Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Potter Head ;)

Sorry I don't have very much time this week, I went to the temple today and we have appointments coming up pretty soon, but this week went by super fast!

Monday night we had dinner with a member family. In all of these families, the kids speak english and the parents speak spanish, so it gets pretty confusing. But that night I made a new friend. His name is Leo and he is 7 years old. He and I spent a half hour talking about harry potter...so his dad walks in the door and says, "Papi! Ella es un potter head tambien!" Hahaha, so now he refers to me as a potter head :) I don't have a problem with that! Then we went to see Kimberly. We visited her every day this week because she wanted to be baptized on Sunday, but it didn't end up working out. She will get baptized, just not for a little bit. But when we were there, Nasri, the little 3 year old drew 3 pictures for me...really he just colored an entire piece of paper with pencil, but it was sweet. I made some cookies to bring over and in the middle of the lesson, he taps my shoulder and says, "these cookies are delicious" and then goes back to what he was doing. Haha

We love visiting the female members of our ward and we feel like we are really strengthening them. Every time we go over somewhere, if it is only the two of us and the member, she usually ends up crying about something and we help her through whatever is going on. It sounds bad that I really like that, but I love being able to build those relationships and help them out how we can. This happened with one of the members this week before her granddaughter came home. Her babysitter dropped her off and she introduced us. She says, "Missionaries, this is Claudia. Claudia this is MY missionaries". And there was no denying it :)

Kimberly and Ada really enjoyed church last week and came back again this week. They are accepting everything that we are teaching, so that's really good! Now that they are fulfilling commitments they are going to progress and get their answers.

The members here spoil us so much. Most of the time we have one dinner appointment every day, but if a member knows we are coming over at all, there will be food. Hermano Mogollon did this for us. We got to his house and he had bought us pizza. We are just so happy to be visiting him because he is the member that wasn't active, but after we visited him, he is going to church every week. And now he is starting to work with us to find others! How amazing is that?!

We had a mission wide conference call on Thursday night with President Riggs. It was incredible. The things I learned from it were, 1. President Riggs is our mission president for a reason, and 2. The Book of Mormon was written for our day. He shared so many scriptures that most of the time I just skip over when I read, but we applied them exactly to the mission and it was amazing! He is the best :)

Maria and Francisco are doing well. They are on date to be baptized on November 16th! They are doing so well :) Without any influence on our part they are trying to get work off on Sundays to come to church.

On Saturday and Sunday night there were Hispanic Celebrations at the visitor's center, so we went on both nights. The first they had dances from a lot of the countries and the second night was all spiritual and Kimberly came with us.

Yesterday we had a General Authority give a 1/2 mission conference and it was amazing. His name is Elder Kapschke and he is from Germany. We learned so much and it was incredible. At the beginning he asked us all to write down a question that we wanted answered and the Spirit would guide him to answer all of them. So we did, and every single topic we talked about was easily related to my question. It was incredible! I loved it! And then I got to go to the temple this morning, so it has been a good week.

Sorry this is so all over the place, but I didn't have much time!

Love you all!
Hermana Moberly

With Kimberly at the DC Temple 

Washington DC Temple

With Hermana Moleli at the DC Temple
Bolivian Cultural Dance at DC Temple

Fall on the East Coast

Lights in our apartment

Monday, October 20, 2014

Una Semana De Milagros

Well, to say the least, this has been the best week on my mission so far. It started off pretty bad, but just got better and better! I had a really bad cold on Tuesday and Wednesday, which made everything hard. I've never seen weather change like this before, so it wasn't too fun. The funny thing was that Hermana Haubner had a doctor's appointment on Wednesday morning, so I was sitting in there with her coughing and sniffing. The worst part was that ESPN was on in the office. Talk about temptations! It wasn't until we got home that things changed.

