Thursday, August 11, 2016

Being A Missionary Means Free Food

Let me explain.

Every night, we as missionaries get fed by a different member. We don't have to do the dishes, even though we offer every time. We sometimes get paid for when we go into restaurants by random members we don't even know. There's a free Froyo place here for missionaries that is owned by a member. We get free clothes, money given to us, and get our groceries bought for us sometimes.

This is the only time in my life that I will ever be fed a free meal every single day of my existence and I am taking full advantage of that. Therefore, that means that once you get your nametag, you automatically qualify for free food all the flipping time. Unless you serve in a poor area. Then you probably starve.

Sister Wall is leaving *loud sobbing* oh I'm going to miss her so much. This transfer has easily been the saddest one of my mission to date. I haven't cared at all about transfers until my friends started going home. Now it seems that all my friends are leaving and I don't know anyone anymore. She is going to Rocklin and I am getting someone named Sister Taylor. She's a little bit older and she is from Canada.
Other than that I have no idea who she is. I'm excited and terrified all at the same time.

This week was good, we saw a LOT of miracles. The best miracle was we were able to see a less  active named Wende Kliver. She is so cool. We had been trying to contact her for ages. We were able to catch her at the right time and we set up a time to go by and see her. We had an amazing lesson. She wants to come back to church, and I found out that she listens to a lot of the same music that I do. She's also into Tim Burton movies and loves creepy stuff, just like me. She asked me if she could still be a Mormon and watch Tim Burton movies and listen to screamo, and I told her absolutely. I am a Mormon, I love Tim Burton, I think horror movies are amazing, and I love heavy metal and screamo music. It brings me so much joy to be able to tell people that they don't have to be perfect to be a Mormon. It was the best lesson I have had in a while, she told us that she definitely wants us back and she thanked us for being so persistent. I have never been thanked for something like that before. I'm excited to teach her. Her daughter is not a member and is interested in baptism, so we will see where that goes.

I said goodbye to lots of my missionary friends this week. It was kind of a sad week.
But it was happy at the same time.

We had MLC again this week and president Marston told us about how we need to try to live our mission with no regrets. I love that, because so far I have no regrets at all about anything I have done on my mission. I have learned something every day, and while I might not love it all the time, I don't regret it. The savior lived with no regrets because he knew what he was doing was righteous and from God.
This is how I should live as a missionary. I am doing my best every day and I am growing into the daughter of God my Heavenly Father wants me to be.

Danielle bore her testimony for the first time ever on Sunday as an official member. It was short because she got nervous and she quickly got off the stand, but she did it! We were so proud of her, sister wall and I wanted to scream. It was awesome. Yeah. Baptisms.

That's about it, I don't want to talk about anything else. Love you guys!

Sister Caroline Ginn

1. the auburn zone. We're freaking weird 2. At mlc, this is the original Lincoln zone 3. Elder sweet, he went home this week 4. Citrus Heights zone, my first zone 5. Elder Argyle went home as well, he is one of my favorite elders I've ever had 6. Elder shepherd went home too, excuse me as I cry. Best zone leader ever.

7. Sister wall and I packing her things

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