Monday, July 28, 2014

7/28/14 Week #1

  well its my first week here in texas!!my area is Huffman which is 30 mins. from the mission home which is nice. my address is

8311 FM 1960 E
Atascocita TX, 77346

        I would love to receive some letter and packages!!!;) so my first day I got here it was pretty over whelming..... I was at the mission home and everyone was so tried that they finally let us all take a nap. the mission president and his wife are just the sweetest thing ever. They didn't really know what they were doing since their new so there was a lot of people to help them out. the humidity here is..... whats the word, HOT but its ok because I have both a bike and a car so in the morning and night my companion and I ride bikes and in the day time when its hot we drive our car.

       The next day I found out who my companion was. Her name is Sister McPherson she is just the cutest girl and shes always happy. She has about 6 more months on her mission and then she goes home or as I have learned out here in the mission she gets killed off..... pretty sad huh? ya I know. hahah anyways I found out that you can only write on your P day which doesn't give me that much time so sorry if it takes a couple of weeks for me to respond back but I DO want the letters so send them!!! one other cool thing about my companion is we are like twins. were both left handed, we are obsessed with sugar, we love all the same kinds of food, we both love to talk to stangers which is a good thing, and she is from north Dakota.

       my first full day here on my mission we were teaching this lady named Claudia and I invited here to be baptized and she said YES!! it was awesome!! she going to be baptized on 8/23/2014
then theres this girl names Cindy she used to be a skin head and did all these carzy things she has tattoos everywhere but we invited her to be baptized on Friday and she said yes and then her had her kids came to church and so did this other lady/ investigator named lynell it. it has been an amazing week and we now have 4 baptisms in the month of august so that cool huh!?

       well I don't have anymore time or else I would tell you more, but I want you to know that I love you all and I cant wait to hear from you. the church is true tell your friends and then remember how blessed you are.

                                                           love, sister Turpin
ps. I hate the bugs here.
pps. but I still havnt seen a cockroach so that's good!:)
ppps. and so far I havnt had any weird food so that's also good!:)

I love you all stay safe and remember who you are. you are all children of God.

Monday, July 21, 2014

7/21/14 Arrival

well my first area is Huffman!:) I love it here! its so amazing and the people are all so kind!! my first night I got here when I had to stay at the mission home I got really home sick specially because I was the only sister and all the others sisters were Spanish speaking so none of them really spoke to me but since then when I got my new companion I have been great!! I love me companion we are like twins mom twins!! haha we keep forgetting to take pictures so hopefully we will be better at that this week and next week you will get more pictures. my address is

8311 FM 1960 E #1413
atascocita, TX 77346

I love the socks so you should send me some more if that's ok for my flats, and I will be sending a box home full of things that I brought that I don't need ok? I love you so much!! your the best mom ever!! tell everyone I say hi and I want them to send me some pictures either in letters or on the computer. tell dad I say hi and to write me and tell Lynda and everyone at the shop hello for me. I love you!!

                                                       love, sister turpin

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

7/16/14 MTC

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 so I have lasted one week in the mtc. what can i say? I have loved it. I have two companions named sister scott who is from kays ville utah, and sister Dahle who is from Portland Oregon. they are both going to the north carlolina mission so I'm the only sister in my district or zone that is going to the Houston Texas mission.

     I leave the mtc on Monday the 21st at 4:05 am and my plane leaves at 9:20 am so i will be staying at the airport for a couple of hours. 

     I have 6 elders in my district and they are all going to the same mission as I am so I'm trying to get to know them really well so when I arrive in Houston i will be able to have some friends:) some cool things that have happen while my time in the mtc have been memories that i will never forget. one of them being, my companion sister Dahle asked the elders in our district to give her a blessing last night because she has been having a hard time sleeping, so they all came together and to give her a blessing and mind you they had only once ever before this given a blessing to someone else, but when they all came together to give her that blessing you could just see how they all had the same faith and purpose to be able to help out sister Dahle. I started to crying just thinking about how blessed I am to know that if I am ever in need of a blessing or anything in general that the priesthood would be able to help me out with that. 

     I love being here at the mtc, and i have loved getting to know my two companions, i will miss them dearly when it is time to go our own ways, i am so blessed that i get to go out and serve my heavenly father for 18 months.

     Mom thank you sooo much for all of your packages they have been such a great help and they make my day! Dad i cant believe you wrote me a HAND WRITTEN LETTER!!!!!!! like wow! i couldn't believe it!!! it was amazing!! thank you so much for your love and support.

     I want to invite all of you who read this to get down on your knees tonight and TRULY talk to your heavenly father, he loves you and wants to hear from you!, i know this church is true, i wouldn't be here right now if it wasn't!! and i am so blessed to know that i can directly go to my heavenly father and speak to him about anything and everything. i love you all and i hope next week i will remember more of what happened so that you can get some more information into what is happening in my life. i love you all, the church is true, tell your friends.

                                                                                  love, sister Turpin