Saturday, October 22, 2011

10/10 & 17/2011

We got in some houses and taught a bunch more lessons this week, Nancy came to church, I don't think I will visit any of my old sectors I don't like good byes. So I am just going to come home. I might visit Hualqui. Other than that I am just planning on visiting you guys in a couple of weeks.
Well things are good Nancy went to church again and things are looking good for her baptism. Elder Combe went to a new missionary conference by President Hummphreys and I was working with Elder Navarette. Things are looking good. We are going to get things done for my last 2 weeks and then I'm off to Concepcion then to the states.
Elder Moss

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Hello Everyone,
This week we found a lady that wanted to be baptized before but she couldn't because she wasn't married but now she is so we are going to get her in the water and that will be on my last week in the mission.
Elder Moss


Well my new companion is Elder Combe and he is from Cache Valley, Utah. We are just working away we found a really cool guy named Alfredo and we taught him and when we went back for the return appointment he got called into work so.. we still have lots of hope for him and his family. we had a interesting experience we ran into 3 houses of Jehovah Witnesses on the same street. They were all like can you tell me what Gods name is and I was like, well you know we have a difference of opinion so I don't want to play your games. So that was pretty much not fun. They were really annoying. Elder Combe when he was contacting a house said that we were missionaries of Joseph Smith, and decided to knock on the door of a house because it had Spiderman drapes on the second floor (they actually let us in, it was Alfredo's house). We are working hard and I was thinking about it only 4 more times that I will be emailing and then I will be seeing you all.
Elder Moss

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mission News 9/19/2011

So this week we have cambios, Elder Relyea is going to Concepcion and I am going to train again. So we are going to see how that will be. This week we found a family we are still working on finding out how to help them so they can be excited to learn about the gospel and to go to church. This week was also the 18th of September and we had a BBQ at the church and we didn't get a lot of work done because of the festivities but hey we are going to be working hard with my new comp. We found a 24 year old that is the son of a returned sister missionary that married out of the church and he has some interest in learning about the church and getting baptized, so I started reading the book of mormon about 10 days ago and I'm almost half way through, I'm marking all of the references to gospel principles of faith repentance, baptism, the gift of the holy ghost and enduring to the end.
Have a good week.
Elder Moss

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cody's News 9/12/2011

Things are good Natacha got confirmed this Sunday, so that was awesome! We had a good week, but difficult we worked hard and found some people but they are not that good so we are still in the works of getting everything to work, we had to drop some investigators this week that has been hard because you get so excited for the person when they start to progress and then they stop so that was a bummer, but we are excited to see what the future holds for us. We are going to have a conference this week with the area seventy and then on Saturday we are going to have a ward activity for the 18th of September, and it is going to start at 10 in the morning and go until 8-9 at night. This week we are going to eat lunch with Oscars mom and I'm pretty excited about it because she got reactivated because we taught her son and his family, so that will be pretty cool.
Elder Moss

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cody's News 9/5/2011

Well this week went well and we had a baptism. Natacha finally got baptized finally!! It took a lot of effort but it happened. So that is pretty satisfying we worked hard this week and nothing else really happened we didn't get in that many houses and the few people that let us in were not that good. We are hopeing to get Jimena baptized soon the 18th of September is coming up and that is going to be super fun so that is in 2 more weeks, the ward is really progressing and they are calling more ward missionaries and we are going to start working with them and get everything all peachy and working. Cambios are in a few weeks and we will see if I stay with Elder Relyea for my last 6 weeks or not so we are in for a good time these next few weeks. But hey just gotta work away, just 7-8 more weeks and I can rest in peace. Today we played some touch foot ball and ate some donde alex it was super tasty they give tons of avocado and mayo so its super delicious.
Until next week.
Elder Moss

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cody's News 8/29/2011

Well, things went pretty decent this week, the only lame thing is that no one came to church, and in fact Elder Relyea had a dream where he dreamed that none of our investigators would go to church and that is exactly what happened so I told him that he needed to quit with all those lame dreams and start dreaming baptisms. Other than that things went well, we had interviews with President Humphrey and I enjoyed that. We found a wife of a less active brother and we are hoping to be able to get her to church the main problem is that she works at the supermarket and so she also works Sundays. We are working on the other people. We also taught Jimena about the 10 commandments and since she believes in one of the virgins down here I didn't know really how to handle that situation but I hope everything worked out and that she understood that she needs to only worship God the father through Jesus Christ. Natacha still continues without a testimony. That is what we are working on and getting everything in order so they can get baptized. Well it seems like every thing is good at home your all working away and studying and if this next 2 months go as fast as this one I'm home in a jiffy. Hope things are well gone well for everyone and that you are having a good day.
Elder Moss

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cody's News 8/22/2011

I have not had any baptisms this week, just working away and people coming to church.
I ask Cody for something I could use in my up coming lesson: so for repentance, well its just that people change like for example, when they learn about the word of wisdom, that same day they quit drinking coffee and tea, its stuff like that the most important thing to remember is that repentance is a change. You change and make your self different the way the lord wants you to be. He said the time changed in Chile and was wondering when it would change here. Right now with there change we are one hour different. Cody would like to get into BYU. For the winter semester and so some of our e-mail in pertaining to what needs to be done for that.
Have a great week,

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cody's News 8/15/2011

Things are going well we had 2 people in church and it seems like one should be getting baptized soon this next week. We are just pushing along we are hoping that we can get a lot more of these people that we are teaching into church next week so they can start progressing. We talked with one of the ward councilors and starting in September we are going to have 6 ward missionary couples and they are going to help people go from investigator to the sealing process. We found some new people and we are working on getting them with baptismal dates. Today for lunch I ate a Chorrillana super yummy! so we are going to come to chile next summer right? Because I want to take you guys to Oscars and Patricia's sealing. They would love it I told them that we wanted to come back at that time and they were like that would be sweet and they wanted to take us here to Talca and do a bunch of stuff.
Elder Moss

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cody's News 8/8/2011

Hey well things went well this week, we are teaching a family of 9 people and we have yet to determine if 5 or 6 of their kids are baptizable plus we have like 5 other good people that we are teaching so we are just happy campers here. My birthday went well a lot more people remembered this year than last year:). And I have been eating lots and lots of cake, not as good as my Moms of course! But hey it will have to do until I can get my hands on moms chocolate chocolate and her strawberry shortcake or what ever that is that is super yummy. So we are thinking that Natacha is finally going to get baptized but the lame thing is, that she is leaving and going to come back in September. Then she is going to get baptized. The family of 9 are nice and we are going to visit them on Tuesday, and we are also teaching some other people last night we found a girl named Natalia and she is going to come to church on Sunday, and we are going to visit her tomorrow. Today are cambios but there is no change with Elder Relyea and I we are going to keep working and we are hoping to have great success together and then when he gets back it will be great to be able to talk with him about our converts together. well only 12 weeks left and I'm sleeping in my own bed :) yay!!! I have been thinking about some goals of things that I want to accomplish in the next year of my life. Like read the book of mormon 3 times, get accepted and study honors at brigham young, have $10,000 in my Scottrade account (or better said double 5,000 in a year.), have a girlfriend, and get into shape (that one i can't really set some real goals on that until i can get Roy's calipers on my fat again, and get some weights to work out with.)


