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

Saturday, October 26, 2013


     Hola!  Coma estan todos por allá?  Well, it was another good week in the office, haha.  Just a bunch of the same stuff that I have always been doing!  Looking for houses and cleaning out drains and fixing toilets and stuff, haha.  Yesterday I had to clean out a drain in a bathroom that is from a house that has had sister missionaries living in it for the past thirteen years.  Pretty sure it was the first time that thing had ever been cleaned out too!  I could have made a full wig for a lady out of all the hair that was in that thing, haha.  Pretty gnarly stuff!  The work has been good though.  We have been receiving lots of blessings and have been finding some pretty sweet new houses for the next change.  It is crazy how the Lord makes some stuff so easy when it comes to figuring out stuff for the missionaries!  We still do have to put in a lot of work but he sure does do his part.  A couple days ago me and my companion just got to go walk around the nice part of Santiago where the colleges are cause we are looking for a house there for the new senior couple that is coming in.  We heard it was super tough to find apartments there, especially this time of year cause all the college students.  But anyways, we just walked around looking for a good 7 or 8 hours and in that time we found a couple great ones that had just been opened up that day.  Just happened to be in the right place in the right time.  So we were pretty happy with that.  And when we were walking back towards the car to go home, a guy stopped us and asked us if we knew of any houses to rent cause he knows missionaries are always walking around our sectors.  He said he has been looking for months for an apartment there and there just had not been anything.  So I just thought it was pretty sweet we were able to go and find the perfect apartment right next to the church in just a couple hours.  The Lord definitely helps us out a ton!
     Sounds like you and Mom have been pretty busy running around the last few weeks doing a bunch of stuff!  Crazy that you are already planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas and that those are just right around the corner.  Can't believe how fast this year has gone - for sure the fastest year of my life!  Must be having fun :)
     Thanks for taking care of the debit card and the shoes and stuff Dad, it is a big help! Don't know what I would do without you guys there!
     How has Kaden been doing?  Is he healing up and stuff good? 
Well there is not too much new stuff goin on!  Just getting ready for the changes again! 
I hope everyone is doing great!  Thanks for all the support I have received since I have been out here from everyone!  Have a great week this week!

Elder Moser

Saturday, October 19, 2013

E-mail and Photos

Hola!  Wow, that bush in the front yard looks pretty sweet!  I don't ever remember it being that bright before!  And the bears in the park!  Pretty lucky to see those!  That doesn't happen every day!  The weather has been great over here.  It hasn't gotten too hot yet, just nice and sunny and warm, perfect :)  Thanks for sending the package dad!  I got it about a week ago and it was awesome :)  Some good old homemade jerky - that is what I had been missing for the last couple of months!  I did get a nice rack of American ribs in though.  Last week for p-day we went over to the nice side of Santiago into a big new mall and we found an Applebees!  So we all got a full rack of ribs, and man they were expensive!  But they were super good!  Don't know if it is cause I have not eaten good meat in a year or what, but they sure made me happy!  So that was a pretty good start to the week that helped me make it through!  This week was not quite as crazy, but it was still super crazy.  We had another house get broken into last night. That has been happening a lot - not sure what is going on!  So that has been fun trying to figure all that stuff out!  And also President told me he wants to move the mission office to another nicer part of the city as soon as we can, so I have to find an office to buy and 6 apartments for all office missionaries and the senior couples and stuff, so that is gonna be quite the project figuring all that out!  But it should be fun.  Last night I had a meeting with some big shot guy named Jose Gurruchaga up in his penthouse to figure out the new office stuff.  It was the same one I had been to a few weeks ago.  But this time he had recently returned from New York and he brought some baked goods and root beer for us from the States, haha.  Pretty good stuff!  I definitely am getting spoiled when it comes to the food, while being in the office.  When I was in the field, I never dreamed I would be eating some of the stuff I have like ribs and stuff, haha... blessings of being in the office!  But anyway, it was pretty cool when we were up in the meeting with the guy because we started talking about the church and the whole reason we were looking for apartments and just about the missionary work.  We were able to teach all of lesson 1 and stuff, and he told us he had always been really interested in our church. He said it is crazy how many people flock to your church and they become such good people when they are in it.  He said he has been in many different churches and has never seen nothing like that before, and he said there must be something to it.  And that he would love to be part of something like that.  He said he wanted us to come back after he got back from New York again and talk more about it, with some cheesecake from the States!  So I am pretty excited for when that happens, haha.  It has been really good to share the gospel with people who I am doing business with and stuff.  I think it is preparing me a lot by teaching me how to be able  to share the gospel with people when I am back in the real world and not wearing a badge.
    Yesterday we just got news that Elder Holland will be coming to our mission in November, so that should be pretty sweet!  We are all looking forward to that one! 
    Well, I hope everyone is doing good!  I really am doing great and lovin what I am doing!
Have a great week this week!
Les quiro mucho,

