Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

Friends and family!

Happy late Easter! We had a wonderful church service for Easter.
Probably the best sacrament meeting I've ever been to. The choir sang
a song called "Gethsemane" which is never heard before. The song goes
something like "Gethsemane. Jesus loves me." And talks about how His
gift to us was given in Gethsemane. He fought through it and did it
and died for us. Well I'm usually not one to shed many tears, but that
song got me. It was great! We also had an investigator with us who
bolted outside right after the song because she felt the spirit so
strong and broke down. A member who was sitting with us went with her
and they sat and talked for a while. The investigator is Christina and
her concern is a relationship with Christ. She says it just doesn't
click. Well I think it clicked a lot more yesterday!

The person who spoke next was someone who'd been excommunicated and
was re-baptized a year ago. For those of you who don't know what this
is, he had by his own choices done something not good. For example,
you can be excommunicated for killing someone or having a serious
affair, but don't be deceived. This is not a sign that we don't
believe in the atonement or forgiveness. There's always a way back, it
just takes time and work. As seen in this man's story. He received the
priesthood again just 2 weeks ago and is going to the temple tomorrow.
I am so glad he was the one to speak on Easter because he has used and
will yet use the full measure of Christ's atonement. I know many other
people use it a lot and what I said might not have made the most
sense, but hearing someone who's had a good life who always made the
right choices wouldn't have meant as much on Easter than hearing
someone who's descended below so many things and is now being lifted
above these things. Christ truly has descended below ALL things so He
can perfectly lift anyone and everyone who will put their trust in Him
above all things! I know that is true!

This week's challenge is to give thanks for all Christ has done for
you in prayer and in action. Obey His commandments more fully! Do a
little better on something! Then see how much He blesses you for it.
We are so undeserving and yet we are given so much.

I love each of you and hope you all return God's love to Him by trying
to walk more perfectly in the path His Son has set for us! Have a
wonderful week!

-Elder Moon

(Here's a link to the song Gethsemane)

Monday, March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016

Friends and family, (Happy Easter since you'll hear from me next the
day AFTER Easter)

Thanks for everyone who had taken each challenge! Shout out to Sister
Rita Long took this to heart and did so many great things this last

We did not have a baptism for Joanne since her husband didn't like
that idea, but Christina is progressing really well! If you want to
pray for someone, you can pray for her to progress! We had one member
present and one at church. These goals are not happening and we're
currently trying to find new people who are more reliable!

This week's challenge is to watch the new Easter video on,
it's only like 2 minutes long! If you've already seen it, invite a
friend to see it!

Have a great week! Love you all!

-Elder Moon

"Our District"

Monday, March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

Friends and family,  (It's Pi day!!)

Well we were going to have a baptism this week but her husband has
been complaining and she backed out. It was also zone Pday today so I
don't have much time. We did have 2 at church though so that goal was
met! Only 2 lessons with a member present, but 2 were set up and fell
through, so slowly but surely we'll get there!

This week's challenge is to be a more Christian Christian! However you
do it, do it! Love you all!

-Elder Moon

Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016

Friends and family,

Well this week we had 94 contacts and gave out 10 copies of the Book
of Mormon. In the words of Thomas S Monson, "if you haven't read the
Book of Mormon, read it!" Haha, it's such a great book that draws now
millions of readers closer to our Savior Jesus Christ! I know it is
true! As you read, write down questions you have or things that
trouble you (reasons you think it might not be true, etc). The
missionaries can answer those questions and concerns, and if you don't
trust them you can ask me! I promise each of you who read the Book of
Mormon Will find more joy and happiness in all aspects of your life!

We had a slower week but taught a lot of people about this sacred
book. I hope and pray they will read from it and feel the special
spirit that comes as they do! We are working on ideas to encourage
members to invite their friends to learn more in effective ways. Any

The challenge this week is to either send me a suggestion for the 2nd
paragraph of this email, or do what the 1st paragraph says and read
from the Book of Mormon! If you choose to accept either of these, I
personally thank you!

I will be giving a baptismal interview this Wednesday to someone and
have never done that before! What a great experience this will be! I
hope you all have amazing experiences this week as well! Love you all!

-Elder Moon

My new companion!!