Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25, 2013

Davey was on today with Mom and Dad.  Below is the conversation between all three as Tamara kept jumping in on Davey and Dave's conversation:

hey real quick i need a flash drive and also mom the package you sent me ha we cant have purple sweaters only black long sleave. also the pants are a little too long but no worries i love them so much they are awesome and i loved getting them but i just thought i would let you know. and hey that sweater was super expensive please you don't have to spend money on me i know you are already sacrificing enough so don't worry and don't spend so much money on me. i love you all -Elder Moss

I got all of the clothes at Macy's and I thought I said to wait tell Christmas ;). If you have time take it back to Macy's and get something you would like for a top. In the letter you forwarded from your President I thought he said the sweaters needed to be a "reserved" color, so not to bring attention to you, but you can get something you can wear. With the pants you can take them also back and get some that might be shorter. It should have had a gift receipt with the package. Don't worry about the money, this was budgeted for Christmas.
How are you doing?

i am doing great and ya they are just like dark grey and black are the colors ah and i am dong awesome i am sending a voicemail!

I am sooo excited about you sending a voicemail. I will play it over and over to be able to here your voice!
hey and don't worry about the cost of the clothes I got everything on a sale that Macy's was having. 
Did you get my voicemail? about the handcuffs? and pictures?
We did have a fun time this last week. On the way home Chase and I talked about him going on his FIRST date, Junior Prom. I got him to blush a few times ;)  It is fun to see all of my children grow up, but it is a little bitter sweet.

HAHAHA oh man that is super funny! ahh i love it so much dang that is awesome 
i don't know how to send this voice recording it is too big to send

I don't know what to tell you.  Most emails can send up to 10mb, some 15 and some 20.  Is it larger than 10mb?  If so you have to make another that is smaller or somehow shrink that by breaking it up or zipping it up - but I don't know if you know how to do that and it is too complicated to explain.  You could look on the computer and see if there a program called winzip, if there is you open it and put the audio file in it and zip it up then if it gets small enough you send it.  Are you on a public computer?  If so it probably won't have the program.

i cant send it

Can you have someone put it on a CD and mail it to us?

no i already deleted it 

Well, just make another one and make it shorter or make several that are short and then send them in separate emails.

i tried that dad trust me i need like a voice recording device and not use my camara 

You were making it on your camera?

yup thats all i have haha

When I send you voicemails I have to make sure that it is 4 to 5 min. If it is longer than that it will have a hard time sending. I have sent 2 voicemails so it will send better.  Next time you do a voicemail break it up so it will send.  I'm bummed, but I will recover from not receiving your first voicemail. Keep trying!!
Now Katelynn and Jeff will be sending you Christmas Stockings. They were really sweet and also made one for your companion.
It was okay that you opened the package. It was supposed to have a note on the package reading, Merry Christmas open on Christmas day. Don't worry about it though it is okay that you opened it up early, now (if you have time) you can exchange the sweeter for a shirt or something you can wear.

Weekly Report:

sorry i cant send the voice mail maybe send me a recording device then  can send them in the future but as of now i cant  so ya i don't have a lot to say because i said a lot on the voicemail thing but i cant send it! so ya but my week has been really great we have worked a lot with our members and it has turned out really great we went on a lot of exchanges this week and had a lot of miracles we found a girl named heather as we followed the spirit when we were walking around an apartment complex we also found a kid named albert by persistently talking to everyone ha we also had stake conference this week and we were in the choir and sang a song so that was interesting president glewix came and spoke to us all so that was very nice! he then came to our house and spent some time with us i fell asleep on my bed while he was talking then he woke me up at around midnight and said that he was leaving haha so ya i am tired a lot but hey good news we are having a turkey bowl today and going to play some rugby and football so that should be a lot of fun then! i just want to wish you all a happy thanksgiving this week i love you so much and grateful for all that you have done! i am planning on spending thanksgiving with a lot of members and so we have like 4 dinners so i will be eating a lot! i am super excited haha but that is my week i love you all so much! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Love Elder Moss

