Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Week 76: Weed, British Spirit, party in sacrament meeting, and Punjab!

Hola family y amigos!

The title’s a bit strange I know but that basically sums up the week
here in Vic. In case you haven't heard from the other emails, this is
a very diverse place. Normally, we meet people from Spain, most
countries in South America, Morraco, India, the Philippines, it's
kinda like the United Nations. We've learned how to say hello in a few
languages now. In Twi it's etisank, in Punjabi it's sachrical, in
Arabic is Saleem, and I'll add more to the list this week. To add to
our colorful contacts, there's a general smell of drogas to the town,
which makes it's more fun in my book (we like to challenge smokers to
follow the word of wisdom, that's fun). We've had some miracles come
from those contacts though!

With all of our investigators falling to the back burner this week, we
didn't expect the surprise that we had in sacrament meeting. All of our
friends came! Geraldo and his family came for the first time in a
month ( he went to the baptism of Odik though, he got teary during it.
The spirit was strong there). Since he wasn't able to meet last week
we're giving him a lesson z tonight. We also brought two friends from
Ghana, Peter and Martin (street contacts, they don't know much Spanish
but we can help them out with that), who got really into the
priesthood and the Book of Mormon in the first lesson. A lady from next
door to the chapel came also after we invited her in her doorway a few
weeks ago, and a former investigator of ours came also. It was a
blessing to see some fruits of our calls and invitations to attend
church come about. Now it's all about inviting them to take the next

Another highlight of the week was having Elder Kearon, the area
president, come visit the mission! We had a big zone conference with
five zones (so many people and pizzas), and our heads left bulging with
new ideas for the work. Here are some highlights from my journal:
-"Don't worry, work hard"
-" lets go out and get persecuted!" Elder Ballard
-"Become free knowing that you are a son/daughter of God"(mind blown)
-you have to trust Him in Him saying that you did ok. You're good enough.
-be amazed at the doctrine we're teaching! Get excited!
" we are at the level of this message" it's worth the opposition and sacrifice
-repentance is the "doctrine of Human development" president Dayton
" this is the church of fresh starts".
I had four pages of notes so that's just the highlights. He focused a
lot on what goes inside our minds and hearts as we teach more than
what we teach. It's true though. We are the vessel. If the vessel
doubts itself, it'll have a hard time reaching its potential.

While the work is still tough, the people are stubborn, the Lord is at
the head. We've got some good visits coming up so it'll be a good
week! Thanks for all the love and support! Adieu!

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒดElder Taylor Moulton๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

 The Vic veteran group
 Hot air balloons on the way to Mercadona
 Five zone conference with Elder Kearon, the area president
 Elder Morley!
Baptism in Granollers

1 comment:

  1. I always love reading Taylor's letters and seeing his cool pictures. I'm glad some of his investigators are coming to church. It was great to hear about his 5 zone conference and read his notes. Taylor is an exemplary missionary.