Our mission theme for this quarter is based on the Christmas song Little Drummer Boy. We are focusing on giving all we can to the Lord at this time in the mission. October's focus is on giving Him our will, November is giving our thanks, and December is giving our love. We have a goal for every zone to get 3 baptisms in October, 4 in November and 5 in December. The reason that I love that song so much is because the little boy gave the only thing he had. Look at how many things we have that we can give. I made a decision on what I want to give, but it’s going to take a long time and it’s going to be really, really hard. But I made this decision and then it was lunch time, so I took a nap. When I woke up, I was feeling soooo much better and I was ready to go to work.

That night, we went through all of our plans and back-up plans and prayed a lot to know where we should go. We had a feeling that we should visit Rolando. He was on date for baptism before, but since I'd been here we still hadn't met him. But that night we found him and set up a time to come back. His question for us was how can he know which way is the right way and be strong enough to resist wanting to go on other paths. That night as I was saying my prayer I received some revelation to share the story of the Tree of Life. When we went back, we taught him about that story and the importance of holding on the word of God to keep us on the right path. Hermano Deza came with us and they got along so well, it just went perfectly. Now he is on date to be baptized on the 14th of November! That was the first miracle we saw this week.

The next day we visited Maria, someone we had contacted a few weeks ago. We met with her and her brother, Francisco (that's fun to say :)) and they were so prepared. We taught them about the Book of Mormon and answered some of their questions. We were only planning on inviting them to be baptized, but we felt prompted to ask with a date. They are now preparing to be baptized on November 15th. When we left their house, they had looked up the movie "The Testaments" on YouTube and were going to watch it. They are so ready for what we have to share with them and I am so excited. So by the end of Friday night, we went from having 1 investigator on date, to 4.

The next day we went to carve pumpkins at one of our recent convert's houses. She is the only active member in her family. She has 2 younger siblings that are baptized, but they never go to church. So we carved pumpkins with them and their 2 cousins, one being our investigator, Kimberly. I wish I could explain to you the relationships of everyone in that home. About 16 people live there together, some are related and some are not. But we taught them a little more about baptism and invited 9 year old Kimberly to be baptized the 26th of October. That's 5 on date. She wants to do it, so we have the potential to have a baptism this coming Sunday! :D

In order to be baptized, our investigators have to go to Sacrament Meeting at least 3 times to show that they are willing to come back and ready to join the church. Sunday morning, we went over to see Kimberly and make sure that she was going to church. We got there and she looked so cute in her dress, but then 10 minutes later she came up stairs in jeans and a T-shirt. We had no idea what happened, but we showed her the Restoration video and testified non-stop about how much church can help with everything, but she just flat-out didn't want to go. She had only been to church once, so she needed to go that day and next week so she can get baptized. We left their house after we did all we could and the Spirit was so strong, but she didn't want to go. We left and ended up being a little late for sacrament meeting, but we were mad that things didn't go as we planned and we were sad that she didn't want to go. I calmed down as we took the sacrament and tried to see the reason behind all that happened, but I was still sad. Then, there was a miracle, and the whole family that lives in that house came into the chapel. Including Kimberly. Hna Haubner and I were so happy that we almost started crying. She went to church and afterwards was so happy and she was so cute! It was the most stressful morning of my life, but the most rewarding when she walked in with her mom, Ada. We had 4 of our investigators at church, which is a huge step from 1.

We just had miracles on top of miracles this week and it all changed as soon as I decided what I was going to give this year to Christ. It’s going to take a lot of work, but because of all the things that have happened, I know that I'm giving up my will, and showing my gratitude and love. When we do hard things the Lord blesses us in every aspect of our lives.

