Wednesday, October 30, 2013

OCTOBER 28, 2013 My Birthday

Family and friends,

First of all, thank you so much for your emails and notes for my birthday today! It is just another day here in the mission, but fortunately for me, it is preparation day so I got to receive really nice emails on my 21st! 

This week has been CRAZY! I got transferred to Wilmington which is an area right by the coast of North Carolina. It is beautiful. The ward here is so welcoming and just the most southern gems you will ever meet. They are wonderful. We are living in a members home, but the members are on missions right now so we have the home to ourselves. It is SO NICE! I feel so lucky, especially after living in the Pittsboro apartment. My new companion is Sister Turley, she is great! She is super sarcastic and makes me laugh really hard. I am so glad we get along so well. 

So yes if any of you are wondering, all missionaries in the Raleigh mission use facebook. We are actually required too. President Bernhisel has urged us to try to get on every day for an hour and use it as a proselyting tool. We are still trying to figure out a system that works best for missionary work, but just so you all know! If you can think about ONE person that needs an uplifting message via facebook, message me and tell me their information. Who knows, they might benefit a lot from one message on facebook. 

As of right now, we have one investigator. We have really focused on finding people this week and we have worked REALLY hard. Every single day is is really just a game to find the people that are ready to hear our message. We have tried to use members for referrals as much as we can, but sometimes tracting is the last resort that we have. A few funny stories: 1) We were standing at a glass screen door to a home, while the regular wood door was open. After knocking the woman living there walked to the door with a big smile on her face towards us, so we smiled back. Once she got to the door, she just stood there smiling and shut the regular wood door so we couldn't see inside the house anymore. We thought she was maybe joking... Nope. She just shut the door on us before we even said a word. 2) Another lady came to her door of another house. We asked how she was doing and she said she was great. Then we started explaining who we were and why we were there... then she followed that up with "I am not religious and I am deaf, so I cannot hear you." That statement (which was probably false because she was just previously talking to us) was followed with one big door slam and a laugh between Sister Turley and I. 3) While visiting one of our Less-active members, her dog would not quite bugging me. Not a bad bugging, but a friendly one, so I didn't mind. As we were leaving I bent down to pet the little doggy and SHE BIT ME!!! I wanted to cry so badly, but I brushed it off until we got back into our car. It is currently swollen and a blood bruise looking thumb, but I will be okay. 

Every member's home that we eat at we remind them of Elder Ballard's talk from general conference. He invited everyone to invite/reach out/ share the gospel with just ONE person by Christmas. In doing so, we have the potential to change 14 million lives all around the world. I will encourage all of you reading this to commit to praying everyday and asking for missionary opportunities to share the gospel and bring others closer to Christ. "Sharing the gospel is not a burden, it is a privilege!" 

I wish I had more time to write, but my time is running out. Lastly though, I want to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend and cutest little brother in the world, Austin. Hope you have a fabulous birthday being a zombie and trick-or-treating! Love you buddy!

Thanks again for your support and your prayers.. I need them, and feel them everyday. Have a good week this week, and remember to always look for ways to share the gospel. Love y'all

Ha det bra,
Sister Frampton 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

