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

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

E-mail and Photos

May 26, 2014

Hola!!  Well!  It was a great week this week!  Thanks for sending all the pictures and the letter and stuff Dad!  Looks like we are gonna get some rain so I am pretty happy about that one!!  Sounds like you guys have been super busy getting all Grandmas stuff ready and visiting a bunch of people and stuff!  Look likes lots of traveling.  And those are some pretty sweet pics of the Tetons - you said you missed the good light, but it looks pretty good to me, haha.  Pretty impressive. 
     I think I told you guys, but I might have forgotten. President changed our schedule so that we have to enter into the house at nine and we have to get up at 6:30 like the rest of the missionaries in the world.  It was nice being able to wake up at 7:30.  It was super easy to get up on time.  At first the change was a little tough, but I am liking it a lot now! Think I am changing into a little bit of an early bird!  I think it is a good habit to have though - definitely can get more stuff done that is for sure!  And some other good news -  we did get to move houses this week!!!  Wahoo!!  It was getting pretty nasty in the little apartment - four guys in a small space starts to smell not so nicely.  But now we are in a big nice house - just us two, haha.  Feels kinda empty but it has been super nice to have the space.  It does get way cold in the mornings and at night, but I cannot complain at all!  We have our own closet!  And our own bathroom!  That has made life super nice!  And there is a running machine thing and a keyboard.  I have been practicing the simple hymns a little bit so we will see where I get to, haha.
     Well the best thing that happened this week was the baptism of Silvia and Winston!!!  Armando did not quite make it, but we are gonna try to do it this week or the next.  He is almost there, but just not quite ready.  But the baptism of Silvia and Winston turned out super good!  There were a bunch of people there - never have seen that many people at a baptism before.  There were about 60 that came and the best part there were at least 20 non-members.  Winston invited a bunch of his family and friends and they all came!  A lot of them were crying and felt the spirit really strong so that was awesome!  And Silvia also had some friends come that were not members so that was really good too, and we had some great support from the ward, so that was a plus.  It usually does not happen like that, so we were very happy with the turnout.  Elder Caballero had the opportunity to baptize Silvia and I was able to baptize Winston so it was a great opportunity for us!  They are both great people who will help out the ward a lot too. Winston has been investigating the Church for a year and a half, so he has a very strong testimony.  He has got a ton of potential. 
     It was also cool cause all of his friends that were there all speak perfect English!  They all study English Literature in the University with Winston, so I was able to talk to them all a lot and it looks like we are gonna be able to send some good referrals too.  Anyway it was a great weekend.  Lots of miracles and good stuff!
     And Dad, the picture of the poor houses - well that is just a tiny little thing they have. Maybe 50 to a hundred people live there, and I have only seen a couple of those in Chile.  One just happens to be in my sector and no, we do not enter into that, because  that is where the drugs and the murders all are - people always get shot and stabbed there, and one missionary got robbed at gun point walking by there, so we just keep our distance, haha.  But they don't really leave, and they are just in their own world there.

     Well It was great to hear form you this week!  I hope that you all are doing good!! I love and miss you all!  Have a great week this week! :)

 Happy Birthday Elder Vance!

 This is what I thought all the houses in Chile
would look like.

 Crossing the tracks for exchanges.

 You can guess what I am doing.
You can take the boy out of the country,
but you can't take the country out of the boy.

Eating lunch in our new house.

Monday, May 19, 2014

E-mail and Photos

Hola!!  Wo Dad, those are some pretty sweet pics of the mountain goats fighting!  I don't think I have ever seen that before!  And Missy, that is a sweet bike!  Please tell me that you guys bought that thing?? haha..  I have talked to Cameron Turner a little bit - seems like he is doing pretty good!  Crazy that he is already home and that Blake comes home here in a few weeks..  Time really has gone by super fast - I cannot believe it!  Sounds like you guys had quite the experience up in Jackson this week with the house though! Lots of things to keep you guys busy!  Kinda funny how when one thing happens it just all seems to come at the same time, haha, but hopefully you can get the water heater and the car and the lawn mower all figured out!!  Lots of work to do!!
     Well this week was pretty interesting.  We got a call Friday night form the Sister Missionaries that share the ward with us and they were crying and pretty startled. Anyway somebody had broken into their house and robbed a bunch of their stuff.  So they spent the night in a house in another zone, but Saturday President wanted them to move into our apartment cause it is safer, so we got kicked out.  So late Saturday night we had to pack all our stuff out and move to the apartment of the other Elders that are in our ward - it definitely ain't for 4 though.  There is not room for anything so we just have our bags in the living room and stuff.  Sounds like today or tomorrow we are gonna be moving to the house that the sisters were living in.  So hopefully the robbers don't come back to get us!  But it is ok if they do I guess - I was planning on giving a lot of the stuff I have away, before I head home so I guess they can just take it if they want, haha.  It has been tough living in the apartment with all of us, so hopefully we can move out soon!
     The work has been going great for us in our sector!  We have two baptisms planned for this weekend for Silvia and Winston, with a third possible miracle with Armando if everything goes well!  So pray for them!  Silvia and Winston have been progressing a ton and they are super ready!  It is crazy with Silvia - she has been working a lot so we have not been able to teach her a lot, so we had to teach her all of the commandments Saturday night.  Word of wisdom, tithing, law of chastity, Sabbath day, and seriously all of them.  But after each one she just said "Of course I will live it.  Why would I not?  If that is what the Lord wants so I can be a member of His church then I will do it!  So she committed to stop drinking coffee and tea Saturday, and she gave all the tea and coffee she had away to her coworkers today.  She said she has been drinking tea everyday of her life for the last 30 years.  But we called her today and were asking her about it and she said she has no desire to drink it.  So that was pretty cool!  It has been awesome working with her - just super ready!
     We also had another pretty cool miracle this week.  We were waiting in the chapel Saturday afternoon for an investigator to show up so that we can teach him, and while we were waiting we heard a knock on the door.  So we opened it and it was a guy that we did not recognize.  We asked what we could do for him and he told us the missionaries were teaching him a couple of years ago but he couldn't go on because of his work, but said that he has found a new job and asked if it would be possible if we could teach him, haha.  Well, of course we said yes!  It was a pretty cool experience - that sure has not happened before!  Anyway, I am doing great down here, and really loving the work and this ward!  Hope I don't get changed out!
     I hope that you all are doing good!  I love and miss you all! 

