Last Weeks in Finland

When I arrived I was alone
Now I have friends and a home
This is a place I’m not sad to leave
But I’ll miss it, as I breathe
I look into faces and I see
A world here across the sea
I’ve learned good lessons which will endure
And become more kind and mature
I am changed, it is clear
That is why God put me here


I’ve come to the last few weeks of my time here in Finland. My parents will be arriving next week Friday to visit then take me home.

What’s left to do is wrapping things up, getting ready to return to the US. Next Saturday my host mother wants to throw me a going-away party. I’m happy I’ll get to see everyone at least one last time before I leave. Next Monday I will travel to Sotkamo to give another presentation to a number of students about my experience here. Next week I also need to collect my art projects from school, and start to pack too.

I will likely post a few more times, to thank everyone involved in my trip and recount some interesting data.

Have a great day!



6 thoughts on “Last Weeks in Finland

  1. Ho Ben,
    I’m sure your life has changed, since you left for Finland. We were so
    looking forward to your return. Our lives, are changing also. We will
    be moving back to Pennsylvania before your return. Sorry we won’t
    be here to welcome. Our adult children would like us closer, that is
    main reason for us leaving this beautiful U P that God created. Our
    movers had an opening for May 26. That is when they will arrive.
    It’s been fun watching you and your siblings growing up. The traveling
    young man. May God continue guiding you..
    Welcome home. Hugs, The Culp,’s

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    1. Great! I just looked over it again myself and tweaked it.
      Thank you for your comments in the past months! It’s nice to hear from someone from Finland on this blog.
      I looked at your blog, and it’s quite impressive. You have done what I would have like to have done, but could not- take lots of pictures which show what Finland is like.

      With your permission, I would like to link your blog in one of my next blog posts, for people who are looking to see more pictures of Finland. I think some of my readers would be very interested.

      Have a great day!

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  2. Jean Pemberton

    By the time you see this, you will most likely be about to leave Finland. John and I have been thinking about you and your parents, praying for safe travel back to the USA. We look forward to seeing you!!


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