Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas in Haaga

It’s so wild it's December.

This week we put up Christmas decorations in our apartment. We didn’t have a tree so we tied one together with some string and hangers. Although your first thoughts were probably directed at thinking how ghetto that sounds, it actually looks pretty sweet. We added some lights and even threw a star at the top. My companion got some really great pictures. I, on the other hand, did not take any pictures thanks to the dirtbag who stole my camera... But good ole Elder Pearson said he would send some of them to you. We got some other sweet lights and an angel from the Finnish equivalent of Savers. They are called "Kirpis" here and I feel right at home in one of those babies. We also picked up a nice little classic Christmas cd from the store and have been playing that all throughout the week. It is, indeed, as quoted in the beloved song of old, "beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." (Wow. Best paragraph ending sentence ever.)

Other than that though, pretty basic week. We are working hard to get our teaching pool back up and we found some good investigators this week. The holidays are usually a bit slower with missionary work but this week was pretty efficient. It is a little weird because we both suspect that we will leave Haaga since change call is next week. But we are working at gaining the trust still even though we will probably have to give them to the sisters soon. That is just the life of a missionary. Gaining trust, and then moving away. But if we can get them to trust the gospel, then we really have something great.

Still no snow here. It is turning out to be a warm winter. Woo. But, it is very dark. Which, really has not been bad for me.

I’m doing well. Thanks for all the love and support. I love you all.

Vanhin Merkley

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