Monday, February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014

Linda Familllllia!  

It's been an eventful week!  We started off on Monday talking to the Araujo's cousins, Lesly and Alex.  It was a lot of fun!  I thought you would appreciate hearing that we showed them how to have an FHE and at the end we ate cake and played BUCKLE BUCKLE BEANSTALK!  Haha.  They all loved it!  We went back later that week to teach them again and they wanted to play again because they had so much fun last time.  It was like being at home again!  We set Lesly up that night to be baptized on the first of March and she was very excited about it.  We stopped by one last time on Saturday before church on Sunday and told her to just ask her cousins for a ride to church even if Alex couldn't drive her and she did it!  Sadly, Alex had something else going on, so she didn't come yesterday, but Lesly was there and told us that she had a lot of fun in Primary with Giovana, her cousin.  
We haven't been able to meet with Olivia all week because her great uncle was passing away so everyone was spending their free time with him in the hospital.  He passed away Saturday at about 2:30 in the morning and the funeral is today.  We were able to go to the viewing last night to meet a lot of the family.  Mormon funerals are so cool!  Not saying everyone there was Mormon, but a lot of them...  There wasn't too much mourning or sadness, everyone was just enjoying being with their family.  That's the way they should always be!  

On Wednesday we went over to talk to a less active member, Laura, and her husband, Dale.  We had the longest lesson of my mission, but we invited him to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it of course and he agreed.  We talked to him about what the voice of the Lord feels like and read 3 Ne 11:3 without knowing that's the scripture that converted Laura to the gospel many years ago.  She has told us a lot about how much she wants to come back to church, but she lives about 25 minutes from it and she doesn't have a ride...  We're hoping to be able to get them both coming to church by this week or next!  The lesson itself was actually pretty cool too because he kept pulling out scriptures in a way that we thought were totally just going to be contending against what we were teaching, but they all just pretty much testified that what we were teaching is true.  Thanks Dale!  He's a dry Mormon like most people, he just doesn't realize it yet!  

This week on Friday we also got to do two fun things.  We went over to the Merrells' for their son Ammon's birthday party and watched some investigators of ours cut up a pig!  That was disgusting, but still cool haha.  Between the pig and the party I hit a tiny little deer in our car..  It felt like we hit a big rock or something, so I just slammed on the brakes and we went over to check it out and before I could get a picture, it got up and struggled a little bit and then ran off!  We can just call it animal cruelty day.  I'll send you pictures of the pig before and after.  You probably don't want to see in between :) 

Sorry if you've all been scarred from seeing those pictures!  Haha doesn't the result look delicious though? 

We went to a Catholic baptismal reception full of Latinos and their relatives!  It was a lot of fun talking to people and we got a person's phone number to come teach them..  Is that ok to do at a Catholic party??  It wasn't at or near a church!  Haha.  

Transfers are next week!  Only one more transfer..  Mind blown!!  It's going to go fast, but I'm sure that the Lord has great things in store in these last 6 weeks.  I honestly hope that I can stay companions with Elder Allen.  It's been a huge blessing to be companions with him!!  He's awesome :)  Have a great week!  You both look GREAT in that picture you put in for your application!!  Keep up the good work and the shenanigans, Dad!  I wish I could have been there for your piano solo.  Mom - you're doing a great job at being a missionary!  Keep it up :)  I'm sure that the Lord will bless you as long as you're prayerful and faithful to the end!  A lot of times as a missionary, the most elect person that I find in a day is the very last one at 8:55 at night!  


Elder Moore

(That's the sunset from Friday night when we hit the deer.)

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