: Bug bites, snakes, and deer... OH MY

Hello everyone!
First thing is first... TWO MONTHS TODAY!  Yay!
Wow I don't even know where to start! This week has been jam-packed with hilarious, tiring, and super weird experiences. North Carolina is a place of its own! I kind of feel like I am camping all of the time. We live in this tiny aparment in the middle of a forest, and it is a little scary at night. There are churches every other building, and everyone is very proud of the church they attend. The people's accents are just great, and I've started to say y'all again. (Going back to my Texas roots I guess)
Luckily, I have been able to do 1 hour of language study every morning. I wish I could study ALL day, but 1 hour is better than nothing. One of my companions is trying to learn spanish and the other one is practicing her sign language. So, we have a tri-lingual companionship! I am glad that they at least have something to practice during our language study hour.
The branch here in Pittsboro has only 90 members, and about 25% of those people are inactive, so church yesterday was a whole new experience. The people are SO incredibly nice, and I feel very welcomed. We spent our week visiting our investigators and tracting as well. We have two investigators with baptismal dates, and they are SO great! I love teaching. Tracting was a whole new experience for me. They didn't provide a bike for me, so we are lucky enough to have a car full time. Also, because this area is so spread out, it would be impossible for us to visit the people we want to in one day. Anyway, some doors we knocked on people would yell at us, some would be polite but refuse, and some would look through the window and walk away. I learned how to laugh things off, and that way I have a really fun time with it. One lady actually let us in and we ended up having an hour lesson! She was incredible. We are hoping to meet with her later today.
Yesterday, we were about 30 minutes away from our house visiting a less active member in our branch. There was a BEAUTIFUL sunset so we pulled over to take a picture. I thought it would be artsy or maybe even cheesy to sit on this picket fence to take the picture. While posing for this picture, I had a surge of electricty run throughout my body. Come to find out, hidden on the other side of the picket fence was an ELECTRIC FENCE. Yes, I sat on an electric fence, people. I felt a tingly, very uncomfortable feeling in my butt for the rest of the night, but today I am FINE! Glad I got that event checked off the bucket list.
Really quick, here are my animal encounters for the week. I know that God called me to Norway for a lot of reasons, but one of them is because there won't be any bugs. I currently have 13 bug bites on my legs and feet. They might be from flees, mosquitos or ants, I have no idea. Earlier in the week, we were tracting and out slithered a 4 foot black snake... I about wet my pants. Lastly, every morning we go on a run and at 6:30am it is pitch black outside. With the lack of street lights in Pittsboro it is hard to see sometimes. Well, deer like to hang out here in the forest. Lets just say I have learned the noises that deer make before they charge. I'll leave it at that.
I learned a really great lesson on trust this week. I am being transferred again tomorrow to a coastal area called Willmington. A girl there unexpectedly went home, and President Bernhisel thinks that I am the best candidate to be moved over there. As frustrating as it has been to be moved around unexpectedly the last couple of weeks, I have so much peace. I know that the Lord is the one directing this work, and I signed up to help move that along. Well, with that comes his direction and instruction. So, where ever he needs me to go, I am going to go! I am excited to see another part of NC before I head to Norway!
Thanks so much for all of your prayers and emails. I wish I had more time to write people back, but the work is working and my time is limited! I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH!
The church is true,
Sister Frampton

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


She has arrived. We love her already!
President and Sister Bernhisel


Hello hello!

I have arrived in the BEAUTIFUL, forresty state of North Carolina! It is the perfect temperature outside and just humid enough that I will not ever need lotion while I am here. 

I woke up at 2:45am this morning... Yes, and I went to sleep at 11pm. The travel office originally put me on a bus that was going to the front runner station that would eventually get me to SLC. I discussed with them that I had no previous idea of a train station trip, but they insisted. In the first 30 seconds of finding my seat on that bus I KNEW I wasn't supposed to be there. I went back into the travel office and explained to them that I didn't think I was supposed to go to to the train station. They asked for more information about where I was going, who my companion was and so on. After I told them that my plane was scheduled to leave at 7am, they realized their mistake. The train would have gotten me to the airport at 6:30am. So, ya. My morning was a bit hectic and anxiety-filled.

Traveling was different and I definitely felt lonely not having a companion. Once I got to North Carolina, my mission presidents were standing right at the security exit. I already love them! President and Sister Bernhisel are their names, and they have been here for about 18 months. President told me that I will able to have one hour of Norwegian study EVERY morning, so I am so grateful about that.

I have been assigned to an area called Pittsboro and there is only a branch. I was put into a threesome companionship so they don't have to make any major changes when I get my visa. My companions are sister Shurtz from Washington, and sister Robinson from Idaho. That's about all I know about them right now. They seem super sweet.

Our P-day will be on Monday's! I was so excited to hear that this is a biking mission! Every other week we trade the car for the bikes with the elders in our area, so I will get some good exercise in. I have yet to figure out how I am going to ride a bike in a skirt, but I am excited to find out!

