Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 25, 2012

Well only 5 weeks more. It is crazy how time flies by so fast. It is insane. Like you said only 38 days left. Yes, I am in my last change in the mission and yes I am still in San Ramon. I did not get taken out. It is very hard to be in an area for 6 changes. I was here in the year 2011 and now we are halfway over 2012 and I am still in San Ramon. It's hard. I feel like I won't have much success on finding new people cause I feel like I have contacted everyone. It is just a tiny little town in the mountains. So more than anything we are focusing on organizing the branch really good. We now have the pieces to do it.

When I started here, I couldn't do it cause you can't organize a branch if there are only like 7 people or 12 people. But to let you know we had an attendance of 49 this week. Which is my record in San Ramon. I have got more from San Ramon to go to church but that is when we went to Matagalpa for the conference. But now we are working together as leaders.

This week we organized what is called Batallon Mormon. We had 4 companionships leave and invite people to church. I went with a member, my comp went with a member, and two groups of girls went out as well. And I could really see the blessings from the sacrifice we all made to wake up early and go contact. We also organized what is known as visiting teachers here in San Ramon. That was hard. We passed a lot of time organizing it on Sunday o sea yesterday. But now it is all good. We have 5 companionships that are going to be visiting 5 houses each. We still need to work on home teaching though. We are also giving callings as well. We now have an institute teacher.

So I am trying to organize the branch really good before I bounce out so that it keeps getting stronger and so that it keeps growing as well. But I really hope that I can baptize a family before I leave. It is hard but I literally feel like I have contacted everyone. But I know I haven't. I know I will be able to do it. And I am glad I was never in the big city either. I was always on the outskirts and I reopened my whole mission.

I have also been talking to president a lot about H, the guy that killed people. We have the whole story now and I literally feel like he is worthy to get baptized. I can just feel it. He is always in church and he doesn't know what to do because he feels like he can't progress in the church but he knows he can't go to another church cause they don't have the truth. So we have been fighting for him and helping him. So I talked to pres yesterday and he said before that we were going to wait the 6 months to send the letter to the first presidency but not anymore. Supposibly he did it yesterday. He told me he was going to. So hopefully we can get a response. I really do hope so. I want to baptize him and his wife before I leave. That would be a great blessing and it would be a miracle. But I really do know he has repented of his sins. In dyc 20:37 it talks about what a person needs to do to be baptized and I know he is completing with all of those requirements. He has confessed his sins and abandoned them as well like it talks about in DYC 58.

So talking about Lacey's wedding yea hook me up with a ticket. I want to go. It will be legit. I have been waiting to party at a wedding for so long. Tell Lacey to put some David Guetta on her cd mix for her reception ha ha. Just buy it from there from St George or Las Vegas from where ever you are flyin out from but wait hold up. When are you going to buy the tickets? Maybe you should wait. Maybe I will drive up with Ginger if she drives so hit me up with the deets on that if Ginger is going to drive or fly and who is going to go. When that is known that is when I will decide what to do. Maybe I can go with her.

So those pics made me trunky. My friends kickin it with my mommy. I know they are your friends as well but shortly I will be there with all you partying it up.

And don't worry your little heart mommy, I have had your bag slash purse for almost a year now but I'll see what else I can get you. But I got a question, can you gift me some money? I want to do some legit things before I bounce out of Nicaragua with some of my friends here. Also can you hit me up with how much money I got in my accoun cause I have been buying a lot of stuff lately trying to enjoy my last couple of weeks here. But the day before I go home I am pretty sure I am going to blow a lot of money buying stuff a bunch of souvenirs and everything. I have bought things but not a lot.

Well mommy only 38 days left a little over a month ha ha. I love you mommy to the max and miss you a ton. You bee the bees knees ya that's right, the dogs bone. I miss you a ton. And ha ha I am going to die in San Ramon. It's crazy but whatev.

