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 17, 2012

Almost a month in Mada already!

I'm stoked for Peter, leaving for the Philippines sometime today, I saw the video of him and Jesse at the MTC, that was awesome, and that Ben was an investigator there! Ah, I missed like everyone haha, oh well.

Anyway, it was another great week. Last P-Day, a bunch of us met up at the office and went to Ampifiloha (Mitchell & Safidy's apartment) and made pizza and stuff, nice chill P-Day. Then it was back to work again.

A few pics of random items we can get here:

Every week we teach a lady named Lanto. She lives in the attic of an apartment complex. Anyway, during the lesson, she was showing us her new bed. It's probably half the size of two school desks pushed together, she was so happy. Then half way through sitting down, it snapped and she fell right through it. Saddest thing ever.. but she was laughing so hard, I was just like.. what the heck.. I didn't know if I should laugh or cry.

Another strange story, so drunk people are more than a common occurence, like multiple times a day. But earlier this week we had a group of guys who wanted to learn, but they didn't want to learn unless we would drink with them first. So after some thought, we decided to have a sip of beer each, then we taught them.

Just kidding, we said no. Anyway, the guitar guy is out of town for two weeks, so I'm gonna see Mitchell's today and order one in a few weeks. I've been teaching Morgan guitar too, he already wants to buy one too ha. We decided it's a good trade for him to teach me Gasy, and I'll teach him guitar, it's really nice being the one who knows something for once.

Anyway, right now, our struggle with investigators is getting them to church. For one, everyone lives far away from the church, and secondly, the more difficult one, is that everyone seems to think that going to any church is good enough. People will do well all the way through lessons then not want to have to walk all the way to church, it's a bummer, but we're working on it.

Every once in a while, I'll get a big burst of being able to speak, those are the really good days. The other day, we were teaching this lady, Mariette, and her daughters, and we were trying to get them to read the BOM on their own time, because they've kind of been slacking, and saying that God isn't answering their prayers about the lessons. Out of nowhere I told them there was a phrase I liked that said "When you want to talk to God, pray. When you want God to talk to you, read the scriptures." Mariette loved it, and her and her daughters agreed to read, and to be baptized in November. We have 7 investigators so far with a Nov 17 bap date. The reason it's so far off is because EVERYONE is still in the first lesson. All of our investigators are really new, so we're giving them time.

And yeah, we have a ton of investigators, but because everyone is so new, we still don't know who's serious or not. There are some that are WAY diligent, and I hope they make it all the way through, but it's too early to tell.

Church isn't too different, except it's a puny building. I know the picture makes it look big, but it's not. And I assume they have the youth programs at church, I don't know though, we go to the investigator class. I kind of doubt they have mutual during the week. Every other week the whole ward has a devotional type thing down the street from our house.

A few more pics to enjoy:

Morgan, Julianna, and myself, tearing up some rice paddies on Sunday evening. 

Out in Manajary, our furthest area.  

My favorite pen fell in the gutter... 

Take a close look...I'm pretty sure this cow is smiling, ha!
This plant is called Madagasikara. Wonder why... 

Crossing the rice paddies in Ambatobe

Oh, if you guys are planning on sending me a package any time soon, I could use some of that hair stuff from Fantastic Sam's and some size 11 insoles, cuz my shoe insoles take a beating here. Anyway, yep, I was told by the AP's to tell you that if you want to send a Christmas package, send it now. It'll take about that long. So yep, right from the AP's, ha.

Anyway, that's about all for now, talk to you all soon. Love you!


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