Elder Jared Moser has been called to serve in the Chile Santiago West Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He entered the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah on August 22, 2012.

We will use this blog to post his e-mails, letters, and photos from his mission, to record them for him and to share with his family and friends.

Feel free to make comments, but he will not have internet access and will not see the comments until he returns home.

For readability, some spelling, punctuation, and capitalization have been standardized.

Mailing Address


Elder Jared H. Moser
Mission Chile Santiago Oeste
Casilla de Correos 149
Pajaritos 1921
Maipu, Chile

Monday, August 25, 2014


August 24, 2014

Hey!  Sorry I did not get on my email yesterday!  But I will see you Tuesday morning! Thanks for the email!  I liked the pictures a lot!  We just finished with a big goodbye meeting we had - pretty sad saying goodbye to everyone.  But I a am excited to see ya all!  We will see you there!! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014


August 16, 2014

Hola!!  Those were some pretty cool pictures you sent of the moon and stuff.  Here in Chile on Monday night we had the same thing, but due to the smog it was super orange, pretty cool!  That night we had gone out with President to set a missionary apart in the district in Melipilla.  That was a pretty cool experience.  Never had seen a missionary being set apart other than my own and I had the opportunity to participate in the circle.  I felt weird knowing that the whole mission experience is coming to an end, and in a short time I would not have that same authority and power that a missionary has.  It also helped me realize just how important and special of a calling it is to be a missionary. Sure gonna miss this all alot. 
     I am excited for those fresh garden raspberries and cucumbers!  Sounding pretty good!  And about the Lost Creek Lake - I remember me and Kade had plans to go find it, but it never happened.  Hey, I hope you guys have some sweet hikes planned for the weekend after I get home cause I am ready! 
     This week was a pretty good week!  Turned out having to give a lot of capacitationes and classes and stuff to the mission so that was an interesting experience - never thought I would be the one giving those, haha.  But it was good, learned alot from it!  We had some meetings for some new missionaries and also we went to a few zone conferences and stuff.  Also had the chance to get out on some more divisions!  Just here in the city, but it was really good.  I have been really enjoying these divisions!  And as for transport, well, lots and lots of buses.  I have spent over 50 or 60 dollars on buses in these 3 weeks, haha, lots and lots of buses!  It is nice already knowing the mission from being pensionist!  Helps out a ton!  Yesterday I was able to be with a couple of Elders from Shelly, Idaho and Blackfoot, Idaho!  So that was fun getting to be with some Idaho boys!  The Elder From Shelley said he knows the Fowler family!  His name is Elder Cannon. 
     Other than that, things have been great!  Been super busy, so have not had too much time to get trunky yet, but this week we go to the temple and have going home classes and eat dinner with President and stuff, so I think it is gonna hit me this week :( But we will see how it goes! 
     I hope everyone is doing good!  I love and miss you all!!  Have a great week this week! :) 
It is the last week without me so enjoy it! :)

Saturday, August 9, 2014


Hola!  Wow, it looks like you guys had a great camping trip!  Hope that was a good birthday trip for you!  Looks like you guys had lots of fun!!  Wow and those raspberries really are looking good!  Make sure you save some for me for in a couple weeks!  You guys are gonna have to make those brownies and pancakes and Dutch oven again - that is for sure!! 
     A couple of days ago President sent us off to the coast and we got back during the day today so my p-day got cut a little short, so I don't have too much time to write today! But ya, I happened to be right in San Antonio when the earthquake happened, so I felt it for sure.  Then pretty sure I heard the tsunami warnings going off, but I think I thought it was just my dream so I just went back to sleep, haha.  But luckily nothing happened there!  But I did feel it pretty strong!  I was actually in the ward llo lleo here for the last couple of days, the same sector that I was in a year ago, so that was pretty cool!  The Elders were having some troubles working there, but we ended up having a great couple of days, so that was really cool.  It is awesome to see how happy we missionaries can be if we just get out and work as hard as we can!  It really does make all the difference!  It has been a great couple of weeks traveling around with some of the missionaries.  I have been learning a ton - change helps me progress a lot, that is for sure.  I started out the week in the center of Santiago and then went to Maipu for a few days and then headed out to the coast.  It has been fun getting to know all these new people, but it has been interesting.  I have learned to rely a ton on the spirit to help me in the lessons - way more than before cause I know nothing about any of the people we are teaching now.  I have really loved that part about it all - the Lord really does know what he is doing when it comes to the missionary work! 
     Well I had better get going - we need to go meet up with some other elders here in just a bit, but I hope everyone is doing great!  I am excited to see you in a couple of weeks!  Have a great week this week!