Love, Elder Moore

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 18, 2012

What up mommy? So this week was legit. Yes I did go to Jinotega for a couple days to visit and work with Sarceno it was legit. I'll send you some pics. But it was a nice enjoyable break though it was not much of a break cause we worked. But I needed to get away from my little village ja ja San Ramon. Sarceno es la ley super tuanis. So I was there Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Then after we went down to Managua where we had a conference with Elder Maynes from the Presidencia of the 70. It was a great conference. So I was not in my area for almost a whole week. We got back Saturday in the afternoon. Then Sunday was my last Sunday in my branch I think, but who knows. This week we have changes on the 20th, this Wednesday, but I need out. I love San Ramon and that is why I want out. It is cause at this moment I feel like I am ready to hand it over and that there is some else that can help the branch a little bit more than me. But I felt like I had success there. Also we have been preparing people to be leaders in San Ramon. Next month we will be receiving a new Branch President and that will help a ton. We have had a lot of problems with a branch president. I really felt like I was working with a lot of people that did not have a clue what they were doing. Even though you explained to them what you wanted them to do and everything and how to do it they just wouldn't do it. Even though they understood. I just hate the irresponsibility of the people. The church would grow here so much faster if the people were responsible. The country would be a better country if they were responsible. But I feel like it is just their culture to be irresponsible some times.

So I got some news my last comp Elder Martinez got sent home this week. He had 18 months in the mission but he didn't want to be here any ways but ya he got sent home.

So ya that's right, only 6 more weeks left and I will be in your presence. That is so awesome that Brandon graduated. Tell him congrats for me. Freak I don't know what to write. That is great that you had a good time in Sandy up north. I know that Sandy might not be home for you but I feel like it is for me, but who knows. I guess we will see when I get back how I feel being back in the presence of the 801. I will be kickin it with my friends from up there anyways and my friends from down south that I now have.

Well I am sure the pics will be more interesting than my words. I will send you some pics but I have started to use my camera again after a long time. All the pics I had before, I just got them passed to my memory but the last time I used my camera was like 8 months ago. I started using it a ton now so I will have a lot of pics to show you when I get home. New pics. I'll send the pics that the people send me but the videos and the the pics I will take from now on from my camera you will have to wait and see when I get back.

This week it was so insane with the rain or should I say yesterday we got wrecked in the rain. It was legit. I got videos of it to show you. I hope you like. Mommy I love you a ton and just to let you know this week I challenged my own reflexion to a staring contest and on the 4th day I won. And Ialso did something extraordinario this week. I made orange juice out of apples. One more thing I can speak Spanish in Russian. I love you mommy to the max and miss you a ton but shortly I will be there with you. I hope all goes well for you. Love you mommy. I'll be back shortly and yes it has been proven that I am the best wing man known to man. so I got your back.

Love ya all the way to Mcdonalds and back a million times.

Love, Elder Moore

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 11, 2012

Well what up mommy? Ya that is the countdown that the office sent me. The thing is that I am such an amazing missionary that they extended my time here. But 5 days please aint no thang. So that is awesome that you will be staying with Wendy this week. Sounds like you guys are going to have a legit tight awesome weekend kick it with all the throw back friends. And then having an all star go down next week to stay at your place, Ian, Court and Adam. That is awesome. I am jealous of all the greatness that you are participating of.

That is so crazy that Brandon is going to graduate so fast. I hope that I don't have to study for years to sack out a career. I ain't a big fan of studying. I feel like I have a lot of potencial to be famous but if it takes a lot of studying ja ja that ain't for me.

So give a shout out and a congrats to Uncle Clark and Aunt Jill. That is awesome that they have been together for so long putting a good ejemplo for everyone else to follow. So that is awesome and I am proud of them.

Also it is very true that a lot of people's birthdays are coming up. I see it on my calender every day pretty much. Brooklyn's birthday and Uncle Jon's. Tell them Feliz cumpleaƱos y q ya queremos pastel ya queremos pastel aunque sea un pedacito ya queremos pastel. Lori as well freak a lot of parties are going to be planned. You are all party animals. I hope that you all cumplirlo feliz.

Well in my area after week 4 my comp all the sudden turned super bipolar. We can't even study now cause it just makes him mad and I can't handle it. I feel like now that I am almost leaving I am getting more stressed and more angry with things like this. But the good thing is that this week I am going to be in Jinotega with Elder Sarceno. We are going to go teach 2 families that want me to baptize them. We are going to see if we can do it this week. They are families that I knew when I first started in Jinotega a long time ago. So this week I am not even going to be in my area which I am happy for that. It is so hard to be there for such a long time. I would love to be there as a normal citizen but as a missionary for 7 months it is hard. I am trying to get a lot organized before I bounce. The branch has not grown in number but it has got so much stronger. Everyone now stays for the 3 hours instead of just one hour.

