Elise at temple

Elise at temple
Hermana Moser

Monday, June 1, 2015


Buenas tardes, mi queridisima familia,

Once upon a time, a young woman was abandoned by her family on the side of the road. A nice person helped the young woman with her baggage and steered her through some corridors until she came to a room where they welcomed her warmly and placed a black badge over her heart. The young woman was scared and excited all at the same time....Almost enough to sing a song called "scared, but excited," but she was surrounded by people and that probably wouldn´t have been appropriate.

The young woman studied and learned and grew and met 5 other young women who will forever be considered her sisters. They talked and laughed and did not dance because... well because they were missionaries and dancing is frowned upon in mission-dom. Then one day, everything changed. The 6 young ladies were shipped off to various parts of a foreign land, where they were expected to help change lives. What this young girl didn´t understand, however, was just how much her own life was about to change..

As she wandered through the tropical jungle searching for anything that would help her on her quest, she ran into tarantulas, iguanas, monkeys, bats and several other terrifying beasts. Good thing this girl is super mega brave. She was forced to eat chicken hearts and spicy peppers and chocolate chicken and cow stomach, and still she endured. She learned a new language, walked a bajillion miles, and met a thousand people that she came to know and love. All within  short, so short, 19 months.

But the most powerful of all her adventures, was her own personal journey of coming unto her Savior. Through it all, through the rain and the sun and the more sun, she was able to see miracles and tender mercies without number and she knew that God loved her. She came to know and love Jesus Christ. She came to understand the atonement a little bit better. She came to appreciate her home and family  whole lot more. She came to desire the same for every single person that she sees.

Now this chapter of the young woman's story is ending, and it would be a lie to say that she isn´t terrified of the thought of leaving her beloved Mexican family, but she knows that faith is pointed towards the future. She knows that progression is something that only comes with changes. And as one wise mentor said from the beginning:

"He said, Come to the edge
and I said no, I´ll fall..
He said, Come to the edge.
and I said no, I´ll fall..
He said, Come to the edge.
I came. He pushed.
I flew."

I am so grateful for the opportunity I have been given to serve as a missionary of Jesus Christ. It has been a dream come true to be able to help other people recognize His hand in their lives. I will continue to work as hard as humanly possible in the days I have left as a name-tag wearing representative of Christ, but I plan on working hard the rest of my life.

"...Porque nuestros hermanos loslamanitas se hallaban en la obscuridad, sí, aun en el mas tenebroso abismo; mas he aquí, ¡Cuantos de ellos han sido guiados a ver la maravillosa luz de Dios! Y esta es la bendicion que se ha conferido sobre nosotros, que hemos sido hechos instrumentos en las manos de Dios para realizar esta gran obra."

Thanks for your support. Thank you for your love  and prayers and letters. Honestly and truly I could not feel more blessed.

Nos vemos pronto. muuuuy pronto.

I love you I love you I love you.

Hermana Moser

ps. Please don´t forget me. I will be there late saturday night. :) Thanks. 

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