We got our first email from Michael this morning. He sounds wonderful! His companion's name is Elder Ogden. He says Finland is so cool! It is also chilly there and there is 3-6 feet of snow everywhere. He said it is like Mutual Dell with more snow and no mountains. But, you don't really notice that there are no mountains because there are trees and tall buildings everywhere. The architecture is very contemporary and they use a lot of granite in the buildings.
He said I would like it there because everyone walks everyday, everywhere. He said they love granola and have great bread!
He has been there less than a week and they have had two new investigators and taught 19 lessons. He also said that he gets fed very well. He had a liver casserole this week and really liked it. They are teaching three men from Ghana and they apparently speak English very well.
He still says the language is crazy hard but he is loving his mission. I will keep you all posted as I get more information. Thanks for the love and prayers!