Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Day Skyping

Technology is amazing! I was able to skype with Elder Moore on Christmas Day and it was definitely a wonderful gift. Of course, anyone that knows Justin knows he can't take a normal picture. So this is all I got! Because we spent so much time talking, he didn't write an email on Monday and just asked me to share a few highlights of the skype call.

1. Elder Moore had a White Christmas. A woman called them at midnight on December 25 and told them she wanted to be baptized that day. This is a picture of the baptismal font and the Sister that was baptized. They had another ward member start the water in the font. The water comes in very slow. After two hours they went to check the water level and there was only about 6 inches of water and it was brown. It took almost as long to drain the water! They were finally able to get clean water coming in and were able to proceed with the baptism. They had to call in missionaries from Matagalpa, 30 minutes away, to witness the baptism since no priesthood holders came to church that day.

2. They also found a family on Christmas Day that wanted to learn about the gospel, so they were able to share a lesson with them.

3. They shared a taxi cab with a drunk man who kept swinging a gun around in the car.

4. On Saturday, Elder Moore saved his companion's life. They were walking in the dark and were passing by a construction site. Justin noticed there was a drop off and warned his companion to be careful. The drop off was a 20 foot hole filled with concrete, rocks and rubble. The mud under the comp gave out and he fell and he was barely hanging on and if he gave him like a couple more seconds he would have been a goner and there is nothing he could have done to help himself. He was stuck. (Justin's words).He said he saved his life. They were both in shock but so happy.

5. Only three people attended church on Sunday. The missionaries and one lady. Elder Moore and his companion said the prayers, blessed and passed the sacrament and gave the talks. There is usually 19 people there, so they were surprised to see everyone took Christmas Day off!

6. Justin kept asking me if I thought he looked older. He asked me like ten times. Finally I said, "Why do you keep asking me that question?" He said the Nicaraguans think he looks thirty years old. He is only twenty.

7. Lastly, he stood up so I could see his body. I don't know why, he just said he wanted me to see his body. Crazy kid! Anyway, all I really saw was holes in his pants and white showing through. I know the ladies wash their pants on rocks, so I don't know why I was so surprised. The very next day I went out and bought him new pants, a white shirt, a belt and some socks. He said he needed socks because the ones he was wearing he had on for four days and they reeked. Great! I was thankful I had sent him a pair of pants for Christmas and some new socks. But rest assured, more are on the way.

So there are some of the highlights. It was great. Elder Moore is a good missionary, but he still has his wacky personality.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

So this week I had changes from Managua to an area called San Ramon. It's really tiny and it's up in the mountains and it's really cold here. It's in the Zone Matagalpa. Anyways I am back to hypervenilating when I take showers. I wake up cold and well the water is even colder. So I feel like by when Sunday comes around I'll be feelin just fine. I haven't got back to feeling 100 percent but I am workin on it.

So sounds like you had a very eventful week ha ha. Awesome.

So here's a picture of the new duds you got me.

I did get the packages last week when I had changes. Monday night they called me up and told me I had changes and to pack up and be in the office the next day to leave to Matagalpa. So I left on a bus on Tuesday all alone to Matagalpa. The first time I was alone in 16 months and let me tell you what, it felt kinda weird. But ya I have the packages but still haven't opened them. I want to have gifts on Christmas so I am waiting until then. But it's only like 5 days away so it's cool.

I didnt do this. This is a kid's house and he had permision to graffiti it.

It's a member from the ward in Managua and well he started graffiting my name every where. He said he was going to change his tag name ha ha. But ya that is just the beginning of his work there. He is going to tag it all up.

So ya I am in a little branch now and the branch president is a recent convert and really doesnt know much. Like 19 people went to church this week. And I gave a talk. Supposibly the missionaries give talks every week. We pretty much do everything. This branch kinda fell apart a couple months ago. Well I am in that area now working with Elder Thorum. He is from California. And our area is tiny. But we did find some new families to teach. It's way super poor here. There are a couple of people that we are teaching that don't even have lights just 4 little walls.

So yesterday we did have the Christmas activity. Half the mission went yesterday and the other half went today. And for that reason I didn't write cause I went yesterday.

So yesterday I did something I probably shouldn't have done but I did it. Marlon has been writing me and wanting me to talk to his wife and teach her cause he really wants her to get baptized. I don't know if you remember Marlon but he got baptized on my birthday in Sebaco. So on our way back from the christmas activity we stopped by his house my comp was also in Sebaco. And well we went to his house and visited him and taught his wife and had a good lesson with her. Sebaco is like an hour away from our area. We just got off the bus early. And well President found out somehow. I think he thinks we just got off to mess around but it wasn't like that and well we should be expecting a call from him tonight. Probably not the smartest thing and to be honest don't feel real good about it. But after the lesson last night Marlon told me thanks and that he was happy. I don't think president knows why we were in Sebaco but I am sure I'll be able to tell him all tonight if he calls. But ya just thought I would share that with you.

When you see grandma tell her thanks. And that I love her. I got her package and letter. And both the ties are way awesome. Everyone loved the potato head tie and well the Donald Trump tie too ha ha. I wore the Trump tie to the Activity yesterday. Grandma is awesome. Thank you so much love you a ton Grandma.

But ya mommy I am excited to talk to you this week. Love you a ton.

Love, Elder Moore

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 12, 2011

Mom to be honest I feel like crap. My comp and I aren't doing well together. I just don't feel like we are working that hard and reaching our potencial. I feel horrible. But whatev, it's obvious I have to learn something from this. Some days he is mad at me and won't talk the whole time we are tracting. I know we don't have the spirit with us and the work is so much harder without the spirit. Other times he is fine with me, he can change just like that. Good thing I have an awesome elder that eats with us named Elder Johnson. His family lives out by Bingham High School. There are 4 of us that eat there.

And ya, all the missionaries that are coming are Latins. I think there are only like 3 or 4 missionaries from the states that have come this past year. They are all Latins .

I am way excited to talk to you on Christmas. And yes the computer has to be running like a pro if not someone will pay. Ya just let me know how everything goes.

So today in the morning we played a soccer tournament with the zone. We won it. I was on fire today. Playing soccer here is way fun. We set up a way sick court/field in the church. In the championship game today I scored 9 out of the 11 goals that we scored. It was insane we scored so much. The other team only scored 3 but it was way dope today.

I testify that anyone who actually reads the Book of Mormon to understand it will come to know that it really is another testament of Jesus Christ and that it truly is the word of God. No one can prove it false cause because IT ISN'T. Life isn't so hard. If we live the gospel we are happy, if not we aren't.

I am glad that you are happy with the decision that you made to move. To be honest I think you came out on top mom even tho your life didn't turn out the way you wanted it to. You're a winner. You have learned a ton and really have become not just only a mom but my best friend since the divorce. If your kids are great then you gotta love it. And I tell you what your kids are amazingly awesome ha ha. I testify of that ha ha.

Oh and about my shoes, no those aren't the new ones. They are the old ones. I don't want to scuff up the new ones, so when I play soccer I put on the old ones. You like those new shoe laces I be reppin?

I love you mommy but ya imma bounce now. Love ya and thank you for everything.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 5, 2011

Mommy mia love ya. That is good that all went well in Brooklyn's play. I am so proud of her. She is growing up to be an awesome little girl.

So today I have on the shirt and shoes that you sent me. And let me tell you I look so fresh and so clean. I look awesome. Thanks for being such an awesome mommy and having a pro taste in clothes ha ha.

