MAY 6, 2015 - NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

Week #34 - Spreading Christmas Cheer for All to Hear

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Texas!

So this week was so wonderful!  We have had so much fun caroling with our District and Zone leaders!  And we had lots of opportunities to share "A Savior is Born!"

This week we had a really cool experience.  We had some finding time on our hands so we silently sat and pondered where the Lord would send us. I keep seeing the word "Meadows" in my head and Sister Bates said, "There aren't any streets with the name meadow that I know of, but let's check the GPS ..."  The nearest street with anything named "Meadow" was 32 miles away.  So we started driving ... and driving ... and then we decided to turn into a certain subdivision.  We turned into it and the third street we saw was named ... Sunlight Meadows Lane .... !!!!  It was awesome ...

We started down the street and no one was home, but we did find a lady who was standing in her front yard.  We approached her and asked if we could sing a Christmas Carol to her, but she replied, "I don't celebrate Christmas..."  We said, "That's okay!  Can we still sing to you anyway?!" She said sure.  We sang "Away in A Manger" and she totally opened up to us.  She explained how she believes in Christ but doesn't celebrate Christmas because the world has made it too commercialized.  We testified to her that the True meaning of Christmas IS Jesus Christ and that we had a message we knew she'd love.  She had to leave to go somewhere, but we gave her a card and she said she would watch it. 

She also asked if she could take our picture to post on her social media sites because she was so blown away that Caroling still exists (and she said she has several friends who are  Mormon and she wanted them to see us.  Haha  We made sure our name tags were clearly visible and let her post away. :)  It was an amazing experience and miracle!

This week was also Mission Conference!  It was sooooo much fun!  Sister Bates and I actually sang for the wholeeeee mission!  We sang "Away in a Manger!"  The spirit was so powerful and "The best way to share Christmas cheer is singing loud for ALL to hear!"

Christmas was great because I was able to Skype my cute family!  It was wonderful seeing all of their wonderful faces!  It feels like just yesterday that we were together and I didn't realize it, but I will hit my half way mark next month...SCARY!  Time is going by waaaay to fast for me.



Being a missionary is so much fun and I'm so glad I have this time to dedicate to the Lord because He has truly given us everything. This season has been great and full of service and love.  We just need to remember to keep the Spirit of Christ with us always! :)

Thanks everyone for the wonderful examples you are to me and everyone else!  I love the gospel and being able to share it 24/7 is such a blessing!

Love you all and stay safe!

Soooo here are some pics! :)
Happy Holidays!

Sister Pinster

Christmas Eve and matching PJs!

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