Monday, October 27, 2014

pranks on pranks

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the decoration that lynda gave me:) i love it by the way and yes i am wearing my footie pjs:)
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sister Crump burnt one of her dressed for her 9 month mark


happy halloween everyone!! 

   well there is one story that i have to share with all of you. So a couple of days ago while sister Crump and i were doing personal study sister Crump went to go use the bathroom so i took this opportunity to go grab this little santa that we have in our apartment. his name is sandy by the way.... anyways i put it right by the door to the bathroom and then ran back to my desk to resume my studying. All of a sudden i heard this yell/ sream followed by an oh my gosh!! haha i had totally just scared sister Crump! haha it was so funny! she then proceeds to tell me that she was going to get me back. a few days passed and everynight the district leader calls to check that we have made it in. (oh random fact, my district leaders name is elder sarchet and we went to efy one year together, how crazy is that) anyways sister Crump was on the phone with him and all of a sudden i hear her say, you want to help me play a prank on sister Turpin? i rushed to her to try to figure out what she was planing on doing but unfortunately i didnt hear anything. i decided that i would just be on my guard all the next day. but when morning came i had totally forgotten all about it. Sister Crump and i woke up at 630 just like always and then went out side to do our exercise. we closed the door behind us and started walking when all of a sudden i heard this noise, so i went back to see if our door had opened up or something because sometimes it does that, i looked around and then my eyes went up wards so look up the stairs and bam!! i saw a pair of feet on the stairs! it scared my to death! i ran to sister crump and said " oh my gosh there is someone up stairs!!" ha we start walking and i look back and there is two guys with hoodies on and i turn back around quickly and say to sister Crump "theres two guys back there!" i try to start walking faster but sister Crump just kept walking slow! i looked back again, the two guys were following us!! i was like, "who would be up at 630 in the morning!?" i look back again and they were still following us, i then thought to myself, what if they are going to rape us!! sister Crump and i turned the corner, and i yelled "RUN!!" haha i then took off as fast as i could and sister Crump was right behind me finally i stopped running and said " i think we lost them!!" we started walking doing our workout and sister Crump just kept looking back! i asked her why she kept looking back and then after about 5 mins i realized, everything just clicked in my head and i yelled out loud, "are those the elders!?" haha sister Crump then started busting out laughing. sister Crump totally got me!! haha i started laughing to and we started to walk back to our apartment to find the elders. i guess Sister Crump had asked them to just wear all black and then during our workout to just follow us like creepers and let me tell you it totally worked!! haha so you will have to give me ideas of how i can get sister Crump back. well i love you all! sorry i have to get off but i want you to all know that i love you!!

love, sister Turpin 

Monday, October 20, 2014

one week down

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 look how long my hair is getting!! im so excited to see how long it will be when i get home!
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last day together with sister McPherson meant eating at dennys!


hey everyone!:)

    well this week started out a little rough! haha not in a bad way at all but i got a new companion named sister Crump and i had heard a lot of rumors about her so i was very nervous but in the end everything has been just great:) haha the week started out rough because i had to lead out the area and it was stressing me out! like really!! i would barely eat anything and i would start feeling sick cause i was that nervous! i actually cried the first two nights that sister Crump and i were put together but luckly sister Crump was so nice about it and she would just hold me and let me know that i could lead out the area and that i was doing a good job. i can tell that sister Crump is a good missionary and i am excited to see where things will take us! all of last week we were trying to do every little that right and be perfectly obedient and i know even though we didnt teach that many lessons we got a lot of return appointments and last night we found a family so we will be going back today to start teaching them! their name is the Garza's the mother speaks spanish and the kids speak english so we are going back tonight to see how things go but we might have to change this familly over to the hermanas to teach just because of the wife but we will see! sister Crump and i also found this lady named Mary Lee and she said we could come back so we should be seeing her sometime this week as well! that means that if everything goes through as planed we will have 7 new investagators and i only know that we had so many blessing because we were being so obedient and diligent! 

   yesterday one of our investagators Debbie came to church. Sister Crump and i had to leave after sacrament though because sister Crump had a baptism in her last area which was woodville and woodville is about 2 hours away from huffman and the baptism was at 1230 but luckly Debbie was ok with us leaving and we made sure that there were people all around to watch over debbie. we actually asked Cindy to fellowship debbie and everything went so great! this week turned out to be such an amazing week with so many blessing and miracles. And even though sister McPherson is gone and i thought i was totally going to ruin this area i have learned that as i stay obedient, work hard and be diligent, and have faith everything will work out:) i love you all so much! thank you for all that you do! your amazing! everyone should go look up the talk " beware of pride"! it is such an amazing talk and i think everyone could benefit from it:) once again i love you all! have a wonderful day! remember you are all children of our loving heavenly father who loves you all so much!!:) 

love, sister Turpin

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

transfers

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 i stuffed 10 big fat grapes in my mouth when i was at the misbachs home
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this is my view everyday as we drive over the bridge
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kaitlyn's baptism and were teaching her mom right now who is in that picture:)


hey everyone!

