Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Things Finns say...

Terveisiä Kaikkille!

I thought I'd put more thought into my weekly email this week, since I've been such a stinker from the past couple of emails. I sincerely apologize, if it wasn't for my daily planner, I probably wouldn't have even made it to the library today, so we'll see how this goes! 

Weather update: It's getting cold. WINDY. No snow yet, but it's been pouring rain now for a solid couple of days so I am starting to really wish for snow now. The sun sets around 4-5 now, which is a big change from just 3 months ago when we had to sleep with black out drapes over our windows but hey! no complaints, it helps us go to sleep faster haha! 

Other than that, Sister Hayter and I said our goodbyes last wednesday, we spent Tuesday with Sister Reynolds who had to stay with us because her companion was moving to Vaasa, so we basically were a tripanionshiop for a day! Woo hoo! It was such a strange thing, we felt like a mob when we tried to contact people on the streets, I'm so glad I haven't had to serve in a tripe yet. 

We picked up Sister Carter right after and we've been going nonstop! Sister Carter is from Nephi, Utah, 23 yrs old and is studying graphic design at UVU, or in other words, she is very artistic! I love it because we get to talk about sketching and color matching, I really missed that haha. 

Anyway more about the subject line in this email, we met a lady on the tram the other day who taught us a Finnish tongue twister. 

Try saying this baby 10 times:
Kokoo kokko. Koko Kokkoko? Koko Kokko. 
Gather a bonfire. An entire bonfire? An entire bonfire. 

Doesn't really make sense, but it's fun to say. 

There's also the word: Jättelötötterön which sounds like: yeah-te-lur-tur-te-rurn 
It means ice cream cone. 

Anyway, I love you all! I know the church is true! I know that God loves us! 
Have a good week! 
Sisar Kwok

1. Our shower drain, don't look at it if you can't take it!  

2. Sister Carter and I 

Monday, November 9, 2015


Who loves busy p-days??? I DO!!!!!

Not really. 

Well, I do, because it means work is being done...

Here are some highlights! 
We got transfer calls this week, I will be staying in Neitsytpolku for Christmas 😁 and my new companion is sister carter!!!! Sister Hayter is movjng to Espoo 2, which makes me so sad because I love sister Hayter!!! 

Besides that..ahhhhggghhh. 
We have a cool Vietnamese investigator, who brought ANOTHER cool Vietnamese friend to a lesson this week #referralsrock. 

This email really stinks, but it's OK, there is always next week!!!

Love you all,
Sister kwok

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hyvää Pyhäin Päivä!

Hey fwends!

I'm going to the temple this p-day, hence the short email, but this week I thought I would like to share a few quotes from our awesome investigator S 
who is from Cameroon. 

When making a joke about him running to church:

When committing him to read the Book of Mormon:
"I know, I know, but y'all can't force me to do anything... But I'll do it."

He also speaks French fluently, so half the time he'll speak in English and the other half he will speak in French. He's funny.

For Halloween, we just did missionary work like normal, instead of Halloween they celebrate "Pyhäin Päivä" which is sort of like memorial day. They set up candles in the graveyards for the dead and spend time with family. 😍

I love you all! I hope you have a good week!
Sisar Kwok 

Here are some pictures!

Our unsuccessful Halloween jello

​Elder Broadhead with a knife. Happy Halloween.