Elder Moser

 General Conference

 Our Zone

Houses in our sector

Monday, May 12, 2014

E-mail and Photos

Hola!!  Well it was great to talk to you guys on Saturday.  Sorry about all my computer stuff not working so good, but it was still really good to see you all and talk to you for a while!  Well I don't feel like I have too much to talk about in my letter since I just talked to you all!!  But thanks for sending all the pics and stuff, Dad.  And I think I am gonna fly into Salt Lake if that is alright with you guys.  I have to turn the paper in tomorrow where it says where I am flying to, so I hope that is alright!  Man looks like it is still snowing pretty good up there - that is pretty crazy!!  Save some snow for next winter will ya!  Don't let it all come this winter!!  Sorry to hear about your dislocated rib or whatever you got Mom!  That is not very fun stuff - I hope that it gets better soon!!  I bet it makes it hard to do everything that you need to do!
    Last week I emailed you on Tuesday because we had changes so our p-day got moved to Tuesday.  Today I sent some pics of our p-day.  We just relaxed, watched the Joseph Smith movie and made some quesadillas with guacamole.  It turned out pretty good!  Our investigators are all doing pretty well.  A lot came to church yesterday so that was good - still progressing a lot!  We are excited for them! 
     Well next week I will write a little bit more, but it was great to talk to you all this Saturday.  Made me kinda trunky, but that is alright!  I am still working hard so don't worry!  Have a great week this week!

Elder Moser

P-day Service

 Happy Day Mama !!!

 World's Best Cupcakes made by a member.

 Guacamole Quesadillas !!!

 Chillen' out on P-day.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

E-mail and Photos

Hola!  Yup, fall has definitely arrived down here - we actually had a little bit of rain for the first time!  It was nice walking around with an umbrella and stuff.  I think people are a little more receptive when we are standing out in the rain, haha.  Makes it nice!!  Those recording pics look pretty legit!  What are you working on Rosie?  Thanks for getting all of the stuff figured out Dad, for my BYU-I stuff.  I got on and looks like everything is good!  That is nice about the scholarship - sure does make things a little bit cheaper!!  Studying a little bit extra really does pay :)  I will try to figure out the classes that I need, and then I will probably have you register for me cause I am guessing I will not be able to come to a cyber that day to register!
     Like you guys, we just had our Stake Conference here this week too!  The talks were great but sadly, I guess the members kinda took it as a vacation.  Sure were not very many people there!  Us missionaries were half the crowd Saturday night in the adult session, haha.  Our stake is now the weakest stake in our mission.  So we've got lots of work to do.  This new program that we are doing definitely applies to us, we have a ton of menos activo that need some help!
     This week was really good working with our investigators.  We have 5 that are pretty solid now that should be able to get baptized here this month and next month if everything goes good.  We have Winston, Sylvia, Freddy, Armando (a Columbian) and Benedicto.  Benedicto still needs to stop smoking but he has been doing good, and progressing a lot!!  We also had changes this week.  Me and my comp were the only zone leaders in the mission that did not get changed this change, everyone else did, and in a lot of zones they took both of the zone leaders out.  So I guess there is a reason that we are still together.  We are both ready to work super hard though.  President told us that he could not take us apart yet, and we have lots of things to do together, so I guess we will find out what!  We have been working on improving his English a lot - he wants to go to BYU so we have been working hard on that too.
     This weekend is the weekend we are going to do the call!  We are gonna try to do it at 3:30 our time on Saturday if that is alright with you guys??  We just changed the time back a couple of weeks ago, but I am sure you can figure out what time it is, haha.  That is when it is best for my comp, but I figured it would work for you guys too right?  We can do it with everyone again for sure.  I forgot my e-mail address I used last time for the Google Hangout, so I will have to make a new one, but can you send me the e-mail address you guys are going to use and I will find you when I get on??
     Well I am looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend!  We will talk more then! Have a great week!!

Elder Moser

We found a Star Wars wall.

We gave Patricio a white shirt, tie and sweater.