So yes last week I was thinking about Dawson. I miss them all a lot. Dawson bore his testimony with me and I almost cried. It was awesome. I am happy to hear about that great experience he had and how happy he was. I know he will be a great example not only for his brother but for many. He will have a great opportunity to use the power of God in his ward. I love that family to death to be honest. I really do. They truly are part of our family. I love them. They really are like brothers and sisters to me. I figured that they would call there baby Charles. Do we know when the baby is due yet or are we still waiting on a day. Is Ginger getting real big now? I would like to see a pic of this child and her tummy. And about Laynie, it's actually pop lock and drop mom not just drop and lock ha ha. Well I am excited to see her do that on skype. It will be awesome.

So what time are you planning on going over there? Cause I am going to call from our house so you can see my humble abode. I will have all the time in the world to call ha ha the difference of being in the city than being in the out skirts. I am always going to have to find someone for my comp to call. He doesn't have anyone. I figure I have friend that speaks Spanish so he can just call one of them. I'll talk to my comp and ask him if he would like to talk to brandon or Uncle Jon and let you know. He is from Guatemala so maybe Uncle Jon would be a good choice. We will see what happens.

So with my comp I am teaching him how to read. We are reading preach my gospel together each morning. To be honest I thought I would have gotten frustrated but I didn't. We have spent in total like 3 hours reading preach my gospel and we are only on page 7. But we are making progress.

I love testimony Sunday. It really is a great opportunity that we have as members to have our testimonies strengthened. Our bishop cut people off yesterday. I was angry and many other members were too. We got in a fight this week and we are going to have a meeting this Thursday.

So it's beginning to look a not like Christmas. There is still a gran solazo every where we go and it is way hot. The snow still hasn't come but maybe if we are lucky we will see it. What ev.

Ha ha are you kidding? Walmart doesn't exist here and yes there is a Mcdonalds. There are only 2 Mcdonalds in this whole country. How sad ha ha. Don't worry, I'll start takin more pictures so you can visualize. i actually haven't taken the camera out in a while

So this week we only had 2 investigatores in church. But I know that one is converted. He has the goal to receive a true baptism the 24th of this month.

My testimony has grown a ton here on the mission. To be honest I am not sure I had a testimony before the mission. But I left my homeland to serve the lord and here iIhave found it. I have come to an understanding of the truth. I have come to know for myself how true the church is. And not just because others are telling me. But I know with all my heart that this is the true church of Christ. And that the Book of Mormon is a true Registro written by prophets called of God. The priesthood is real. It truly is the Power of God given to man to act in His name. I have seen many miracles. Miracles will always exist. God will never stop being a God of Miracles.

So last night right after we walked in our house and shut the door a huge fight broke out in front of our house. A ton of people yellin throwin punches even grandmas with machetes. It was crazy insane. And the worst thing is that everyone that was fightin was family. Nephews, grandmas and brothers. And they were punchin and swingin machetes. It got intense but nothing too bad happened.

So I hope that Brandon gets that job. That will be something great for him and his wonderful wife. So they are starting up a blog?

Well mother know that I love you. Know that I know this this is truly the Lord's work. And that this is the kingdom of God. We are literally part of the kingdom of God on earth. Love you.

Well ima a bounce mommy. Love you a ton and miss you. Take care.

Love, Elder MOore

Friday, December 2, 2011

November 28, 2011

Hello mommy love you.

Well I'll start off with the shoes. The shoes are freakin amazing. I love them,but to be honest I feel so unworthy to put them on. They are so awesome so props on the shoes and the shirt was awesome too. Browns mommy ha ha she is awesome. Did she send you the pictures that we took? Ha ha she made me stand like a little choir boy. I hope you like them. Elders Brown's talk was so funny. At the end of his talk he invited everyone to his house for the get together they were going to have on Sunday ha ha. That guy is a clown. And yes I was there. So no sign on the Christmas packages yet. But I hope to get them before Christmas.

So I do have a new comp. My comps name is Elder Lopez from Guatemala and we are in Las Americashe. He is crazy. Fun fact, in Guatamala they speak 27 languages and well my comp is a little indigenious child and is learning Spanish here. He speaks a language called Kiché. He has a crazy story. He has 9 months in the mission. He is teaching me some kiché today. It was awesome cause we had a conversacion using 4 languages we were trippin so many people out. We were speakin in English Kiché Spanish and Miskitu. It was awesome.

So sounds like you guys had an amazing Thanksgiving. I did too ha ha. I slaved away the whole day. Working in the Lord's work. I love it. But I was thinking of you guys cause I did remember it was Ginger, Bailey and Dawson's birthday. I had ganas to call them secretly and wish them a happy birthday but I did not do it. But give those kids a shout out from me letting them know I love them and happy birthday.

Yes I will skype on Christmas from my house. I live with an elderly couple that are gonna hook me up with a laptop so I can skype on Christmas. We will have as much time as we want. Also if Ginger is able to skype, I would like to skype with her too on christmas. I'll be able to skype at whatever time you want. I have church from 8 to 11. Ya so have you talked to Dawson? I would really like to talk to that kid. And I am pretty sure we are going to have the 3 hours of church cause Christmas here is the 24th of December not the 25th like in the states. Ya the NBA supposibly is going to start on Christmas day.

I love hearing about all the missionaries that are preparing to serve. We need more missionaries. Sometimes we don't understand completely what we possess in our hands. We are a lot stronger than satan. What we have is the complete truth. We need to share it to the whole world. We are here on the earth because we followed our elder brother even Jesus Christ in the pre existence. Let's continue following him now and helping others to follow him as well. Every member of the church is a missionary. We need not stop until we know that all have the truth. It's gonna take some work huh ha ha.

Just throwing this out. Curt Weaver is an amazing person. I love him and respect him a whole ton. He has helped me out a ton. He might not know the impact that he had on my life but he had quite a big one. He helped me through a ton and was all there to be chill and to be awesome.

So we took a new family to church this week it was awesome and they loved it. They said it was excellent. The family that we took to church is going to go to family home evening with us. We are having family home evening in the house of another family that we are teaching. So it's awesome. We have a lot of support from the members here. The members are amazing they are helping a ton and they are doing their part in the wonderful work.

Well mommy I love you a ton. You are an amazing person. You truly are. O and today I am completing 16 months boo ya .

gracias madre tu eres super tuanis ja ja gracias por ser mi mejor amiga y por cuidarme. te amo

Love ya.
Love Elder Moore

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 21, 2011

So Elder Brown's parents have arrived? That is so crazy awesome. I'll make sure to let you know if I get a hug from her or not ha ha. So we have a meeting on Wednesday because we have changes not a thanksgiving dinner ha ha. Are you serious? They, as in the missionaries that are going home, si are going to go out to eat with the president so that will be their thanksgiving dinner.

Alright on to Dano's call. Freak I was thinking about him this whole week. It made me trunky knowing that he got home this week. And of course I recognized that number. I called that number everyday as a child. I'll never forget it. I also called 5724672 numbers that will always be in my head. I miss being a little child. The good ole days man. I can't wait to see all those clowns again. I know it won't be the same but it will be awesome. Only 8 months away. I am completing 16 months this week and time is flying. So I'll be there in no time.

So for thanksgiving I don't know if we will do anything awesome but we'll see. We do eat with rich people that are way awesome. On Christmas I'll make sure you get to know them cause I am going to call you from their house. Hopefully thanksgiving this year is a little bit better than lasts year scrambled egg and beans. But who knows ha ha but i am sure it will be. I think we are going to celebrate it today to be honest. Cause my comp leaves this week. So we are going to have a get together with a bunch of people from the ward. Next week I am going to have a new compita. I am excited to see who it will be but I am going to miss the comp I have. This has been a good change.

Thanks for being such a great example to me mommy. Way to totally shut that guy down and let him know what's up. I love ya.

