Monday, November 17, 2014

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Houston City. our as people in texas call it (useton) hahahha

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Sister Crump trying to teach me about politics.

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i get really cold so this is what i look like every morning when we are studying
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howdy everyone!,

    this week was a COLD WEEK! wow! so sister Crump and i decided that we would try to save some miles and walk and bike some places.... lets just say it wasn't the best idea because it was in the 30's and 40's soooo ya and on top of that everyone in Utah told me that it wouldn't get cold down here. but they were wrong! it gets really cold down here!!! haha so unfortunately i listened to the people in Utah and didn't bring any warm clothes out with me. but luckily the members out here are really nice and have let me borrow some of their coats and gloves for the time being:)

     this week sister Crump and i got to go out of our area into the city of Houston because this man who used to be less active was in the hospital. I guess him and his wife used to be members and then got offended and left the church. but after 50 years of being less active brother kendrick's wife died and he decided that it was time for him to come back to church. sister McPherson was the one who helped him come back and it had almost been a year that he had been back so he was going to go through the temple and get sealed to his wife but cancer came out of no where and now it is up in his head. He received the Melchizedek priesthood and then went to the hospital the next day:( sad i know:( we are all hoping that he will be able to get to the temple real quick before he dies so that him and his wife can be sealed but from the look of things it probably wont happen.

    sister Crump and i also started teaching this lady named Lucinda Goode. she likes to go by Cindy though...:) anyways she was a referral and she had referred herself because she works with doterra and the owners of doterra are members and it spiked her interest.Anyways she is a sweet fun lady that is in her 50's. she is so prepared and seems very interested in joseph Smith. We will be seeing her this week on wednesday again so i will have to let you know how things go!! wish sister Crump and i good luck! haha

   So one thing you all should know is that sister Crump loves politics! haha so one day during lunch she sat me down and had to explain everything about politics and how they work! hahaha i dont even know if i still understand everything but i think i kind of do now.... 

    welll i have to go but i love you all!! the church is true, tell your friends and family members! stand for truth! be an example to everyone you see. God loves you and so do I:)

love, sister Turpin

Monday, November 10, 2014

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hello everyone!

   well i first have to start off with saying the mission life is just getting better and better everyday! i love how i get to get out of my comfort zone everyday and go talk to people about the gospel. It is so exciting and nerve racking all at the sametime!

    this week was exchanges and it was my first time i didnt lead out the area on exchange. I went to humble with this sister named sister Stoffrhan. She is the sweetest girl ever! she goes home in about two weeks and she hasnt even gotten trunky yet! she is totally someone that i look up to and i hope that i will be more like her with the hard work and kindness that she has. One thing i have been working on is immediately teaching when i talk to someone on the street so when we were on exchanges thats what we worked on. i know i am really good at talking to people and not making things awkward but i now have to talk to people about gospel things. and while we were walking door to door contacting people we found a dead snake!! my first snake in texas and probably not my last! hahaha

   because i have been working on immediately teaching sister Crump and i were walking to a dinner appointment that we had and we saw these two women talking so obviously we go up and make some light conversation and then immediately start teach and one of the ladys name was shawn. She was being kind of mean to us so finally we left and while we were in the middle of our dinner appointment there was a knock on the door and so this little girl name madi ran to open in. and to our surprise it was shawn!! she had come up to apologize to use!! it was truly a blessing in disguise! haha we were so shocked that we didnt know what to do!! haha but were learned that as long as we are kind and stand on our ground we will see miracles! i love it!!!!

   on monday we had a district pday and went to this park and had a bbq and then went and rode our dbikes:) it was so fun and thats what these pictures are from:) well sorry my letter isnt that good today my mind is kind of going everywhere right now:) well i love you all! thanks for all that you do! remember God loves you and i do too:)

love, sister Turpin 

well i dont know what pictures i put on but enjoy!! love you all!! hahah

Monday, November 3, 2014

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hello everyone!,

    well a lot of things happened this week. Wednesday was our wards trunk or treat/ chili cook off which was really fun! we couldnt really dress up so sister Crump and i just dressed up like each other and switched name tags for the night. Then the atascocita elders and us huffman sisters got to judge the costumes for everyone and there were so many good costumes that we picked three and after we took a picture with the winners because they were that AWESOME! then halloween day all missionaries had to be back in their apartments by 7 so sister Crump and i thought we would have a little party and watch familys can be together forever.... i think that's what the name of the movie was.... anyways it was this funny littly movie that was made in the 80's so as you can probably guess it was very cheesy. Then saturday was the adult session of stake conference and president drake and sister drake came up and spoke. President drake made all the missionaries stand up and then made all of the returned missionaries stand up and then made all of the other people stand up who have a calling in the church. It was amazing because when he asked for all of the returned missionaries to stand up more than half the people stood up. It was a sight to see! he then made everyone sit down and said. " now look you all have a purpose in missionary work, you ALL need to go out and talk to people with out you the missionaries are nothing!" it was crazy! all of the talks that night were on missionary work and how we as members and missionaries can come together and help the lords work show. Right after that they reminded us about day light savings time and how we would be gaining an hour. Sister Crump and i took this to heart and thought " AWESOME! THE ONE DAY IN OUR MISSION WHEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO SLEEP IN!" our alarm clock was on our phone so we just figured that the phone would change at midnight and everything would be good. The next morning the alarm went off at 630 and we woke up and just layed in bed since it was sunday and we dont exercise on sundays..... i then started taking some pictures of sister Crump because it ws freezing in our apartment and she looked funny:) haha we finally got up got ready and then began our studys at 8 we were studying and i decided to look at the phone and to my suprise the time on the phone said 720! i then hurried and called the elders and asked what time it was they then asked me what time i thought it was! i then replied is it 720 or 820 just tell me! they then told me it was 720.... sister Crump and i couldnt believe it.... the one day we could take advantage of our sleep and instead we woke up an hour to early... ya it was awful! but we learned our lesson!! haha then at stake conference they changed up the stake presidency so that was fun to watch and we went with a less active named sandy bond so it was so good to have her there, to see sister McPherson because she is in my stake and then to see some of the quorum of the 70 come and speak to everyone. sorry there is so much! just so much happened this week! i love you all! i will tell you how things go spiritually next week since i am out of time but i love you all your amazing! remember that god loves you and that you are all children of god destined for something amazing. the church is true tell your friends:)