Thursday, March 24, 2011

birthday celebration in England

Birthday in Doncaster:
"Thank you everyone for the many birthday wishes. Elder Jestice cooked my breakfast this morning, and it was really good and funny. Then I got a phone call from President Lindley wishing me a happy birthday. Brother Broadbent, our ward mission leader, gave me a really nice tie. It is red and white and just pinstripes, it is such a nice tie. Then the Kentworthy's bought me like a Union Jack flag towel, which is really nice and a birthday cake. The birthday cake was really good and me and Elder Jestice are really enjoying it and we have eaten so much of it."

Great Companions:
"We were eating at this family called the Hall's yesterday. Their son who is like 18 was like oh wow, I just realized that you two look like Woody and Buzz, we were just like ok, and then the rest of the family was like no really you do!"
"Elder Jestice and I bought another companion tie. It is pink and from ASDA. It is a really good tie, and so we both wore them to church. This lady in our ward was like wow that is a really good companion tie, usually they are so ugly. A lot of the members were like oh wow same tie, and all this other stuff and we were like oh yeah!!!"

"The peak district last week for p-day was really amazing and beautiful. I took some really good pictures! But the peak we were on was called oh you wish... or something like that. The hill is in a movie, but at this moment I can't really remember which movie it is on. Anyways, the hill, I keep on wanting to call it a mountain but it isn't, anyways the hill was really steep, and it didn't really seem like it was going up but then coming down was an adventure, and it was so much fun. Some of the missionaries were trying to show off, and they ended up going down like 5 times. But the view up there is so amazing, and it is so beautiful, and I loved it so much, and it was a nice day which made it even better."
"We went bowling and my bowling was alright, but I am not as good as I use to be. It kind of stinks, but I think that I will be able to get it back. Then we played the little basketball game, and I got the high score. The original high score was like 150 and I was able to get 157, and it was so darn exciting!"

Amazing Moment:
"We had this amazing moment. We were going down to the church to change into p-day clothes. We were going to change at the flat but decided not to. Then we thought about walking to the church, but decided to take the bus instead. So then all of a sudden this guy come up to us and was like are you jehovah witnesses. We were like no, it's p-day don't talk to me (that is what I was thinking)... I have been humbles now because this guy was like oh you are Mormons, I don't know too much about you, will you come to my house and teach me a little bit about your religion. So we are seeing him tomorrow and I am so excited for this teaching appointment."

Friday, March 4, 2011

300 Days Served!

We can't believe Elder Moore has already been gone for 300 days!! He is loving every minute of his mission and is really getting lost in the Lord's work.

Power Lessons:
"We had a zone development meeting and they want us to start working with the members more, so they have this thing called power lessons. We went to try it on our ward mission leader and his family. So, the purpose of us going over there was to receive revelation as a whole for who they can share the gospel with, or leave a copy of the Book of Mormon, and other stuff as well. So we inform them about that, and then we open with a prayer, then we teach them a principle from a lesson for about 5 minutes, to create a place where the Spirit can be, then we ask the head of the household to offer a kneeling prayer, and ask a direct question such as who is there that I can give a copy of the Book of Mormon to. For the Broadbents, we decided that we wanted them to invite a friend to have a discussion in their home. So then anyways, after he closes, pause for like 30 seconds which seemed really long, but is needed for the spirit to work on them, to help them ponder and come up with a name. They came up with this name, and then we role play on how they might go about sharing the gospel. Me and Elder Jestice found it really hard to be able to not be like a missionary and pretend to be the friend. We decided the best thing the members can do is to bear their testimony of things they know to be true."

Great Companionship:
"All the missionaries say that me and Elder Jestice teach really well with each other, and that we have a great unity. We were like not bad since I am a U of U and Yankee fan and he is a BYU and Red Sox fan. We just had a good laugh."

"The weather here is getting better. It has been a little warmer and I haven't had to use the under armor or jumpers lately, so that has been nice! But it has started to rain more and that really sucks, but it has been really nice a couple of the days and so that has been a nice reward."

"I went on exchanges to this Chinese guys house. I tried to be fancy and use chopsticks but I gave up really quickly because I sucked at it, and the other 3 missionaries who were there were really good at chopsticks, and I was just like dang it, that stinks. But anyways, they had this really hot pepper there, and so there were four of them so all of us ate one, luckily mine wasn't too bad, but Elder Pass had one, and he was like about ready to die from it, and it was so funny to watch, and he was like freaking out about it, and I was laughing so hard."

Power of Prayer:
"One thing that I have really learned about on my mission is about prayer. I have really thought about what it means, and why we need to pray. I guess I have learned that a big reason why we ask for help and things that we need help with is because it shows a lot of humility on our part. Our Heavenly Father wants to help us out, but one thing that we have to remember is that He is all knowing, and so things will work out for the best when we listen to him, and when we allow things to be done his way, and don't question the way he answers our prayers. Sometimes it isn't the way we want it to be done, but his way will always be for the best. We also pray because he is our loving Heavenly Father and the only way we can communicate with him is through prayer."

Brady in his new English suit.