Doctrine & Covenants 93:1

"Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am."

Sunday, May 24, 2009

May 2009 - Intro. to Finn

(May 13)
Today I went to the Provo temple to do sealings. It was phenomenal. It was amazing to see how it will be when i get married. I will be writing you more.
The Finnish language is going great. Tomorrow I will be teaching the first 15 min in Finnish where Im supposed to get to know the investigator in Finnish. I cant wait for Finland. I am so blessed to be able to go there. I love this gospel.
I am working out for 30 min a day and running at least 1.5-3miles a day depending on how I feel after a meal. I also work at the Referral Center on Tuesdays where I call people who have ordered items from church commercials and try to have the missionaries come visit them. One experience I will share is one man I called lost his son recently and I introduced myself as Austin from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Come to find out the mans son's name was Austin. I did my best to have the missionaries come visit him but I will continue to pray for him. Being on a mission really brings you to love others more than before. I love everyone and I know this gospel is true. The Savior loves us all and knows each of us personally.
Elder Hamner
(May 20)
The Finnish language is coming along well. This Thursday we are teaching the Restoration for 15 min in Finnish with the Plan of Salvation for 30 min in english. This language is sooo exciting. I wish I could share some of my class notes with you but for one, I do not have a scanner and second, this keyboard does not have some of the Finnish letters. My companion, Elder Smith, and I are learning so much from each other. Yesterday, Elder Neuenschwander and his wife spoke to us. I loved every second of it. I took copious notes for he had numerous tips to becoming better missionaries. I cannot wait to get to Finland. I love the people and the country.

Helaman 5:12

And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.