How are you all? Thanks for the pictures :) Morgan is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE! Amanda you look amazing :) so peaceful and happy. Adelaide gets cuter every day, which I didn't think was possible she is always so adorable! Sarah and Nathan you both look great! Thanks so much I love seeing pictures of everyone.
I can't believe I'm half way through my mission today! Time is going by so fast. I wonder when I'll go outbound. I have mixed feelings about that, sometimes I'm excited and sometimes I'm apprehensive because I really have no idea where I would go, how long I would be gone and most of all WHEN I would go. It could be this next transfer! I'll be going into my 7th. It's okay though because I know that whereever I am called to serve it will be where the Lord wants me.
I invited you all to try to do personal study the way the mission has asked us and also asked us to do for the rest of our lives. How did it go? I want to hear your stories and experiences and miracles!
This week flew by! It really doesn't feel like a week ago I was emailing you. I'M SO EXCITED FOR CONFERENCE!!! It is going to be soooooooo GOOD!
We talked to Enoch again today. He is so awesome! He is praying about a baptism date and will probably set one for next weekend! YAY! Seriously he is so great and is so willing to learn all he can. He's going to be a good missionary one day. I really like that it works that way - the gospel continues to spread throughout the world.
The Beehive house is going well. We've been practicing more ways to bridge to the gospel as we share the history about Brigham Young. It is a beautiful house and I love being there. Sometimes I like to imagine what it would be like in 1853 when Brigham Young lived there - I bet it was fun :) There is a huge music room upstairs. It's so pretty :) I still remember going through the home the first time we came to Utah (I think I was 10) I remember the fairy window story and I love sharing that with the people that come.
We got to go to the Tabernacle for a meeting today! It was fun because we got to sit in the seats where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sits! Well that wasn't the only fun part, one of the organists (there are 5 that play for the choir) came and told us all about the organ, how it works, how it came to be what it looks like today, etc. Did I ever tell you that there are 11,623 pipes in the organ - 130 of them are original to the pioneer organ. We got to sing "Called to Serve" all 3 verses of course (did I ever tell you about the 3rd verse the Temple Square mission has?) anyway it was neat to sit so close to the organ! The acoustics are amazing in the Tabernacle - Brigham Young was very inspired! It was a fun experience.
We have a new challenge as a mission! To read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year all together. We have a chart and we read 6 pages a day. At the back of chapter 5 ( Book of Mormon) in Preach my Gospel there is an outline of what we are doing, I think it's page 114. I had just started again about a month ago but it's okay I don't mind starting from the beginning again and marking it as I read. I love the Book of Mormon :) I went to the bookstore and got a little tiny one so that I don't mind marking it a lot. The scriptures I brought with me I also mark but they are more personal markings. This one will have lots of colors! We have been asked to highlight each in a different color:
- Each reference to Jesus Christ (any of His names or pronouns referring to Him)
- His words (spoken by Him or by prophets when they say "Thus saith the Lord")
- His attributes
- The doctrines and principles contained in the Book of Mormon
I'm excited! I know that will really strengthen my testimony that the Book of Mormon truly is another testament of Jesus Christ and that, as stated by Joesph Smith, men will get nearer to God by reading it then any other book. Anyone at home can join me if they like :) If so let me know how it goes and what you are able to learn as you go!
P-day is going to be a good day! We are going to Harmons (the grocery store) and then home to write letters, do laundry and clean the house. I really like it when we have time to write letters and relax a little bit.
I love you alllll soooooooooooooo MUCH
Love Sister Turner