Sunday, May 1, 2016

Week 46

Hello Family!!
We had a good, busy last week. I feel like I say that every week, but it's true. Every week is busy and every week is good! By Saturday night I am always exhausted. Thank goodness for church on Sunday that helps me feel refreshed for the upcoming week! 
We started the week off with exchanges with the Union sisters. Sister Gordon came to O'fallon with me. Every week we go to an assisted living place and paint the lady's nails there. It's so fun! Elderly people have such a special spirit about them, it's one of my favorite parts of the week. Other than painting old lady's nails we were able to see the Carrillos. They are working to get to the temple so they can be sealed. We talked with them about patriarchal blessings because they are wanting to get theirs.Sister Carrillo said she is super excited to hear all the counsel and guidance that will be in her blessing. It was cute! Every time I read my patriarchal blessing I am so comforted to know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me individually. If you haven't read your blessing in a while, you should go read it! 
After exchanges we had ZLT. I always love missionary meetings like ZLT, because the spirit is so strong. The ZLTs were focused on conversion. How we become converted, how we stay converted, how we teach conversion. We had a few missionaries share their conversion stories of how they came to know for themselves that the church was true. I loved hearing how people who were born into the church still had to come to know these things for themselves. We all have to be converted at some point in our life! 
We had dinner with the Matthew's this last week and met the Matthew's twins, Drew and Stirling. They just got home in February from their missions in Mexico. They offered to come to lessons with us which we were excited about! So we invited them to come to Patrick and Priscilla's lesson. We started doing the 12 step program with Patrick. Drew and Stirling were perfect fellowshippers and offered to pick them up for church on Sunday and call and text them throughout the week to see how they are doing. It was awesome! And the best part is that Patrick and Priscilla actually came to church on Sunday! MIRACLES HAPPEN. hahah. we have been trying for 2 months to get them to church, and as soon as they had that fellowship they came. It just goes to show how important members are in this work. We can't do it without them! Patrick was totally loving the whole meeting. In gospel principles he was answering all the questions and  told everyone that he knows this church is true and he wants to be baptized. YES PATRICK! 
Sad news of the week: The Wentzville sisters moved out. Honestly, we were not too excited about the living situations for the first few days but then we got used to it and it was so much fun! We did not want them to move out. We were so sad on Saturday when we had to pack them up and move. We had the office elders, zone leaders, us four sisters, and office senior sisters, Sister Kroupa and Sister Gore to help. The elders were moving a desk up the stairs and Sister Kroupa looks at Elder Peck and goes "Don't you just wanna pinch his buns?" LOLOLOLOL. we were dying. We were like Sister Kroupa NOOOOOO. HAHHAHAH. The senior sisters are so funny, we love them!! and afterwards they took us all out for FroYo so we were happy about that.
Anyways. I hope you all have a wonderful week! I can't believe April is over this week. I'm excited for the summer though.. gotta work on that tan;) 
Sister Turpin 
Sister Kroupa, Sister Arch, and me

The moving crew!

With the sisters from the North ZLT  Sister Orme, Parker, me, Hudson, Williams, and Arch.

It was hard to have 4 Sisters in a 1 bathroom apt. but we truly were sad to say good-bye. 

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