MISC: How are you all? So last week was kind of difficult for me so if you have time maybe send some inspiring quotes, talks or just uplifting thoughts 🙂 That would be awesome. I don’t like to admit when I am having a difficult time, but that’s just my pride sometimes. I know I can do hard things and things have been great but it’s always nice to hear from others.
Writing Taylor through Dearelder.com- open an account, add money to account, it costs $1.20 to send a letter to the Philippines Cebu mission home. Or the address to send it yourself is
Sister Taylor Moyes:
Philippines Cebu Mission
Temple complex CJCLDS
Gorordo St Lahug
Cebu City, 6000 Cebu Philippines
(It will need an international stamp from the post office)
FUNNY STORIES: 1. The first thing everyone says to me when I first approach them is that they want my nose haha. I guess Filipinos are envious of American noses lol. 2. One of the elders whispered to me the other day “Sister, your dress is too revealing, everyone is staring at you.” (Which, I am always modest by the way) So I just smiled and replied, “Elder, it’s because I’m a foreigner!” Which is true, everyone stares when I go past and all the kids will follow and giggle behind us, soo cute! 3. They have already started to celebrate Christmas here. Apparently in the Philippines, they celebrate Christmas during the “BER” months. 4. Our area is right on the border of the Bacolod Mission boundaries so we accidentally tracked in that mission one day.
COMPANION: She’s great, people think she’s either Japanese or Tongan but shes from the Philippines. We aren’t like beeest friends but we work in unity and teach with the spirit which is the most important part!
INVESTIGATORS: We have the most AMAZING investigators. Its so cool to see how the Lord has prepared these people to receive the gospel. As soon as we begin to teach them and they come closer to their Savior, they begin to experience difficult trials but its soo cool that they can see that its coming from the adversary. They are so strong. They have absolutely nothing but they have the gospel in their lives and are so happy. We have four baptisms planned this month. The hardest thing here is that people just live together without being married. So we have a family we are teaching (Mahinay family) and the dad is a less-active member and the mom wants to get baptized but they can’t until they are married. It’s difficult for people here to get married so they just end up living together. But they are committed to getting married and I am so excited!
SPIRITUAL: Everything that happens in this life–trials, hardships, fall-outs, etc give us an opportunity to respond in a Christ-like manner. When we respond to all these experiences with a Christ-like attitude, that is where true growth takes place and we become more like Him which is the central purpose of this life.
CEBUANO: Still sifting through all three languages-Ilonggo, Tagalog and Cebuano. But Im able to communicate with the people for the most part. Some speak faster than others so in that case I just have to laugh and not get discouraged!
Thanks for reading my emails and keeping up with my mission adventures! Love and miss you all!