Elder Moss

Amber's News 8/8/2011

So I finally made it home from Chile. It has been a little different to be back. Especially the weather change from winter to summer. The change from spanish to english was a little rough in the beginning too. I had to realize that not everyone knew what I was saying but I wasn't really catching that I was speaking spanish till my family just stared at me.

I have been on a vacation for the last 3 weeks. Meaning that I don't have any responsibilities...yet haha well this week I plan on working out what I'm doing for school. I am going over to BYU this week to talk to them and then I'm going to be working on some job applications and getting back into everything.

The food here at home is....amazing. I liked chilean food but I love my moms food. Sometimes I wonder if I'm really eating it because I still feel like I'm dreaming.

For the first week and a half home I wasn't without a companion haha I switched off between my mom and my 2 sisters. When one of my sisters went to work I was with the other and when they were both gone I was hanging out with my mom. So now I am fine alone that was probably something hard for me to adjust to. I always enjoyed having someone to talk to.

I miss the people in Chile a lot. Facebook has been a blessing. Because I have been able to communicate with a bunch of the people there and have been able to talk with them. The people there are amazing and will always have a place in my heart.

Its been really weird to be home but it has been great to be with the family and start a new phase of my life.

- Amber Moss

Cody's News 8/1/2011

Things down here are decent but we are not having much progress with our investigators but we are working on getting them in church and on the road to repentance and baptism. We are happy as a couple of clams. Today we are going to eat some completos for lunch and then we are going to nap a bunch and those are the plans for the day. and for my Birthday we are going to buy a cake and then just work you know the normal routine. So that is what we are up to. Have a great week.

Love, Elder Moss

Amber's News 7/19/2011

She is home!!!!!!! We picked Amber up at the air port on July 19. It was so great to see her again after a mission well served. Her home coming talk was on the 24 of July. It was a testament to how good of a missionary she was. Now she is getting back into school and finding a job.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Amber's News 7/11/2011

We have been pretty busy. We have two girls that we are teaching right now. Their names are Teresa and Catalina. They are both really, really great. I'm excited for them. They have been to church twice now and are so excited to go to church. My favorite thing that Teresa said was "It's amazing how strong the spirit testifies to your mind and your heart when you pray and ask if these things are true." They are reading a lot from The Book of Mormon. We went to an activity with them the other day and it was a load of fun.

We just finished visiting my converts. We went to Lampa and to Quilicura it was really great and now we are back in our sector to start our week again. I started getting a little sick yesterday. I have a little bit of a sore throat and am really tired but I will be ok it's not too bad. I'm doing really good it has been kinda hard to say good bye to everyone but I'm ready to see you all again.
Hermana Moss

Cody's News 7/11/2011

Well today we cleaned the house, we went shopping and we ate some chorrianas they were yummy!! I enjoyed it, we baptized on Saturday, Patricia, Oscar and Sofia they want to go to the temple in a year and so I want to go to and see them get sealed as a family. You and Dad can come to. That was great we ate some carrot cake after the baptism with them. We are also teaching Natasha and she is really close to getting baptized this week, if not this week I think at least in this month. We are working on finding new people as always and we are also teaching Natasha's sister and the sisters boyfriend. So that is good they just need to get married because they are living together and then they could get baptized. There are also 2 girls that members have been bringing to church for a while now and they want to get baptized but they need permission for us to teach them. As soon as the mom lets us in to the house though they´ll get baptized. Elder Relyea and I have the goal of baptizing another 12 people in our time together so that is what we are after, we have around 5 people in our sights that have a decent possibility of getting baptized soon. That is great that you were able to spend some time with the Klassens, the senior couple in our mission are Clawson so thats funny you say it the same but it's different.
love you,
Elder Cody Moss

Friday, July 8, 2011

Amber's News 7/4/2011

The count down is on and the e-mails are getting shorter. :)

We found two really great girls this week that went to church with us and are really, really excited to be baptized. Their date is for the 31st.

Hmna Hadlock is doing really good. We are great friends. I think she is kinda bummed about sending me home. She sent her last comp home too. So I think that is kinda hard.

Love, Amber

Cody's News 7/4/2011

Hi, my comp is Elder Colby Relyea from Mapleton Utah of all places, so I can just imagine you and his mom becoming best friends now. His Aunt and Uncle are Amber and Wade Hanks and he dated Bre Nielson, ( all of whom are our neighbors) so we have a bunch in common to talk about. It is freezing here. We are having the baptisms this Saturday and the Confirmations this Sunday. At 1 today we are going to eat barbeque for the 4th of July. Down here when they celebrate Independence day of Chile, September 18, they go crazy and have like 3 days off of work and all that stuff. They really go crazy.

Have a great week!


Elder Moss

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cody's News 6/27/2011

¿ como estas?
Well things went really well this week we are going to have 3 baptisms on Sunday and also transfers came in Elder Huerta is leaving and I'm going to train so the first thing I want my new comp to do is dress up in white and baptize his first Sunday. That would be awesome wouldn't it? I don't know where my new companion is and they also told me that he might be coming down in bus from Santiago because of a volcano eruption so that is kind lame for him. ya so Patricia and kids are awesome the other day they made us pizza and this Sunday after their baptisms we are going to eat lunch at their house. Natacha is great we met her family and we hope to be abel to start teaching her sister and brother in law and also her mom. they all came to church and liked it again. So things are progressing a lot. My district is good they have changed it again now I'm district leader over a different sector and I'm now district leader over the sisters. My responsibilities as district leader are to take care physically of the missionaries and also to do baptismal interviews also I teach them skills for proselyting and teaching and all that fun stuff. So I do that and I also make sure that they are working effectively as missionaries. Wow that is insane that Amber is so close to being home she has to be trunky!
Elder Moss

Amber's News 6/27/2011

Ok I will be leaving Chile the 18th of July I think my plan leaves at like 7:40 pm or something and then we go to Georgia and then we go to Utah. So I will be traveling for a long time. If I'm as tired as when I got to chile I think I will be dead when I see you all. I am going to visit my converts the 11th of July. I don't think that I will be e-mailing you all the 18. My last day e-mailing will be the 11th. I will probably have lots of time because Hermana Hadlock wants to e-mail. So after today u only have to email me 2 more times. Being at church at 8:00 shouldn't be to bad especially if I'm still used to Chile time. Cuz right now I'm waking up at 5:30 your time and some times at 4:30.( I told her she reports to the High council at 8:00 am the day of her home coming.)

