Dear Family and Friends,
I love you all so much! Thank you for all your letters! I've been responding to some this morning and will hopefully have time to respond to the rest tonight! I only have 1/2 hour of email time so I will have to be fast! Please don't send me emails while I am at the MTC. "DearElder letters" (see Sister Turner's contact page) get to me faster and during the 1/2 hour I have I want to be able to write instead of read. Hand written letters are always good too. I love getting mail :)
The MTC is FANTASTIC! I love it. It is hard but rewarding. The second day you are here you are teaching! I was surprised but it was great. I feel so much love for the "investigators" I have. My teachers are amazing and so knowledgeable! We have class twice a day 3 hours each and the time just flys by! My district is awesome all the sisters (4 including me) are all going to temple square and 5 of the 6 elders are going to Colorado the other one is going to South Africa English speaking. It's amazing how close we have already become :)
I love, love, love Sister Wong we get along so well! As soon as we were introduced as companions we hit it off right away. She is from Hawaii and is so sweet. We have lots of fun taking pictures and laughing but she is also so spiritual and knowledgeable! We work great together and really encourage each other along.
Elder Russel M Nelson came to speak to the MTC last night and it was amazing! Such a great talk! I was singing in the choir and it was so cool to be in the choir and have a general authority tell you how beautiful the singing was. The spirit is so strong here at the MTC expecialy when all the missionaries sing 'Called to Serve Him' or "We are as the Armys of Helamen" I love it.
I got to meet my new Mission President and his wife the other night! It was so wonderful. Their names are President and Sister Gillete and they are both so sweet! They have served as mission presidents in Boston and a couple other places that aren't coming to mind right now. I just felt such an automatic love for them and when Sister Gillete gave me a hug it was so motherly and sweet. So I feel very confident I will be well taken care of!
I love you all so much! Mom and Dad thank you for helping me prepare for my mission. I feel so ready for this! I understand what you meant now how you said about the experiences I have had will make it easier for me. Being away from home has helped A LOT I'm surprised I haven't met anyone who has lived away from home yet. I love how prepared I feel. Thank you for all my first aid kit stuff( Mary's note - homopathy, natural remedies,etc and everything Char suggested) I don't know it just makes me feel good to have it. I've been eating lots of salads and no sugar.
I LOVE THE MTC everyone loves each other and the spirit is so strong.
AHHHH my time is up and I have so much more to say!
I love you so so so so so much ! Thank you for helping me get to where I am. You've all helped me so much.
Love Sister Turner