I am looking forward to unpacking my stuff, getting something to eat and GOING TO BED! This state is seriously beautiful and I am grateful for the opportunity I have to be here. 
My address is: 
Sister McCall Frampton
31 Creekside Circle
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Love you all! 
Sister Frampton

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Mom and Dad,

So I guess my time has finally come! Even though it is not what I was expecting or even wanting, I know North Carolina is where I am supposed to be going. This is the Lord's work, not mine! Just like how I had a bad attitude about staying here in the MTC, and I have had such a GREAT experience, I know I will LOVE North Carolina. 

My time at the MTC has been absolutely amazing. I would not change one thing about it. I have learned more about myself, about helping others, and about the gospel in the last 8 weeks than I have my whole entire life. I have had so many opportunities to forget myself and help people around me. I have been able to see people like God does. I love everyone I talk to for the potential they have, not for their past actions and for how they define themselves. I have learned that there is a bigger picture and a bigger purpose for life than how the world sees it. I want EVERYONE to have the gospel in their lives. 

Having said that, I feel so lucky I get to teach in TWO completely different places. Not many missionaries get that opportunity, and if I can be boastful for a second, I think it is because the Lord trusts me to do so! There is a reason I stayed here in the MTC, and there is a reason I am going to North Carolina, nothing is just a coincidence. 

I am so excited to get to work! I feel more prepared than I ever will. I've got my book of Mormon, a smile on my face, and good shoes on my feet-- that is all I need! I hope you all know my love for this gospel. It is the only way that we can be happy/ live with purpose here on this earth! I love the Book of Mormon so much. It is truly God's word and simply the hand book to life. It is there for our benefit only, so crack it open and start reading! I could not be more thankful for prayer. Prayer gets me through the day. I have prayed here countless times per hour, and I ALWAYS receive a feeling of peace and comfort when I do so. God hears our prayers and loves us so much. He only wants the best for us, so let him help you!

I do not know what the future has in store for me, but what I do know is that I've got the Lord on my side! "Doubt your doubts before doubting your faith" 

Vi sees!
Søster Frampton

I will let you know my address when I find that out, and I guess we will find out together when my Pday is. I appreciate your prayers on my behalf, I am always in need of one :) LOVE YOU ALL 


                                         Sister Robbins, niece of Jeff Robbins in our home ward

                                               CHURCH IS TRUE, BOOK IS BLUE



I am so excited!  I will give her a hug and a 'hey' from you!  
She arrives Monday afternoon.  We will take good care of her, fall in love with her,
and hate to say goodbye when she leaves!  That's how it goes with our visa waiters!
She is going to have two trainers....Sister Richardson and Sister Shurtz.  She will love them!  They are fabulous Sister Missionaries!

It is good to hear from you!  I hope all is well!

Love ya,

On Oct 10, 2013, at 5:09 AM, Cozette Carlson wrote:

Hi Julee,
What a great surprise to hear from you!  Yes, McCall is my niece.  She is a darling girl with a very strong testimony and desire to serve.  She was disappointed (but only for a minute)  when her visa didn't come through. . . but has a very positive attitude and will be an asset to your mission. . . I am sure!  Give her a hug from Aunt Coz when you see her.  I follow you a little on facebook. . . and know you and Marc are doing a great work.  Know that you are in our prayers!  Love, Coz

> From:
> Subject: Missionary
> Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 18:32:55 -0400
> To:
> Cozette,
> Hey! It's been a long time since we have talked!
> Marc and I just receive word today that we are getting a missionary (a Visa Waiter) in our mission. Her name is McCall Rose Frampton. She is assigned to the Norway Oslo mission, but will be spending time in our mission while she waits for her visa (something the church is doing more and more since the Hastening started! We now have 10 Visa Waiters in our mission and will say goodbye to one in two weeks!
> I saw her name and thought of you. We are wondering if she is related to you! I would love to know!
> Send me an email and let me know!
> Love ya!
> Julee

My Official Travel Plans

Hi Mom and Dad,

 So I guess I am really out of here. It is crazy, and I am super excited to just LEAVE! I have to report to the travel office at 3:30am Monday morning!!! ahhhhhh I will probably get to the airport around 4:30am and my flight leaves at 7:10am. So that means I will be calling BRIGHT AND EARLY! If you guys don't want me to call that is totally fine because I know it is an awful hour to be awake. 

