Monday, July 20, 2015

I Will Forever Be A Missionary

Dear designated Matriarch

Two days ago marks 24 months of my service. I have done what the Lord has asked of me. I have put my life into His hands and given Him all that was mine. As I think now on what He has given me in return, my heart stirs, I stand all amazed.

I am so proud of being called of Him. I wish I could show you the mark that this mission has left on my heart. 
Serving a mission was the best decision that I have ever made in my life.  It has been the prelude that has determined for me the path that I will walk for the rest of my life. I will forever be a missionary, because I have loved my mission.

And that's all I have to say about that....

*atê  terça feira! tchauzinho! (See you on Tuesday)  

*(We are actually showing up on Monday... uh oh)

Elder Tagg

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hey Mom

Hey Mom!

Wow, like we don't have a lot of time to talk today... Because today is not P day... Tomorrow we will be going to the temple! So tommorow will be P day.
We hit all the indicators again this week!  It required everything that we had to get people to come to church... But we did it! (We ended up getting people off the street that we didn't know. But now they will be baptized)
Tomorrow Elder Kennedy will be going home! I'll see him in the temple tommorow. 
 I finished the Book of Mormon in Portuguese! It was very spiritual.
Once upon a time Satan told Jesus to jump off a cliff to prove that he was the Son of God, saying that surely no harm would become of him. Jesus did not jump, for if He had, He would be doubting that he was truly the Son of God.
Love you Mom!
Elder Tagg

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hard Work and Miracles

Dear Mom,

So yes the transfer meeting is at 10 on the 28th.  The only ones allowed are missionaries and their families. Members need special permission. 

So I am excited about this "surprise"... but I'm also a bit afflicted with worry about what this surprise is... please don't plan on making any presentation for the whole mission.. Transfers  are already a painfully drawn out process that requires missionaries to stay seated for up to four hours at a time.  You guys will not be the only family present at transfers and.... well I could go on and on but  talking about  all this just makes me feel rather sick to my stomach. Just please don't make me the center of attention, pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease don't make me the center of attention. I beg of you.

Anyways, I hope you don't get offended at my request to not make me the center of attention. But I think I would get upset.

But I'm happy. I'm  baptizing. Next week we will baptize again.

My companion and I are getting along great. Our key indicators are very strong. So much is happening that I can hardly keep it all in my head. It's really hard to write in my journal. I have so  much to do all the time. 

Elder L speaks 3 languages, Portuguese, French, and Creole. I'm learning Creole now.

Jenny wrote my friend back! I got really happy when I found that out. 

All that is really happening down here is just hard work and miracles.

Here is a story for you.  There were two missionaries that were taking a short cut through a farm when an angry bull started chasing them. One missionary turned around and ran, the other dropped to his knees in fervent faithfull prayer. One of the missionaries was trampled by the bull. Which one do you think was trampled?

I have been learning a lot more about the atonement and how it is working in my life. there is nothing more perfect than the atonement. 

Elder Tagg


Hey Maham!

So this week was good but there are some members that lied to us and didn't let us baptize their cousin. It made me mad. But what makes me more sad is that some members just do not have the vision. 

But my comp's first name is Jeorge

Drew's arm looks like they will have to break it again. I hope he can still play the violin. D-oh!

My comp is truly amazing. I'm happy to be with him. He's from an island called Fogo.

I'm happy to be on the misson

One of the things that has been passing through my mind a lot lately is how great the worth of souls truly is in the eyes of the Lord. If we had even the slightest idea of how valuable each one is, what do you think would change? If we work all our days and bring 1 person unto the Lord, our joy will be great. And if we bring many, our joy will also be great. But if we bring very many, but didn't work hard all of our days, our joy will not be the same

em nome de Jesus Cristo amem

Elder Tagg

PS yesterday I put glue all over my hands.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Hey Mom

Hey mom!

So my new comp is named Elder L. He's African. 

He's from Cabo Verde and is definetly the most exciting companion I have had so far on the mission. 

I cannot believe how long Uncle Eric has been suffering.. It's kind of ridiculous

But anyways that's that. Our baptism fell through again! 

