Month: August 2017

Week 96-97 | Love Sundays, Short Hair and Elder Montoya Visits

I knew u guys were gonna get new tortoises, hahahah. They are so rad . I remember when Tiny Torpedo was that size. I love Sundays too. It’s hard sometimes cuz you come out of the sacrament so like ready to work and recommitted to give it your all then the next day is P-day and the majority of the time we aren’t even proselyting and sometime I get distracted and forget. But the sacrament is very sacred for me. Im looking back into my life to try to repent of all that I’ve done. I desire to be clean more than anything. Repentance is a gift and I’m so grateful for it. There is nothing that can stand in the way of me being clean and doing Heavenly Father’s will. I would sacrifice anything for him. I’m happy to be here and to serve and to have parents that understand it too.

Wow mavericks hair is long hahah. Don’t cut it before i get home lol. My hair is always so short it’s gonna be weird to grow it out a bit after, lol.

I’m happy Jed finally finished his driver test. Tell him he can drive my car but if he brakes it he buys it. Nah, just tell him not to brake it. I think it needs to be re registered too. OH YA AND MY DRIVER LICENSE IS TOTALLY EXPIRED SINCE MY B-DAY. PLEASE CHECK ON IT SO THAT I CAN DRIVE WHEN I GET HOME. PLEASEEEEEE.

Our home was the best and if I didn’t learn something, it was my own fault. Don’t worry, one day when I’m a general authority, I will talk about all that I learned at home. Most of the problems that attack the home are things you guys can’t even filter out. But I loved my time at home and stuff and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’m just looking for ways to be better each week and fix anything that I need to fix. Know that I love you guys and that I know this church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ are true. Seebs

Letter to Dad:

Hey Dad thanks for the letter. This has been a cool week for us here.
Remembering is the key. I just finished the Book of Ether in my personal reading and pretty much every war problem and rebellion that happened among that people was because their leaders did not remember. They forgot what they had promised the Lord they would do and they forgot what the Lord had done for them in the past. They key is to always remember.

And yes inspired questions are key. They other day president had me do a practice in front of the whole zone on a teaching point and, when I asked a yes or no question, he pause the practice then roasted me for not asking an inspired question. He did it to teach that inspired questions help people learn and more than anything I think it helps people realize and come to know that this stuff is REAL.

I’m happy to be here right now. It’s weird how fast time flies by, so I’m just making the most of it. I’m kinda scared to come, home but it’s good…whatever.

Love you guys a ton and see ya soon!

August 28

Email to President:

Hola Presidente,
Wow this has been a great week here for us. We have seen many miracles and are being led by the spirit to those who the Lord is preparing. This week, we have been able to find a ton of people who truly desire to come unto Christ and know if these things are true. We decided that the family of five that we have been working with are gonna need a bit more time and today we have a cita with them to be able to set a new fecha and to keep helping them until they get to the waters of baptism. Also we were able to find a new family and they were able to come to church with us. We found another woman and were able to see here excited and reading after the first lesson. She also came to church and is preparing to be baptized the 16th of September. All in all its has been a great week.

This week we have been studying a bit about commitments and it has helped us become better PMG missionaries. It’s gonna be a focus for us for these next few weeks.

I’m doing great and we are working hard. I’m just trying to always remember. The promises. The miracles. The experiences. Everything that I have seen happen in my mission and that can happen here in this ward. Thanks for all you do and for all the help. We sure love you guys a lot.

Elder Turner

Letter to Dad:

Hey Dad,

Thanks so much for your letter. I hope you know you are my hero and that I talked about you a lot here in the mish, ahahah. This has been a great week for me. We had the opportunity to have a visit from Elder Hugo E Montoya of the First Quorum of the 70. I had two meeting with him. The first was a leadership council with him, President Marble and us 12 zone leaders and the assistants. We talked a lot about promising blessing and really acting as representatives of Christ in all places at all times and with all people. He talked a lot about correcting with love and using the priesthood to bless the live of others. The second meeting was the general mission conference. He just told stories and bore his testimony. It was like way different than what i expected but very powerful at the same time. It was very cool too cuz he tried to help us see that the general authorities are regular people with the same calling as us. But you could see the difference. What made the difference between him and others was that he was completely consecrated to the Lord’s work and loved him. It was cool. I came out of there with the determination to look into my life and find what I lack and what I need to fix and to do it.

