Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Week 46: False Alarm Judgement Day, Babies, Battle of the Consejo, and Tree Prayers!

Hola family!

This has been a good week. We taught some good people, we found some
old investigators after some many many years(one that lives across from
the chapel too...), miraculous references from the members(Columbian
family!), and yep, I cumplido 20 years! I'm so old, haha just kidding
but still, I feel old not being able to tell people on the streets
that in a teenager sharing the gospel. You wouldn't believe some of
the faces I've gotten telling people that! But some of the members and
investigators celebrated with cake and candles and some of those party
blower thing that mom sent! And I got hugs from our Guatemalan friends
too! Best present ever!

Some recent converts from a little ago had their baby this week too,
Paula and Vlad! It was super early too, like two months early so she's
still in the hospital, but we got to visit them, and the babies names
Alicia! She's so tiny! She weighs exactly half as much as I did when I
was born(which isn't saying much since I weighed like 10 pounds haha).
But it was fun to visit them in the hospital and get funny stares as
we walked down the hallway(we’re a pretty tall duo).

A duo which will be together another transfer! While it was almost
certain before that I was going to stay and Elder Morley would leave,
the entire district stayed the same! Kinda lame, I love having
changes, it keeps things interesting! I mean not like our weeks aren't
interesting to begin with! So judgment day(our nickname for
transfers), was a false alarm.

We found out too last night that this old investigator we have named
Francisco lives with this other man we found named Jorge from
Honduras, small world! The good news is that we're going to have a
lesson with them both, and hopefully their families tonight! I love
miracles like that! And ones like sitting on a bench to make calls and
having a less active man of over 10 years find us and introduce
And want to meet with us! And his name’s Germann too! Just
feeling good with the tender mercies around here!

In other news, Carol our building’s cleaning lady explained to us the
art of tree prayers, as in hugging a tree and praying. Alright carol
you do that! And last but not least, Elder Morley got squid
besoed(kissed on the cheek/ear if you're unlucky)by an old woman in a
Chinese restaurant. Boom!

In my studies and during our zone meeting on Wednesday, I've been
studying about and learned a lot about the art of not comparing
ourselves to others! Elder Murley, a good friend of mine leaving the
mission(along with my trainer), compared life to a race, or the
mission too. If we keep looking to the side, comparing ourselves to
others, and forgetting who you are and what you're here to do, you
won't do the best you can do! That's why instead of comparing
ourselves to others, we need to live up to our potential, and become
who we are as Elder Causee says! Become who you are, and be grateful
for where you are right now, and all will turn out all right!

I love and miss you all, and I'm so grateful for your amazing emails,
the package from my family, and the love I felt this very different

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ΄Elder Taylor Moulton🌲πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

 District meeting

 Elder Murley (middle) who headed home to Canada!
 Decorations from home!

 Birthday party with the gang!

 Thanks for the package!  haha
Already wore out a pair of shoes!  We told him to buy more before he goes home!  Nice!

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