Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

Well this is my last email as a full-time missionary.  I will be on a plane flying home next week at this time.  Thank you all for your support and words of encouragement these last 18 months.  It has been the hardest, but the best time of my life.  I have learned so much about myself and about God's plan for us!  It truly has been a blessing.

I've learned so much on my mission.  

1. Every missionary should have a foot tan, and if they don't then they haven't worked hard enough.
2. I will never have a dog because they will wake you up at 5:30 every morning.
3. The first week of the transfer takes like 5 weeks and the last week takes like 30 seconds.
4. Biking in the rain is harder than it looks.
5. I hate the post office.  They will destroy everything you send.
6. Desire squared equals goal plus vision divided by the twelve tribes of Israel!  That's how you set goals.
7. God loves everyone even if you're CRAZY.  Especially if you're crazy...
8. A Mormon talent show is not like a regular talent show!!
9. You should never talk to Hobos that cut their toes off.
10. Everyone has family issues, even if they seem perfect...
11. It's really hard to hide your yawns when you yawn like 50 times in one lesson...
12. Even if you wear the same thing everyday people still love you
13. If you try to listen to good music while shopping all you'll hear is classical and Mexican music.  The struggle is real. 

I know God lives and He has a plan for each one of us.  I know the path we are called to walk is, at times, very difficult, but I also know He has sent Jesus Christ to walk it with us.  We are never alone.  His "arms are stretched out still".  I know Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and was called to restore the church on the earth today.  I know Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today.  I also know the Book of Mormon is true.  If you read it and pray about it you will gain a testimony because God has promised you that.

See you all soon.  Love,
Sister Moon


Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

Last week was a good week!  We have been teaching Martha, Stacey, Brittany, and Ryan, and still no baptismal dates, but they are working towards that.  Martha is basically a dry Mormon so she could get baptized anytime!  She even started paying tithing a few weeks ago!  Stacey, Brittany, and Ryan need to stop smoking so please PRAY FOR THEM!  Their goal is to stop on the 15h of like 2 days!  When they are going to get baptized all depends on that!  :)

We did go on exchanges last week, and you all know how I feel about exchanges...I HATE THEM...  So good news is I don't have to ever go on exchanges again!  Woot Woot!

And best part of last week was our hike!  Sister Manumua and I went on a hike with the Moore's.  It was so fun, and very tiring!  It was only 3.6 miles up and 3.6 miles back, but it seemed like it was longer.  We did make it to the top though so that was exciting!  Needless to say, the next day was ROUGH.

Well, that's about it for today.  Hope everyone has a great week.  Love,
Sister Moon


The most stressful part of missionary work is done...sending out departing devotional invites.
Last exchange EVER!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July 6, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

Last week was great.  Hope everyone's Fourth of July was great!  I know mine was!  We went to the Stake Center and passed out free hot dogs for like 3 hours!  It was exciting!  I'm amazed to see how humble some people are and how prideful some people are.  We gave a few hot dogs to this one guy and he said, "Thank you so much.  God bless you.  I really appreciate it."  And then we went to some other people and offered hot dogs and they said, "Is there anything on them?  Do you guys not have water??  Well then we don't want any...".  How rude!  I am grateful for humble people!

Brother L got an amazing blessing on Friday for his drinking problem.  His wife is our recent convert and they have been going through ups and downs, but after this blessing he seems to be doing really well.  He now has the desire to change.  The blessing gave him a list if things to do so he can get to the temple to be sealed to his wife!  

I am so grateful for eternal families.  I love temples and I can't wait to go all over the world and visit as many temples as I can.  Missionary work consists of sharing the gospel with friends, and finding names of ancestors and performing ordinances for them! For those of you who haven't read the Family Proclamation recently you should totally read it.  It's amazing!  Have a great week.  

Sister Moon

Abe Lincoln came to our pancake breakfast!
Free Hot Dogs anyone?!