Monday, April 27, 2015

Changes a'Comin'

Hi Mom! 

Thanks for your cheerful emails. Nice to always have emails waiting for me on Monday. 

Changes are this week, on Wednesday, and I am still not sure if I am staying here in Tocoa or leaving. It would be nice to have a change of scenery since I have been here over 6 months. But I will go where the Lord wants me to go. To describe how changes work, is that they call us Tuesday morning with the change information, who is leaving the zone, we work normal that day, and that night we frantically pack up and write letters to leave behind with recent converts and friends and then Wednesday morning the tell us where we are going and with who and we head out. Sometimes it feels like we are recieving nuclear missile codes or something for the secrecy levels and how they tell us the change info last second and little by little but that makes it fun.

Love you!
Elder Moffitt

Monday, April 13, 2015


Well, hello everybody. Kinda tired this week so my weekly message is just summed up in this scripture:

3 John 1:13-14:

13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

See you in Phoenix on June 11 at 9:57 pm!

Elder Moffitt

Monday, April 6, 2015

General Conference in Tocoa

Hello all,

This week was great because of General Conference, or in other words the biannual opportunity that we have to listen to the prophet and 12 apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ in these times. I know that these men are called of God and have his priesthood and are guided by revelation in what to tell us.

My favorite talks were by Elder Holland, about the meaning of the atonement of Jesus Christ and how it saves the human race from spiritual freefall. 

Elder Uchtdorf talked about the meaning of Grace and how it saves us after all we can do, not because of all we do. We cannot earn our way into heaven, but understanding how the grace of God opens the heavens to us fills us with the desire to do the right and obey. 

My all time favorite talk was by Elder Ringwood of the Seventy, who talked about selfless service and being truly good and without guile. I felt the spirit very strongly listening to that talk and the importance of ignoring dominion, titles, and authority as motives to help and serve and be rightous. Why does it matter if others see us if God is always watching?

I learned so much from the conference and received a flood of revelation for what to do with my life during and after the mission. Nothing to do with what major I should study or anything of course, that is way too practical for God to guide me in right now it seems. But pretty much the overlying message of every apostle was "get off your phone and get married" -- progress spiritually!

It is amusing to me that only a few years ago I had difficulty enduring one session of conference without being sleepy with my head cleverly angled so that you couldn't see me snoozing on the floor, Dad, or pleading pitifully for backrubs during the talks. And yet these 10 hours of conference passed so quickly and I filled pages on pages with notes. Truly great parenting is teaching the principles and showing by example and letting the children get to that point by themselves.

Love you and and I love the work. 

Hurrah for Israel!
Elder Moffitt

While in Trujillo, I was able to visit the first young lady that I taught the gospel to, Yaneli. She is still active in the church in Ceiba, and came to Trujillo on vacation that week that I was also there. She later got a boyfriend, this massive handsome guy, and invited him to church and he was baptized. They are planning on getting married in the temple. This was a very neat experience for me as I haven't seen any of the other converts
that I taught after leaving those areas.

Sometimes you just have to be silly in the jungle.