We have a lot of people on date for the 5th.

Yesterday was tough... We went running trying to get people to come to church and NOBODY came... We were sad ariving at church but then a miracle happened and this dude named Maranhão came to church!

Elder Tagg

Thursday, June 11, 2015

I Could Talk More

Dear Mom

Reading your letter brought back a few memories this week. It looks like now I'm not the only one who has broken a bone in this family. And Drew broke himself worse that I did, so it looks like I lost that record. Oh blast...

God's hand is in all things. Can you see it?

So this week was good. Yet another 2 baptisms fell through, but this we we will baptize for sure! It really is quite saddening when somebody uses their agency the wrong way.

I could talk more about what happened this week.. But I think I would be able to express my feelings better through my testimony,

I know by the power of the holy spirit that through the atonement of Jesus Christ we can be cleansed of all impurity.

Elder Tagg

Hey Pops
That's really louco that Drew broke his self. Yeah we stopped teaching R. a good missionary must be ruthless in dropping his investigators. I remember the first person I ever dropped was named J. I got really sad.

I know that Jesus is the Christ. 
and that Joseph, is the Smith.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Young Wild and Free

Hey Mom! 
So first things first... There is a Brazilian missionary down here who is patiently waiting the email of the S daughter. Please respond.

This week was tough because our baptism fell through... which was a real bummer. But at the end of the day we found a  less active family with children who are not baptized and they want to come back into the fold and baptize their children! So that was a milage de jesuis. (miracle of Jesus). Then I remembered, there is no such thing as a "bummer" on the mission. just milagres. just milagres. (miracles)

Elder P is very new... we still have some of kinks to work out before he becomes a more effective missionary. It has become a challenge.  

Our teaching group is real week.

L Tom Perry died yesterday. He is one of my favorites.

love you all 

Elder Tagg

(I replied to his letter right away with the concern that sharing an email of a female relative of his with an unknown Elder in Brazil seemed weird.  This was his reply)

Awwww mah it doesnt have to be like that. This is the true church of Jesus Christ. He's just a missionary. In the mission people trade emails all the time. I honestly don't even know which one to ask... I guess the one with the most appropriate age. Yeah ask her Mom's premission! but also you've gotta be smooth about this yo. Just tell her that there is a missionary that would like to talk with her. If she says no it's alright. I think she might like a pen pal. Don't make it sound like there is a Brazilian stalker guy who wants her email for unrightous purposes, because it's none of that.

Love you Maham!
yo sun.
Young Wild and Free

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I Was Called to Serve

So today I woke up and I realized that this is my 9th to last P-day on the mission. RUH-ROH! 9 times seven days a week is still 63 days. So i've still got a lot of time left.

I was called to serve two years. That really means a lot to me. At the end of my two years I want to be able to feel like I have fulfilled my calling. That I have done what the Lord expected of me.

Anyways. I'm doing well down here. our baptism fell through again. But next week we will baptize this dude named R! He's so ready!

Oh so by the way um we have to start thinking about BYUI neh? So I was talking to Elder M and this is the email of his Mom for you to contact her.

We want to room together mkay? We were thinking about living on campus. Elder M is mexican and he wants a kitchen. So we were thinking about living at the Rcks apartments. Also if N wants to room with me I would be alright with that.. But if not that's also okay. Elder M has a friend named L who he aslo wants to room with.

I don't know what I want to do with my future. All I know is that I will be really really rico.

I love you guys! 

Elder Tagg

Yes I did read your letter. it was a gud letter. What tribe is Evan from? is it Benjamin? there are two missionaries that I know here in the mission that are from Benjamin... I also know a bunch from Manasseh and one from Levi! he must needs be a Bishop one day since he has the Levitical priesthood! (you may need to ask dad about dat one also :P).  Just pulling your chain Maham I know you are well learned in the arts.

but now I really gotta go! love you bye!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Smokes! When is Dad going to be the Bishop? D'OH!

I'm sure Bishop H is going to rock the house up there. The ward is really going to have to support him though... The ward has to always support the Bishop. I've seen too many cases where the ward did not support the Bishop. Secret combinations. Is P. Lawyer still stake prez? Who is the mission prez? Who are the missionaries? Are they goods? Bads? Funnies?