There have been many people here in Peru that I have been able to know and teach that have experienced the saving power of Christ. One is a man named Elio that we baptized a while back. He had had so many problems for years: drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and some other problems held him back. He had been preparing to be baptized for almost a year but had never been able to take that important step, mainly because he hadn’t ever been able to overcome his problems and fully repent of his sins. He told us of how he had struggled for months to feel worthy of baptism, but wasn’t able to reach his desired goal. It got to the point where he became so discouraged. But then, he began to think back on where he was a year ago, and he realized that, while he hadn’t achieved his goal of being baptized, he had progressed a ton. This filled him with energy and desire to keep pressing forward and ultimately to change. He didn’t realized what that energy was at the time, but now, as a baptized member of the Savior’s church, he knows it was the saving power of Christ working in him.

Imma give lots of talks to the boys when I get home hahaha. I actually read a way cool article the other day in a Liahona and I already sent it to mom but it’s cool:  Healing Hidden Wounds . I think this is the biggest problem youth face today and it’s very hard to prevent.

The boys are so funny hahah. I can wait to be with them when I get home. I often think back on the many memories we have together and together and it always brings me joy.

I love you guys so much and I know that Christ lives. I will do anything to serve him the way he has commanded me to even if it’s hard. Thanks for always being a good dad. Love you guys. Seebs

Week 94-95 | Sad about Torpedo, Chosen Families, and John 15

Hey Mom thanks for the letter. It’s true the Book of Mormon is true. Hahah I love it and study it EVERYDAY! I’m writing a day late because today we went to the Temple. It was so cool and I had such a great experience. I was able to meet up with Elder Garrison, my old comp, and some other friends as well. I love the Temple and hope you guys are attending often! We are so blessed to have one so close. Im working so hard right now and having so much fun I’m like actually really happy with how everything’s going right now. I’m bummed about Tiny Torpedo (family tortoise that got away) though. If it is lost, we need to buy a new one asap. I think it’s the best pet we have ever had, lol. I bet Rook is bummed. So weird that Grant’s home. Even weirder is that I will only write you guys nine more times. I miss you guys a lot but am so happy to be here. Tell the boys i love them! Love you

Here’s a bit from my letter to President from this week

Hola Presidente,
Wow this has been a way cool week here in Buenos Aires. We have been able to see a ton of miracles and have found a ton of chosen people. We were saddened that we weren’t able to have as many investigators in church as we had hoped, but we are confident that with hard work and faith during this week, many more will be there this Sunday.

We were able to find a very prepared and chosen family this week. The other day, we talked to a young man outside of his house. He was nice and said we could come back. We came back and were a bit surprised to find a family was so prepared to hear the Gospel message, but that’s how it all starts. Talking with someone and extending an invitation. Yesterday we invited all five of them to baptized the 2nd of September and they all accepted without hesitation or doubt. The mother said that, “this is what she had been praying for.” It was a way cool experience and we are all very excited.

The Zone is doing well. We want to be doing better. I know we can achieve the goal that we have made of 24 baptism this month. We are praying constantly for each companionship and especially their district leaders. We have a plan to visit the district meetings and to help the district leaders have the goal to baptized engraven in their minds and their hearts.

This week I was studying a bit in Preach My Gospel, chapter 1 and was lead to read in John 15. For the first time with this specific passage of scripture, I felt like the Lord was speaking directly to me and to us (the missionaries). In verses 1-8 and verse 16 we read,

“1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

We as missionaries are the branches. Jesus is the vine. If we abide in him as we work diligently to accomplish our objective, He will bless us to bring forth much fruit (baptisms). Without Him, we cannot do it. Today in the temple I read this chapter of John and I promised the Lord Ii would do my best to work with diligence and abide in him for these last few months on my mission. I want more than anything to help Him in this sacred work and to “bring forth much fruit”.

I’m doing great and am happy as always to serve. I love this gospel and I’m grateful for all the love and help you guys offer. Elder Bejarano and I have high hopes for these coming weeks and months.

Seebs, Elder Turner

August 14

Hey Mom thanks for the letter. All the Lake Powell pics made me kinda jealous but its all good cuz I’m loving it here. I would not say I’m like trunky, however the fact that the mission ends is starting to seem less and less like an idea and more like a reality. The good news is that it hasn’t completely hit me yet.

To answer your questions:

How much time do you spend working with members of your zone or with district leaders? -It depends; some need more help than others. We try to spend as little time as possible and to help them become as spiritually self sufficient as possible.

Does it take away from your proselyting time? -Yes thats what sucks sometimes.

Or is that something you work on during personal study time? -I try not to but some times.

Do you do a lot of exchanges? -Once a week.

If so who has been your favorite “companion for a day”? -I always end up just wanting to go back to my regular companion, hahahah.

© 2018 Elder Wyatt Turner

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