Monday, August 31, 2015

hello everyone!, 
    life is good! i love being a missionary! this last week a lot happened!! first on Monday sister Castaneda wanted to go get her nails done, so on Monday we went and got our nails done and i member was there and surprised us by paying for it!! it was so sweet!! then on Tuesday i went on exchanges with sister Burgoyne and so that was a fun time! i love sister Burgoyne so much!! then Thursday we went over to our dinner appointment there names are the allreds, and they washed our car for us, maked homemade cheesecake for dessert, then gave us a whole one to take home, and then sister allred gave us these cook books that she made for us!! ahh then we had one of our investigators named amanda text us and it was her birthday in 2 days so we went by and dropped the cheesecake off as a birthday present, and then to come to find out that the only kind of treat she eats is cheesecake!! it was awesome!! then friday a member taught us how to make homemade biscuits and saturday we had stake conference and one of the general authorities came and talked to us!! then sunday one of our investigators named cristal lopez came to church!! she is such a sweet girl! she is 18 years old, and has a date for the 12th of sept. hopefully everything will work out!! ahhh please pray for cristal and her mom sunshine!!! 

this week will be a crazy week!! today i am going up to kingwood, tomorrow i will be in kingwood all day, wednesday is zone conference, and thursday to friday i am going on exchanges so i literally wont be in my area all week long practically!! and on top of that, sister tavoian is coming back with us today so for the next two weeks we will be in a trio again!

 ahaha so a lot has been happening but a lot of spirital things have been happening as well.!! we have been teaching these people named cristal, sunshine, calvin, and amanda!! they are the ones we are really focusing on right now! cristal this week gave the most genuine prayer ever!! and she has told us that she wants to get baptized is just she is worried with what her grandma will think. then her mom is just as awesome!! she really wants to get baptized we just now have to tell her about how she cant live witht the opposite sex if they arent married. and right now she has a couple of homeless people living at her home... hahah then amanda this week we taught her the plan of salvation and when teaching her her eyes just started tearing up!! i dont know!! there is just a lot of wonderful miracles but yet a lot that we still have to figure out. but i love that our heavenly father is always willing to help us as we try to do our best! i love this work and i love this gospel!! it brings me more joy than anything else does. this gospel is true and it is for everyone! i love you all!! yall are my heros! thank you for everything you guys do for me!!

love, sister turpin

Monday, August 24, 2015

busy week!!

hello everyone!!

this week was a busy week! Monday was zone pday and we went to lake Charles then Tuesday I went on exchanges with this awesome sister named sister ryan, wedesday we went to the temple and the got a new car:) Thursday was weekly planning and so that took up most of our day and Saturday we had a mission conference and a general authority came and spoke to everyone. his name is elder corbridge. he is the one who wrote the 4th missionary. that meeting was so awesome!! he kept asking for a preach my gospel book and so I gave him mine to use and at the end he signed his name in it for me:) I guess he told me that he wasn't supposed to do that but he did:) it was awesome!! hahaha then yesterday we ot a new ward mission leader which is the old bishop, his name is brother hatton and he is so pumped and im excited to see what is going to happen to vidor!!

vidor is progressing so well!! we are teaching this guy named calvin Laughlin and we went and saw him yesterday for like 5 mins to follow up with how his book of Mormon reading has been going and he was like, "the book of Mormon reading is going great! I know that the book of Mormon is true and I cannot deny it!" hahah it was awesome!! he has a date of September 12th so lets pray that he will start coming to church!! then there is this girl that we found this week during hour of power and her name is Theresa! we are seeing her tonight at 7 but we taught her the restoration all the way up to prophets!! then we had to go but before we left she was like, you guys are seriously answering everything that has been on my mind lately!! then we saw her just barley at the library and she said "wow!! I was thinking of yall earlier and then here you are!!, this has to be a sign from god!!" aww man I love this woman and im excited to see where she goes!! she is pen costal and is really good and feeling to spirit!! yaaay!! I love being a missionary!!

let me tell all of you, I know that this gospel is true, this gospel brings more joy and happiness to me than anything else. each day as I learn and grow I learn about how merciful the lord is and how the gospel of jesus Christ is everything! keeping the sabathday holy is so important if you want to receive the best 2 gifts that heavenly father can offer us which is being cleansed of our sins and having the power of god which is the gift of the holy ghost. the sacrament truly testifies that god is so loving and merciful. I love my heavenly father and the blessings that he gives to me everyday even though I don't deserve them. the plan of salvation is perfect for each and everyone of us! there is not 1 flaw to gods plan. I would invite all of you to this sunday think about what the sacrament means to you, and how everytime you take the sacrament you are taking the gifts that heavenly father is freely giving you for exercising your faith in him and in his son jesus Christ. I love you all! I love the knowledge that I have. don't forget you are all sons and daughters of god! you derseve the best!!

love,sister turpin

Monday, August 17, 2015



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Hey everyone!! Sorry today has been a crazy day with cutting my hair,
to going to lake Charles and having zone p-day! But all is well in
vidor Texas!! I don't have a lot of time to write but I want you all
to know how I know the church is true, Joseph smith was and is a
prophet of God, and that we can find true and ever lasting happiness
through the restored gospel. This gospel makes me happier than
anything else in life. Please open your mouths and share the restored
gospel with your friends. I promise God will put the words that you
have to say in your mouth if you're just open it.  I love you all!! I
will write you all next week!!!

