Sunday, March 30, 2014

March 24, 2014

Another great week sounds like! I just got Anbri's birthday invitation in the mail! What a CUTE happy little girl! That was fun to see pictures of her :) Annie is a good mom glad the party went well! 10 steps already wow! Ha so Kambrie the new calf whisperer? Does it work better to crouch down to their eye level? Ha too cute. 10 missionaries! Wow! Ha wow! Good to hear that they are staying busy.  . . . . We sleep with the heat mostly off and the window open every night. I don't know if I have told you that the bedding is slightly different. everyone just uses duvet(sp) covers and no top sheet so there is nothing constraining your feet...The duvet covers were still wet after washing one night so I tried using just a top sheet again and was so claustrophobic! I have also been converted to wood floors. It's funny the little things I forget about.
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 . . .  Graduation is right around the corner; that is weird to think about. Good luck finding a Prom dress! Ha I had to laugh that you gave up at 7 and went for a frosty. That's good :) I was laughing telling my companion stories of cutting your hair and trimming your eyebrows after cutting my own hair for the first time today. In Finnish I call you my koekaniinini ;) You are so loving and patient and kind. You are so open to learning, keep it up. Keep your mind open. I am printing your talk I just got the chance to glance through it. Sounds like a good talk from what I could see! And you didn't even pass out! Good for you! It really is an honor to be in a position to speak to such a large group of people. You are an amazing example to me and to everyone around you.
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This week we met one of our friends and played volleyball. Later we invited him for a church tour. The time of the tour changed last minute and we weren't able to find a member to come with us on the tour. we weren't sure what to do but we did what we could and decided to meet him at the church and hope for a miracle that a member would be there that could come with and what do you know right inside the doors was a girl we have wanted to come with us on a teach but hasn't been sopiiva and she did so awesome! Sometimes I have to laugh at myself when I forget how much Heavenly Father is aware of his work. It's fun to see little miracles. I love studying the scriptures! I've been reading the New Testament and there is never enough time in the day to study! We have met some really fun people. We're excited to see where it goes. Thank you for your love and support! Have a great week!


Sisar Heggie

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 17, 2014

Who would guess? I found a bobcat in Finland! Bobcat at heart :)
How many miles does that make for a total this week?! You all are very busy! Be safe! Tras how did volleyball go? That is so exciting that they invited you to come practice with them! fun that you plan on going to prom with Jackson, hopefully that weekend works out! It should be a lot of fun! Did you find a dress? Pictures! Mom hopefully you survived another prom dress shopping trip... :D i know they are your favorite! I still have to laugh when i think of when we found mine senior year, pulling up to the address of the old lady who didn't actually sell dresses anymore. That was only after about 7 hours of shopping :) Thanks for being so patient!

 . . .. I just read President Monson's talk in priesthood session about home teaching and being a sincere friend. Fun to see how it really works! Sincere friendship and persistence. It did get cold again (what happened!) but you know what they say about opposition in all things! Makes me appreciate the warm days a little more! haha but NO I still haven't resorted to Bertha ;) Glad you are enjoying warm weather:) hopefully you get some rain!

Thank you for your love and prayers. It has been another great week. We had a Zone Meeting, probably one of the best ones I have had this far. Learned a lot about desire and working with members and the Atonement. The gospel lifts burdens and brightens lives. What a blessing it is to have a prophet who leads and guides us through specific trials of the world today and that he holds the keys of the priesthood ordinances that allow us to gain eternal life and be sealed as families together forever! Have a great week, I love you all :)