The week was good Vitalia received the Holy Ghost she has been doing really good. I'm really going to miss her a lot she is my favorite. She told me the other day that she was going to miss me and that when I left she wasn't going to go to church anymore. That broke my heart but I told her that she still had to go to church because it wasn't my church it was Gods church and that we need to do what he says. That little lady is so funny. I'm trying to keep going strong honestly I never thought it would be so hard in the end but I'm working and praying a lot. We are doing good. The hardest part is that we baptized everyone we found and so now we are looking again but it's freezing out side so lots of people go to bed at 7 or eight. And they get home just a little bit before. We just need to rely more on God and believe that he can lead us to the people that are prepared.

Talk to u next week love Hermana Moss

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cody's News 6/20/2011

Hey, well this week just happened to be super delicious, we had 5 investigators in church and 4 of those have a baptismal date set up, so we are getting close to the money!! The people that went to church are Oscar (he´s less-active) Patricia (his wife) and Oscar and Sofi their kids. They are super excited to be in church and learning. They said that everything that was taught seemed like it was just for them and exactly what they needed and that it was like everything that was said hit them (in a good way) so we are going to visit them today and also a lady named Natacha went to church it was awesome because we found her doing contacts Thursday morning and she accepted a baptisimal date in the first lesson we taught, then we visited her on Saturday and she read the pamphlet of the restoration and had lots of questions and then we gave her a Book of Mormon, she said that she was going to read all of the chapter headings and then read the book to be able to understand the story and everything. She came to church on Sunday and guess who she brought with her? Her father in law that traveled all the way up from the south of Chile. so she is super awesome! Things are on the up and up Elder Huerta and I are looking to having about 5 baptisms this next month. So things are looking scrumtrulecent!
Love You all,
Elder Moss

Amber's News 6/20/2011

This week: we started out this Monday not being able to visit her because her blood pressure dropped so she went to the hospital. We couldn't visit her till Wednesday. Then she said she wasn't going to get baptized. She said she needed to be in better health and that the weather needed to be better because it is freezing cold out side. I said that we just need to have enough faith and we would could have a miracle. So we read in ether where it talks about miracles. When I was teaching I felt so strongly that it could happen. I remembered something too that in one of my blessings when I was set apart it said that according to my faith miracles would happen. I knew as we were reading that God would bless us and help us. I asked Vitalia if she believed that God could help her and that the weather would be ok she said yes that she believed. So we prayed that the weather would be good for her baptism and that she would be better in her health. Then we came back Friday and it was just as cold so she said it looks like Father in Heaven doesn't want to help us so she could be baptized. I said no he does but we just need to have more faith. So we read in The Book of Mormon and we prayed that it would be ok. She told us that earlier in the day she had to go to the doctors to get her eyes checked. She doesn't see very much and she always tries to wave down a taxi but she can see and so see is trying to wave down every car. She said that before she left her house that she prayed that she could get a taxi. She went outside and the first car was a taxi. So she went to the doctors and on the way she prayed and thank Heavenly Father. When she said that she thanked him I was in shock because before when we taught her about prayer she said that she didn't have anything to thank God for. She is so old that it is hard and painful for her to live. I was so grateful to see this change in her. So I told her look you already have a testimony of prayer, that God answers. He answered your prayer today and he will answer your prayer for your baptism. Vitalia said at her doctors appointment he said that she was completely blind in one eye and the other eye she sees less than a finger. So she can't read in The Book of Mormon. We have been reading to her. She said that he told her to get an operation and she wants to do it so she can read The Book of Mormon. But she is nervous because sometimes people go completely blind from these operations. But she said she believed that God would help her. So we ended with a prayer and Vitalia prayed that she would be baptized and that her health would be better.

The next day was Saturday and it was just as cold and it was....raining. We went to Vitalias with our umbrellas and I was in my rain boots. We had to take her to the church for her baptismal interview. We got to her apartment building and we were outside the fence and we called her and she answered. I said hey Vitalia we are here how are u. She said bad it is raining and that she wasn't going to go with us. She wouldn't even open the gate because it was raining. Then she hung up on me. So I called her back she said she had opened the gate but it wasn't really opened. Other people that live in those apartments let us in. So we went up to her room and she let us in. She said she couldn't go out because she would get wet. So we showed her our umbrellas and told her that we would help her. She was worried about her slippers getting wet. As we waited for a taxi she said it looks like Heavenly Father doesn't want me to be baptized but I said no someone else doesn't want u to be baptized but God sent us to help u get baptized. We waved down a taxi and made it to the church and she past her interview. We took her back to her house in the taxi.

The next day it was warmer outside and it wasn't raining. A member picked Vitalia up in his car so she made it to church. In Sunday school Vitalia told me that she was really nervous and that she wanted to go home. So I talked to her for a little bit and then she felt better and was ok to stay and be baptized. Then I gave the relief society lesson because the teacher didn't show up. I read the chapter in like 7 mins and then gave a 40 minute lesson. I think it went pretty well. Then after we had Vitalia change and then we had her baptized. It was really great and nice. Elder Forbush told her to plug her nose and then she went down and came back up. Then Sister Andrea helped her change and then we all helped her to blow dry her hair and we finish the baptism. Later in the night Vitalia was so happy. haha She told us that Elder Forbush dunked her. Later Elder Forbush told us that she floats so he had to get her in there haha. But Vitialia said she took in a little bit of water in her mouth and she was worried but I told her it was church water so she would be ok and she was fine with that. We asked her how she was and she said she was good and said it is weird because I"m always angry. I'm not angry or rude. She said that when people would call and ask how she was she would said. How am I supposed to be. (I can testify sometimes I would call her and ask her how she was and she would say bad, terrible) It was amazing she was so happy and was laughing a ton. But she said that felt really really good and that she was really glad that she got baptized. She told us that before she met us she was really bad off that she was really lonely and angry and that now she was happy and peaceful. I told her that now she had a testimony of the changes that the gospel gives us. It was really neat. She prayed at the end. She thanked God that she met us, that she was baptized. She asked that one day she would be able to see so she could read The Book of Mormon. It was so beautifull to see these changes in Vitailia and to see her desires to be baptized and to know that these things are true. I love Vitalia so much and am so happy for her.

