NORWAY0176 OsloPilestredet Park 30 #5My new address:Søster FramptonHa det,Have a fabulous week!The streets of Norway look like a Christmas snow globe right now, and it is breath-taking. I am so grateful to be here. I cannot think of one thing that I could complain about right now. I love being a missionary, I love these people, and I love my Heavenly Father. Being here just feels so right, and I know there will be people that will be blessed because I am here. I pray for all of you every single day. When the times get tough, ALWAYS hit your knees. Heavenly Father knows and cares and LOVES each and every person on this earth.So I am right smack dab in the middle of Oslo, and it is wonderful. Our apartment is this tiny little place with huge windows and it is probably a FORTUNE because it is so central. We get up and go running along the streets of Oslo each morning and I cant even think about how cold or tired I am because everything I look at just seems so surreal. Oh yes, it is very cold here. And the saddest thing is, is that all the locals keep saying how unusually warm it is right now! burrrrr. The sun rises when we are studying, probably around 9am but it just sits on the horizon for SO LONG! It is the weirdest thing I have ever seen, and the sun starts setting around 4pm. It is DARK by 4:30pm and I think it is time for bed... 6 hours later I finally get to climb into bed! haha! it is crazy.President and sister Evans are so fabulous! I feel VERY lucky to be here in Norway working with them. They are perfect for us missionaries. My companion is PERFECT for me. I cannot even tell you. Her name is Mikelle Pyne and she is from Utah and she is my same age. She has been out since April. She is beautiful inside and out! I just know we will be friends for life, we get along so, so well.Halo fra NORGE!!!!I cannot even believe I am sitting in a library in Oslo right now. It does not even feel real. This week has been INCREDIBLE! I do not even know where to start. This email is going to be all over the place while thoughts just pop into my head so sorry if it is just a complete mess!I wish I had a whole page to write about food. The food here is perfect. Everything is fresh and so delicious. I am also glad that I am not a huge chocolate fan, because then I would be in trouble. But last night we made salmon with nothing but just a little lemon pepper and it was TO DIE FOR!!!We have AMAZING investigators right now that are so prepared for the gospel in their lives. We have a baptism on Saturday of a 16 year old boy named Adrian. He actually does not talk, so all of his lessons have been written!! He is so neat. He talks at home, and he is seeing a counselor about it, but he is READY for the water. We actually set a baptismal date for Nov 30 last night with these 2 Swedish twins! They are hilarious, and we are able to speak English with them so that is good with me! We are teaching a Chinese man named Wang who has been meeting with missionaries for like 3 years, but he actually just started making progress! Tonje is another one of our investigators and she is a street hip hop dancer. She is SOOO GREAT! She wore a studded leather jacket and a Boston Red Sox hat to church on Sunday. We are meeting with two new investigators this week too, so keep us in your prayers! NORWAY IS SEEING MIRACLES!!!
People here are STUNNING. I have never seen so many beautiful and classy people in my life. I just wish I could understand them!! I will say something in Norwegian to start talking to them then they will just start talking in English because they know I just struggle! Its all good though, I am definitely grateful that they all speak English, and do not worry I WILL MASTER THE LANGUAGE! Talking about the language, it was the primary program on Sunday here in Norway and I almost cried like 10 times. LITTLE KIDS SPEAKING NORSK IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD!!!! I wish I could have filmed it and had you all see what I am talking about!