Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 21, 2012

What up mommy? So time is slowing, winding down.

So ya just to let you know I didn't go to school for the last week. I totally agree with you why do kids have to go to school when there are no desks and no chairs ha ha. I agreed with you years ago and that is exactly why I didn't go ha ha. I am glad we are on the same page. I remember one time in 9th grade I didn't go to school and you were working and I went to the house in Sandy with a bunch of friends and one of my friends left a box of chocolate in the house and you found it and that is how you knew I didn't go to school ha ha.

So it definitely sounds like you 2 had a way busy week but not only that, it sounds like Brooklyn is going to have a way packed schedule. She is so awesome. I wish her luck in all her leadership positions. I know that she will be able to handle it all.

So how was the solar eclipse? Is it what everyone hoped it to be? And yes I do remember Colleen Down kinda. I definitely remember the family but the faces, no I can't remember exactly what they look like. But the names yes.

So today was a very boring pday. We haven't done anything. It was lame. But well last night there was a huge rain storm and well where we were last night the house flooded so we had to fill up buckets and buckets of water and take it out and throw it in the street. We got soaked and dirty. It was way tight. We kinda had a water fight during it. The bad news is that I am in Matagalpa and didn't bring extra church clothes so I am screwed for tomorrow ha ha. I will be putting on the dirty wet clothes i have, but it was fun and enjoyable lending service. Tomorrow here in Matagalpa we have the zone meeting so I'll be back in my area to change around 1 o clock.

So now in my area I have way too long of being there and I feel like I have contacted every house cause it is just a small little village in the mountains. So we have started to contact way up in the mountains. We have walked a ton this week and we have gone to the middle of no man's lands to find houses. When you come I'll show you where the houses are. But we have found some families to teach. It is just really hard to be in one area for 5 changes not only that, a tiny area, and to top it off I am training so that makes it a little harder on me too. But my child is so tight. He is awesome.

So now in my area we have leveled out at having an attendance of 35 which is a big improvement. If we look at what it was before. But I am sure that number will go up in these weeks cause the very first missionary to ever leave from San Ramon is coming back this week. It is a sister that is in Peru. So she will help us throw fire. I hope she comes back pilas so that she can help us a ton. I am sure she will, so I am excited for that. It's funny cause there are some members that tell me that I should marry her ha ha. I guess we will see if she is worthy this week when she comes back ha ha. I haven't even met her yet and various members have asked me "Would you marry her?" Nice questions right for someone I haven't met before, but next week I'll hit you up with the deets. And no, I would not consider living out side of the states. Maybe having another house in another country like a vacation house but living outside of the states ya right ha ha.

Well I miss you a ton. Ya Spanish is awesome. I want to jump in to Spanish classes after the mission to keep learning Spanish.

So when you come to the airport, will you bring me a pretzel from Pretzeltime and a Dr. Pepper? A good gift for me for when I get back would be someone to give me a real legit massage ha ha. You should think about that. I just wanted to make sure that Ginger's family was going to be at the airport and you guys. It will be awesome seeing Wendy at the airport too, I know she will be there stalking me ha ha. The important people are the people I care about. I just want those people to show up .

Solo quisiera compartir mi testimonio con vos. Yo se q esta es la iglesia verdadera. se q Dios es un Dios de milagros y siempre lo sera. Gracias a la mision ahora tengo un testimonio. La mision es la experiencia mas bonita mas maravillosa para un santo de los ultimos dias. Se q nosotros pertenecemos al reino de Dios sobre la faz de la tierra. Es nuestro deber siempre representar la verdad y tambien a nuestro Salvador Jesucristo. El nos dio su nombre cuando nos bautizamos. Nosotros literalmente tomamos sobre nosotros el nombre de Jesucristo. Siempre en todo momento todo lugar en todas las cosas nosotros debemos representarle. Amo este evangelio. Yo tengo un testimonio inquebrantable ahora. Gracias mama Te Amo y Te extra├▒o.

La Mision es la LEY ja ja

(Translation: Just wanted to share my testimony with you. I know this is the true church, God is a God of miracles and always will be. Thanks to the mission now I have a testimony. The mission is the most beautiful experience more wonderful for a saint of the last few days. We belong to the kingdom of God on the face of the earth. It is our duty to always represent the truth and also to our Savior Jesus Christ. He gave us his name when we are baptized. We literally take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ. Always at any time any place in all things, we must represent him. I love this gospel. I have an unwavering testimony now. Thank you mama. I Love You and I miss you. The Mission is the law ja ja .)

Love, Elder Moore

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 14, 2012

Well the good news is that my release date is August 2nd so don't worry. The thing is that there are a ton a missionaries going home early to get ready for school and they are going home on August 9th, but not me so don't worry your little soul mother. Aug 2 I will be there.

So forgot tell you that this week an old friend from Jinotega that was less active and was living there while I was there came and found me in San Ramon. It was awesome. He was looking all around for me but it was crazy cause he found a member and asked where we would be and they knew where we ate. So he showed up at our food appointment and found us there and it was such a great surprise to see him. I passed 18 months without seeing him and always asked myself how he was and what he was doing. And well now I have his number and he wrote me an email so now you can get to meet him when you come.

So I am going to hook you up with some tight pictures. I hope you like them. Love you a ton mommy miss you and can't wait to see your cute little face.

