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, October 14, 2013

I Love This Place!!

That awkward moment when I can't remember anything we did this week..

Propaganda is still going strong. It's nothing like elections back home. It's more like a junior high student council election. But on the plus side, I have been given a lot of swag I have a few shirts now, some posters, and a flag. The Shupe's (the health couple) are coming to Tamatave this week to make sure our 72 hour kits are good to go I guess. We'll see if we actually need to use them or not in a few weeks.

As far as teaching, it's all going good. Some of the families we teach are way close to getting married so they can get baptized. That's pretty much the whole Mada mission experience. Working on marriages. 

We have a few baptisms next saturday. No families, just kids of members who were over 8 years old. But other than that, I've got like the best schedule I've ever had my whole mission. Almost every appointment we have is with full families. Pretty hard to find, so we've been blessed there.

Yeah, I met Roger back in Tana. It's actually pretty normal here. There are so few members, that everyone on the island knows each other. People from all over, it's way fun. I can talk about members I worked with in Tana and they have friends or family here. It's like that all over the mission.

I know I don't talk too much about the spiritual side of the mission. I'd rather just be able to tell the real things in person, email wouldn't do it. I have been able to see and be a part of some amazing things. I've seen the priesthood bring miracles, sometimes in front of a huge group of people. I've also seen some really sad situations. 
My feelings about life in America have definitely been changed living in Madagascar. It's not our fault, but as Americans, we really are blind to how the world really is. As much as we think we are aware of what is going on in the world, there's no way to know unless we actually live in it. Just seeing it from a tour bus doesn't do it either. You have to see the people, talk with them, eat with them. I love the people here so much. I stink at writing about all the things that happen, but you guys will hear things when I get home.
The time really is going by way fast. People here always tell me how long I have left. People here have a way good relationship with missionaries, we're all like good friends. Do you guys ever have the missionaries over back home? I'm curious to see how that goes back home. It's much more casual here I feel, but I'm kind of biased obviously.
making burritos

burning in the sun after teaching english

eating soup

Whoa, I didn't even register that your guys' birthdays are this week. Happy birthday, freak that came out of no where. I swear I just sent you guys the birthday email back in Analamahitsy.

I only have a few pictures this week, sorry. I stunk at using the camera cuz we were on the bikes so much.
rolling out knots

Love you guys, have a good week.


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