That was short but I understand.  You fell asleep when President Gelwix was talking to you?  That is funny.  How long were you asleep if he woke you at midnight.  What did your companion say?  What did President say?

ha i don't know he always comes over to talk with us and just be with us we have such a close relationship it is weird haha he usually just says the same things just how is our zone doing and then just talks to us about up coming meetings and just how our families are and everything 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hey Family 

sorry it is so late in writing this letter we have been super busy with zone leader responsibilities so we didn't really get to have a preparation day the only time we have sat down was when we were teaching an investigator and also when we are driving and when i am now emailing you! ha 

So this week hmmm well we had leadership training this last wednesday which was really great we figured out some things we needed to do better and things we are going to start implementing so that was awesome and just being able to feel the spirit is just the greatest at any point and we felt it a lot that day so it was great! 

We picked up a kid named robert as an investigator who is really quite but he is really cool and is going to be baptized definatly he is a members friend so we go to get introduced that way so it was awesome! 

We also had a meeting with the stake president and president glewix about something called stake correlation or in other words a zone leaders worst nightmare! seriously it is crazy how much time and numbers and formulas it takes to put that thing together but we did it! 

well i did it ha i am training my companion to be a zone leader so it took longer since i was the only one that knew how to do it and i had to show him. 

so those are some of the high lights of this week oh and ya we also had a baptism happen this last weekend i baptized a kid named armondo it was really cool but i will tell you something funny that you can make fun of me for ha i totally forgot how to hold him and everything so someone had to remind me it was so funny haha but ya i just blanked completely so ya that was my week! i love you all so much 

Love elder moss 

Davey and some other missionaries went to the zoo

Monday, November 11, 2013

Letter from President Gelwix (Christmas information)

President Gelwix

Dear family and friends of CA Fresno missionaries:

With 300+ missionaries serving with us in Fresno, we face some challenges. Realizing that we all want to make the Christmas experience in the mission field a memorable one, we have a few suggestions:

1. To avoid theft or incorrect address because of transfers, we remind you that our mission policy continues to be: ALL cards, letters and packages are to be sent to the mission office: 1814 N Echo Ave, Fresno CA 93711.

2. Our Christmas Zone Conferences (where most Christmas packages are distributed) will be earlier this year - Dec 11 and 12th to accommodate transfer day scheduled on Dec 18. We will do our very best to deliver packages received between Dec 13 and 24.

3. Smaller and more compact packages are easier for the mission office and missionaries to transport. We can accommodate only a limited number of packages requiring immediate refrigeration.

4.Below is a list of possible gift items suggested by missionaries: 

Gift Cards: Wal-Mart, fast food etc
Cold Hard Cash
Visa Gift Cards
White shirts and garments
Approved books:
The Power of Everyday Missionaries by Clayton Christensen 
The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns, MD
CDs by LDS artists (music policy: by LDS artists only or classical music in traditional arrangements)
Office supplies: notebooks, white out, pens etc
For elders: shoulder bag to replace back pack
USB drive to back up pictures
Voice recorder: faster than writing in journal when short on time
Books of Mormon with personal testimonies written in them
Pocket size copies of the Book of Mormon
Ties or Sock
Tie clip (conservative)
Bike tools
For elders: khaki dress slacks 
For elders: V neck sweaters in conservative, solid colors
Thank you cards: simple, professional looking
Ring or keychain: CTR or ETT3 or RWH
Sturdy water bottle
Gummy bears
Beef jerky
Breath mints
Mormon Messages
Pictures of siblings or parents as missionaries
For sisters: no show socks, shoe liners for flats

Instructions regarding a 40 minute phone call to your missionary will be sent at a later date.

We appreciate the privilege of serving with your missionary and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming new year.

