Aloha Friday everyone,
MISC: So my birthday is next week! It will be pretty boring compared to how I usually spend my birthdays (skydiving, hiking, surfing, cliff jumping). But that’s okay. I might just have to go to the gym on my birthday and do 3,922 steps on the elliptical and pretend I’m hiking Stairway to Heaven. Anyhow, I won’t be disappointed if any of you decide to send me a package full of goodies 😉 so I’ll attach my MTC address just in case.
Sister Taylor Moyes
AUG06 PHI-CEB Unit #70
2005 North 900 East
Provo, Utah 84604
There is an elder in my district who is from Idaho and fresh out of high school. I have a difficult time with him sometimes because he has no life experience and some of the things he says really help me to practice my patience. Sometimes I daydream that a Great White shark will smash through our second story window and eat him but I realize this isn’t very missionary like. So if he survives, I’ll practice Christlike attributes and help him with his wounds.
I have also quickly learned that many people look up to me and have given me great compliments that revolve around strength and leadership. I always hope I can be an example to those around me.
I have also quickly learned that 80% of missionaries do 20% of the work. And 20% of missionaries do 80% of the work. I try to work hard everyday in all aspects of my missionary life and I am emotionally and spiritually exhausted by the time my head hits the pillow each night. I hope that throughout my mission, I can strive to be that 20% category that does 80% of the work.
Funny story(s): 1. My companions and I walked out of the classroom for a minute and when we returned, we found our elders rapping to David Archuleta’s music video for “Be Still, My Soul”. 2. We were walking to devotional and I shouted at our elders down the hall and said ‘make sure you get there early, Elder Holland is speaking!’ everyone between us immediately turned back to look at us so then I told them I was just kidding.
Companions: One snores and the other snorts when she laughs. They are both fun to be around but they can be very giggly sometimes.
Cebuano: It’s actually coming along really well. Everyone in my district thinks I know it the best so far. They call me the Hermione Granger of Cebuano. (Sorry Cherisse if I spelled that wrong). But now when my teachers ask questions, they have to add “does anyone other than Sister Moyes know the answer?”
It’s also ironic that I always forget the word ‘remember’: sa paghinumdum
Spiritual: I was having a rough day yesterday and Alex was able to give me a blessing. The spirit was so strong and I was so thankful that he was able to do that for me. I was also able to hug him after the blessing. I’ve missed that. I have a testimony of the power of blessings. When I was backpacking through Central America last summer, I had the opportunity to receive a blessing from the Mission President in Panama. I received words of comfort from my Father in Heaven at a time I desperately needed to know he was aware of me and what I was going through. I felt those same feelings last night as I was able to receive comfort through the blessing Alex was able to give me. If any of you ever feel like your “spiritual gas gauge” is low, don’t hesitate to ask. The Lord wants to bless us! We do not have to go through this life without his help!
Inspirational quote(s) of the week:
1. Courage doesn’t always roar. Courage is sometimes that quiet voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow'”
2. I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday
3. Blame keeps wounds open. Forgiveness heals
Love, Sister Tay Moyes