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

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