Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Week Seven!

This week has gone by as fast as all the rest! Learning Tahitian and reviewing French really keeps me busy. If that's the understatement of my mission. Okay I would like to share a few small mind blowing learning French experiences!
Number one. Mayday "m'aider" uhh it means "help me" What!!! Who knew okay next!
Number two. Souvenir!!!!! Uhh it means to remember!!! Its a VERB! What!
Number three. Tahitian has no mind blowing cool word dealies because English is nothing like it. But it sounds amazing and I am loving way more than French!
Oh also this week I was informed that I would be released from Zone Leader, So far I have welcomed three separate groups into the MTC, And I was Zone leader for about six weeks, It is so nice to be released and have a small break...
Guess who is the new District leader!
Yaaay, no break for me!
I honestly do not mind, I just have to attend a few extra meetings a week talking about how the zone is doing, and as long as I'm there I know that they arn't talking about me!
Okay so I only have one month left and I know that sounds like a long time but It will be here so fast!
I cannot wait to finally get into the field so I can share some more exciting stories, other than me sitting in class and studying all day.
Okay so I would just like to share a gamer with all of you to play with a large group when you have nothing to do. So the game is called Pterodactyl!  you sit in a circle and the rule of the game is if you see someone elses teeth there out. so you go in a circle and say Pterodactyl to the person next to you (making sure to cover your teeth with your lips) and you rotate in a circle. So you can ether say Pterodactyl to person next to you in order, or you can give your best Pterodactyl screech and change direction. So before we played this game I already knew that I would love it. And I did. It is up there with "oink piggy oink"!
Okay I love you all! and I wish I had more to say but I would just like to end with My mission scripture! In Tahitian!
Etera 12:27
E ia tae mai te taata ia'u nei, e faaite atu ai au ia ratou i to ratou paruparu. Te horoa noa ra vau i te paruparu i te taata, ia tupu to ratou haehaa; e e au maitai to'u aroha i te mau taara atoa i faahaehaa ia ratou iho i mua ia'u ra; ia faahaehaa hoi ratou ia ratou iho i mua ia'u, e ia faaroo ia'u, ei reira e faariro vau i te mau mea paruparu ei mea etaeta no ratou.
I love you all, You are all such great examples in my life!
God loves you, I love you, Je T'aime, Vou here oe!
From me, Elder Moller (Orometua Moller)

Week Six!

This week flew so fast! We are well into learning Tahitian and our first lesson is tomorrow!!! What?! Ain't nobody got time for that! So basically I just wrote down my lesson on a paper, witch looks like I places random letters on a page and connected them with A,E,I,O,U's! That is Tahitian! So I will read my paper of vowels and I will act like I know what it means, and if our investigator says something to me I will smile and nod my head approvingly, If it sounds like a question, I will reply with "E" (yes) and hope it was a yes or no question and hope I guessed right! If they ask me where I am from they will get a big "Yes" from me! Okay highlight from this week! We had a great big devotional and Matt Holland came to speak about Joseph Smith! there was a choir and It was so amazing! And yes we did hear a little bit from Elder Holland! It was Amazing! So this thing happened this week where I was eating my pickles like a regular day, and the Elders in my district were giving me a hard time about eating such a nasty thing! So I really just wanted to see if I could get them to eat one, so I told them that we will be eating a lot of nasty stuff in Tahiti ( like this fish that they pickle and then poor slightly fermented coconut juice, garlic, and smashed shrimp heads on) (hmm if that's not a delicacy I don't know what it) So I told these Elders that Eating a pickle would be suck good practice for when we have to eat this nasty food, with a smile! So I get everyone to eat a pickle and I thought it was funny, but then latter that day I was presented Vegemite..... To all things good and holy, never ever ever try this stuff. It is in this squirt tube (like toothpaste) and It is the darkest colored brown think you have ever seen. so this girl i my district is eating this stuff like candy, and I like new things. It smelled like rotten dog breath, and wet dog, basically everything stinky about every animal on earth. but they assured me that it tasted better then it smelled... HA... They said it was like soy sauce. liars! I put this foul stuff in my mouth, I have never gaged more in my life. My own words of "come on this is good practice for Tahiti" was echoing in my head... I couldn't do it, I had to run to the bathroom, I pushed like eight people out of my way. I shoved all the toilet paper and paper towels in my mouth and was gagging in the toilet with my mouth full of paper towel.. And yes there was an Elder in the bathroom. And no I didn't even try to explain what I was doing. If this is what the food is like in Tahiti... I am doomed!
Other than that horrid experience all else is awesome! The languages are coming and I am still loving it! I'm past halfway of my MTC time! And I cant wait for the experiences ahead! I love you all so much! and I know I'm doing what god wants for me!
I know this church is true, And I know Joseph Smith was called of got to restore the church of Jesus Christ back on this earth!
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's day!
You are all the best!
With all my love. 
Elder Moller


