This week we went to dinner at a member's home. They're a fun, young couple with an adorable little girl, and we've been over there a few times already. We were sitting there eating dinner and there was a little bit of awkward silence. For what seemed like the 50th time that night so far. And it was then that I came to one of the saddest realizations thus far on my mission: I'm an awkward missionary.
I have no idea how to hold a normal conversation anymore.
Maybe that's why we haven't had much success so far with finding new people to teach. I'm not very good at the whole 'first impression' thing. Working on it!
Life is moving on though. Anthony passed his baptism interview this week, and he's so stoked for the 23rd! It's going to be a fun day. We've been teaching this 8-year old boy, Ezra, for a few weeks now and he's going to get baptized that day as well. His mom is a less-active but she's really been trying to come back and support Ezra. They've been coming regularly for about 4 weeks now, and we just really hope they'll continue to be strong after he's baptized!
This week should be good though. We have Zone Conference on Wednesday and the exciting news is that we have a General Authority coming! Elder S. Gifford Nielsen is coming - exclamation point! It should be fun. After all, he did play football for BYU.
That's about it. Not much else happening here in Montpelier, Vermont. We had someone tell us this week that our apartment building is haunted. That was fun. It actually explains a lot though...
Well anyway. Missions are fun. We're working hard. Or trying to at least. Hopefully with Christmas coming up people will be a little more open to learning about Christ. That's what we're praying for!
Love you all!
Sister Lindsey Berg