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, April 1, 2013

Easter...and Baptisms!

The city is a ghost town, except for the main roads. Everyone and their dogs are catching buses out to the middle of nowhere to go on hikes and have picnics, it's a Monday-after-Easter tradition they have here. Good for us, because the internet is fast for once, but bad for us, because everyone who didn't go to the countryside is laying around with a hangover.

Baptisms in this country will never go according to plan. I called it before we left, "Something will go wrong, I promise". It did.

All 3 investigators showed up, so that was good. Things took a turn for the worse when the adult clothing closet was locked. Worthen and I had to pry it open with our bare hands and pull out what we could, but it wasn't much. So everyone got kids clothes ha. It wasn't too bad, because Glady and Claude are 15 and 12, but Lalaina is 34. So he got to sport white capris for the baptism. Then we found out we didn't have towels, so we got to dry off using spare bap clothes and hand dryers.

Prying open the clothing closet.

Awkward, ha!

All that aside, the baptism was awesome. We got to give them the Holy Ghost in Sacrament meeting as well, dope. I am so excited for the new converts. They all have tons of friends, and Lalaina is tearing it up at church. He'll be the bishop someday.

Anyway, other news.. I went on splits again this week, with Smithson, I went to their area, Ambohipo. Cool area, but they're white washing, aka, no program. They live in a house with 10 Elders, it's insane. We had to help move a fridge up two stories, using tow ropes.

Splits with Smithson

The stairwell was too small for the fridge.

Sketchy man made fridge elevator.

What else.. not much other craziness to go over. There always is.. but my real struggle is writing it all down. But I got pictures to work! I can only get a few up now, but I'll try to get more next week. Talk to you all soon.


P.S. I did get Mindy's letter, but I dont have an email or anything, so I can't answer. But tell her thanks for writing!

I'll pray for Grandma for sure, that's pretty crazy, hopefully they can help her get better soon.

My stomach is doing alright. Every morning, we get bread off the street, make lunch at home, and we never really eat dinner unless someone gives us rice or noodles. The rest of the time we just eat baked stuff off the street. Epiceries are the eastiest way to keep fed all day.

P.S. Can you send me Krusteaz easy bake muffins and stuff? Worthen got some and I about died, they were amazing. Just easy bake breakfast stuff that I don't need anything too special to make. Thanks!

Time to enjoy a few random pics:

A first edition Malagasy BOM. Huge.

Tan line.

The hilarious warnings on the cigarette boxes.

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