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Central Eurasian Mission: Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan


April 24, 2017

Week 61
Email Summary:
*Another friend is progressing toward a pool party, Yasli Muncy will keep us posted
* He talked about how the volunteers sang a few times in sacrament meeting while he was in 
   Istanbul.  Also that the hymns aren't translated into Turkish very well and that it would be nice
   if they could just start from scratch and make them
* Still isn't speaking Turkish on the level he wants to be, but is understanding it quite well now.
* Speaks highly of Yasli Earl and another volunteer who graduated early so he could be on his
   mission (props to him)
* Enjoys the Saturday morning soccer activity.  He claims his ball handling skills are weak but his 
   defense is good
* Encouraging mom to fix Turkish food and to try to find his favorite brand of Ayran.  Claims that he
   will probably be drinking buttermilk here in the states if we can't find it, because it is compared
   by many to buttermilk. (Eker) Almost all of the volunteers really like and drink it.
* The events of the week: Taught some lessons and got invited to the home of an Iranian family(who
   are in the branch) and they had some good Iranian food!  Also played Saturday morning soccer 
   with everyone and had an awesome branch activity.  We played more soccer and had a 
  Turkish/Iranian/American BBQ.  Almost the whole branch came and it was so fun! "Some kid from
   Israel was there and I was getting to know him and we were standing next to the grill. He asked if 
   he could take one of the sausages and I was like, 'wait, you're from Jerusalem aren't you? aren't you
   Jewish?' And he's like, 'yeah, so what?' And as he was about to grab it, I slap his hand and I'm like,
   'bro, that's pig!' He freaked out to say the least."
* It also snowed Sunday, quite a bit and it's pretty chilly here now.
* We get our smart phones this week!  We are the first mission in the world to get smart phones
* Jacob 3:1: "But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart.  Look unto God with
   firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your 
   afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your 
* Lots of love and have a great week

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