May 29, 2017
* The story of the visit to the lady with cancer: "We got an email and thought it was another referral, but instead was from a member in Norway. She asked us to visit her friend here in Ankara. She has cancer. We weren't sure exactly what she was wanting from us other than a visit, but we of course we contacted the lady we were to visit. We were able to contact her right away, but didn't visit her until a couple of weeks ago. She is from Kyrgyzstan and is married to a Turk. She has been living here for over eight years so we were able to communicate in Turkish just fine. For me, it was a very humbling experience. She had lost so much weight and couldn't have weighed more than 90 pounds and she couldn't sit up in her bed. Her mom had come from Kyrgyzstan to take care of her, and she only knew Russian. We asked our friend if she knew why we were there. She didn't know and she said that a friend had suggested we came over to help her with bad spirits she felt in her house, which we were kind of confused about. We offered her a heart-felt prayer and stayed and chatted with her for a while. She is a VERY nice woman. although not interested in learning from us, which is totally fine of course. We want to keep in touch and visit her once in a while.We also met her husband, who was one of the most hospitable and nicest Turks I've met. He even offered us a ride home, which was very far. I really admired how positive he was, with his wife having cancer. It's tender experiences like that I am so grateful for!. As representatives of Christ, we are also supposed to be there for people because Christ was and IS there for everyone."
* More mission calls in home ward and he is very happy about that
* Digestive issues are fine now
*Personal study is in Mosiah
* Was asked to translate for Gospel Doctrine class. The lessons aren't available in Turkish yet. It was the first time translating for a group like that and it is very challenging! Hoping it gets easier or that some of the English speaking members will help out or both.
*It was a good week!
* Lots of love