Our baptisms fell through this week AGAIN! WHAT THE WHAT!!???!?!

I have been having the time of my life down here in this new area. Puggina and I are working hard with vision. I was a little under the weather this week with a cough do Diabo (the Devil). But I am getting better. 

I renewed my temple recommend this week and I was surprised to see how much I had changed since the last time I answered those questions. The spirit was much stronger.

We did a ton of exchanges this week to got all the interviews done. 

Imma cut my hair hoje (today).

I know that this church is true. One day it will be the Church of the Firstborn. Ask Dad about that deep doctrine. (?!) By the way we are totally getting into profound doctrinal conversations.

tchau tchau (bye bye)



I think this is Elder Tagg's new zone

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Hey Maham!

So this week L was baptized!  It was the greatest! This ala (wing?) is really growing.

But anywais. I told the Dudes at the office that my airport was the DC airport. But I also gave them your number so I think the mission will be calling you here in a bitzinho. (that means a little bit in Portunglish.) So you can come down here to come and get me.

My recent convert has his birthday on the 1st of August and I want to be there for him. (but just be forewarned he lives in the deep favela aka slum).  Also the last transfer day is the 28th of July I beleive.

Wow but this week was truly tiring. My area is strong, and everything is going well, but I just want to sleep. Haha. I love the mission!

Love you!



Aye Mom!


So you need not worry about my health. 'M fine!

This week was great! If we had baptized this week we would have hit every single key indicator. (that is really impressive by the way.) We would have baptized someone this week, but our investigator ran away because he got scared. (He hears voices). But he'll be baptized next week. 

The other day at the temple I bought a one peice garment. Sometimes I wear it around the house. I think the other three missionaries that live with me find me odd. They will understand what it's like when they have 21 months on the mission.

I wanted to also let you know that I know by the power of the Holy Spirit that this the only true Gospel and that Jesus Christ leads our prophet Thomas S Monson.

But I gots to Go!

Love you!
Elder Tagg!

Happy anniversary Daddy-O!

So those past couple of photos that I sent to y'all I was feeling a little gross but it was all good. M' better. I'm eating well, I excercize sempre (always). I feel well, but obviously I wish I could sleep more that would be nice. Do you really want me to get that blood work? It is kindof a hastle for me...

But I'm happy. My baptism fell through though... The guy is a little nuts. (accountable, but nuts) and he ran.  It sucked. But he'll be baptized next week. Next week will be a pentacost for us. We gonna baptize five! Pray for us.

Love you Dad and looking forward to kicking your buttox.

Elder Tagg


Hi Elder Tagg.
I'm sure by now you've surmised that E is going to GUATEMALA!!!!!
Holy Cow I never would have guessed that in a million years but now that the assignment has been made, it feels just right.  

I was really hoping that he'd be called somewhere that would allow him to experience something completely different that he's had thus far in his life- much like what Brazil has been for you.  He told me that on his Missionary application, he put that he'd like to be called to a place with poverty . . . I think that request was answered.  

He's going the the Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission and he reports to the Guatemala MTC on August 19th.  I get teary and emotional just thinking about it.  You and he will have a few weeks to spend together before he leaves - it will be awesome!

I've felt the spirit powerfully of late and it make me so grateful for the Gospel.  I'm grateful for your example and your influence of E.  Thank you for leading that kind of life.  

My prayers in regard to my family continue to be answered and I'm so grateful.  It makes me want to be a better man to be worthy of such blessings.  I know that the Lord is mindful of you and will continue to bless your life as you reach out to Him and serve Him.  

The rest of the family is doing well also.  A and El are still sweet little girls.  I hope they don't turn into teens any time soon.  D is a rockstar.  He is willing to do just about anything I want him to do - he's my running buddy and my workout buddy.  On Saturday, we went for a 20 mile bike ride together and in June we're going to do a 100k ride through the hills of Deep Creek.  It should be fantastic.