Love sister Turpin

Monday, August 10, 2015

direction

hello everyone!!

a lot happened this week from going to zone meeting and having to do a breakout session with everyone, to leading the music and church on sunday and then having it be probably so bad that in relief society they taught everyone how to lead music.... haha and then we got a new bishop bric on sunday and then the elders had a baptism on sunday and so we had to sing at the baptism and make brownies for it, speaking of cooking!! listen to this!! on thursday i cut up sweet potatos, zucchinni, green peppers, and onions and then i put some olive oil and some seasoning on it and popped it in the over and then 10 mins latter it was done and it was so good!!! i was so proud of myself!! im learning how to cook!! and now i know how to make a really good green smoothie:) watch out! when i come home i will be the best cook ever!!:) hahahaha 

then we taught this girl named jaycee who is 17 years old and she before hand didnt believe in god and by the end of our first lesson we invited her to be baptized and she said yes!! she now believes in god!! miracle!! then there is this guy named robert stewart! he is the sweetest guy ever! he is next door neightbors to this less active family named the zambranos and we have dinner with the zambranos every saturday and robert will come over and we started teaching him, and after the first lesson he went home and he didnt have any urges to drink or anything which is awesome becasue he usually will drink everyday!! and he came to church yesterday and in sunday school they totally taught him about the word of wisdom and i was a little nervous but robert pipped in and told everyone about how bad drinking is and all he wants is a family and so we made up a name with the zambranos and robert and us as the watermellon family becasue we always have watermellon. anyways i am going on a rant because i am so happy for robert but he is getting baptized september 5th and we are planing on having watermellon at his baptism and take a picture with the watermellon family!! ahhh!! i am so excited!! he has already said that he knows that it is true and he is progressing so well!! 

then there is this guy named cavin laughlin! we taught him the plan of salvation wednesday and that was the first lesson that we had ever taught him and when we were talking about adam and eve he pipped in and said "so its like laman and lemuel?" it was so weird and when we brought up the 3 kingdoms of glory he had nothing to say! and he already knew about how families can be together forever!! but it went really well and we are going back this tuesday, but we think he might have had the lessons before or he used to be a member or soemthing.... we dont know but hopefully next week i will be able to tell everyone what we have found out!! hahhaa 

anyways thats my week!! i love it out here in vidor! everyone said this area would be hard but i believe that every area is the same just a different battle field because this is gods area not ours:) i love this work, i love being in a trio! we get some much work done! and i love being able to be an instrument in the hands of the lord. i would invite everyone to read, proverbs 3:11-13 then think about something that god is trying to teach you right now and how he does everything out of love:) i love it:) well i love you all!! hope you have a wonderful day!! the church is true!! tell your friends!!

love, sister turpin

Monday, August 3, 2015

trio

well a lot has happened this week! a lot of cool little miracles! and funny times as well! first off sister castaneda, sister tavioan and i found out that we are staying in a trio for this transfer so we will be together for 6 more weeks atleast, and then some cool things happened. first the other day we were teaching this man named carl and all of a sudden his wife was like there is something on your car, we ran out to our car to see a box and we were really scared that there would be a snake or something scary like that because a lot of people here in vidor dont really like missionaries but we opened it up and there was a cute little note and some donuts!! hahaha i was so happy!!!:) we dont know who gave them to us but it was great!! then we were eatting dinner at this less actives house and and this guy walked in while we were eating and his name is robert stewart! he is such a cool guy and he came over because he saw our car anyways we started to teach the restoration of the gospel to him and you could just tell that he could feel the spirit. we asked him if we could come back and he said yes! we asked when and he said as soon as possible! so the next day, sunday we went back and finished teaching him lesson 1 and invited him to be baptized and he said yes!! he also said that he would be at church this coming sunday!! it was awesome! he has a date of September 5! so please pray that he will be able to recognize his answer and want to stop drinking!!! 

well i feel like a lot has happened this week but i dont really remember everything! haha it was a crazy week but what i do remember was, was last night i woke up feeling something crawling on my face and come to find out that it was a cock roach!! i literally freaked out and looked at the time and saw that it was only 1 in the morning... i almost just got in the shower i was so grossed out! then it fell onto sister tavioans bed and so i kind of scared her and before i knew it we were all up becauswe of my freaking out. i will never forget that i had a cockroach crawling on my face while i was sleeping scarest thing of my life!!! hahaha