So to be honest mommy I am kinda scared to return. I am so accustomed to things as they are here and the life that I am living. This place that I now know as home is completely different than the states. It's a lot easier to come than to leave. I don't want to have to worry about work or studying. But whatever happens don't ever let me go back to my old life. I can't wait till the day I can see you again and chill with my friends but it scares me. I don't want to leave. I feel like I have lived the majority of my life here. Seeing my comp getting ready to leave has made me notice a lot of things. He doesn't want to leave. He extended. He was Ap. But now he can't sleep and cries and just wants to extend. But his time has come. I love Nicaragua. I love the people here. I love this place. It's not going to be easy to leave.

I love this gospel. I love knowing that I have a Saviour that knows me and loves me. I love knowing that I know him.

Tomorrow we are planning on baptizing a family. The day before my comp leaves. It's a way awesome family. They are all ready just the husband is scared. The wife and son are ready and are trying to help the dad. But to be honest he is scared. So we are going to go tonight to talk to them. It is the Family Pavon. Leonardo Rosa and Leonardo. So that will be an awesome experience for my comp. To baptize the last day of his mission. Please pray for this family. I love you a ton mom and miss you.

i really wanted to write more but the keyboard is so sketchy and it's driving me nuts. I am in a ghetto cyber.

Love, Elder Moore

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 14, 2011

Wow a lot of informacion this week. I am running way behind today and don't know how long this letter will be but I'll try to make it a nice letter to read.

First of all, that is horrible about the missionaries I didn't hear about that. That is crazy. That must be really rough on the families but it is all part of the plan and us being members of the church understand the Great Plan of Salvation. It's hard now but they will return to see their loved ones.

I always loved going to high school games. I am so jealous of Brooklyn. She will love it. That is awesome for her to pass all that time with her friends on the bus going up to Salt Lake City. Hopefully they win this year. They deserve it.

So this week I was thinking that maybe you shouldn't come pick me up from Nicaragua. I think it would be better if we came back together a little bit after the mission. It would be more enjoyable. We will be able to do more stuff and chill. And don't worry I'll pay for my ticket. So the money that you are saving to come here just save a little longer and then a couple months after the mission we can come back here and chill. But what do you think? And I always have wanted to get off the airplane from my mission to see my family waiting for me. Ha ha! But what do you think? Is that ok?

So the way awesome family we were teaching went to internet and read a bunch of crap about the church and so we had to explain everything. It was such a crazy long appointment but awesome. We cleared all the doubts and then they prayed about it after we left and said that they received an answer and knew everything they read was a lie and what we were saying was the truth. It has been amazing to see this family receive answers to their prayers. It's been awesome to see them progress.

This week they went to church with us. They told us to go to their house at 7:30. Church starts at 8 so we got there at 7:35 to take them to church and they weren't there and we were all bummed. We thought that they had an emergency or something but when we arrived to the chapel the family was there waiting for us. It was amazing. We have plans to baptize them this week. It is a way super awesome family. They already know all the members cause every time we teach them we take members with us.

I know that God answers prayers. I know that with out doubt. And I know that miracles exist. I love you and miss ya ton.

Oh today we had a way sick soccer tournament. My team made it to the championship but we barely lost. It was crazy and way awesome. We played like maybe 7 games and I scored probably like 20 goals. In one game I had 6 goals. It was way dope.

And well Dano gets back this week. That is crazy and I am dying of heat right now. I feel like I am going to pass out.

Love you and miss ya a ton.
Love, Elder Moore

Friday, November 11, 2011

November 8, 2011

Wow that was a very informational letter. So that is sad to hear about Devin's grandpa. I am going to have to write him something. Ya I knew him well kinda. I had seen him a couple times and talked to him. Usually when we went over there I just stayed out side but I know Devin loved him. Hopefully he understands the plan of salvation if not I am going to have to explain it to him when I get back. I love that kid. I gotta help him out. I wish I could be there for him now.

Ha ha that is so funny to hear about Brooklyn and the little baby. How did it do in church ha ha? how many days does she have to take care of it for? Does it have a name? I am glad that it is the woman that takes care of all the baby stuff I won't have to worry about that so much just about becoming legendary famous and rich. Good to know she is a good mommy tho.

So do you know how Alta is doing this year in football? Are they winning or do they just suck now?

Ha ha I told people that Justin Bieber was my cousin. That is a photoshopped picture of me and Elder Denton kickin it with him to prove it to the people ha ha. It looks so real huh.

JD is a stud. I miss that guy. When you see him or talk to him send him my respect. I love that guy he was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. Growing up on Forest Ridge was just so amazing.

That is awesome to hear about the Nica girls maybe I'll kick it with them when I get back.

That is so crazy that Katie is getting married. It's crazy how much changes in 2 years. And freakin Dano gets home like right now. Time is just flyin. I'll be home before you know it. Don't even worry your little heart just a little over 8 months mommy.

So ya Brynlee has written me a couple times about her man. Who is this guy? Is he a returned missionary? Good for her she needs a good man. I would like to know more about that. After all she was like a sister to me. I haven't heard from her in a couple of weeks now. So if you could get me an update on that, that would be awesome.

And well today I talked to Hermana Arredondo. I went to the office with my comp to kick it there. He was taking an English test and I ended up helping the office plan the Christmas activity that we are going to have this year. And Hermana Arredondo told me that you wrote her telling her about the package.

So some awesome news a friend of mine that I was teaching in my last area wrote me and told me that he got baptized this week. It made me so happy. He told me it was all thanks to me that he got baptized. I know that isn't true but it made me happy to hear that. Now he is going to start preparing for a mission. He is 19 and his name is Ismael. He is a stud. I miss that kid. I was so happy to read the email he sent me. I miss my old area to be honest. I had a lot of family that lived there.

So I am writing today cause we had ellecions this week and we had to stay inside for Sunday and Monday. Cause it was supposible going to be dangerous but nothing happened but we still couldn't do anything so that is why I am writing today.

Mother I love you and miss you a ton. The mission is great I love it here. I love seeing lives change for the better. And love seeing the people come to feel the love that their Savior has for them. The mission is an amazing place. I love it here. The mission Rocks ha ha love you mommy.

Love, Elder Moore

Monday, October 31, 2011

October 31, 2011

So how is it going? Wow what a trunky letter you sent me ha ha. I can't wait till Christmas comes around next year it will be amazing. 4 years is a long time to not see a brother. But it will be just that much better when I see him again. It will be the best Christmas. I just want to pass Christmas drinking hot chocolate and watching home videos. Time flies. Some times I just wish it would fly a little bit faster than it does.

So I have officially completed 15 months on the mission. The day I completed 15 months my comp completed 2 years so we went out and celebrated. We went out to a nice rich restaurant. Called Santa Fe. I'll send you pictures of our great adventure that we had.

Anyways Thanksgiving is coming around the corner. Last year for Thanksgiving I had a plate of beans and an egg. I guess we will have to wait and see what I get this year. I am pretty sure it will be something better than that but who knows ha ha. Just a short 9 months until I am back celebrating like I should be celebratin ha ha.

Like today is Halloween. But there ain't nothin here. No little kids dressed up asking for candy. No haunted houses nothing. I love Halloween but I'll have to wait another year to go trick or treating again ha ha.

I know that my relationship with Brooklyn will be different it will be a better awesomer relationship and with Brandon too. That girl is awesome.

So this week my comp and I are planning a way sweet barbeque with the ward. We are going to have a message some field games, food, and then a movie. It will be awesome. I am pretty excited for that It should be pretty great. Hopefully it doesn't rain though. Right now it is pourin rain here. There has been a ton of damage done to Nicaragua with these hurricanes. It's crazy.

But anyways we found a golden family this week. My companion and I and 2 other elders ate dinner at their house this week. They are so awesome. They are a family of 4. The parents and 2 sons. One is 10 and the other 1. They are really positive and way awesome. I don't want to say more cause I feel like I will jinx it. That always happens. I hate jinxing things but I will let you know more about them in the future.

