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, May 6, 2013

Gotta love dirty and the people of Mada!!

We have been having pretty bad luck lately. Literally every single person we teach has gotten up and moved without saying anything. Not literally every one.. but it's rough. Most of the people we teach are pretty new to the program now.

I can't think of anything too exciting that happened this week other than stuff that won't gross people out back home. It was a very dirty week. Let me say this.. a Honeybucket outhouse on a construction site back home would seriously be a palace compared to some of the dumping spots in this place. That's nothing new, but I got to know them really well this week.

We still teach the Muslim family. They definitely have an interesting faith. Most everyone here is Christian, so they already believe the same basic fundamentals, but I've been learning what this family believes. It's pretty interesting. The stuff they believe in makes sense, and a lot of times I have a hard time explaining certain things, because I've never thought about it they way they do. They're an awesome family, and they love feeding us. The dad yesterday told us that he didn't believe we were really missionaries though. He said he thinks that the USA's "Agency of Secrets" sent us here to watch people and report on what we see. I was laughing so hard. 

Oh, I got to give my first blessing this week. I don't know how I made it this far without ever giving one. But it was way cool. A girl we teach has been way sick the past week. We visited her last night and she told us that she hadn't eaten in 5 days. Anything she tried eating she would throw up. We taught her a short lesson about the priesthood and offered to give her a blessing and she asked me to do it. It was cool. It's pretty hard to explain giving a blessing in another language. Trying hard to just let the Spirit talk, but having to make the Spirit adjust to my Gasy vocabulary.

The girl we have set for baptism is the fiance of a guy already in the ward. He's been a member forever. Their family was one of the first here in Mada to be baptized. But she's still set for baptism 2 weeks from now.

Lalaina's green card got denied. Bummer. He is applying again in October. He's not too bummed though, he still has plenty of stuff to do here. He can't get his patriarchal blessing until he is a year baptized. But I've been getting really into teaching members about it. No one here really knows about the blessings, so I've been trying to tell everyone to get one. I'm not sure why it's been so looked over here.

We will be moving into our new house next week sometime. 

That's all for now. Talk to you next week.


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