We are enjoying the sunlight so much. It’s so great, but its also weird, it feels in a way that I have been living in one continual day because when I go to bed it’s day and when I wake up it’s day. But its so cool! (Note from Rhonda: according to the weather app on my phone, in Helsinki the sunrises at 3:57 a.m. and sets at 10:49 p.m.)
My favorite place, Pyynikki
|Cleaning a member's roof with Sisar Thayne|
Nothing super great this week. Yesterday we got lost in an area looking for a former investigator and walked like 10 miles, which was great! We found the former and he was super sweet, not interested, but really nice, and we met some really cool people along the way that we never would've met if we hadn’t gotten lost! One day I will figure out how to read a map... Also, we chased down the ice cream truck. It was the best thing ever! Ice cream is so good here you guys, and its the funnest word 'jäätelö'. Say that one ten times fast. Anyways, the work is good, the days go fast, and I am really enjoying life. Thank you for all the prayers and support, I can truly feel it out here. I love you all!
|Crazy selfie with Sisar Thayne|
The funniest thing that happened to us this week...well, on Sunday we were going to catch our bus to get to church and there was this group of like 6 really loud people with suitcases at the stop too. We knew they weren’t Finns because they were talking to each other and they weren’t speaking Finnish, so we decided to go ask them where they were from. They ended up being from France and they were here for a week for a Europe economics conference and they were just heading home. They were super cool and really talkative and really excited to practice their English. They were amazed that we were here doing missionary work and they all took a card from us. We talked with them for like 20 minutes before the bus came and they even took a selfie with us. It was pretty cool. Sister Thayne and I laughed after on the bus cause both of us said in our past life we would never walk up to a group of adults and just start talking with them.
|Selfie with the French friends we met at the bus stop|
|Picture with our Chinese friend before he went home|