Monday, August 14, 2017

See You Guys Next Week!

Maham Y Daddy O

So this week was pretty normal as well. We worked hard put some fechas for my last Saturday. A little girl named Estephani.  She's super cute.  Her brother is a returned missionary, but her parents aren't members so we are gonna baptize her. Also another 18 year old girl will be baptized for the 14th my last P-Day. But that one is like maybe or maybe not. It's not a sure thing... We'll see how it goes. 
So last week I went to get my haircut and this guy that is cutting our hair asks me if we believe in miracles.  I said of course!! And he said I am a miracle... and then he showed us this video of him getting struck by lightning and his recovery... he said he got to the hosptial dead and they shocked him back to life. They said that if he recovered, he would never walk again. But now he is perfectly fine and he even plays soccer. I was like "that's awesome you must have alot of faith"... So anyways we gave him a pamphlet about the restoration and told him to read it and pray and stuff.... So we went back and had an aweome lesson with him. He asked us for a Book of Mormon and said he had been looking for the truth and that he thought he had  found it... He showed up to church on sunday with his wife and we are gonna put a fecha (date) with him today to get baptized on the 19th.... It was a pretty cool experience.

I love you guys talk to you next week,

Elder Tagg​

Sunday, August 6, 2017

I Don't Regret Anything

July 31st

Mahm y Daddy O, 

This weeek was good.. Really tranquilo. We were able to baptize that family it was a really nice baptism, even though they don't count as my converts I feel like I helped and taught them a lot. In these past 3 months, I personally haven't baptized.  But I have helped a lot of people. The other day there was a mini EFY for all the youth of the stake and I saw one of the jovenes (youth) there that we left a fecha (lesson) with in my other area... it was pretty kool. ​​ 

I'm really happy for the work I have done these past two years... I dont regret anything. It was the best decision I could have made.  To tell you guys the truth, I cry and laugh and hate this feeling at the end of the mission. After making this all of your life and then having to give it up for another life... It sucks.

But I love you guys

Elder Tagg

Monday, July 31, 2017

Filled to the Freaking Top

July 24

Mahm y Daddy O

This week was pretty normal compared to last week. I did some divisions again, we saw some cool stuff, and some milagros (miracles) as well. I spoke in church twice on Sunday in both sacrament mettings. But imma do bullet points 'cause it's easier.

I went on divisions Thursday to a place called Samayac we went to visit this place that's super far away where the missionaries haven't been like ever before. We contacted a lady, and she sent her son to talk to us. This was wierd because her son was deaf and dumb so it was kinda hard talking to him.  At the end, his Mom came out and I don't know what happend but the deaf guy ended up taking us to a waterfall and a cave where the locals do witchcraft.  It was an adventure... Pretty kool.

So we cover two wards. So every Sunday we take the sacrament twice. It's pretty kool, but yesturday I had to give talks in both meetings.  It wsa pretty cool I talked about the obra missional (missionary work) in one and agency in the other one.  They went really well, I didn't really prepare anything, I just said what I knew.  Each talk ended up being like 10 minutes, and I wasn't even nervous It was awesome.

So this last week we had 4 batism dates and they all fell through because none of them went to church. I was soo maad.. But then we had a miricale happen. The zone leaders had a whole family from our area go to their ward so they passed on the reference to us and the family seems pretty positive. So that's kool.

That's pretty much all that happened this week. It was pretty good.

Love you guys 

Elder Tagg

July 17

Mahm y Daddy O

So this week was filled to the freaking top with crazy experiences. We're talking life or death, getting lost in the middle of nowhere, getting sick, finding people to baptize, etc. So you guys probably already know imma do bullets points.

+ OK first of all I did divisions with an area in my district called Samayac its a pretty cool pueblo (little city) but when we got there to the it was raining which is nothing out of the normal.  So we where walking down the road and we were probably like 10 feet away from a telephone post when it gets freaking STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, it was freaking so close you could smell it and all my hair was freaking stood up.

