Philippians 4:13

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blessings of the Lord

(Excerpts from Elder's email: March 24th, 2014)
My week wasn't that bad. I have had not the best but not the worst.  I had a pretty hard exchange again.  We literally did nothing for 24 hours. I felt really bad.  It's O.K. because today is a new day.  I'm just going to restart and keep going hard. This week we are focusing on rescuing.  We had three inactive families come to church so that was a good thing and four investigators came as well.  The Lord is blessing us.  Spring is almost here (I think).  It got warm and then it dropped crazy fast. I enjoyed seeing Liam's pictures from his game and also seeing pictures of the family at Grandpa's 96th birthday.  I love and miss you guys, but I am happy and well.  Yes, we are being fed!   :)
Love you guys,


Learning to Lean on the Lord

(Excerpts from Elders email: March 17th, 2014)

It brought an amazing burn to my heart to read that my dearest egg of a friend Afa, now is a Priest.  I am very proud of him.  This I know he knows.  I am so happy to hear that my cousin (Elder Gulliver) is now at the M.T.C.  I am excited and very happy for him.  He looks good in the pictures you sent.  The uniform suits him!  haha.
T.  is going great. She has been converted to the gospel and not the missionarys. I love it so much here in Wisconsin Rapids.  It's going to be hard to leave here when and if I transfer.  Something truly amazing happen to us this week and it is truly remarkable. We got a call on a cold Friday morning from a former investigator.  She had a lot of worry in her voice.  She explained that she was worried for her and her children's current situation.  She needed help by the way of groceries to feed her children.  At the time I was very nervous because it was way out of my reach.  We cannot shop until Pday (Monday).  I called Bishop and he didn't answer, so I got really scared.  I didn't know what to do.  I prayed very hard for help.  Later that day, my companion and  went to see a less active member.  She pulled out a bunch of groceries and said that she bought them for us because she didn't want us to starve!  This was an answer to our prayers!!!  We took those groceries knowing they were meant not for us but for this sister and her children.  She cried and was filled with much gratitude.  It was crazy cool!!!  I silently said a prayer of thanks to Heavenly Father for blessing us with a way to help.  1 Nephi 3:7 "I will go and do the things which the Lord has commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way or them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." 
Don't worry about me.  All is well.  I am learning to lean on the Lord and to ask him for things.  It is a humbling experience.  I love you guys. 
Happy birthday Liam you egg! Your brother loves you.
Elder McMoore


I Love Missionary Work!

(Excerpts from Elder's email: March 10th, 2014)

This week was great.  We were blessed to set a date for another investigator and her name is B. she is 61 years old and she is plan for april 26th.  She has such a great spirit to her and I was thrilled to hear that she wanted to get baptized.  :) She started to bear testimony of the Book of Mormon. The spirit is something she said, she wants to feel for the rest of her life.  I was so touched. I love missionary work.  We had another investigator come to church for the first time and he was very touched with what he had experienced.  We also had found a new investigator through a less active who wants to come back to church.  The lord is truly blessing us for our obedience.
Thanks for the pictures of Kyla's Fiafia night.  I was very proud of her.  Her dress and head set was beautiful.  If I was there I would have danced with her, but I am happy to be on my mission. Be safe and stay cool! It's a heat wave right now of 54 degrees and it feels so good. I love you guys soo much muahhhh 

Elder McMoore

A joyful day!

(Excerpts from Elder's Email: March 3rd, 2014)

The week was awesome.! T. was baptized! It was amazing! I felt the spirit so strongly. She is really someone I truly care about. She had to go under about 3-4 times because her toe kept coming up. Bishop Black (who baptized her) just said "O.K., let's just get on our knees and do this."
As for the rest of my week it's been good. We visited with B. yesterday. We sat and talked with her and she said she was going through a hard time. She said to me and my companion with tear filled eyes that whenever she has a problem, she finds the answer right in front of her when she reads the Book of Mormon. I became very emotional myself, and explained to her that when we want to talk to God we pray, but if she wants God to talk to her, she must read the scriptures.  I believe our visit made a difference, we will continue to work with her.
I am glad to hear that Kyla is the senior class treasure. She will do good for her fellow Hurricanes.
Grandma sent me pants and a scarf, they are awesome. I have to get them hemmed on the legs. Time is going fast and its not in my favor. Richie and I write. He's looking good. I miss that guy so much but hes doing good for himself.  I love you guys so much!
Elder McMoore