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Elder Trevon Oliver Turley
Massachusetts Boston Mission
182 W Central St. Ste 203
Natick, MA 01760
United States

Monday, March 30, 2015

Praying from your heart

So this week has been pretty great. Mostly because Harry was baptized! and we baptized him in Chinese which is way cool. I don't have my camera on me but I might be able to get on later today and send some pictures of the baptism. 

So you need to google timtamslam.  It will change your life. 

So do you remember when we went to the funeral and it was for the wrong lady. Well we've gone and visited that lady (who we thought had died) twice this week which was nice. She's having such a hard time but I know that she has really taken a liking to us and our message. In fact on Saturday we taught her how to pray from her heart instead of just reciting written prayers which is what she had been doing previously. We also gave her and her daughter a Book of Mormon and they were so excited. Hopefully they actually read it. I don't know if we'll be able to visit her again because she went back home but they said they would be open to having missionaries come to their home so we'll have to follow up with the missionaries in her area and see how that goes. Hopefully everything works out for her. 

Back to Harry's story. After the baptism we asked him to get up and bear his testimony and it was so great. He talked a lot about how because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can start again and again and again. He also talked a lot about how God gives us weaknesses to teach us how to be humble which coincides with his favorite verse Ether 12:27. Go read it. 

At church we had a special combined blitz family history thing where everybody brought computers and actually did family history work during the second and third hours of church. apparently missionaries are experts at family history because everybody was asking us all their questions so we just kinda did our best. Thanks Mom for sending me the family name to take to the temple. That will be so great. I love you guys!

Elder Trevon Turley

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Well things have been really great over here as usual. We had Stake Conference this weekend so that's probably what I'll talk about, and Harry of course.

Since Harry is so awesome he came to both the Adult and General sessions of Stake Conference. Interestingly enough the topic at the Adult Session was on the importance of council/counsel within the church. I was a little taken back at first but it ended up being pretty awesome. I definitely learned a lot! Basically councils are designed to help us figure out the right questions to ask God. Harry thought it was great too and we introduced him to pres. Packard the Stake Patriarch and the Stake President, he loved it all! 

Harry's going to be baptized this next Sunday and it's gonna be great. We have three guys in our ward who speak Chinese so ya know what we're going to do? baptize Harry in Chinese! I am so excited. 

Anyways I've gotta skedaddle but I thought I'd finish by including a few good quotes I heard at Stake Conference.

"It takes a good meeting to beat no meeting" -Bishop of the Brookline Ward

"Little known fact: the chore chart was the beginning of the downfall among the jaredites" -Stake Young Women's Presidents son

Anyways talk to ya next week.  Love ya. 

Elder Trevon Turley

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Ohana means FAMILY & FAMILY means no one gets left behind. or overlooked.

So I acknowledge the fact that my letter last week was sub par. I believe you'll be very pleased with this one. Elder Corpus (my companion) is actually getting his patriarchal blessing today so we'll be busy doing that later today. It's kind of a weird situtation since he's supposed to already have it but before he came out everybody just assumed he did. I'm super excited, it's certainly going to be an awesome experience.

Hopefully I'll be able to contain my thoughts well enough to write about these past two weeks because they were really pretty awesome. 

This is me in the Science museum at the light exhibit. 

On my Birthday we went to the museum of science and visited the special Mayan exhibit! It was very cool. The best part was they had this thing where you typed in your birthday and it printed it in Mayan, especially because I was actually there on my Birthday. The sister missionaries that we serve with were super champs and made me a cake. They also left goodies all around town where I was going to be that day. Between that and all the emails & packages I received it made for a really great birthday. Thank you!

This is me in front of the Church of Science. 

On Friday we had a Zone Conference and it was so amazing! We had the whole mission presidency there along with their wives and we spent like two hours having an open panel where we could ask any question. I thought it would be all about doctrine but it was all specific questions about missionaries investigators. I was impressed to see what people really wanted help with. Our mission presidency is built up of some of the most remarkable people alive today both on a secular and a spiritual level. Pres. Christensen is considered the most innovative thinker in the world! Literally he's won the title for the past three years in a row. He told us that Pres. Obama calls him on a regular basis. He went on vacation to England and the Prime Minister called him and asked him to come and visit. Apparently the apostles call him too asking for advice. I really love this guy. His testimony is one of the most sincere testimonies ever! His take on missionary work is so revolutionary and yet stated so simply. 

Pres. Haight is also in our mission presidency and he covenanted to invite someone to meet with the missionaries every single day of his life. He did this 12 years ago and he hasn't missed a day since he made that promise. In fact on the way to the Zone conference he had already invited 2 people. It might sound like he's just trying to live the set apart mission life but it's truly just who he is.

