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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


October 16, 2012

Hello everybody!!  It was a great final week here at the MTC!!  The week started out great because we had the opportunity of Elder Bednar to come speak to us!!  And that was really great and he talked about how we should be studying General Conference talks.  He said we should go through each talk and look at the doctrine the person is teaching, then find the invitation that coincides with that doctrine and then look for the blessings in the talk that come from living that doctrine.  It was a really good talk!  And it was fun listening to him..  And I must be doing something right, because on Friday we will step off the plane in Chile and head straight over to a meeting where Elder Bednar will talk to us again!!  I'm pretty excited for that as well!  That should be a great start to my missionary life in Chile!  I'm getting way excited to head down there!!  Oh, and Mom and Dad I will probably call somewhere between 6:30 and10:00 pm because we have a big layover in Atlanta then, so that would probably be the best time to call!  Today we were able to go up and do sealings again today and that was really good.  It was fun talking to the sealer, I guess he is really good friends with Elder Holland and he was giving us some inside information, haha.  He said that they are opening up a new area in Africa for missionary work there really soon so that should be great!!  And he was just talking about the new missionary age and he said that on that first Sunday after conference there were about 4000 missionary applications sent in and the usual for a week is about 350, haha, so that was pretty crazy to hear!  Also he said that the missionary force is expected to go from about 55,000 to up around 90 to 100,000 in the next couple of years!!  I thought that was pretty crazy!!  It will be interesting to see what the real numbers will be but I'm sure there will be a big jump!  Elder Bednar said he has been asked so many times why they lowered the age for the missionaries and he told us why.  He said that the Lord can do his work, and the Lord will do his work in his time.  I thought that was a pretty good answer!!  And I guess they are preparing us new missionaries that are going out to the field to be able to become trainers in half the time that it usually was because of the increase there will be in missionaries.  So it should be an interesting first six months in the field or so!  I'm so excited to get down there and start helping move along the Lords work!  Well today we are packing up all of our stuff and getting ready to head out!!  It is finally becoming pretty real to me that I'm actually going to Chile!  It is pretty crazy!!  Looks like you had a great trip Mom and Dad!! Thanks for all the letters and everything everybody!  I appreciate it!!  Have a great week! :)

Elder Moser

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