+ We where still on divisions and we went to this town really far away that hadn't had missionaries for like 9 months cause it is pretty dangerous but the members had been teaching a family out there and everything so we went. The family is soo freaking awesome They were actually teaching  2 families and they both accepted baptismal dates for the 29 of this month.  It was a miracle that area hasn't baptized in soo long. But we will see what happens.

*Still on division we were in the park about to get on a bus and this guy literally just drops dead in front of us. Weirdest thing that has ever happened to me. They say he had diabetes but I think witchcraft defiantly had something to do with that mysterious death.

+ We ended divisions in that area and started divisions with another area where Elder Gallagher is. We were eating in Wendy's and a car in the parking lot caught on fire... pretty weird.  Then we were in the mission car because the President lent it to Elder Gallagher because his area is really big. We went out to the beach to put some baptismal dates down and on the way back, it started to rain super hard. So we were driving on these back roads in a really sketchy area and we got to this huge puddle, probably like 3 feet deep. Then the freaking car just shut off apparently the motor got wet but we were like 3 hours away from our house and it was like 6 pm... and Gallagher had left the phone in the church so we couldn't call anyone. By the pure grace of God we hitch hiked a ride to a members house and they towed the car to a mechanic, but it couldn't be fixed that day so we had to hitch hike a ride all the way back to our house... 

* It was a pretty eventful week but on top of all that we found like 3 people in our area that can get baptized before I leave so that should be fun.

¨Jesus Lives

Elder Tagg

Monday, July 17, 2017

Love Yous Guys/ Dengue Scare

June 26 2017

Mahm Y Daddy O

This weeek was pretty Good. Imma do bullet points 

[ So this week on Tuesday, I went to get a blood test. Everything came out negative but non- the-less I passed that night vomiting. The next day I was feeling a lot better. Now everything is back to as normal as it can be in Guatemala, which means I still have diarrhea. Haha!

: Ummm we worked really hard this week. We hare having troubles as a District bringing people to church. So we made a plan to work with the members more and have them help us. This is the plan- we have made invitaions for family home evenings. We give them to certain families and they invite all their neighbors and friends.  We go and share a message and then later we visit everybody that attended seperatly with the members. We have done it once and its was really effective we had 7 new investigators just from one that we have done. we passed around a calender and all the members signed up. IT'S gonnaa BeTOtally WICKed.

: other than That not much happened we went to a really far area to do some baptismal interveiws we got to eat a good amount of pizza and we have been going to the gym it's prettty good.

Love yous guys 

Elder Tagg

June 19 2017

Mahm Y Daddy O 

Bueno, so this one is going to be short cause I'm pretty sure I have dengue fever...

This week was good we did good work, I love you guys, I did get the package! Thanks Mahm, you're the best!

Elder Tagg 

PS Photos are of Elder Gallagher & me skating, and a witch lady😶

Monday, June 19, 2017

May Update

May 15

Mahm Y Daddy O 

I love you guys 

Elder Tagg

May 22


This week was pretty good Immma doo bullet points

:.Va.... didn't get baptized this week cause his wife got sick and actually lost her baby. Like in the womb and stuff.... So that sucks but he's getting baptized this week.

:I bought a bunch of trumpoos for yous guys 

:I put a bird on my shoulder 

:I have changes! I'm going to Mazate. It's an area called San Antonio. Haha it'll be cool.  I guess I did my job with Elder M. 

: We had 9 investigators in church yesterday 

May 29

Mahm y Daddy o

So this week was good apart from the fact that you guys didn't write me but you know, it's whatever. I mean I'm the missionary, so I have an excuse to not write sometimes. You guys have no excuses. You guys have more than one computer and wifi in your house, and even if you're not home you have phones with access to the excuses.

But yea I'm in my new area. It's pretty cool my comp is Elder Russell from Indiana he's pretty cool. We get along well. He lives on a farm and has horses and everything. 