Now for the funny stuff...there was some good stuff this week-
-We were going to a lesson with some members and one of them asks us, "Conocen Chevy Chase?" (do you know Chevy Chase?) I responded with a "si" thinking he was talking about the actor...then I was really confused when he was talking about a place. It turns out there is a city called Chevy Chase in Maryland, which I was not familiar with at all, but we had a good laugh about that!
-One day, I was talking to one of the youth in Spanish and I said, "Yo tengo pesos" (I have pesos), but she thought I said besos, and that means kisses, so that was kinda weird. haha
-In the MVOC class last week, Elder Benson (from Ventura) was cracking jokes the whole time. The teacher asked us, "What is the driver's duty?" and he whispers, "dead guy duties" and I was dying. He did this through the entire class. The worst part was when the instructed drew a car and he whispers, "is that a submarine?" It did look like a submarine so I was smiling and trying not to laugh, but that was right when the instructor turned around. He thought I was laughing at his drawing, but I wasn't and he called me out for it...so I just took it and Elder Benson laughed so hard because he knew it was his fault.
-One night we went to a member's house for dinner with the other 2 hermanas in our ward, but afterwards went to a different apartment upstairs to sing happy birthday to someone. So we went inside and started sharing a message, and two other hermanas showed up and it was so funny. There was only one person in the house, so we joint taught.
-We are teaching a part-member family and their son is 2 years old. I thought they were calling him Alex, but sometimes they would call him Ben. So that night, I said to Hna Haubner, I can't figure out what his name is...is it Ben or Alex? Apparently "ven" is a command in Spanish that means come. But the b and v are the same sound in this language. His name is Alex and when I thought they were calling him Ben, they were really just telling him to come.
-I made a new friend this week. He's 3 and his name is Nasri. He was telling me all about ninja turtles and showed me his sweet ninja moves. We were sharing a message with Kimberly and were talking about how since we are all sons and daughters of God, we are princes and princesses. He didn't like that because he said he was a ninja, not a prince.

This week was amazing, and I hope it was for all of you as well! Miracles happen when we do the Lord's will. He wants to bless us, we just need to do a little to receive those blessings. Always remember to pray. Prayer is a great tool to find out what the Lord wants and to receive comfort. Love you!


Hermana Moberly

The Squad
Miracle Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Emergency Rooms Are Not Fun

It’s been a pretty exciting week to say the least! We have a car again and this time I get to drive :) It’s a 2014 white Chevy Cruze. Smallest car I've ever driven and its strange being so low on the ground. Also, the pedals are a lot more sensitive, so it was a fun first day, haha. I love it though!
We had our first thunder and lightning storm since I've been here this week and it was really fun. We opened up all of the windows in our apartment to listen to it :)

So on Wednesday night, we got home for dinner and I was opening up a can of chili and sliced my right pinky open. It was really, really deep, so we had to go to the emergency room. My companion was freaking out more than I was, so that was funny. My biggest fear was that she would be driving us, but we got there safely. So I ended up getting a couple stitches. There's a first time for everything, right? We ended up giving my nurse a Book of Mormon. His name was Randall and I just kept thinking of Monster's Inc.! I didn't like being there because everyone else had a much bigger problem than I did and I just felt like I could put a bandaid on my finger and be fine. But I heal fast and I probably could have had the stitches taken out on Sunday, but I'm supposed to go back this Tuesday. From this experience I felt bad that we wasted a few hours of proselyting time. Also, my pride is hurt a little bit because it’s not even a cool story. Why do embarrassing things only happen to me on the mission? Probably so I am more humble...haha

We had transfer meeting on Thursday and it was really special, because we got permission for the entire mission to meet together. We watched Meet the Mormons, which was a really awesome movie. We loved it! They really got some very different people to help and I think it helps explain who we are so well. We are a little strange, but there's more to it than just the rules. Hermana Haubner and I are still here in Little River. Another cool thing this transfer, none of the Spanish speaking sisters got moved this time. President Riggs was announcing the companionships and he says, "Hermanas, I know you are confused at what is happening, but I have a plan." I trust him, so we'll see what his plan will be in 5 1/2 weeks!