Week Five!

So the time few by. How am I already done learning french! Please tell me now!! I was getting the hang of it and they throw a big ball of island mumbo jumbo at me! Okay I am really excited for out first lesson next week in Tahitian, hahaha it is going to be pure reading off a paper, (pronouncing everything wrong) when our investigator said anything, smile and nod our heads, and maybe a few tears (from the spirit of course). So this week our district got split to make learning Tahitian easier. Four missionaries left from my zone who I had to send off! there going to Canada, west indies, new Caledonia, and Saint George! Also this week we had the opportunity to host senior couples, so we were the bell boys for the MTC it was so much fun. we like said hi to people and opened doors and smiled and such, then we had to take people suitcases to their rooms..... oh my gosh! I now know why they serve missions! okay so I take the luggage up to the third floor of this (seeming regular) building the door opens sand there I am standing in this 5 star hotel! Elder Brown told one of the senior missionary's that their carpet was nicer than our beds! (that carpet was memory foam) Guess who is serving a senior mission, They had a rooftop plaza! And their own toilets! Hahaha not that I am complaining about the opera house bathrooms that we have!its great it reassures me that everyone is regular.  I wish there was more funny stories for me to tell but I cant make a fool out of myself every week! I'm so happy that I have made this decision, I feel so blessed to be here everyday! I know that This is right where god wants me to be! And I l Know that god cares for us, and he hears our prayers. I know that Everything happens for a reason and that god has his hand in all things!! Pray for me as I study Tahitian! I love you all so much!!! 
Remember all is possible through God!

I love you all!

Elder Moller!

 Now that I sent that last picture, I feel really awkward because I'm the only on not making a face.... 

So here is this one!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Week Four!

Okay I cant even tell the days apart in the MTC!

And I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing! Probably good!
I dont think much happened this week, but also a ton happened this week!
A district in our zone is going to be leaving us soon, there going to West Indies, New Caladonia, Canada, and Saint George! They will do so great I love them all so much!
Oh all the fluent French speakers came in this week, there are three sisters and two elders! They are so nice and humbling on how little French I know! It's great!
One of the elders is so funny, I dont know if he really is funny or if its because he is French! And then the other Elder is from Newcaladonia! He is so nice but he doesn't speak English so I am teaching him every night. He helps me with French and I help him with English its the best thing ever!
 Umm oh guess who got the worst bloody nose at the temple....me! luckily it was right at the entrance, so I had to grab my nose, find my recommend, have the old feller scan it, bathrooms are in short supply in the temple, It was in the far corner, blood was running through my fingers my companion (bless his soul) was catching my blood so it wouldn't get on the perfectly white carpet. then I was sitting in the bathroom for like 25 minutes while like seriously every 30 seconds a old guy would come in and make some sassy remark about how the spirit was to strong for me or how about my companion punched me! Never get bloody noses at the temple I beg!

I know the church is true! I know Joseph Smith restored the gospel to the earth!!
Read the book of Mormon it's amazing! Prayer works! I love you all!!!

 Both of my name tags!!

 Elder Pichon from France!

 Our whole zone!!!

Yours truly, Elder Moller