Wednesday, July 20, 2011
We have gotten used to this neverending sunlight and use blockout curtains to enable us to sleep at night but at first it amazed us at the intensity of the light at 2am in the morning or even 2230 as we were going to bed
We celebreted at Lahdenperas home with all of the branch and a few friendsat their summer home by the river
Monday, July 18, 2011
Met with Kirsti and Heikki in Turku and renewed our friendship.
We spoke of the changing world and the disintegration of the family
Had a great opportunity to introduce them to our new Mission Pres and his wife The Rawlings who just happened to be in Turku that day and already he speaks fantastic Finnish.
Its great to be serving a mission!!
They are such a great family
We visited with Satu for about 2 hours but sh is not well so we will keep in touch
We drove down to Helsinki to see our young man Tim Helske off on his mission to London and to attend the temple with him .Darla and Matti his parents were also there as were his aunt and uncle Anna Marie and Esa. Will post a better photo as ours didn't turn out too well
We did temple work each day and loved the temple setting
We drove the 8 hour drive from Kemi with our little car and stayed at the Mission home for 3 nights
Elder Helske is on the right and the other young man is going to London South but they are both going to the Manchester MTC for 3 weeks
It's a beautiful city and left Adelaide for dead.
The roads and freeways and buildings were magnificent
Ofcourse the tourist industry is big here
Have struggled uploading and downloading and have taken way too much time so will say love to you all and keep in touch