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Week 54

Hello beautiful people,
I hope that you are all enjoying the winter, meanwhile we experienced a heat wave. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve missed the sun, but the humidity is unnecessary. 2 Nephi 2:11 For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things.
The Street Displays in Chester always provide such interesting stories after meeting some unique individuals. Firstly, a woman and her grandson were not interested in our message, however they offered me some of their hot chips. I was taken aback by her kindness, but I accepted and they were delicious. Then, I met a lovely, elderly man called Charles. He spoke to me about all that I could do within my zone boundaries for a Pday. He even went into the information center to provide pamphlets for me to read in my spare time. Bless. Also, I noticed this man with a Disney themed sleeve tattoo. I commented and he stopped. His name was Dean, or ‘puppy’ and he had actually met with missionaries before. Nevertheless, he wasn’t receptive to the gospel, but he was to talking about his body ink. He explained that he had a large tattoo of Stitch. It was on his ribs, but he still showed me in public as he pulled up his shirt. Immediately, I knew that I needed to take a photo. I ran to the Display to get my iPad, he followed, lifted his shirt up again, but I said no and took him back to our original meeting point and took a photo. I was in stealth mode as no one saw and I find the whole situation random but hilarious.

Moreover, this week we said goodbye to our Mission President and his wife, President and Sister Ulrich. It was emotional as I have been through so much throughout my mission and they have been so supportive of my strengths, but also I can really feel their love for the mission, but also to myself as an individual. I am grateful for their love as it enabled me to become who the Lord would have me be. They are such an inspired couple who have and will continue to be memorable examples throughout my conversion.

His departing testimony was powerful. He also shared his final thoughts for the mission. We are finishers; need to do the job completely instead of building up more than just a foundation. Basically, this is all carpenter jargon that I don’t have time to explain, but the talk is worthwhile.

To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow,
To run where the brave dare not go.
To right the unrightable wrong,
To love, pure and chaste from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star ! *
And you will thus become a finisher – President Thomas S. Monson

Much love,
Sister Turnbull

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