So I’m not sure what God was thinking this week, but he seems to think that I’d make a great district leader, because the Assistants called this week asking me to be the newest district leader in my district. I’m a little nervous about this calling, but I’m sure I’ll do just fine. I guess I have more homework to do now that I have to prepare district meetings.  (A typical district includes 8-12 missionaries, including young Elders, Sisters and/or Senior couples.)

In case you weren’t aware, this week was Christmas. It was a lot of fun as a missionary. We had a giant Devotional/Party as a mission on Christmas Eve Day. We sang carols together and had an ugly Christmas sweater competition, among other things. We then moved on to the chapel where we had a devotional filled with sweet Christmas music of many varieties. There was a choir composed of one of the zones in the mission and I even performed the Hallelujah Chorus. President and Sister Henrie of chorus spoke as well.

On Friday, we went to the Newman’s home to Skype and have Christmas dinner. I got to carve a turkey for the first time! It was a lot of fun and now I just want to bake a turkey and then I feel that I will truly know how to cook. We had a good time together and had a lot of fun playing some card games with them and so on.

We were able to meet with a few of our investigators. Dean still hasn’t been able to get to church, but we’ll keep meeting with him. We also met with Jason and visited with him on Christmas eve and he really enjoyed that. We haven’t been able to meet with our investigator Michael for several weeks, so we won’t be able to get him to baptism by his previously scheduled date.

Both Elder Moon and I were asked to speak in Sacrament meeting, so we did so yesterday. We both spoke about how to do missionary work (surprise, surprise). I also played a quick improvisation on “Called to Serve.” We also had in attendance Elder Gary Wild of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.

Elder Blodgett
California San Fernando Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints