The results of transfer calls: I'm staying in Montpelier! Unfortunately, Sister Frampton is leaving me :( So I'll be receiving a new companion tomorrow. Hopefully she'll be just as great as Sister Frampton is. It's hard to believe that we've been together for more than 4 months - it went by so fast!
This week was pretty good. We spent a lot of time with the members. Between pie-hopping on Thanksgiving and visiting people so Sister Frampton could say goodbye, we saw a lot of people. And the members here are amazing. Great people. I was actually really glad that I didn't have to be the one saying goodbye. Now I get to spend Christmas in Vermont!
Teaching-wise, not a lot is happening. It's really hard to find solid people to teach here. There's a lot of people who just want to learn about the church for the sake of learning. Then there's also a lot of people who really like what we teach and what we believe, but they don't want to progress or change. It's really sad when you talk to someone and you know that they know the Church is true and that it can bless their lives, but they just aren't willing to make the changes necessary to let it bless them.
People are super frustrating.
So, once again, we're back to trying to find people to teach. Walking around in the snow is a ton of fun. Good thing we walk fast, so that we can stay warm!
Speaking of staying warm, the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial (JSM) is about an hour south of us. And every year on the weekend after Thanksgiving they have this cool lighting ceremony - they decorate it all fancy, then they have a live nativity presentation and they turn all the Christmas lights on super dramatically and give away free cider and doughnuts. It's a big deal. We went down with our bishop's family on Friday to see it. It was a toasty 8 degrees outside, but it was a lot of fun! There were a lot of less-active members of our ward who went who we were able to talk to. There were also a lot of people from other cities and a lot of other missionaries there, which was fun. It was a good night. The picture this week is from that - it's super blurry, but it's the best one of the night. Guest appearance by Elder Zilles.
Well, that's all for this week kids. I'll let you know who my new companion is next week and how things are going! Stay warm and drink lots of hot chocolate!
Love you all!
Sister Lindsey Berg