zone conference

Easter Weekend

28 March 2016

Missionary life: our mission did amazingly good on finding new investigators this week, with almost 90% of our companionships reaching the goal that President Dayton set for us this week. We definitely saw miracles this week as a mission. We had a great zone conference this week and I got to reunite with some of the boys, and it was great. We have another zone meeting this week coming up and it should be good. Other than that, just living the dream and preaching the good word of God.

Normal life: nothing really … there was like a week long holiday here for Easter so things have been shut down a lot, including today when we needed to do our grocery shopping.  So, food is looking scarce. The Spaniards really love their holidays let me tell you.

Studies: I didn’t have a ton of time for studies this week because of traveling and all of the time spent setting up activities and what not, but I just wanted to share a scripture, Acts 14:22.  This scripture reminds us that it is through trials that we will enter into the kingdom of God. We have trials to test and shape us. We need to continue in faith through whatever gets placed in our path.

Shout outs: El Faro mission for hitting goals, Mom for being awesome, Dad and Nate for buying shirts with pumas on them, Dustin Family for the package, and Elder Dunn for cracking me up with his spelling.

Blessings.

Elder Turner

Elder Turner, Elder Dun, Bryan and the Sisters

Elder Turner, Elder Dunn, Bryan and the Sisters

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graffiti of the week

Elder Turner with Lucky and Hellen

Elder Turner with Lucky and Hellen

Barc and Badalona Zone Conference

Barc and Badalona Zone Conference

Stunner

Stunner

Rama

Rama

Vitoria Week Ten

Hey guys,

I love you so much. Working my hardest to make you guys and my Heavenly Father proud of me.

I just got the photo card reader and it worked so I will share some pics!

We had a zone meeting with President Dayton and his wife yesterday. Elder Sedgwick and I sang “Be Still My Soul” acappella for zone conference, so that was interesting.

Not many stories to share, just one short one. This past week we were walking the streets and passed by this guy outside a bar eating seeds.  So we sat down and talked to him.  I ended up eating all of his seeds so I bought him some more from the bar along with a bag of peanuts – they just sell big bags of nuts and seeds at the bars here. We ended up talking to him about a bunch of stuff for about an hour and a half and got a baptismal fecha with him. Anyways reminded me of eating peanuts at home with you guys and watching baseball on school nights ahaha.

I cut my own hair with scissors and it is pretty good ahahah. You will see in the pictures.

My spiritual message this week is simple. God is our loving Heavenly Father. He gave us his Only Begotten, Jesus Christ, to atone and pay the price for our sins so that we can live with Them as well as our families forever. Not only did He pay the price for our sins, but He took upon himself everyone’s pains, afflictions, addictions, and sicknesses so He could better succor us. So He could know exactly what we are going through at all times. I know that the atonement is for all of us and we can all use it no matter what situation we are in, and by doing so we will be closer to our Heavenly Father. Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, and He lives. Because He lives, we don’t need to be alone, ever, He is always there for us. I hope you find joy in this paragraph because I know it is true, and so can you. Pray and ask your Heavenly Father about it, you will receive an answer.

Thanks for all of the emails!

Get Buckets!

elder Turner

(editor’s note:  Sam sent a video of President and Sister Dayton singing their mission song during Zone Conference and I’ve uploaded it onto the blog – it is on the Mission Videos page)

elder Turner, elder Jones, elder Sedgwick and elder Cifuentes - the might Vitoria district missionaries

elder Turner, elder Jones, elder Sedgwick and elder Cifuentes – the mighty Vitoria district missionaries

Zone Conference with President and Sister Dayton

Zone Conference with President and Sister Dayton

Zone Conference

Zone Conference

P-day!

P-day!