Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 29, week 21

hey all of you how was the wedding?!

You should have received an email from me check that out I kind of detailed our week and weekend

oh ok sounds good so how are you doing?

We are doing really well. Mom has gone to work today. I just arrived at janna and jeffs for our hamburger and hot dog barbeque. How has your week been? Did you wear the tire on saturday? Did you take a picture of a? Mom would love to see that!

it was too flashy i couldn't wear it. but i did take a picture with it on! the wedding sounded like it was awesome! i am so grateful for the oppertunity to hear that thanks so much i miss you all! i am going to write a long week letter to you but i have to write president first so one sec.

Alrighty so this past week has been great it has been hard but very fun. two investigators came to church one of which said she didn't feel comfortable (probably cuz she is sinning a lot) but we are going to drop her cuz she isn't progressing after all. for preparation day the Burnett family took us minuiture golfing which was way fun but i came in 3rd place so that stunk we also played a lot of basketball as usual ha then that night we had a lesson with a member present with two investigators  which was powerful! i don't like driving everywhere so i told my trainee that we are going to start biking a lot more which has been good we are finding more people but of coarse people are also very prideful and dillweeds but oh well. and it was funny when we stoped at the corner a guy drove up and handed us a not very good magazine that we threw away for him i think he just didn't have a garbage in his car so we helped him and took care of it for him! we contacted a baptist preacher which i started to bash with which isn't good so ya that didn't end well...for him..haha then we met with a girl at at the mall and had a lesson with her but as we were talking to her a bunch of other people just kept interrupting and bashing with us and asking us very graphic not good questions but ya that didn't end very well so ya but it was a learning experience! then i went on an exchange with elder fisi'ihoi and that was aweosome we did work and just invited people to be baptized and it was a lot of fun so idk if you heard or not but we have to get rid of backpacks and use man purses or shachels so i went and  bought that today so ya that was my week in a very brief over view. i have attached the pictures of me in the tie for katelynn's wedding! love you all!
Elder Moss

Why do you have to get rid of backpacks?  Do you need to send it home?  Sounds like your working hard.  Keep it up and you will be blessed to find someone.

its in the new dress and grooming standards for missionaries




Everybody is laughing at you.

why?!

I showed them the "I said yes" picture.  Katelynn loved it!

July 22, week 20

MOM:
alrighty these are two pictures of my companion and i haha well anyway  this is my week this past week so we have been working hard. we have a recent convert that is almost hitting his year mark of being a member and so he has been meeting with us to prepare to get the Melchizedek priesthood his name is joshua quezada he goes by juice haha he is the starting running back for fresno state football he used to play football at BYU but he moved here with his family. he is super awesome. we also had a lesson with an investigator named jesus he knows the BOM is true and he promised us that he would come to church but he didn't so we are going to have to drop him cuz he isnt keeping commitments which stinks cuz he knows it is true! we also found this black girl named sade (shotty) and long story short we are trying to discern if she is accountable or not but ya. haha so ya we also have been challenging a lot of members to do more missionary work! our members are being BUMS! it is super frustrating. also this week we had a church tour with a member who invited 4 of his friends he is a ward missionary so he has his head on straight but it was super powerful the spirit was so strong and one of them even showed up to church the following sunday so that was way cool to see. that member that went with us has been on over 7 church tours but he said that this one was different and the most powerful he has ever felt. then we had a team up with a member and we went out tracting and ran into these black people haha our member was awesome he didn't talk at all until i told him that he was going to ask them to be baptized right out of the blue ha so i made him do that and it was awesome he did it and they said no hahahaha but then later we kept talking and they said they would if they came to know it was true so it wasn't all bad but i loved how i just told him to do it and he did. and then we met with a kid named brian and that was a great lesson we invited him to be baptized and he accepted and we set up a date with him and he is just super prepared. he said our religion he looks up to the most because of the examples he has seen so there ya go people every where are looking at us and trying to find fault and things to tare us down but we must be that great example and live as jesus christ would live if he were here. the second coming is right at our door we had an apostle come elder parry and he gave an apostolic promise that the second coming would happen and that it is real he also said that us as a church as a whole are not ready for it. we are not as righteous as we should be and we are not sharing the gospel like we as members need to be doing everyday. but ya my week was good i love elder lord he is great he still needs to work on talking simply and not stuttering but i love him! i love you all too and for katelynn in preparing to enter the temple read moses chapters 1-5 this is an account of moses receiving his endowment and also in exodus chapters 28-29 this is where it talks about the temple clothing so these things help you prepare for the temple! i love you all and wish you the best week i am proud of you all and hope you are all gaining in faith and testimony each day and living worthy all the time i love you. Love your Son Elder Moss

It sounds so good about "juice". I love hearing stories like that. Things are going really good for the wedding. Did you get my package?

i havent gotten a package yet but i got the letter from mom and the wedding announcment! 

