en ole kiinalainen (im not chinese) 05/22/18
first off i gotta say a quick HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my cute sister Sammi!! i can't believe you're turning 14 this week!!! that's crazy sauce!!!
finnish word of the week: kiinalainen (key-na-lie-nen) - chinese
so this week was a blast!!! we got to go to return and report!! woot woot!!! on monday the sisters from kupio stayed the night with us so we could travel to return and report the next morning!! it was so fun talking to them and seeing sisar kristinsen (a sister from my mtc district) again!!
so return and report is where all the new missionaries that just got to finland go back to the mission home with their trainers for a few days and learn a bunch of awesome sauce things!! we learned how to plan better and work harder and over all how to be a better missionary. it was SO fun seeing all of the missionaries from my mtc group!! We also got to go to the temple and it's SOO pretty!! i'll send some fun pics!
finland has reallllly started to warm up!! the sun stays out until about 11 at night and wakes me up around 3 am haha soo things are getting pretty warm here!! also finns don't have air conditioning.....sooo the trams and trains get reallllly hot and kinda stink lol
this week we were contacting in student housing and a Vietnamese man answered the door haha and said "en ole kiinalainen" which means i'm not chinese hahaha but i think he meant to say "en ole kiinosta" which means i'm not interested!! haha
this week we taught three investigators!! since we had some extra missionaries with us monday evening we went on splits and i got to teach a lesson with two of the three kupio sisars!! it was super fun!! we taught our investigator from Nigeria about the plan of salvation! also he walks an hour and half to church every sunday...EVERY SUNDAY!!! i'm excited to see what the future holds for him!! we also taught our investigator from greece!! this was his second lesson and he had a lot of questions about what we do on sunday so we gave him a church tour and he decided to stay for sacrament meeting at the end so that was awesome sauce!!
have a great week!!
1. finland temple
2. finland temple trip
3. cool statue, Eino Leino...a famous finnish poet and writer
4 a fun return and report pic
5 a harbor on the ocean