Tarja Holopainen knew nothing of the Church until her twin sister told her about it.
Her twin sister was living in Helsinki and had returned to their central Finland home, and "she had a secret," said Sister Holopainen, the wife of Pekka Holopainen, manager of translation services for the Church in Finland.She said her secret was that she was investigating the Mormon Church. A pair of sister missionaries had come into her neighborhood. About to stop tracting for the evening, they had decided to knock on just one more door. The door they knocked on was that of Sister Holopainen's twin. The missionaries left a copy of the Book of Mormon. She read it and gained a testimony.
Like many sisters, she was quick to share her secret.
"That night, I found the Book of Mormon laying on my bed," remembered Sister Holopainen. "I started to read and I became excited." The next day, the twins and another sister were driving in their car "when we started to talk about the book. My third sister became excited. She wanted to read it, too."
Upon returning to Helsinki, Tarja's twin sister was baptized. Two weeks later, Tarja and her younger sister were also baptized.
Tarja later served a mission and is now the mother of five children.