Week 69

Hello beautiful people,
Firstly, the week has been interesting. Never have I ever had some sort of change during transfers, so it’s strange that it is a new transfer. Nevertheless, I am so happy to be a missionary at this time, in the Chester Ward, in the England Manchester Mission.

As a brief update, the work in the area is continuing to progress, we are incorporating the Preach My Gospel approach of ‘Teach When You Find, Find When You Teach’, and are always looking to share the message of the Restored Gospel with everyone.

Secondly, I don’t think that I have properly introduced you to the Elders that we have to work alongside, but I’ve decided to with classic black and white images. In order of the attached photos, Elder Stiff, myself, Sister Wilkinson and Elder Ogbeide. There are also the Zone Leaders in our ward, but they don’t reside in Buckley.

Moreover, #birthdaycoordinatorisback. We celebrated a birthday, Elder Jensen’s to be more specific, and he turned the ‘elder’ age of 20. He had to attend a meeting for most of the day, and therefore we organised a small surprise for him. The Zone Leaders arrived in the late evening when it was pitch black. They saw the chair with the box with his birthday card, American candy and chocolates, and light up balloons ! He failed to see the birthday banner and due to his vertically challenged appearance, he proceeded to enter his flat and walked straight into the banner. Hilarious. October is definitely the month of birthdays, especially when it comes to the district, so I’ll keep you updated on what other surprises I come up with.
Additionally, it wasn’t Sister Wilkinson’s birthday, and hopefully all of you know that my birthday is February 7th but we had the most amazing tea appointment with the Griffiths family. For dessert they gifted us Ghirardelli Chocolate Brownie mix: to all the Australian’s that means nothing, but to an American, that means ‘the heart and soul of San Francisco’ – Sister Wilko 09.10.2017
Wait for it, I was spoiled as well, I received Gelato Messina Tim Tams, Salted Caramel, and Vanilla. As much as I don’t want to leave England or North Wales at the end of the year, Australia will always be home and the small reminders are wonderful.On a spiritual note, Elder Ian S. Ardern stated:

We live in a day in which misinformation about our beliefs abounds. …

[The warnings] of our prophets and apostles remind us that we must do all we can to fortify ourselves spiritually against words of opposition and deception. …

Our spiritual roots go deeper as sincere personal and family prayer become bastions of our faith, as we repent daily, seek the companionship of the Holy Ghost, and learn of our Savior and His attributes and strive to become like Him.

Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is the Light of the World, and He beckons us to follow Him.

This week I can truly testify to the light and power that comes from the name of Jesus Christ. I don’t want to go too much into detail, but I know that there truly is ‘opposition in all things’ (2 Nephi 2:11).

John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

I would encourage you all to learn about his divine qualities and actions and to learn how the Atonement of Jesus Christ is applicable to all of us. Perhaps we have heard about his sacrifice, maybe we have heard the ‘Easter Story’, or say His name in vain, whatever the case, I know that when we have a sincere desire to learn more and accept Him into our lives, we can have access to godly power, we can witness modern miracles, and we can understand that He is our brother that we can always rely on.

I am eternally grateful for the sacred covenants that I have made that bind me to the Saviour, I am grateful for the knowledge in which I am continually blessed with and I am grateful for the strength and comfort that I receive from a personal relationship with my Redeemer.

I bear you my testimony in the name of thy beloved son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Much love,
Sister Turnbull



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