Before I forget, I want to throw a shout out to Whitney Sutton. She is awesome. She always writes me but I never write her back cause it is so hard to send things out here. In Chinandega it was easy but everywhere else it's hard. But even tho I haven't written her she still writes me. This week I got a letter from her. So let her know that I think that she is awesome and I'll be home in no time. And thanks for everything. And let her know that I say I'M AWESOME ja ja.

That is so crazy about DANO. He is already home pretty much. Wow how time flies. I was thinking about that today. He will be home in like 3 weeks that is insane. And Ryan is about to start his mission he will love it. But it'll be rough cause I am sure that in Austrailia there are a ton of pretty girls ha ha. Just kiddin' it wont be rough. He will love it.

Tomorrow is November. Wow time is crazy. I can remember startin the mission. it seems like yesterday but at the same time it feels like forever ago. But in a blink of the eye I'll be back kickin it with all my loved ones.

Well mother love you tons and miss ya. The mission is great.

Love, Elder Moore

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 24, 2011

Well hello there loving mother. I love how the church is so organized. We also had the primary program this week. It was not nearly as great as the second wards. With all the great little children. Ha ha I remember Riley Sohm when he has a child he was such a clown to watch ha ha he still is. I love the program. }

So sounds like you had a pretty exciting week. But please tell me that you didn't go to the movies by your self. Please tell me you went with someone ha ha if not I'll be there shortly to go on dates with you. Cause well unfortunately I dont have anyone waiting for me so that means a lot of my time will de devoted to my beautiful mother. I miss ya.

So we had a way awesome activity this week as a ward. When we got here this ward was like a depressed ward so we decided to plan a ton of parties (oops I mean activities) to make them happy and excite them. So we had an awesome activity this past week. We had a spiritual message then we played games. We had a no hand chocolate covered doughnut eating contest it was so awesome everyone loved it. Then we played some other little games and really made everyone happy. So I know that it is helping cause this ward has had an attendance of like 85 for a long time. Well this last Sunday 129 people went to church ha ha it was awesome. But we got to keep working.

I am very happy of our ward. We have 8 ward missionaries that do a lot of work for us. The whole ward works so good together the only problem we have is getting the bishop more involved. We have planned a family home evening in his house tonight.

So I am lovin it here. My comp is awesome even tho he is dying right now.
So our plan was to animate the ward so that they were happy so that when we brought investigatores to church they could feel the love and unity. So we got the base ready now we just got to bring the investigatores.

Managua is so ghetto still there is nothing like walmart here. Ha ha the only store they have really is pricemart and its dope but we can't go because it's in the south mission. And well they only have one tall building here. Managua is still super ghetto still metal roofs everywhere. But there are some rich houses but still not that advanced.

Well mother love you a ton and miss ya. But I'll be home in no time. January 1st I'll be able to tell you "I come home this year." But I have to wait a little over 2 months to be able to say that ha ha. Miss ya love ya.

Elder Moore

p.s. that hand sign represents peace my friend ha ha just trying to spread the love around the world

Friday, October 21, 2011

October 17, 2011

So well I had changes this week. And to be honest I feel like I am in a completely different mission ha ha. For real. I am now in Managua. I am killing the old AP the last AP is now my comp and he dies this change. It's so dope. I am way stoked. But let me start off why I feel like I am in a different mission. First off there are paved streets instead of dirt streets and rock streets. Second the people are like normal people like for real they aren't way sketchy. Managua is still sketchy but not super sketchy.

I live with a nice elderly couple that has served 3 missions. So I feel like I am living with my grandparents cause every morning I wake up to breakfast. They are so nice and so awesome. To be honest when I first went to the house I was like man this is gonna suck other people in the house and I just get this little room, but i love it.

Also I shower normally. Not normally cause it's still cold water. But the bathroom looks normal and the shower is no longer a little tube 4 feet off the ground that sticks 2 inches out the wall. It is now a tube that is like 7 feet tall and sticks out about 6 inches. It's awesome. It's still cold water but not to. cold and I can litterally take my time showering.

The members are so different here as well. To be honest I feel like I am in a completely different place. I have always been on the out skirts of Nicaragua and now I am in Managua. My area is called Las Americas and my comps name is Elder Quintanilla. He is from El Slavador.

So anyways before I forget Can you send me vitamins and also another pair of pants? Black, size 32X30. My pants are starting to rip. You know how they wash pants here on rocks ha ha. So they are starting to rip. Love you mommy.

So this change me and my comp have planned a ton of activities to animate the ward. It is going to be awesome. I feel like I have gotten awesomer here on the mission. I got like an extra charge boost up of awesomeness and now I can for surely make everyone happy and animated. Just need to throw some partys, I mean uh activities ha ha. My comp is going to die happy. He is so stoked that I am his comp. Freak changes were crazy.

I am sorry to hear about the movie and what happened that is horrible. This world is a crappy world and that is why we are not part of the world. We live in the world but we are not part of the world. We must never be part of it.

So here in this area we have found many postive families that we are starting to teach. This area has a ton of potencial. I am stoked to work here. And be part of the miracle that we are going to see here. This ward is already starting to change. We just got to get everyone animated and it's working. This ward has had an average of like 80 people for a long time. Well we have organized ward missionaries and threw a little party to help them get animated to work. Well this week 95 people showed up to church. We set a goal with the ward missionaries to have 105 next week so we got work to do but I know we can do it. I love it here for real.

Well mommy I love you so much thank you so much for everything. You are an amazing person and guess what I'll be seeing you in a short 9 months. Psh 9 months aint no thang. I'll be chillin in your crib before you know it. ha ha

So how is Ginger and her family and how is the pregnancy going? O I named a girl here ha ha kinda. There is a lady that has had a daughter for over a month and the baby still didn't have a name. So I gave her a list of names all the girls that lived in our house in Sandy and well she picked Laynie. So the baby is now called Laynie. Also one of my recent converts that is oging to have a baby picked the name Sheri ha ha. It highly possible that my recent convert is going to name her child Sheri ha ha. That will be awesom ha ha i have named 2 children this week.

This little girl reminds me of Laynie. I love her.

I am so glad Skip is in my life. I am still hanging up my shooting target since I lost the bet with him over a year ago.

Well love you and miss you a ton. I don't only hope we will be together for the eternity I know we will be. We are all in this together. ja ja that reminds me of the High School Musical song. Listen to it right now.

Love, Elder MOore

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 10, 2011

What up mother. How it be? So I'll start this letter off on a positive note. We baptized another family this week. As you can see by the pics that I sent ya. A family of 4. Me and Elder Denton found this family like 3 or 4 weeks ago. The mother of the family actually contacted us cause she wanted us to tie a tie for her cause her son was going to be in a parade. So we tied the tie then contacted her and well we have started teaching them and had a ton of spiritual experiences with them. It was awesome. And this Saturday they got married and baptized. And that is why I had to take money out of my account cause I am broke last week. We married a family and this week too ha ha But ya the familiy is awesome. I have now baptized 3 weeks in a row. I am feelin good. (Names of the family Juan Carlos Isabel Carlos y Stephanie)

Another thing the family that we baptized in August. Henry and Teresa. Well Henry got a calling yesterday. He is now the 1st counseler in the Young Mens. When I first got here the retencion for the recent converts sucked it was like 7 percent. But here we are in the second week of October and we already have a retencion of 61 so all the numbers are going up and I feel way good about it. We have had a good change.

This is a picture of the outside of our house. This is how we decorate it.

So I am kinda jealous that it is cooling down there. It is heating up here. It's so bloody hot ha ha. Summer is now starting. The only difference between winter and summer here is that during winter it rains a ton but it is still way hot. The rain makes it so much hotter too.

By the way I totally understand what you mean with that revelacion for certain people at certain times. I have many similar experiences. Sometimes I'll go back to read a scripture I loved the day before or the week before but when I read it it's not nearly the same as it was the week before even though it is the same scripture.

