Read the bumper sticker that I read this week. California is a crazy place I must say. I’m not coming home anytime soon, but please don’t move here. There are enough people here.

It’s been a slow week this week for us. Christmas season has left a lot of people busy and we’ve been made busy with other missionary things as a result of it.

On Thursday after we had district meeting, we went Christmas caroling as a district to some people (members & investigators) in one of the Burbank wards for knockout. It was super cool and everyone we met were very touched.

Friday, on request of the assistants, we went up to the mission office to prepare a script for our upcoming mission Christmas party. We’re writing the California San Fernando Mission style of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (and all through the mission…).” Because we were unfinished, we also went up to the mission office again on Saturday.

Saturday was a rough day for me. I’m not sure if it was of something I ate or not, but I woke up with a terrible stomach ache and diarrhea. I thought I would be fine at first and ate breakfast, but as I soon found out, it was not at all a good idea. It left my stomach feeling worse and we basically sat around the apartment all day with exception of going to the mission office and having dinner with a member. I felt better on Sunday and am still feeling fine now, but I am still not that hungry right now and do not have much of an appetite for anything.

We were able to meet with our investigator Jason this week. He is still unable to get out of the house as he [supposedly] has a medical condition that prohibits him from leaving his house much. He has interested in coming to church and visiting with people, but is simply not able to. We’re planning to visit him on Christmas day (and maybe Christmas eve, if time permits) so he won’t feel so lonely. Our investigator Dean who had a baptismal date for the 20th of December (yesterday) has not yet made it to church, so we’ve had to push that back for now.

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