My flight departs from SLC at 7:10 and I land in Georgia at 12:44pm. I only have an hour layover in Georgia because my flight leaves for Raleigh at 1:50pm. I probably won't have much time to call in Georgia but I will have a few minutes. Ultimately and unfortunately, the majority of my phone call time is between 4:30-6:30am! 

The good thing is, once I get my visa they probably will ship me out to Norway instead of me waiting the whole transfer. With that, I will be calling you then too! ...Whenever that may be!

Let me know what will work best for you guys!! I will be on this email for probably 20 more minutes right now, and I will have a half P-day Saturday night to email, do laundry, and pack.  

Write back fast,


Halo! Hvordan gjør det? 

I hope everyone had as good of a week as I did! First thing, we got brand new Swedish and Norwegian missionaries last Wednesday to replace the ones that left. They are all so great!! There are 3 Norwegian sisters and 7 Norwegian Elders... A lot smaller than my group. It has been fun to be some sort of mentor to them. It also helps that they keep telling me how good I am at the language... Little do they know of my struggles. They are improving fast and will be soaring far above me in no time. (One of the sisters is Jeff Robbins niece, Sister Robbins! She is adorable!!)

Conference was amazing for so many reasons!!! I feel so lucky that I got to be with 3,000 missionaries all watching conference in the same room.  It was awesome, but definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. When the conductor of the meeting said that Holland or Bednar was up next to speak you could hear all of the missionaries click their pens, get out their notebooks to start taking better notes and start paying closer attention. (They are the MTC favorites) I got to sit next to my cousin Alisha for three sessions of conference! It was so fun! Also weird/fun that she arrived and left all while I am still here! Best of luck to her in Arkansas. 

I loved all of the talks. I wish I had time to analyze and write about every single one, but I will just pick a few. 

I loved Edward Dube from Saturday morning. I do not know where he is from, but he reminded me of those cute Kenyans! I loved his message to "Never look back. It's not about where you have been but where you are willing to go." I loved that he related that to the early saints of the church, and also to missionary work. Holland's talk was awesome. I was surprised how his super personalized message could really apply to every member of the church. I, like Elder Holland love Stephanie Nielson's story. She has become such a good image for saints and people all over the work to look up to. He said, "Above all, NEVER lose faith in God." Of course, I also loved Ballard's talk about member missionary work! He gave all members a very specific commitment to do by Christmas! By inviting and reaching out to just ONE person, we have potential to impact more than 15 million people around the world! I hope you all have begun to pray about who that person is for you. :) I loved Elder Maynes' talk about building spiritual stamina. It was a creative analogy that really helped me put a perspective on what I need to do to become more converted. So, I don't know if anyone else caught on but when Elder David McConkie was talking about how to be a better Sunday school teacher, he was actually talking about how to be a better MISSIONARY! I felt like that talk was perfect for me. Not to mention, afterwards we sung CALLED TO SERVE!!!!!! We sing this song as an MTC probably at least 2 times a week together. During conference everyone was singing so loud, and the spirit was so strong. I don't know if it was because we were all standing but it touched my heart so differently this time. Knowing that everyone around the world, watching general conference live, was singing called to serve was incredible!

Okay I could keep going on and on about conference talks that I liked, but I will now tell you a little story. So in between conference sessions, I was enjoying my lunch with missionaries in my district. Two elder missionaries came and sat down and we started the normal missionary small talk. After I told them where I was headed they got SO excited to tell me there is an elder FROM Norway in their district. They continued to tell me that this elder's mom just passed away three days previously. He found out, went back to his dorms and packed his bags. He said a prayer and then he knew that he was not supposed to go home, that he was supposed to stay here and prepare to serve his mission in Greece. I was like, "FIND HIM RIGHT NOW I WANT TO TALK TO HIM!" I found this elder and immediately sat down and started blabbing to him. He laughed at my Norwegian, but I didn't care at all, IT WAS A REAL NORDSMAN. His name is Oliver Pederson, he is from a ward called Rumerike, just outside of Oslo. After getting to know each other and him answering my 50 questions, I got a little angel on my shoulder whispering something for me to do. Before I could even think about it the words just came out, "So Elder Pederson, now that we are friends and that you trust me, who in your life needs the gospel that I could find and teach once I get to Norway." Well sure enough, he gave me his brother's address and phone number! I am going to Norway with a referral!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. 

So a quick update on my status... I do not have my visa yet. I was able to talk to Don Love from the church office travel, and he unfortunately doesn't have more information than I already knew. It is just a waiting game at this point. The MTC has put our names in for a temporary reassignment as a back up plan. I will receive my state-side reassignment on Thursday or Friday of this week, then I could be shipped out as fast as Saturday and as slow as the Friday after that. If I get my visa anytime before I get shipped out I will obviously be going to Norway. If it doesn't come before I get on that plane, I will be staying in that state-side mission for at LEAST six weeks. Temporary reassigned missionaries have to stay for a full transfer to keep the dynamics of that mission running smoothly. I wish there was something that I could do, or knew to do, to speed up the processing of the visa. But ultimately I just keep remembering the words to that song, "I'll go where you want me to go!" 

I am so happy to be here and so grateful to be a missionary for the Lord. Hardly do I find myself without a smile on my face! The church is true and the work is hastening. I hope you will all take a second to think about how the gospel has specifically helped and blessed you throughout your life. With all of those blessings and knowledge of the truth, we can all help so many people! Take Elder Ballard's challenge and reach out to those who are in need of the gospel, or even just a friend. Thank you again for all of your sweet notes, prayers and examples to me. 

med kjærlighet,
Søster Frampton 

My cousin Alisha

                                  My Cousin Alisha was in the MTC with me. We were able to sit
                                   together for conference. Alisha is going to Little Rock Arkansas.
                                    Practicing my wall sits... Creative fitness
                                          This sister is going to Cambodia. Same skirt
                                                   These are the Elders I am delayed with
                                     New Norwegian sisters minus sister Henderson in all black

Week 7


Let me first just start off by telling you my attitude has completely changed from on Friday when I received the news about my visa. I know that there is a reason I am here and that I was chosen to stay because I am tough enough to handle it. Having said that, I have no new news about when my visa will come or what the status of it is. I am in communication with the Norwegian Consulate and the main church travel guy. It is hard to be in communication with people though when you are limited to email and have no access to a telephone. But, It will all work out!

Saturday was my favorite day of my mission so far. It was such an incredible experience being apart of the Relief Society Choir for the broadcast. When we loaded on the buses Saturday afternoon, I have never been so excited to make that drive from Provo to Salt Lake. I also have never been so alert and happy while making that trip. 

Once we got into the conference center, I shortly realized that I had left Emi's camera on the bus!! I was SICK about it. She had asked me to keep it in my bag and it must have fallen out. We didn't have any opportunity to find the bus or call the bus company so all we could rely on was our prayers. We got thrown into practicing and lighting and staging and all that jazz. I cannot describe the feeling of being in those choir seats. I have been in the conference center countless times but never have I once been on the other side of the pulpit. Walking past that historic pulpit, I was overcome with the spirit. I realized how many amazing people have stood at that spot and poured out their testimony to the congregation, and really to the world. 

During the broadcast it was so fun to look out to 22,000 people and potentially 6 million watching all over the world. Emi and I kept pinching each other's legs because we just couldn't believe it. After the broadcast ended people started to leave the conference center, but the choir waited until most of the people left. Sister missionaries' moms were running up as close as they could and trying to get the attention of their daughter. It was hard to see people's faces from so far away, and the bright lights weren't helping. You knew once a sister found her mom because she would just burst into uncontrollable tears. I patted a few girls on the back while they signed and waved to their moms. I kept scanning and scanning the audience because I knew my mom would be there! I figured she was in one of the top balconies so I didn't search too hard. Then all of the sudden, two little blonde women caught my eye as they were waving like crazy people. I kept watching them and then they started copying my movements. It took me all but 2 seconds to figure out it was Haley and her mom Krissy. I became one of those crying sisters. I waved and laughed and cried with Haley from afar. After going in the dressing room and gathering my things, we walked outside to board the buses, and then BAM HALEY HUTCHINS. I ran like a fool to her and just hugged her for who knows how long. It was so fun to see her and visit for the short time we did. It made everything worth it! When we got back on the bus, WE FOUND EMI'S CAMERA!! Prayers work, people. 

