well this week was a crazy week! monday was zone conference in vidor and we had 2 of the quorm of the 70 come and speak to us, then tueday was our p day and they said that we needto stock up on water and food because a tropical storm was going to hit and so we stocked up on food and water, then on thursday kindra went through the temple and i was telling everyone i came incontact with.... ahhaha no joke! then friday kindra got married and i told everyone that as well. then saturday we had transfer calls and i found out that i was getting transfered but i already knew that. but earlier that day we had an investigator named deborah get a blessing because she hasnt been feeling good and she is just stuck in a pickle right now. also this guy named christian is getting baptized this coming saturday june 27th and so we saw him everyday this week practically.
anyways i am just rambling on... i stink at telling stoies these days. so saturday comes and i find out that both sister burgoyne and i will be training and i will be white wash training which means that i will be going in to a new area with a greenie and both of us will know nothing.... yep! im scared!!! ahhhh anyways but now i am a grandma! (thats in mission language:) ) so when sister burgoyne and i found out that we were going to be training she immediately broke down and started crying and i had to give her a little pep talk:) it was so cute:) then sunday rolls around and both chirstian and deborah were at church and deborah leans over to me and whispers in my ear telling me that she had a surprise for me. we go through out sacrament and sunday school and after sunday school we are just waiting for relief society to start and deborah says "i woke up this morning and i opened the book of mormon and just started reading and this is what i read" she gives me her book of mormon and its open to alma 7:11-14 which is about the atonement of jesus christ and his sufferings then in verse 14 it talks about how we need to repent and be born again. after i read what she just told be to read i look at deborah and ask "what are you saying?" she then replied "it means im getting baptized!!" i started freaking out!! it was a miracle!! hahahaha specially because we set a date with her for june 20th but she said she felt like her baptism before was already valid so this was just a surprise!! ahahah so we told her lets set a date after church, and when we got out we were talking to christian and about his baptism this saturday and Deborah over heard and said. "i want to get baptized this saturday" like another miracle!! hahaha so now both Christian and Deborah are getting baptized this saturday and president rake said i get to come back for it!! isnt that just s awesome!! seriousl! also we got a less active to church yesterday and she hasnt been to church since 2007! man i totally went out with a bang! so happy right now!
so in about 2 hours we will have our transfer meeting and then i will find out who my companion is and where i am going! ahhh!! wish me good luck in my new area!! i am going to need it!
but i am so grateful that i got to serve in lake charles, i love that place and all the people there. the mission is wonderful, i love serving the lord and i never want it to end! i love you all!! stay safe!, be an example to those around you, and remember you are a child of god!
love, sister turpin