Another exciting week sounds like from the Heggie home. How did the softball games turn out? Has it been warm? LPR threw me for a loop and it has been snowing all day!!! But it is still pretty warm. We went to an appointment with some cute ladies in our ward and my comp didn't have a jacket on the other day. One of the ladies thought she was going to freeze ha then one of our investigators was going through her closet and gave us a coat later in the week. I guess we should have known the snow was coming again! not bertha status though :)
Lots of Russians here. It's funny we don't know how to say "I don't speak Russian" in Russian so we'll ask for language help and then we get way lost ha but it's fun! My comp is a language genius.
We had some cool things happen this week. Well one of them is just funny. We were walking trying to find a less active when we saw an old lady carrying her groceries home so we offered to help. Half way through our walk to her house she started repeating the same stories and asking us the same questions. I was laughing inside as I pretended to be just as surprised by her punch lines even after the 2nd time hearing it. We got to her house and she invited us in, asked if we drank coffee and we told her we don’t, then we helped put her groceries away, and she asked again if we drank coffee, then we asked if we could sing her a song before we left. She went into the kitchen (probably to make us coffee, that we don't drink, but she couldn't remember) when my companion comments "she has no memory!" she had a headache and was apparently out of it for most of the conversation up to that point. we laughed the next 7 times we were asked if we drank coffee, or that she told us she forgot to by fruit, or that she has cousins in Turku, or if we wanted socks for our feet. All of which we heard about 10 times. Cute little lady. You never know what's going to come of talking to everyone!
Then this next one we were walking and said hi to a lady smoking out on the sidewalk, ended up coming back to ask for directions, started to leave then felt like we should go back and talk to them. After a little discussion we learned about a lot of things she was going through and that she can definitely use the gospel in her life. She excited to come to a girl’s night with the relief society this week and hopefully will read from the book of Mormon. It's amazing what happens when we follow the spirit.
How are the sister missionaries doing in our ward? Do they have just one set of sisters in the stake or how is it? I'm excited to be able to come home and work with the missionaries. I have lots of people I want to invite to meet them! There are just some things that members can do that missionaries can't and likewise, blessings we have as missionaries that we are specially set apart to do.
I think we are making cafe rio next week for the second time while I have been in Finland. Hopefully it goes as well as last time!
Congrats to Aaron and Shaleah as well as Brittney and Bret! Life is exciting.
Tras your life seems super exciting to me right now. it's weird to hear the things you are doing. Signing up for housing and classes? You’re not old enough. 6 more days of seminary. Almost done with GBC classes. Working at state farm. Holy weird. What great opportunities you have! Way to take hold of them. I was sad for you to hear that volleyball didn't work out in price but I’m glad you're keeping your chin up. You can still play volleyball although it will be different, you will still enjoy the game. Get hooked up with intramurals and you'll meet some fun people.
I’m excited to Skype this Sunday! It’s still looking like 19.00 my time. What time do you have church? Don’t forget to check your email just in case anything changes.
I love you all! Have a great week!
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