I love u all have a great week

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cody's News 6/13/2011

Things went well this week and we are working hard, Elder Huerta and I are are getting along just swell. It's kinda cold to tell the truth. We made another fire pit last night but we didn't cook or burn anything this time... last week was just bad memories for Elder Huerta but this week nothing, hey so things are good, I'm working away at being district leader, we are doing good we have a family that we are teaching, a less active brother, his wife and 3 kids. We are hopeing to be albe to get 4 baptisms from that house next month. Also we have a few other people around there. But Oscar and his family are our priority to get going to church and baptized. We are hopeing for a miracle! It is super crazy that Amber has only 6 weeks left!!! and when she goes home I have a little under 4 months left. Wow time passes really fast! So being district leader is ok I have done some interviews recently and they are interesting experiences, I always remember my interview with Bishop Stonehawker when I was 8, while I am doing the interviews.
love, hugs, and kisses,
Elder Moss

Amber's News 6/13/2011

This week went really well. Roxana was confirmed. We finished teaching my little grandma Vitalia all of the lessons. She is so cute. She is excited for her baptism. One night when we finished teaching Hna Hadlock asked if she could go to the bathroom. Vitalia said no no no. I thought that is weird so I figured she just didn't understand Hna Hadlock. So I said can Hna Hadlock use your bathroom and she said oh yes I thought you had asked if I had a swimsuit for my baptism. (the words are close in Spanish, (baño and traje de baño) It was really funny I had a good laugh.

We started working with a mom and a son. They are named Sandra y Juan. They accepted a date to be baptized but didn't go to church :(
Same with Ivana ahh this woman is awesome but didn't go to church. We are working with them to go this next
week. This week we are focusing on finding people to teach.
Have a great week!
Hna Moss

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cody's News 6/6/2011

Hey there !!!!!

Well hope everything is going good up there. Not this last Sunday but the Sunday before last, this guy named Jose he got baptized and then he showed up to church late so he hasn't gotten confirmed yet and next week is stake conference so that is going to make it even harder to get him confirmed but that is what we have to do wait 2 more weeks he is really great we did like a co-op thing with my district because his fiancee is a new convert in La Florida and he lives in my sector Jardin Del Valle, so they taught him some and we taught him some and he assists church with his fiancee and so he is really awesome. wow can you believe that it has been a month since Mothers day? Time is flying like Amber's jet home. But hey don't worry about a thing we are working hard and enjoying life here. Last night Elder Huerta and I burned some pictures of his ex girlfriend so we can get past her and that was entertaining we made hot dogs over the fire and put mayo and jalapeño peppers on the dogs. They were tasty and I enjoyed them, Ya Jardin Del Valle is right next door to La Florida and so I have seen a bunch of the members from that ward its been great to seem them again. And every one says that I talk a lot better now so that is great! love you,

Elder Cody Moss

Amber's News 6/6/2011

I am doing really good. I am with the Hermana Hadlock. Yesterday we had a baptism for Roxana it was really special. Roxana was so happy after she came out of the water that she gave me and Hna Hadlock a big hug while she was all wet!!! We talked to her after and she said that she felt so much joy being baptized. She told us she had thought a lot about how it was going to be and when it happened it was more than she thought. She said she was so happy and glad that she did it. We were of course really happy for her and we are so happy that she is already so strong and understands everything so well. She said that she loved getting up early Sundays to go to church. Her friend said why are u getting up? Go back to bed and Roxana was thinking why are you not getting up and getting ready. Her friend is from another church. Roxana said that before she would go to other churches later in the day but she never went and didn't really want to. But with our church in the morning she wakes up and is excited to go. She said for her baptism that she felt the need to be baptized. That she just felt that it was a necessary. And when she did it she felt relief and felt so happy.

Vitalia didn't go to church. She got sick last Tuesday and felt terrible. Finally Thursday she said that we could come by with the Elders to give her a blessing. We went and gave it lol she didn't want to pick who did the first part and who did the second so she asked me to pick for her. I think she was kinda scared of the Elders but she has a lot of confidence in me. The next day I called her and she said she felt great. She still had a cough but felt a lot better. She asked what it was called and I was like oh they are called Elders and she no and I said oh the are called Elder Forbush and Elder Vega and then she was like no what was it called the thing they did and I said oh a blessing of health. She said oh yeah that did me so good. So now she has a testimony of the priesthood.

We found another woman named Ivana she is really great she has a lot of questions but really wants a change in her life. We found her and started talking in the park and she started crying and so we set up another appointment to visit her in her house. She said she was going to go to church with us but she wasn't there when we went by. So we are going to keep working with her.
That was basically what happened this week.

Love u tonz
Hna Moss

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cody's News 5/29/2011

So things went really well this week, the boy friend to a new convert got baptized yesterday and they have plans to get married the end of this month and when that happens then she will move into his house in my ward, so that good. His name is Jose and he will be getting confirmed this next Sunday. So that is great. We have a few families that we are teaching and they just need to come to church and then we could really see some progress. There also is a less active brother and his wife and kids that are coming to our english classes and we found their house the other day and they said we could come back during the week so that is awesome because the wife and kids are not members... yet haha. We have been finding some other people also a mother and daughter and also another marriage that said we could come back to their house so we are just occupied working away here.
Elder Huerta and I have the goal of 4 more baptisms this month so we are hoping that all goes well and that we can reach that.

Elder Cody Moss

Amber's News 5/29/2011

This week was really good we had a ton of things going. We found 7 new people. All together we taught 18 lessons. We had 3 people in church. Roxana is soo excited for her baptism this week. We are also so excited it will be Hna Hadlocks first baptism. Roxana wow she is just amazing. We love her so much and are so excited. She is a single mom and does so much. She lives with her friend and takes care of her friends daughter and she takes care of the friends dog then she has her own son that is 7 months. She is also working. So when we went to church her son Franco strarted to be fussy and our Lider Misional turned around and took Franco and him and his wife played with the baby. I was so happy that other people were helping her and that she could have a little break and listen and be at peace in church. Ahh I felt so happy that I almost started crying.

We also had Vitalia with us in church. Our little grandma oh she is amazing during the week she told us how she was going to make lunch Saturday so it would be all ready for Sunday and she wouldn't have to worry about it at church. Before we had gone to church I called Vitalia at to see how she was because she is so worried that she wont get up and will miss church. She answered the phone and told me that she was waiting for us to come by. She then asked me what time it was and I told that it was only 8:30 so she could take a nap for an hour. She said oh thats why I'm so tired she said she had got up at 7:00 and had been waiting for us. I told her I would call her at 9:30 to wake her up becuase she is kinda blind and can't see the time. So she got to church on time and loved it. We showed Roxana and Vitalia the font and they felt a little better. Vitalia later told me that she thought it was in a big pool with lots of water. She also worried that she would get phenomena and I told her the water would be warm so she didn't need to worry about it. Then she told us that after church she was talking to her son that is like 30 and she called him Brother Patricio and he was like why did u call me that and she said thats what they do at church. lol I had a good laugh when I heard that. They both said that they were excited for their baptisms so we are pretty happy!!

