Monday, August 4, 2014

July 7, 2014 - July 14, 2014

Mom - "How are you? I have a little of time so did you get my voicemails? "
Davey - "i got them and i love them so much thanks for all you do i love you so much! i hope your job is going well and that you can have fun still tell me how everything is! love ya"
Mom - "Hey davey, I'm taking my lunch right now. Perfect timing!
How are things? Are you healthy? What about Sarah - I've been praying for her parents to soften their hearts."
Davey - "i am so great and healthy, and she is doing well still same situation but still moving forward what about you?"
Mom - "I'm doing great, honestly! I love my job and I'm grateful things have turned out the way they have. By working at BYU my kids can all get 1/2 tuition. I am SO EXCITED to meet your president Garlic. I CANT wait! I have loved working on your blog and cant get enough of your voice. I can picture you so clearly when I hear you.
How is your companion doing with the language? How are you?"
Davey - "what BYU are you working at provo? and he is doing great improves everyday."
Mom - "Yes I'm working full time at BYU. You must not have got one of my voicemails. I talked about how I quit my job in Lindon and the same day I was hired at BYU. I am a supervisor of about 30 students in the registration office for CE, IS, EFY, and different conferences."
Davey - "so i get free tuition if i go to byu provo?!"

Dad -
Hello Son,
Just wanted to let you know what is going on and what has gone on.  I am taking off with Chase this morning and going to our Moss family vacation.  We are going to Parowan.  Katelynn is going with us and Brayden is going to scout camp.  Jeff started a new job with Direct TV or some cable company like that.  Mom has to work.  So we will hold down the fort without you and several others.  I am cooking dutch oven on Tuesday night for everyone but other than that I don't know what is planned.
I am meeting with the construction people this morning to get the house started...finally.
We had the Coombs reunion on Saturday and your mom got elected to be the chairperson for the next reunion in 2016 so she will be busy putting it together. Grandpa nominated her and everyone voted her in.
Congratulations on becoming a zone leader again.  You will do great.  Yes, president Gelwix told us that.  It was so good to meet him.  We were standing in the middle of a big crowd and he met the people next to us and said, "Elder Lord is such a good looking Elder, in fact, when he was with Elder Moss (at this point mom jumped in and said, "That's my son")  So, the Lord's turned and we met them quickly and president Gelwix went on, "When Elder Moss was with Elder Lord I expected the female baptisms to soar, those two are like models."  He then stopped talking to the Lord's (Mom felt bad that she may have intruded on their time by throwing your name out there) and turned to us and met Chase and Brayden.  He then said, "If you boys will follow your brother's example you will become great men and great missionaries."
Thank you Davey!  We love you and love that you are an example to all of us back home.


Elder Salomon and Elder Moss, in Modesto California

July 14, 2014

Good afternoon family and friends, this is Elder Moss. Hey I’m just doing my voice recording um, so far this week like starting with preparation day we were able to play basketball on it, get the normal things done – wash, shop, all of that stuff. We had a recent convert come and they played with us and it was kind of funny, it was myself and another elder, his name was Elder Meacham it was against my companion Elder Salomon and two of our members. We had a great preparation day! I got a haircut, so that is always good. I LOVE my haircut! Then we went and taught Sarah that night right before FHE and it was a good lesson we are continually going over the lessons and letting her keep having spiritual experiences and just be able to feel our love. For FHE we did these like skits – we identified things that are or represent a flaxen cord (it is in the Book of Mormon it talks about how Satin drags us down until he can bind us with these cords). We did these skits and like I said it was a lot of fun and it was very spiritual and it got the point across. On Tuesday we taught one of our converts Marissa and family history and different things and we also taught this less active kid who doesn’t believe in the church anymore and he is handicapped now, I guess he had a stroke and a brain tumor – it is pretty crazy, but he doesn’t believe in the church anymore his name is Michael and we taught a good lesson with him. I’ll finish up in one minute.