Oh this is mom, I sent you a package that they promised it would be there by Saturday, so I figures you would get it by today. It has something in it that I want you to wear on Saturday so you will fill you are apart of the wedding. Can you check the mission home? I sent it there. 
Mom

ya it should be in the mission office they dont send out packages our zone leaders go get them but we will go get it when is the wedding?
oh the wedding is saturday duh haha ok i will!

Wedding is this Saturday. Try to go if you can. Katelynn is now with us and jeff. It is so wonderful to see her so happy. I love to hear from you and you are doing so good. 
Work had been good it is hard to believe that we have only 3 weeks until school. Life seems to get so more and more busy. Chase finished drivers ed and has started to drive. Don't tell him but he really scares me when he drives. He is getting better, though.

haha remember when i started you said i scared you too when i drove! what car is he driving? i doubt he knows how to work stick shift! haha 

Oh I know! !   You were the worst, haha. It is always hard to drive at first. I'm getting my hair done with Tonya. She says hi and thank you for the letter. This is such a girl time getting my hair done together we get caught up every 3 to 4 months, it is lots of fun haha. (I have to cover the grays) ;)

ya you better cover up those grey hairs!!! haha ;)  i say hello to tonya as well. well i am about to get off and go play some ball so i love you and is there anything else i can do for you all? or anything i can let you know about or you let me know about?

Love you be safe! Iwill think of you tomorrow when Katelynn goes through the temple.  Love you

DAD:
I am on now.  Just got home for lunch.

nice i olny have like 5 mins left on time how are you dad? 

I am good.  How are you.  I am trying to read all the emails quick and get caught up.  Was the apostle Elder L. Tom Perry?

yup it was him! he met with president gelwix. i am great never better i love being a mormon! and a missionary! haha it is the best truely it is

I am so glad to hear.  It sounds like you are working hard - keep it up.  Are you teaching your greenie how to be a great missionary?

i am trying to he is prideful sometimes so i gotta break him down haha no he is aweosme and i am treaching him as good as i can

Good.  It is really really good to hear from you.  I wish we could chat more often.  Grandma and Grandpa can text whenever.  They are flying back for the wedding.  They arrived yesterday in Fargo.

I ran into Jay Day the other day and he said you send him stuff every week and he really likes hearing from all the missionaries that are writing him.

thats aweosme about coach day  i am planning on sending a letter home today but i got to get going i wish we could chat more too but i love you all and i love you dad hope everythign goes good with the wedding! 


July 15, Week 19

DAD:
Ok.  So, you had a baptism this week?

yup we did! ha it was great!

So tell me about it.  Now that you have had a new companion for a week or so...how is that going?

everything is great i love him and we get along super well this last week has been kind of tough but it was still great we talked to a lot of people and set some dates for baptism but they weren't with YSA age kids haha oh well we still are struggling with the ward they don't wanna do missionary work but they are picking up fortunately so yup we also had a leadership training and went on two exchanges which was fun just a crazy but i learned so much. i am growing so much i love it out here it is still hot and humid ha so yup how are you all doing?

Awesome.  Good to hear you and the comp are getting along well.  How is it being a trainer and senior companion.  I am glad to hear you are growing and doing well.  We are too.  It is busy with trying to get ready for this wedding and working.  We are going to SLC tomorrow for Katelynns shower.  We had one here last week but not many people came.  I am teaching the priests and laurel class for sunday school.  I have jocelyn, lauren, bk, jace, bryce, etc.  Bryce got his mission call to Germany and leaves in November.  BK baptized the down syndrome girl, Jenny McClellen, last week which was pretty cool.  The sister missionaries taught her and BK dunked her.  Looks like that is what happened with your baptism...member friend?

yup that is what happened with us! and that is crazy about the wedding sorry not many people showed i pray for you all everyday i love and miss you how are other things around the house and with the family like the boys. and being a trainer and senior companion is great i have been learning a lot i love it it is extra work but i only got two years so i gotta do it my hardest! i am also designated driver which isn't so fun haha i don't like driving all the time! 