Well We had a great week it just flew by.

I love u tonz,
Hna Moss

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Amber's News 5/23/2011

Hello, This week we have been looking for more people and helping Vitalia and Roxana to progress.
We taught Vitalia she is a little grandma and is 79. She can't really see and it really frustrates her that she can't read in the Book of Mormon. But we read to her from it. She has a cat that always bothers us when we are teaching her. His name is Pepe but she changed it last night to Barnabas. She did that because she was really mad at him but she is always yelling at this cat. Vitatlia went to church with us yesterday and she loved it. She said that she was excited to go back to church next week. We were talking to her earlier in the week and she said she had to go to the doctors and that she had to wait all day there so she was going to take the Book of Mormon even though she couldn't read it and she was going to open it up so everyone could see that it said Mormon. Because everyone else there reads dirty magazines she told us lol oh man it was funny.

So our experience yesterday was pretty funny. We were with our investigators Lady and Cristai. They are from Columbia they are black and gangster lol they talk like the gangsters in english but it is Spanish. We sang and then I'm praying and in the middle of the prayer Cristai's phone goes off and she answers is and is like hey pretty, my queen whats going on? Hey I gotta go cuz their preach en the word. Bye pretty. It was so hard to keep praying while all that was going on but then we taught them and invited them to read and pray when we gave Lady her Book of Mormon she kissed it. When we had gotten to their house we were waiting and two other people came up and were also waiting to go in and so they finally opened the door and let them in and the guy recognized us from our first visit and he was like oh sisters come in. And the girls that had been waiting in front of us looked at us and then back at him and said they arn't our sisters. lol it was so funny.

Roxana is doing good she didn't go to church with us :( she was in the south still she is back now. We missed here a lot this week. We taught the plan of salvation yesterday and she loved it. We are excited for her and are glad she is back. She loves everything that we are teaching. She is a really great woman. We are going to work this week on getting her to church.

Until next week
Love Amber

Cody's News 5/23/2011

Things are good we though we were going to see some good stuff happen this week but that didnt happen. My new comp is Elder Huerta he is from San Antonio Texas. He is are great kid, we are working it up but we have had a few unexpected problems come up of people not wanting to get married AHHH! darn Chileans cannot understand that the Lord will bless them tons if they were to just sign a paper! But even when we explain they don't understand. Well they all need to get married but they don't really want to right now..... but I'm feeling great no I haven't felt like I have had any colds, and it was raining this week but the rain stopped yesterday. Things are going good we are working on finding people like always and we had a few people come to church yesterday and they told us that they were going to get married but now it seems like they have changed their mind so we are going to find out about that tonight. I'm district leader over one other sector. My first sector so that is pretty crazy is it not?
love you
stay strong,
Elder Cody Moss

Friday, May 20, 2011

Amber's News 5/16/2011

This week we had a lot success we have been teaching Roxana she is awesome and she is accepting everything. She was going to go to church but her son Franco was sick and he is a little baby so she couldn't leave the house. ah Roxana is really great. She said this last week that she likes what we are teaching. It really stays with her and helps her. I asked her last night if she could feel a difference in her life and she told me that she could feel a difference and that she feel more peace and that she could handle things with more calmness and she feels really good. She is awesome she talked with elders about ten years ago in Concepcion and now she is going to be baptized the 5th of June. I'm so excited for her. Hna Hadlock and I are doing good. The Hadlock is awesome. She is a really hard worker and she talks with everyone. I love our contacts because we are both so excited when we do them and we really listen to people. All of our success has come from contacts. I think that the people are so surprised at how nice, happy and caring we are. We had one contact tell us that she just felt really good with us. One of our investigators talked about how she never lets people come in and we talked with her in the street and she felt that she should give us her address so she gave it to us. Then her sister was asking how she could let us in but she said that she felt really good and wanted to learn. The weeks are just flying by right now. Hna Hadlock and I have been so busy.
I'm thinking that I give my talk the week that I get home then we can go on vacaction!!!
Hey can u check on when I need to sign up for the spring BYU semester?
Love, Amber

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cody's News 5/16/2011

HEY YALL, well I am moving again this time I'm going to Talca again to the ward that was right next to my first. I am going to be a District leader. So I will have some responsibility now. This week was kinda lame though because we were going to have some people come to church that are awesome and they didn't come so that was a bummer. We found some great new people. But I'm not going to be here any more so my companion and the missionary that he is going to train are going to get to baptize them all. I am going to a ward called Jardin del Valle, it is a big ward for here, of about 140 people, when was there. One of my coverts in Talca lives there so I'm going to get her whipped into shape along with her husband that is not member. I have been working hard on not eating in the night and I have been losing a few pounds so I just got to keep working at that and I'll be a skinny guy in a fat coat. Like you said things are going to be pretty exciting to see what happens here in the near future.

Elder Cody Moss

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cody's News 5/9/2011

We talked to Cody on Sunday he was able to Skype that was fun to get to see him while we talked. Eric has gone to Colorado for the Summer and he and Tazia were able to join in for the call! Cody said that things were going great. They had a baptism last week and were looking at committing a couple more to baptism this week. He is doing great. Sorry for all of the talking you would think I would have more to write. It was just so good to talk to him :)

Amber's News 5/9/2011

We were able to talk to Amber on mothers day she sounded so good. Before she left she told me " I will get to call you for mothers day and then 2 months later I will be home. It is hard to believe that we have reached that point!
On Monday she wrote:
I went to a funeral Friday and all of the people were so sad. Before we got there I was all happy and then we walked in and I just felt sad because that is how the atmosphere was. Most of the people weren't members and we sang for them and then the councilor to President May gave a talk about the plan of salvation. One thing that I really liked that he said was, when we are born here in this life we are "dead" in the life before. Because we are not there anymore. But here on the earth we are also happy when a child is born it is the same when we pass on from this life in the next life they are just as happy for us to be there. I really liked what he said. To live is to die and to die is to live. Between the time that we sang and he gave his talk the feeling that was in the room of sadness and loneliness left and I felt a peace and a calm. It was very different from before. I don't know that the other people could recognize the difference. On the mission I have been able to develop, where I can feel it and know what it is. It is very interesting even in lessons I can tell what parts it is there, or not because sometimes it comes and goes depending on what you are teaching and how you teaching it.