Sisar Heggie
March 17, 2014

Me and my companion, Sisar Nyman! Love her! and the Gourley's. I'm sad they are leaving so soon after I just got here but luckily they live in Utah :)
March 10, 2014
Of course I remember the Lazy E arena! but was that before or after  . . . ?? haha fun trip. Funny I just told a family about that trip last night (they lived in Houston for a few months).  . . . I know it's still a little early regardless of how good the weather is (unless you're Ruben Perez) but are you planning on planting at the ranch this year? 
  . . . keep contact whether it's about the book of Mormon or not, it's nice to know someone cares. Build trust :) Way to be a missionary! We have been playing a word game with families where you get a random word and somehow have to tie it back to the gospel (food, shoe, music, baby). Then it becomes an ongoing game and everyone gets a point whenever they mention the gospel in a conversation. they keep track and get to decide what the winner gets! Pretty fun. Missionary work isn't so scary :) when we show love we don't have to fear. 
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  . . . I was showing my companion some pictures of my family the other night, telling the story of matching outfits and couldn't stop laughing for awhile. I miss ya:) sounds like an exciting weekend in Vegas.
 Love Sisar Heggie
I sang a duet in church yesterday with one of the other sisters serving in our ward (we have 2 sets of sisters and a tripanionship of Elders). I didn't know what I got myself into until it was too late but it went well. A few people even complemented us after the meeting that was nice. I love the hymns in Finnish.
I hope you all have a great week! feel free to play the word game:) ready, set, tie every conversation to the gospel!! Love you
Sisar Heggie

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March 3, 2014

decided to take cookies to our neighbors. decided to look more neighborly by going without coats and hats. decided that keys to the apartment weren't necessary. remembered that we had dinner in the oven and our phone was locked in the apartment along with our keys :) we ended up making good friends with the neighbors while we figured out how to get into our locked apartment :) best part about it all? all that time we were locked out and the pizza that was in the oven was still edible!

who would have thought i would find a nevada poster in finland?
sister mortensen (couple missionaries here) makes pillows for everyone's bday. i left turku before my bday so i got it early :)

finally made cafe rio!! in finland! DELICIOUS
one of our last days together we were searching for an adress and found ourselves in the middle of a forest. it's beautiful here
thanks for the vacuum pack bags, they work great!

March 3, 2014

It is amazing to see the power of the gospel. Our friend was just baptized this Saturday and his smile was contagious! We were both surprised at how much he was smiling. He is generally very quiet and reserved, so to see the smile plastered on his face was priceless. THAT is the reason of mission work. The gospel just makes us happy! I was reading in Acts this morning (ch 2 maybe?) when Peter was teaching about the gift of the Spirit and how it is available to everyone that will just listen and follow Christ. We never know who the Lord has prepared and how He is preparing them.

The atonement is an amazing power that is so far reaching. The Savior understands us, he understands all of us and therefore he knows how we can help one another. He waits for us to knock, and afterwards we receive.
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Dad no I haven't had the opportunity of speaking in church yet. I won't hold my breath for too long though. I want to say the population is around 180,000? I just asked the lady next to me and she didn't know. Try google :) I'm in Oulu. There is a university here so lots of students. The ward is about 120 every week? It’s actually a branch, the north doesn't have a stake yet, but we're building it! And hey send me a picture in your shorts! I have no access to Facebook, I think it's safe.  :) have you heard anything from the man you gave the book of Mormon to? Kylie my roommate kylie sent me a picture of the new temple. She is from gilbert, she was pretty excited :) and I saw the Honduras temple on the Liahona. When did it get finished? Exciting :)

My companion is from Norway. I love her to pieces, she is great. Transfers---it was a 7 hour train ride from Turku I believe and I brought my bike with me. Wow I'm glad that letter didn't get lost in the abyss of the post office! Tender mercy is right! Glad that you got it to the right place, thank you :) . . . . . .Have fun at the games. The other night my companion and I were talking about parenting skills we appreciate about our parents and one of them that I brought up was how supportive you have always been. You traveled a lot of miles. Thank you. I still haven't really had to use bertha :) it's been the 1st or 2nd warmest winter that's been recorded in Finland. Boy am I lucky.
The gospel is true. Thank you for your love and prayers and support. Have a great week!

Sisar Heggie