Sunday, April 17, 2016

Week 42

HAPPY EASTER MONDAY:) Sister Fisher informed me that Easter Monday is actually a holiday in Canada and they get school off for it. WHAAAAT? I feel like I've been deprived my whole childhood. Don't worry, today we will be celebrating it!
Oh my lanta, so much went down this week. We had SO many miracles! In honor of the new Easter video we called it our Hallelujah Week:) We started the week of with exchanges with the YSA sisters in St. Louis. I spent the day there with Sister Day and we had a lot of fun! We have been trying to share the Easter video with everyone we meet. We met this girl and she let us right in and we watched the video together. The spirit was SO strong the whole time. It was amazing really. And afterwards we sat in silence for a few seconds and she goes "Wow. Your church made that? That's amazing?" We asked her how she felt watching it and she said "Is there even a word to describe it?" It was so cool! So we talked about the spirit with her a little bit and what she was feeling. She doesn't really have the same beliefs we do, but it was cool to see how the spirit is able to touch anyone regardless of their beliefs. 
After exchanges with the YSA sisters we had exchanges with the Parkway sisters! We went to their district meeting which was really fun because their district leader is Elder Quinn who I served with for 6 months when I was in Potosi, plus Elder Johnson and Elder Livingston who were apart of my 1st district in Potosi too were there as well. It was like a mini reunion. It was so fun to see them all again! And the best part was I got to go on exchanges with Sister Bishop, my MTC comp! WOOO! I just love her. We came to O'Fallon and we had an exchange miracle! A couple weeks ago Sister Fisher and I met the cutest 9 year old Mary. Her mom wasn't home at the time so we tried back a couple of times and never seemed to catch her when she was home. Finally with Sister Bishop we were able to teach Mary and her mom Shey. They are so sweet! Shey said she's looking for a "church home" and hasn't been able to really find one yet. They said they are willing to come check ours out and have us come over and teach them. YAY! We are so excited about them!
Sister Fisher and I were able to have another miracle Friday afternoon. We met this 14 year old girl Cory a few weeks ago and gave her younger sister Kristell a BOM too. We haven't been able to sit down and talk with them about it yet so we went to go try them on Friday and their mom was home. She answered the door and said that she didn't want us to come over because mormons don't believe in Jesus Christ and their family believes in Jesus Christ. Sister Fisher goes, "Well actually, our church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we do believe in Jesus Christ." The mom, Sharone, told us to come right in. She sat her 3 daughters down and we talked about Jesus Christ and how the BOM is a record of his dealings in the Americas during the same time. They told us we could come back next week to teach them more. It was cool to see how Sharone was so closed off at first but when we let her know we believe in Jesus Christ she totally opened up. God is definitely blessing us here in O'Fallon. SO MANY GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING!! 
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful week. I am so looking forward to conference and getting to hear from the prophet and apostles!! I love you all.
Sister Turpin 
Cutie sisters at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.  Custard is a big thing in the midwest.

With some of the sisters at the mission home between sessions of conference. They made us pancakes.

Our conference selfie, enjoying the nice sunshine!

A member gave us Easter baskets, so sweet.  Sorry I only know how to take creepy pictures. 

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