I talked to Ismael this week, my convert that worked with me. He is so pilas. iIlove him. I feel like he is the most pilas missionary in Chinandega. It's awesome cause he is visiting all my converts in Chinandega. Xiomarra, Janneath, Hector, Darian y Nestor completed one year of being members this week on June 5th. They are now planning on going to the temple. They are still way pilas in the church way super active with callings. They make me so happy. I am so glad to know that pretty much all my converts are progressing. Ismael is preparing to go to the temple and is going to send his mission papers in. I am so excited for you to meet my converts mommy. I am going to miss so many people here its not easy to leave. Some members told me that the first familia I baptized got their patriarchial. blessing.

(Here is a letter Elder Moore received this week from one of his converts and best friends Marlon. In essence, Marlon is going to name his son "Justin" after the great missionary who brought the gospel to him.)

Amigo quiero contarte que ya he terminado de hacer mi casa en el barrio xihualtcoalt espero que todavia te acuerdes de ese barrio,entonces el 01/07/2012.estare en mi nueva casa y para mi familia es una gran alegria porque nunca habiamos tenido una casa propia entonces ya no vamos a vivir en frente del presidente,quiero confesarte qque para mi es un gran testimonio porque se en el fondo de mi corazon seque es obra de mi padre celestial porque el nos da las bendiciones que nesecitamos dia a dia para salir adelante y por eso le doy gracias a mi padre celestial por haberme mostrado el verdadero evangelio y a ti por haberme tenido pasrencia para bautizarme gracias mi gran amigo te doy mi palabra de que nunca te olvidare y tampoco mi familia Marlito te quiere mucho. Elder moore mi gran deseo es que tu conosieras mi humilde casa es sencilla pero en ella encontraras mucho AMOR le hacen falta muchas cosas tu sabes que ru best friend es pobre pero se que con el tiempo la ire mejorando pensando en que tu volveras un dia y yo te estare esperando.te dire algo y no te rias no es una broma al proximo hijo que tenga mi esposa le llamaremos JUSTIN como su primer nombre en honor a un buen amigo que eres tu te amo amigo cuidate mucho.

Thank you mommy for being so awesome. I am going to hit you up with some pictures from the baptisms that we had not to long ago that I promised to send you. I finally got a lot of pictures passed over to me.

So I love you mommy and wow the weeks pass by so fast. We were talking via skype over a month ago. That is so insane, I feel like it was just last week but it was over a month ago. But time is flying, just under 2 months mommy.

Love you so much and miss you a ton.
Love, Elder Moore
Sos La Ley

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 4, 2012

So just under two months it is crazy how time flies by. Today was a super awesome day. The zone was having a hard time being happy and willing to work so as I was sitting in my bed this week I thought a lot about what I could do to help the zone be animated so that they would work like bros, so we could have success together. So I spent a lot of time reflexioning, pondering, and thinking in the greatness of my ability to think and plan parties of great. As I listened to inspired songs I began to receive revelation after revelation. Until we planned one of the greatest activities known to the mision. I got together with another elder, Elder Cordova and shared my ideas and together we put the ideas together and painted a masterpiece.

We planned a couple of activities, the relay race with the spoon and the egg, we had a doughnut eating contest the doughnuts were hanging on a string and we had to eat them with out using our hands. We also had a baby bottle relay the sisters prepared the bottles and the elders had to drink from them ha ha. We split up into 4 awesome groups. We also had a piƱata in the form of a horse ha ha. NO SEA CABALLO ja ja.

Also it was another missioneries birthday so here as tradicion they smash eggs on the person who is completing years, so we had some way sweet distraction. Well I am just the king of everything right? So what we planned is that when the person who was completing years was blind folded everyone grabbed an egg, and by everyone I mean like 20 people ha ha, and then we smashed it on his head and threw flour on him. Totally destroyed him and then right after that the mariachis came in it was a way tight activity.

I know this might not make since I am just so stoked. I hope the pics make a little bit more sense. I am still waiting for a couple other fotos I am hoping to get them tonight but if not tomorrow and I will send them to you so you can see them.

Then after we baked brownies and had a toast as a zone it was la ley. It was a great day and everyone enjoyed them self but it was not the cheapest activity but it was so worth it. I will show you all the videos when i get home. I will be there shortly so you can see them, just have to wait like 9 weeks only 58 days. I am almost there.

So to continue a little, this week was great in church. I can totally see the branch changing. We have given new callings and I have seen a big change this change. Before like everyone left after the sacrament meeting but not now. We started church with 39 this week and ended with like 35 before it was like when we ended church there was only like 10 of us but now everyone is staying it's great. Testimony meeting was great. I love sharing my testimony and I always love watching my converts share their testimony and use their priesthood. Many people shared their testimony yesterday it was great. Not only that but we had 6 investigadores in church. 2 families. It was awesome. That was the goal of the zone, 2 families in each area and we totally cumplired it.