I forgot to tell u all yesterday about Catherine oh she is awesome the first time that we taught her after she had told us that when we sang and prayed she got the shivers and felt something different. We invited her to pray and when we came back she said that she had felt and warmth in her chest. Oh that is my favorite thing I get to hear on the mission when people have felt what I have felt.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cody's News 5/2/2011

It's only six months left and then I'm home in time to eat all your turkey :). Things are great here we had baptisms on Sunday and after sacrament meeting a brother from another ward here in Curico gave us the reference to his girlfriend here in our sector so we gave them a visit last night and they are awesome. Thanks for sending the rain gear, I think that I'm going to be moving down south in a few weeks and it rains a bunch, farther down south. So things are great we have the ward working with us now and we have people to teach so life is good. I hope that everything is going well up there and I will pray for Anthony.
Elder Cody Moss

Amber's News 5/2/2011

So we really rocked Santiago this week. We found 5 new people to teach and we have 2 that accepted a date to be baptized. City life is so busy all of the cars, people and big buildings. There is never a dull moment there is always someone to talk to. The ward here is so great. Missionaries have been here in chile for 50 years and we met a woman that has 47 years in the church. That was pretty cool. It was pretty different that neither of us knew anything about the sector but we did really good getting around. Now we are pros. We are really excited to get out and get teaching this week and to help our investigators progress. Its starting to get a little colder. We live in an apartment now so that is a little different and we don't have to light the water heater so that is really weird. Its like magic u just have to turn on the water and you can change it to hot or cold. So we are really liking our sector. Hna buckner and hna dinsdale were around Santiago with their parents so that was fun we got to see them for a few minutes.
love hna moss

Hermana Moss
Chile Santiago North Mission
Forestal 2680
Pisc 3, Oficina 32, Casilla #18
Conchali, Region Metropolitana

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cody's News 4/25/2011

So things are doing good, today I'm going fishing with an investigator named Juan, he is a really good guy and he has a few extra poles to share, so that is going to be a fun experience. We are going to have some baptisms on Sunday, the wife of a less active member, Catherine, and the grandson, of some members. So things are on the up and up. We are working away. I'm hoping that everything went well for the easterness, and yes it is raining down here too. For mothers day we have the place confirmed to do the call, and yes I believe that skype is still approved. Wow it is crazy to think that it is half way between Christmas and when I go home, now, thats crazy!! Before you know it I'm going to be home causing a ruckus! Things are pretty crazy I forgot last week I wanted to ask for you to send me a rain suit you know like the jacket and pants that are water proof because that way I won't get so wet. So that would be scrumptious also if you could send me some more shoe laces, for some reason I keep killing them. The other day Elder Catuguago went to Licanten on a mini-transfer to help the missionaries over there and so when I went to go pick him up I had to take the bus out 2 hours one way and then 2 hours to get back home it was a trip alright. I was toast after that I was pretty horrible. When is Amber going to do her call so I can call before or after like I did the other time. it sure does sound like you guys are just a bunch of fat fat fatties eating so much for Easter but then again it is a tradition. Here the Catholic tradition is to eat fish so I think that, that is crazy. Even though Salmon is scrumptious. So yah Juan is the guy that we are going fishing with today he said that he is going to do a bbq next to the river and he also fishes Salmon so one of these days he is going to fish us a Salmon. He said that in the winter here the Salmons are in the rivers. yuMMM.
Elder Cody Moss

Amber's News 4/25/2011

So now I'm with my new compañera. I'm with Hermana Hadlock!!! So mom u know my companion. Thats pretty neat huh. We are both in a new sector it is called Compañia. I'm pretty excited it is going to be an adventure. It is going to be a little different though because we are in Santiago, Santiago like the city, city. There are so many people here. There are a lot of business and there is always something happening. We had been working with someone in Quqilicura she was really great but she was having a hard time with prayer. She was reciting and didn't want to give it up. So we read a scripture in the bible that says that we shouldn't recite so then she realized she shouldn't and she committed to praying. She has a lot of interest but it is hard to get her to go to church too. I know the new sisters are going to help here a lot. Well I hope to have a lot more to write next week. I am really tired today my comp was up packing till like 3 so I didn't really sleep and then we had to get back up at five and I finished packing my bags.
I love u soooo much and this week we are going to find a place where we can have the phone call so next Monday I will give u the phone number and the times and everything. Because we are in a new sector we don't really know right now so... I think it will be a little later than when we called before because we will have church and everything.
Well I love love u and am excited to talk to you.
Love your princess, Sister Moss

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cody's News 4/18/2011

Hey there,
So things were a little crazy here this last week, the sister that washes our clothes had a heart attack on Friday after giving us lunch and died yesterday around 1 or 2. so we went to her showing thats in the church last night. So that is kinda sad. But we have been working hard and the Lord has blessed us with a family to teach, we are going to visit them today their names are Juan, Alejandra, and Melony, hopefully every thing goes well. They said that they are going to come to church this up coming Sunday. So we are going to work with them it is only the husband is kinda hard to find but we'll get him. My comp Elder Catucuago is amazing, the plan ( he mentioned this comp. designed a plan that the mission is using) pretty much is to get the entire ward working in missionary work so then things really begin to skyrocket when that works, so we are getting everything going here so things can change.
Elder Cody Moss

Amber's News 4/18/2011

Hey we are visiting Hna Dinsdales converts today so we went to Los
Andes but we got stuck there. Now we are back but I don't have time
to write. Tell everyone I love them and that I will right next week. We
have cambios and hopefully I change sectors we will see.
Love, Amber

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Amber's News 4/11/2011

Hello, Hello,
So I had been doing better with all the fire and burning experiences until.... yesterday. It is a good thing u told me to keep the burn free close. We were with a family and he brought us some hot chocolate cuz it was really really cold out side. He gave Hna Dinsdale her cup and she couldn't even touch the sides cuz it was so hot but finally he got it to her. Then he brought me my cup and I had it on my lap on a plate and I don't know what happened but I spilt a bit of the burning hot chocolate on my lap. The best part was that it didn't burn. It was because it was where my garments were and I didn't feel anything it was just like water. The family was like freaking out they were all asking me if I was in pain and if I got burnt and I was just like no I didn't feel anything. Then later in the night I looked at my garment and it was a brown from the hot coco and I looked at my leg and everything was fine it wasn't red or anything. It was a pretty neat experience. So I would have needed to use my burn free but the burning hot, hot chocolate didn't burn me.
Later in the night we found a woman named Leticia we taught her the restoration. It was really great and she accepted a date to be baptized!! We were really excited to find her and to teach her. We taught another woman earlier in the week and this lesson was so powerful the woman started crying. Her name was Merlin. It was really weird cuz I knocked on her door and we were talking to her and she told us that she hated the Mormons that she liked the Jehova Witnesses better. I was like ok but can we give u a pamphlet anyway and she said yes and then I said is their anything we can do for u and she said pray so I said ok can we come in and pray. lol Hna Disndale told me after that she didn't mean for us to come in and pray but I mis understood. lol So we entered and I gave a prayer and I felt that right then I should tell Joseph Smith's story so I did and she started crying and then we gave her a Book of Mormon so she could read and pray so she could know that it was true. She didn't want us to come back but she said she was going to read. It was a really strong lesson even though she didn't accept for us to come back. Hna Dinsdale even commented about how strong the spirit was.
Love Sis Moss.
I dont know how much I will be able to write next week because we are going to visit Hna Dinsdales converts. We are going to go to Los Andes whoo. I'm excited cuz I havn't been there in almost a year.
Love, Hna Moss

