Dear Mom and family
This past week was a spiritual highlight. Let's walk through the week.
Wednesday we had splits in Vaasa (5 hour train ride one way to the western shore of Finland) where two golden investigators were interviewed. What a privilege it was to ask them about their testimonies. I felt a portion of the Lord's love for them, for they were so humble and willing to submit to the Master. While in Vaasa the Lord taught me more about the gift of simplicity in which helped as we taught a Chinese young man the gospel in childlike terms. The Holy Ghost testifies more powerfully when we teach simpler. You probably noticed how simple the prophets taught this past weekend. One of them, Pres. Ucthdorf, even clearly pointed out that we need to simplify life. Life does need to be simpler because then the Spirit will be more present. (Do you see the connection between power of the Holly Ghost in teaching and how we live?) The Lord has been teaching me this for a while.
Then on Friday Elder Peterson and I went to Helsinki to be participate in zone leader council with President Brown. Before the council we attended the temple in preparation for the council and also for General Conference. President Brown has set such a good example. He follows the example of the people in the book of Mosiah when the people prepare for King Benjamin's address (general conf or any big meeting) by performing temple ordinances. I can say this, that this past week has helped me develop the vision and goals that the Savior wants me to accomplish in the next 6 months. Every day is so precious as another prophet this past weekend taught so beautifully.
Currently, with our investigators. I. P.- will be baptized in the beginning of November. Also please pray for K.- receive a burning testimony that it is true and J. that he can come to church regularly.
I love you and pray that my words have shed some light.
PS Indiana is getting a TEMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! My heart jumped when President Monson said that!!!! What a great way to start off conference:)
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.