This is my district.
this is sister burgoyne showing how wet her shirt was from riding the bikes...
and this is us tracting for about less that a min. and then the rain started coming down and so we ran to our car soaking wet and had to take a picture. the picture doesnt do its justice though
sorry about the no email last week!! things have been really busy and stuff but all is good! yesterday we had 2 quorum of the 70 come and speak to us at a zone conference and i have had a lot on my mind lately of who i want to become, if i am on the pathway right now, how i will achieve it and so on and so forth, but the meeting was so good! i think every single one of my prayers where answered there at that meeting.
transfers are coming up this week so this will probably be my last week here in lake charles which makes me really sad and i dont feel ready to leave but thats because i feel like i have grown so much here! when i first got here there was no work going on and the members didnt really like to help but since my time being here the work has been able to pick back up and the members are starting to help once again so much! its wonderful to see that my hard work is starting to pay off!! it just really shows how important it is to work with the members!! and how when you go in pray how merciful the lord is to help out his children.
there has been a lot of rain this past week. and since i had a meeting in kingwood texas earlier this month and then having to drive to orange texas for zone meeting and then driving to vidor texas yesterday for zone conference sister burgoyne and i are really short with miles so friday and satruday we biked in the rain, and let me tell you, it was so fun!! i mean we had to come home about 3 times and change our clothes because they were so wet! but other than that it was an adventure!! hahaha i wish you coudl have seen us! you all would have been laughing so hard!
i have started to notice how fast the mission life is going and how i dont want the mission life to end! i mean yes a mission is hard, but it is so rewarding and i find so my joy in it. maybe a little to much joy sometimes... hahaha atleast thats what people tell me:)
so right now sister burgoyne and i are working with this man named christian zedi. we found him during hour of power about 2 or 3 weeks ago:) he is from Africa and speaks french! he is so funny! and he is getting baptized on the 27th!! so exciting! we taught him word of wisdom and the law of chasity last week just to hit him with the big stuff, and it was cool to see that he already lives the word of wisdom and he said he would commit to living the law of chasity!! after we taught him he said."i just want to know what the responsibilities are of a member so that i can be ready!!" ahhh isn't that just so awesome!!
then there is a family that we are teaching, the moms name is tabatha, and the dads name is sam. we also found them during hor of power and they live 2 houses down from christian. sam and tabatha arent married but they are planing on getting married, they have been together for 17 years and they have 2 girls one is 11 and her name is chloe and the other is 7 and her name is kaylee. they are just the cutest little family and they came to church yesterday and just loved it!! we are seeing them tonight to talk to them about eternal families and the plan of salvation and i am just so excited!! i will have to take pictures of them!!! they have a date right now of july 11th but we will see!! tabatha smokes so we just have to help her quite first and get sam and tabatha married!
well those are the main people that we are really working with right now! but everything is just coming along so great! i love this work, i love the people, i love heavenly father and all that he does for me. the church is so true and it blesses lives as people live the gospel! thank you so much for your prayers and for all of your kind words. you all are so great! i love you! and i will talk to you next week!!
love, sister turpin