Cody's News 4/11/2011

Hello Everyone,
Things here are exciting, Elder Catucuago came from concepcion and we got to working hard, we have found a bunch of people and we are planning on having lots of success. We are planning on baptizing a bunch of people with the focus on the family of course. Also Elder Catucaugo is the elder that created the plan PRO-juntos it is the plan the mission is using to get the missionary work going in all of the mission. With the focus on retention, activation and our favorite ....... baptism. Elder Catucuagos has three months of the mission left. We are going to make the most of it. He is from Ecuador and is very spiritual and a hard worker. Things are turning into a winter wonderland here. It is starting to rain and it is getting to be a bit chillier. Hey cool experience, we were returning to a house of some people that we had found but they were not there so then this guy that was standing the the street said "Hey! did they just leave you hangin? you know one time I let missionaries come to my house and then they never came back! Why don't you guys come to my house Sunday at 7?" So we went and we taught him and his wife last night so its interesting to see that the Lord prepares the way even though the other people were not there the Lord place another guy in our way so that we could help him and his family. We are really excited to get working and find all the people that the Lord has for us here. We also started sharing with a less active brother and his wife and they blessed their baby this week so we are working with them, also the daughter and grandson of a sister that are living with her, we have found some other people to, we have found a bunch.
Elder Cody Moss

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Amber's News 4/4/2011

Hey Everyone, conference was awesome right. Things here have been good just working hard. I loved the talk that Elder Bednar gave about receiving revelation and that sometimes it is an ongoing process. I also really liked Elder Oaks talk about our desires and what we really want. And I loved that they all bashed the guys about getting married it was awesome. Elder Scott's talk about his wife was sooo cute. I want my marriage to be just like his.

We have a few people that we are working with. I have been learning a lot about teaching with the spirit and teaching people that the way they get revelation is through praying. When U have a habit of prayer U come closer to God and it is easier for you to recognize answers. Though reading we also receive revelation and when we go to church. Because we hear the words of the prophets in both of these. It has really helped my investigators a lot and it has really strengthened my testimony. Plus they will have their own testimonies an they will know how to endure to the end.

Well I'm doing really well and I'm excited to talk to u all in a few weeks and then I will be seeing U all in a few weeks it is pretty crazy.
To prepare for earthquake i would suggest water. They had cut the water here for like a week. A bunch of people had their pools so they were ok they were able to give some to neighbors and everything. But since we don't have a pool. That would be a great thing, to make sure you have water. Plus I was thinking this week about our storage room and wanted to tell U to make sure we have everything and to see what we need, what you need to throw away, and what new you need to buy. Plus just after being in a little trembler I would say that all of your canned food is toast. It is all going to fall and break. You need to work on having something that will hold those jars in. A lot of people here robbed because they usually don't even buy enough food for one day so they had nothing. That is why Cody said to have a gun. But they had people on guard during the night with big fires watching so people didn't break into their house. Might I suggest you all do what the Chileans do put bars over all your windows and have a big metal fence out front with spikes. I decided already that it is going to be weird to come home and none of the houses have fences out front and that you can just go right up to the door and knock. It kinda makes me uncomfortable thinking about it. Maybe some more rice and wheat those types of things go a long way. Plus rice grows. If you are prepare the Lord will bless you, that there will be enough.
Hope U have a great week.
Love Hna Moss

Cody's News 4/4/2011

Hey guys so not much has happened recently .... We had cambios today so I will be getting my new companion Elder Catucuago (I think thats how you spell his name.) He is from Ecuador I belive so that will be good. Our one lady that we were teaching went out on vacation this last week and we haven't been able to get to her to teach her at all. We will find her this week. All those talks about getting married were pretty interesting.. The good thing is that I'm exempt for another 7 months. I liked the talk that talked about our desires and also the one by President Ucdorf when he talked about living up to the blessings that we have and can receive. I liked when he talked about the guy that went on a cruze and ate beans and on the last day learned that it was all inclusive.
Elder Cody Moss

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cody's News 3/28/2011

Hey there everyone!
So this week went pretty good!! We finally have a ward mission leader and he is really excited to get to work. We received a reference from the sisters here in Curico and when we contacted it we found Malva, she is really awesome and loves The Book of Mormon already because we gave one to her on our first visit. She is a widow and since she felt lonely she smoked 4 packs of cigarettes a day. And by Saturday night she was down to 4 a day so she has made a really big improvement, she didn't come to church this week because some friends invited her out to some place that is pretty cool to visit. She is coming back Sunday morning so we are going to try and wrap her into the last session of General Conference. We still don't have anyone to teach from the members, but the zone of missionaries came on Saturday and did a bunch of contacts with us. So hopefully we have some good results from that. Oh and so Malva we gave her a Book of Mormon the first night and since she is old and blind in one eye I asked her if she could read it, and she lied and told me that she could read small print, well when we went back the next day she told us that she had lied but the fact was she was able to read the size of the print in the book of mormon for some reason. And what she had read she absolutely loved so she is pretty excited to get baptized now. So that is fantastic!! yay!!
Elder Cody Moss

Amber's News 3/28/2011

My hair is doing well. You can't even tell that anything happened. It's growing. Actually it is getting pretty long! Yesterday we had Manuel and Faviola in church. We started teaching Manuel english like two months ago. Then they started asking us questions about the church and now we are teaching them. This last week they surprised us because I asked Manuel in english what he was going to do Saturday and he told me and then I asked him what he was going to do Sunday and he said go to church and I said where are u going to go to church and he said in lo ovalle (that is where our church is) I said in our church and he said yes!!! It was awesome. So we haven't taught them very much yet but they came to church. So we haven't taught them the word of wisdom and they are chimneys. They are always smoking. After sacrament they had to smoke so they went out to smoke but I didn't want them to be away from us because sometimes the members say offensive things to people. So I talked with them about sacrament meeting while they smoked they liked it a lot. Then we went back in and we had our other class. But then I smelled like smoke it probably wasn't a good idea to talk with them when they were doing that. But then they didn't notice all of the people looking at them weirdly cuz I was talking to them. But 1st we hadn't taught the word of wisdom yet and it was their first time going to church. So the next time they come to church they will know and they will have been once so we can wait inside. But they loved church they thought it was really great. We have a lesson with them today. We are going to finish teaching the plan of salvation. They have a ton of good question it is awesome. We are also going to invite them to be baptized on the 24 of April. I'm really, really excited for them. Then we found another couple that are named Juan and Jazmin. They are awesome we have only taught them once but it was a really great lesson. We also have a appointment with them tonight. I'm pretty excited.