I've already written a lot about how great Pres. Packard is so I won't go into that today but you know that I love him too. 

Besides that I'll write about our main man Harry! He is the most Golden investigator ever. By his efforts we've found three new investigators. He's already brought two of them to church and he is so excited to be a member. We meet with him about three times a week. One to teach him, two to have him help us teach his friends and three is when he comes out with us to help teach our other investigators! If that's not conversion I don't know what is. Last Saturday we made a rough draft baptismal program with him and then on Sunday he went around and asked all the members to help out/come to his baptism. He also co-teaches in Gospel principles so that's super cool as well. We have three guys in our ward who speak Chinese so we're going to have one of them baptize Harry in Chinese and the other two will witness. It's going to be very cool. He's going to be baptized on the 29th.  I am saying the opening prayer at his baptism. The entire program was almost completely member based but we still are a part of it. 

Final story is about a funeral we went to. So we visit a lot of people at Hospitals who come from out of state since Boston has a lot of remarkable hospitals. Well unfortunately one of them died which is sad and I don't mean to be disrespectful towards her or her life but this is actually a pretty funny story. We get invited to the funeral and we feel like we should go even though it's out of our Zone so we had to get permission to go. We show up and boy were we surprised! We though it was a different lady that we had visited who had died. So we were completely taken back when suddenly we were asked to be pall bearers and to also say the opening and closing prayer. I've never been apart of any funeral to that degree before but hey we figured we would step up to the plate. The funeral service only lasted like 20 minutes which was sad, everybody was a nonmember but it was held at one of our churches so at the end the Bishop got up and basically taught the Plan of Salvation so that was pretty great. It was an interesting experience that's for sure. 

This is the Cambridge Stake Center. We were helping with a blood drive here.  It's the most expensive church building in America for us. It's 3 stories and has an underground parking garage. 

Well I've gotta be heading out but hopefully this letter was better that last weeks. I love you guys!

Elder Trevon Turley

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

They think I don't know a boatload about the Gospel but I doooooooo.

Sorry I haven't written my main letter yet. This week has been super crazy and I really don't have time to write an email that would be worthy of this week. Sooo, I'm going to handwrite it in my spare moments (few and far between) and then I'll mail it to you. 

Good for Cam for making it on the court. Tell him I only played like 3 times my whole Freshman year so kudos to him. Keep working hard. You'll get there! 

Thank you so much for all the Birthday wishes! I've never gotten so many E-mails from so many different people. I really appreciate it.

Elder Trevon Turley

P.S. Should you ever feel the need to send me a gift card there is a dunkin donuts & CVS on pretty much every corner here so those are good ones. Thanks!

Monday, March 2, 2015

I'm doing lots of good stuff out here

 This week has been pretty good too. We had transfers and we lost one of the Elders in our apartment. That's fine though we got a brand new Elder out in the mission. Like this is his first week out. We also got a new Sister for the English area. Her name is Sister Thompson she's pretty awesome and I'm excited to work with her. 

This is the four of us in our apartment before the one moved on to his new area. 

At the Prudential Mall at a restaurant that is not overly pricey. It's on the 52nd floor so that was cool. 

Things are still going really well with our investigator, in fact he invited one of his friends to meet with us and now she has a baptismal date too. They're both all-star. Saturdays are starting to become really busy for us. We're teaching lots of college kids so we teach them all on Saturday. It's awesome! They're all great people and all have so much potential to actually become baptized. Of course now we just need to find lot of people to meet throughout the rest of the week.

So last night President Packard gave a presentation/fireside on what the world knows because of Joseph Smith. It was fantastic, there were so many missionaries there as well as investigators and also members. There was something new for everyone to learn since President Packard knows more about the Gospel than anyone else I've ever met. He talked a lot about the Plan of Salvation but he essentially related it to everything else that is unique about our church.

That's so awesome that Torrin is married now. Warren is such a great guy. Zale, that was quite the baby bump. I'm guessing you and Garrett are pretty excited. 

This final one is me on our P-day today. We went and toured the Grand Masonic temple of Boston or something like that and I sat in the Grandmasters chair and had my picture taken. It was pretty cool. 

I'm sorry that this letter isn't super long but I'm doing lots of good stuff out here. Teaching lots of people and changing lives. I am having fun doing hard but rewarding work and thankfully have not had much opposition up to this point in my mission. I'm happy to be here and I know that this is where God wants me to be. I get so excited when I think that with every person baptized they can then help others come to know the truth of Christ.  It's pretty amazing. 

Elder Trevon Turley