Elder Moser

 Me and Maria

 Me and Elder Harman (MTC Companion)

 Me and Santiago

 Me and Elder Caballero

 Me and my shoes

Saturday, October 12, 2013

E-mail and Photos

Hola!  Come esta mi familia!?  Sorry about not writing more last week, we just really never had the time.  Thanks for sending the pictures and stuff again - it is always good to see what you guys are up to!  It looks super pretty over there with the leaves changing and the snow on the mountains and stuff.  I definitely miss Wyoming!  This week I had to go way out into the country to a couple of houses that are out there - it is about an hour from the nearest big town and everything reminds me a ton of Star Valley - it is pretty crazy.  It is the same place where I sent the pic of the mountain I said that looked like Star Valley.  I always like driving out there - makes me feel at home again! Man, I can't believe the pictures of Cayden!  He looks so much older now!  Crazy stuff! Man, he is gonna be heading off for his mission before we know it! 
     Well it has been one crazy week for me here in the office.  It was lots of fun but it was pretty tough too.  I had to take a lot of people to their areas that were white washing, or opening a new sector, and I had to finish filling all the houses that we have gotten recently.  And then two nights this week, in the middle of the night, President made some special changes and I didn't get home until 3:30 in the morning from those and we had to be up by 5:30 to get to some meetings and stuff.  So that has been the hardest part this week.  I have just been super tired!  It has been kinda weird lately.  There have been a lot of people robbing the missionaries and trying to break into houses and stuff, so President just wanted out of the areas. 
     My new companion in the office is Elder Caballero.  He is from Paraguay.  That was a huge surprise cause he is the first Latin we have ever had in the office.  So it has been interesting with him, because we only speak English in the office cause the senior couples, and he doesn't speak any English, so that has been kinda tough for him, but I am sure he will learn it though!!  He also can't drive so that is gonna be interesting, cause that is kinda all we do as a pensionist, haha.  So I am not exactly sure how that is gonna work out!  But he is a great kid!  He is really nice and a hard worker.  He has already been to a couple years of law school so he does know a lot about contracts and stuff which is good!  It is kinda funny though, he is like a Latin Travis Clark, looks a lot like him and acts just like him, haha.  He is always going around singing and stuff.  Just feels like I got Travis as my comp!  It will be good to practice my Spanish and keep that up a little bit - last change I barely spoke any Spanish and it was already goin down hill a little bit. So I am excited to improve that a little bit! 
    But everything else is goin pretty good!  Gettin used to drivin in Santiago a little bit more, it is crazy, but lots of fun.
    It is kinda interesting cause one of my jobs is deciding which sectors to open for the next change - kinda thought that was President's job, haha - but that has been good.  One thing that I have learned in the office a lot that I didn't really think I would be learning is how to recognize and follow the Spirit.  Over the last 7 weeks, I think I have improved more in that than I have in my whole life, I think. President completely trusts me on which houses to get and which sectors to open and stuff.  I don't even show him pictures of the house or tell him anything about it.  He just tells me to do what I think is best, so that has helped me a lot with following the Spirit.  It sounds weird, but I guess that is the way I needed to learn how to be able to recognize the Spirit and stuff.  The Lord definitely helps out and is guiding his mission work!
     Well I hope everything is going good for everyone back home!  Have a great week this week! 
Les quiro mucho,

Elder  Moser


Tallest building in South America. 

 Driving in the coast.