We found an old folks home in our sector there are like a million old ladies and 3 people that help them. It is really sad. So we visited them and sang a few songs. We have four little grandma friends there. I feel so bad for them because they live in horrible conditions.

This morning I was studying about how to teach people and not lessons. So we are trying to focus on the needs of our investigators and not just what we want to teach them. It was really interesting. It talked about following the spirit it talked about asking questions listening, discerning their needs and then teaching them according to that. Lately I have been learning how to do that correctly. It is really interesting. Lately by asking these
questions I can see their doubts and what they don't believe then I can focus on that and help them understand it.

A mission sure isn't easy but I'm working to help these people choose to follow Christ.
One thing I have learned lately is how important when u are married it is to have someone that also believes
the same things as you that also has the same desires that you have and that loves the church just as much
as you do. If your not married to someone that has the same desires as you it makes it pretty hard. You have to do
everything alone. I have been grateful for all of the experiences I have been having and all of the things that
I have been able to learn.
Have a great week. Love,
Hrnm Moss

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cody's News 3/21/2011

Well nothing much happened this week, we talked with a lot of people and then ...... in the end we found no one. The mission has a goal of 140 contacts for every companionship but Elder Thomas and I have made that for the past 2 weeks and we pretty much have nothing to show for it but a bunch of people that told us to go to their house. When we go they don't want to hear anything. We are probably going to have to go up and beyond that.
We are just going to have to put our "shoulders to the wheel and push along" so things get moving. We have the ward behind us which was something that we didn't have before. Now we just need people to teach.
Pray for us. So we can find people who are ready for the gospel.
Oh hey a sister in our ward is a baker so I gave her the brownie recipe, (A while ago I had sent Cody our families favorite brownie recipe.) because I told her that I had a really good one, and then I told her that I will be expecting brownies every time I eat lunch at her house. (The ingredients are expensive in Chile but Cody said that she was going to make and sale them. We will see how brownies turn out in Chile=)

Elder Moss

Amber's News 3/21/2011


Brian received the Holy Ghost this week!!!! We were pretty excited for him. He said that he felt really good to recieve it.
This week we have a lot of great plans to find people to teach. We have one lady that we are teaching named Paola.
It has been kind of hard with her. I'm not exactly sure what she is looking for or wants. She says she is looking.
But she doesn't really act like it. She is kinda of cold to us but will sit and listen to everything and when we ask her
questions she answers. So we are working on finding out what her doubts are.

Wow that tremor was pretty strong this last week. It was so weird cuz the house that we were in started moving. It is a really crazy feeling. So everything started moving back and forth in a circle it lasted almost a minute. But after I felt sick. It made me all dizzy and my head hurt. After a few minutes I felt ok again. We had talked with a few people about the other earthquake and they talked about how it just throws you around and you can't even walk around. A lot of them said the best thing to do was to sit on the ground. We are doing good now there was one other tremor the next morning it wasn't as strong actually I didn't feel it cuz I was getting dress. I only knew that it was happening cuz Hna Dinsdale started yelling at me.

We had an awesome contact this week. We were walking along and I felt like I should talk to this girl. So I started talking to her and she said oh I'm busy and was going to keep on walking but I gave her one of our church cards that has a picture of Christ coming down from Heaven with all of the angels on the front. She looked at it and said can I ask U a question I said yes. She said what does this picture mean for you. So I explained that it was Christ's second coming. She asked us when it would be and we said that we didn't know but we just have to prepare ourselves for when he comes. She told us that she wanted to prepare for it and the Jehovah Witnesses were teaching her but she wanted to learn more about our church too. She said that she went to visit a friend but she wasn't there so she was walking back to her house and had the thought that God wasn't very happy with her. Then we started talking to her. She expressed that she was looking for the truth and that she had already changed a lot. We talked about how she could know what the truth was and that was through prayer. I gave her a pamphlet of the restoration and talked about the importance of having a prophet today. How important it is to get guidance from God today. How much this could bless her life. Then Hna Dinsdale pulled out a Book of Mormon and wrote her testimony in it and gave it to
her and told her that she could read this book, pray and ask God if it was true and that she would know that what we were saying was true. The spirit was really strong in this contact and she said that talking about this gave her goosebumps and that it made her really excited. So we testified of the Holy Ghost and how it was telling her that what we said was true. That was one of the best contacts. She lives in another sector and didn't want to give us her address. But I know that she will read and that one day she will be baptized!
So today I was studying about prayer. I learned that we are commanded to ask for the things that we need.
3 Ne 18:19-20, Matthew 7:7-11. When Elder Corbrige came here and taught us he talked about how a lot of people
don't know that we can ask questions in our prayers. Ever since then I have thought a lot about asking and asking questions. That is exactly what Joseph Smith did he asked questions. He asked a very specific question. Which
church is true. So on the mission we watch the restoration many times. The last few times that I was watching it I noticed that Joseph asked both of his parents how we can know what is true. They both talk about Revelation. How we can confide in God and ask him and he will give us what we need to know. I thought it was really interesting that they were teaching him about revelation and that it needs to come from God. In another part of the movie their is a preacher that says that God has given us the ability to think so we need to think for ourselves and decide what is true. Joseph finds out that you have to put forth the effort to learn you need to meditate but you have to ask God what is true. He knows what is true or not and he will guide us. Just with our own thinking we can be deceived but God will never tell us wrong. We all need revelation in our lives. We can receive this guidance daily as we pray sincerely and with real intent (meaning that we will really follow the answer) God will answer and guide us. We will be able to see his influence in our daily life. I know that we can receive this guidance through the Holy Ghost and that he is always willing to help us. It depends on us if we have his help or not. If we are praying, reading and going to church.
God does love and guide us. This last week I received an answer to my prayers through asking a question,
praying and reading in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon can answer any question, doubt or problem that
we have. There is power in the Book of Mormon and just like it says on the title page it is a history of the communications of God with his children. I know that he is has communication with his children today.

I love you all and hope you have a great week! Love Hna Moss


Hermana Moss

Chile Santiago North Mission
Forestal 2680
Pisc 3, Oficina 32, Casilla #18
Conchali, Region Metropolitana