Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 20, 2014

Have I ever mentioned that I love being a missionary?!?!?! First of all I have learned that I don't have to be a missionary to be a missionary. And second of all I am way grateful for this time I have to be 100% focused on the Lord's work. I eat, breath, and read missionary work. I love it. There is a good talk by Elder M Russell Ballard called "Write down a date". Let me know what you think.

This week finally got cold. Cold is classified by the snot freezing in your nose. And the occasional frost covered hair. One day we were out in an area with a few less actives and an active family. It is quite the walk and it was pretty cold.  . . .

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Another crazy pday but it's all worth it. The gospel is true. Keep living it. Love you all and have a great week!
January 13, 2014

Sometimes we have to laugh at ourselves :)

Aina sanotaan, että suomi on hankala kieli, mutta ehkä se tässä tapauksessa on aika helppo?
(it's always said that Finnish is a difficult language, but maybe here in this instance it is really easy?)
The spruce is on fire = kuusi palaa
The spruce returns = kuusi palaa
Your moon is on fire = kuusi palaa
Your moon returns = kuusi palaa
The number six is on fire = kuusi palaa
The number six returns = kuusi palaa
Six of them are on fire = kuusi palaa
Six of them return = kuusi palaa
Six pieces = kuusi palaa

January 13, 2014

Hi, Sisar Heggie here from the Finland Helsinki Mission. I am reporting that the snow has stuck for a total of 3 days now :) Measuring at about ½inch. I'm in Finland :) It has finally started to get cold. Not as cold as you I don't think! This last week was another week of miracles. We met a lot of fun young people that will hopefully begin investigating. We have appointments with them this week to see where their interests are! I'm excited.  Our district leader told us we needed to pick up our "finding" and later that day we found 3 really cool people. Not investigating yet but amazing how prayers are answered when we are obedient.

This week was really focused on prayer. Meaningful prayers. Then in church yesterday I gave a talk on it.  Scary but fun. I don't know if I have told you before how hard it is to make a joke to a crowd of Finns, but it's tough. Their humor is different or something. After my talk the first counselor of the bishopric came and thanked me then told me he enjoyed my talk and that he was surprised that a missionary could work humor into their talk. I don't know which made me more happy, not passing out in my talk or actually getting Finns to laugh at my jokes!

The other night we had a lesson with a less active family we have been working with. They are a lot of fun and the daughter is 12. She wanted to make a snow dog so we all went out and played in the snow. The snow dog actually turned out quite well! Don't miss me too much I'm just here on the other side of the globe. You are in my prayers. I love you :)

Last night we had a fun appointment with a family in our ward. The dad is way funny. I always love hearing/having a good laugh. He then thanked us for what an important thing we are doing and bore testimony of the blessings of the gospel in his life. He is a convert, contacted first by missionaries knocking on his door and now he has a happy family and an eternal marriage with his wife that he adores.

The couple serving in Turku with us (Mortensen's) are a hoot. Elder Mortensen is always making a joke. He was talking to a man on the street saying how his wife is an angel. the man replied "Well congratulations, mine is still living!". Oh funny people!

The gospel is true. In sacrament meeting yesterday I had my eyes closed and looked up and saw the man who was passing me the sacrament when the sacrament came around. He is this cute old man whose daughter is less active. I love talking with him, he has a great heart. When I looked up and saw him I was just overwhelmed with the love of the Savior. I love these people. This is a blessing that has come because of the gospel. Because of our Savior and His atonement we can feel so much love and joy! I love you all, have another great week!

Rakkaudella, Sisar Heggie

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 6, 2014

Terve Perhe!
Happy New Year!! Wow 2014 came fast. Crazy to think how time goes. Life is too good. Good to hear from you! We had a busy day today.  There is a member from our ward that left for America today so we told him bye and then went to lunch with a guy and his family that got baptized on saturday, then had some activities at the church and now I am here sending a quick email.

. . . . Yesterday was a way awesome day, met some great people. Contacted another referral this week and have plans to meet up with her and her member friend next week.  We went to talk to the family we took the Christmas card to but they are still gone on vacation.  We went to another ladies house that just had a baby to tell her congrats, turns out she knows a lady in our ward so we are planning to have FHE with them. We have a few less actives/part member families we are focusing on, a lot of which consist of moms and daughters so we were praying for ways we could reach them. What started out as a girls night/movie night idea turned into a way sweet fireside type activity. It was a cool experience to feel answers coming from Heavenly Father with very specific ways to help His children.

I thought of Moana and the activities she planned for us young women. I was blessed with great leaders and friends. Prayer is real.
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Oh and then I found fur for Trasie and Anbri. our next family photo is in the works.

Have a great week! the gospel is true, and it works. When you live it, you are happy. when you don't live it--you miss out on how happy you can be. Heavenly Father is waiting to bless us all and He leaves it up to our own agency to decide what blessing we want. I love you all
Sisar Heggie
December 30, 2013

     We had an investigator that stayed through all the meetings and looked like he was ready for a good nap by the end of it all   . . . . . .I love Finnish! It's way hard but it's way fun and I always find new reasons i love it. For example he or she is always hän. Girl? Boy? Hän. cute baby but you don't know if it's male or female? That's ok. don't know if someone is talking about their son or daughter. that's ok just ask his/her (hän) name.

Mom I have officially worn through my first pair of running shoes. Finland is a civilized country so I can just buy new ones here and it might be cheaper than having you send another pair from home.

We met with a referral this past week who brought along a friend. We now have 2 new solid investigators. We were at the store when we walked by a guy and his friend. He called out "sisters!" in English and it took a second but we turned around and started talking to him. Turns out he was baptized in Venezuela and has lived here for 3 years but doesn't know where the church is. He asked if we could bring him a Book of Mormon.  It's another start to something great! Heavenly Father is blessing us all around with opportunities.

It was great to talk to you all last week. Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Enjoy the rest of your break. Happy New year!!
Rakkaudella, Sisar Heggie