Thursday, April 7, 2016

Things We Do

Time is flying by.  Before we know it, it will be time to leave our mission to go home to America. We learn something new every day. We study a lot, we drive a lot, we teach the gospel a lot, we pray a lot, we visit people a lot, we eat a lot and then we sleep sometimes. In between all that we think about you, our family and friends. We miss you and our prayers are with you. We are thankful for modern technology, especially in communication, that works around the world. Even from opposite sides of the world we use it to communicate and comfort each other.

We are very thankful for you. Thank you for keeping in touch with us. We love you.

Treasured Friendship Emlems given to
the Watsons and the Hunts.
A few of us watched General Conference
in the English Language.
We entered the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah on July 6, 2015 then on July 17th we went to The Family & Church History Headquarters Mission in Salt Lake City for four months as our visas were delayed. Then on November 12th we received our visas for Finland. We flew away on November 16th and started our mission in Finland Helsinki Mission under our mission president, President Watson. It was exciting and frightening at the same time. We have always loved the people of Finland and now we love them even more. We are happy to share some photos of some things we have learned and enjoyed.

Elder Scott & Elder Allen
Kuopio District before 1st transferr.
We serve with two of the most wonderful, smart, intelligent, courteous, kind and thoughtful missionaries, Elder Allen and Elder Scott. They bring their investigators to Church, Institute, and Family Home Evening.  We often go together to visit members. We also go with them to their teaching appointments. Every week they travel with us in our mission car to Kuopio to our missionary district meeting. There we learn new scriptures, role play and teach from the Teach My Gospel manual, hear companion reports, hear one missionary's testimony, There are new missionaries coming in from MTC every nine weeks and that is when transfers take place. Elder Kontinen and Elder Bekmezian, who welcomed us to Joensuu in the darkness of the night on November 19th, have now moved on to other areas in the mission field. We miss them, but are pleased that they are still in our zone so we can see them regularly.  They are hard workers and are doing well with their companions in their new areas. The young missionaries are so easy to get attached to because of who they are and because they remind us of our grand-kids. :)

East Zone with President & Sister Watson
Lunch at Zone Conference
  

The photo of the tree to the left appears as a natural Finnish spire to heaven.
Our faith in the Lord is being nourished and growing abundantly. We know that no matter who we are God hears our prayers and answers them according to our needs. Sometimes His answer is not what we want but it iswhat will help us draw closer to Him though it may not seem that way at the time. Prayers are powerful. 

We love you and love all that you do for us. May the Lord
bless you and protect you.        


Sister Hunt's new apron.  
Elder Hunt helping unload.

Hand muffs for the elderly.
They have things sewn on the inside
to keep their fingers moving and busy.

Our washing machine that takes
two hours or more per small load.
Happy to have it.

Ice cream with fried bananas topped with
hot caramel and cranberries. Yummy!
In one of our travel assignments we
came upon Savonlinna Castle.
We plan to vist it this summer.

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun, glad you heard conference in English, it was a great conference. Sounds like laundry day is a full day's work, so crazy it takes so long. Love you guys!

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