Elder Moser

Saturday, August 2, 2014

E-mail and photos

Hola!!  Well, those are some pretty sweet pictures again like always!!  And looks like you had a couple of good days up in Jackson getting everything figured out up there!  I hope that you guys had a great camping trip up there in Granite!! :)  Kind of a funny story about camping..  Well,  I have been wanting to go camping for a couple of weeks now.  Really been itching to go - I guess with all my buddies home writing me all about it, haha.  And well I guess I better be careful what I wish for!  Because turns out I am gonna be "camping" for the last four weeks of my mission, haha.  We got the call on Saturday night last week, and to our surprise we both had changes!  Thought that was pretty crazy to pull both the zone leaders out of a zone and out of the sector that was going along pretty good, but everything happens for a reason I guess.  I was kinda lost about where I would be going and stuff, and actually pretty sad about leaving the ward for the last couple weeks.  But President had a little surprise for us.  Monday in the change conference, President announced that me and Elder Caballero would be staying together and we would be the two new Traveling Assistants!  So I will be with him for half my mission!  I was a little nervous that first day, but it has actually turned out to be great!  Our responsibility is to travel the mission and fix problems, haha, fun stuff.  So we pretty much just live on divisions with the companionships that are having problems. President passed us a sleeping bag and a paper thin foam pad and said have fun!! haha.  So I really will be camping - gonna miss my mattress, that is for sure!  But it will get my back used to sleeping on the hard ground again so I will be ready!  We started out the week by taking all the go homers to the airport and meet the families of the ones that came to Chile to pick their kids up, and well I gotta say that was the trunkiest experience that I have had so far on the mission, haha.  And then the next day we spent the whole day training the new missionaries that just arrived in the mission from the MTC.  That was lots of fun - spent a lot of the day just getting to know them and stuff and we went out contacting with them so that was fun.  Definitely way more prepared than I was when I first got here!!  Then on Wednesday we spent the day in some training with President and went out to eat some nice American hamburgers at Johnny Rockets, so it has its advantages too, haha.  Then on Wednesday night we headed out to start up the divisions.  It was actually super good - I liked it a lot.  And Friday we went to a couple other companionships, so it has been a pretty interesting experience.  Elder Caballero and I do not have a sector to work in, so all the time we are not doing stuff with or for President we are out on divisions.  But I am liking it a lot - it has been really good being with the missionaries and helping them out!
   It was very sad leaving and saying goodbye to the ward and our investigators and everything.  I have not cried very many times here out on the mission but giving my testimony to say goodbye to the ward was definitely one of them.  Didn't realize how much I loved all the people there and stuff until I had to leave.  5 out of the 8 missionaries left the ward last Sunday, so there was not a dry eye in the church Sunday.  We had the highest attendance I have ever seen in that ward on Sunday so that was pretty cool to see - they are definitely starting to grow!!  I will try to send all of the pictures of saying goodbye to everyone and stuff!  Everyone was pretty surprised that we were both heading out!
   It has been pretty weird not worrying about our investigators and all the people we are teaching and stuff.  I felt really weird for the first couple of days, because for the last 6 months we have been so involved with all the people we are teaching and now we do not have a sector - just worrying about the missionaries, but I am getting used to it now, and having a great experience with it all!!  I have learned a bunch of stuff here in these last few days!
   Well I've got to get going.  I hope that everyone is doing great up there in the states!!  I love and miss you all!  Have a great week this week!!

