This past week was full of Lord's tender mercies. We were in Eastern part of Finland for splits in which we found a young family. The Lord blessed us as we handed over the work to Him. Relying on Him is so key to be instruments in His perfect hands.
As I do missionary work I have never felt such a strong spirit. I know that it is part because missionary is about others. That is one of many aspects of the gospel I feel peaceful about is that everyone at every stage of life can receive an increased measure of the Holy Ghost in their lives if they choose so by serving others/doing missionary work in whatever form. In the scriptures service for others transform the person doing the service. Like Ammon and the Sons of Mosiah the vilest of sinners who became men of God comparable to Captain Moroni. My testimony of the scripture ''losing yourself, you find yourself'' In the service to others the Lord unleashes special gifts that you never thought you had as you serve others. That is the secret to a happy life when you help others ''come unto Christ.'' (see Missionaries Purpose) The gospel is simple.
Also, I wanted to write a little about Finland- This past week it snowed and we have put on our snow tires. Elder Peterson and I are still running in the morning (the best wake-up ever!!!) especially when it is quick nippy.
Lastly, I love you and remember life should be simple and peaceful. At the world's pace it is very difficult to hear the Spirit. Don't compromise a member of the Godhead to be your companion for getting too many little things accomplished.
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.