That night we were going to go visit our investigator, Ada. We ended up helping her daughter with her homework. Kimberly is 9 and she doesn't speak English. She came from Honduras a few months ago, so we were translating her homework from English to Spanish for her. She is a very smart girl and she loves reading. She reads the Book of Mormon by herself, which is really amazing. What 9 year old do you know that does that? She's amazing. Then we helped them start making decorations for Stephanie's Quincenera on Saturday night.

On Friday we had a Noche de Hispanidad since it is Hispanic awareness month. It was so much fun! Each country was represented by a booth with food and facts and fun stuff like that. The missionaries had our own booth and we had gotten all of the different Books of Mormon in languages spoken in South America (there were 15). The elders made some cookies (they weren't very popular, hahaha), and we made a slideshow with all of the temples there. It turned out pretty well. Then we had a talent show for all of the Hispanic talents. Our investigator, Byron sang 4 songs for it! A lot of the members in the ward don't know that he isn't a member because he is always at church and participating in all activities and classes. We found out on Friday morning that the missionaries were supposed to participate in the show, so our Ward Mission Leader asked us to sing America the Beautiful....haha, for Hispanic awareness. We thought that was really funny. I mean, we are all Americans!

There was a baptism on Saturday night and there is a Missionary presentation between the baptism and the next speaker, so they have time to change into dry clothes. Hermana Haubner and I got to do it again and it went so much better. A bunch of the ward members complimented me on my Spanish, because it is so much better than it was the last time we spoke! That made me feel really good.

On Sunday I had the opportunity to go with a few of the recent converts to the visitors center at the temple. It was amazing! The temple is beautiful!! It’s so bright and surrounded by trees, so when you go at night it looks like its floating. It was so pretty. They had a Spanish program that we went to and they showed a lot of videos and a lot of missionaries from the North mission sang and spoke. It was really great and we all loved it. On the drive back, Hermano Maldonado asked me to say the Articles of Faith in Spanish, so I tried. I got to 5 and then I couldn't remember it in English, but he thought I said toro(bull) when I had said todo(all) and he was laughing so hard! I just went with it, but I know he's going to tease me for it for a long time, haha.

We had training for driving again yesterday. It was so much fun! Last time we went for Hermana Haubner, but since I'm driving, I got to do it. So I got to get up to 40 MPH in the parking lot and then slam on the brakes. We stopped in about a car length and a half. It was so great. Last time I was so nervous because I wasn't the one driving. The "technology specialists" for our mission filmed parts of it...including my run through the part where we had to steer into a box. Then I got interviewed and they will be sending the video to Salt Lake! How cool is that?

That's all I got for this week, but it was great and I learned a lot. Sometimes things happen that affect your effectiveness, but if you keep going things will get better and you will be blessed! Love you!


Hermana Moberly :)