Elder Moser

 Villar Family

 Patricia and kids

 The Ward Lawyers

 Elders Quorum President, Hector Cera and Sister Cera

 Meneses Family

Cerda Family (half the ward)

 Silvia - she made our suits!

 Hermana Acabedo

 Christian and Carla, part member family

 Martha Plaza and kids, part member family

 Flia Leiva!  part member family

Marco and Isabel, recent converts

 Lopez family

 Aguilef family - they lived in Utah for thirteen years.

 Sanchez family - our last lunch in ward.

 Christian !

 Hermana Espenoza

Jessica and kids.

Monday, July 21, 2014

E-mail and photos

Hola!  Well, looks like you guys had a pretty sweet hike up to the lake!  That's cool with all the snow and stuff - looks like it was a good day!  I think I can hear the mountains calling my name from the computer!!  And that looks pretty crazy what Kim and Missy are doing there, haha.  I wanna give that one a try for sure :)  Hopefully everything goes well with the kid that is gonna be baptized.  It is always a bummer when they decide to wait, but it is always good to be sure, and hopefully it all goes through well!
   This next weekend  will be the last transfers that I will have and it is only going to be a transfer of 4 weeks, so I hope I don't get changed for the last 4 weeks!  That would kinda be a bummer, but it might have to be done cause me and my comp go home on the same day, so he might have to put someone in to learn the sector.  But just have to see what happens!  Things have been going pretty good here in the ward and the sector!  Saturday the ward had an activity finally - the first time in a very long time so that was great.  We had a porrotada, or a bean party, haha.  The people really like beans here in Chile, so they made a huge pot of beans and everyone came for lunch. Turned out pretty good and had some less actives there, so that was good. The bad part was that everyone ate a TON of beans, and we had church the next day.  You can imagine what happened.  We had to leave the windows open to air out the chapel, and that ain't no joke, haha.  Then there was a ton of leftovers too, so all the sisters took them home and that is what we ate for lunch yesterday, and I have a feeling we are gonna eat that all week long :)  It is gonna be an "airy" week this week!  But anyways, other than beans, it turned out to be a good week for us!  We are progressing a lot with a couple part member families, so that has been really good.  One couple is really close to getting married.  We have been bringing a lot of couples from the ward to their house and they have been accepted really good so that has been nice to see.  The wife will get baptized as soon as they can get married.  It is kinda tough down here in Chile, so they are figuring out what they need to do now.  The husband got baptized when he was 8 and went inactive at 9, and he has about 36 years now so he is like teaching an investigator because he does not remember very much.  But they are both very receptive and their daughter loves going to primary - she has 9 years.  We are also teaching two other boys - nine and ten year olds.  Their grandma lives with them and is an active member, but their mom does not want them to be baptized.  Really do not understand it.  Don't know why a mother would not want her kids to be baptized in a church where they teach great values.  So we have been trying to talk to her and stuff, but it has been pretty tough.  The kids read the scriptures and pray every day with their grandma and want to be baptized really bad, so guess we just have to pray that the mom will soften her heart a little bit!  We are also teaching some kids of a less active that is coming back and they are really great - Oscar, 16 and Camilia, 14.  They have been progressing pretty good, so they should be getting baptized here this next month!!
   Good to know about the talk!  Still have some time but I guess I will have to start putting some stuff together her soon.  Kinda tuff without a topic cause I have learned so much stuff, I could never put it into twenty minutes!!  Anything special you guys want to hear about? any certain topic??  Well I hope that you all are all doing good!  I hope you guys get some more sweet hikes in!!  Have a great week this week!  Oh not sure if I told you already, but I will get home on Tuesday the 26th of August.  I think it is at about 10:30 in the morning - the ticket is bought so it is a sure thing now.  It leaves Monday night at 8.  Well, I will talk to ya all next week!  Love and miss you all! :)

Elder Moser

 Limbing a tree for a recent convert.

 Bean Party !!!