Love, Elder Moore

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 7, 2012

Buen dia mama. So I just got back from the sickest adventurous pday. It was awesome. That is why I am writing a little late. I will have to send you pictures. We went to a waterfall and it was so beautiful. It was like a 200 foot waterfall. The hike up was so beautiful. We took a lot of pictures, I will try to send them to you. I am waiting for them to get passed to me cause I didn't take my camera. It was like that waterfall of Dragonfly with Kevin Costner.

So today we woke up a little early not to early. We woke up at 6 and traveled to La Dalia which is almost 2 hours away in bus then rented a truck to take us to the path that would take us to the waterfall. It was like a 40 minute ride so we spent a lot of time traveling today in total like 5 and half hours. In the jungle I climbed up vines. I climbed really high. The tour guide he had told me that I put the new record. It was just a vine hanging down from a tree and I just climbed up it with my super human strength. But it was so beautiful all of it. You will love the pics. I will take you there when you come down. It's quite the hike but you can totally do it. On the way back we were in the bed of a truck and it started pouring rain so hard so we covered ourselves with a tarp. It was a way legit pday. I enjoyed it a ton.

So my buddy from Chinandega, my convert that was with me, came and he is here with me. He went with us today. He is so tight and works so hard he is an amazing convert. He is ward mission leader in 3 wards and works a ton. He has learned a lot. He already has his mission papers in and supposibly he is going to the temple in May. Even though he is not going to complete 1 year until 5 months. He is not going to leave for the mission till probably December cause that is when he put his availability date but ya he works a ton and I am so proud of him.

So next week we will be talkin so I won't write too much cause I want to save up a bunch of stuff to tell you about. So this email will be kinda short. But yes shortly we will talk in less than a week. I am so excited to talk to all of you but who knows where I'll be when the time comes, if I will still be here or in some other crazy place. I am so so so excited. Just have under 3 months left time is flying. I will be home before you know it. And tell Brooklyn not to worry our relationship will be a lot different, a lot better and I will happily escort her with out doubt. I will drop what ever is in the way to escort her. Do you know mas o menos when it will be? Right as I get back I will hit up the gym to be pumped. Like i am pumped but it's not really noticable now ha ha after being here for 2 years almost. So I am going to get formed in the gym so all of Brooklyn's friends fall in love with me ha ha. So right now there is this girl just staring at me and smiling and laughing it makes me feel weird. She totally wants me ha ha.

I can't wait for you to come here and meet all of the awesome people that I have met. But you need to practice your Nicaraguan Spanish. You just need to practice no sea caballo......... saka saka...... y buen dia ja ja. Just practice those phrases in Spanish and you'll get a long just fine down here. Ha ha caballo means horse ha ha.

Well I am excited for changes this week. Only 12 more weeks ha ha 12 weeks ain't nothing. I have already been here for 92 whats 12 more? I will be there so fast. I miss you all a ton. Hope you are living life to the max like I am. I am loving it here although my comp at this moment in time blows. I love it here. It will be hard to leave but you will love it mommy when you come. Well that is all I got for ya.

I know the church is true. I don't have a doubt about that. And I know that Christ lives and that he died for our sins and that we are now part of his restored church. We are the truth and we must let the world know that. I love you mommy, thank you for everything, see you on Sunday. Love you mommy to the max.

Love, Elder Moore

Sunday, May 6, 2012

April 30, 2012

Well on what happened to me this week. We only worked in our area for one day - Saturday. Last week we went to Matagalpa and we were there Sunday afternoon, Monday and Tuesday then Wednesday we came back to our area just to get advised at the last moment that we had interviews with Pres the very next day in Esteli. So we had to go back to Matagalpa, spend the night there, then wake up early and travel to Esteli and have interviews. That was like my 5th interview with Pres but the best I have ever had. I felt like I was talkin with a friend. I really enjoyed it. I left from the office feeling good. This time was a little different we talked about some legit stuff.

So than after that we had to go to Managua. My comp needed his cedula. Then we got back Friday night and just worked Saturday. And well a miracle happened on Sunday. We had an attendance of 44 people, 4 investigadores and a family. The branch pres showed up for the first time in 5 weeks and his family showed up too for the first time in like 3 months. The pres returned with ganas to work for the first time since I have been here so it was awesome on Sunday. Then after that I took a bunch of people from our branch that have potencial to be leaders to a leadership counsil in Matagalpa. Yesterday was such a tiring day it was a 4 hour meeting then after that I had to take a kid that we are preaparing for the mission to get interviewed by the district president. It was a long tiring day but all went well.

So ya I am way stoked to talk to you in just like 2 weeks or something like that. I'll let you know when I know I'll probably be calling you up before Sunday and gettin an hour set up. Time is flying by so fast. I only have 13 weeks left then I will be kickin it with you in your crib. 13 weeks, 3 months, 90 days something like that. I already have more than 21 months. I completed them on Saturday ha ha and I also completed 2 years of having my mision call. Time is flying before you know it I will be there with you.

The mission should change us and make us have the desire to always follow Christ. A true conversion is to lose the desire to sin. That is a true conversion. And ya to be honest I am going to miss this area a ton. I literally love this area. I loved my other areas for the people but there is something different about this area and i know know what it is. It is because I have worked so hard here. But I am worried that it is just going to fall apart. That is what has me worried.

I love you a ton mommy and thank you for everything. Miss you.

Love, Elder Moore