MOM:
How has your week been? Your baptism looks great!

ha my week has been great! kinda hard but good!  we are still trying to find new people to teach but what about you and the fam?

Dang It is good you are so busy, but I was hopping I could visit.  That is okay... the Lord should always come first.  Love you and I am glad you love your companion.  
Have a wonderful week, may God bless you and keep you safe.
Love you,
Mom

next week i will be on right at 10am so be on and ready and we can visit i love you so much and i hope this week is amazing thanks for all you do to help me miss you all 

Sounds Good I will put an alarm on my phone.  I will be excited to visit.  Love you!!! 

NO I LOVE YOU! haha have a great week you all are on my mind and i pray for you always thanks for everything. 

Hey just something fun to let you know about . chase is at the high school doing drivers ed. tonight tomorrow he will be doing the simulator. I think he is a little nervous I know I am nervous when he drives. it is hard to believe that I have one child left to drive, I must be getting old haha. I will try to remember to get Chris's email address for you . I'm excited to go up north to go to a bridal shower for katelynn with my family. it is hard to believe that we have two weeks left until she is married. she will be going through the temple to get her in down next Tuesday it is a wonderful feeling to know that my children are choosing the right and are worthy to go to the temple. I don't worry too much about you anymore only when I hear that you have a rest day or rough week are you don't get along with your companion. So it makes me really happy to know that you finally have a companion that you truly love and get along with. I was told that the young women's presidency will be released in a couple of weeks, which means I will be releases. I will miss the young women that I have associated with .




Monday, July 8, 2013

Week 17 and 18

Davey sent a lot of photos and a video and it took quite awhile to download them all so we didn't get week 17 posted last week.  As such, we posted last week and this week together again.

Week 18:

Dad:  

Did you get the video downloaded last week.

We did, we loved watching it.

i thought you would like the bloopers one did you all laugh? explain to me all that happened when you saw it!

We just all gathered round and were watching and making comments on you, we laughed when certain things came up.  You and Fiahoi (I don't know how you spell it) were definetley the most funny.

haha ya i thought you would like it ha i have the dvd copy i will send it home to you

OK, we'll put it with your stuff.  We got a new bishopric yesterday.  Paul Hurt is Bishop, Robert Ence 1st Counselor, and Glen Kelsch is 2nd counselor

no way that is so awesome! hey you should all read and have them read the talk by president Henry B. Erying titled We Are All One in the conference ensign 

So i got my new companion his name is Elder Derek Lord he is from bountiful utah and has a track scholarship to BYU! he is 6'2'' and just awesome he is like my brother and he is so handsome he is only 18 years old and just awesome i love him so much it is kinda frustrating correcting him on worldly things at times though but it is good. we are growing so much together and like you know we have a baptism this coming saturday! i hope all is well back at home i thank you all for all your prayers i can really feel them and i thank you so much for them! so everything has been going good this week we have had a lot of meetings all day because of me being a trainer i went to the temple on wednesday and received a lot of information and revalation for my trainee. then on thursday we got assigned them and it was way cool i picked him out before i was assigned to him. and then of course the 4th of july was good! we arent allowed to drive or walk or bike past 6pm so we had members take us and so my companions first day he went to a members home and they do something pretty funny they smashed his face into some cupcakes and whip cream haha then we went to an investigators house which he has some crazy fireworks his family is super rich so they spent over 600 dollars on fireworks and they were way good! ha but ya that was my week!

Well congratulations...Trainer!  Elder Lord sounds like he is more your style than the other two.  You now set the tone for the rest of his mission.  What you teach and model for him is what he will do.  It is a big responsibility but one that you are up to I know; your president knows also or he wouldn't have picked you for that awesome responsibility.  Just remember to always stay busy on the Lord's errand.  Doesn't mean you can't have fun and can't take a day (P-Day) to rest from being busy, but stay busy and you will be blessed.

ya i know it is going to be great and we are going to work hard!

Grandma and Grandpa are in the MTC today.  Did I give you their email addresses?

nope you didn't

They are pretty easy: david.moss@myldsmail.net and janiel.moss@myldsmail.net.  They are staying at a Marriott in Provo during the 11 days they are doing training at the MTC and then they drive to Fargo, ND.


