Monday, June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

Hey what's up Family --

So I would just like to say "thank you father for all that you have done for us."  It was your birthday recently and so I want you to just assume that your birthday letter applies to Father's Day because you know you are a super good dad and stuff and I kind of love you. :)

But yeah, this week was super dope.  It went really fast because we were traveling so much.  On Sunday we went to Filidelphia in order to email and do church stuff, and then we went back to Neuland to pack, and then went to Asuncion.  We went to Asuncion because we had a mission conference with Elder Gonzalez.  The conference was really cool.  Elder Gonzalez spoke about a lot of really cool things and I have been able to implement a lot of what he talked about, such as being more direct with questions such as asking people to go to church and to read The Book of Mormon.  He explained that we are going to be inviting the people to repentance through our questions to them.  He said that repentance is a "yes or no" answer -- either they want to repent or they don't.  It was really kind of a cool way to put things because I had never really thought about that before.  Since the conference, I have noticed that my questions have been more direct, and we have been able to have a lot of success through just changing one simple thing, and so it was super nice. I haven't received the mission picture they took at the conference, but as soon as I get it, I will send it to you. 

But other then that the week was super good.  We set up a couple of date for people to get married, like Adriano, and that was cool.  Adriano is super excited to get married and it is funny because we asked him "Hey, why is it important that you get married," to which he told us that it was important because he works and so he needs a woman to clean and cook and watch the kids.  It was super funny because the answer we were looking for was to complete and keep the commandments of God and so we can be blessed through our diligence in completely following God.  So he got it wrong, but it was super funny.   

This week we weren't able to connect with Adolfo.  We went by his house three or four times, but he was never there.  It actually was super weird that we weren't able to connect with him, but it will be okay because he is super prepared to be baptized and he did come to church, so it's all good.  So after we went by his house so many times, we were standing outside of his cousin's house and he walked out and said "Hey, I moved, sorry for not telling you."  Haha.  It would have saved us a lot of confusion. :)  But even though we weren't able to meet with him, he is doing well.   

But yeah, other than that nothing really crazy happened in the week ... just ordinary proselyting stuff  which is not really that fun ... at least for you all. :) 

I love y'all, and I am super happy to be a part of your family. 

With love -- 
Elder Turley 

Questions of the Week:

So how was your week? 
It was good. 

How are things going with Adolfo? 

Things are good but he cant get baptized for a while.

What about Adriano and his family? 

They are doing well. They are planning on getting married.

Have you been able to get back to talk to the guy where you were getting the USB ports from? 

Not with him, but with his brother.

Do you have any new investigators? 


How was your attendance yesterday? 


What was your happiest moment last week? 

Going to Asunscion.

Your funniest moment? 

Ummm I went to the batroom at like 4 in the morning at the Office Elders house and their toilet wouldn't flush.  Then the next morning I had to leave before they were awake, so I am sure they were surprised. Haha.

You toughest moment? 

One of my friends Elder Mcllelland went home with a concussion.

Your most spiritual moment?

The meeting with Elder Gonzalez 

How is your health? 

It's good, I'm not sick of anything. 

Were you able to get out to Paraiso this week?

No, the stake president went out without us

What was your favorite meal this week? 

I eat the same thing every day, but I was able to have Burger King. 

Who is your favorite person this week?

Mateo Vazquez.  He came to church for the first time in a while. 

What was your favorite scripture last week?

I really like Mosiah 4 about how to raise a family and to help other people. 

Any funny or random Chaco stories this week?

My companion roasted peppers and they hot-boxed my house and we couldn't breath without it burning our lungs.

 Pictures from Paraguay

Pictures from Neuland

Missionaries Having Fun

Mission Picture
(Jon is on the third row, third person on the left from the white wall.  Two people behind the Hermana in the red shirt.  He is standing two away from Elder Garner with Elder Luke in the middle of them). 

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