Okay so that night Tuesday night we taught Hannah and Kevin. It was a really good lesson with Hannah she opened up to us a lot, we invited her to get baptized, she said no and expressed how her family is going through a divorce right now or I guess getting the plans ready for going through a divorce, and all of this crazy hectic stuff that is going on in her life right now. She just felt overwhelmed. When went and talked to Kevin and we are teaching him tonight, um Kevin is doing really good, slowly moving along. Today we went and taught a recent convert, Dillon, he wants us to come back and teach him about the doctrine of Eternal marriage or the doctrine of marriage (ha ha), it is kind of funny, it will be a fun lesson. Today Elder Salomon and I are out tracking, today is Wednesday July 9th, we are out tracking and going by visiting less actives and we say what we thought was a YSA down the road and we got up and found out it wasn’t a YSA but an old lady dressed very very inappropriately, she wasn’t like really old but she wasn’t YSA age, but still very inappropriate and she had a Selby mustang or a cobra and her battery died so she had to push start it, so we helped her push start it and it worked and it was very tiring. It is like in the high 90’s today, but yum it was good and we liked to help out and it was really cool she um wanted…we got her information and she said we could stop by and so that was really cool and then on our way back to our car we say another lady and we went and talked with her and it turned out that she was a member and we got to know her a little bit and some things that have happened in her family and we left her with a blessing and so… it was a good simple day. We were able to see a lot of simple things that were pretty cool. We will be having a lesson with Kevin tonight, but that is all so far. I love you all – have a great day – love ya bye.

Hello family and friends this is Elder Moss, today is Friday July 11th and I am sending you out this voice recording. Some things that have happened this week; we were getting done with an exchange and I am the driver of the car and so I don’t carry the cell phone and we were driving along and we realized that we didn’t have the cell phone. So we thought, “Oh shoot we need the phone!” The other elders they had our phone and they forgot to give it back to us. We tried to chase them back down, but they had already left and we thought, “Oh shoot where did they go?” and so we knew we had to go to Selida – this is their main working area, because it is all Mexican (they were a Spanish companionship). So we go to Selida and we drive around town and Elder Salomon felt like we should go down this street, so we went down the street and we found them. They were parked and it was super funny, they said they didn’t know if they would have to go clear over to Oakdale or come find you but we decided to stop. So long story short we got our phone back. It was a crazy chase around the town and we eventually got it back so we could go work. So the next day we had a lesson with a member in mean in the members home with one of our investigators, Hannah. Hannah brought a friend with her and then she became a new investigator, so it was like our investigator found us an investigator. It was pretty awesome! We also contacted a less active out in Scallion and her name is Dezie she is very nice she does photo shoots, but in grave yards. She not like Gothic but she has the darker side, you know like the black fingernails and everything. She is a very nice girl and very polite but she has a dark side to her. Yep she is less active so we are going to try to get her back to church. I will finish up in the next voicemail.

Okay… so, I’ve decided these voicemails are really simple and really nice, but they are kind of weird. I just keep recording myself over and over again. My companion is just staring at me, he is just watching me talk to myself. (ha ha) But ah it is good! We um, there is something else that happened that day – we found a new investigator also on the street, we went up and talked to her. Her name is Crystal and super funny she thought I was a model and it was so funny. She plays soccer for MJC (Modesto Junior College) and she is so busy all of the time. She seemed really interested and we are going to try to teach her, she plays soccer on Sunday so that will be hard for her to come to church, but are going to find a time to get her in the gospel. – Dang you are always tired as a missionary! It is good though, good. Today we are finishing up district planning and we have a lesson in Escalante – Our whole evening is packed! One of the things we are doing for finding is we are doing a missionary movie night. Last week we watched…ah…at Amanda’s…we watched Forever Strong. This week we will be watching Seventeen Miracles and hopefully this will be away for members to invite there friends and we can be able to get introduced to them. So we don’t have anyone with any baptismal dates right now. We still have progressing investigators; Hannah, Kevin, and Sarah. We have invited them to be baptized and they are ready to be baptized, but we are just still trying to work with them. They are just being bums right now, but patients are a virtue. It is one of the things we need to constantly obtain – the heavenly virtue of patients. That is really all that is going on this week for right now, um we’ll close up right now and I’ll send you one at the end of the week to let you know what else has happened. OH, we caught a hornet and we caught a black widow and we fed the hornet to the black widow, they were like fighting and everything – it was really awesome, but that was besides the fact, it was just a funny story that happened. Love ya.

