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, June 24, 2013

E-mail and Photos

Hola!!  Man!!  Looks like you guys had a pretty sweet week this week!  All the littlest ones look way different from what I remembered!  I hardly recognized Nathan! and the other little ones look way older too!  And nice shirts mom, haha, those are pretty sweet.  Shoot, it looks like you guys were able to catch some fish this year at Murphy since I wasn't there to get them all first - enjoy it - they will be all gone again in a couple years. And Gracie is already 8?  I still thought she was 6 or something haha.  I feel like I have only been on the mission for a couple months, but I guess it has been a little bit of time now.  Everybody is growing up! and Cayden is taller than me now??!!  a donde!!  That is pretty crazy! now I will have someone to wrestle with that is my same size!  That is pretty crazy!!  It was great to see all the photos of everyone!  Made me a little trunky but I am doing  pretty good over here!!  This week was a pretty dang good week.  It was super cold though - it is pretty humid here in the winters so that makes the cold worse.  I have three big blankets but I still freeze at night.  I feel like I am camping in the middle of winter in Star Valley when I go to bed every night, but I did buy some rice and made some rice bags though, and that made things a little bit nicer!  Hopefully it starts raining a little bit here soon so it isn't so cold at nights!  This week we were able to see a couple pretty cool miracles happen.  We are teaching a lady that her husband doesn't really want anything to do with us but she is super interested, and this week she said she couldn't come to Church because her husband was gonna be home at that time and she had to cook and stuff for him.  After she hung up the phone we said a prayer, and three minutes later she called us back and said her husband's boss just called and changed his work schedule and so she was able to come with us this week!  It was pretty cool, something really simple, but definitely showed me the Lord has his hand in it all and is preparing the way for the work!  I was able to go see the broadcast last night and I thought it was super awesome!! learned a lot from it, and it sounds like there is gonna be some pretty cool changes happening.  The only problem was, there were only about 20 people from the stake there, and 0 from my ward, so hopefully we can get them to watch it and start applying some of the stuff.  If our ward here could get united with us missionaries better, the work would really do great here, so we are gonna work with them a lot here this next while - they want to work just don't really know what to do! Anyways, it was a pretty great week all in all - missed the family a little bit, but I am loving it here so it makes up for it!  Yesterday was my comps birthday so we had a surprise party for him at the house last night, it was pretty cool!!  He started crying a little cause he told us that was the first cake that he had ever been given in his life.  His family never had too much money and never really celebrated anything.  I have definitely learned a lot from this kid.  It is crazy how blessed I have been in my life.  I have realized that a lot the last couple weeks! I hope everyone is doing great and has a great week!!  And catch some big fish for me Landon!  It is all you buddy!! 
I love and miss you all,

Elder Moser

Monday, June 17, 2013

E-mail and photos

Hola!!  Dang!! that looks like a pretty good hike Mom and Dad!  Definitely missing some Wyoming  hikes being down here in Chile!  But at least I get the coast to make me happy for now haha..  It has been pretty sweet here!  You hit it spot on with the map Dad - the biggest of the two circles in the map is the plaza, and I live right there in the middle.  I can't really remember what the streets are right there though, and then our sector where we are working is from Ave. Chile, up to the very corner of the map. That picture that you have has 8 missionaries working right there, and two wards.  It looks like I am closer to the coast than I thought I was!!  Looks like I will have to get someone to go run down there in the morning with me!  This week was a little tougher because I was pretty sick all week.  I had a really bad cold but my body was aching pretty bad and I just had no energy, but we still had a pretty good week!!  I did divisions twice this week and was able to see some other parts of the coast.  On Tuesday I went up to Cartagena which is a city right on the coast.  It was pretty windy and kind of a misty rain so it was super cold, and that was when I was the sickest, but it was lots of fun.  I was with Elder Henrich - it is fun to see all the 18 year olds coming into the mission that were only in the MTC for 5 or 6 weeks haha,   Just glad I don't have to start over with the Spanish!! Elder Huamani and I have been doing great here - my numbers are the best they have been in the mission and we have been seeing lots of good stuff happen - this ward is great and people are really willing to work, so I need to take advantage of that while I am here!! 
That is awesome everybody is coming home this week and gonna do all the normal family stuff!!  Jumpin off the rope swing sounds pretty good fun right about now, but since I won't be there it looks like dad is gonna have to take my turn!! :)  Make sure to get a picture of that one!!! I hope you all have a ton of fun!  I definitely appreciate that kinda stuff that we did now that I can't really do it!  But it is ok, I am definitely happy where I am for right now!!  Last night we taught a lady about the Restoration and it was awesome to see the look on her face as we were explaining everything and stuff - you could really tell she felt something and knew it was what she needs to be doing.  We were able to set a baptismal date with her so hopefully we can keep working with her. Her husband is gonna make it kinda hard, but I think it will all work out alright.  She has been baptized in like 4 different churches and she said every time it just wasn't what was right, so she finally has found the right one! 
Well I hope everything is going great over there!  Thanks for the package this week Dad, it was great!!  Have a great week this week everyone!! 
Les Quiero Mucho!!

