Transfers were this week and sister wall and I were staying together!
I am so pumped, sister wall and are excited to be together 6 more weeks. We have gone through many theory discussions about lord of the rings and Harry Potter and just recently we found out that as kids we were both obsessed with the Barbie movies so this transfer is gonna be good. We also have one of our investigators on date for baptism. Guess who it is? DANIELLE. yep she told us she wants to be baptized after meeting with our mission president and that she wants to have the Holy Ghost to help her in her life. Um, ok. Yes. We can do that. We had a really good week. We're all jazzed up, especially with our lesson with Danielle.
Anywho, so my trainer came to see me! Rylee is adorable. I love her.
She surprised me last Monday and came to visit me with her mom. Oh my gosh I had the best trainer in the world. It was so good to see her.
We went on exchanges this week and I went with Sister Rosa, who is from Indonesia. She doesn't speak a lot of English, and it was interesting to have a companion from a foreign country for the day.
She's actually really sassy and I like her a lot. No one was home at all the whole day except this one less active who sister wall and I had been trying to contact forEVER. Her name is Wendee. We pulled up to the house and knocked on the door and she told us she wants to quit smoking and come back to church. Ok. We can help with that. Oh wow the tender mercies of God are gr8, m8.
Ok so get this, we had a little extra time before we went to dinner Friday night. We decided to try tracting this street in the only neighborhood in our entire area. We get to the first house, knock, and we are shut down hard. K fine sucks for you buddy, you're missing out on salvation. We knock on the second house and this lady invites us right in before either of us say a word. Her name is Pam. She was talking to us like she knew exactly who we were. She just moved to California from Georgia and she had the most amazing southern twang I've ever heard. You people have no idea how much I miss southern accents. Anyway, I was convinced this lady was a member of the church.
I asked her if she was, and turns out she isn't. What. We talked to her for like thirty minutes. Her husband walks in and greets and is so nice to us. He goes to the kitchen, comes back out, and hands sister wall and I our own case of root beer. Double what. We talked to the couple about family history and they were both super interested and want to learn more about how we can help them start their own family history. THE HECK. THIS WAS A MIRACLE. They told us we could come by whenever we wanted. Are. Are you serious. What even happened. That was one of the coolest experiences I've had on my mission. Sister Wall and I walked out to the car and we were both shell shocked. We get in the car in silence, start driving, and then we start scREAMING AND PRAISING JESUS BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE WERE SO PREPARED FOR US, WHAT EVEN IS LIFE. We listened to the entire track of the lord of the rings and relived the moment for about thirty minutes between the drive from Pams house to dinner.
Missionary work is amazing. It's even more amazing when the lord blesses you with nice people who give you free root beer and want to learn about family history. I don't even care if these people get baptized or not. That was seriously one of the nicest things someone has ever done for me on my mission.
Saturday was a zone blitz in another ward in the Auburn Stake. We blitzed the heck out of the Penn Valley ward. For those of you who know Norwood Truelove who served in this mission a couple of years ago, he served in that ward. The people still remember him and love him so much. It was so cool to be able to talk about him with some of the members there. He made such an impact on those people. Tim and Ann, if you're reading this, please tell Norwood that the people of Penn Valley still love him and talk about him all the time. He is a legendary elder there.
I went on splits with a sister named Sister Price for the blitz. She let me go to her house, let me pet her car, and got me Taco Bell haha.
It was a great day.
Jesus Christ is my savior, I know it without a doubt. I taught gospel principles again and we talked about the gospel and how it blesses our lives. I love my Heavenly Father so much. I love you all so much. You are all my rock.
With eternal love for all your souls,
Sister Caroline Ginn