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.

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Mailing Address


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

Monday, January 14, 2013


Hola!  Well it was a pretty good week here in Chile!  Lots of sunshine!  It has been really good with my new comp, Elder Cervantes.  He is a great teacher and it has been really fun to teach with him.  My Spanish has gotten a lot better with him so far.  But we do speak a lot of English too because he wants to go to BYU, so he needs to know it good, so we speak both a lot.  Man, it sounds like it has been pretty cold in Star Valley!  I can't even imagine it being that cold in a different part of the world!  Today my comp had to go to the mission doctor which is in the east mission underneath the Temple, so I got to see the temple for the first time - that was really fun.  It is super small but it is really pretty, and I am excited for when I can do a session so I can see the inside too.  We ate more Mexican food with one of our investigators again and it was super nice to have some food with taste!!  It was a great change!!  I don't think spices ever made it to Chile, but it has been interesting eating with all the different members and getting to know them more.  With all the new missionaries coming we are getting two more in our ward, so we will be splitting the sector, which should be great so we can focus in specific parts a little more.  Those missionaries will be here at the end of February so we still have a little time but it should be great.  I just got an e-mail today that my new release date is going to be September 9 and school starts either that day or the week after so that should be interesting when that all happens!  Won't have too much time for relaxing!! Mom can you send me the recipe for coconut shrimp??  I was studying the other day and that sounds really good all of a sudden so I figured I would try to make it!  So that would be great if you could send me that.  And about pictures - well my comp kinda left my camera cord in the cyber a couple weeks ago, so I don't have any way to charge my camera or send pictures right now.  I have looked all over down here and can't find a cord so I think you will have to send me one.  And until it gets here I will keep looking, but I don't think I will find it - I have looked all over.  I just need a cord for a Nikon Coolpix camera.  Hopefully you can get one of those sent to me! Sorry about not being able to send pictures until then!!!  Sounds like grandpa is doing alright.  But I hope he can get healed up soon!  Doesn´t sound like a lot of fun!!  I hope everyone has a great week this week!!

Elder Moser

Monday, January 7, 2013

E-mail and Photos

Hola!!  Thanks for the e-mail!  Looks like it is gonna be another warm week in Chile!  That is great to hear that grandpa is doing good!  I was thinking about him a lot this week.  This week was another great week.  We got to go to Santiago Central to go to the medico for my comps foot so that was a pretty fun adventure, and the picture I sent is the tallest building in Chile.  It is pretty stinking big, it was pretty cool to see.  Man, people here that live in Maipu have to travel to Santiago Central to work a lot of the times and it is like 1 and a half to 2 hours on the metro.  I can't imagine going that far to work every day!  Now I realize while they are never in their houses!!  This week was another great week with our investigator, Martin.  He is awesome!!  He read almost to the end of Alma and he read almost half of the Principles of the Gospel book that the Sunday School class uses.  He told us he wants to be baptized really bad and knows that this is the truth and where he needs to be.  The only problem is he needs to get married.  So he is working on setting up a date with the city so they can get married.  It usually takes about three months so I probably won´t be here to see him baptized, but it has been such an awesome experience teaching him the last couple of weeks.  He was definitely someone prepared by the Lord before hand!!  It has been a way awesome experience.  We also have some other ones that have been doing pretty good, so it will be fun to watch them progress.  Today we had a asado, or grill with our zone.  Had some really good food and played some basketball - it was a great day.  I have some great elders in my zone.  It has been really fun getting to know them all.  I really like my new comp a lot and we are having a lot of good things happing in our sector the last little bit..  It is a little adjustment from Elder Myers, but we have been having a really good time.  The crazy story for this week..  well we were doing a contact at a house and another lady that lived at the house came from behind me and grabbed me by my arm and started pulling me in the house and said she wanted a gringo in her house with her.. haha..  It was quite the experience and I will make sure not to go back to that house while I am in Chile!!  It is pretty interesting being a gringo here haha..  I get lots of comments every day. haha...  Probably shouldn't repeat most of them in this letter, but it has kind of given me a little bit of an eye opener to what the world really is like outside of Star Valley!!  Well I am really starting to love the work a lot, and there have been some great experiences.  I hope everyone is doing good!!
Elder Moser

Sunday, January 6, 2013

E-mail and Photos

December 31, 2012
Hola!  Thanks for the pictures Dad!  I really enjoyed seeing the snow!  I definitely miss that a little bit!  My comp thought it was crazy that where I live, we have snow and mountains and barely any houses haha..  I have a way bigger appreciation for Bedford after being in Santiago!  The city is fun for a while, but I definitely like small towns a lot more!!  This week was a great week.  My trainer went home, which was kind of sad but I got a new really good comp so I am ok!  He is from Peru, but he is pretty much fluent in English which makes it nice, but I think my Spanish skills will grow a lot with him too now.  I am excited to work with him in our sector and I think great things will come soon! About two weeks ago we found a new guy by helping his mom carry her groceries home from the store.  This guy is awesome.  He told us that he has been looking for the truth his whole life and knew that is the reason why we were in his house.  From Thursday night to Saturday and about 2 in the afternoon he read from the beginning of the Book of Mormon until a little ways into Alma.  He said he couldn't stop reading it!  He came to church with us and he loved it there so things are looking pretty good with him.  But like most Chileans, he is not married to the woman he lives with, so we will see what happens there, but it was just awesome to meet a guy that excited for the truth!  It was a testimony builder for me as well!  It was awesome to see someone be able to recognize the truth so fast and feel the spirit and know that what he was reading and hearing was true.  That guy was definitely the highlight of my week this week!  He thought it was awesome how many families were in the church and how happy they all looked - there is for sure something to the gospel!! haha..  Today for a zone activity we were able to go to a Chilean air and space museum.  It was pretty fun with all the missionaries but it was a Chilean airplane museum.... sooo, there wasn't too much stuff haha.  But it was a fun experience!  something different!  It was another super hot week here! and it looks like it is gonna be another, but I better enjoy it while I've got it!!  Thanks for the letters!! I hope everyone has a great week!!

Elder Moser

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