Well like I’m way stoked because we had transfers and I found out that I’m staying here until Elder Boren finishes his mission this next change. So, I’m here in Chota for another 3 months, sí o sí. Yeah, I don’t know why I started off with that but I just really am stoked. I love Elder Boren and I love Choto.

Yeah, so this has been a way red week like always. Last P-day was fun. We went down to Cajamarca and visited with President and Sister Marler. We played these random fun games, but the best part was just being with them and the Zone. President and Sister Marler are the best; it’s weird to think I will not have them after these next 2 transfers. They end their mission in July and we get a new president, President Marble. Sad but stoked, the Marlers are the best.

Pres. and Sister Marler, Elder Dorado and Me

Me and Pres. and Sis. Marler a few months ago.

It’s also been a hectic week though. We got kicked out of our apartment and had to find a new one. But it’s chill because our new room is way bigger, nicer, and sicker. Also the secretary of the mission accidentally cut our cell phone line 5 days ago and we still haven’t gotten it back yet. It’s hard in Chota when you don’t have a cell phone. Right now, we are borrowing a phone from a member.

New Chota Apartment

New Chota Apartment


New Chota Apartment

New Chota Apartment

Random scripture find of the week, 2 Kings 2:22-25. It’s pretty funny, LOL.

We had so many great lessons this week, but there is one that was so awesome. We have this cool member, Brother Percy, who decided to fast with us on Saturday. He then spent the whole day with us visiting people. We had 5 appointments scheduled for that afternoon and all of them cancelled last minute. We walked around all day and barely talked to one person. At the end of the night, we just felt like we should go visit this one guy that was kinda gnarly and way hard to teach and kind of hard of heart. We went and we saw a miracle happen that night to Brother Percy and to this guy. We faced some of the most combative and hard questions I have ever heard. But we received such spiritual answers and strength, things I don’t even remember. Hermano Percy testified with power and we were so shocked at the change we saw in this man we were teaching. I said things I have never even thought about and explained doctrine I didn’t fully understand before now. The gospel gives power. God loves us and helps us in the very moment we need it. Such a cool experience. I love the mission, I love you too. I hope you can all feel the love of God. Life in the mission is crazy but I love every minute of it, hahaha.

Seebs,

Elder Turner

And Last Week’s short emails:

“How are you feeling?” -Mom

So, I’m all better and yea I am trying to take a lot of pictures. I like just got to Cajamarca I couldn’t write a letter this week so just put this:

We had a rad week. I Had an alpaca like try to kill me but, I got away. It did spit in my face.

Meeting a Llama

Meeting a Llama

I loved Elder Holland’s talk where he says that we get credit for just trying. It so rad! Also, you gotta read this talk by Michael Wilcox. It was a BYU Hawaii devotional called “Bread or Stone”. Coming to understand the God we pray to is so good!

This week we had lots of lessons and more than anything I saw the “Lord’s Arm” extended (D&C 123:17.) The Lord is working miracles here in Chota. I know that Christ lives and that He is they only way to true happiness. I know that the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored in 1820 through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know Chota, Peru is where I need to be and this is the most important work I can do right now. I’ll write a letter better next week.

I love you all.

Elder Turner