With our love,

President and Sister Gelwix

November 11, 2011


I just got on...  I'm at work and have been really busy.  I hope you are still on.  If you are I need to know how your week has been and how are you doing?

ha i am but we are about to leave our time is about up but it has been great i love it how are you all? i miss ya and love you so much ya cute family ha ;)

We are all doing good!  The boys and I had a sleep over in my room. We all started in my bed then as the time went on Brayden decided it would be easier to sleep on the ground.  We had a lot of fun!!

haha that is aweosme! sounds like a lot of fun i cant wait to wrestle them! we got to go i love you mom!



Hey davey, I'm not home right now but I am writing you on my phone. I am out doing my part time job that I got here to do on my days off when I'm not doing anything. So anyway I'll go in and read the other emails you sent and then go from there.

alright love ya!

hey just so you all know i am not going to eat a whole lot of the packages that you send a lot of candy in i would rather have like mints or something like that haha

Okay I read your other letters the one from the mission president and your weekly. I'm on my way back to Salt Lake and uh we'll be driving so I'll try my best to talk to ya while you're still on.

io am about to get off anyway dad i love you and sorry we are over our allowed time limit you are the best drive safe ya handsome man ;) have a great week!


Good Morning! I am having a wonderful day today isn't it wonderful to be a mormon!
This past week has been awesome, hard but great we went to the zoo for our last preparation day and i also got my flu shot which stunk the lady that shot me up like turned the needle in my arm and it just was not pleasant haha then we had a great dinner with some members yup it was pizza hut deep dish haha but shoot that members home was amazing it was so big just the land alone to build the house on was 2 million dollars the home itself was ginormous! 

Things have been great i have been so busy lately we are trying to get everything organized due to we had to move apartments and things are just everywhere and i hate it i cant wait till it is all better! In the ward we have reactivated a lot of less actives and we actually took one of them out with us to an appointment it was his first time and he was really nervous but everything turned out great so that was really cool to see! we also taught the lesson in FHE we taught the restoration because our bishop asked us to start teaching the members the lessons which is a great idea! We also had transfers like i told you before and we got take the new missionaries out on what called "open your mouth" haha they are always so nervous but it is awesome to see the miracles happen as we talk to people and invite them to be BAPTIZED! We also gave training to the new missionaries on how to be a successful missionary, we are giving trainingtomorrow to our zone on how to work with members better which is going to be great since members are key to everything we do in missionary work. 

We had two missionaries stay with us they are heading home soon and so they are traveling around staying with other missionaries and they got to stay with us and work a couple days with us it was awesome we got a lot of work done due to we split up and divided and concord! So that was a lot of fun to do and work with them. 

Other than all those things life as a missionary is great i love it so much. it is hard work but hey who said that this life is easy? everything we do is hard and tries us everyday but we stand strong and in the end it will all be worth it! I love you so much and am so grateful for this gospel i am grateful for the changes i have made and that i have applied to become better i love the scriptures and the ensigns so much ahhhh! it is amazing the things i learn from it. i say this one more time I love you all, god bless you, and become better than you were the day before don't get caught up in the material things of this world but get caught up in the moments that matter most there lies the true happy times that you can hold onto. 

Love, Elder Moss 

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 4, 2013


Hey Davey its Chase. So i am writing to you right now so that you can reply to me tomorrow, Monday. So I extended a call to a nonmember a while ago cause I felt impressed to do it but I didn't know he wasn't a member and so the missionaries and the bishop have been working on him so that he might be baptized and can take the calling.  Well he hasn't...yet. So the missionaries I guess want me to meet with them at Anthony's house (that is the nonmember) on Wednesday at 4:30.  I would just go there with the missionaries and be there during the discussion about baptism.  I am really nervous because I dont know what to say and I dont want to mess anything up.  So I am coming to you for advice.  They did say that I need to be prepared to give my testimony about Baptism to Anthony but I am not sure what to say. I read in my scriptures looking for some answers and I'm sure I will do more reading but please help me with any advice that I might convey a message across to Anthony in a good way.  I want to help these missionaries in any way I can.  So please help me if you can. 