By the way bathtubs dont exist here. Only buckets of cold water. I can't wait to take a hot both or a hot shower again. It will be so amazing. I can't wait. I think about hot showers and baths daily. Ha ha every day I bathe with cold water. I am accustomed to it now. But still I would prefer hot water over cold water.

I forgot to tell you what I ate for lunch today. I ate iguana ha ha it tastes like chicken mixed with fish to be honest ha ha it was good. So make sure that Matt Lym knows that when I get back we are gonna cook up his iguana and eat it.

Well I love you a ton mommy. You are so awesome and I look up to you.

Love your son,
Elder Moore

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 3, 2011

Alrighty then, let's get this started in O. Anyways I couldn't see all the conferences which saddens me but I have a good reason for why I couldn't. This past Saturday we baptized a family. So I missed the morning session and an hour of the Second Session. So I couldn't see the legendary HELLO from the Prophet. But I heard all about it ha ha. But what I saw I loved it. The priesthood session was amazing. I got macheted then edified. It was so awesome. And I think Jeffry R Holland's talk is my new favorite talk. He has been my favoritest speaker for a while but that talk from the priesthood session was amazing.

So about the 2 things that you can work out. Prayer is an amazing tool in this life. Through prayer we can better our relationship with our Father in Heaven. We can feel his presence and understand his will. And with the second thing just make sure that when you recieve person revelation that you are acting on it. And not just letting the revelation pass you by. Make sure you do something about it. We recieve personal revelation for a reason. Sometimes we just ignore it. But we should not do that. We need to act on it.

I loved conference. It was amazing and I took a ton of notes on it. Several pages. I don't know why I was such an idiot before the mission. I don't know why I didn't want to pay attention before. I didn't even have ganas to pay attention but now it's just like I love conference. I feel like it's a championship game like the lakers playing the celtics in game 7 and you are just stoked to watch it and just can't wait till it starts. That is now how I feel with conference. But now I am all sad and depressed cause I have to wait 6 months to watch conference again and listen to the voice of God's chosen servants. But the good news about that is that I have now seen 3 conferences on my mission only 1 more to go. And 2 conferences from now I will be chillin with you.

The temple fund thing is way needed. So many people here want to go to the temple but they can't cause they don't have the money to pay for it. It's only like 25 dollars to go too. To us it seems little but to them it's a ton. So I am so happy to hear about that. That is awesome. It will help a lot of people out.

So I will go on to our baptism. It was awesome. They first had to get married and then get baptized verdad. So we planned a wedding and put balloons and cake and cups and decorations and decorated the church in our own simple way. The couple got married and then the husband got baptized. It was a family to complete. His name was Mauricio. His daughter is 7 years old and is so excited to get baptized as well in December. We are now going to work on preparing him so that when his daughter has 8 years that he will be able to baptize her. I will send you some pictures so you can see the awesomeness of these things.

So that is super crazy that Dano will be comin home soon. That is insane. Time is flyin. Psh before you know it I will be chillin with you to my honey bunches of oats ha ha ill be there in no time. I will probably be stoppin by the Lee´s house Lym´s house and Farr´s house my whole life. It's like a tradicion. It's something I have done my whole life. O and props mom for makin me trunky and making me think of my old childhood memories with those clowns. Some days I just wanna go back to when I had 6 years or 7, 8, or 9 years just a little child with out a care in the world kickin it with my homies on the most legendary street known to man. Or even go back to playin night games.

So about the package and the shoes. The big black ones are not the shoes I want those are my basketball shoes. The Nikes I want are blue and white and they have rainbow starred shoe laces on it. Those are the nikes I want. But you don't have to send me new shoes just save that money for when I get home so we can go on a shopping spree. Ha ha I am tired of wearing the same clothes every day ha ha ha. It's awesome waking up in the morning and thinking about what I am going to wear. I look through all my shirts and eventually pick out a white one. I look through all my pants and eventually pull out a black pair of pants. I look through all my shoes but then realize I only have one pair of shoes ha ha. That is really what happens day in and day out. When I get back ha ha ha shopping spree baby ha ha. But during these next couple of weeks I will pray to recieve revelation aobut what I want you to send me. So I will be thinking about some things.

This is a very unorganized letter but what ev i aint much of a writer i am sure you know by now. But we are teaching a family and one boy from that family is 19 years old and well he wants to serve a mission. I know he will too. He told us he wants to get baptized and that he recieved an answer. He has a goal to get baptized the 25 of October. I am pretty sure I want be here. Changes are the 12th of October so I am pretty sure I'll be out of here. But I will feel good when he gets baptized even though I wasn't there to see it. But I know I had a part in it and that he will change many lives. He went to conference on Saturday and the priesthood session. He felt as if he got macheted too even though he isn't a missionary. But I know that he already has a testimony of this church. We have had some way powerful strong spirit felt lessons.

I am trying to send you other pictures. I look way skinny now adays. I dunno what's going on. It's like a roller coaster of weight always going up and down. Well I feel like I have written a bunch of nonsense, so I will stop it here. I love you a ton and miss you a ton keep it real.

Love, Elder MOore

Friday, September 30, 2011

September 26, 2011

Hello mommy, how art thou? I hope all is just splendid for you and your people and my people that are amongst your people. Ha ha I am so stoked for conference. It's going to be so awesome. I love conference. It kinda sucks that it only happens two times a year. I would like it to happen more. It is always awesome listening to the inspired messages. The conference always makes my testimony grow and strengthens the testimony of others and helps testimonies be born. I love conference I am so stoked.

So let me tell you about what happened this week. Friday we went to the bishop's house to organize some things to help our ward grow and how to retain the converts. And well he ended up giving us a reference. And with the reference he gave us he told us I want you to teach her today and baptize her tomorrow. So we went and taught her. We taught her the Restauration and The Gospel of Jesus Christ and understood it all and accepted it all and so we asked, Will you follow the example of Jesus Christ by getting baptized by someone who holds the proper authority and she accepted. She said yes and then my comp asks her ¨by tomorrow"? She was kinda in shock she was like tomorrow why tomorrow ha ha anyways she accepted and was way stoked to get baptized. It was awesome. So it will probably be the fastest baptism I'll have. But the girl, she has gone to church the past 3 weeks and was already part of the ward just needed to be baptized. After she got baptized all the Young women were way stoked and hugging her and going all crazy. It was awesome. The girl who we baptized her name is Melissa. And her mom is a less active and she went to her baptism and it was really spiritual. So hopefully that helps her mom to reactivate herself.

Also this week we are planning a family for baptism. We have to marry them and then baptize them. It will be awesome. Also another family we are preparing for baptism, the kid is already talking about serving a mission and where he would like to go. He is 19 and awesome. So if you could pray for them it would be awesome. The Family this week there names are Mauricio y Reina and for the next week Ismael Yamilett Carmen Ismael. And wow, I forgot the little girls name but she is awesome. I just call her hermanita. I hope all goes well.

We have been working a lot lately. When I got to this area 1 out of 43 recent converts went to church it was so frustrating. But this month we had 15 of 20 also the attendance was at like 50 this week. We achieved 100 people. So we reached those goals right on the dot. We wanted a retention of 75% and got it and an attendance of 100 people nailed it. It was awesome.

So this week I decided that I wanted to read the whole triple and the bible in Spanish before I finished the mission. Well I have finished the book of mormon and now I am in DandC seccion 20. I love reading the scriptures and learning now. It's kinda hard cause I am still disciplining my self. Before the mission I couldn't read worth crap. I would think about other things or my head would hurt and I would stop reading. But now I am getting used to reading a ton. So that is a goal I have recently put.

For like the first year of my mission I was thinking about when I got back I was thinking I wouldn't feel weird at all going back but now having like 14 months and getting closer to going home I feel like everything is going to be so weird and I am going to be weird when i get back. Especially being around white people that will be the weirdest. And my English will suck. I always mix my Spanish in with English now.

