Jacob 6:2 And the day that he shall set his hand again the second time to recover his people, is the day, yea, even the last time, that the servants of the Lord shall go forth in his power, to nourish and prune his vineyard; and after that the end soon cometh.

Cutest video ever!

Cutest video ever...At the very beginning you hear Elder Morgan tell the kids to go find a chameleon (the Malagasy are afraid of chameleons because they think they’re poisonous so it’s always a big deal when the missionaries touch them). Taylor then tells the kids to smile “ Tsiky tsiky tsara”. That cute little boy in the front left is asking, “Is it a picture? Who? Who? Who?” And you hear Taylor tell him it’s a video.

More cute kids!

Ha, when I was talking to all the kids, we were just naming a ton of different "laoka" that they like. Laoka is toppings for rice, they have a ton of kinds, so we were just naming a bunch.

Stories, Comments?

If any of you have received any letters or great stories from Taylor and would like to share it, we'd love to have it and post it here. When Taylor is done we are going to make this blog into a book for him. So we would love to have any additional stories that he may send to you. Just email them to moultonfamily1@msn.com. THANKS!!

Feel free to make comments to the posts below, and they will be emailed to Taylor. He would love to hear from you. Even if it is a small comment.

Letters from Elder Moulton:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Aahhh...Gotta love Mission life in a 3rd World Country!!

This week was really fast. But it felt like an American mission, we got dogged so much. We only got like 17 times this week. It was ridiculous. So I don't have a lot of stories this week, sorry, it was just pretty slow.

But, last Monday, I got my first experience with local toilets. First off, I don't think I've mentioned, but there are almost no local restrooms anywhere here, we only get to use the restroom at home, or on the side of the road. I always carry 6 sheets of paper with me. Not even our church has toilet paper. So anyway, we were in Analakely last week, and Elder Mitchell and I decided to get our first use of one of the local toilets. You have to pay a dimapolo to use it, and it smells like the worst sewage covered outhouse you could imagine. It was awesome.

Chillin' with Elder's Mitchell and Eppich on P-day at an expensive snack shop in Analakely. 

Kumar and Safidy. 

I love our house, coolest guys ever. We do everything together, aside from going out and teaching. But morning, night and P-Days, we're together all day. And we cook a ton, way good, almost American food. That's one thing I've learned, food has flavor in America, you all better enjoy it! But yeah, we cook a lot, shepherds pie, pizza, pasta, it's all good stuff.

Elder Taylor

Morgan used too much soap. 

Sportin' Marsh's cowboy hat and a dope Tide jacket I found on the side of the road. 2 dollars. 

Cake, with real American cocoa. 

Last Tuesday, Marsh and I went on splits to Sab-Nam again, I love teaching with him, we're both close in skill, because we're so close in getting out here. So teaching is way fun, we both get to speak a lot more than usual, I love it.

Oh, we've been having a good time with Malagasy films lately. I have a close comparison I'd like you all to see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE5dJDgZ644 (You have to get about a minute and a half in for the real gold.) The films here aren't that action packed, but the camera work and acting is worse. I love it, funniest thing ever. I definitely need to get on a Malagasy film set after my mission, I need to see how a movie is made here.

Kids here go nuts, we ask them who's the strongest and tell them to prove it, then a million little kids start fighting on the trail, funniest thing ever. Don't worry, kids here are impervius to pain pretty much. But it's weird, they don't cry when they get in tumbles, but if they hurt their fingers, all hell breaks loose..

The fleas... I'm used to it to be honest. I hate to admit it, but it's no secret, I think I'm gonna be too lazy to do much flea defense haha. It's too easy just to lie down and let them bite me. Don't worry, it really isn't that bad. The people who have problems out here are the people who eat crap and don't shower. I'm doing fine!

Yeah, I'm glad Peter got to the Pinas. He wrote me, we'll probably talk every once in a while throughout the mission. And Ben's getting his papers done! So proud of him. 

There's really not much else I need. Maybe just toss in candy as packing peanuts. Oh, Marsh got some MRE's in his package. Genius idea, Get really light food like that, that I could heat up myself. Anything with a lot of flavor.

I tossed up a few more pictures. Check em out. 

A fanasana, it's an invite to church. 

Got my Bokin'i Mormona bound up all nice and cute. 

Gator skin wallets, and a fly.

The river in Ampifiloha

Thanks for writing! Talk to you soon! Love you.


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