Sunday, August 2, 2015

Long Five Days

July 27, 2015   
It feels long and short at the same time. It has been a super weird couple of days for our companionship! We have done a lot of driving and a lot of STL things that took up quite a bit of time.
Good news first! Angel is getting baptized on Sunday! He told us that he is going to ask for work off, and if he doesn't get it he is going to quit. But he's not worried about that because he is a great worker and his boss won't want to lose him. So we will have a baptism on Sunday! He is so awesome and so ready! He is going to be a great addition to the Bella Vista ward here in the McLean stake along with the family that will be getting baptized with him! We are so excited!!!
Also, we are going to do baptisms for the dead with a recent convert tomorrow, so that will be even more exciting!
I passed my year mark on Thursday and I have posted some pictures of it on my iCloud Photo Album, so if you want to see them send me an email so I can invite you to it :)
We had an awesome lesson with the Maltez family! Hna Maldonado came with us to teach them and it was really powerful. We were able to teach it in a way that Maria understood it all a lot better. Also, we got a lot of members in the ward to help invite them to activities and to church this week, so they will be coming the the noche de hogar tonight at Bishop's house and also they are going to stay for all three hours of church next week! Things are starting to happen because the members are so willing to help us :)
On Friday we had a trio day. Hna Moleli was the only one in her district that wasn't going to the temple, so we adopted her! We drove to Centerville in the morning, then drove to Herndon for a doctor’s appointment, the home for an hour in McLean. Then we met with the other STLs in Burke, then ate lunch with a member in Falls Church and then took Hna Moleli back to Centerville and drove home. It was crazy and there was a lot of traffic. We drove 114 miles and we were in the car for about four hours. Probably one of the longest days I have had on my mission. But it was fun and we got to talk to Hna Moleli about a lot of things. Fun fact, she's from LA :)
Church yesterday was amazing! I feel like I learned a lot more than usual and that everyone was really following the spirit. We had a few talks on keeping the Sabbath day holy, Gospel Principles was all about faith, and Relief Society was about defending the Family Proclamation. It was amazing and I loved that our investigators were there to hear and feel it all.
That's really all that has happened in the last few days. I hope all is well for you! Take care, love you all!


 Hermana Moberly

Companions July 2015

DC Temple Visitors Center July 2015

Nametage in front of DC Temple July 2015

The Cordoba Family

One Year

July 22, 2015 One Year
Pretty crazy, tomorrow marks one year on my mission. I don't know how that happened! My feelings are so mixed! I have loved every second of my mission up until this point, and I know I will love the next 6 months. I'm scared that the time I have left will go too fast, but I know that it is inspired that I am only a missionary for 18 months. I'm so grateful for all of the changes that I have made and the person that I am becoming. The things that I am learning now would have taken so much longer without this concentrated time as a missionary. I was reflecting back on this all today as we sat in the temple. The gospel is perfect and amazing. We will never know it all, but we will also never stop learning.
I have built so many relationships that are different from any others I have had. I meet people and within minutes I love them. The people that I get to teach with my companion, the members, the other hermanas in the mission are friends that I will have forever. I wish there was a word to describe who they are to me! But I guess it's something that is felt that cannot be described.
We had exchanges last week and I got to spend the day in Spring Lake with Hermana Peabody! She is so amazing! It's only been a transfer and a half since I was her companion and she has improved so much in her Spanish and confidence and everything! I am so amazed! That's one thing I love about being a sister training leader, because I get to see all of their improvement! It's so humbling to see how much they change and get better and knowing that if I work harder I can become better too!
Questions are so important in this world. When there aren't questions, learning is very hard. Something that I have noticed this week is that it's important to have questions as a learner, but also as a teacher. When the teacher asks questions they can know what the student needs and what level their understanding is. When the learner has and asks questions, learning increases. I love that I can be both! In the mornings I am a learner as I study for the day. In the afternoon I am both as I share what I have learned and listen to the Spirit testify through my words. It's an incredible thing to experience :) The Spirit guides the conversations and questions that we have so we can help the way they need it!
Angel passed his baptismal interview, so he is completely ready to be baptized, now we are just waiting on the day when he can actually get baptized! It should be this Sunday because he isn't supposed to be working, but his boss likes to change his mind and make him work anyways, so we will see about that. But the good news is that it will happen as soon as he picks the day!
This work is incredible and I am so grateful to be a part of it. There are so many little things that happen each day that amaze me, but since there are so many I don't know where to start. An hour and a half is not enough time to write what I want to, but it is inspired, so I guess his is all you need to know for now! I love you all! Keep working hard and sharing the gospel! Give the missionaries some work to do...they love to work ;) it is called missionary WORK after all!

Love you!

Con Amor,
Hermana Moberly

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My compas Quince (15 months)

The Deza Family