Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Laxatives... 'nuff said.

Terve kaikki ihmiset,

Wow this week was eventful, but also not eventful. If that makes sense.
They say time doesn't travel the same way in the MTC and whoever "they" is, is absolutely correct! 
But anyway, I bet you are all wondering what that amazing subject line is talking about...\

After a long day of classes my district ends up walking back to our dorms together, while I am walking I overhear this conversation happening between two of the elders behind me. 
"Elder, it doesn't matter how many laxatives you take, the result is going to be the same..." 
So of course, I turn around and say, "what?" 
And then one of the elders just looks at me sheepishly and says, "The food here is difficult, ok!" 
Haha, I was laughing so hard! 

Anyway...on a more uplifting note, my companion and I were able to teach several lessons this week without any vocab or notes! WOOHOO, that is a huge step for us, and definitely a big confidence booster for me! I know that I'm not fluent, but at least I won't starve in the streets of freezing Helsinki! Speaking of freezing, our teacher showed us pictures of her mission, and I was so excited to see all the snow! What is up with this weather? Hopefully we get snow on Christmas day! 

Anyway, that is about it. Oh, if any of you get the chance you should look up the Christmas song "While Shepherds Lately Knelt." I don't know if it will be on Youtube or anything since it is a choir song, but I hope it is because it is BEAUTIFUL. 

Take care of yourselves! I love you! This week the post offices will be closed, so if you were thinking of sending me mail, I might not be able to get it until Saturday! 
Also, this is my last p-day at the MTC! So if you were thinking of sending me packages, it'd probably be best to send it to the mission home in Finland, the address is on my facebook! 

Sisar Kwok 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"I think I would die without food."

Terve perhe ja ystävä 

Happy Valummistaustumispäivää!!!
That is how you say Preparation day in Finnish!

So this week has been fun!
We did our first skype call, we got to teach a lesson with an actual Finnish person in Finland. Hahaha, just imagine us staring blankly at a computer screen while our investigator, Jennu, is spouting out rapid fire Finnish. It was definitely interesting! You could tell she was trying so hard not to laugh as we did our best to speak. Teaching is awesome haha.

Anyway, with that being said, I think my poor district is suffering from missionary-training-centeritis. This place is definitely wonderful, but we are so ready to actually do real things! We are also so ready to just be active and go outside!

For some reason, everyone's mothers think that we are starving and so they send us so much food. One of the Sister's mom sends her a box of food every single week, no joke. It's paradise, but we are also getting so fat! 

Yesterday, we were in class eating crackers and one of the Sister's, with her mouth full of gingerbread cookie just says, "I think I would die without food." It doesn't sound very funny when I type it out, but oh my goodness, we were laughing so hard! 

Anyway, that's about it! I love you all and I hope you are all doing well!
Read the scriptures and pray, I have a testimony that it will bring peace into your life! 
Merry Christmas! 
Hyvää Jouluä!!!

Sisar Kwok 

Sister Powell trying to get over her food coma