Katelynn:

I get to finally email you after a bit. Sorry for no being better at this lately, been kinda busy lol! Like mom said, I just bought my wedding dress! I have less than 3 weeks and Im getting hitched! Im excited! I am also receiving my endowments in 2 weeks! Cant wait for that! Already have my recommend and just waiting! Wish you could be here, but Im glad youre on your mission! So it is an okay thing! Anyway, thats all! For now! Love ya lots baby brother!

that is so cool and hey when you go through the temple and it gets to the point that since your getting your own endowments out then when tell you to do some crazy stuff just dont freak out and go along with it. ;) haha just playing love ya sis! i am happy for you!

Thanks davey! I am excited too! I know you will be there in spirit ;) and I will make sure I think of you when weird things happen lol! JK! Keep strong and keep up all this amazing work you are doing! I love you so much! tata


Brayden:

Hi Davey I saw the video of you and every one else it was funny and cool I liked the one part of you when you talked to the statue of the doll!   

hahaha that was pretty cool huh! she was baptized later (we threw her in the pool) haha how are ya buddy?!

Im good. i have started to read my scriptures every night and read my book every day. I was wondering how you are doing on your mission. do you ike the food you get?

ha ya i am still in the united states so the food is great and that is so good that you are reading your scriptures i just finished the BOM again a couple days ago it is so awesome i love it! i am doing great on my mission keep it up and keep working hard!

ya thanks and hop that you can make it out of your mission. haha


Mom:

Yeh, how are you?  Had dad already told you we have a new bishopbric?

ya he did that is awesome! how are you mom?!

Doing really good. Katelynn and I just got done buying her wedding dress.  It is so wonderful to know that I have such good kids, one who will be married in the temple and one who is serving his Lord and my other two kids at home are doing everything that they are supposed to be doing (reading their scriptures and saying their prayers).  I love how dad does scripture study, we each take turns reading about what we were reading in our personal scripture study.  Brayden's turn was yesterday and he taught us about what he learned in primary.  He was so excited to learn about how there are 3 kingdoms - he really got it!  It was so cool.  
It is so wonderful that you have a companion you get along with!!!  This makes me feel really good that my boy is happy!!!

haha i have learned so much stuff about the gospel and i cant wait to share with you all all about my knowledge and everything i have learned it is crazy i love it so much and it sounds like you are having fun. i love you mom and really thank you for all you do your the best example to me.

video


Week 17:

so somethign that happened this week! i cast out an evil spirit out of my companion the other day haha that was scary but such a testimony builder! and i made a missionary video for some youth fire side in New Zeland! that was so much fun to do, youll have to check it out on you tube! everything is great i will be training this coming transfer so i get a fresh new companion right out of the MTC! i love you  hope all is well i pray for everyone everyday love elder moss church is true!

We didn't receive anything on the video so that we could watch it.  I searched on YouTube and couldn't find one relating to New Zeland and Fresno missionaries.  
Did you tell your mission president about the evil spirit?  That sounds serious.
Congrats on becoming a trainer, we will be praying extra hard for you so you can know what to do to teach, inspire, and make an impact on your greenie.

you should have recieved an email with a link on it to the video. and i am super excited to be a trainer thank you for praying for me!

Was the link from you or someone else?  I don't know of an email with a link to the video.  I'll check the trash/spam folders.
What about your companion and this evil spirit?

ya it wasn't from me it was from a family so it won't be from me but from a different family. and idk what else to tell you about it ha it was crazy! but i cast it out in the name of jesus christ and by the priesthood 

What was he doing?  How did you know it was an evil spirit?  What did he say after?

he was shaking uncontrollable and saying real soft help there is something in me and you just know i cant explain it and after he stood up and threw up all this nasty stuff and stopped shaking and said thank you to me. 

That is so cool! 

ya it was a testimony builder but did you find the link yet?

No, I looked in the spam folder and there is no email with a link.  
Mom wants to know if you got her letter?

nope i havent got her letter yet

Ill let her know.  She sent you an email yesterday and you didn't reply to it but to mine and Chases and Brayden's and she commented that you didn't reply to her.
How hot has it been there.  We saw that it looked like about 110 degrees, aren't you glad you're in a car?  We have been 115 degrees for the last few days.  We are breaking records for June  as it usually doesn't get that hot till the end of July.

ya sorry i didn't reply how is everything are you getting the photos i am sending?!  and ya it is hot but i am used to it it gets triple digits everyday 

yep the photos are coming in.  This is mom I kicked dad off ;)  The photos look great, you must of had a fun time.

oh ya it was great i loved it! how are you how is the family what has been going on?

