Hellllloooooooo family and friends!!!

It is so wonderful to finally be able to write to you!!!! It has been so long! Almost two weeks!

As you know I'm still in SLC and loving my time here! Sister King is my new companion and she is AWESOME!!!! She was in the room next to me 3 transfers ago and we saw each other a lot and so it's fun to be companions with someone you kind of already know. She is very chill but also loves to get the work done which I love! 

My new assignment this transfer is Zone Leader and so we have been busy all the time but I love it so much! I thought being a district leader I was busy but it is no comparison to being a Zone Leader. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve the Sisters though and I truly love being so busy all the time! It is a great work and I feel so privileged to be a part of it.

We went to a training for Zone Leader's yesterday to discuss the plans for the mission this transfer and I love how the work continues to progress. Heavenly Father knows us so well and he knows that if we feel like we know everything we will not be improving. If you are not moving forward you are moving backward because life is constantly moving. The training was great and I'm looking forward to the meeting tomorrow where we (Sister King, myself and the 5 other companionships who are Zone Leaders) teach what we learned to the mission.

 It's funny when I think about how much I've changed, in the past I never would have gotten excited about talking to or teaching a large group of people but now I love it! It is a blessing to be able to serve in what ever capacity the Lord calls you to and He always qualifies you for the work so you never need to fear. I'm so happy I learned the important lesson about fear and faith while on my mission. 

Heavenly Father has commanded us to follow the attributes of His son Jesus Christ, one of those attributes being faith. If we are fearing we are separating ourselves from God. It is as easy as changing your mind to have faith, saying a prayer and then trusting that God will help you. I didn't understand the trust that I could have in a loving Heavenly Father before my mission and I'm so grateful that I have been able to learn that.

Oh, have I told you how incredibly happy I am! I just love this work so much! Why does the time go by so fast? Every moment is so precious on a mission. I know that it is important to keep that mind frame no matter what circumstance you are in life however sometimes it hard for me to imagine that anything could be better then a mission! It is alright though because I will just keep trusting in God and he will lead me to what I need to do to have happiness in this life, it all starts with obedience.

 I'm very busy these days (even on P-day) so I will try to write letters, if they are short just be comforted knowing I'm very busy doing the Lords work and that I'm happy and well.

Oh my goodness I almost forgot... Wasn't conference AMAZING!!!!!!!! I loved being here and talking to so many amazing people! I wish we could have conference every weekend!

 I was soooooooo excited about the new missionary age!!!! YES that means there will be sooooooo many more missionaries going out to the field! Did you also hear the the MTC time was also going to be cut down? I'm so happy about this because I have investigators in Africa and even in the States where the missionaries have to drive over an hour or longer to go see them and they don't progress as well because there are not enough missionaries in their area. I'm excited to see that change! I'm also really excited because I know that there will be many more young women going on missions and it will be something that will bless their futures immensely! 

I love that we continue to hear inspired words from the prophet! I was able to attend the Saturday afternoon session and I really enjoyed it. They talked a lot about families which was very helpful to hear as most of the people I am teaching right now I can see the gospel blessing their family!

Monica for instance is so wonderful! Mom I think you would like her a lot, she really likes to talk and she is so sweet! She has seen so much good come into her family as she has started meeting with the missionaries and she is so happy! Her prayers are fantastic, you can really hear how she understands that God really is a loving Heavenly Father! 

Enoch is doing really well and he loved conference! We just need to help him to enter the waters of baptism, he has been taught everything and I so badly want him to be able to feel the sweet Spirit of the Holy Ghost as he is baptized a member of the Lords church that we are so blessed to be a part of.

 Joy was baptized on Saturday! Have I mentioned Joy before? She is amazing, she has a very tragic past and it was so neat to hear, even in her voice and the words she uses, how much the gospel and the healing power of the Atonement has and is really blessing her life!

 Oh I'm also now teaching someone else from B.C!! I love how that works out. Her name is Candice and she had come for a tour of the Beehive house. I love her a lot! I wish I could tell you more about these people and the others whom my companion and I are so blessed to teach!

Oh I found a really cute saying on a 
mormon.org profile I wanted to share with you I think you'll really like it.

THE CELLPHONE VS THE SCRIPTURES
I wonder what would happen if we treated our scriptures like we treat our cell phones?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we spent an hour or more using it every day?
What if we used it to receive messages?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to other kids as gifts?
What if we used it as we traveled?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?
This is something to make you go...."Hmmm..Dude.. where is my scriptures?" Unlike our cell phones: One Plan does fit all. Unlimited usage. No roaming charges. You always have reception. You can use it in the mountains and in a tunnel. It's free with no hidden costs, AND you don't ever have to worry your scriptures being disconnected because CHRIST has already paid the bill!

I thought it was fun and a good reminder of the importance of scripture reading. I've recently invited one of my investigators to start reading the Book of Mormon with her soon-to-be husband (they will get married in two weeks!) and as I have not been married I"m curious to hear what the blessings are. I've also invited them to say an evening prayer together, it will be a bit of a stretch for them as prayer is a very new concept for them(especially Mike). I really feel like it will not only strengthen their relationship with God but also strengthen their relationship together. It's like the triangle with the husband and wife at the bottom two corners and God at the top. As they work towards coming closer to God they get closer to each other. I love the gospel!
 
Oh I almost forget HAPPY (late) BIRTHDAY to Adelaide!!! Give her a big kiss for me and tell her I love her! I have a little thing for her that will be in the package I send to Sarah's house full of things from my mission that I will pick up in June :) I also will send a memory card with all my mission pictures and videos. 
Well my time is up! I love you all so much. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Love Sister Turner
 


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