FIRST......I have to tell you that I finished reading the Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants and Pearl of Great Price yesterday.....all in FINNISH!!! I am so thrilled that I have been able to accomplish this. I will probably start over again this coming week......with a goal of trying to comprehend more of the words!
Wayne and I, along with Veli ja Sisar Peciulius (Lithuanian) and Veli ja Sisar Zaretski (Russian) went to the HÄMMENLINNA BRANCH today for church. Wayne and I had been asked to speak in Sacrament Meeting......in Finnish, of course! The Branch is on a 2-hour block. This week we had Relief Society and Priesthood before Sacrament Meeting. As I looked down at the 3 manuals we were using I just thought it was so funny.......Lithuanian, Russian and English. So typical of everything we do here.....no less than 3 languages. The one language missing was Finnish. And the teacher had that one!
Wayne wanted a picture of me standing at the pulpit....for posterity?? After Sacrament meeting, I went up so he could take a picture!
And of course, we had to have another picture taken in front of the chapel with the name on the building.
And a group picture before we headed back to the asuntola. It was about a one-hour drive, each way, from our apartment.
It was a great day. And now we get ready for a new week.....SAMARA, RUSSIA WEEK!!! It looks to be quite busy with lots of Russians coming!! We will be ready!