I am glad you get to go and have fun on your P-days.  Why are you able to write today?  We are just trying to get everything done for the wedding.  We are planning what we are going to be doing on the 4th.  What are your plans?

becasue yesterday we couldn't so we are today. and we are going to members homes and an investigators house!

You said you were having a baptism, how is that investigator coming?
Grandma and Grandpa had a fire at their house yesterday.  It is so hot that Grandpa was cooking a steak and normally the garage doesn't get too hot but it did and caught fire where he has his BBQ.  Two fire trucks came.  Grandpa was able to get it out before they arrived so it wasn't too bad.
Their address is 2900 24th st. So. #1140, Fargo ND 58104.  Their email is david.moss@myldsmail.net and Janiel.moss@myldsmail.net.  They go in on July 8th and will be in the MTC for 10 days then drive to Fargo.

he is coming great the baptism is on the 13th and wait shoot how bad is it?!

That is awesome, so next week you'll be having a baptism! We haven't actually seen the fire.  I'm sure is isn't to bad. The family is doing great!  Chase is really liked at Tuacahn and is a hard worker.  Brayden is still growing, he started reading his scriptures at night.  It is so wonderful to have your children growing in the gospel.  We haven't decided what 4th of July activity we will do.  We thought fishing in the morning and then go to Lins for their breakfast. Maybe later that day the boys and dad will have a barbaque (I have to work). Then fireworks at Coombs.  Do you have any plans for the 4th of July?

yup we will! that is so good to hear about chase and brayden and that sounds like a lot of fun for the 4th sorry you have to work that stinks but your amazing mom for doing that i always have looked up to you and all you do. and for the 4th of july i get my new companion who is going to be my trainee then we will be in a meeting all day then we will head to a members home for food then to an investigators house alec's the one who is getting baptized for fireworks and on the 4th we get to stay out till 10pm so that is kinda cool!

So, your comp will be gone for the baptism huh?  Is he bummed about that?  Transfers are that soon huh?  So, your comp is leaving on the 4th and you're getting a greenie.  Why do you know so soon?  I am so excited for you!

ya he will be and he is super bummed! adn my compaion leaves on the 3rd i so that day i am going to be at the temple all day with all the other trainers so that is super cool. we have 17 missionaries leaving this transfer and 34 coming into the mission. 

Oh how very cool.  I am so excited for you.  I have to go to work now.  I have to be there at 1pm.  I love you.  Thank you for your example. 

your awesome i hope you all will get to see the video we made for that fireside and maybe if you ever want to use it in a missionary lesson or anything then do it! but just the 5 min video not the other one cuz thats the one with all the bloopers and and everything haha

ok dad so i sent you 12 different emails with 3 pictures on each one so i hope you like that! let me know if you got all of them or not

I haven't counted the number of pics in each email but I have 12 emails from you with attachments.

ok and ya each email should have 3 pictures on it each 

I just got an email from Rachel Burnett about the video.

ya she is a member go check it out there should be two videos or two parts the first part is like 5 mins about long and that is the one that is being used for the fireside then the other one is jsut bloopers and other things we tried ha 

I'm on my phone now because I had to log into her account (I had to hack it as it asked for personal info on her because I am looking in from a strange location) to download it.

ok so have you watched it or are you downloading it or what is happening

I've downloaded half of the short one.

alright ya download them both you should love them ha let me know when you have watched them and what you think of them both

We are watching the short one now

tell me what you think

Loved it!  Your voice sounds really deep

ha i am maturing haha are you downloading the other one?  

ok well i got to get going but i love you all and let me know what you think of the two videos! have a great week love ya! i pray for you everyday!

some big trees!



Elder Fisi'hoi and i and the rest of the gang in the the background thats the family that went with us to the sequoia's they are the Burnetts 
went upside down in a hole of a tree

this red plant is a plant that if you pick or touch it is a 10,000 dollar fine!
 this is our zone
 
this is alec the investigator that is getting baptized 
 
 this is our district