Monday, January 26, 2015

Family and friends bonjour

Family and friends Bonjour!

The one thing I hate worse then spelling in English is spelling in French, oh my gosh its the worst!  I am so sorry for all the future missionaries that come and see the teaching records I have done!  It’s basically not even spelling it’s guessing! But it’s fine! If Joseph translated the plates, my teaching records will be a cinch! 

This week was so good! After all the parties and sickness on the island we were finally able to have a normal week! 

This week I think I killed a fish on my bike and I thought that probably isn’t a worry in many other missions, gosh stinking crabs and fish everywhere, This last week I kid you not I almost ran over a chicken! I thought it would move and it just...didn’t! Uuugh so much stress! You look up wave to someone and Blam Blam you took the innocent lives of two crabs! How do I teach with the spirit when you’re a killer! No, I know it probably fine but I still feel bad! 

But this week was good we rode our bikes a ton and no flats! I just fly through everything that’s in my way! 

We are working on four baptisms at the moment, and it never fails to surprise me how right after a date is fixed, it’s like we open the doors to problems! But if your investigators do the small things like prayer and studies in the scriptures they are always able to overcome all the problems! The small things are essential! But it strengthens my testimony each time! Not only can you see the hand of God in this work you can see the opposing hand as well!
One will lose! It’s the one you’re pushing against!
To overcome anything you have to rise above it!
The upward climb is always the harder of the two, but it’s the one that allows you to come-over or overcome any trial in your life!
Lets go up the hill not down it! One step at a time!

Let us all press on! in the rain in the snow in the work of the Lord!

Love you all!!

Elder Moller

Monday, January 19, 2015

It Rains so Hard Here

It Rains So Hard Here

Umm I wish I had more things to say this week, other then we went to Raiatea for a reunion! We get up at four in the morning walk to the dock, get on the boat with a bunch of sleeping people, then take the hour and a half boat ride to Raiatea we get there at about 7:00, eat, contact a few people and walk to the church, exciting stuff! Then we take the boat back at 3:30, Taught lessons, Taught English, it was just a really normal week as normal weeks go! I mean it not really normal, but its normal for me! 

Also I would like to let everyone know that it is avocado season here in the island.  We have avocados everywhere in our house, they just appear in sacks attached to our bikes! My companion doesn’t even like avocados! 

Oh also some lady came over to us to teach us about the science of the universe, and she got mad at me because I told her I didn’t believe in aliens.  She rolled her eyes at me and told me I was closed minded! So I asked her "what does it change to know if there are or not aliens". She didn’t have an answer. 

If any of you are out there stressing about if there are or if there are not aliens, Stop. Worry about the things that matter please. The things that really have an answer to the question "What does that Change”  For example to know that Christ lived changes everything.
That creates hope, fuels Faith, and opens understanding to who we are, and why we are here.

To know Christ lived, is to know that he suffered for our sins, so that we may be forgiven by repentance, and that we may return and live in his presence. To know Christ lived is to know that his birth, teachings, atonement, death, and resurrection are a testimony of the love that Christ and God have for each one of us. To know Christ lived is a testimony that can lift us over doubt, strengthen us in confusion, and lead us out of any darkness that we may find our selves in.

Worry about the things that matter, And I can tell you that this matters a whole lot for me and it can matter a whole lot for all of you if you allow it to.
So allow it to.

Well anyway that’s the news.
I’m so happy to be here, I love this work
I’ll talk to you all next week, I love you all
Oh sweet the joy this sentence gives
I know that my Redeemer lives

Elder Moller

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Muddy pants

My little thought for today is "give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he doesn’t catch a thing and he'll probably starve so its just better to give him a fish!"
I speak from experience ocean fishing is the hardest thing. The only thing me and my companion caught was the biggest sunburn haha we are both walking like zombies today! 

Well anyway this week was good transfer calls came and my companion and me will be staying in Tahaa for another six weeks, so we’re happy! Tahaa is pretty awesome! 

This week for lunch I decided that I wanted a coconut.  So there is this tree just next to our house. Let me tell you all how one American and his French companion get a coconut from a tree.  Well first, my companion starts by throwing small fruit at the coconuts and kicking the tree, while I tie two brooms together with one of my many destroyed tire tubes to whack the coconuts.  My broom breaks! So I get my string to hang our clothes to dry and I tie it to a pole to loop it around the coconuts! And it works so I pull so hard and a big tasty coconut falls down hits a rock flies down a hill and off a small cliff into who knows where! So I run to see where my coconut went, slip on mud and tumble down the hill as well!  I sat on the ground so so muddy while my companion resorted to throwing small fruit again! 

People say it is easy to live off the land here but I am convinced I would die! I ate a few crackers for lunch that day.

It is much better to ride my bike and help people with things I know how to do!

Teaching the Gospel is not something that is hard to do, and it’s not hard to understand!

This kind of fishing is way better than the fishing in the ocean!

God loves us, and we are his Children! 

All He has given us is proof he is there and that He wants what is best for us!

All that is good comes from God and He has given us a way that it can continue with Him!
God is love (1 John 4) He gave us his son, and because of him, all is possible!

So much better than coconuts!
And muddy pants!

I love you all as well and have a good week!

Elder Moller

Monday, January 5, 2015

It's 2015

Hello my family and my friends, happy New Year!

So this week was good we had our ward talent show and ball that we organized, it was great.  Basically Tahitians just all know how to dance and every one is involved! I loved it so much they dances were awesome and the food was so good!

And of course this week was the week my companion got the chickengunya sickness and so we spent a lot of time at home poor little guy today he has spots everywhere! Normally by tomorrow he will be walking like a grandma because his feet hurt, we'll see! 

But also this week we had a culture day where we fire roasted cows and had races to see who could take the insides of the coconut out the fastest! It was really fun! I'll send pictures next week! 

This week I hit my year mark! This time went by so fast! I have learned so much, and I know so far I have converted at least one person to know the truthfulness of our gospel, me. I came to bless other people's lives and you would think the exact opposite has happened! I can testify that there is a joy that you find in the service of others that you can't find anywhere else. If you want to change, if you want a change that will last, it's a day-by-day process! By everything we do! Our lives don't change with the New Year, they change with every new day, every hour, every word or deed. 
If you want to change your life, change the lives of others! If you want to better your life, better someone else's.
I’m just sharing what I have found to be true! That's all I have been doing for the past year!
I love you all so much! Have a good week! And take care.

Elder Moller 

I've decided I don't even like New Years, there just full of drunk people and people saying they're going to change their lives.  Who wants to start a new year drunk anyway and why wait for a new year to change, it doesn’t do anything! Just change right now!