Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Week 75: Addiction Recovery, 14th Century Castles, cat pee, and changes!

Hola familia!

The work in Vic is now starting up again. With Geraldo and his family
failing to come to church for the third week in a row, we've been
forced to give them a lesson z and put them on the back burner.
Luckily, we've been blessed with some very promising new
investigators. Julio from Ecuador was one, who's had questions about
the Catholic Church and has already gotten excited about the church
since it's so close to his house. We also found a Spanish couple, Jose
and Rosa, who while they may be battling a few addictions, already
accepted invitaciones to get rid of them, to clean their house (they
made that one themselves), read the Book of Mormon, and Jose prayed in
the lesson in their house. So while our past investigators are falling
off track, these new ones are giving us some hope.

The Rama is going to try and improve also. The third hour meeting was
spent talking about the attendance issues, helping out the less
actives and recent converts, and paying tithing. The branch presidency
did a good job with it, and we all left with the spirit and the
members are excited to repent (the counselor in the presidency
literally called them to repentance, dang) and start over.

Today for preparation day we hiked to the Santi Marti Castle, which
looks a bit like Lord of the Rings since it's up on the top of a cliff
with ravens circling it. I kid you not, I have video evidence. But it
was a blast! Also, it was 20 degrees out so that made it great. It's
spring time in January!

So the cat pee. Well Jose and Rosa, when they said they'd clean the
house, really have a problem. Their place is really nice to be honest,
except it's dirty, there's clothes everywhere, and they have a room
just for the cats. You already know without having to open the door,
it's that bad. Let's just say that cats need baths too, and clean
toilets. We're praying that they follow through with that

So I have to finish up, but here's a quote to ponder about hope from
Neal A. Maxwell. "Thus, real hope is much more than wishful musing. It
stiffens, not slackens, the spiritual spine. It is composed, not
giddy, eager without being naive, and pleasantly steady without being
smug. Hope is realistic anticipation taking the form of
determination--a determination not merely to survive but to “endure …
well” to the end".

Love you all!

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

 Castillo de Sant Marti de Centelles

 Lunch with a view!

The good burger!

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