Elder Moser
Elder Ramos 

Monday, June 10, 2013

E-mail and Photos

Hola!!!  Well it was a pretty good week this week!!  I was a little lost on where I was last week, but now I get it a little more.  I am here in the city of San Antonio, well out of it just a little bit in a town called Llo Lleo (yo yeo) or something like that haha.  We live about half a mile from the coast it looks like, but the sector we are working in is up on a hill in the other direction.  We walk up and down hills all day long haha.  But it doesn't look like I will be losing too much weight from that though.  The members here definitely make up for it in the food - they give us at least twice as much, if not more, than we got when I was in La Islita.  I feel like I am gonna pop every time we leave a house - doesn't matter if we have a planned lunch or what, they are just always giving us food!!!  Here on the coast the people are pretty poor, and super humble, and they are more receptive here than they were in Santiago, which makes it nice!!  But the Ward here hasn't had a baptism for three years until a couple of weeks before I got here.  I am not sure quite what happened, but things are going pretty good right now.  We have  a super pretty chapel with a view of the mar (sea) so that is pretty cool.  Yesterday I was assigned to give a talk and instead of having 40 minutes to talk like I did in the Islita, they ended up only leaving me about 2 haha, but that was alright - I did not mind too much!!   My comp is a pretty quiet kid, but he is a great missionary, and he is a great teacher.  I have learned a lot more from him in a week than I learned in my last 4 changes!!  He definitely likes to work hard!  He is the only member in his family and he has not heard from his parents since he started his mission.  I felt pretty bad when he told me that, but he is definitely focused on the work, which makes it really nice.  I am excited to be with him here, but if you ever send me a package or anything, make sure you put a little extra of whatever in it!!  Well, this morning we got up early and as a zone headed to the beach!!  Missionaries are not allowed to go during the summer - too much temptation haha, but during the winter it is fine to go, so that was pretty cool.  It was really pretty, there are lots of rocks, but it is cool seeing the waves come in on them.  It is a little different being in a new zone because I don't really know anyone here, but there are some pretty cool elders here so it should be fun.  Looks like a pretty sweet hike you and Mom did!!  Looks really green there right now!  I hope you are enjoying the summer there!!  The weather has been pretty nice here, lots of sun!!  Here on the coast it does not get as cold so that should be nice, and it does not rain as much either, so it should be a pretty good winter! and wow! Cayden is looking super old!!!  Before he knows it he is gonna be down here on his mission too!  Well, I hope everyone is doing great!!  I am working on sending pictures right now so I hope they get there.  Have a great week!!!

Elder  Moser

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Thanks for the letter and the pictures Dad, it was great to see them!  Sorry I did not write yesterday, we had changes so we did not have time to do it.  And changes went way different than I expected!!!  I figured I was gonna stay in La Islita for another few changes and just take it tranquilo, but the assistants called me Friday night and told me that I was gonna be heading out on Monday, so that was a shocker for me!!  Definitely was not expecting that!!  He is leaving Elder Brow to die there I guess!  But I was pretty stinken happy with my changes though!!!  I got sent to la costa!!  Pretty much the dream of every missionary here in the mission!!  Kinda crazy because usually the missionaries only get one change in the compo or coast so this should be pretty fun!  I guess President King knows I like to be out of the city a little bit haha..  So I am pretty excited for these next couple of changes.  I am guessing I am gonna be here for a while!  A couple of my best friends here are headed to the new south mission so that was kinda sad, but I am sure I will be able to make some more out here.  My comp is Elder Huamani from Peru - still can not pronounce it too good haha,  He is a great guy, only has two changes on the mission so pretty new, but he definitely knows his stuff.  I am super excited to be with him, and from what I have seen this ward looks pretty good, a lot bigger than my last one.  There is plenty of work to do here.  They left me with some real good investigators which was nice haha.  And it looks like my sector is one big hill and I can see the ocean from everywhere in it so that will be pretty sweet!!!  Sounds like we will go lie at the beach a lot on p-days, should be lots of fun!  The tough part is that we live about 10 minutes on a bus away from our sector, so that makes it kinda tuff, but there is some awesome members there so I am pretty excited.  And my comp does not speak any English so I will finally be talking Spanish with my comp.  I have only talked English with my comps before so I am a little behind on the Espanol, but I have already progressed a lot in a day and a half, haha.  So it should be a great way to sharpen up the Spanish!  Here we are back to some pretty junky computers though - this part is a lot poorer then La Isla, so I do not know how sending picture is gonna be.  I can't get any to send as of right now, but I will keep trying!!  Well we are kinda in a hurry so I've got to go, but I hope everything is going great with everybody!  Have a great week this week.

Elder Moser