Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Week 85: "I have Eternal Life!", Spanish Rain, and (almost) second round food poisoning!

Hello family!

Haha it's been a slightly hard but wonderfully crazy week here in
Zaragoza. But hey, it's never boring. We met two refugees from
Bulgaria and Croatia (one looks like Daniel Craig), we talked to a lot
of gitanos and goofy evangelicals (they all think they know what the
Book of Mormon is, but really have no clue), and it's hot.

Fun experience, we were in a hurry to one our investigator’s
houses, and BOOM! A pile of spit landed on my hand from the sky. To
all those who don't know, this is called Spanish rain. The reason
being that since there are many tall buildings with balconies, you
really never know what's going to land on you(cigarettes, alcohol,
food, dirt, water, pee..), so you wouldn't believe my surprise getting
splattered. The funny part, other than me laughing about it was
refusing to shake Juaquins hand in the door since it was soaked and
rather ran into the bathroom. Just so you know, cuidado with the
Spanish skies, you never know what you'll get.

This week in Zaragoza we've been working hard on teaching the doctrine
of Christ. In almost every one of our visits this week we've taught
lesson three, first to Joaquin and Consuelo, then to Ester and Ester,
then Daylen, the Colombian joven we found last week. Thankfully it's
been good to practice, and in the process I've learned more about the
gospel, especially in our lesson with Ester and Ester. While the
daughter has been open to baptism, the mother still doesn't see the
need to be baptized again. After explaining why, she still wasn't
feeling it. In fact, she proudly proclaimed with hands in the air on a
park bench in the middle of downtown Zaragoza "I have eternal life!"
I'm almost certain she doesn't have her calling and election made
sure, so it was pretty funny. We invited her to pray about it and to
read, and prayed that she'd do it sincerely. The miracle was that the
next day she called to apologize for being so stubborn, and later said
that she's praying reading the book (which she didn't have time for
before). While she canceled at the last minute for church, it was
amazing to see that change! And I tried conguitos (search it, they're

Also we witnessed a little dog trying to jump on top of a curb but
instead run headfirst into it. Haha Elder Barlow and I were dying!

Also, we visited the member that got me food poisoned. Ignoring my
better judgement, we went into the kitchen to eat the food she'd made
for us (she's from Guinea Equatorial), and it was the same food! Elder
Barlow and I almost died that we were pulled into this again (at least
this time the food wasn't leftovers from the fridge). Crying and
laughing we finished it haha!

Other than that, a good week. Lots of interesting experiences, and
lots of answers to my prayers as I've been studying the conference
talks. My favorite talk now is "then Jesus beholding him loved him".
The message is simple, we need to love the people with problems and
who bother us, not because we're better than them, but because it's
what Christ does with us, every day. He's patient loving, and he never
gives up on us. For that reason we can never feel hard feeling against
our investigators.

Love and miss you all!

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

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