Monday, April 17, 2017

Hacky Sack Challenge

Maham y Daddy O,

Hah! The light just came back on. There was a little storm and the power went out, so I'll try to make this fast before it goes back out. Ok so this week was good we did some good work. I went to Guatemala City, and my companion got some weird infection on his leg. So we had to stay in for a good part of Friday and Saturday. 

So I went to Guate with this kid from Peru that was going to sign his visa. It was good! Everything cheque. We slept in a really nice house owned by the church right next to the temple... It had hot water... Dope. So we went to the doctors, and he took some like red ear wax out of my ear looked at my ear and everything. He said that everything was fine, it's not infected and it's stable until I get to the states. He basically just said it was a check up to make sure everything was fine. Basically there are two risks. One that water gets in my ear and and it gets infected, and two that the skin from my ear canal grows into the inner part of my ear. But niether of those things have happened so we are good. 

We worked pretty well this week considering that we didn't have much time in our area... We had a really spiritual lesson with an Hermana about the law of chastity which is wierd because usually it's one of the most awkward lessons to teach. But we just put it out there, explained the doctrine and how it can bless her life if she lives the law. She understood well and she is going to talk to her boyfriend about what their next step should be as a couple witht the new knowledge she has. 

So that happen, and my companion got a wierd infection in his leg. I'll send a picture but it looks like a caterpillar or some time of bug like burrowed his way into his leg (!). He can get like a quater of a Q'tip into his leg. But yea for that President gave him permission to rest for two days... so I got a lot of studying done. I really like Alma 32 especially verses 40 and 41 
40 por lo mismo, si no cultiváis la palabra, mirando hacia adelante con el ojo de la fe su fruto, nunca podréis recoger el fruto del árbol de la vida.
41 Pero si cultiváis la palabra, sí, nutrís el árbol mientras empiece crecer, mediante vuestra fe, con gran diligencia con pacienciamirando hacia adelante su fruto, echará raíz; he aquí, será un árbol que brotará para vida sempiterna. 
I feel Like I understand the scriptures better in Spanish but the verse talks about  looking foward with faith, and letting the seed of our faith grow and eventually seeing the fruits. I like to compare that to goals and looking forward and cool stuff like that. It's good motivation for me. Also apart from studying I've been practicing my hacky sacking. I'm getting pretty good. My record is 16 in a row, you guys should practice too and we will see who can do more. Hahah and whoever does the most gets money. Esta bueno pues (it's good then). Hey when is bro Dyer gonna come down again?
Love you guys 
Elder Tagg

His companion's infected leg

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Look for the Lord's Hand in my Life

Maham y Daddy-O 

I don't know what it is, but some weeks I really just don't feel like writing. This week is one of those weeks, but I will do my best. We did some good work this week. We didn't baptize anyone but the work goes on. We are working with a lot of good people. Last week we had 7 in church, but this week we had nobody. Evan though we had a bunch of people commited to go to church, they just didn't come. I don't know why. This week is General Conference so we gonna make sure to kill it and bring as many people as we can.

Other than that it was just the normal missionary life. I think somethimes it's hard for me to see the miracles or sometimes even the blessings because there are so many of them. Something I'm going to do better this week is look for the Lord's hand in my life. I know it's always been there and always will be, but I'm going to try and recognize it more this week. I'll let you know how it goes.

I have given a lot of thought and prayer to the subject of what I'm going to do after the mission, and I think the best option for me Is to be in Utah working at first and taking like one or two classes on the side. What have you guys been thinking?  I think that that way I'll be able to ease myslef back in and I won't have to be so finacially handicapped. I will eventually, maybe after a year or a semester of working, go back to studying full time. And I want to get my surgerory done as soon as possible when I get home. As much as I know you guys want to come get me I think it would be better if you didn't. That's just how I feel.

I think that maybe Uncle Dave could help me get a job. Isn't his job to like get people jobs? 

What ever happened to Spencer V? I never heard back from him when I wrote him like 15 months ago. 

Anyways I love you guys 

Elder Tagg 

PS: I couldn't send pictures this week.  My bad. Next week tal vez (maybe)