Monday, November 28, 2016

well its kinda been a good week. last Monday we had a family night with the bishop and we brought an investigator (the young guy by me in the photo below) and we later put a date for him on the 24th of December! we were teaching him about the book of Mormon, and during the lesson he started to powerful! and on wed. i am pretty sure i gave my last district meeting class in pimemtel...kinda sad. after we just talked about Christmas. then i did a work visit with elder sanchez, and we walked around ALL day. there was a huge rottweiler ? i don't know if thats how you spell it...but it ran towards me and i was certain it was gonna attack me, but it ended up being nice. and it ended up being a awesome dog. on thursday i was sick which wasn't too fun...i just stayed in bed all day and watched 17 kinda lame day. since it was thanksgiving, i will name also a few things i am grateful mission, i have come to really know my purpose in life, and i can now speak 2 languages. my family, that we will be together forever. later we passed by one of our investigators and he was drunk, and he said "if you were a girl, i would marry you" then he came in and hugged first i thought he was gonna try and kiss me....which i am REALLY glad he didn't....haha. we watched Ephraim's Rescue with some less actives and now they are starting to come back to the church...its awesome to see them work with the spirit. so for what i can remember, that has been my week. have a great week! 

Elder Moore

Monday, November 21, 2016

I must say that it has been a better week. monday we arrived at the mission office, and it was one of the assistants bday, so my mission president invited them, us, and 4 other elders to go to chili's! it was amazing! it was just like the states! for an 1 hour i was in heaven. and president said, "well get what you want, money isn't a problem" so that made it even was sooo good! after eating rice and chicken for 16 months, it was good to have a change!  on tuesday my comp had to go to the doctors cause he has fungus growing on his foot, and the doctor was scraping grains of dirt from his nail...kinda gross. and on the way back, a HUGE bee flew into the taxi, so that was kinda scary. on Wed. i gave a girl a baptism interview and she is a power house! then a member invited us to dinner and we ate pollo a la brasa its called, pretty good. 
on friday my pensions daughter got married, and i got to help them make some preparations for their marriage which was fun. and since I'm getting older in the mission, they were all teasing me saying " ya falta poco por su matrimonio" which is like "its not that long till your wedding" so that was funny, until they were doing it for more than an hour, then it got kinda irritating...haha. on sat. i didn't have a pension so we just ate out in the streets. and now we have to move the date of ivan to the 10th of December, and the transfers are the 6th...NOOOOO im gonna miss it by 4 days 😭 I'm still gonna count it as my baptism tho. i started with him at rock bottom. and on sunday grupo 5 came to pimentel, which they are like the one direction of Peru, so that was cool. oh and i went to the baptism of the girl i interviewed, and her friend tried to take pics of the baptism, and no one said anything...even the bishopric. so finally i had to say "sorry you cant take pics" so that just shows you how much the ward was not paying attention. so that's been my week for the most part. have a great week! 
Elder Moore

Monday, November 14, 2016

Well another week down. i am now officially moved into my new room which is so much better than before! we went to a contact to teach him and his wife hates us, she yelled at us saying "stop coming back, you guys are fools, my husband doesn't want anything to do with you guys" so that was kinda interesting. on wed. i did a work exchange with Elder balcazar. then we had a pretty sweet family home evening with a member family and talked about the plan of salvation, which that is my favorite subject to talk just blows my mind every time! after they gave us some lemonade where they blended a entire lemon ( including the shell) so i about died! then i picked up my homecoming suit which is pretty sweet. (pic below). oh and my investigator, his date fell through cause he didn't come to church yesterday 😥  so we have to put a new date with him. on sat. we had a meeting with our ward mission leader and he took us out to dinner to get pizza which was awesome. but flip i gotta stop eating junk food! i am starting to gain weight! and loose all my muscle 😭.he also brought his daughter who fell off her horse...but she is pretty cool. (pic also below) yesterday we had stake conference and the main topic was temples and we talked about the blessing of the temple and the stake president went over and talked about all the questions in the interview which was great! so really that's all i got for ya...i don't really have anything else. have a great week. 

Elder Moore

Friday, November 11, 2016

Well to start off i had a super lame week, but at the same time a super awesome week...let me explain. Tuesday was amazing! We had a multi zone which was my favorite one that i have had on my mission! the main topic was marriage and families. it really hit me as we talked about how to have successful families. What really blew my mind was that we read in Alma 50:1-6 about how Moroni commands his armies to build safeguards around the land of the nephites in preparation for war against the lamanites. When you have time read Alma 50:1-6 and read what Moroni commanded his armies to do. But here are the ways it ties in with the family:
The heaps of earth = marriage
The timbers = prayer
The pickets = the scriptures
The towers = family home evenings
it hit me so hard, its so true that when the husband and wife establish their marriage and family on these 4 things, it will be a lot easier to defeat satan (the lamanites ) and his temptations. so tuesday was pretty cool, i also got to see my favorite comp Elder Marin (pics below) then the rest of the week sucked. on  Wed. we were in the room all day, the owner of our apartment called and in the morning a guy came over and knocked a whole in the wall of the bathroom to place a window, and we waited all day for that stupid window, and at 6:30 they came to put in the window....and they took out the wrong measurements, so the window didn't fit....i was kinda like really upset with them. on thursday they finally put in the window. on friday night we had a ward mission night and we were in charge of the game, and every one got frustrated with us cause the questions were "too hard".  on sat. my comp was sick so we stayed in the room mostly the whole day there is a pic of me of what i did all day...haha . on sunday we spent all of elders quorum teaching how to give health blessings...iso basically my whole week kinda blew...except for tuesday, the multi zone was da bomb! right now i just want to focus on the multi zone i had, cause it got to me. it got me thinking about my mission and why i came out here. It got me thinking about how i have helped and will help families get their lives back together. that's obviously one of the reasons i came out. I have been thinking about all the blessings i have received and will receive. and now i am starting to see things a bit more clearly. I have received lots of blessings over these 16 montsh, i have become more patient, i know spanish, i understand the gospel of Jesus Christ a lot better, i have a family who loves me, etc. all i know is that i am eternally grateful i came out here, cause i really love this gospel! i really love peru! and that's how i felt after the multi zone. i love my mission. 
go and make the best out of this week, and ill talk to ya next week! Love ya!

Elder Moore

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

This week i figured out that one of my investigators died of cancer which was super sad! it was ironic because the last lesson we taught was the plan of salvation. last monday i got to say goodbye to my trainer before he went home, which was SUPER hard! on tuesday i bought what i think is gonna be my homecoming suit so that was pretty sweet. there were a lot of rude people on tuesday which was like really annoying!  later we went to see my investigator who passed away and he was hard seeing him dead. thursday was the birthday of my comp so that was cool to celebrate that with him!  i found a gringo by the beach so i loved talking in english for a min. OH and we found our next baptism!  thursday we taught him the restoration and it was amazing! after the lesson he said, "i have read, i have prayed, and i have got my answer...i know this is the true church" so powerful! once he said that i invited him to baptism and he accepted the 26th of november! so great! we contacted a lady who was super nice, but once she found out that we were mormons, she kicked us out of her house....i don't understand. so i think that has been my week, have a great week! 
Elder Moore