Thursday, August 27, 2015

First Week in the CCM (MTC)

Daddio & Mahm 

Sounds like it's really busy at the house. I think it's awesome that you are having people over and being cool member missionaries.  That is awesome!!!

The CCM is really cool!  After a while of flying, I got to LAX and to my surprise I found like 40 other missionaries going to Guatemala. It was pretty cool that there where so many of them. The flights were grueling. Once we got to Guatemala its was awesome.  The bus ride to the CCM was awesome.  It was like a Hispanic Korea.... there were pretty much no traffic rules. 

Anyways, I'm in district 'Isaiah' there are 10 Elders & no Sisters. My companion's name is Elder Sv... he is from Tuscon Arizona and he's pretty cool. The food here is a mix of Guatemalan and American food.  Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad. But mostly good. The food and juice here give everyone diarrhea after 2 weeks. I've only had diarrhea once. I do have bed bugs though.  I wake up with little red dots all over me. But it's not that bad.

My P-day this week was Thursday.  It is supposed to be Tuesday but this week Elder Nelson was going to speak to all the missionaries, so it was changed. There is all this political unrest and stuff so he didn't come to Guatemala and we don't get to hear him. Because of the political unrest there are riots in the streets and we don't get to go out much. During our sports time we hear gunshots.  But the CCM has like 12 armed guards and a giant wall so I think we are pretty safe. 

My Spanish is coming along. I don't know much yet but I know more than when I came, so that's good I guess. Elder Sv.. and I have already taught and committed to baptism our first investigator. But it doesn't really count because our investigator, "Alejandro Fernandez" is really just our Spanish teacher Hermano V dressed up in a different shirt. 

Today we we got to go to the Guatemala City temple which is right next to the CCM. It was pretty cool but the session was In Spanish so I didn't understand much.  The last part was in English though so I understood that. Even though I couldn't understand what was being said, the spirit was the same. It was pretty cool. 

I love and miss you guys so much, but I know that I'm supposed to be here. I can't wait to get to my mission. It's gonna be sweet.

Yo se que la iglesia es la verdadera y yo se que jose smith es un profeta de Dios 

(I know that the Church is true and I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God) 

Elder Tagg

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