The mission is tight. I am going to miss it a ton the mission es la ley ja ja.

Listen, I love Brooklyn and yeah just got to let her know that she don't have competition with me and that we are going to kick it all the time. And keep it real. I will be spending a lot of time down in St Geezy.

Freak it is so crazy how fast time flies it is insane. I am almost there. I miss ya a ton and I am excited to see ya but at the same time it's going to be hard to bounce out of this beautiful country. But shortly I will come back with you. And you will experience for yourself how awesome this country is and how great the people are. But you need to study a little bit of Spanish mommy ha ha. I love you to the max mommy Te AMo te Kiero.

Elder Moore LT

unas fotos super salvajadas del pday mas legendario ja ja La Mision es la ley mae Super Bacanal de Animo - Bacanal Planeado por El Rey De La Rumba LT Pura vida Q VIVA La Tuanisidad

Saturday, June 2, 2012

May 28, 2012

What up mommy? As time rolls down to be honest I lose the ganas to write. I feel like shortly I will be in your presence and writing takes a lot of time ha ha. But I do make the sacrifice each week so that I can write the best mother in the world and let her know how I am doing. Many people still write me, not always do I respond to all of them but I try. This week alone I received 21. In total on my mission I have received 1800. That's a ton if you ask me.

Anyways I'll let you know what went down this week. So we wanted to plan a way sweet activity for mothers day as a zone but have the whole district involved. So we planned it and got it all ready for the activity. We wanted to focus on investigadores and recent converts. Here in Nicaragua the 30 is mothers day but we had the activity on Saturday. We took 5 familias inv and in total 17 recent converts and we threw fire. But to top it off before the activity we had a baptism. Now let me tell you what went down. It was a super stressful day trying to get everything organized, get the family to the church on time so that they could get married and baptized, get a bus so that all the members could go get all the members to be on time so that the bus didn't leave them. It was very stress full but everything finished with good. So with our baptism and marriage, me and my comp had to do divisions. He went off with the zl and I went off with the dl. I didn't make it in time for the marriage, but I did for the baptism. It was crazy cause they wanted to start the activity at 5 but the audio didnt work so they sent every one into the baptism as kinda we need some sort of distraction or delay to get the audio fixed. So in our baptism we had like 130 people ha ha it was crazy. It was freakin Jarron Azul and medio. I will explain what jarron azul is when I get back. And we didn't really have time to do an agenda either, so the zl directed, I prayed, like 5 elderes including me we sang and then after I had to give the message and the testimony. It just got so crazy with the activity that we planned but it all went good. So I did baptize a family with my kid and it was a good experience for him. He is going to need a lot of practice with his baptizing skills tho cause he totally slammed the sister that got baptized. It was funny but all good. I hope you understand this email. I know that my English sucks now and I have no idea how to explain things but what you need to know is that we baptized a family this week and there was like 130 people there.

Yesterday in church we had a pretty good attendance. We had 41 people and yes the sister missionary did come back. She actually came back engaged ha ha but she is way tight and way pilas. She is going to help us out a ton in the branch. The branch is getting stronger. Usually everyone leaves after sacrament meeting but this week pretty much everyone stayed for the 3 hours. But ya so now I have 5 months straight of baptizing a family. That is what the pres wants is that we can baptiz a family every month and so far I am completing with that. Just 2 more months to go. Finishing strong.

How is Mitt Romney doing? I have had that question for a while. Is he going to win? I hope that Romney wins. Ya isn't it a revelation that the constitution will hang by a thread and then the priesthood will save it? I hope that he wins. I feel like he is going to win. I know that he will turn the states around if he wins, he will depend on the Lord's help, revelation and he will constantly talk to the prophet. It would be tight.

Don't worry your little soul mommy, I am the best wing man known to man. I will totally hook you up when I get back. With what ever guy you want ha ha. I got your back ha ha. And don't worry, I got Brooklyns back too. I'll be there in no time to help out both of you. I promise I'll be there for Brooklyn to take care of her and make her feel special. Cause I ain't gonna get married too fast so I won't have to worry about mantenering a chick ha ha. So now we are down to 10 weeks time flies.

Love you mommy thanks for everything SOS LA LEY ha ha pura vida mae.
Love, Elder Moore