Elder William Perry's Mission Address

Elder William Neldon Perry
Finland Helsinki Mission

Neitsytpolku 3 A 4 FI
00140 Helsinki

Send all mail to the mission home above


Serving from
March 2011 to March 2013

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 2, 2012

This week has been very good. It was a little harder because we had conference out of town, and also district meeting. However the things we learned in District Meeting and Conference were so important, and have blessed the work here. We have really been trying to implement the counsel given. Especially the planning of the inbetweener's per hour. As we have taken the extra 2 minutes to do it!! We have seen alot of success, including a more active drive to talk to people, with
less pressure.

We have been having troubles with our baptismal date. She wants to be baptized, and she has recognized the change in her life because of this message, however she keeps falling back into the pit of her old life. It has been very challenging on both Elder Larsen and I to see. However we are not getting down on that. We are just simply trying to love her, and do everything we can to be there for her. I know
Heavenly Father's will will be done, as we simply rely on Him, and do our best to do what He tells us to do.

We were able to do service at an investigators house. She was so grateful that we were able to come help. She came to conference yesterday for President Monson's talk! The session answered most of her questions! She had to leave during the closing song, however, I believe she had a great experience. I know that when we look to love people and serve them, it softens their heart's. Kindness is the fire
that will melt the cold heart's of the Finn's here! No one can hate a person who is simply kind to them. Not possible.

We had another really cool experience where we had left an investigators place for daily contact, and as we were pulling out of the parking lot, we felt we should tract a building right there. We parked the car, and as we turned around the doors were wide open! We knew which one to go into. We tracted and met a nice chinese family
who said we could bring them a Book of Mormon next weekend. I have realized the importance of putting off our short term personal desires (lunch in this case haha) to do whatever the Lord commands in the moment He commands it. Like President Monson mentioned (paraphrased) When the Lord commands, men that always do, will never be wrong. Or something like that haha.

It is good to hear that everyone is doing great! I hope everything goes well with that biker guy haha! As for Natalie, I can't believe she is talking about temple marriage already!

Also mom, I would like around 3-4 short sleeve shirts from Missionary mall. My neck size is 15.5. Also pay close attention to this note. Send all mail to the mission home. i will be moving this week, so send everything there. Next note. I talked to President Rawlings about BYU application. He did my priesthood leader interview, and I want to apply for summer semester 2013. Can you get me the information I need, and sign me up and stuff when it's time. He said he would write me a reccomendation! So cool.

Thanks and love you all

Elder Perry

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