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Super Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwain

September 14, 2016 Earlier this week hundreds of people were evacuated in southern Taiwan as they braced for the impact of the strongest storm of the year. Super Typhoon Meranti barreled down on Taiwan, and brought wind speeds of up to 230 miles … Continue reading

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Super typhoon hits Taiwan

July 8, 2016 (in Taiwan) Super Typhoon Nepartak made landfall early Friday near Taitung, Taiwan (about 70 miles southeast of where Elder Sam Moody is in Douliu). Equivalent to a category 4 hurricane, the typhoon packs a powerful punch with … Continue reading

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Missionary in Taiwan killed in bike accident

April 12, 2016 We just heard the sad news that Elder David Hampton from North Ogden, Utah was killed today in a bicycle accident Taiwan. He is serving in the same mission as Sam. Our thoughts are with the missionaries … Continue reading

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All missionaries in Taiwan Taichung Mission reported safe

February 5, 2015 A 6.4 earthquake near Tainan City (Elder Moody’s first area) reportedly toppled at least four buildings. One member of the LDS Church in Tainan who lives immediately next to one of the buildings that fell reported that … Continue reading

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Safely in Taichung!

August 26, 2015 Sam arrived safely in Taipei around 8:30 p.m. (Taiwan time), about 3:30 a.m. PST. Here’s the first picture from the mission blog. His group includes 32 new missionaries, including seven native Taiwanese missionaries that attended the MTC … Continue reading

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Mission Possible!

August 25, 2015 Sam called us this morning about 6:30 a.m. from the Salt Lake City International Airport. He’d been up since about 3:30 a.m. (MST). Worried because so many missionaries were flying out today, and that a payphone might … Continue reading

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We saw Joy and Sadness when we dropped off Sam at the MTC

June 24, 2015  This morning we dropped off Sam at the MTC. Joy and Sadness, two of the emotions from Pixar’s Inside Out, were there too. It was interesting finding them together. We expect both of them will ride back to … Continue reading

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