Mom is wonderful.  She works hard to keep things running smoothly at home.  It seems like she juggles a million things at once despite sometimes not feeling well herself.  She somehow manages to keep everything going.  I love her and I'm so lucky that she married me.  

Well, I hope things are well with you.  We are looking forward to chatting with you on Mother's day (this Sunday . . . ).  Let us know what time you'd like to Skype. 

Take care of yourself.
Love you!



So this is the last week of the transfer and I am still not sure what is happening. 

This week R was baptized and he bore his testimony that the voices in his head had stopped. Love that guy. 

Eldeer Costa is doing great and so am I. 

Uh oh I have to get to a meeting. Sorry I'm late! and I'm freaking out about E's call!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love ya'll 

hasta la vista! (spanish)

Elder Tagg

PS Sorry about the lame email I will do better next week.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tough to Git Peeps to Church

Whadup Maham?!
So tomorrow we go to the templo! Stoked.
I went bowling last week! Two gifts of the Holy Ghost were given!
Aaaaaaand the mission is seriously wanting to know if you guys are coming down to get me or not and how that is all going to happen.
Anyways this weeek was cool. We did a lot of work but were only able to get three at church which was a bumskies. I think I'm starting to get a little tired of this area. It's kind of tough to git peeps to church because the chapel is reaaaaaalllly far away and nobody has a car.
I'm just going to tell the mission that you are comeing to get me. Sound good??
But I don't have a lot of time today seeing as  it is not p-day
Love you, 
Elder Tagg
PS I'm really excited for Evan here

Monday, April 6, 2015

Asking Forgiveness

O Mama

I want to ask your forgiveness about my lame email. I am sorry that I didn't write a lot... I wont be making any excuses. but I need you to be patient with me. I am so happy for all the great emails that you send me each week and I truly do appreciate them.  I do not have time sometimes. There are many complications. Just don't be disappointed with me, I'm not perfect, and I'm sorry. 

Well my week was good. We had some good success. Last transfer my district baptized more than any other district in the mission. President Broadbent seems to be very happy with me in his letters.

Conference was AMAZING. President Monson said almost nothing this time. Usually he speaks at every session. My favorite talk was BY FAR Holland. He is a poet. Like summer lightning. 

SO good.

About important things. I have no clue what I will do at BYU-I. I think it best to let Dad choose my classes.. You guys can choose this first semester. Can I leave this responsibility in your hands? I trust you guys. As far as housing, I wanted to room with Elder Morales. He's from my district. But I think that we will have to figure that one out later.

Love you bye!

Elder Tagg

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy In General

Dear Family
This week I have been a mixture of happy and sad. Sad because I found out that my friend R smoked weed again. It really stinks.  My son (companion) and I are going to see if we can't visit him and give a few tugs on his ear.

Happy because my investigator was confirmed for baptism and we have 3 more baptisms this next week. Two of which will also receive the preisthood.

Sad because the Bishop´s trying to block one of the baptisms. 

Happy because the ward is going to rent a mini bus for our investigators to go to general conference. 

Sad because I have diarrhea (I forgot how to spell that in inglish). (See what I did there?) (I haven't pooped my pants yet!)

Happy because my Bro Evan is going on the mish!

Sad because I found out my mish will be over the 28th of July. Sad.

Sad because I was looking at all my planners (I still have them all!) 

Sad because I only have 3 more planners afta this one.

Sad because I have no clue what I will do without a planner.

Happy because Jesus loves me.

Happy because my family loves me.

Happy because for whatever reason I'm at peace that R will come around for sure. Even if it takes a while.

Happy in general. Helaman 5 12

Tchau tchau! *bye bye!

Elder tagg

Até proxima semana! *until next week!

Monday, March 16, 2015

With the Help of the Lord!!!!

Wow Mom 
So like I baptized and this week is going well. Elder C is making some great improvement.

We have 16 people on date for the 29th! Here are their names:

Fabio, Eduardo, Alexandre, Luiz, Giovana, Natialia, Vitor, Gustavo, Marcos and his son Patricia, Itamar, Wallace, Wallan, Wilson (Sabão), Camila, and Francisca. They will ALL be baptized on the 29th of this month. We are going to put another 10 on date this week! With the help of the Lord!!!!