Spanish South Zone
Little River District

The Squad

After the Stitches

Monday, October 6, 2014

Don't Be Creepy

So this last week it finally happened. We got in an accident on Saturday morning on our way to conference, so we missed the whole first session. The accident wasn't bad. No one was hurt except our car. We got a flat tire and we would have changed it, but the rim was cracked and the police officer told us that we shouldn’t change it, so our car was towed and the other Hermanas have been driving us everywhere. So we don't have a car at the moment and things are very difficult. On the bright side we are working with members a lot more so we can get around, it just takes a lot of planning and a lot of Spanish words that I don't know. Also, I get to drive when we get our car back and I won't have any more heart attacks.
Last week after I emailed we had my favorite P-day on the mission so far. We had a zone party to celebrate our finding 104 new investigators in one week. We had some delicious food and a basketball, soccer ball, volleyball, and frisbee...and then we played all of the sports. I didn't realize how much I really missed doing all of those things until that day. It was so much fun and I got some really good exercise even though I was wearing jeans, that was a mistake. I just think we should do that every P-day :)
We had a million meetings this week and they were all amazing! We have district meeting every week and mine is really great and I love them. Then on Wednesday we had a Spanish forum for all of the Spanish speaking missionaries in the mission. It was all in Spanish and I was feeling super good because I understood pretty much all of it. President Burton, who is over the Spanish section of the mission, is crazy. When I first met him he grabbed my hand, shook it, and yelled at me, "TELL ME YOUR STORY!" I didn't know what to say, so I said, "What do you want to know?" And he started asking a bunch of questions and it was kind of scary, but really funny too. Like I said, he is crazy. Then on Thursday we had return and report which is a meeting for all of the newest missionaries and their companions.  We watched a clip from Facing the Giants. I've never seen it before, but now I want to. It was a clip where the coach blindfolds a player and asks him to do a "death crawl" and he doesn't think he can go that far. But the coach pushes him to do his best and keep going and eventually the player makes it all the way 100 yards instead of the 10 they usually do. God is our coach and he is motivating us. We promised to do our best and we can do so much more than we think we can. It was a really great meeting :)
I have been learning and progressing so much recently and it has been truly amazing. But now, every meeting I go to I feel is like a call to repentance. Even though my habits are getting so much better and I'm growing closer to Christ, there is so much more I can do to be better. We are never just okay the way we are. We should always strive to be better because we can be. We have the potential to become like God. I think we can all do better in so many ways. If you catch yourself thinking you’re on the right track, like they said in conference, look for the blessing you have the ability to receive.  Also, think about if you are walking as the Savior walked. We can always improve, no matter what. We aren't perfect beings and we have weaknesses. Use the promises of the Lord to make them become your strengths.
There is a girl in our ward that has given nicknames to our zone leaders. She calls the Elder Big Lips and Elder Potter and we just laugh so hard. So Hermana Haubner and I have started giving nicknames to our zone and it has been really funny! Sometimes I can't remember their actual names and I just have to laugh and apologize, but it’s fun.
I got a package from home with all of my winter stuff JUST IN TIME! The last 2 days have felt like Christmas time in California. We were out on Saturday night and I just felt like we should be Christmas caroling, but it’s the beginning of October. I'm so worried about winter; I think I’m going to die.
Our investigator Jilma is hilarious, but sometimes I don't understand everything she says, so I have to do an awkward laugh and pretend I think it’s funny, even though I have no idea what's going on.  I got called a new name this week. Instead of all the weird pronunciations for the Latinos, I got called Elder Moberly by a new couple in the mission office. That was a first. There hasn't been one of those since my uncle Ryan served a mission!
Our service has mostly been getting people things from the store. We are professionals at getting people what they need from grocery stores. It’s sad, but we try to help and that is all they let us do. Give the missionaries something to do when they ask if you need anything. They want to serve everyone, even the members.
Since our mission president is pretty young, we have a thing for hashtags in this mission. If you ever need ideas for some good, cheesy, Mormon ones, let me know. I have plenty and I can see it will be a problem when I come home :) oh well. #consecration
We got 4 new investigators this week and that was great! Two of them were a great accident. We went to visit a member and she has some family staying for a few months from Honduras. The best part is that there's no chance we will lose them. They can't hide from us in a member home :) the other 2 we found from contacting potentials. One of them even prayed on our first visit! They are both very interested and we are excited for them!
Since we don't have a car, we've had to rely on others to help us out. We had a ride set for correlation meeting yesterday, but the man's wife didn't come like he said, so we couldn't get in the car. So we found another ride and got to the church building as our district was walking out...oops. Haha, our bad.
How about conference this weekend? Pretty amazing as always, am I right? I loved everything I heard and saw. I also I loved all of the people that spoke in their native languages. Cool story, Elder Gavarret who spoke in Spanish gave a devotional at the Mexico MTC while I was there! He's great! These are some of the things that I loved most about conference:
Elder Anderson- secure your faith before you try to help others. Their doubts could become your doubts if you don't have the anchor in the gospel that we all need.
Elder Klebingat- Use atonement 24/7. Through the Atonement we find forgiveness, strength, healing, and peace. When we use it all the time we can become more like Christ.
Elder Callister- Parenthood is very important. The world is going to get harder and harder, but when we strengthen ourselves we can be better parents. Parents are primary gospel teachers.
Elder Nelson- Sustaining is a lot of things including listening, trusting, honoring, praying for, defending, standing behind, doing what he says and loving Him. We have the privilege to sustain the prophet.
Elder Hales- We love God and Christ because they loved us first. Christ went forth doing the business of his Father. Shouldn't we do the same? Their purpose is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Let’s help them with that by sharing the gospel with those who we love most.
Elder Hamula- Importance of the sacrament. This one was a bit of a call to repentance for me. I've always enjoyed taking the sacrament, but I think it needs to be a more personal time than I have used it. Think about what it means and why we do it. Without the sacrament we cannot fully repent or receive the strength possible through it.
President Monson- Decisions determine our destiny. Just because we have a divine heritage does not mean we will qualify for a divine inheritance. Walking where Christ walked is less important than walking as he walked.
Elder Ballard- Stay in the boat. Questions are a good thing. Spiritual questions deserve spiritual answers. Where do you go for answers and where should you go. Without Joseph Smith's question we wouldn't have the Gospel today.
Elder Bednar- Everything. I just want to print out this talk in Spanish and give it to all of my investigators.
            Overall it has been a wonderful week and I'm loving it all and learning and growing. I can't think of anywhere I would rather be :) Love you all!
Con amor,
Hermana Moberly

