Monday, March 13, 2017

Week 81: Herding sheep, Escaping the Nuns, and Athiests!

Hello family!

 Another week in Vic, and we saw some improvements! We found some more
news, and the obra missional activity on Saturday was super
successful! It a was a country night, so we all brought food from our
country’s (I made brownies with chocolate chips and sweetened condensed
milk, yum!), and the obra missional had a little program about the
prodigal son and our basic beliefs. Over 12 investigators came, along
with some less actives and recent converts who've suddenly appeared.
That'd be the miracle of this week. We've found over the last week and
a half five less actives that aren't on the Rama list! While it may
have been tough to find news, they're been a tender mercy, and it was
a surprise to see one of them, Collings, come to sacrament meeting
yesterday! Another one was Yoser. He's an 18 year old Peruvian we
found in Tona (our little Pueblo of miracles) while knocking doors. He
was baptized because of his friends in Peru over two years ago, and
then his mom (not too interested in the church) and him moved here a
year ago, and since lost contact with church. We were able to give him
a Book of Mormon again, and we'll pass by this week to teach him some
more. It's like the scripture I found when preparing my talk this week
in Ezequiel 34:11-12.

11 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my
sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his
sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will
deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the
cloudy and dark day.

Today we're going to eat with some members in Olot, a town outside of
Vic. I'm pretty excited, should be a good time. This morning found
ourselves randomly with the hermanas in a cathedral
in Vic, and then being pulled into a long, drawling conversation about
the history of the extremely sad and depressing paintings all over the
place from the nuns. We escaped with only our testimonies and a
knowledge of Catalan painters. They're nice though, they're from
Argentina and Chile. They had boring voices so that's why we had to

 This week while on an intercambio with Elder Oliver in Granollers, we
found two women who couldn't believe that God exists because of all
the sadness in the world. For those who aren't accustomed to Spanish
street contacting, your find this statement about every other person.
But, knowing that the message we carry is true, and that they could be
so much happier, we testified. The spirit touched their hearts a bit,
and in the end they both accepted a plan of salvation pamphlet and
the invitation to try praying to God again. It may not have been a
baptism fecha invite. But moments like those help me see how the Lord
works in bringing sheep, even the most desperately lost of them, back
to the herd.

Vic's the best, lots of love in the Rama, strange people, hot and cold
weather (it was summer Friday and Saturday, but winter yesterday and
today), and so goes the work of the Lord. Transfers are next week, and
I'm probably being transferred to another place (most likely my last
area too...).

Love and miss you all!

🇪🇸🌴Elder Taylor Moulton🌲🇪🇸

 The Badalona Zone

 Brazilian food!  Cochnya, yum!
 Noche de las naciones!

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