Okay, okay, okay, so once I got off of the voice recording I thought you might want to hear more about the story of the black widow and the hornet. So I’m going to tell you the story… it is quite a fascinating story. Elder Salomon and I were doing our weekly planning and Elder Salomon noticed a flying thing outside our screen door – oh it was a big ole thing – and I said, “it is crazy big”. I decide to open the door and a long story short the hornet came into our apartment (ha ha) and we were fighting it off and it is going crazy, it was so much fun. Then we caught it, we caught it alive, and a couple of nights before…we have a prisoner, his name is Ronnie. Ronnie is a black widow, we change his name all of the time. So Ronnie he is kept in a cup he is going to die soon, but um we put the hornet in with the black widow and they were like fighting and just like going at it and of course the black widow won and now the black widow is feasting upon his dinner. It was quite the adventure and funny, but that is what we do for fun here…you know it is totally weird! But you’ve got to love it…and don’t worry mom I’m going to be safe! K, I love you all so much! The mission is the best! Mission life is the best and I am grateful to be a representative of Jesus Christ and for everything I have learned and my character how it has changed and my eternal destiny and how I am figuring it out more. I love you so much! Have a great week!

Alright good morning family and friends, this is Elder Moss it is Sunday July 13th. Here is my update, so um…Friday to Sunday we taught our investigators it was kind of fun. One of our investigators her name is Hannah – I probably already told you this I can’t remember, there are too many things going on. She brought one of her friends to our lessons and now they both have baptismal dates and they will be getting baptized together. That is really cool, they are going to be baptized on August 3rd, so keep them in your prayers so they can reach that date that would be cool! Also Friday we had our missionary movie night, which we had more investigators there than members. They watched Seventeen Miracles, we just go to the first part to introduce ourselves and then we leave. But that was kind of interesting, but hopefully we will start to get more people to show up for that…um (what else happened? – he asked is companion)… um, oh I guess this would be important for you to know. We are planning on having two people to church today, Hannah and Alysia can’t make it today. An update with Sarah her family has offered a full time job working for her church the Lutheran church. She hasn’t got baptized because of the Lutheran church and now her parents are offering her a full time job and so we are going to have a lesson with her today after church, she has been freaking out, she really wants it because she needs it, um but she doesn’t know what to do. We have to help her hopefully the spirit will help guide us. Also, I guess you should know that we got transfer calls… wooo! Elder Salomon he is going to be leaving, he is moving down to Porterville, so he is going from one part of the mission clear down to the other end of the mission. They are making me a Zone leader again and we are opening up a new zone area it will actually be this area, so the YSA will be a zone area again. I haven’t been a Zone leader in a while and I am getting a new Zone leader that I will be training, so keep me in your prayers – it will be crazy, but it will be good. Okay love you all and have a great week!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Love note to the Elders

What people drive in Modesto California

4th of July Picnic

4th of July Picnic

July 7, 2014

Dad - "I am almost home. I've been watching the email so it looks like you just got on." "I'm home now.  Seems like it has been a long time since we chatted."
Davey - "I know right! it has and that is an awesome story about Dillon! how is he doing?"
Dad - "We only got the one email from him and that's it.  We don't know, nor have we heard, anything more.  What is this about movie night?  We never had movie night when I was on a mission.  I can understand getting together to watch the Saratov Approach but Forever Strong, really?"
Davey - "That was one of the hardest things that I struggled with when I first came out on my mission was worthy but the atonement is truly the greatest thing ever! and I had a super spiritual experience that I hold dear to me it was when I was meeting with president Gelwix and at the end he said as your inspired priesthood leader I want you to know that you are clean and worthy. The hardest thing for me was I never forgave myself so the burdens stuck with me but the atonement is true and great!"
Dad - "It does my heart good to hear you say that and share that with me.  I am so glad that you have experienced the atonement and have had spiritual experiences.  You now know why missions are so important  - they are the best way to prepare young men to be worthy father's and priesthood holders for the rest of their lives.  The baptisms, the members, the friendships are all collateral - they are great - but collateral to what the missionary gets out of it."
Davey - "yah that is so true but it is so much better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent, but when we need to repair we can and then in Ether 12:27 happens and in Alma 5 where a change of heart takes place. That's the process between justification and sanctification! It is awesome I love being a missionary! It has been hard lately with communication between me and my companion but we are still doing great and with president Gelwix goes home today it will be a good change but I love him so much!"
Dad - "We are planning on going to his homecoming, we have it on the calendar.  We have been praying for you and your companion to make it easier with the communication problem, every pray we offer that is mentioned no matter who prays."
Davey - "thank you so much for that I really appreciate it!" "ha ha so that is a new finding idea that we are doing here in the YSA we are watching different movies with members so they can also invite their friends and so then we get introduced to them we don't get permission to watch a lot of the movies like 17 miracles and so forth that aren't in our mission movie library so we just go to meet and greet so it has been good so far!"

