Washington Yakima Mission

Friday, January 13, 2017

Merry Christmas!

​The Moser Clan :)
December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas everyone! I feel like I shouldn't even be writing right now since I saw my family yesterday over Skype. It was the best ever. But I will try my best to clear my egg-nog cluttered mind and remember what we did last week!

This past week has been a little crazy. I don't even really know what's happened. But I am finally learning who everyone is! Basically, we're teaching a bunch of part member families. Last week we met with a 13 year old, Jay, who's mom is a returned less-active and who's father is not a member. His dad doesn't have any interest in the church, but Jay has been investigating for a while. In his lesson last week, we invited another 13 year old non-member named Lawrence. We also tracted into a less-active who's daughter, Rachel, is not a member. We also taught another family who's 13 year old son Ryan is not a member. We also met with another 13 year old girl named Kylee who's mom is not a member. We got in and watched the Light the World video, and we can tell she felt the spirit. We will be seeing her later this week! 

So yeah, we're teaching like a million 13 year olds. It's been incredible, though! We've been working closely with the Young Women's and Young Men's  Presidents, and they have been working with the youth to fellowship them. It is really cool working with part member families because the spirit has already touched the lives of so many of them; they just need a little push in the right direction so that they can feel it more often :)

On Christmas Eve, we had a blast! We made a bunch of cookies and other treats with some of my favorite elders, and then that night, our whole district got together to go caroling to investigators and less-actives in each of the areas. It was a blast. If I could be a professional caroler, I totally would. It didn't matter if we sang to an old couple, a young family, or a YSA; everyone responded very positively. It was so cool feeling our light and their light grow a little bit brighter that night :)

Christmas Day was also pretty sweet! I Finally got to open the package from my family that I've been lugging around for years, and we even got a few presents from members! Packages are the best. One of the part member families that we caroled to the night before also came to church for the first time, so that was pretty awesome. Of course, Skyping the ol' family was definitely the highlight of my day. It was good to see that my family is still goofy as ever :)

Being a missionary is really, really, really cool. I love it, and I love this gospel and how real it is. Christmas is such an amazing time of year to forget yourself and remember others and their needs! If you feel like you could have done more for others this Christmas, then go out and do it. Turn some of those Light the World daily suggestions into New Year's resolutions, and keep the your light bright so that others can burn brighter!

Love you all!
Elder Moser

Put us right to work with a correlation meeting with the Stake Presidency.

Moses Lake Stake Presidency, minus Pres. Tolley.

Freezing rain last week was not nice to Becky.
It also made us super late to our interviews with President Lewis

After caroling with the District! We actually sounded pretty good, if you can believe that.
​My tag is gone in this picture because I lost it... But I just got a new one in the mail, so no worries!

​Does this new sweater match my smolder?

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