Monday, February 1, 2016

Week 33

Heyyyyy family! How is everyone doing?
Things are great here in Danville! We have been keeping busy and trying to stay warm. How many more months until summer? LOL... but seriously. 
We had a mission broadcast this week. It was cool because it was a worldwide broadcast so while we were watching it I was thinking of all my other missionary friends who were watching it at the same time! It was really good, we got to hear from a few of the apostles. The theme of the broadcast was "Teach Repentance, and Baptize Converts." It's always good to remember what we are supposed to do as missionaries. They talked about how we should always bear Christ's name on our lips. For 18-24 months we get the privilege to testify of Jesus Christ 24/7. How cool is that? We also had a training from our zone leaders about faith in Jesus Christ. They had us do a trust fall off the stage in the gym. They talked about how when we have faith in Christ we need to physically trust him that he will catch us. I always love the meetings we have with our zones, they help pump me up because sometimes being a missionary is hard and tiring. 
We had an awesome lesson with Chiquita and Stan this last week. They have been meeting with the missionaries for almost a year and at first it was just Chiquita who listened to the missionary lessons but eventually Stan's heart was softened and he started sitting in. Well they haven't been progressing for a while so we want to push them a little bit so we decided to read 2 Nephi 31 with them and invite them to be baptized. There spirit was really strong after we read it and talked about what we need to do. Chiquita said that the last two lessons we taught really made sense and flowed together, we testified that that was the spirit teaching her and helping her understand. We invited them to be baptized, they wouldn't commit right there but they are SO CLOSE!! They know that the things we teach are true but they aren't sure if they are ready to change their lives. #thestruggle. We'll keep working on them though!
So Abrion has been sick and not able to make it to church so we are gonna have to push her baptismal date back a little bit. I'm learning that things will happen in God's timing and not my own. We are still meeting with her and teaching her and she is doing good!
We set a date for Terisa's kids!!! Terisa's sister Christy got baptized last September and then the missionaries started teaching Terisa and her 3 kids. Terisa isn't quite ready for baptism but her kids want to be baptized and she wants them to be too. We went over Saturday night and gave them a baptismal date and they picked February 13th. WOOOOO! They are the sweetest kids ever. I love teaching kids because we can just teach simply and they really just want to do the right thing. 
I hope that everyone has a great week! I love you all.
Sister Turpin 
There is way too much snow, brrrrrrrr!
Our matching kitty shirts!

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