Mom - "How are you doing?"
Davey - "I am doing fine mom I love you so much! I am grateful for you and all you do I don't have much longer on line."
Mom - "I love you too! Be safe and remember the Lord will always be with you when you are on the Lords arrand. I pray for you always. Stay healthy - smile and keep positive - love mom"

July 7, 2014

Good morning, this is Elder Moss reporting. It is Sunday morning the 6th of July and it is almost 7 in the morning, it is like 6:40 now, yum I’m tired – I’ll just tell you that right now. Yum but it is a good tired but yum yah. So this past week has been up and down week. Still helping them move along… we haven’t found any new investigators and they are just not solid so yum we will have to keep working through our members, but yum we did/had FHE on Monday night. That was out at Volk Ranch, a really nice ranch they are really awesome people. We had I think we had one non-member there that time, but it was a really great activity. It could have been advertised better but it was still a great activity and hopefully we will do it again in the future so more people will invite there friends…it was really cool. Then we met up and had a lesson at the park the next day Tuesday, July 1st and we had a lesson at the park with a girl named Britney, so she just met us there – right on the grass it was pretty fun. We talked about the restoration a little bit and why there is so many churches and different things and then of course we went and had a lesson with Kevin. Kevin he is really awesome, he just needs to put off his natural man and listen to the Holy Spirit he was supposed to be here to church today but he said he couldn’t make it this Sunday. It will be like the first Sunday in five Sundays that he won’t be able to come so hopefully he will be able to come next week, but he is still moving along. And then we went and visited a less active on Wednesday her name is Tiffany… and I will tell you more about Tiffany in my next voice recordings.
So, Tiffany yum…she is like Chinese and she got baptized like when she was like 16 or something. Just this past little bit she has been non-active. Her boyfriend just went on a mission – well he has been out for a while, but while he has been out on his mission she has become inactive. She clams it is mostly because she works on Sundays, but she does want to come back to church which is really good, a very positive thing. She was a national dance champion a couple of years ago or something, but she is a really talented dancer in ballroom, so she is really cool. Hopefully we will be able to reactivate her. The people we are looking at to baptize are Kevin and Sarah, that is who we are still working with. Sarah keeps texting us that she wants to but she doesn’t know what her parents will think so we keep helping her having good experiences so we can move her along. Our new investigator that we have is Hannah, you probably have heard of Hannah. So, Hannah is really awesome we had a morning lesson with her like at 10:30am. It went really good, she struggles with knowing the identity of God and Jesus Christ and different things. She is very friendly and super talkative, so perfect for YSA – right (ha ha). On Friday the 4th of July we invited her over to a friend’s house to watch the soccer game, you know FIFA (ha ha) and she came and we had lunch, it was a barbeque of course just like the 4th would be and that was at Jake Diah’s house – it was kind of funny, we were like eating our lunch and they were all watching the game cause we can’t watch the game and we hear what is going on in the background with all of the screaming and whenever Brazil would score. Jake served his mission in Brazil and his brother Ben served his mission in Columbia so they were having a little rivalry while the game was going on. Hanna, she had a really great time so hopefully she will keep having positive experiences. I will tell you more about the 4th of July and other things in my next one.
So um, the 4th of July was fun, really fun. There were about 8 missionaries that were invited to go to our YSA houses in Riverbank, it was Amelia Perkins house and we had a super good barbeque. A lot of people were there, um it was just a great time, um no non-members which stunk but it was really positive it was a good barbeque. We watched fireworks and then came and picked us up and took us to see more fireworks with Sarah and Mitch. While we were watching fireworks at Mitch’s house Kevin was out walking the neighborhood and he noticed there were some people, and I yelled at him and scared him, it was so funny. He came over and joined us for a little bit. So on the 4th of July our rules are at 6 o’clock we have to have our cars parked and we can’t walk, we can’t drive, we can’t ride bikes, or anything. We have to be in our apartment unless a member comes and picks us up and then we can stay out until 10:15pm and so we did that. It was a lot of fun, it was definitely worth it, and a great experience. And what else happened… I know something else happened…but um… Saturday (if I remember I will come back to it) – Saturday we met with President Clark we got to meet the mission president, he is really awesome! He is going to be a great mission president! He is gun hoe and so awesome! He is super rich! Like super rich – its nuts, but um he is super positive. His wife sister Clark is a petite little thing and she of course is just awesome, she is very spiritual and ready to go. Hopefully we will get to meet them more, I have a leadership training next week – it was just a great time that we were able to learn a little bit more about them and where they are coming from. So today at church we are planning on Sarah and Hannah showing up so that is all we are looking for right now. I really appreciate all that you are doing back at home, I can feel your prayers, and I love you all so much, I’m grateful for all that you do and if I remember anything else that has happened I will be for sure to send it out. Love ya

