Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Week 96: The Possessed Woman Invites us to Dinner, Shirtless Russians, and Anime!

Hello family,

Sorry it's been tough focusing today in emails. Realized today that I
have less than one month until I'm home. That's my trunky comment for
day, so that's that.

Quick miracle follow up, the possessed daughter from last week,
Veronica, just called us to thank us for blessing the house, and now
they're inviting us to dinner. She said that the blessing brought so
much peace to the house that was never their before (mainly due to
their wiji board they used years ago). But now all’s good, it's amazing
the power of prayer. Knock on wood I really hope we don't have to burn
a wiji board this week.

The works progressing well. We found a young lady named Christina
while door knocking. She's 18, Spanish, and has some severe physical
disabilities. And she likes anime. I don't really know what anime is.
I can't read right to left. Therefore I've learned a lot about Japanese
culture this week. But she's got a very outspoken personality and is
atheist so we were a bit nervous to begin teaching her. But after she
read on about our church services, she wanted to come, so
she did! She loved the meetings, is now friends with another JAS, is
going to sing in the JAS choir, and we’re having a family home evening
this week with her. She still says she's unsure about God existing,
but we're certain the spirits working hard on her.

Yesterday in the more humble side of our area as the Spanish people
would say (aka the ghetto). We knocked on the door of a Russian man
named Willy. Just wearing a towel, he'd come out of prison about forty
years ago, is almost 90, doesn't believe in God but still proceeded to
tell us his life story about Cuba and a bunch of other things. We left
thinking, well that what happens when you contact in that part of

Also taught a Mali man about Jesus Christ. His name is Paul. He might be of
Muslim heritage, but he listened, is coming to church this week, has a
daughter that we're going to meet, and yea. The Muslims are coming
into the gospel in Spain. Also lesson learned, if you teach on a
slanted bench, be prepared to slide up next to your friends without

Other highlights, visited the island of Menorca on an intercambio on a
small jet plane. My old companion Elder Bowles just left when I got
there so it was fun to catch up with his trainee there.  Today we
climbed to Castle Bellver, hot and had good views of Palma. Next week
I'll email the Fourth of July with pics of our Fourth of July BBQ with
the senior couple and the missionaries of Mallorca.

Love and miss you all!

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

 Elder Chin ay you is from Tahiti, so he does this well!
 Preparation Day hike to the Castle Bellver

 Palma from the little plane I took!
 Menorca - went there on an intercambio
 Sport Saturdays!
Our Street!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Week 95: Demons, Them Hot Breezes, Italian Seventy, and Valldemossa!

Hola familia!

It has been a week let me tell you. I've been tossed across the
country, on an island in the middle of the sea, with my companion and
16 others to share the gospel here. It's the best.

First off, my companion is Elder Downing, from Temecula, California,
has lots of energy and likes to have fun. So yes we've had fun here.

It's hot. Like about 90 or so with some humid ocean breezes. Adds a
nice layer of shiny sweat to ones head as you talk to strangers in
doorways in Spanish. Some days I must look ready to pass out! I drink
more than two liters a day of water so that shouldn't be a problem.
But you know what I'm already getting tan so tender mercy.

This weekend we had a district conference (for the Baleares district)
with Elder Dini Ciacci of the seventy (super funny, and very direct.) I
don't know how he did it, but he bluntly told us that we're failing in
our branch councils and in keeping the commandments to the full ways,
and we still felt loved by him. That's impressive. We had a hilarious
play of branch council during the adult session. The best part is that
he only speaks English, so it was made funnier as his translator
worked to help the congregation and group understand him.

Maria. Take this, we have a cita cancel on us, we walk towards a park
to do some calls (my first night on the island mind you), and this lady
calls us over. Long story short, she was Maria. Baptized twenty years
earlier along with her whole family, but then went inactive for
reasons we’re still working on. Her daughter after getting into drugs 7
years ago has gotten quite messed up, and because of that her home
where Veronica the daughter and Maria live had some bad influences.
Thanks to the lord helping us be there at an hour when she was, we
were able to bless the house, get rid of any bad spirits, and give her
a blessing of comfort. The house is good, and now she can come back to

Other than that, good week, lots of fun Spanish people (here they're
called Mallorquins), and people from Paraguay.
Love and miss you all!   D.C. 1:36, it's true.

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

Valldemossa is one of the prettiest villages in Mallorca

 Facetime District Meeting

 Anton! A convert from Ibiza who my last companions very close to

 Valldemossa with the Palma missionaries

 Dancing in the plaza

Welcome to Mallorca!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Week 94: Yes, I've been shafted. To Palma de Mallorca!

Hello family!

Well, fun story. Friday night I was eating with some members from
Uruguay, and then boom, I got a call from President Dayton calling to
call me as Zone Leader over the Palma Zone in the Baleares Islands. I’m
in Palma with Elder Downing, and well, I'm a bit shocked and humbled
by the change. To be honest, I could have stayed in Zaragoza 6 more
weeks, but you know what, now I get to live my dream serving in the
islands. It's hot, beautiful, the people are great, and I'll send pics
next week of this tropical Mediterranean paradise.

Sorry for not emailing, I'll send more things next Tuesday!

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ΄Elder Taylor Moulton🌲πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ
 Donating blood!

 Goodbye Elder Parker!


 That's where I'm serving!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Week 93: Rain and Showering off old Gypsie Men!


Wow just realized that I have barely any time left to write. Here's
the highlights:

-watching a bunny named Nephi climb on the couch behind the mom and
son we were teaching (members obviously), poo little balls of poo all
down behind their backs...

-Stanley our Nigerian friend is getting baptized the 17th of June!
He's so pumped you wouldn't believe it. He also enjoyed the part of
1st Nephi when Nephi cuts Laban’s head off.  Classy.

-Thunder Storms this week gave us relief from the desert heat but at
the same time woke us up at 6 am with thunder claps that sound like

-Today for preparation day we fed geese, threw and skipped rocks in
the Rio Ebro, and ate Taco Bell.

-Pascual this 83 year old gypsie man. In order to get him to the
shower to get ready for a baptismal service I pulled him up on his
feet for his granddaughter to shower him off.

And a bunch of other miracles in the street talking to people, high
fiving kids, and sharing the Book of Mormon with every MaΓ±o we can

Love you all! Read the talk "The Godhead and the Plan of Salvation" by
Elder Oaks from this conference. It's a terrific one to re-read.

Thanks for all your support! Love and miss you all! Church is true!

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

Throwing rocks in the Rio Ebro!