Hoy es dia!

Hoy es dia!
Updates while serving in the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission taylor.abel@myldsmail.net
Current Mailing Address:
Elder Taylor Abel
Uruguay Montevideo West Mission
Enrique Martinez 1167
11800 Montevideo, Uruguay

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas in Uruguay!

Merry Christmas!

I will start with the sweet experience of being with President and Sister Smith. They are truly amazing. After the Temple experience, we had a yummy lunch and then it was off to the Mission Home.  What a blessing that was! We played a little Christmas game and sang Christmas songs around their piano. Then last but not least, we all had a stocking underneath their tree. Cute huh? They really helped me feel the spirit of Christmas more as I am so far from home. 

Going to the temple on Friday was definitely an experience to remember.... it was so incredible. Let´s just say we have a 13th Great Grandpa that is a lot happier on the other side now as his work is done. I wonder if our cute Grammy is hugging Henry Green and welcoming him into the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, as she is on the other side helping those people who didn't have the privilege to hear the Gospel.

I love my Grandparents.  You are so amazing, and I truly think the world of each of you.  Thanks for the sacrifices you've made to raise such great kids....that I can call my parents!  I love you all so much!


A sweet reminder of Grammy Taylor #karenstaylor ♥

Meet Elder Huntsman, Elder Studebaker, Elder Caires Franca.  
They are really cool guys! 

Click the link to enjoy a little hip-hop rap from our Christmas Skype session

I am excited for the New Year!  I hope the New Year brings joy and blessings to you all.  May we all find a smile this week!  I miss you guys lots, but I love you even more!!  Keep looking up and never look back (:


Yours Truly

     Elder Taylor Abel

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Happy Elder Abel!

How are you wonderful people doing?  To start, I am so grateful for you all and your example to me.  You all just make me the happiest little Elder alive! 

I am doing so good!  I am loving your e-mails and your pictures.  So I will be Skyping from a members house. The Llona Family.  I am so excited to see you all, you have no idea!  This week has been good, I have decided that Elder Caires Franca and I get along real well and that Elder Huntsman and I had a nice little heart to heart last night since we are both the same age. I really like all the things that are going on with the change. Elder Caires Franca is from Belo, Horizonte, Mina Gerais. I have no idea where that is at but I do know that he is from Brasil.  We be a house full of studs Ü   I just cut my hair so I will be looking all fresh for the Temple, President interview and you guys!  

Marcia's baptism was so great last week!  It was such a neat experience.  

The highlight of this week was the primary program yesterday.  All the primary kids along with their families sang "Love is Spoken Here."  It was so powerful.  It literally almost brought me to tears.  That song just has a very special place in my heart. You are all just so great and I just wanted to be singing it with my family.  Shout out to Mommy... I love you.  You are such a strength to me.  Shout out to Daddy... I love you. You are such a great example to me. Shout out to Aimee... I love you.  Your family makes my heart melt, you guys are cuties.  Shout out to Cherise... I love you.  Your family is darling and you know how to make me smile.  Shout out to Jordan... I love you.  You are the best big brother that I could ask for.  Shout out to Skylar... I love you.  I look up to you so much.  Family.... you guys are my strength when I am weak.  I LOVE YOU! 

I have been having some really good studies this last little while, I have been deeply studying John 21:15-17.  Check it out and let me know what you think. I am so grateful for you and for all that you do.  I hope you have a wonderful week!  Keep being amazing and smiling in every moment.  I love you and miss you like crazy.  I hope you can feel my love as I hit 6 months.... crazy!  So many blessings and opportunities and I look forward to many many more!  I love my calling as a missionary!

I love love love love love love love love love love you!

Your excited and fresher than ever.... Elder Taylor Abel

We love our tree that hangs from the ceiling! 

#Pun4theday... I can BEAR-ly wait to see you next week!  I love you!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A loving and joyful Elder

My Sweet Grammy Taylor

Oh my sweet grandma Taylor, how I love her to the moon and back.
Man I sure will miss her.. those hugs, that smile and her yummy movie snack.
The love that she showed to all, is something that she will never lack.
As she is on the other side, she is happy.. I know that for a fact.
My heart is so full as I serve many thousands of miles away,
I know that while she is gone from this life, her cute spirit will stay.
I feel her love, and I know that you all do too.
She was a true example of a women with a heart bigger than she knew.
She will be very missed for all that she is and will be,
I love you Grandma and I can feel your love for me.

How are you all doing and who is ready for Christmas? I will be calling via.. can I get a S.. can I get a K.. can I get a Y.. can I get a P.. can I get an E.. what does that spell.. SKYPE, SKYPE, SKYPE! 

Speaking of Christmas though, have you guys seen the new video produced by the church.. HE IS THE GIFT. It is supposed to be huge world-wide like youtube front page huge, and Times Square huge. You will have to let me know. We got an assignment as missionaries. We need to contact everyone with "ÉL ES LA DÄDIVA" and keep track how many investigators we get through the project and how many we get through just the regular Restoration message. It should be a very busy month. 

For starters.... we have a baptism this week!!! It was supposed to be the 13th but all the ward will be traveling to the temple so we gave Marcia the option to either be baptized the 20th or the 6th. We feel like she is ready and has really changed her life around. 

We usually have over 100 people in church but this last Sunday we only had 32 people due to the rain and an election.. she was one of the people to come to church and to walk in the rain at that. She is a champ. Our week will be busy with preparing her for the baptism but it will be worth it! Then on the 18th and 19th we are headed down to Montevideo as a Zone to have interviews with President Smith and to go to the temple with our names to do all the ordinances! Super excited! Oh yeah.. guess who is coming to be Zone Leader here in Salto..... my boy D-RAY baby!! So excited! He will be with Elder Johnson. They will be a pretty fun duo for ZL´s. 

Today we went to the Salto Zoo.. there will be pictures coming with some puns of course.....because I'm #totespunny.

Well my wonderful family, I hope that you all eat some birthday cake for me. I love you all so much and hope that you all have a wonderful week.

P.S. take a peak at these mormon messages.... they are awesome! "Forgiveness: My burden was made light" and "My new life." They really put life and the atonement into prospective. I love you all! Keep being amazing!


Your loving and joyful Elder Abel

Such a softy for this cute Pup!

Cain & Abel....Hermana Caina with Elder Abel

Thanksgiving treat with Elder Studebaker