On Sunday, the Swedish sisters and I watched the relief society broadcast on We laughed so hard when we saw ourselves on camera. We all realized we kinda looked like dorks, but hey, YOLO! 

Also on Sunday it was the Nords and Swedish missionaries' last day here at the MTC. It was so bittersweet. Luckily it was testimony meeting, so we all got to say a few things. The spirit was amazing! Sunday night was when I had to say goodbye to everyone. It was SO HARD! All 13 Norwegian missionaries sat in a small room and kinda had a pre-game pep talk, if I can call it that. There was not a dry eye in there; It was such a cool thing that I got to experience. 12 eighteen-year-old young men talking about how grateful they were for their time at the MTC and for each other. While shaking all of their hands goodbye, tears just kept coming down my face. They all laughed at me but I didn't care. It was half because they were leaving me behind, and half because I knew I would never be in the MTC with that same group ever again. All I could be was grateful for the time I have had with them here. 

Yes, I also had to say goodbye to the four Swedish sisters I have been living with. That goodbye was a little bit more even on the tears. We were able to say one last group prayer together and we actually got to hug. They are all going to be amazing! I am so excited that they are all in Norway and Sweden now and I cannot wait to join them shortly. 

My new companion is a solo sister going to Denmark. She arrived just 6 days ago, and guess what? She went to Olympus!! So funny. Her name is Kara Henderson and she is doing fabulous. The new Norwegian and Swedish sisters come on Wednesday so I will get to be with all of them and hopefully help them out as much as I can. 

I don't have much more to say but that I am doing great. I know that people are doing all they can to get me to Norway so all I can do is use my study time wisely and have a good attitude. I love all of you guys. Thank you for all of your sweet notes and for your prayers. I am still at main campus, and have the same address until I get notified otherwise. 

With Love, 

Søster Frampton



Hello people,

So I was informed this morning that me and one other elder in our branch have not received our visas. Unfortunately, our whole branch flies out on Monday so I will not be joining them. Also unfortunately for me, everyone leaves work at 4:45, I do not have a cell phone, mtc travel office is terrible at communication, and no one works until Monday morning at 9am. I am sure that you can imagine my frustration. In my mailbox tonight I received a paper telling me that I have permission to make one phone call to the Norwegian Consulate to talk to them myself about my visa. The first thing I was wondering is, "I turned in my visa application in May, why am I the one trying to figure out what the problem is? I feel like I am doing someone else's job." The second thing I noticed is that the Norwegian Consulate is only open from 9am-3pm, which is 1am-7am UTAH TIME. So I am still deciding if I am going to call at one in the morning or at six in the morning tomorrow. 

Anyway, the fact of the matter is I am stuck here in the mtc. Our branch is moving to the West Campus on Tuesday right before the new Norwegian and Swedish missionaries arrive on Wednesday. I will be moving with them! If I do not have a visa by next Friday I will be reassigned for 6 weeks to a state side mission. 

As hard as this has been for me all day to realize I am not traveling with everyone, I am really trying to stay positive. For the relief society meeting tomorrow, we are singing "I will go where you want me to go" and it could not apply more to my situation. I have prayed all day, not for my visa, but for the attitude to get me through this and keep a smile on my face. 

All I ask is that you would keep me in your prayers. I will keep you updated with the information that I know and that they give me. I am so sad that I won't be calling and all of my friends will be, but again, my time will come. 

The miracle doesn't come until after the trial of your faith, right? 

Love you, 

Hei hei alle!

 I have made it! This is my final week of MTC food, no girl companions, and the land of the free. I have received my travel plans, but will not receive news about my visa until this Friday. PLEASE keep my visa in your prayers. Let's hope everyone has done their job thus far so I can get to where I am going on time! If all goes as planned, I fly Monday morning from SLC to Dallas, to London and then to OSLO! 