    well this last week was a crazy week! tuesday i was sick and so sister McPherson insisted that i stayed in and slept so that i could get better so all day long i did nothing!! just kidding, no we did a lot of crafts and ate a lot of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins that we made monday during p-day. and slept! yep then thursday we got to go to the church and watch the movie "meet the mormons" it was so good!!! like ahhh!! haha everyone needs to go and see this movie if they havent already. friday was zone conference and the zone leaders and sister training leaders did such a great job! like wow! there meeting was all about how we were called from god to come down to the texas houston east mission and find those people that god has been specifically been preparing for us. and how we need to be bold in inviting people to repentance because we have so many people to back us up. i loved it! then saturday was transfer calls. i guess the AP's call the zone leaders and then the zone leaders call the district leaders and then the district leaders call the missionaries and tell them who is getting transfered. when we got that call that night we found out that sister McPherson was getting transfered and that i was going to have to lead out the area.... how scary is that!!!? ya sister McPherson and i stayed up almost all night long crying and then we had to wake up at 5 the next morning to go to a ward council meeting that was at 630 so that sucked! then a little bit of sunday and all of monday sister McPherson had time to pack her stuff up which was so weird! today was transfer meeting and how we do it in this mission is all the missionaries and their companions go to the stake center and theres this video that plays and afterward President Drake stands up and starts reading off who your companion is going to be and the area that you are going to serve in so ya! we dont know anything until tuesday. So i now have a new companion named sister Crump she is from highland utah and has been out for about 9 months now. She seems very sweet and nice but im a little nervous because i have heard that she is not that obedient and stuff so we will see how things go!! wish me all good luck and pray that we will get along and work well together because im going to need it! anyways i love you all so much!! oh ya! i almost forgot!! kaitlyn got baptized this saturday and things went really well! but i love you all! thank you for all that you do for me! i very much appreciate it:)

love sister Turpin

Monday, October 6, 2014

conference weekend

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sister McPherson and i like to stick grapes in our mouths:)

howdy yall!

   hahah unfortunately i haven't said the word ya'll yet but we will see;) a lot of things happened this week. Monday was exchange day, and once again i had to lead out the area! im guessing they did that probably so that i could get comfortable doing it since this will probably be my last week with sister McPherson and my 12 weeks of training will be done! its crazy to think that i have already been out for about 3 months now!! i feel like only yesterday i came out and the time is just going by WAY to fast. but exchanges went really well! other than our gas was almost out so we went to go fill it up and the card wasn't working!! i started to panic a little but we said a prayer and god totally answered it. the power of prayer is so amazing! 

   the rest of this week was crazy! we had to investigators that were going to come to the first session of conference on Saturday but then Thursday we found out that they would not be showing conference at the church because the satellite was broken. we then started calling all of these people to see if they were going to be home for the morning session of the Saturday conference, we asked about 7 or 8 people and they all so no except for one!! she said she would pick them up and everything was going great! Friday night we called our investigators to just make sure one more time and they were both good. Saturday morning came and sister McPherson and i were doing our companion studies when we received a call from one of our investigators named Debbie,( she is one of the ones who was going to watch conference) she said "sorry girls i am going to have to cancel because i need to watch my grand kids"............... ya soooo that just happened!! then sister Hemming (the sister that said that it would be ok for our investigators to watch conference at there house) calls and says "Claudia (the other investigator who was supposed to watch conference) isnt home...." it was so embarrassing!! sister McPherson and i were so upset and sad. but we went over to sister Hemmings and watched the first part of conference with her. then the second session we went over to the Misbachs and helped sister Misbach paint her kitchen while we listened to conference. 

  sunday  we went over to the misbachs and watched the first session and then they feed us lunch and then we went over to the stewarts for the second session and watched that with them and then they feed us dinner. ya they feed us brisket, which i dont see what the big deal is... it tastes just like roast beef. but i wasnt feeling good all day yesterday so they were so nice to let me take a short little nap after conference while they were cooking dinner. as you can tell in the pictures... haha

   we will be having a baptism this saturday for the 11 year old girl named Kaitlyn. We are so excited for her and it makes it even more exciting because we have been teaching her mom and hopefully her mom will want to follow in her foot step into the waters of baptism as well:) 

   i love the people here!! my ward is amazing!! the last 2 days members have been coming over in the morning to give us breakfast or lunch so it is nice because we are getting feed 2 to 3 times a day but. i hope this will slow down so that i can choose what i want to eat! i love where im at right now, i loved conference, i love the people here, and i love YOU guys so much!! sorry this letter is so random, my mind cant really focus right now because i think im coming down with a little bit of a flu, i love you all though! be safe! share the gospel, keep writing me and i promise i will write you back. remember who you are! you are all children of god.

i love you all!! love, sister Turpin