Monday, December 28, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas full of laughter, love, and
the spirit of this season- Jesus Christ! We didn't have a white
Christmas, but we woke up to snow today!!

Being a missionary on Christmas is probably the greatest thing ever. I
felt such a sense of reverence because I am a representative of Him
whose birth we celebrate. There isn't a greater calling than that!
Christmas morning we opened presents and I got so many wonderful
missionary gifts from my family! And then we had a huge breakfast at
the visitors center with all the senior couples and VC/Jail sisters.
We played some games and then we watched Sister Burton's talk from the
Christmas devotional. Wow, how grateful I am for the plan and that
Jesus Christ came to this earth to do the will of His Father, because
without that, the plan would be ruined. Then all of the sisters acted
out the nativity and that was one of the most powerful moments I've
had on my mission so far. All of us set apart servants of the Lord
gathered together to act out the humble events that led up to the
birth of our Savior. We all sang Away In A Manger and Silent Night and
I couldn't help but cry (surprising right?) it was so special.

Then I got to Skype the family!!!! What a treat that was! It was
seriously the greatest Christmas gift I could have! I got to bear my
testimony to them and we got to share special experiences together. It
was definitely a moment to remember :)

That night the elders and us went caroling! The highlight of the night
was caroling to Austin! He was over at his aunt's and we sang to the
whole family! It was so awesome and Austin was so happy! Michelle (his
aunt) was so sweet to us! They bought us Christmas presents! It was
the cherry on top of the day!

Speaking of Austin he is incredible. He is now giving Book of Mormons
to his co workers and he can't wait to be baptized! We took him to a
baptism and he got so excited! He is also so awesome that today he
took all of us missionaries on a personal tour of the arrowhead
stadium!! He works security for he Chiefs! He is the best and everyone
loves him! He is incredible and it's incredible to watch him progress.
I can't believe we first met him three weeks ago! Also, just to show
how awesome he is, he went out with the elders to do service for a
less active woman in our ward. GOLDEN!!!

We are still praying a lot for Amanda. She loves church so much and
it's so sad that she has this trial before getting baptized. But we
have faith that everything will work out! She has warmed up to us so
much and we love watching her grow.

There isn't much time for today so sorry this is short but I hope you
all had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy new year! Love you

Sister Moss

This is Kim...her father-in-law is in our bishopric here!  I worked with Kim at the BYU ticket office before my mission!

Pictures of Arrowhead Stadium (home of the Chiefs) with Austin!  We went through the whole stadium!

Two of the best things...cheerleading and football!

Who else gets to spend a P-day touring an NFL stadium?

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Have a Merry Christmas!

This week was good- a little hard because I got sick, but we had a
pretty good week! I can't believe Christmas is this week! I literally
CANT believe it! Time is so weird. But I'm so excited! And it'll be so
fun to skype home!!

We saw Patrick again this weekend... We love him! He is the best and
it's impossible not to be happy when we are around him! We usually see
him every week since he lives alone and can't really go anywhere.
Patrick is the definition of hope! And he is going to the temple this
week for the first time!!

We saw Austin on Friday! He said a lot of his co workers are now
interested which is AWESOME!!! He loves the Book of Mormon so much and
his progression shows it! When he prays, it is the most sincere
prayers ever! President Cato held a devotional for any investigators
and we went with Austin and it was one of the coolest things ever.
President Cato has a gift of talking about the gospel. He made the
gospel sound so simple and Austin felt the spirit so strongly! He
LOVES President Cato! I am so grateful for a stake president who is so
involved in missionary work!

Austin also came to church for the first time yesterday! He LOVED it.
The elders totally took him under their wing during priesthood and
Austin said he has never felt more welcome before. He said he had an
"A" experience!  And he said he felt the spirit all day! Austin is so

Amanda no longer is getting baptized this weekend :( she still needs
permission from her dad. We are praying super hard that things will go
well and especially that her dad softens his heart! She wants to be
baptized so badly! It's so cute!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and remember why we
celebrate this wonderful holiday! I know that our savior was born to
allow us to be born again. He strengthens us and lifts us and carries
us through- the good times and the bad. I know that as we emulate His
example, we will be changed through His Atonement. And I know that His
Atonement is for everyone! I love you all so much!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Long time no talk!

Hello friends and family! I hope you all are enjoying this Christmas
season! Especially the new A Savior is Born video! I invite you to
watch it if you haven't seen it! Actually, even if you have seen it,
go watch it again! :) it's so awesome and the spirit is so strong
because of how pure the children's testimonies are!

Not much has happened since Thursday. But we had a ward Christmas
party on Saturday and that was super super fun! I love the Raytown
ward! There was a talent show and our buddy Patrick sang and it was
the cutest thing in the whole world! I'll attach a little video :)

Also, Austin texted us and said that he has a testimony of the Book of
Mormon and Joseph Smith!!! He is seriously THE BEST!!! We literally
found him wrapped up with a bow on top and a tag saying Baptize Me!!!

It's been a change with all the new sisters here at the visitors
center, but I love all the sisters so much! The visitors center has
such a special spirit! I love serving here!!! Love you all so much!

Sister Moss

#ASaviorIsBorn so I can spend 18 months helping others find hope, peace and joy!

Being silly with Sister Wilkey :)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

6 Month Anniversary! is SIX MONTHS! I can hardly believe it. Six months ago
today I was entering the MTC. I am so grateful for how much I have
changed these past six months and I can't wait to see where I'll be a
year from now! This week was also transfers and I am staying in
Raytown with Sister Wilkey! We are the only companionship out of the
visitors center and Liberty jail who didnt change! We are so excited
for this transfer!

This week was full of happiness! That's what the Lord's work is-
happiness! We finally had our first lesson with Austin and he is so
awesome! We watched Meet the Mormons with him and answered some
questions. He is so prepared! We literally found him wrapped up with a
bow on top saying "baptize me!" He set a baptismal date for January
9!! :) the Lord really prepared people and as long as we are working
hard we can find them.

We met with Amanda again too! She is so cute. We watched Meet the
Mormons with her too and she said "I can be one of them!" She's so
darn sweet and so excited to be baptized! We found out her dad is kind
of against his kids joining the church so we are praying for his heart
to be softened so she can be baptized.

The other day we went over to Patrick's and we had quite the
adventure. It was a beautiful day outside and so we took him on a
walk...then his wheelchair broke! It was so sad and so scary! I didn't
want to hurt him at all and so I was so worried. We got it figured out
and thank goodness that there were some people around to help us!
Patrick is so awesome and he is the definition of hope! I am always so
happy when I am with him!

Tuesday was probably the best day on my mission so far! We got to go
with the 1st ward sisters to go with Dennis to the temple!!! I had the
privilege to be baptized for Dennis' wife, Pamela. The spirit was so
so so strong. Dennis was baptized for his father and Sister Day was
baptized for his mother. We were all crying, including him. We know
they for sure accepted it. Looking at Dennis in the temple was
incredible because I know that the Atonement has changed him. The
temple is what this work is all about!!! We were leaving and Dennis
started crying and said that he didn't want to leave...I am so
grateful for the spirit there and that I got to have that experience
with him.

Monday night, I took a group through the visitors center and it was
two members and two non members. One of the non members just started
meeting with missionaries and he brought his aunt to the visitors
center with them. I took them through God's Plan for His Family and at
the end Veronica (the non member aunt) expressed interest in meeting
with the missionaries. So I got her information and told her I would
send the missionaries to her! It was so awesome! THEN! The next day I
typed her address in to see what ward she is in to send her
missionaries AND SHE IS IN OUR WARD! So we went and saw her and we are
now working with her towards baptism!! We have seen so many blessings
and I know it's because we are working hard and trying to be exactly

Sister Moss

At the Kansas City temple with Dennis!

Love my Sister Wilkey

So there is a nickname for the sisters I came out with that serve at the Visitor's Center and Liberty Jail.  They call us "THE TEN".  We all  have been here for 6 months and they finally split us up!  But we had to get a picture of all of us.  These are lifelong friends!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Hello friends and family! Today has been crazy so I'm running behind
so I'm going to be really brief! But I can't believe it's December

We saw some amazing miracles, we got three new investigators on
Saturday! One of them is Austin who is so prepared! He can't wait to
learn more and he told us he is looking for something and he thinks
this might be it! The other is a lady named Deborah. We knocked on her
door twice and no one answered. Then she pulled up with her daughter
from LOUISIANA! Heavenly Father places us where we need to be!

We had an all mission conference on Tuesday and it was so awesome! The
spirit of 240 something missionaries is overwhelming. We had some
awesome trainings and we had a lot of FUN! Each zone did a skit! Our
zone did "all I want for Christmas is a baptism, I'm dreaming of a
white jumpsuit, and away in independence" :) We all had so much fun!
Missions are the best!

Last night our stake presidency had a dinner for the high council and
missionaries in the stake! The people in the Independence stake are so
Zion like and it's because they understand the spirit of this place!
They are so Christlike. We had so much fun together! President Cato is
one of the greatest people I've ever met in my life!!!

