This is Sister Lundahl reporting to you from a wonderful spring morning on the eastern side of the country in South Royalton,VT. And let me just say, it truly is lovely!
This week of adventures has included crazy fun service, zone meetings, and businessy stuff. Next weeks plans include the same. So I send this to you with love and hope you will enjoy the stories of VERMONT!!!!
So this week has really been so busy! I don't know where it has gone. I feel like it just started and now it is over and we are in the last week of the transfer. What! Transfer call are this week and I must say I am pretty sure that we are both staying. I've only been here for 1 transfer and Sister Smedley has only been here for 2 so. Yeah, we just need to stay. Because we like eachother, and we work well together. Which is exactly why I am worried that we will not be staying together. But pray that we will.
Monday we had the JSM and we waited for tours to come... none did. Our plans fell through, so we went and contacted a former investigator. He is really nice kid named John. We talked to him for a really long time. unfortunately he is moving. :( But we are gonig to try and teach him still or send his information on.
Tuesday we went and did FM. We were working on lights again. Then we had our meeting and we went to work a little outside. We then went to go and contact an investigator. She said that she is no longer interested right now. :( But we will try her again in a couple of months. Afterwards we had dinner with the Turinetti family. They have 9 kids and are a little crazy! But so much fun! I love them so much. :) Then we went to contact a referral. She isn't interested right now either, but was super friendly and appreciated the visit. :)
Wednesday We had an awesome day! We went to go see Barbi. And investigator that I taught last summer and we helped her clean a little bit. She broke her back and almost died last summer. But she is doing a little bit better right now. We helped clean and then we taught her the restoration. It was so cool, and a little odd because she doesn't really have a strong christian background at all. So it is like teaching someone who has heard of God, but doesn't really know what God means and things like that. She is so cool! I really like her. We then had to rush to Marie's house we brought our violins and played for her there. We then helped her polish some silver. I've never polished silver before, and it was a little tedious, but it was done and it turned out pretty good for the pieces that we finished. We had to leave so we didn't get it all done. We then went with a member to go and see Debbie. She is our investigator that is going through a really hard time and we really just want all her problems to go away, but we know that isn't possible. So we are doing our best to help her as much as we can. That lesson, kind of was all over because she is going through so much. It was a little crazy. Then we had dinner with the Harmans. A senior couple here. They are so nice and fun to be around. Elder Harman is so funny, and likes to pick on people, so I give it back a little bit.... yeah. then we went to young womens. So yeah. That was a really great busy day.
Thursday we had a zone meeting. It was from 10-2 and it was fun! We were taught by our zone leaders and Sister Training Leaders and we learned so much and were able to just really feel the spirit and see how we can help the people here in this area. We have a goal of asking inspired questions. And we totally were able to do that this week. It was really great. After Zone meeting we went to the JSM to do some Chat. That was ok. We had some interesting chats that day, but we also had some good ones. Then we went home made some dinner and went to the Perrons. That was fun. We did the object lesson with 2 copies of the BoM that you interlock the pages. And then try to pull them apart. Yeah. It was great! They really liked it. :)
Friday we had weekly planning. It is one of the best days, and one of the longest, because weekly planning just takes so much time. we have so much to do that we have to finish it all and sometimes we feel like we don't have enough time in the day to see everybody. But I really like it. I really like being busy. We didn't quite finish it though because we then had to go to the JSM for a meeting with a person from the mission department from Salt Lake. Well he asked us, meaning Sister Smedley and I to give him a tour. what! Well we did it. It was really really bad. but hey we learned a bunch. We also were able to ask him questions and just learn. It was really interesting. A very neat experience. He was actually part of the group that did the Because of Him video. So wow! We gave some tours then we went and had dinner with an investigator named Pat. She is so sweet. I really really like her. And I want her to have the gospel so much in her life. the only problem is we have been having a really a hard time seeing her consistently. But we think that we will be able to do it once we get everything figured out. After Dinner with her we had another lesson with Debbie. Where we used our inspired questions and taught her. We were able to teach her and set a goal for her to be baptized June 14! What! I think I am more shocked than she is. :)Today we are going to be teaching her the Word of Wisdom.
Saturday We went to the JSM and waited to give some tours them we went back home and finished our weekly planning. Hallelujah! I am so glad because now this week is all taken care of.
Sunday Mothers day! So this whole week I kept forgetting that it was mothers day and then it was the day before and everybody kept asking, and I was like oh yeah. We can do that. lol. But then I started getting really really antsy. It was funny. Both Sister Smedley and I were both. We gave 1 tour to a family of 6 and there were 3 boys who were all over the place and then we went and saw a less active family and then we went and got really for skype. We got it all set up and called home. It was really fun and I am so glad that we were able to talk with everybody it was just really good. So that was my week. It was so much fun! And I am so glad that everybody was there. :)