This week was fantastic, long, and really interesting. An odd mix of words but you get what I mean in a sec. Joel, our long time investigator accepted a baptismal date for the 22nd of October, and we've found some great new investigators(and we're still working to get the other ones going, lots of flojos), but through it all, just grateful for what we've got! We're beginning to teach the girlfriend of an old investigator of ours, named Maria,(her boyfriends the one with the drug issues from a few weeks back), but while the word of wisdom will be a bit interesting, she's super prepared to learn about the gospel! Within 10 minutes she accepted to read the Book of Mormon that night, come to conference and have other lessons with us! She may have not been able to attend, but we’re meeting with her later this week.
My son, Elder Perry's, been using crutches all week, slowing down our pace but not our desire to teach! So we shuffled around, contacting anyone on a bench or near a bench so that he could sit down, and making the most of it. At one point I offered to carry him up a hill we had to climb to get to an appointment, but he bravely passed and climbed the mountain anyways(she wasn't even there, so we ended up coming down empty handed.). Later that night however after our successful lesson with Joel, he accepted that offer for a piggy back, resulting in us piggybacking joyously across Areeta plaza at 10:30 with all the teenagers and old folk looking at us with confused expressions. Fun times in Las Arenas!
On Saturday, we took the trip to Bidezebal to play baseball with some investigators and the other elders. After making the 2 km walk(with crutches mind you), we find out that he and them weren't going to be there. When the elders found out and were telling us, all I hear in the phone with a hint of sarcasm from Elder Kimball is " I'm so glad this happened...". We rested for a sec on the bench before hiking across the fields of Getxo to the metro. But hey fun times as the Las Arenas district.
This weekend was made even more amazing by several things. We found a very enthusiastic Cuban man named René, who slammed mine and Elder Perry’s heads to his as he gave us what I call the sumo hug(my face got road rash from his fuzzy hair haha!). But it also was amazing because we were able to loor the Profeta and dar gracias(Praise to the Man and We thank thee oh God for a prophet in Spanglish) by watching conference! There were so many talks that I loved - the main ones being Elder Yamashitu on being ambitious for Christ, and Russell M Nelson's talk on finding joy in our lives. But the biggest blessing of the missions that every talk seems to apply to something in the missionary work, so even if they may not apply to us all the way, each talk was super interesting to me. But yea, conference is the best!
Also our mission president surprised us this week by telling us the President Russell M Nelson will be speaking to the whole mission in Barcelona in two weeks! We're pretty excited, and we're going on a three day road trip to do it as a zone since we live clear up in Pais Basco. But yea we're pretty excited!
I love and miss you all, missionary work’s fun, but hard here, but having the faith of an amazing trainee like Elder Perry’s made it all worth it!
🇪🇸🌴Elder Taylor Moulton🌲🇪🇸
Probably the saddest picture ever but it sums up our week pretty well!
The Guggenheim Museum