Also, the Christmas initiative has been released! A savior is born is
so awesome and I invite you all to watch it and to share it on
Facebook and other social media! There is also another video that's
called the world without a savior. It makes me realize how grateful I
am that Heavenly Father loves us so much that He gave us His son!

Love you all so so so much! Here's to transfer week!!!

It beginning to look like Christmas at the Visitor Center!

Some of the VC sisters helping Sister Vest decorate the mission home

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving to everyone! I am so grateful to have such
wonderful people in my life. I'm also so grateful to be on a mission
right now. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but right here!! I am
grateful for the Spirit that I get to feel and the amazing things that
I get to see happen through the Atonement. I'm also so grateful for
our Savior and all that He offers us.

I am also grateful that Missouri actually has a fall!!! It's been fall
weather all up until now!! Especially the past few days-they were
BEAUTIFUL! Today is really rainy, but the fall here is something that
Idaho and Utah both miss out on for sure.

We have seen some ups and downs in our areas lately...last week every
single appointment but one cancelled on us. Satan is really trying to
get people away from the missionaries so they don't feel the spirit.
But this week has been going a lot better!

We have been teaching Amanda and she chose a baptism date!! She chose
December 26 and we were shocked and said 'the day after Christmas?'
And she replied 'that way I will always remember my baptism day!' It
was probably the cutest thing ever! We are so excited for her and I
know that she is going to see so many blessings in her life!

We got some awesome texts from Rodrigo this week, too! We haven't been
able to see him because he has been so busy with work, but he texted
us and he said that he was going to try to read a verse from the Book
of Mormon a day! This is a miracle because when we first met him, he
claimed he was agnostic....the Lord prepares people!!

We met with Doris, who is a recent convert, and probably the sweetest
person I have ever met in my whole life. She fell back into her word
of wisdom problems when she got really stressed with some stuff and
she is trying to overcome it. When we visited with her, she realized
that she hadn't smoked in 2 weeks!!!! Which is so good!! She is
getting in touch with Bishop so that she can get a temple recommend!
She's amazing and she is going through a lot so to watch her work so
hard on this is even more amazing.

Monday was probably the best day ever because while we were on shift
we got to put up the Christmas decorations in the visitors center!! It
was so much fun and the visitors center is so beautiful! Christmas is

Last week one of the senior couples went home, and I was really close
to them so that was sad. They are so awesome and I am so grateful for
all of the senior couples here that we get to learn from! The new
senior couple arrived this past week and I am so excited to get to
know them! Senior missionaries have such an impact on people and I am
so grateful I get to associate with them everyday!

bringing their investigators - Michael and Anthony Doss - into the
visitors center and I called dibs to take the presentation :) Michael
was found while I was with Sister Christiansen, but I had yet to meet
him! But I TOTALLY judged them when they walked into the VC...Michael
had gold rims, gold bracelets, gold rings.... I admit, I definitely
judged these two people and the spirit was not with me at the
beginning of the presentation. But as soon as those two spoke, I
realized how AMAZING they are and the spirit overwhelmed me! They were
raised RLDS but they say they know this church is true. Anthony
recently got out of jail and he said "when I walked through the door,
I felt all of the evil leave me. I feel like I am in the presence of
God."!!!! Testimony of the visitors center!!! They were talking about
their past and how they both really really want to change. I felt the
spirit so strongly and I shared a scripture and Mikey started tearing
up. I could feel of their desire that they want to join the church so
badly. I am so grateful I got to meet them and they are some of my
favorite people now!!! My lesson was learned...we ALL are Heavenly
Father's children. We ALL are loved equally by Him.

I love being a missionary! I find more and more joy in it everyday!

Brother and Sister Fullmer-the senior couple that just went home

Christmas is coming!

Crazy missionaries!

Got the Christmas advent that my mom made me!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Baby Shower = Succes

Another week has come and gone! That's so crazy! First of all, the BYU
weekend was crazy! On Saturday, we made a record and had 1,352 people
come into the visitors center! It was so crazy! And everyone around me
was wearing byu shirts... Talk about being trunky.

Our baby shower went so well on Saturday!!! We had a few sisters from
the ward show up and Jessica loved it! She made some friends and she
told us that she really felt welcomed into the ward now! She also
attended church on Sunday! And it was so awesome because Brother
Jordan, her husband, got a calling! So he is a returning member! These
two people are so awesome and I love them both so much. Jessica is
praying about a baptism date for December 5! Prayers that she will be
solid for this date!