Woah I'm not finished! 

We well surpassed every key indicator this week. (They are not easy).

And I baptized a Lamanite! 

So that was my week.

Allow me now to express the thoughts that have gone through my head as I worked this week. 

Ether 12:11-21 
Moroni 9:15-25
Alma 48:17
2 Nephi 1:23
Moses 5:1-59 (Incredible when studied thoroughly by the way)
Preach my gospel chapter 6
Alma 34:41
Alma 24:11-13
2 Nephi 16
2 Nephi 7:8
Doctrine and Covenants 18:10-16

There's a lot more but das all for now

Love Elder Tagg

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Back and Forth Letters

Hello Nathan Tagg the 2nd, my 21 year old (!?)

Thank you for your last note.  I am glad you are finding purpose in your new companionship.  I would really enjoy hearing about events from your week.  Your dream story was funny though.  

We are doing well.  Spring is coming and that is exciting!  60 degrees today.  I just did some yoga this morning and it is so calming and refreshing with some hard parts.  Today's yoga message was about finding strength from your center.  Confidence comes from within.  We can't look to outside sources to bring us happiness and joy.  We need to decide how we will react to life's fast balls.  

I am still curious to know if you got to the office to check on your packages. Please answer!  I will send you new shoes if you still need them.  

I want to know what your feelings are about us coming to Brazil after your return.  It will all depend on your brother's  report date.  We won't know that until April, so it's not an urgent decision.  I would like to know your thoughts.  If you decided not to extend you could see your brother before he leaves (most likely).  No one is asking that of you.  I just thought I'd mention it.  Everything will work itself out for the best. 

Love you the most


(Elder Tagg's reply)

Hey my 37 yr old Mom!

This week was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK with tons of divisions trainings and interviews and other stuff. I still haven't written it all down in me jurnle.... unfortunately. I'm doing my best ok?

The assistants have planned a Pentecost with 20 baptisms this week. I'm their DL and I have had the privilege of watching them work and see their true faith. They are incredible.

Well thats all! "I'm becoming an increasingly effective missionary and I love ITTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (was dat frum?)

PS Oh and I bought a huge watch and some pizzas with the birthday money
PPS And I got all the packages that you sent
PPS and my card
PPPS and I ate a huge samich
PPPPS pics next week

Love Elder Tagg

Dear Elder Tagg,

How are you?  Well I hope.  Things here have been going well.  We are finally starting the spring melt.  I'm so ready for winter to be over.  Spring is my favorite time of year.  Every year I love it more and more.  I think its because it symbolizes new life, new beginnings, and freshness.  It gives me hope and just makes me feel great.  I'm also looking forward to general conference.  This year Grandma and Grandpa are coming to visit for spring break.  It will be great to go to Priesthood session with Grandpa and Drewie.

Yesterday, in priest's quorum we discussed Elder Uchdorf's talk called "Lord is it I?".  I love this talk and have listened to it more than 10 times.  I love the story about the guy who believed that lemon juice on his face would make him invisible to cameras.  I think that the crux of the message is that we all have spiritual blind spots and only by going to the Lord in humility can we identify and overcome these blind spots.  I'm sure you've read it but I recommend it to you for further study.

This life is a time for preparation.  A time for growth.  I continue to be amazed by the growth of my children both physically and spiritually.  I'm so grateful for this perspective.  

I have been truly blessed and I think that I'm probably the luckiest and richest guy on earth.  I'm grateful for my family.  Your mother has been the greatest blessing in my life.  She is truly amazing and I love her the most!

It is great to hear your letters.  I can sense the enthusiasm you have for the work.  Continue to work hard and sprint to the end.  Don't get comfortable or complacent.  Stay young and green and excited!  I love you Nathan and I'm so glad that you chose to serve a mission.  You will be forever blessed for worthy missionary service.


(Elder Tagg's reply)

Hey Daddy-O

This week has been great! I'm gonna baptize 10 People this month!!! Putting myself to the limits and challenging Satan's power is the motto for the rest of the mish! Não Há desejo mais justo! (is there a fairer desire!)  Pray for me! Breaking the limits! 