June 30, 2014

Davey is talking to his companion who is listening to very loud music when he begins to do his voice recording. He begins… (talking to his companion), “I’m doing my voice recording now so just be quite a little bit.”

Hey family and friends this is Elder Moss, so this past week has been good. We ahh found a lot, on preparation day we watched the Saratov Approach it was a lot of fun! Saratov Approach is a super great movie – mom I don’t know if I would recommend you watching it because you will probably cry a lot. Yah but it is a really good movie. Right now we are having our lunch, I made Elder Salomon waffles. So he is having…if you can picture this a waffle, with butter, with syrup, and then chocolate ice cream in the middle with another waffle with butter and syrup on top (ha ha) and this is what we are having today (ha ha). Oh my gosh(ha ha ha) you have to love it, right! So, we have been teaching Marissa a lot. We had a specialized training on Tuesday and we were being taught by Greg McEwen, he is a professional teacher/trainer on Essentialism and I received this training a year ago, so it was kind of weird that I have been out a year and it is coming around again. It is a super good training, we went down and had that um on essentialism and the importance on listening and just different things – it was super good! We have been working with them – we went on an exchange with one of the Zone leaders his name is Elder Fog. It is kind of weird, Elder Fog in my Zone leader and I am over his district (like I am his District leader) and before when I was in Fresno East I was his Zone leader and he was one of my District leader  (ha ha) it is like we just swapped places, but you know that is how it goes with every calling there is always going to be a release and so it has been fun. We had a movie night – we set up a movie night with some of our investigators we watched Forever Strong and so that was on Friday which was yesterday. Today is Saturday June 28th, so yah on Friday we watched Forever Strong we had four non-members there and two of them were are investigators and two of them (girls) we were trying to get to be investigators. So that is all that has happened so far. So love ya all!
Davey is talking to his companion, Elder Salomon, helping him with questions he is having with English and translating words and figuring out what the word means. In the back ground you can hear Elder Salomon saying “release”, Davey says, “no not realize – it is release” Davey then gives the definition to him.
Okay really quick this is Elder Moss just finishing up my voice recording. Today is Saturday, we are doing our baptism for Marissa – she is totally excited. We are trying to clutch everything down because we have to get everything ready for it. We have to call everyone for it. We will be having her baptism at 6:30 tonight and it will be a lot of fun. We are going to go print off the programs and get everything ready for that, so it will be fun. (Davey ask Elder Salomon if there is anything else they have done, that  was fun or like a cool experience.) Yah I can’t… a lot has happened this week, I don’t think there hasn’t been but a lot of great spiritual experiences we have them every day. We keep working hard and keep pressing forward. For FHE we did…it was fun (Elder Salomon just reminded Davey) we did some Book of Mormon story skits, so we picked some stories in the Book of Mormon and we did like skits and stuff… it was fun. Yum not a huge turnout though but it was a good opportunity to get to know the Book of Mormon more and different things. Ya, I just love you all so much, the gospel is true, I keep growing every day, keep learning new things, and keep striving to live always by the spirit. So, continue to strengthen your testimony every single day, you will see miracles, keep preparing, and try this week to have your personal studies everyday – try to share with someone what you have learned in your personal studies that day. It may be hard you may have to start teaching the family first, but strive to push yourself every single day like in your personal studies and then it will make your personal scripture studies more effective and you will want to share them more. Have a great week!
Hey family and friends this is Elder Moss, this will be the last voice recording that I will be doing before I send them off. Last night we had a super funny time… a I don’t know it was a really funny time in the moment, but we went to go visit this family and we shared a good spiritual message and at the end I asked if we could say a prayer but there response was, ”let’s sing”. (ha ha) So, they wanted to sing with us so we started singing hymns and it was kind of weird but it was fun. Then we said a closing prayer after, it was just really random. Ya so that was pretty much it for our week. At church we had two investigators, it was our YSA conference and so it was really packed and we had a lot of people there. Hopefully we will be able to help those two investigators get baptized. We are having a sweet activity tonight for FHE we are going out to a ranch, (interruption) sorry I am here with all of the elders at the computers, so we will be going out to a ranch tonight and (more interruption- in the background you can hear someone making chicken noises and Davey saying to be quiet, and a lot of laughing) This is what you get when you are with a bunch of missionaries (ha ha) and yah we will be going out to a ranch and having a big bomb fire and everything and so it will be a lot of fun and we will be getting a lot of non-members there it will be a great opportunity. Yah and that is everything so far, so yah love ya all and have a great week! (yelling in the background and Davey laughing)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

