Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Haravan masterit (Masters of the rake)

Hey Family :) Thank you all for your emails and letters! What a wonderful blessing you are. There was a large amount of time spent this week traveling for "sister training leader duties" but also a lot of member work. One of my favorite parts of this week was helping two families rake leaves in their yard. Not only did we get to take in Finland's fall beauty, but we got to enjoy the joyful sounds of Finnish children and improve our raking skills.
Right now we have an investigator that is a member referral. We met her through an english hour that we held. She is a single mom and has great faith in the Jesus Christ. She wants her children to learn about it as well, so we are definitely looking forward to that. 
I have read Luke 77:12-15 many times in correlation with a study of charity, but reading it this time I recognized another aspect of the story. It says, "behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her." I may be wrong in this, but I wondered when it says much people of the city was with her it probably didn't mean that she was front and center with everyone surrounding and focused on her. Instead, I pictured her very possibly blending into the crowd that came to see Christ.There could have been many more with their sick and afflicted. He had to have an eye of discernment to recognize her. Without that she couldn't have been easily over-looked. Like Christ we should all have open eyes and hearts to those that need our attention.
Thank you for the Christ like love you have shown to me all the way over here in Finland. I'm so grateful for you and love you. Have a great week.
-Sisar Clark
pic- an advertisement for a delicious Finnish candy :)

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