Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Oh My Gosh I Made It!!!

I made it guys, I made it through the transfer. I didn't kill anyone. 

Ok so my pet peeve as a missionary is when someone asks me my first name and then someone else goes "Her first name is Sister!" And then laughing ensues. Yeah I haven't heard that one before, you're real funny, let me just smack you across the face with a Book of Mormon. 



this week was a week filled with service. There's a super cool family called the Lyman family that we helped out, we painted their whole house pretty much. I love painting, it was a lot of fun. We give service at a food closet every week here in auburn. So we did that. Plus we helped people move stuff. I got to wear pants so much this week and it made me so happy. 

I had to say goodbye to a lot of people, which sucks a lot. But I know that where I'm going I'm gonna be happy and be able to make more relationships with people. 
It's weird to think that the next time I'm packing I'll be going home. Ok. What. 

We had a lesson with Danielle again this week, we talked about the sabbath day and how to keep it holy. She kept telling us how much she loves church and how much she loves being a member since she was baptized back in July. I am gonna miss her so much. She is a few months pregnant, and I am coming back to see her baby oh wow. 

Friday was our car fast day (haha kill me) and we went on splits with our relief society presidency since we can't use our car on a car fast day haaaaaa it's awful, I mean it's a huge blessing. I got to say goodbye to a 97 year old lady who is my hero in life, her name is Melba. She's the cutest person in the whole world and I wanna be her when I grow up. 

Saturday was our wards temple day! Lake of the pines had a ward temple day and we got to go, and it was awesome. It was nice to be able to go as my last hurrah with the ward. I am gonna miss these people a LOT. 

Sunday was a day filled with goodbyes. I think that's the hardest part of the mission. You are a missionary and you are filled with such a Christlike love for all of these people and them you have to leave them. You leave a bit of your heart in each of your areas. You are obligated to come back and visit these people. Not coming back isn't an option. If you don't it's like abandoning your family, because these people are your family now. 

I love my mission. I really do. I love the fact that for 18 months I'm called to serve the lord. I have such a testimony of that. I know that what I am doing is the best thing for me right now, and I wouldn't trade my experiences I've had for anything in the world. As hard as a mission is, it is so worth it. 

I am going to Chico with Sister Memmott. I have served around her already and I adore her. She's amazing. 

This will be my last area before I go home, guys. Final boss round. Let's do this. 

I love you all. Thank you for the support you've given me. I could not do this without you people in my life. 


Sister Ginn 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Onward To Week Five

Two more weeks left of the transfer. I'm already excited to see what's gonna happen next.

I'll make this email short today, we are going on a hike early this morning so that will be fun. a member is taking all the missionaries.
I'm pretty excited.

Well, this week was kind of a slow week but that's fine. I am playing the piano for a special relief society activity that is happening this coming Saturday, so I've been doing rehearsals and practicing as much as I can for that.

We had a good lesson with a less active named Sister Jolley. She is such a sweetie, she's older and even though she has a testimony of the church, she won't do anything with it. She tries hard to have that faith, she just doesn't act on it. We read the Book of Mormon with her and she loves it. I love her.

We had MLC this week, and I was able to see a lot of old friends that I hadn't seen in so long. It was awesome. I hope it was my last mlc though. As much fun as I've had being a sister training leader, I'm kind of ready to drop and just be a regular missionary. I just wanna be senior companion my last three transfers. We will see.

I got a priesthood blessing this week by one of my ward mission leaders, Brother Young. I really needed it. I am so grateful for the priesthood, I would not be here today without it. If you ever need a blessing, GET ONE. You won't regret it.

We went on exchanges Saturday! I went to Nevada City with Sister Rosa, who is the cutest Indonesian I've ever met. She is also the only Indonesian I've ever met. We had a lesson with an old Catholic lady named Marlene who was the sweetest person I have ever met in my life.
She is 83 and she is from a family that had ten kids. She made sure to tell us that at least five times. Oh my gosh she is so cute, she kept saying she would never convert to Mormonism but what she doesn't know is that she can be converted in the spirit world. She probs will. I can't wait to see her in the afterlife. I love old people so much.

Sunday was kind of long, as much as I love the Lake of the Pines ward and Alta Sierra ward, I am also ready to stop covering two wards. I am so worn out on Sunday's that I come home and take a two hour nap.

I am enjoying my mission a lot, but I am also getting to the point where I am just tired. Not physically, mostly mentally and spiritually. I'm gonna keep working and doing what I can though, my 14 month mark is this week. Pray for me y'all. I haven't killed anyone yet so that's a huge accomplishment.

I am so grateful for the prayers that have been given on my behalf.
This week was very difficult for me. I have felt your prayers as I learn to take it one second at a time.

I love you all so much.


1. This is elder Behr and he is quite possibly the best person in the world ok 2. SISTER WATSON I LOVE YOU HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS 3. Sister Singer is bae 4. Some of my favorite elders 5. East coast y'all

5 and 1/2. Yes hello this is elder Forson my favorite elder in the California Roseville mission 6. Sister Rosa 7. The beautiful mountains of Nevada city. Also sister rosa

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I Made It Through the Week Without Killing Anyone

I made it through the week without killing anyone. Yeah.

Ok let me start off this email with saying I have never played basketball in my life. I have played so much basketball on my mission it's not even funny, oh my gosh. I suck, but it's fun.

Anyways. This week we had a lesson with Danielles sons, Josh and Jeremy. Josh is 11 and Jeremy is 4. Josh is learning more and more about the church and really likes it. He is also my bff and whenever we go to Danielles house we play basketball together. Jeremy likes to play army games, he calls it "sniper" and I'm usually the bad guy he shoots down. I love those two boys so much.

We had zone conference this week! It was so good to see some of the missionaries there. I SAW SISTER WALL. I LOVE HER SO MUCH, YOU DONT EVEN KNOW.


Zone conference was good, we talked about how important it is to use members in our everyday missionary work. It's important, y'all. Do it.
Invite those you know to do someTHING. You don't have to invite someone to church. Just invite them to your house for dinner, even without the missionaries, so that they can feel the spirit that is in your house. It will make people wonder what is different about us. Do random acts of service. Be like Christ. We can all do it if we work together, we as missionaries cannot do it ourselves.

There's a stake relief society activity coming up soon, and I am playing all the musical numbers for it on the piano. That's gonna be gr8, m8. The person in charge is named Sister Fricke, and she has about the same lever of sarcasm as I do, so we get along. I love her a lot. I really do have two great wards, I love lake of the pines and Alta Sierra.

I've thought a lot about my role as a missionary this week. I guess you could say I had a missionstential crisis. Our job is to teach others and help people come closer to Christ. Yeah, we find a long the way, but that is not our primary purpose. Finding people to teach is honestly the job of the members. We do it because no one else does it.
We have over 100 people in each of the wards I am serving in, and you're telling me not a single person has had a referral to us for over three months? No one they know is ready to hear the gospel? Bull.
Someone is always ready. Like I said, simply just invite people to do things so they can feel the spirit.

Ok I'll get off my soap box.

Another thing that has happened is I have realized how real depression is. Sometimes that is how Satan gets us. It's how he gets me. I've also realized how important it is to get help when you need it. That's what parent are for. Church leaders. President and Sister Marston.

It's been a really hard week for me, guys. I'm not doing so great. I made it another week. That's all I want to focus on right now.

I know Christ loves me. He is our savior and he knows how I am feeling. He knows me perfectly. Without him, I am nothing.

We went on exchanges this week, and I went with a greenie. It is so weird to know that as of right now, I am one of the oldest sisters in the mission. That is mind blowing.

I love you all very much. I couldn't do this without your constant love and support for me. Thank you for all the things you do for me.


1. That's Alex Fricke, she's awesome and left for Utah this week. HI ALEX IF YOURE READING THIS 2. Went on exchanges with Sister Dee! She's from Utah and loves anime 3. I don't think I scared her too bad 4. Sister wall is