Week #6

02/13/2012

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Dear Family and Friends,

 I'm happy, happy, happy and I love being here. Temple Square is so great. I get to talk to people all day long and I LOVE IT! And after I talk to people and invite them to learn more about the gospel I get to call people and teach them the gospel! I love my investigators so MUCH! They are all so wonderful. I taught Jen again today and it's so nice to see her progressing (I think I told you about her in the last email). She really just wants to find the truth. She keeps saying that everything we tell her just makes so much sense (because it really does) and she is so happy when we are able to answer a question that her past teachers have told her is just a mystery of God. She has so many questions which is great. We are teaching lots of other people too but it would take to long to tell you about each of them. They are all so different and so wonderful. It is so great to be able to teach by the Spirit. I still have SO much more to learn but I study everyday, one hour of personal study and 2 hours of companionship study so it is wonderful. I love learning and teaching all the time, ALL the time. It is so great :) 

Oh HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO EVERYONE!!!! I love you all so very very much and I hope you are all very happy! 

Can someone please send me crock-pot recipes. I have a little one in my apartment but no recipes. I have made a couple things up but it would be nice to have some recipes too. I really love my companion I have been learning a little Korean

 - Now I can say Hello and My name is Sister Turner in Korean. Also I'm learning how to cook Korean food tonight! I'm so excited, everything she makes is soooo good she gives me little tastes of things every once and awhile so I'm excited to be able to learn how to make it. She has a cook book but it is in Korean :) She eats kimchee with everything which is really good too, it is the korean sourqrout . 

Oh I think I forgot to tell you last email that I also have 2 roommates :) One is from Toulouse France (which is I think where Erik is serving) and the other is from Peru. They are both very nice. I don't see them too often but Sister Marand (from France) made us crepes the other day and they were SOOOOOO good. 

Oh I need to renew my passport. They suggested that I do it now because I will probably go on an outbound in a few months and they want to make sure everything is good and completed. (When I go outbound I get to call you :) Dad and mom could you please help me out with that. I love you both so much. Thank you for helping me so much with my mission. I'm love every single minute of my time being here, without you I wouldn't be able to do it, I can't thank you enough. 

I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to serve. I am reminded of the importance of my service every day as I walk past the Temple. That is where we want all our investigators to end up, to receive those glorious blessings and live in a state of peace and happiness. Everyone will have trials but the knowledge that we can all overcome with the help from the Savior is a wonderful blessing. In the scriptures when it talks about being saved by grace it is really talking about the strength that comes from the Savior, because it is so hard to face trials on our own, God knew this so made it possible for us to overcome through the atonement of Christ. He will always help us and when we put in our best effort He will fill in the rest. There is so much to learn about the atonement, I've been studying it this week and we talked about it a lot at the MTC and of course (like every gospel topic) there is sooooo much to learn. I love it though and I love studying :)


Everyone can still send me letters even though I'm not at the MTC anymore. In other words please write me :) I love you all so much and I want to hear how you are doing. It is also REALLY exciting to get mail. I haven't gone to the SLC temple yet. I get to go next P-day though so I am so excited! They have a temple model here at the south visitors center for visitors to look at and it makes me so excited to go! It is an exact replica (smaller obviously) of the Salt Lake Temple and it shows the some of the rooms of the Temple, It is SOOOOOOO beautiful I can't wait to go. There is a really cool assembly hall on the top floor that I never knew existed and is really cool. Apparently that is where the prophets have meetings and things. And since I won't be able to go it's really cool to be able to see it with the model. 

Once again my time is up. I always think of more things I wanted to say as soon as I stop writing but that will have to come in the next email I guess. You are all wonderful and thank you so much for your love and support. Don't forget to read the scriptures and pray everyday, it will give you guidance and increase your happiness so much and it really takes only a small amount of your day. It is SO important.  

Have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Love Sister Turner


 


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