PS- Quote of the week from President Riggs, "Don't be creepy"

Me, Hermana's Brown, Haubner, and Moleli

Silly Us ;)

Breaking the news to Hermana Moleli...Pau is not a Laker anymore

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Almost October

Hola familia y amigos! Como estan?

Happy two months to me last Tuesday! Celebrated with chocolate shakes...again :) Is it going by for you as fast as it is for me? Every Monday I just think, it’s already been a week since I emailed last? It’s crazy! Then I remember all of the things that have happened since then...feels like more than a week. We are just super busy ALL the time.

So a couple times this week we went to teach people and they seem really interested and they know a lot. They seem to know more than most people about the Fall and the things that we should do in this life. Then we bring up baptism and then they tell us that the Jehovah's Witnesses are teaching them and they aren't interested. Its ruining our effectiveness and it makes me sad.

This week, something we saw that inspired us was the difference going to church and reading the scriptures has in our lives. We have a recent convert in our ward, Nancy, that hadn't been to church in a while, but then she decided to go back last week and start reading the Book of Mormon again and everything changed. We can see how much it has blessed her life and the changes that she has the desire to make when she is doing these things. She is amazing. She is only 17 and has been through so many hard things with family and friends. But as she has begun doing the little things, the people who bring her down and the bad habits she has are slowly dropping out of her life. And it’s because she has begun to follow Christ again. She is rediscovering what slowly faded out of her life and it’s amazing.

We had a lesson with our investigator, Jilma this week. She's the one who has had the lessons for years, and it was a miracle. Somehow, I was able to ask inspired questions and understand everything. I even said a lot of things that I don't ever remember learning. The words were put in my mouth for the good of her life. It was an incredible experience and she understood everything I said. I know that it wasn't me talking. The words came out of my mouth, but they weren't mine. It was amazing. I know the Lord is directing this work.
So again this week, 2 times we ended up at the same house as the elders...I'm thinking we need to talk to them a little bit more. We almost always have appointments, so it’s not our fault. But awesome that we have 4 missionaries in a house with that family! Only 2 people that live there are members. One is 9 and the other is 14 and they are great examples.

Shout out to Kari, my Dad and Grammy for sending me letters :) and everyone else that have been emailing me! Love you guys!

