Oaxaca, Mexico Mission

Archive for November, 2014

The Pleasing Word

That is the Amazing!!! I am so happy that they are taking the right steps to put things in order. That is the answer to many prayers. I love what Nana said “The Father has employed the power of the atonement in their behalf. The sealing covenant of generations is taking effect. Don’t ever disbelieve the power of that binding covenant, live it, believe it.”  That is powerfull! Even though I am not there with the family watching it unfold, I can feel it.

This week we found someone named David. His past is really crazy. He has done a lot of things and is really dicouraged with himself and where he is. And he can’t feel like he can change because he has tried before but has just made the situation worse every time. So after we got to know him and what he needs, we started to teach him about the liberating power of the atonement. Up to this point in his life he has listened to many missionaries from other religions, but he was really taken back with what we talked about. So we continued to teach him and it was interesting to look into his eyes and see his facial expressions.  You could tell his spirit was responding to what was being said. He was recieving the message. Thinking later on that moment i thought of Jacob 2:8 which states: “And it supposeth me that they have come up hither to hear the pleasing word of God, yea, the word which healeth the wounded soul.”  In that moment his soul was being healed by the ‘pleasing word of God’.  It was amazing to see the Word take root and start to heal his soul. I love reading the scriptures and I testify that they heal wounds that can’t be seen on the outside. Keep reading the Word.
Love you all!
Elder Moore 
P.S.  Here is some soup that an Hermana gave us. It’s made of water, cactus, tomato, onion, egg, and a fish.
Sopa de pescado

The Atonement – The Most In-Depth Part

I don’t know if I read that part right when Rachael told me that Keith went to DISNEY ON ICE instead of a BYU football game. Wow – he is hooked! He use to make fun of Disney On Ice on the TV, and now he won’t miss those for anything. He starts to wear a helmet, then one thing leads to another, and now he is going to Disney On Ice instead of a BYU football game. I’ll have to see if I recognize him when I get back.

This week was good we had some good lessons with investigators and menos activos (less actives). We visited an Hermana who hasn’t come to Church for a while. We taught her about the Atonement and what she needs to do to use it. It was such a simple lesson but really powerful. Even though the Atonement is the center of the gospel, it is the most in-depth part. I honestly don’t know how Christ did it, and I am unable to comprehend it, but I do accept it by faith. I have felt it and know it is real. So in this lesson my companion and I bore testimony of the Atonement and the reality of it. And I know she felt the spirit. It was such a simple lesson, but there was a profound impression left that night.

I want you all to know that Christ lives and that the Atonement is real! All we have to do is obey to receive his tender mercies. And our Father is loving and perfect in everything.  He is perfectly happy and knows exactly what we need to live the same lifestyle. I love you all and families can be together forever!

Elder Moore
P.S. Here are some fish I saw this morning on the beach.
Christohper - foto de peces de la mar


Today was changes (transfers). I am staying in Huatulco and my comp left. I am going to miss him. We got along really well and we had some amazing experiences here. I sent a picture (below) of what we got to celebrate his last night here. It was my first time in 20 months eating a lot of that stuff because you can’t find it here. It’s only in this area because there are a lot of tourists here. But there is a bad thing about having a good comp, it’s when he leaves. But that’s part of the mission and there is a time for everything. This is my comp number 16, so I am kind of use to it right now.

Dad that is an amazing poem, I love it. That’s what it is all about. We are here to progress through obedience. That’s good that Rachael is dating a lot. And that is super funny about Keith, how he wouldn’t wear a helmet until the brother of his girlfriend gave him one to wear. Looks like Keith is getting ready to be ‘companero menor’ (Jr. Companion) again! Our Mission President made a super funny joke about being ‘companero menor’ for 30+ years to his wife. And Becca going disco skating – classic. Miriam has grown up in a different situation. Her whole life has been pure young adult activities. Thanks for all of your prayers. I have grown to love the Lord more doing his work here in Oaxaca than ever. I love the gospel and I am so grateful for the peace and happiness it brings when we are obedient. I love you all – have a great week!

Elder Moore
P.S. Here is a picture of some recien conversos (recent converts) here in the ward. She is preparing to go to the temple.
Christopher despidiendo companero en Huatulco2 Christopher despidiendo companero en Huatulco

El Don Del Espiritu Santo

That’s super funny what dad said about Keith, how he is a true “Cougar” fan. That’s good Dad is doing an awesome job in his calling, and that Rachael is going on a lot of dates. It’s going to weird to go home and see Becca in college. Wow – I just thought of something super scary: she is going to be farther along in school than I will be!

This week was a great week, but a big let down on Sunday because no one came to Church.  My comp and I found some really good people and I am really excited to teach them. We found an old investigator this week and one of the first things he told us is that he wants to be baptized. So that was really nice and a huge blessing, He’s already been to church and knows a little about the gospel. He is 17 and we are going to try and prepare him for a mission.

This week has been amazing, i realized again how little we do as misioneros and how much the Lord does in preparing each one of his children for their appointed time to hear the gospel. All the lord requires of us is to be clean and do the best we can. If we have the Spirit we are going to be successful. We need to always strive to have the Spirit. Also if we want to know if our thoughts, desires and actions are acceptable before God, we just need to see if we have the Spirit. What a wonderful gift God has given us! We as mortals have the opportunity to enjoythe presence of one of the members of the Godhead; we will have the spirit IF we obey.

Thanks for all your prayers and support! I love you all.

Elder Moore
P.S. Here are pics of part of my area and of a cruise ship in port
Hillside in HuatulcoCruise Ship in Huatulco

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