Another week has come and gone and this one has brought with it an air of change. This week we got our change calls and I found out that I will be staying in this blessed city of Rauma but will be getting a new companion (since my other companion is going home). I'm still going to be rocking junior companion status but I'm way excited to get to serve with Elder Hoggard. I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store for us as I have already seen His hand and His blessings pouring out upon this land!
This week probably the thing that has impressed my mind the most was the love for the gospel that I have and the hope that it brings in our lives!!! Every day I can wake up and go about the things of the day with that knowledge that Our Father in Heaven is looking out for me and is guiding me in all that I do! I can wake up with a hope that is indescribable and a knowledge that is undeniable!! Every day is a bright day because I know that no matter what kind of day it is that I can still be happy and that I can still hold on to the knowledge that all the heartache, the trials, and the struggles that I go through will be swallowed up in the joy of Christ and will be for my good!! There is such a comfort in that!! It is so sad to see those people around me that don't have that hope in their lives and that is why I am here on a mission. I am here to bring that hope to their lives and I hope that anyone that reads these very inadequate words might feel of that hope so that my mission is not just here in Finland but its influence extends to all of you that I love so much!! I hope that you know that I love you so much!! I love this gospel and I love our Savior!! Perhaps there might be someone that is reading this that thinks this doesn't apply to them because they don't share the same religion that I belong to.....I would say that that is not true. We all belong to the same family as we all are God's children and therefore I speak to you no matter your circumstance in life!!! Again I hope that you let the light of Christ fill your hearts and that the will of our Father and our God direct your lives!!