Oaxaca, Mexico Mission

Archive for July, 2014

Living By Correct Principles

Hey, how is everyone? I’m sorry for the loss in the family; lets just say that the Burb (Big Dog)  has been through a lot!

We Just had a baptism this week and the convert is going to be a really good member of the Church. She has already memorized 8 Artículos de Fe (Articles of Faith) and they are going to go to the temple really soon! i am so happy for them.

This morning we played soccer and it was super fun. I’ve also been studying about my covenants lately and I have found some really cool stuff.  We also had a meeting with the Mission President and I like his attitude and how he is going to run the mission. He is all about teaching principios correctos and then allowing us to make the right choice and learn how to govern ourselves – instead of ‘here is what you can and can’t do’. I am really excited for this change and the next one to see what happens.

Keep going to the temple and read every day!

Elder Moore 

Traditions – New & Old

Here is something just classic here (see picture below which reads: Don’t pass by without greeting Mary and telling her lovingly – Bless me, my mother). So many people worship Maria and pray to her. I don’t understand why – even when we talk to them about it and use their Bible.  Why don’t they get it?  

We are seeing progress with the family we are teaching.  They are super pilas (on fire or charged?) right now,  We have taught them a lot, but they have to go to church for five weeks, so we have the opportunity to teach them a lot so they will be ready.  In our last two lessons we have been memorizing the Articulos de Fe (Articles of Faith) and singing the Latter-day Prophets song.  That’s the first time I’ve sang that song since primary. And we are teaching them the song in English because they speak English pretty well.  It’s fun to see people progress and learn the gospel.

Today we had like two hours of our p-day to ourselves. So you know those white rectangular tables we have in the garage that we use when people come over? Well, we took one of those outside, put up a ping pong net, found two paddles, and played for a good hour and a half. It was super fun! The table was really small but we made it work.

Dad and Miriam – have a great birthday! Love you all! 

Elder Moore 
Christopher walking on air 
 
Madre Mia Sign

Seeking Balance

Well today was changes (transfers) and me and my comp are staying together! Its going to be a great change (transfer) – we are going to work hard and play hard! Below is a picture of the area and the buildings we were in.

This week we had a good experience with the mother of the girl who just got baptized. She is really firm in her beliefs and doesn’t want to change, but she really supports her children. We taught a lesson with all three of them and the mom said the Church was true and finally told us why she is going to the other one; it is only because she wants to help and support her family.  We told her that was good, but her salvacion (salvation) is more important and she needs to make a decision, so we invited her to be baptized after that.  She didn’t commit one way or another.  It wasn’t the answer we wanted, but at least she didn’t say no, which is progress. I give her two more weeks until she commits to be baptized.  Her name is Virginia. 

The new President is awesome! He is so funny!  We had our meeting with him and the Stake President and he was just cracking jokes the whole time. But what made it even better was that the Stake President didn’t really get his sense of humor. so me and my comp were laughing and the Stake President was a little confused. It was probably one of those things where you had to be there. 
 
Right now i am really trying to balance my life out and do everything to my best ability. With me, when I get into something I really get into it, so when I want to study the gospel I really study it, or when I want to study Spanish I really get into it.  And that’s how I am, but I am trying to find that balance right now.
 
It sounds like our family is all over the place right now. I hope everyone is happy and enjoying life. Keep up the work!
 
Love you all,
Elder Moore 
 
Christopher in Oaxaca

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