My new area is cool.  It's a ward with like 1000 registered members but only 100 active. SO there is work to be done. We share the area  with Sister missionaries, so that kinda sucks... Nah its alright the sisters are kool. One really good thing is that I'm really close to a Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Little Cesars, McDonald's and much, much morel. One bad thing is that this part of the mission is really well known for parasites and that sort of thing.

love you guys 

Elder Tagg

June 5

Mahm Y Daddy O 

Bueno Pues this week has been pretty good... Bullet Points

-We went to lake Atitlan for p-day. Well we went to a place were you could see lake Atitlan from a far because it's not really in the mission,

} We had this really positive family that was going to go to church but then at the last second they canceled on us and we went to church alone. 

¨Right before sacrament meeting started, a 87 year old black men that my comp & I had invited walked in. We didn't think he was gonna show up  because he doesn't even live in the mission limits but he traveled like two hours to get to church and he said he was going to come every Sunday.  It was freaking awesome! 

) This last week we were walking in our area and some random people called us over to their house. As it turns out, they are less active members. They hadn't been going to church because their Dad was sick. So we went in the home to give him a blessing. He was so sick he couldn't even close his mouth by himself. We gave him a blessing. While I was giving the blessing I just felt like I should give him a blessing of comfort. I didn't bless him to be cured... I don't know that was just what I felt.  We went back a couple times to pray for him and tell his family to go back to church. They said they were going to go and everything, but this Sunday they didn't show up. Turns out their Dad had died that day in the morning... I am glad we found them before he died to be able to give him a blessing. The missionaries had over a year of not going to that house, but a week before the Dad died, we found him... Pretty cool I guess. 

Love you guys 

Elder Tagg

June 12

Mahm y Daddy O 

This week has been good.  I love Jesus... Bullet Points

- This week got soaking wet it literally rained every day for almost the whole day. As we speak, it is raining. Tomorrow it's gonna rain. Yesterday It rained.  But it's okay cause when we get to people's houses they always are like "AYYYY Nooo elderes estan tan mojados se van a enfermar"  "You are wet and you're going to get sick!".. and then I'm like "Nah hermana somos sapos hahah" "nah sister we are frogs". It usually gets them laughing and them they give us hot chocolate. 

- We were contacting and we found this one pregnant lady walking out of her house so we where like "hey can we share a message with you?' and she was like uuuhhhhh... sure. so we walk into their house and she had some visitors. A pastor from some crazy church. The kind of church that likes to clap there hands and scream and all that apostasy... So we sat down and started talking with him and while that happened the pregnant lady gave us all coffee and we where like DANNNGGIT and we said "we don't drink coffee" and the pastor was like "why the heck not? The bible says that all herbs made by God aren't harmful for our bodies..." and he was like "I eat and drink what ever the heck I want." Then I asked him if he drank beer and he said  "Ayyy No because that's bad for you."  And I was like, "but it's made out of wheat... and then I said we believe that coffee like wheat has a different purpose for us and its not for drinking..." he was silent for a little bit and then he changed the subject haha, gottt hiimmm on that one haha.

-That 87 year old black dude came to church again and is gonna get baptized in two weeks after he comes one more time. He's freaking awesome.

- We went roller bladin' this week for p-day. It was awesome but on my last loop around the rink, I fell and ate dirt but that's okay it tasted pretty good compared to tamales haha.

Love you guys 

Elder Tagg

Monday, May 8, 2017

Some Dope Waterfalls


This week has been really good. My comp is doing suprisinlgy well and we baptized this Saturday so that was awesome. A joven (youth) named L he's 15 (furture missionary).  So that was cool and today for P-day my comp and I went to some really dope waterfalls which is why we are writing so late, and also why I don't have a lot of time. But to answer some of your questions:

- I'm really doing swell
- The hardest part of the mission is changing Mission Presidents 
- Sometimes I do feel like that missionary.  It's a mix of unfocused, baggy, sad, happy, anxious, and just plain weird. It's like changing your whole life, then right when you get used to your new life, everything changes back.
- The investigatprs are progressing & doing good 
- We eat pizza like once a week 
- I have never had parasites or anything like that. Not that I know of anyways but I have had some pretty narly diarrhea. 
-I will pray for Drewbsy 

Right now I don't have fotos of the baptism or of the other waterfalls, but I'll try to send them next week 

love you guys
Elder Tagg