So last week I was able to be a host missionary! It was so much fun. The first missionary I hosted was Sister Jeong. She is from Korea, going to Korea but had to fly here to get missionary training for just 10 days! Crazy, huh? She speaks about 5 words of English but we communicated mostly through sign language we made up. We run to greet each other every time we see one another. We even took a picture together, peace signs and all. The second girl I hosted is one of my friends from BYU I forgot that she came into the MTC that day and it was complete chance that I got to host her! Cute Gretta Lybert is going to Portugual, it was so much fun catching up with her. The last girl I hosted was not so fond of the whole MTC idea. The second her mom got out of the car she said to me, "I got a missionary here who is about to throw up. Good luck!" Sister Young is going to Houston, TX! I was able to talk to her about Texas a little and hopefully calm her nerves. Mom and Dad, you both know how I played bellboy when I was a child... I got to take sisters' bags and show them to their rooms all over again. It was a dream come true. I CANNOT WAIT to host my cute cousin Alisha, who is going to Little Rock, this week.

Saturday was a special day here at the MTC. As I am sure you can imagine, 99% of missionaries here are BYU fans so that is all people were talking about that day. Picture me in my group of 12 eighteen year-old Nords talking stats and lineups and football history THE WHOLE DAY. It was awesome for the first 5 hours and then it kind of got old. At night everyone sat outside and just listened to the cheers from the stadium. Some missionaries claimed that they could hear the announcer, but there was no way. The night became especially exciting when elders were trying to climb trees to see the jumbo-trons. Anyway, I was able to figure out the outcome of the game the first 3 minutes of my leadership meeting with my branch president on Sunday. He was not in the bet of moods. haha! 

I cannot tell you how excited I am for the relief society broadcast this Saturday! I actually get to sit in the choir seats and sing for the whole world!!!! Not to mention, leave Provo for a couple of hours and enjoy my favorite city! We have had choir practice EVERY morning for the past week and will continue to do so until the performance. Be sure to write me and tell me how it sounds, ok? The only down side of the whole thing is that the 70 year old mtc relief society presidency is in charge of our outfits. Oh dear, is all I can say. The second one of them said, "jewel tones" I just put my head in my hands. Couldn't we all get sweaters from j.crew or something??? haha! When you see me on the big screen in my red button-up collared shirt just know that if I was in charge, things would be different. 

I have one final "MTC secret" for ya'll. This week I am going to explain a little something called, uncooked chicken. Ever since I was dropped off here my protein intake has been cut drastically. I do not trust mass produced meat so I just choose not to partake. One day last week I decided to make a salad and add some boneless chicken wings that they were serving. It was quite yummy and I was proud of myself for going out on a limb with the meat. It wasn't until someone in the cafeteria yelled, "DON'T EAT THE CHICKEN" that I realized it was definitely uncooked. I will save you the awful details of my next half hour, but everyone was so disgusted and lost their appetites SO FAST. Don't worry, no one got sick and no one died. I am still alive, but very looking forward to my cafe rio salad that is waiting for me at the SLC airport.

Other than my MTC secrets, I really have loved it here. My teachers are amazing as well as all the elders. Besides the fact that they are going to Sweden, I absolutely love the girls that I am bunked up, also. I have learned so much about the gospel and so much Norwegian. I feel so blessed that I have been here for the last 6 weeks and it will be a little sad to leave. I am nervous to be the new missionary again over in Norge, but I know that is where I am supposed to be. I am SO fired up and motivated to share the gospel with as many people as I can. Everyone deserves to know the truth and to have the joy that we all have. 

I was reading in D&C 31 this week and realized that that section can be applied to my mission so easily! v. 3 "Lift up you heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed , and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation." v. 13 "Be faithful unto the end, and lo, I am with you."  I love the work that I am doing and cannot wait for my  very cold, but amazing adventure on the other side of the world. 

Thank you so much for the love and the prayers. I love all of you so much and am so grateful to have you in my life. Good luck to my beast of a dad who is running his 31st marathon in 10 days! Kill it! 


Sister Frampton 

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