June 30, 2014

Davey's Ride

Marissa's Baptism

June 23, 2014

Good morning family and friends, this is Elder Moss. Reporting from Modesto California, so ya. Just a couple of items that liked happened this week. It has been a really good week, um we have had a couple of struggling days but for the most part it has been a really good week. Um well to start off last Monday we played basketball against another stake and it was a lot of fun, like really good basketball and it was a lot of fun. If you remember Sarah, Sarah Vine, her parents freaked out about her getting baptized so she is postponing it for right now. We had her do a fast to soften the hearts of her parents and so that was yesterday and so we are still waiting to hear back and everything from like how her parents are taking it and the directions in which she should go. We are also still working with Kevin who is still praying to know if Jesus Christ is his Savior and about his baptism this Sunday. We are trying to work with him more and be able to help him along. We are also, um helping Marissa. Marissa has been facing a lot from Satin, like she has a baptismal date for the 5th, but she texted us if she could get baptized this coming Saturday. We were like Wow – Ya - Sure – totally, she said she was just facing a lot right now and Satin has been attacking her and pounding her and so we will have to be working so close with her and be able to help her get baptized on the 28th, so that was a cool miracle. I also went on an exchange with the Zone leader and it was a really fun exchange. We did a lot and taught a lot and we also caught a black widow. I don’t know what it has been lately but we have been catching all of these spiders and feeding them to this black widow that we have. It is kind of like our “pet” that we have. It is kind of weird, but it is something fun that we did.
Okay so in the morning I was cooking breakfast and you know those little pancake sausage things that we have had that look like corn dogs , so ya I was cooking one of those and put it in the oven and then I went to do my studies, I was studying my scriptures and different things. We went out to work and were working really hard we came home and there was smoke everywhere in the house, it was so bad and I said, “WHAT THE HECK!” It was kind of foggy and I wondered what this was and so I was tracing it and following my nose sent, like my nose can smell really good and came to the oven. I had left on the oven with the corn dog in it all day. Oh my gosh! My corn dog was completely black! Ya a I didn’t eat it, but I was so lucky that I didn’t burn down my apartment, so ya um I won’t be doing that anymore. (ha ha) We are still working with those people who are progressing towards baptism – we are really trying to set more dates and find more solid people. We went to go visit a member and we shared an inspired message with her and all of the sudden the mom got a phone call and we all of the sudden stopped and went over to her neighbor’s house and gave her a blessing; it was a really cool spiritual experience! She definitely said she felt the spirit. She is a non-member, but she acts just like a Mormon. She would definitely go to the family ward, but it was a really cool experience and a blessing to exercise my priesthood and be able to see a miracle be performed. That was a really cool experience. Um I was able to interview a guy named Paul he is getting baptized this morning at 10 o’clock, we have some investigators coming. Paul is really cool he is a Native American and he faced a lot of adversity, but he is awesome really ready for the gospel. I interviewed him and he passed and so he will get baptized this morning. And I will finish my last voice recording on the next one.
So I will close up with this last voice recording. On Friday, um which was yesterday, we had a Zone conference. Oh and I will send another one if something happened today or Sunday. So we had a Zone conference it was President Gelwix last Zone conference with the missionaries and it was really awesome Zone Conference! We went over a lot of stuff, umm so that was really good. I had some really cool moments with President. He called me into – after the conference he said he wanted to talk to me for a minute. We had some really cool like personal time together in which um feelings of love and um it was really awesome! I just love President Gelwix so much! We have a really strong relationship and it will be hard to see it go but I know that President Clark is inspired man and he has been called to be here at this time. So it was funny President got asked by one of the missionaries, “President since you