Monday, December 28, 2015

happy new years!!

this last week was great!! even though a lot happened with exchanges to Christmas eve and Christmas day, to interviews with the mission president sister redford and I somehow got a lot done and we are leading the zone out right now!!:) yaaay!!

this coming Saturday jan.2nd josh will be getting baptized!! he is 19 years old and my goal in life is to get this man on a mission!! haha so we will see but he is progressing so well!! and he understands that the next stage after baptism is going to the temple:)

this week I had the privilege of being able to really focus Christmas on jesus Christ and his birth. And let me just say, I love jesus! I mean don't we all? he loved us before we loved him so we have this natural love for him already. but once we start really studying on jesus and the nature and start understanding him more, our love grows and our desire increases to follow and to act! and so as I have been able to really study Christ and try to represent him my thoughts have changes and my desires have changed! I have been given a gift from my heavenly father to see the spiritual side of life and to understand why commandments are so important to follow, why we need to study the scriptures daily and pray daily and especially why we need to go to church. without jesus Christ birth you and I and everyone else in this world would not be able to move forward. we would have no direction and no way to find pure comfort. I am so grateful for my saviors birth and for his life long leadership and example. he is my best friend and someone that I can put full trust and faith in. and because of jesus Christ tis next year I will be able to do great and wonderful things with his help.

I would really invite all of you to ponder how jesus Christ can help you more and can be more in your life and then make plans and tell heavenly father your plans and goals because I know with god anything is possible.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, and don't forget to thank you heavenly father for the things you learned this last year, and how you grew because without him, none of this would have been possible. I love you and I will talk to you next week!!

love, sister turpin

Monday, December 21, 2015

merry Christmas!

hello everyone!! another week gone by, and let me say, it was a busy week but a wonderful week:)

this week I got to go on exchanges with sister pace, my last companion and she is now training:) how exiting!! and that was a joyful time:) then Wednesday was our Christmas conference with 176 missionaries, and it was so fun to see all of my old companions and take pictures with them all! and then to be able to actually talk to people this year!! hahah I remember last year at Christmas conference I knew like no one!! haha but his year I was like, I know everyone!! it was awesome!:) and the speakers were just fabulous! I truly was spiritual fed!

then Friday sister redford and I were able to get a mini missionary. her name was sister Larsen and she was the cutest girl ever!!

(spiritual thought) this week sister redford and I were able to teach this lady named elsa. she is the sweetest lady of 51 years old, and she has been catholic her whole life, we went to see her cause we haven't been able to see he the last couple of weeks. and we come to find out that she has been reading the book of Mormon and has been praying about it, and she told us that she hasn't gotten an answer yet but its probably because god already knows that she knows that it is true!!:) haha then she came to church yesterday and just loved it! she said as her daughter came to pick her up, she said "I love jesus Christ but this just makes me want to love im even more!!" hahah the only thing that is holding her back from getting baptized is she doesn't want to hurt her mom who is catholic as well. so we are going to work with that. then while I was at church on sunday the bishop had some people come up and bare their testimonies and they all said the samething but what I loved about that is that not only do I know that the bom is true and that this church and everything else about it is true but so does everyone else that bore their testimony and so it strengthened my testimony that if we all have the same answer that this is true then it must be true then!

(funny stuff) so this week sister redford let me taze her cause we have this awesome investigator named josh who is 19 years old who is getting baptized jan. 2nd who as a tazer and sister redford was like, "ive always wanted to be tazed!!" hahaah and so she let me taze her and it was the funest thing ever!! I will send the video and my mom will just have to send it out to all of you:) hahaha that literally was the best day of my life!!:) hahahahaaahhahahahahahahaahahahah  also sister edford and I had a contest with the elders this Monday to see who could make the best gramcracker temple....:) I think ours won:) I will send the pictures and once again my mom will have to send them out to everyone:) I love yall I hope you have a wonderful Christmas thinking about the birth of Christ!!

love, siter turpin

Monday, December 14, 2015


hello everyone!!,
sorry about last week!! hahaha anyways this week has been good:)it was nice cause I got to spend the whole week in my area without having to go on excanges!! yaaay!!:) but this week starts an exchange a week until I come home:( sad day, but that's alright because I get to go on exchanges with sister pace tonight!! yaaaay!!!:)

so something cool happened this week, there is this lady named Martinique that sister redford and I found this week, she was a referral and we found out when we went in that she had been attending the Baytown ward and that she was taught in Hawaii and then moved here, so we invited her to be baptized on dec. 19th which is this week end, an everything was going really good until Saturday night she texted us and told us that she was moving Monday and that her husband surprised her, and that she is no longer in our area, or even our mission I believe....:( happy but sad story, so no baptism this Saturday anymore:( but it was a testimony builder to e that the lord does prepare people an there are prepared people everywhere!! we just need to find them!!

this transfer is going to be so crazy though!! so many things to do with not a whole lot of time, please pray that sister redford and I will be able to have a baptism this transfer!! I have to go, love you all, keep trying to be like jesus and don't forget what Christmas is really about!!

love, sister turpin

Monday, December 7, 2015


bucees, a big gas station in Texas

Hello everyone!
Let me tell you the mission life is going great!:) last week sister
Redford and I went to bucees. It's a big gas station in Texas that has
food and all of this GREAT STUFF!! hahaha so that is what this picture
is about:) anyways this week was pretty good!! Haha I would tell you
more about it but my companion is thing to teach this guy right now
and I need to go help her.... Haha I will talk to y'all next week!!:)
love ya!
Love, sister Turpin