Sunday, September 30, 2012

MTC Goodbye

Parents put me in a taxi in NYC.  President Buckner (my stake President) coincidentally was on my flight JFK to SLC.  My uncle Rob
picked me up at SLC airport and dropped me at the MTC.

1st week at the MTC

Eldste Moe's 1st week at the MTC Provo with his Swedish District

Jonathan reports: I'd like to say the level of stress has been lifting, or we're just getting used to it.  We've taught three lessons in Swedish on the church, the apostasy, the restoration, and the plan of salvation.  It's crazy how much Swedish I have learned.  I'm able to understand our teacher when he speaks now.  On Sunday Elder Hitch and I were made Zone leaders.  We've been here for four days and I'm a zone leader.  I'm responsible for four districts, which include thirty elders and nine sister.  On Wednesday I have to give an orientation all though I've only been here a week.

Sunday night we watched a devotional Elder Bednar gave a few years ago.  The man is a rock star.  The talk was on feeling the spirit and it hit home.  He taught that when we're concerned whether the spirit is prompting or its just us we're already in the wrong.  If we're thinking , we aren't acting.  If we live right and try our hardest to be good every thought and action of ours will be directed by the spirit.  While teaching in Swedish I have felt this and know it to be true.
I'm doing awesome and the only things I need at this point are letters, and a nap. is the best way to write to me because they print it out and I can reread it. The information you'll need for dear elder is my MTC box number #221 and my mission code which is SWE-SKO.  Please tell everyone hi and that I'm praying for them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Provo bound

Tonight I was set apart as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints to the Stockholm, Sweden mission.  I am taking the 7am flight to Salt Lake City International to enter the Missionary Training center in Provo.  I am proud to serve and am excited to send my adventures home for all of ya'll to read.  I am going to miss everyone.  I love you all.  Sunday morning my family took our last family photo for two years.  That day in church I gave my farewell talk and said goodbye to the members of the Morningside Heights ward.  I am leaving behind the life I love because I know that out there are people who deserve the same kindness, love, and happiness that I have been blessed with.  My family, ward, and friends, both old and new, have given me these things.

“Love is one of the chief characteristics of Deity, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the sons of God.  A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.”-Joseph Smith  (Favorite quote used from farewell talk).

Mosiah 8:18; Thus God has provided a means that man, through faith, might work mighty miracles; therefore he becometh a great benefit to his fellow beings.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blog Setup

Hello all, My name is Jonathan Nikolaisen Moe, on May 3 2012 I was called to serve the Lord as a full time missionary in the Stockholm, Sweden Mission.  On September 19 2012 I am entering the Missionary Training Center to prepare lingually and spiritually for His work abroad.  While I am gone I have limited communication and so am setting up a blog so everyone may be caught up with my adventures.  This blog is run by my Mother and Father, whom I love very much, I will send them weekly updates and hopefully photos.  This blog and my facebook will be updated with my mailing address, I will enjoy receiving letters from everyone and will respond when possible.