Vic's the best. From the title you can tell it's anything but boring at least.
With a blank slate to start with, we've had some miracles in our
finding. We've tried out some different parts of our area, one of
which is a town next to Vic called Tona. The missionaries have never
visited the town, and a few members told us to visit, so we gave it a
shot. We knocked the first door we came to after getting off the bus,
and we found and taught a Ecuadorian man (named Raul) and his niece.
We had an interesting lesson with him on Sunday, and he's going to
read the Book of Mormon (but he's evangelical so we're going to focus
on his doubts in the next lesson). We also found several other people,
including a lady from Bulgaria and we received a text message from a
Spanish man named Jose we had in the area book as a reference from
months ago who found our card in his mailbox, and wants to meet with
us tomorrow! He already has a Book of Mormon and can get to church!
All of this from visiting Tona this week. We're praying for even more
success this week as we head back!
Also fun story, we went to visit a former investigators house, and we
found this old Spanish lady named Valentina in a bathrobe out in front
of the building, coming to see the same person. Being quite old, she
had to waddle on up the stairs behind us while we knocked. No answer.
But the t.v. was on so we knew they were there. When Valentina finally
came up, short of breath, she said, "Well you need to talk to them".
So she went to the door, beat her fists into it and bellowed "Rosa
open up!!!!". Within 5 seconds the door was opened, they both were
inside, and it was made quite clear by them that they didn't want to
see us. Party in Vic 2.
Also people in small towns are strange. One man finished the contact
by hissing "diablo" and then closing the door. Another said she's an
apostate from the Christian church. One time a Spanish man got angry
at us and tried to kick us out of the building as we taught a Ghanaian
friend named Richard on the steps (do you own the building? Actually
it'd be pretty funny if he was but he wasn't). But the messages true
so it's worth the opposition!
I wish I had more time to tell more stories, but I don't so I'll leave
you with a quote. President Uchtdorf April 2015: "The greatest, most
capable, most accomplished man who ever walked this earth was also the
most humble. He performed some of His most impressive service in
private moments, with only a few observers, whom He asked to “tell no
man” what He had done. When someone called Him “good,” He quickly
deflected the compliment, insisting that only God is truly good.
Clearly the praise of the world meant nothing to Him; His single
purpose was to serve His Father and “do always those things that
please him.” We would do well to follow the example of our Master." Be
genuine, be you, always, and it will all work out!
Love and miss you all!
🇪🇸🌴Elder Taylor Moulton🌲🇪🇸
Eating Arepas as a district
Iglesia de San Andreas - built in the year 800! The town of Vic was probably around when Paul came through in the first century!
The Vic Cathedral - built in the 10th Century!