I have met people from all over central and South America. Some of the countries are Ecuador, Honduras, Bolivia, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and so on. We even met a guy from Morocco (but he didn't speak Spanish)!
This week we had a sister's meeting for all of the missionaries in our mission and it was so awesome! We just had an emphasis on being healthy in all ways, physically, spiritually, and mentally. And then we talked about having fun because apparently some missionaries think that missionary work is all serious. It’s a good thing I don't have that problem, I love having fun and I find plenty of ways to do it :)

We have an investigator on date for November 8. His name is Byron, so please pray for him! He is married to a woman still, but she won't get a divorce. He is currently living with a less active and they need to get married before he can be baptized. He's been looking for a lawyer, but it’s been very difficult, so please send some prayers his way. We need them!

Saturday was the most draining day of my life. We went to visit an investigator that we had passed on to the English Elders. We showed the Mormon Message about bullying and we cried and talked about the worth of souls and that meeting just took all of my energy. It turns out that last week, the young woman was being bullied and she tried to take her life.  I was exhausted afterwards, but I got the strength I needed to keep going. The Lord was able to help us know the things we should say and share. Please pray for them as well, their names are Heather and Blanch. After that we went to a baptism for an investigator that Hna Haubner had taught and it started an hour late. Earlier that day he decided he didn't want to be baptized anymore, so it was crazy for the hermanas that were teaching him. Saturday was just crazy for everyone. Because it was so late, we missed most of the Women's session of general conference, but we did make it to President Uchtdorf's talk and he’s always amazing. Heather was able to go as well and it was the perfect message for her to hear. We are children of God and nothing changes that. He loves us perfectly and wants what is best for us.

Also, sad news. Hermana McDonald, the one I was on exchanges with went home this week. She had Lyme’s disease and mono at the same time. She was so strong to keep going through that! I'm happy she is able to be home and recover though.

Hermana McMillan, my companion in the CCM, her boyfriend got his mission call....drumroll please! To the Washington DC South mission English speaking! How insane is that? They are going to be in the same mission! But as Spanish speakers we are very segregated from the English speakers, so it won't be too hard. It could be worse.


We were out knocking doors and two hombres walked by us and at the same time said, "GRINGAS!" so we said, "Si, Somos gringas!" and then we walked really fast to the car :)

On Tuesday I ate an entire box of macaroni and cheese for lunch all by myself. That was pretty cool. I've never done it before, haha

I was showing a recent convert pictures of my family (the 14 year old I mentioned earlier) and she says, "you have an attractive Dad" and I said "thank you?" and laughed

We get so many water bottles every day it’s crazy! I think we have 50 in our apartment now and a ton that we have only had 1/2 of. There are a lot.

A little kid told me I had a big nose. That was fun. Kids are bluntly honest. And then the same kids asked why I have water in my armpits. Kids are just great!

Sometimes at dinner appointments I eat some of Hermana Haubner's food because she can't eat it all. We have to be really sneaky about it, but we are getting really good! Haven't gotten caught yet!

There is an old man in our ward and every time he see's us he says, "Mis angeles!" That's all I understand because his Spanish accent is so different. I just smile and nod while he talks.

We love the video, The Hope of God's Light. I cry every time I watch it. If you haven't seen it, look it up. We share it with all of the teenagers that speak English every chance we get.

Apparently the English speaking sisters are not as friendly as us. We had some of the youth tell us that they like us better because we talk more and hug them. I guess it probably because Spanish speakers are more affectionate, and that's how we are as their missionaries. It was so weird, when we met Sister Nielson, the stake relief society president she just shook our hands instead of kissing us on the cheek. There is a big difference.

Sorry this letter is all over the place, it’s so hard for me to organize my thoughts.
I know that this church is true and I cannot wait until general conference next week. We are going to receive many answers and direction from the living prophet and apostles today. I love you all and hope you have a great week. Don't forget about conference :)


Hermana Moberly

My Nametag :)
Power Line/Tree Maintenance ;)
All the BOM Languages we use

Beautiful Sunset
Royal Lake Pond