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.
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.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Mother's Day Skype!!
Let's see, here are a few highlights of our conversation:
Taylor loves the Malagasy people and says Madagascar is the perfect mission for him. He has been out now for almost 11 months now and loves the language. He feels super about his ability to speak Malagasy freely. Taylor and his companion have a baptism coming up this next weekend, with several more expected in the next month. They are still waiting and excited to live in a new home at the end of June with 5 other elders. They also had their third run in with their new friends (the lamest criminals ever) that had tried to rob them twice before. Really...he pretty much just laughs at them! Taylor weighs about the same as when he left, but all that really sounds good to him is rice now. He is shocked that Tanner is almost as tall as Neil.
Taylor is excited about the Mada adventures that await him!! He is loving his missionary experience!! There have been rough times, but he is grateful for the opportunities he has had so far that help him to grow and learn each day.
We're glad that as Taylor learns and grows he is in the watchful care of our loving Father in Heaven. Only He knows those things that he needs most in order to become his best self. We are so grateful for this amazing opportunity that Taylor has been able to have as a missionary in Madagascar. He loves the people so much...he has much to teach them, and in return, they have much to teach him too!!
We love you Taylor!!!!