Christmas as a missionary >

Friends and family!!

Wow. Being a missionary at Christmas is the best thing in the entire
world! On Tuesday we had our Christmas zone conference! It was SO
good!!! Plus I got to see cute Sister Larsen 🙂 we had a talent show
after zone conference and us and south side sang O Little Town of
Bethlehem. We thought it was fitting 🙂 all of us visitors’ center
sisters who were there sang Savior, Redeemer of my Soul. Which is a
song we sang back at the site for our thanksgiving concert. It was so
fun to sing with (almost) everyone again!

Our investigator, B… (I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned him or
not), didn’t come to church again 😦 but we had two AMAZING lessons
with him this week! And he said he is going to come this week! He is
so funny. During one of our lessons he said, “If I’m going to learn
about this, I wanna be all in. I wanna give it a hunnit percent!”
It’s crazy how well the members that have come with us have connected
with him! Seriously people, go teaching with the missionaries!!

Thursday was such a great day!!! We had district meeting. Then our
neighbor who is Catholic but LOVES the missionaries, took us out to
lunch! It was so fun! After that, we went and visited people. In the
evening we had a dinner appointment with a family that is so awesome!!
We had polish food for dinner which was SO good!!!! After that we read
Luke 2 with them and showed A Savior is Born. The spirit was so strong
and the wife was crying and all three of the boys were sitting so
reverently. They are so cute. We committed them to share their
testimonies of the Savior with someone this week. After that the wife
suggested we go caroling! Which was perfect because that’s what we had
planned to do for the evening anyways! So we went down the street to a
less active members house and sang for them. Right after that the
husband and wife shared their testimonies of the Savior and invited
them to come to church again! It was so great I love the people here!

On Christmas we visited members and ate WAY too much food!! Wow. Shout
out to my little brother (who’s actually taller than me) on getting
his MISSION CALL!!!!!! Whoot!! I’m so unbelievably excited for you
Landon! You are going to LOVE your mission!! Thanks for reading it to
me before reading it to the rest of the world(: best Christmas present
ever;)

I’ve been thinking a lot about this past year (And still haven’t set
New Years resolutions…. Oops), and all the things I’ve learned. I’m
so grateful that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I have changed
who I was last January first. Since then I’ve had many, many life
changing experiences. I think the thing that’s changed the most is my
faith in my Savior, Jesus Christ. I didn’t even know what the gospel
was a year ago! I barely had a testimony of the Book of Mormon! I
definitely, definitely, definitely didn’t understand Christ’s
Atonement. I’m grateful for the things I’ve learned and the
experiences I’ve had to help me strengthen my faith and my testimony
in the Lord. Here’s to another year, and lifetime of serving Him!

I love you all and hope you have an amazing week and New Years!

Love you to the moon and back 🙂
Sister Gomm

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Merry Christmas! – Bethlehem #4

Friends and family!!

Hello! Merry Christmas!! I hope you are all finding ways to remember
our Savior this holiday season! We have been trying to talk to
EVERYONE!! We’ve been singing, sharing A Savior is Born and Why We
Need a Savior, and serving others! We are definitely feeling the
spirit of Christ over here in Bethlehem!! I love you all! I hope you
have a Merry Christmas! I know Jesus Christ is our Savior. I know He
needed to come here to perform His Atonement for us. I love this
gospel! Merry Christmas!

Love,
Sister Gomm (:

This is a terrible email, sorry! – Bethlehem #3

Hello friends and family!

This week was crazy! We’ve been finding 24/7! It’s literally all we
do! I’m sorry I don’t have time to write this week. We are on our way
home from the priesthood restoration site! We took a less active man
we’ve been working with! Brother H…, I know I’ve mentioned him
before. He had SO many questions it was great! I was the one who gave
the tour, and boy. I’m pretty sure the spirit was directing me on what
to say the WHOLE time!! Not going over anything from there, or even
thinking about any of it, for the past three weeks, I was nervous to
give the tour, but it turned out well! It was so great to feel the
spirit and testify of something that is so special to me. I love the
gospel. I’m so so so grateful for it. I’m so grateful for the
priesthood. I know it’s here today. I know the Book of Mormon is true.
I know God loves each of us. I hope you all have a great week!

I love you to the moon and back!

Love,
Sister Gomm

Short one this week, sorry mom! – Bethlehem #2

Friends and family!!

I mentioned last week that we were working with a less active man, who
wants to gain a testimony… Wow. He is so awesome! We met with him a
couple of times this past week and he is so funny. We watched the
Christmas Devotional with him last night. He loved it!! He is
progressing so well, it’s so great to see his testimony be
strengthened!

We are just really trying to help this little (actually huge) town of
Bethlehem find the gospel! We have literally no one that we are
teaching right now, so we have been doing TONS of finding! We were
going through the people in our area book during lunch one day and
found someone named D…. He is a potential investigator that the
sisters met but have never actually taught. We decided to go and see
him and when we knocked on the door a woman answered. She was not
happy that we were there at first but once we got talking she went and
got D…. D… came out and E… (the woman) sat on the porch. She
ignored us and we started the conversation with D…. D… told us
that he would love for us to come and teach him and all the sudden
E… is all, “You know, I’m really interested too. Plus, I’ve always
thought it would be cool to go on one of these mission things.” We
told them that they could go as a couple, but they would have to get
married first. E… lit up and showed us her hand with a ring on her
ring finger, “Hey, we’re working on it!!” We set up a return
appointment with them, and we are seeing them later this week! This
was literally an answer to my prayers! I can’t wait to start teaching
them! They are the cutest!!

I’ve been thinking a lot about all of the things I’ve learned since I
started my mission. I went back and wrote down all of the commitments
I’ve been given that I still haven’t done throughout my mission. I
can’t remember if I wrote about this already or not, but it’s my goal
to make myself a “progressing missionary” by fulfilling all of the
commitments I’ve been given. It hasn’t been easy, in fact it’s kind of
overwhelming looking at my list and seeing all of the things I haven’t
done! But it has made the biggest difference so far. My faith has been
strengthened and my love for the gospel has increased sooo much! I’m
so grateful for it, and for Jesus Christ and for all He has done for
each of us.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you to the moon and back!!

Love,
Sister Gomm (: