Wednesday, January 11, 2017

For Christmas I Got a 2017 Chevy Malibu

So we got a new car this week. We traveled the two hours down to the
mission office, then thirty minutes out of the mission to a car place,
and we drove off in one of the nicest cars I've ever been in my whole
entire 20 years of existing. I get to drive around in that for the
last five weeks of my mission. Um, absolutely. A whole bunch of other
missionaries came with us to the car place in Sacramento, so it was
this huge adventure. Merry Christmas to me. We drove by the airport
and everyone asked me "How far is that plane, Sister Ginn?" "Its five
weeks away y'all haha I see my mom before all of you" <3 br="" night="" tuesday=""> we went caroling with our ward to a senior home, and that was a blast.
All the residents sang with us and we had cookies afterwards. There's
this cute old lady named barbara sills who is my favorite person
there. She sang the loudest. Christmas is amazing.

Wednesday was district meeting, and that was fun too. We talked about
how we can apply christlike attributes to our lives and how we can
just be better people. Right after district meeting, we had our half
mission Christmas Devotional. I got to see president Marston, and we
sang a ton of Christmas songs with all the missionaries. It was the
last time I was going to see some of those missionaries, and it made
me really sad. President Marston made the statement "Some of you will
never be missionaries again at Christmas time in your lives." Ow. My
heart. That's not a sad thought at all. There was about an hour where
missionaries could stand and bear their testimonies, and I bore mine.
I was actually the last person to do so, and I felt the spirit so
strongly. I love Christmas time, and I love that this season is all
about our savior. I want to take the feelings I have from Christmas
time and take them everywhere else I go for the rest of the year,
until next Christmas.

Thursday was a good day, we spent the day contacting and had a great
lesson with one of our progressing investigators named Robbie! He's
one of my favorites that we teach. He wants to be baptized, he just
needs to make the conscious decision to change some of his habits. We
went into the lesson with a plan, but then of course the spirit said
"lol no do this instead" so we did and it was great and I was so

Friday we did service at this place called The Jesus Center. We helped
a butt ton of homeless people eat food. We prepared the food, made
plates, guided them to their seats, and gave them presents. It was
kind of life changing to see it. I saw so many people licking their
plates clean because they were so hungry. I am so grateful for what I
have, oh wow.  Chico is full of homeless people, and I recognized some
people from the homeless shelter we volunteer at.

I also saw a homeless guy propping his leg up against the table while
watching netflix with his iPhone 7. I love the American government
system and how it works.

Friday night we went caroling as a zone, and what do you know, people
were actually receptive to us! We did it for about an hour, and we
could've gone all night. People were so happy to see us and hear us
sing, this one lady wanted to hug all of us because we made her night.
It was so sweet. I decided that if I fail at life, I will quit
everything to become a full time caroler.

Saturday and Sunday were wonderful! I got to talk to my family in
Christmas and it was awesome. I officially have four weeks left in the
mission, so four weeks until I see my family. I love them so much.
Christmas was awesome, we spent it at a members house and they made us
a turkey dinner. I had a turkey dinner Christmas Eve too. I'm in a
coma for this entire week, just saying.

I love everyone so much. Thank you for always being there for me. You
guys are the best. Thanks for everything and for all the support.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Sister Ginn

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