Week 30

Hello beautiful people,
I am still very confused on what week we are on due to the insanity that was the Christmas and New Year season, however, I think we are now back on the right track with week thirty. It is crazy how fast time is going by, although sometimes the days drag on with it being, you guessed it, f r e e z i n g and all.

This week we had a meeting on Thursday, a ‘Vision Meeting’ where we were trained and made aware of the mission goals for the year. It was really uplifting. In fact, it was powerful as I received so many answers to the questions that I had. And it was amazing to be left with a blessing of a clean slate. Here is to inspiration to truly do the Lord’s work with all my heart, might, mind and strength.
However, what truly comes to my mind is the happiness that I experienced while singing ‘Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel’. In the hymn book, it says energetically, so in turn, of course, Sister Fernandez and I were moving to that hardcore beat of the organ. Obviously, kidding, but I have never had so much fun singing a hymn, nevertheless, one of my favourites.

Crewe is really nice, and in fact, there are a lot of Polish and other eastern European people. Therefore, Sister Steele and I also had a cultural opportunity, we had Polish food. We were taken out to eat by our Slovak friend, Rajmund. It was definitely different, and to Sister Steele’s excitement, I think Pizza will be our next meal if anything aha.
Now it has been 4 weeks of this transfer, so it is time to have a spotlight on Sister Steele.
Black or White ? White.
Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate ? Milk Chocolate.
Skirts of Pants ? Pants.
Day or Night ? Night.
Summer or Winter ? Summer.
Australia or New Zealand ? She said that is a hard choice. Note, I have lost all respect for her. She then proceeded to say, South Africa. I promise you she is smarter than her response to this easy choice. I am her second Australian companion as well, so it shouldn’t be this difficult.
Nevertheless, she is a powerful missionary. Her teaching abilities are her greatest strength, I am learning so much. She has such patience to endure the winter with my complaining, and she has this amazing determination to improve. I am very lucky to be able to not only progress with her, but to see this great nature change that the mission has the vision to achieve through its missionaries.

Moreover, I am doing really well, although there is always room for improvement. Despite the ridiculously cold weather, I am enjoying the missionary work and striving to be better each day. We have somewhat of a teaching pool, however, there is no longer anyone who is progressing and therefore this week we are really focusing on consecrated finding. I know there are people out there who are prepared for baptism, we just need to speak to them, knock on their door or receive a referral from one of the members. I know the miracles will come !

Ohhhhhh and you might remember Matilda and Lucia, well, Lucia is getting baptised this week ! On the 14th !! I was able to see Lucia and Matilda at this amazing musical fireside last night and it made me realise how much I love them and how proud I am to be apart of their spiritual journeys.

Doctrine and Covenants 6:36

Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not.

The Lord has a plan for all of us. https://www.mormon.org.uk/beliefs/plan-of-salvation

Much love,
Sister Turnbull




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