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, April 7, 2014

E-mail and Photo

Hola!  Thanks for sending all the pictures again.  Looks like you guys had a great weekend, and nice fishing pole Mom!  Don't catch them all before I get there please!!  Couldn't believe how old Hannah is looking!  Well it was a pretty good week this week down here.  Everybody was talking a lot about the earthquakes and everything.  One of the inactive ladies we are teaching husband was staying in a hotel in the town where the big earthquake happened the other day, and she was pretty scared about the whole thing.  All the phone lines and everything were cut so she could not hear from him for a few days.  She was pretty distressed there for a while, and we were there when her husband finally was able to call.  Haven't seen anybody that happy in my life!  And yes we did feel the earthquake that passed through a couple of days ago.  My comp was talking on the phone and I was eating a cucumber and we heard a big noise like a train was coming, and then it started shaking pretty hard!  I guess everyone was so paranoid from the big ones that happened in the north cause that was the only thing that was on the news for the last week, so when it started to shake, everybody started running outside and all the women and kids were screaming.  The whole ground shaking thing did not scare me as much as the screaming.  We live in a pretty big apartment complex, so there were ALOT of women screaming.  Sure was not that big, but long and big enough to scare the people a little!  After hearing all the people screaming and stuff, it made me think about the Mormon Message with Elder Nelson when he talks about the airplane he was on that caught on fire and everybody started screaming and freaking out.  I just wanted to go around teaching everybody that night, after how scared they were.  Made me realize how much the gospel and the plan of salvation really does comfort us!
     Things are still going pretty good in our sector.  Had lots of stuff to do this week, but we still were able to find some good people and have some good lessons.  And Conference was great this time.  I have really learned how to enjoy and get way more out of Conference here on the mission.  Think I took a book of notes this time - gets longer every conference!  I think the mate helped me stay awake a little bit too!  Good stuff!  I really like the talk by President Uchtdorf about being thankful.  I think  that one is gonna help our investigator, Benedicto, out a lot.  He has been pretty depressed, but I think that will help a lot - it was just for him.
     That is good you were able to get some stuff planted in the green house already Dad!  Speaking of fruits and vegetables, bananas were the one thing I could still not eat down here, cause they are from Ecuador, just like the ones we eat in the states, but I decided to try them again, and didn't have any problems.  I have been eating about three kilos a week - didn't realize all the goodness I was missing for so many years, haha.  So hope the problem does not come back in the states though, cause I have come to love tomato and avocado a lot down here, so I am just hoping it is gone for good!!
     Well I had better get going, but thanks for the email Dad, and thanks for all the letters you send Mom - I still get them and I enjoy them a lot!
     Hey Dad, one thing I could use is one more little bottle of that American Crew hair stuff you sent me a while ago, could you send me some of that again??  It is the one with the blue sticker on it.  And some dill pickle spitz sunflower seeds would be real good too!! :)  Thanks dad :)
I hope that you guys all have a great week this week!!  I love and miss you all!

Elder Moser

This lady was converted by my trainer
about three years ago.

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