The Lord has blessed Elder Henderson and I so much. This past week we were hardly able to contact and tract but the Lord led us to 3 new investigators. That is the first miracle. Two of those investigators is M and J who are expecting their baby any day now. We found them at 8:58pm (9:00pm curfew if not teaching) just outside our apartment. So the story is we were coming back from a teach and had some stuff we were carrying back to the apartment and Elder Henderson said, ''How much time do we have?'' I said,'' a couple of minutes'' so we quickly set all of our stuff just inside the apartment building then immediately went back out. Then just at that moment around the corner came M and his two huge dogs which he was walking. We started up a conversation and set up an appointment the next day. He had questions about how one can really know if God exists. We said, '' We know that it is possible. May we show you how?''
Also this past week, the Lord is helping me simplify everything for we complicate everyday matters too often and especially the gospel. As I do so there is such a greater measure of peace or in other words greater measure of the Spirit. There is power in order and simplicity.
The next thing the Lord is helping me learn is to forget myself even more and not worry so much about personal improvements. The Lord will take care of me as I just focus on others. By doing this, the burden of trying to learn everything so fast is just lifted. Greater peace results. It's interesting how simple it is to find greater peace but we, and I speak for myself, just get distracted but the Lord, His perfectly patient self, continues to coach us along. I hope this email expressed what my heart feels and what the Lord wanted me to say. I love you all. Please take time to see what is your measure of peace and then work to improve it. I am doing the same. The Lord is performing miracles. I love the mission and especially the Finns. The weather is always shining and each day is another day to seek His will. :)
I love you
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.