Week 72

Hello beautiful people,
I forgot to mention last week but I am officially returning to Melbourne.
That’s right, I have received my flight details. Wednesday 20th December at 6:45pm. 
It’s real.

Anyway, it was a good week filled with Sister Dunlavy’s birthday, Runcorn, a training in District Meeting, street displays, teaching appointments, a baptism, Milo and Tim Tams with Caroline, Chloe, and Osian.

Also, the bishopric of the Chester Ward changed. I wish that this was surprising, but this is my third ward where the Bishop has changed while I am serving. I appreciate everything that the now, Brother Goble has done, and it’s really great as Bishop Marzal has come in with energy, enthusiasm, and support for the missionaries. He is right, Chester Ward is special; many members want to move in, there are less actives who are wanting to return and I know there are seekers of truth within our area boundaries also.

Unfortunately, our goal of seven of our friends attending Sacrament Meeting was not reached, however, I am going to blame daylight savings. I knot that I thoroughly enjoyed my extra hour of rest.

Moreover, on Thursday Sister Wilkinson was forced to face her fear of fire. Upon returning to our flat for companionship study, Sister Wilkinson and I noticed ash falling from the sky, and a large fire coming from the estate behind our flat. Sister Wilkinson strongly detests any flame to the point where she even avoids cooking, therefore I knew that we needed to act. The fire wasn’t improving and because I was in an environment where I heard an American accent, my instant reaction was to dial 911. It’s a good thing that the number instantly forwards you to the correct emergency
In true question and answer form…
Elder Jensen: How do you feel about it now ?
Sister Wilko: Scared, still.
Elder Jensen: More scared, less scared ?
Sister Wilko: I don’t know.
There you have it, Elder Jensen is not only great at Monopoly but a great therapist. I can’t wait to follow his future.
Furthermore, I don’t have a lot of time for today as it’s a fight for the computer. Therefore, I have organised for the Chester Missionaries to share some uplifting thoughts.

Elder Jensen:

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth

Elder LeSueur:

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong 

Elder Ogbeide:

At the end of your feelings, could be nothing. But at the end of every principle, is a promise. The reason why some of you aren’t where you want to be right now… is because you are all about your feelings. – Eric Thomas

Elder Stiff:

Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is only for the chosen few, for the superstars. The truth is, greatness is for us all. This is not about lowering expectations; it’s about raising them for every last one of us. Greatness is not in one special place, and it’s not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it. Find your greatness. – Phil Knight

Sister Wilkinson

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A. A. Milne 

Although these quotes are not from our respected church leaders, I hope that these inspiring words will provide you with a motivational boost.

Much love,
Sister Turnbull


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