Alright Chase i have just got to tell you that is so cool! don't be nervous bro the missionaries want you there cuz you have a strong spirit and know you will have an impact on that kids whole life! Read D&C 33:8-9 
chase you have a powerful testimony don't worry about what to say it will come to you D&C 84:85. one thing i would say is just be his friend love him and relate things to him that you have felt and how it has changed your life and how it will change his life if someone is going to believe you you have to be sincere.  you won't mess anything up i promise you that right now you will not! i hope that helped out! i love you and that is so cool you will love it so much give those missionaries a hard time
Love Elder Moss


Did you get the email from Chase? He wrote it last night to you.

yup i did

Good, he seemed a little nervous to go with the missionaries and knowing what to expect. I told him to write you and you would have come good advise for him.
Yesterday your brothers and I wrote you a letter.  You hopefully will receive it sometime this week.
How are you doing? Still tired? I have loved again all of your pictures you have sent us. And I feel it a bonus when I get a text from either Rachelle or Sister Burnette. I feel so blessed that you have a loving home that takes good care of you. Do you think you will be transferred soon?

nope i din't get transferred haha i am having another missionary come to be with me ha 

I can't remember if I told you I'm the new Assistant to the Wolf leader - yes, I'm back in Cub Scouts.  I am really happy to be able to be back in the Cubs and in the past I've had fun doing it.
Chase will be ordained as a Priest on his birthday.  We have made special arrangements to have it done on Wednesday morning before dad leaves to go back up north.
Our family will be heading up north on the 23rd for McKell's wedding.

dang that is so crazy!

Love the pictures! And you are playing Ping Pong, I'll tell Chase that you have been playing. Chase thinks he will pounce on, in Ping Pong, you when you get back.

These were taken at Fresno State University Institute of Religion

haha we will see about that ;)

I guess a match is in order!

Weekly letter:

Alright so my week has been pretty great as you may know transfers are happening this wednesday and i am not getting transferred but my compaion is he is going to porterville he also got released as a zone leader due to he just didn't want to be one anymore so i am getting a new companion Elder Bettinger he is coming from turlock to be a zone leader with me this is his first time being a zone leader so i am just super excited! i love Elder bettinger we came out into the mission together and we roomed together at the MTC so it is going to be just awesome! we are moving appartments 2 days after transfers so this friday but we are only moving down the street so that is nice.

Halloween was great i honestly totally forgot it was halloween and i didn't know till  half the day was gone haha but it was good we went to a members home and played games with them due to the cause that we couldn't be driving or biking or walking past 6 30pm so ya it was great it was so sad though to see people come to the door and they were young women and were just dressed so immodestly literally like walking pornography, women need to have high standards and live up to the name of a Daughter of God with Divine potential and a Divine calling. the world is getting wicked and we need to set the example the young men and women growing up need to be examples in all conduct.

well the rest of my week was great we taught a lot of lessons and just had a great time we had a really spiritual experience with one of our investigators named Adrian we were teaching him and he wants to get baptized but he expressed that ever since he started reading the book of mormon he has felt that God has abandoned him which was extremely weird so long story short we overcame that by talking about trials and just read from the Book of Mormon and just followed the spirit i cant explain it but we just had just a super spiritual time very emotional but full of love and he came to church this sunday and loved it so much so that was really cool to have happen it strengthened my testimony so much he is still on board for his baptism he wants his family to get sealed together and he wants to have the gift of the holy ghost in his life.

right now everything is going great trails stink so much but they make you so much stronger i have a testimony of that so much never give in to satan and the wickedness of the world! the church is true stand up for what is right!
Love Elder Moss
This is the missionaries in the Zone Davey is over

 Halloween pumpkin carving