Well I am so stoked for conference. So stoked for these next coming weeks. Well I miss ya a ton and now I am a two hander. In just 10 months I'll be kickin it with you again. Ha ha can't wait to see ya again love ya.

Love, Elder Moore

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September 19, 2011

So I am going to start off with holy crap. Brooklyn looks so different. She is growing up so fast. It's insane. With that picture you sent wow she has changed and I am digging the long hair. Tell her to keep growing it out ha ha.

So let's start this week. We had the biggest storms I have ever seen in my life. It was pouring so hard. On Thursday we were teaching a lesson and it was pouring rain and the water kept rising and rising and rising and then before we knew it the water was higher than the entry to the house and the whole house flooded and all their things were floating around. We had to build dams. I was walking in water up to my thighs looking for blocks and logs to build dams so the water would stop coming in. Then once we got the dams built we took buckets and just started throwing out the water it was insane. It was the worst rainstorm El Viejo has seen in a while. Also with these rainstorms the power goes out.

Well with the power going out the town gets 100 times worse. And this week me and my comp got chased by some thugs (the gang is called Los Chocoyos). O and my comp had emergency changes. I am now with an Elder from Guatamala/Mexico. I'll talk about him more in a little. So ya we got chased by thugs and we had to take off running. Then the next day I got grabbed from a thug from behind and we was yelling at me trying to get me to give him money but we all know how awesome I am. I started talking to him about Miami. I just told him I was from Miami and he was all like sweet I went to Miami but I got deported ha ha. I dunno how I got away by saying I was from Miami but I did ha ha. Really random but it worked. Here the people think that the states only have three places/states, Los angeles Houston and Miami that's it ha ha.

Then well another time we had to get escorted out of the area where we were at. The storms have gotten alot stronger and well the area more dangerous. But the missionaries awesomer ha ha.

So Elder Denton had emergency changes and is now in Managua. My new comp is from Guatamala but lives two minutes from Mexico. He has 8 months in the mission. His dad died a couple years ago and a year ago his brother got murdered. His brother got shot in the head right in front of him. He is the only member of his family and was baptized 3 years ago and is a way good teacher. We have a lot of families that we are teaching. We put 12 dates for baptism. It was a way good week. And all our possibilities are positive. We had 7 investigatores in church.

We also found a familia to complete on Sunday. The husband has wanted to get baptized forever. His wife is a member and mother in law and his daughter always goes to church. And we just found him this Sunday and he is way excited to get married and baptized. It was an awesome experience. Ha ha we planned the wedding yesterday. They are going to get married and baptized the 1st of October.

Also we have 2 families that we are preparing for baptism the 8th of October. We had a way good week this week. I feel satisfied with our work but there is a lot more work to do. Another thing, Xiomara, one of my recent converts, is now a counselor in the Relief Society. That made me so happy when I heard that.

I can't wait till conference week. It will be so awesome. I love conference. And I love thinking of my converts that have never heard the prophet speak that will have the opportunity to hear his voice and be able to listen to the inspired messages that are always given.

I love you a ton mommy. You are awesome. Thank you for everything. I want you to know that all is good here and I am fine nothing to worry about. Just loving the mission. It's hard but I am loving it. I know this is the true church.

Time is flying. It's crazy. Well love ya,
Love, Elder Moore

Friday, September 16, 2011

September 12, 2011

So I totally forgot it was 9-11. It's a lot different being in a different country but some people have talked to me about it today. And totally remember where I was when I saw the plane hit the tower. I was in 5th grade sitting in school. It was like a little get together like a tea party. All the 5th grade students went in to one room and we watched the news for like 2 hours.

So Brooklyn starting to be an actress eh ha ha super tuanis. In Brooklyn's talk on Sunday, just have her let the members know how important they are in the mission work. Every member a missionary. All the members have to do their part. In the states it's a lot different then here. The states usually has like a settled number of members that go but here its totally different. If the members don't work your screwed but the member really are important en la obra misional

I love talking to the mission president now thats awesome. He is such a stud and it's so relaxing talking to him. He really understands the repentance process and he helps you out a ton. I know I have talked to him a couple times. But I aint no sinner ha ha I just like talking to him.

So that is way super dope that I am Youtube. Now just need the name so I can look me up ha ha.

So this week I read an article where Gordon B Hinkley just machetted the crap out of all the Guys. Mainly Priesthood Holders that direspected their wives or anyone. Like it was some intense stuff I can't remember what article it was. It was a talk given by Thomas S Monson this last conference I believe and he quoted President Hinckley and Hinckley just killed everyone with his words ha ha it was so awesome. Any ways it will be so dope when I have a wife. I can't wait it will be awesome. I know my wife will be awesome like me of course. I will be awesomer than her but she will be just below me. I can't wait to go awesoming with my wife ha ha.

So this week was a good working week. We have put in a ton of work. We did work this week. But it has also been frustrating cause we havent seen a lot of results. But we did find a guy who knew about the Book of Mormon doctrine and convenants and the Pearl of Great Price and knows it to be the word of God. We have been teaching him and talking about a lot of awesome stuff and I know he was prepared before hand. He is someone that wants to know and is studying so that he can gain the knowledge he needs about important things about the church. His name is Jose and he has a goal to get baptized but the problem is that his wife is pregnant and has been in the hospital a lot this week so we will see what happens with the baby pregnant business. Also we have started teaching many families and finding news. Hopefully we will see results here in the new future it will be nice. It sucks when you put in a ton of work and you don't see the results.

We have another way sweet family we found this week. It was an awesome experience. We contacted the lady, set an appointment, ended up going to their house the same day and we put the baptismal date with them all in the same day.

But just want you to know that I'm just chillin having a blast on the mission. I love it here but also I get frustrated a lot so many people get caught up in the numbers game like for real you know know. So I am almost at 14 months. Crazy awesome. I am almost a two hander ha ha think about it. Bought some ties today for 2cords each or like 10 cents in American money ha ha. I bought some way dope ties.

So our recent convert family is awesome and pilas they are studying the Book of Mormon and the Liahona. It's awesome. I love seeing my converts be pilas.

Well mommy love you and miss you a ton. Sorry this is kinda a crappy email. I have had a lot of problems in the cyber today and have been bothered alot so kinda lost the animo to write ha ha but love you a ton. And miss you. I pray for you everyday. THE CHURCH IS TRUE.

Love you a ton Mommy.
Love Elder Moore

Saturday, September 10, 2011


September 5, 2011

I am so proud of you mommy you are so awesome. I am so proud of all the things that you are doing. The stand, the mile run, everything. Props mommy. My respect ha ha.

So yesterday as we all know was fast sunday. And well the dad of the familia we baptized 2 weeks ago shared his testimony for the first time. It was so powerful. I felt the spirit so strong. It was amazing. We also gave each member of the family that was baptized a bible a triple and a hymn book. And when we visited them last night the dad was studying the triple and bible. She was reading the liahona and the hymn book. Ha ha it was awesome. They are awesome people.

So me and my comp have been doing work this week contacting a ton. Hopefully we will see results from our labors in the future. We did see some I guess ha ha. We had 7 investigators in church this week. But the mission is awesome. I am enjoying it to the max. Filled with spiritual experiences. So many things testify to me that this is the true church and the true gospel of Jesus Christ. And for that reason I know with out doubt that this is the kingdom of God here on earth. We really are the saints of the latter days. We need to stay strong and always look for ways to build our faith on the rock of our Savior Jesus Christ.

So I better be gettin pictures from homecoming ha ha. That is so awesome she got asked. When is it? Did it already pass? I don't know anything ha ha.

