teachers are great, one of them just got engaged (Veli Christiansen) so that is super exciting for him. It's funny sometimes he reminds me of Brian. Very good teacher and very particular about grammar and missionary work. Very driven but keeps to himself. He got engaged on a Friday and we didn't find out until the next Wednesday! I guess if it were Brian status we propably wouldn't ever fine out. He's warming up to us though. Our other teacher, Veli Boyer is great. Super patient and way smart. He helped write our grammar book.
You asked if they let us speak in English. Not sure if you meant at the MTC or in Finland. Yes we speak English the majority of the time excpet for on SYL (speak your language) days. We have had 2 so far and tomorrow we will have another SYL day. It's fun and frustrating at the same time because you get to use what you learn but you also realize how much you have left to learn. I'm gettting a small grasp on the language. The gift of tongues is real and it's the only way I have learned as much as I have so far.
It's been a lot of fun to teach lessons. Teaching is the only way to get better at teaching. We do a lot of role plays. We taught one investigator last week (Rai) in Suomi (finnish) and this week we have been working with Esko. There is so much we want to teach all at once but it's important to keep it simple. We taught him about the Book of Mormon and the restoration. He was baptized when he was younger so we taught him about the restoration of the priesthood (pappeus) and that seemed to go well. We are planning to teach him about the atonement next time.
It's fun and crazy and busy and I love it. So much to learn and you really see how important it is to use your time wisely. Thanks for preparing me to be a missionary even though you didn't know you were doing it. Love you, I hope you have a great week!!
The MTC is great. I am super busy ha now I understand what everyone is saying. The days seem like weeks and the weeks seem like days.
My companion is great her name is Sisar Bunting. She is from California so I guess I will have to add her to the list of people that are alright from California! We taught our first lesson in Finnish the second day we were here and will teach our 4th one tonight. It's a bit intimidating but it is fun. The language is slowly coming. I will definitely use all of the 9 weeks here!
I have a great district, we have 6 sisaret ja 3 vanhimat. They are a lot of fun and we all get along really well. They are hilarious and our district leader is great.
Have a great week! Rakasta sinua!
Sisar Heggie