Wow what a week!
Elder Larsen and I have had a lot of funny/spiritual/elder perry making a schmuck out of himself on the phone with president rawlings... week haha. I'll start with the later haha. So a couple of days ago on the phone President called us. It was after Elder Larsen had just barely talked with him on the phone about our new apartment! (which is a different story). He said, can you ask the bishop if we can visit your ward next week haha. I said, of course. I called, and our bishop said, yeah that would be great!. I called president back and reported. He said, so sister rawlings and I can speak right?? Dangit! Elder Perry's heart hit the floor, and just
about jumped out the window haha. I said, oh you wanted to speak? ha haha ha. "Yes Elder Perry." I said I'll call you back in a minute haha. It really wasn't that big of a deal, but I'm pretty sure my next transfer will be into the office, as juice box elder or something. Hopefully I can keep my name badge!
So we had so many experiences where the Lord's hand was in the work! well.. duh... this is His work. Anyways, A few weeks ago we contacted this lady at the pizza place after a meeting. She ended up saying we could come back sometime. Well, on Elder Larsen's birthday we felt we should go "eat lunch there." The second we walked into the door, she said, "Wow, literally 3 minutes ago I was thinking of you guys!!!!"
Sooo cool!! She said she is interested but didn't have any time at the moment, and said to come back. A couple days later we went back, and bought a drink with the hopes that she would be there. (Vacant) She wasn't! We sat down and went over our plans, and the impression came to talk to her husband that works there. We went over, and he said, I don't have any time whatsoever to meet. Sorry. Sooo
ya... BUT THAT'S NOT THE End! This guy came around the corner (who worked there), and said I want to come to church with my wife! He gave us His phone number, and stuff! Soo great!
I have really gained a testimony of contacting literally everyone! Even when it's super akward! The Lord leads us to people as He see's our diligence, and how commited we are to following His spirit, and direction. If we want to show that to the Lord, we need to be pumped and talk to people, as many people as possible.
We have been doing a lot of Lumi tyo! (Snow work). This last week we got up on a roof, and shoveled snow for awhile. It was so much fun, and good service. i was tempted to jump off into the huge snow pile, but I figured that if mom found out, I wouldn't hear the end of it for a month! Haha just kidding mom.............. but seriously. Anyways the people we did service for, were so grateful.
It is so cool to hear about Hyrum going into the MTC. Get me, Pj's and His address's, and I'll send them a letter. That was the best in the MTC, getting letter's from your friends. It either made the day, or broke it haha. Also get me Jace Larsens address, and I'll send him a letter too.
As far as birthday things, I really just want my letters from family and stuff. I am really looking forward to my books. Thank you so much for sending them (future tense). Olen kiitolinen siitä, etta minulla on vanhemmat jotka rakastavat minua. He ovat niin rakas minulle erityisesti. Muistakaa, etta olette minun rukouksissani.
Rakastan teita hyvin paljon. (I translated this part and it says he's (some unknown word) that he has parents who love him and he loves us too).