That's pretty much all I got this week I think. O ya I didn't have changes, I am still in Chinandega with Elder Denton so no change. I am in my 4th change here so that will be almost 6 months by the time this change is over. Crazy ain't it time flies so fast it's crazy. Before you know it I will be chillin with you.

Love you so much mommy love ya love ya love ya ha ha ha ha ha,
Love Elder Moore

Saturday, September 3, 2011

August 29, 2011

Wow super sketchy about Brooklyn driving that kinda scares me. Make sure she is a worthy driver before she starts going off by her self ha ha. That is so crazy she is growing up so fast. And going on dates wow a lot has changed. But I'll be back in no time to see and be a part of the changes instead of just hearing about them. That is funny that she got bit by a dog. Well I got bit by a dog too so we on the same boat on that one.

That is so awesome that Jace got his eagle scout. That kid is a stud. I am proud of him. That really is an awesome accomplishment so PROPS to him for being awesome and getting his Eagle Scout.

I have now somehow found a connection to get Dr. Pepper. It cost a lot but well worth it. I live this area my connection to Dr. Pepper gets cut off and it will be horrible and sad. I think I will be depressed ha ha.

Anyways on to me and myself ha ha. I am all partied out. We just totally partied this weekend no joke. Thursday we decided we were going to throw a way awesome activity for the families we baptized so that they could get to know all the Members and become friends with them. So we planned it all on Thursday and invited people on Friday and Saturday It was the activity. So we were running around buyin stuff. It was crazy but the party was freakin awesome we had awesome games. And live music. The games we played consisted of eating doughnuts that were hanging from a string - the doughnuts were so good. Then we had a game were people had to dig through flour with their face to find the candy and then we played chubby bunny.(who could put the must marshmallows in there mouth). Then after we had a mini concert where kids danced and sang. Then after we had a live band play were we all danced. We were expecting 80 people to show up cause we were inviting on short notice. But like 160 people showed up it was crazy awesome. I think it was cause we changed the name from Noched de hermanamiento to Bacanal de Hermanamiento. O Sea from Night of Brotherhood to Party of Brotherhood. It was totally the name that did it all ha ha.

Also the family that we baptized last night went in front of everyone and danced alone it was so awesome. It was also the mom of the familias birthday. So we all sang happy birhtday to her. She said it was better than she had hoped for. Also earlier that day on Saturday, we ate lunch at her house with missionaries. I will send you some pictures.

I know this letter sucks and is so unorganized. The proplem is I can't write very good but at least I am trying. But ya we ate soup there and we made egg salad sandwichea, it was just a way bomp weekend.

So changes are Wednesday and I am pretty sure I am going to have changes. We still don't know but I have still seen many tears shed. It kinda sucks when people cry. I have seen people cry in every area I have been in. The 5 people that I baptized in El Viejo. It will be the worst saying goodbye to them if I have changes. I was with them last night and they were crying but ha ha I dunno. I love those people a ton. I'll miss them. You will get to know them when you come pick me up. I'll miss them a lot. It has been amazing to see the change in them.

Anyways I think that is about it. I love you a ton and miss you. Thanks for everything. Yu be the bomb. You the bees knees the dogs bone ha ha and everything else that is aweosme.

Love You,
Love Elder Moore

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 22, 2011

So just wanna throw out props to Brooklyn for her driving!

That one family that me and my comp received revelacion for like 3 weeks ago got married and baptized this week. It was so awesome. We threw fire this week. I'll send you pics. Just on our part of town 4 families were baptized, 9 people. It was an awesome experience. First 5 families got married then after 4 families got baptized. It was a party and I loved it.

So we told our family that after their baptism we were going to go out to eat and we told them that they could choose what ever restaurant that they wanted. They told us they want to go to a restaurant called Antiguo Tezoatega. So we were down with that thinkin it was a normal chill restaurant. Well not normal cause the restaurants here are a lot more ghettoer then those in the states. So on our way to the restaurant we saw some club lookin place with a sign above it that said Antiguo Tezoatega. Well that is where we ended up eating dinner ha ha. It was like a club. There wasn't anyone there but there was loud music and and flashing lights I guess it was more like a bar club ha ha. So I can say the first time I went into a bar I was on my mission ha ha. But it was way fun and the food was so good. It was like American cooked food. I told my comp that you were freakin awesome and would be awesome about it and just laugh. It was quite the experience.

Anyways to continue I guess I can kinda say that I went to the temple on Sunday. Here we didn't have normal meetings. The El Salvador temple got dedicated and we went and watched the dedication. Only those that were interviewed and had tickets could enter. It was so awesome and so spiritual. I literally felt like I was in the temple. I loved it. It was also way funny. Henry B Eyring dedicated it and that guy is a clown. When they were sealing the corner stone he was making a ton of jokes. He is so funny. But anyways it was amazing. They were all in white. Elder Christoferson spoke ya, I totally met him. And Eyring wow that guy is a stud. I wish you were there to experience it but we couldn't take anything in and don't remember a ton but I remember the feelings I felt and how amazing it was. I had not felt the spirit so strong in a while. Not saying I don't feel the spirit but during the dedication it was amazing and the dedicatory prayer wow. Everything about it was amazing. There was 3 sessions and they were are all about 2 hours long. I was there in the church from 8 in the morning till 5. It was so awesome cause all my recent converts went and I was so happy that they could experience that. I love this work, I love this church, I know it's true.

One of my recent converts is like a missionary now. Nestor, he was part of the 5 I baptized in June. He is 13 and always goes out with the missionaries to help teach. He has gone with us twice and it is so awesome to hear him share his testimony and teach. I love the change I have seen in all of them. I know this is the Kingdom of God. I have no doubt about that. I know that Jesus Christ leads and Guides this church through a living prophet. I know that. I know all the things the church teaches are true. I know it.

I love this work.

Love you mommy,
Love, Elder Moore

Friday, August 19, 2011

August 15, 2011

Mommy you on here today my lovely little butterfly ha ha please say yes cause I just wanna chat with you. Alrighty then well I suppose you aint here to chat with me.

But it was awesomely exciting to hear about your week. My week was not all to great. Not much to tell you. Except for the fact that yesterday I gave a talk in sacrament meeting. I gave a talk about Faith. It was really awesome. I feel way more comfortable now giving talks. I dunno why maybe cause it's in Spanish and I feel more comfortable that way. But it went good. I enjoyed it.

So this week I got the package. That Dr Pepper was the best thing I had tasted in over a year. Thank you it was amazing. I was so scared to drink it cause I didn't want to ruin it. I just wanted an unlimited amount of Dr Pepper. Well in less than a year I will have that.

And the cinnamon toast crunch is amazing. I am addicted to that stuff. And gushers amazing. I did the mood taste it said I was silly ha ha. And I am practicing the harmonica, putting it to use ha ha,sweet. When you send me the next box just throw all the ties I sent home in there. That will be awesome. I am stoked for the next box you send.

I have changed a lot here but I am still freakin awesome. I actually am thinking I am getting a lot more cooler and a lot less shyer ha ha. I don't want to go back in to the stupid things I did before the mission. You can't be a follower. You gotta be a leader and be your self. We only need to be a follower of one person and that would be our brother Jesus Christ.

I miss old home videos. I can't wait to just come home and pass days watching them. I can't wait to be celebrating Christmas with the family again. To be honest all I want for Christmas is to just sit down as a family and watch home videos and drink hot chocolate in pajamas. It really is about who we are with not about what we get.

My comp is awesome. I love that clown. Have you talked to his family yet? His name is Cody Denton from South Jordan Utah.

And my rash is getting a ton better. It doesn't bother me as much, but you can still see it.

I tell everyone I am from LA. The thing is that no one knows what Utah is here. They only know 4 cities from the states, New York, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles. So I just tell everyone I am from LA unless they are members. Plus I was born in LA so I aint lyin.