We also got a solid referral from our elders! A guy in our ward has a
sister who isn't baptized but she goes to church every single week! So
we started teaching her and she really wants to be baptized! Her name
is Amanda and she is 13. She has such a strong testimony and is so
ready to become a member!

I keep forgetting to tell y'all about Patrick! Patrick is the coolest
guy in the whole world. He is an old black man and he is the funniest
person I have ever met! He has MS and a couple weeks ago, his electric
wheelchair broke so us and the elders were going over to feed him and
stuff. He got a new wheelchair, but he is so lonely so we keep going
back to visit with him and bring him church movies to watch :) he was
baptized last summer and he loves the missionaries!

We have been trying to just find lots of new people and contacting a
bunch of referrals and such. I have seen lots of miracles and we are
praying some of these people are being prepared! Sister Wilkey and I
are just trying to do our best and work our hardest out here!

I've been focusing a lot on the spirit in the work and I guess just
the spirit in general. I realized the amount of work it takes to be in
tune with the spirit but the amazing blessings that come from it. I
know I'm able to feel the spirit all the time here because I am
keeping the commandments and only watching and listening to things
that invite the spirit. My testimony has strengthened so much that I
never want it to leave. I know that I am going to need to make some
changes when I go back home because I want to always feel like this.
I'm grateful for this experience of a mission and that I am learning
so much about who I can become.

I am so grateful for Jesus Christ and that through Him I can do all
things. I am grateful that He continues to strengthen me even when I
make mistakes. He is my best friend! As I learn more of Him and try to
become more like Him, I am coming closer to my Father in Heaven.
Nothing is better than strengthening that relationship.

Thanks for all your prayers, love, and emails! Love you all!

Brother Jordan and Jessica at the baby shower

My good friend, Sister Baggett

The sisters I live with and I decided to try on ugly clothes from Zion (where sisters leave behind clothes they don't want anymore) and then had a photo shoot

My companion, Sister Wilkey and I

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Baptism dates and baby showers!

This week I hit 5 months!!! WHAT! Time flies, and I can't believe it.
These 5 months have been such a blessing to me and I've changed
already so much. I can't wait to see the change the next 13 months! I
know for sure that following the example of Jesus Christ brings the
ultimate happiness!

We saw so many miracles last week!!! I don't even know where to begin!
First I want to brag about my companion. Sister Wilkey is amazing! She
is so good at following the spirit. She's such a good example of being
in tune with the spirit. I love her! Her and I have so much fun
together and we work so well together.

So I think I talked a little bit about Jessica in my last email but I
don't remember. So Jessica is married to a member who hasn't been very
active. But he has been coming back to church and he is a getting a
calling!! At the beginning of this transfer, Sister Wilkey and I set a
goal to have one baptism this transfer. We have been praying for
Jessica and both of us felt good about December 5. So we are planning
on inviting her to be baptized on December 5 tonight! The only problem
Jessica has been having is she wants to feel more comfortable with the
ward. So we have been praying so hard for help on what to do to help
her. We got the GREATEST revelation to throw her a baby shower! She is
pregnant with her first kid and just found out that it is a girl! We
got in touch with the relief society president and we are throwing her
a baby shower on Saturday! It'll be so awesome and we know this is
what will help her. I have such a strong testimony that when you set
goals, Heavenly Father helps you reach them!

RODRIGO!! He is a new investigator and he is awesome! We have gone
back 3 times to see him! He claims himself as agnostic and we are
trying to help him recognize the spirit. When we saw him Tuesday, he
totally recognized the spirit!!! We told him that the spirit led us to
him and he was like "that's actually really cool....and when you
knocked I was sleeping and I was going to get so mad at whoever was
knocking on the door and then I calmed down right before I opened it,
and then I found you at the door." He is prepared and he doesn't even
realize it!

We finally met this referral of ours named Tanesha. Boy, I LOVE HER!
She has so much faith and she loves God. She told us that her and her
daughter have been looking for a "church home" because she doesn't
feel welcome anywhere else! She is also so prepared for this gospel.
She is going to go to the BYU devotional with us and she wants to
bring her daughter :)

We had stake conference this weekend and Elder Baxter from the seventh
was visiting! That was way neat. And the COOLEST thing happened...
crying when I heard his name! He is so awesome!!!

Anyway, missionary work is so awesome!! I love my companion, my ward,
my district, my zone...everything! And I love you all!!!

Sister Wilkey, my cute companion and I  :)

Waffle Wednesday at the Toronto's home

Sister Matagi showed up at the VC!!!  #MTCbuds

Gas is now under $2!!!!!