In his response you can tell he hasn’t been speaking much English lately, he mixes up words. Petition (Spanish?) = Request (English).
I only have one petition and that is that we eat In N Out for lunch on Tuesday and that you guys cook steak at home for dinner on Tuesday night. Other than that I’m down for whatever. I LOVED General Conference soooooooooooooo much. I loved Elder Eyring’s talk in Priesthood session. I loved Elder Nelsons talk on the Book of Mormon. I loved Uctdorf’s talk. The two big themes I got out of Conference were Service and the Study of the Book of Mormon. I’m doing great and having a way good time just trying to work my hardest and do my best. Sorry for not like sending a letter but I promise to tell you all the stories when I get home.
Love you. Seebs.
And an email to Dad:
Please do not kiss me on the cheek when I get home, hahaha. I absolutely loved conference soooooooo much! I love President Eyring’s talk; he is just so humble that one can feel it even through the TV in a foreign country. I loved Elder Nelson’s talk as well about the BOM, and one of my biggest goals for when I get home is to never go a single day without reading the Book of Mormon. It’s easy here, but I think it will be a bit more complicated there. Uchtdorf’s talk rocked; the goal is to return to the heavenly home. Service is key. Callister killed it in his talk about Joseph Smith and Elder Anderson explained that conference doesn’t matter if we don’t take it into our lives. I also loved Elder Mayne’s talk in the Priesthood Session. It made me think of our home.
This week, we also found a twenty-year-old guy that was looking for the truth. He said us knocking on the door was an answer to his prayers and that he didn’t need any further witness. He straight up asked to be baptized. Sadly, he will be baptized the week after I go, but it’s alright.
I was studying Alma 42 the other day and I had various impressions come to mind. here are some of them:
- The BOM clarifies that being good isn’t enough, a doctrine many scholars of the bible don’t understand.
- The importance of true repentance can only be truly understood in the full context of the Plan of Salvation.
- The essence of repentance is found in the making, renewing, and keeping of covenants.
I love the Book of Mormon and its clarity and doctrinal perfection. I’m working hard and focussed on the now, but also excited for what lies ahead.
Love you guys.
October 9th – the last emails.
Hey Mom, Thanks so much for the letter. I’ll be sure to print off those questions and write them out in my journal. The investigator’s name is Arturo and yea he will be getting baptized after I get home. But it’s all good and he’s wayyyyyyyyyyyy cool.
Well I’m not to sure what else I can say. I’m grateful for all the time you have spent these last two years writing me these letter and sending all these pics. It has always been one of the highlights each week of my mission. I can’t wait to get home and to have fun and do all the things I now wish I would have done before, hahaha. But yea I’m just happy and grateful to have been able to serve and am happy and grateful for all that the Lord has given me – above all for sending His Son.
Love you guys a ton. I’ll see you all soon.
Dad, That’s cool that you were able to read a bit of “The Fourth Missionary” with Slade. I remember our talks the last few nights about giving blessings and stuff and they have become a sacred memory for me. I’m excited for the deep doctrine conversations when I get home. I would be more than stoked to go do a temple session in Spanish in San Diego with you and Slade. It’s so cool to have the perspective in two different languages.
Ahhhhhh hahahah I cannot wait to get into my car (Swaggon)and start her up hahahah. I’m so excited. I miss just like driving and stuff like that hahah.
It’s so true. The preparation as celestial being starts now. It made me think of a scripture that is in Alma 41: 14:
“ Therefore, my son, see that you are merciful unto your brethren; deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually; and if ye do all these things then shall ye receive your reward; yea, ye shall have mercy restored unto you again; ye shall have justice restored unto you again; ye shall have a righteous judgment restored unto you again; and ye shall have good rewarded unto you again.”
I love the Book of Mormon. Thanks for all the love and inspiration you have given me over these past two years. I was always anxious to read you letters. They have lifted me up when I was down and given me strength in time of weakness. I love you and will for ever cherish these conversations. Thanks so much for the letters and for all that you guys do. Ii can’t believe it’s almost over and that I’ll see you guys in a week. Tell everyone I love them see you soon.
Love, Elder turner
Elder Wyatt Turner