Love you to the max mommy. Miss you a ton and take care.

Love ya.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 8, 2011

You definitely need to start to awesome more ha ha. Anyways I'll get to the point. This week was an amazing week it was a week that made me think that I would love to be a missionary for my life. Just always being able to say that I am a representative of Jesus Christ is amazing and I love be able to say that. I know that with out doubt that we are representatives of Jesus Christ. I don't even know how to describe all the spiritual experiences we had. That family we found went to church and an actividad we had. And they know a ton of members. I was so surprised to see how many people they knew.

We gave a lot of blessings this week and saw a lot or miracles. I truly love being a missionary and being able to serve others. I love being just like Jesus Christ.I really have seen a lot of miracles. I know that God is a God of Miracles and will never stop being a God of Miracles.

Alright so remember that girl we gave the blessing to a little over a week ago. Well she came up to me this week and asked me what I put on her head cause she said that she knows what we did that night made her better the next day. It was amazing to me that a girl so young just a little 11 year old knowing that the blessing we gave her helped her.

Also had a good attendance this Sunday. When I got to this ward 42 people showed up. Well this Sunday we got 97 there . We have a goal of 100 so we almost got it ha ha. Just a little bit more work.

I forgot to tell you that I am learning a new language here called Miskitu that only like 200,000 people speak in the world. I can share my testimony and pray. I have a goal to share my testimony in Miskitu at my home coming talk. I will share it with you right now ha ha so you can see how it is.

yang testimomnioki manani wal sher munaisna yang nusna Jisas Kras raya ba yang nusna naha Dawan churcka sa Yang nusna Dawa latuan wan kaika Yang nusna naha mormon buk ka na Dawan bila sa Yang nusna naha buh ka na ya wan nth sa kan cler wan munisa Dawan ila an witin wal kaya bankayara yang nusna Jose Smithba prapik kumkan Dawan mihta wahbisakankan Yang nusna Thomas S Monson na dawan prapihka sa. Yang nusna Dawan bles wan munisa wi ya wan watin bila wali daukitem. Naha Jisas Kras ninara Suisna amen

Make sure to put that on my blog that I am learning Miskitu and throw my testimony on there too ha ha.

Also Hector my recent convert that is 10 bore his testimony again on Sunday. I wasn't there for it cause I ain't in his ward anymore but I heard a lot of people cried and in his testimony he said that he knew that this was the true church and that he was so thankful for me and Elder Alfaro for teaching him the true gospel and just a bunch of awesome stuff. He made people cry. Also he said the prayer in sacrament meeting and prayed for the missionaries. That missionaries around the world will feel ever church and that the people can come to know that this is the true church.

Also Nestor the 13 year old is now going out with the missionaries and bringing investigadores to church. He brought some of his friends to church this week and now they want to get baptized. But Nestor is awesome he has changed so much. He was such a rotten child before but has changed so much. He just behaved so badly, didn't really have respect for his mom but so much has changed. It has been amazing to see the change in that family. I love that family so much.

Also the dad of that family that we reactivated got the melquidec priesthood and we taught him how to give blessings this week. And he gave a blessing to his daughter Xiomarra. It was an awesome experience.

I love this church so much and I am so thankful for our Savior and that part that he plays in my life. I know with out doubt that this is the true church. I love it and know 100% that Jesus Christ leads and guides this church through a true prophet called of God. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet and I know if we follow his teachings we will return to live with our Father in Heaven in happiness. I know that these things are true. Its kinda hard to share how I really feel about it. My testimony has grown so much. I know that Christ lives and loves us. I know that through Joseph Smith the Gospel was restored. And I know that he was a prophet called by God. I know that. I really do know that. And I love it.

THIS IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD HERE ON EARTH. Always be worthy to be a part of HIS kingdom.

I love you and miss you a ton.

Love, Elder Moore

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 1, 2011

Que onda mama. So sounds like ya all enjoyed the greatness that happened this week. Glad to hear I have crazy unicycle clowns as relatives ha ha. And it's not just one, it's a herd of them ha ha. That is awesome. I am jealous of their talent that they have. The good ole unicycle clan.

I am going to be honest, I hate writing, I love reading just hate writing. But in order to receive letters I need to write letters. I think I kinda hate it cause I suck at writing. So I'll just get to the awesomeness that happened this week.

First off we have been lending some mad service. In just one day we dug a huge hole and threw a ton of rocks in it to make a filter. But the digging was like a week long thing. I only went for like 3 days to dig. The hole was like 10 feet deep, like 15 feet long and like 6 feet wide. It was awesome but kind of hard and boring work.

Also we cut down a huge tree with an axe. I came to find out that I am pretty pro at using an axe. Cut it down and well the tree fell on a house kinda. I'll send pics next week of that adventure of cutting down a tree with an axe and machette. Just the camara with the fotos is not here with me so next week hopefully I will have them.

Next one of our investigators her daughter was way sick and throwing up and looked super dead to be honest. so we decided to give her a blessing. So we gave her the blessing and she was almost a hundred percent better the next day. It was truly a miracle. The mother was so grateful for the blessing. She didn't say anything about it the next day until she prayed with us and she told God how thankful she was for the blessing that we gave to her daughter Lizbit.

So had an awesome spiritual experience this week. We were leaving the church on Thursday and we had just had an activity that kinda went horrible. But we wanted to find a family to teach. So we decided to pray to ask God to help us find a family to teach and to lead us to that family. My comp thought I was crazy that I wanted to pray at that moment. He thought I was joking but I told him we needed to do it. So we said a prayer in front of the church and went out to find the family. We started contacting a lot of people but didn't really find anything. People ya but the family no. While we were contacting I had the impression to go up another way to get to our dinner appointment cause at this time it was like 8 o'clock. Time to eat dinner right? So ya I had the impression to go up another road that would take us farther away from our dinner appointment but taking that road we would eventually get there. Well I kinda denied that impression and we went up the road we usually go up. We passed the first street and I felt like I needed to turn there and didn't. So then like a vision came to my head and in the vision I saw us turning down one of the streets and contacting a family. So I told my comp what I had saw in my head and he told me jokingly, "We can't turn down there, they will kill us" cause it was a way ghetto street. So I responded with ya your right, we can't go down there. But he told me know you had the vision and we are going to follow it. So we turned and like 3 minutes of walking down that street I saw the family I had previously seen in my head. And so we went to contact them but I did what Kirby Heyborne does on the Best 2 Years, I got all tongue locked and just stuck my hand out and didn't know what to say. Ya my comp made fun of me after that ha ha. But anyways it was a fmaily that had previously talked to the missionaries and had a Book of Mormon and they didn't know why the missionaries stopped going to their house and so now we are teaching them. It was an amazing experience. Me and my comp make a good team ha ha. I have the revelacions and he makes me follow them ha ha.

So next ya totally completed a year this week and celebrated legendarily. We had a little get together roasted smores ate brownies and cookies and burned a white church shirt it was so awesome. I'll send pictures so you can the legendariness of it all. So good news, I will be seeing you in less than a year ha ha. That is so dope i cant wait.

Also, this week we visited a Catholic church in our area. The two bowl looking things are where they baptize.

What the heck, Katie is getting married, that is so awesome. I didn't think that day would come for a while but that's awesome. And Matt Lym, how is he doing? So ya Dano gets back in October, he gets home like a month sooner than he left but that is so awesome psh time is flying it's crazy. 1 year done 1 to go.

Mommy I need you to do me a favor and send me the recipe for the way sweet awesome good tasting apple pie that we eat. I think we are going to attempt to make it here in this country in which I rule. I would like to get it as soon as possible so I can enjoy the deliciousness taste of the o so wonderful apple pie. Thank you darling. I love you and miss you tons. Take care. Adios.

I love ya so much. You are amazing. Love ya.

Love, Elder Moore