Monday, January 2, 2012

December/January 2012 Happy New Year

I was going to faithfully post to the Blog every week, then we realized that it would have to be every month.  Now I'm not even doing that.  We are trying to keep up with the young missionaries that are in our district and zones schedule and fast finding that we are not young!!!  Go figure!!!  We are not sure why we are assigned the same mission calling and an area of our own, which needs lots of work, but we keep reading the 1 Nephi 3:7.  The weather is great here.  Right now, there is no snow on the ground and the temperature is 34 degree F.  We put new tires on the car because we drive TONS, but haven't had bad roads.  We do have lots of humidity living next to the 6th largest lake in the United States (Lake Champlain).  We travel to the villages up and down the lake, but have never parked and walked the lake or been on the lake.  We have had deer meat from road kill, still seeing lots of wild turkeys, and get sugar highs daily from the yummy maple syrup.  The people are friendly.  The branch is small and spread out from near the Canada border to miles below.  We have lots of farms and farm land.  I'm sure there are more cows than people.  Most people work on the farms or drive into the Burlington, the city.  See how there is not much to write about.  Pretty boring stuff.  Knock doors, teach, find, convert.  Enjoy the spirit.  Work hard get little sleep, pray and fast!!!  So far no conversions, but lots of seeds planted.  We pray that someday germination will take place.  The Gospel is true and its blessings are for all.  Keep praying for the missionaries.

1 comment:

  1. It is so nice to hear from you. I wish that I had your address would have love to send you a Christmas Card. Oh well. We hope and pray that you are doing well and we know that you are enjoying your mission. No you can't keep up with the young missionaries. But it is fun to have them around and work with them. Some sad news Bishop John Whitaker died, he was only about 55 years old. I don't know if you remember that he had a tree fall on him last December when he was cutting wood for the widows in his ward. Huge funeral.
    Our ward is about the same. Nothing changes for Grant and I, which is good. I think of you all the time and hope and pray that you are enjoying your mission as much as we did. Please send me your email and address. my email is