Monday, 16 June 2014

New Companion New Area

Hi Guys,

Sorry its quite a short letter this week. 

So I got transferred and my new area is Soweto the biggest township in the mission, my new companion is Elder Barendse who is from Port Elizabeth, he seems like a very cool guy, he is very excited to be on his mission which is really good, he has been out three months.
So Soweto is a really nice place its a huge area that's why we have 2 sets of elder here that how big it it. 
We have met a lot of really cool people and there is a lot of work to do here we have lots of recent converts and less actives, so a lot of work to do to bring souls back and keep souls there. 
So me and my companion have a lot of work ahead of us, but it will make the time go by so quickly. 
I'm loving my mission life is good, hopefully I will have a better email next week when I'm more used to the area. 

Take care, have a great week. 

Love you guys  Elder Turney xx 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Saying Goodbye's are always hard but new challenges ahead

Hi Guys, This week has been a really great week. 
Monday  was awesome for p day we went laser tag. It was really fun we had the whole zone there which was really good. In the evening we went to the Armstrong's.
Tuesday:  In the morning we had Sister Matapelo we spoke about eternal marriage. Then we visited with Kabelo and spoke about why he went to work instead of church, we shared about the Sabbath day. We then came back to the flat for lunch. We then went and visited with Musa a worker at abbey cross, we did BRT introduce Lesson 1. We then visited with Silvia a long time member staying at abbey cross also. We then went and visited with Siabonga a less active member. We then had our dinner and coordination with our ward mission leader.
Wednesday we went on an exchange I went to Rand burg. We saw Prince, Granny Mags, Yan and Nathan and Nancy.
Thursday, In the morning we had weekly planning which always goes on for too long but it is very useful. Our first appointment was with Elizabeth the referral from Kabelo our recent convert. We spoke about the Book of Mormon. We then visited with Eloise and went over the baptism and who she wanted to do the talks and baptize her. We then visited with Kabelo another referral from Kabelo our recent convert, we spoke about tithing, and he seems very interested. We then visited with Linda and Masana and they are making a lot of progress. We then visited with the Pearls, it was just a check up on how there missionary work is going. 
Friday, was good we had district meeting in the morning, then afterwards we went to Mexican fresh it was terrible. We then visited with Musa again but didn't get to teach much as she was very busy. We then visited with Silvia and her family. Again we didn't get to teach much. We then went and had a braai with some members, I love braai's, (south African BBQ’s)
Saturday was our last zone conference with President Omer, they go home June 30th. It’s going to be sad but apparently the new mission president is very nice. After zone conference we went and visited siliva at abbey cross again, she is very nice but we are there so long because she can’t hear very much and so when we say we need to leaver she doesn't hear us. We then cycles down passed our chapel to visit with the mazibuko's. We then got transfer news that I'm leaving North Riding, I'm very sad about it but I accepted the call to be sent where the lord needs me :) 
Sunday: today was obviously the baptism of Eloise and then the rest of the day was going and saying good bye to people. 
I love my mission it’s the best choice I could have made.
love you guys 
Elder Turney 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

10 Months down already time is flying by

Hi Guys so this week has been pretty good.

Today was pretty cool we went ice skating which was really fun, i have not been in over a year so it was fun to get back on the ice. We then has Linda and Masana that evening. we had our ward mission leader come with is to that visit.
Tuesday  was really good we had a referral from our recent convert Kabelo so we went and visited her with Kabelo. she is a very nice girl. Her name is Elizabeth and she seems really interested in the gospel. Later that day we had Eloise, who is our investigator on date for June 8th she is doing really good, she is progressing really well.
Wednesday we were on an exchange with Weltervreden I was with Elder Nherera. Firstly we had singing at abbey cross the elderly persons home. that was nice. afterwards we did the exchange. We then saw Elizabeth again, we taught the whole of the restoration. We then visited with Kabelo and he taught us all of the restoration. it was good. We then went and visited Eloise again we taught about priesthood and auxiliaries. We then exchanged back and my companion got a puncture so we had to go back to the flat cause we had no more patches.
Thursday was weekly planning so thats always fun. We then went and saw Noel our recent convert. We started teaching lesson 1. We then went and visited Silvia, and there were like 12 other kids there. We taught them how to pray. we then went and did some finding at a garage. It was quite productive. we then went and visited with the Brentot's. We spoke about faith.
Friday was district meeting. There always fun. After district meeting we went out for lunch at Romans. Afterwards we saw the lowes and spoke about prayer followed by the Maredis and we spoke about obeying and honouring the law.
Saturday was good we saw linda and masana and we set a baptismal date for June 29th for them. We also saw eloise again and spoke about service. We then saw the shoko's and we spoke about charity. We then went and saw Rob and Bev and spoke about baptism.
Sunday was good, church was good afterwards we went to a members house for there sons birthday party. afterwards we went to rob and bev's again for dinner.
This week has been good, its the last week of transfers so me or Elder Reed will be leaving here next Tuesday which is sad I have had fun serving with him. I love you guys take care. Thanks for all your support and emails
Love Elder Turney xx