In our home there is a patio where we can in the summer or good warm weather have picnic lunches or activities. It is a very nice place. We are happy to call this place our new home. It will be home for 14 months. We are now in the 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daylight time. The sun comes out above our clouds and every once in awhile the clouds break up and we get to see the light but never the sun. Sister Hunt is one person that can not live without seeing the sun and feeling its warm rays and she is having a hard time being buried under the thick winter Finland clouds. Whenever there is a crack in the clouds she is there watching it because it only lasts a few minutes. It rains or snows frequently. The temperature stays around very cold. We have made some very nice friends from church. We have been invited and been to our Branch President's home for a luncheon. We have other invitations that we are happy to go to. We also have angels here in Finland. They are members of the church who have come to our aid in one way or another.
We often sit in front of them and just talk and enjoy the view. We are grateful for and cherish those moments. We enjoy the night lights in Joensuu. Sometimes there is a snow flurry and it is especially beautiful. We are grateful for our new home. It is a modern Finnish home. We had to get used to some of our appliances because of their different operational settings.
Our food supply is being added to every time we go shopping. Elder Hunt is the translator of any thing that is written in Finnish. Sometimes he has to look it up in his Finnish dictionary. We are studying the language and we hope to be conversing with our Finnish friends without switching to English every time we try to speak their language.
That is a tour of our new home. We think about family and friends as we sit at our picture window looking out. We love you all very much. You are in our prayers daily. Thank you very much for your love and prayers. May the Lord bless in all you do. Happy Finnish Independence Day!