Dear Mom and Family
This past week was quite eventful. K was baptized and confirmed. We had district meeting in Rovaniemi and visited Santa Claus afterwards.
Currently in Oulu is looks like winter but according to the Finns it is still fall. (ps I laughed when a Finn wished us a happy fall when there was 4-5 inches of snow outside) This next week we have zone conference in which Elder Peterson and I have felt to focus on the most basic principle- God is our Loving Heavenly Father and what that means, how greater understanding of it will affect our entire understanding and testimony of the gospel, and how it applies to working with members.
As I was writing a thought came to mind, as the year is coming to a close with our most celebrated holiday-Christmas. This is great time to review our goals for this year and check our progress. As we take time to review and allow the Lord to teach us, our vision of what the Lord expects for the remaining of the year will be brought to light. This is an act of faith. Let’s exercise more each day.
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.