are going home what is one dating advise for post mission?” And President was like, “Do you want me to be straight up with you?” and they were like, “Yay, yay.” He said, “DON’T MAKE OUT!” He went into the whole doctrine behind it and everything, but then he said, “You do NEVER do that! It will not bring the spirit and you will lose the spirit, it is only for feeling of when you are married.” That is SO true! Um so that is my advice for you… Chase & Brayden (ha ha) and anyone else who is listening to this… um that isn’t married. That was really cool, um what else… so yah it was a supper Zone Conference. We watched President Gelwix’s Documentary; I guess someone made a documentary on him and of his rugby career and everything. It was his last rugby season right before he went to be a mission president and so… it was really cool. The only piece of advice that I would say that I learned the most, well I learned a whole lot so I really can’t say I have only learned a piece, but make sure you are saying more than two prayers a day. Not just you’re Morning Prayer and your night prayer, but make sure you pray always. Pray before every single meal, pray before every time you read your scriptures before and after, Prayer is so powerful and don’t lose the habit and create that environment to be able to receive more revelation. I love you all so much! I am so grateful for you for keeping me in your prayers. Love you and have a great day, bye bye.
All right family and friends, today is Sunday evening. A little update – we had Stake Conference. Marissa of course is getting baptized this Saturday, she is solid for it, and she is awesome! She is going to have our Branch President baptize her.  We had Stake conference Saturday evening and it was super good super powerful. We actually it was kind of a surprised for us we had some investigators go so we were able to attend and it was really fun. Um President Gelwix came up and he spoke in it, he spoke at it. He gave some great stuff, in which he talks about how the members can invite the missionaries to their home to have an inspired message, pray for the missionaries by name, pray for their investigators, and pray for missionary experiences, and then the faith to act. They also talked about hastening the work and everything. It was really cool President called out Elder Salomon and I during his talk, he asked us to stand up. Um he got pretty emotional he was talking about how our families are praying for us and we were standing and then told them how everyone needs to be doing missionary work, because our families are praying for us to have success and how they need to be able to help us and it was a lot more than that, but it was very touching.  After the conference President we had a good time, president took some of the missionaries out to McDonalds and so we had a great time afterwards. I will be sending a picture home of that, but that was a lot of fun. It was a good time we spent with President and just being able to see him and everything, so ya that was pretty much everything. Stake conference was awesome and it was a real blast! I’ll tell you more tomorrow, talk to you tomorrow.
Good afternoon family and friends, this is Elder Moss and Elder Salomon. How are ya? So my last voice recording for this week, it has been crazy. Like yesterday I had to go on an emergency exchange with someone in our district because um they were just like not getting along at all and like one of them was ready to fight the other and so I had to go on an exchange with them and help out in any way that I could. It was a really cool experience in which I was able to receive some inspiration for them and some direction for them and so um it was pretty cool. So while we were on the exchange we were parked outside plugging in an address and this car just rolled up by us and it was this Christian guy and he gave us some of this anti-Mormon stuff and all of this junk that he thought he knew. He was saying how he had all of these books and everything and it wasn’t true at all and he was being dumb. So that was kind of a fun thing, I was able to testify to ah the guy and I was able to talk with him in a very non-threating but a very direct way. Yah so it was pretty cool! Today as a zone we got permission to watch the Saratop Approach, it was a missionary movie that two Russia missionaries got kidnapped. We are really excited to watch that! Um kind of a cool story only our zone out of the whole mission was approved to watch it, so that was pretty cool. So yah that will be today, so that is all that has been happening this week. Love you all so much and have a great week and see many miracles!