Sunday, December 11, 2016

Week 78


Well, this is it. my 18 months of serving as a full time missionary is coming to an end. W

hat a wonderful experience it has been.

Here is the miracle of the week:
Our zone leaders here are great, we absolutely love them! and they have ALOT of faith. So they decided to have a "faith baptism" this last week. They planned everything out to have a baptism on Saturday the only thing was that they didn't know who was getting baptized. They exercised quite a bit of faith and unfortunately nobody was baptized on Saturday but here is the MIRACLE that happened because of their faith.....
Sister Kikkert and I visited a fairly recent convert family, the Guthries. Well Tonya, the mom, and Kat, the daughter, are both members but the 9 year old son AJ isn't baptized yet. He's been wanting to get baptized for a while but the timing hasn't been right. We visited them last week and talked about the "faith baptism" that the Elders were hoping to have and Tonya goes, "Well let's get AJ baptized!" we were like, "wait, what?!" hahahah. AJ has been to church multiple times and received all the missionary lessons so we decided to plan a baptism for this Saturday. MIRACLES HAPPEN. Even though the Elders "faith baptism" didn't turn out the way that they thought, Heavenly Father had a different plan in mind. 

I am forever grateful for the opportunity I have had to represent my Savior Jesus Christ. I love Him. I love this work. It's a beautiful thing that we are able to find ourselves as we are focused on serving those around us. I know that this is Jesus Christ's church. I know that Joseph Smith was called to be the Prophet to restore the plain and precious truths that were lost throughout the years. I am grateful for the Holy Ghost. He is the ultimate teacher of spiritual truth. Everything I have learned on my mission, I have learned from the Spirit. I LOVE THE BOOK OF MORMON. If you haven't read it, read it. It changes lives. It has changed mine. Heavenly Father is mindful of each of us, He loves us unconditionally. I love that I am able to repent. Repentance is a continual and joyful process. I know that I can repent because of my Savior Jesus Christ. 

I LOVE MY MISSION. Thank you to all of you who have made an life-long impact on me. To my past companions, members, investigators, fellow missionaries, I love you. I know that God has placed each of us in each other's paths for a specific reason. You all have helped me grow so much in ways that you will never know. And THANKS to the best support group of family and friends back at home. Y'all are the real MVPs. 

see you real soon:)
Sister Breanne Turpin 

P.S. my homecoming talk will be next Sunday, December 18th @ 1 PM :) 
Exchanges with the cute Taylorville sisters.
Sister Williams and I with our flight plans.... LOL

We had a Mexican fiesta Christmas party last night at FHE. 

Week 77

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week and I hope that you all did as well:)
here's what happened.....
1. DORY: we are really excited about teaching Dory! Heavenly Father has definitely been preparing her to hear the gospel. She invited us over for dinner and we taught her the plan of salvation and invited her to be baptized on January 7th and she accepted! When we were leaving she told us that her 4 year old son Wyatt said, "I love when the sisters come over, they help me feel closer to God." HOW CUTE!!!! 
2. CALLED TO REPENTANCE: we had Brother Tanner and Brother Gonzalez from the missionary department come visit our mission this last week and we had a special MLC so they could teach us to be better missionaries. Brother Tanner said, "The reason I am here is to call you all to repentance." At first we were all like oh no... we are in trouble! But then he read the definition of repentance in the bible dictionary and it says that repentance is a fresh view of ourselves and the world. So really they just came to help our mission have a fresh view of doing missionary work and it was great! Right when I feel like I'm figuring out how to be a missionary I learn that there are lots of things I can be better at. Good thing for repentance :)
3. THANKSGIVING: we had a great thanksgiving spent with a few different members. I am so grateful for the ward families that i have been able to love and serve. plus we ate lots of yummy food;) 
4. EXCHANGES: we went on exchanges with the mattoon sisters, Sister Arch and Sister Desmond! I love that I get to spend time with my old companions after I leave them. For real all of my companions are my best friends. Plus I get to learn lots from these great sisters! 
Well, I love you all.
Have a great week!
Sister Turpin
Last time with Sister Hill - love her!

I love Sister Kikkert and am grateful for her!!


i love my archie!!