The Heart Has Its Language

Finnish became so much more than a challenge to overcome.

Annette Lyon
Oct 4 · 10 min read
Helsinki Temple. Photo taken by the author Nov 2019.

I was ten years old, standing in a hallway with my father on the first day of class. This wasn’t like any other first day of school I’d experienced. It was in a foreign country with a language I didn’t speak. My father was the new mission president over the Finland Helsinki mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of…