This week this dude snorted coke when I was doing a contact with him. We're visiting him Tuesday.

I did four divisions and a ton of interviews this week!

The biggest challenge of this area is getting people to church because it is a poor area with like 20 active members and the chapel is like 10 kilometers away from my area.

I'm teaching a Mason. He's elect.

Love ya!
Elder Tagg! 

Hi Elder Big Brother,

This week was a good week! We had 3 snow days which was awesome! We had a snow storm which gave us two days off and another one too.

So anyway this week I made the bold choice to rearrange my room. I couldn't move my bed which was tricky but overall I love my new room. How's your room? 

Today I am doing personal progress and it is fun I did a experience about patriarchal blessing (oh by the way Drew is getting his and I think Evan is too!) I am not getting it yet but I learned so many things I didn't know before about  a Patriarchal blessing. 

That's all for now!!

Luv ya and miss ya 


Yells a lot   

(Elder Tagg's reply)

Hey Audrey!

This week was good, except a lot of people didn't come to church! D'OH!

Pray for them please


Not bad
Third teir
Half witted

Love ya!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Baptism / Dividing the Area

Hey Mom!

So this week Elder K & I had our first baptism!

We forgot to bring the camera to send you the pics so... Next week!

We are also going to baptize next week!

So the answers to your questions! No, I never got the reindeer food, and No, I stillo haven't gotten my card :) But it may be in the office. 

Tommorow I'ma going to the HOUSE OF THE LORD!!!!! HOLINESS TO THE LORD!!!!!! (Please excuse the blasfemes)

And I think it would be SCHAWEET if Evan came to Brazil. (I think it would help him to see the mission).

We almost hit ALL of the key indicators of the mission this week (which is unheard of). We just needed one more at church and 2 more new and it was ours. 

I love you MOM!!!!!!!


so this afternoon transfers came in Elder K & I are DIVIDING THE AREA!!!!! We will both receive juniors tomorrow. So now it looks like my teaching goup is about to be cut in half. But oh well my friends.

So I think I have 2 packages at the office and I have no clue where my card is.

But I dont know. My mission is just becoming something so surreal for me. I can't believe I have only 4 more transfers. It's NUTS. I just don't know what to do besides WORK. I hope my new comp is obedient and hard working. I'm pretty stokedskies.

Well that's what's up. Love you guys


Elder Tagg

Tuesday, January 27, 2015



So Elder Kennedy and I are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO close to BAPTISMS it's not even funny! Holy cow I love my comp. He's the man!

So this week was spectacular! This mission is changing it's vision right now and we are going to baptize out of our minds! I plan on doubling my baptisms in my last 6 months. Earlier on in my mission I was all like "baptism ain't success" but that has changed. To have success on my mission, I NEED TO BATIZAR.

We have been working a ton with the members lately and been taking them out with us for several hours of work. It's been great. By the way you should totally look for opportunidades to teach with the missionaries. They sound like they are good missionaries and they really neeed you to testify with them. I invite you to mark with them to teach.

By the way about the felt tomato, loose the mouth.

Keep running over mailboxes. It will be good.

Woa I'm turning 21 now lol.

My comp just turned 21. lol.

love you
Elder Tagg

Hey Dad 
I am way haps that Uncle Eric is doing better. I also pray every single day for E. That kid will not turn into a man if he doesn't go on a mission. Fer real. 

I am really glad that N is going on a mission as well. There is not a single person that should not go on a mission. This just makes me really happy. He could be a good influence on his friends. It just doesn't make sense why anyone would like not want to serve a mission. It just makes no sense. not at all.

So my debit card expired the 31st of Dezembro. I need you to send my a new wan like ASAP. It's pretty urgent that I get access to that money because I desperately need to buy a pair of shoes!

But I loves you,
Elder Tagg

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hay Mahm

Hey Mahm!

So this week was dank. We had tons of sucsess and tons of peeps at church. We are going to baptize in two weeks for sure.

K Daug and I are rocking the world down here.

A few days ago we talked to this lady at her doorstep and we marked a day to come back and hit her with GOSPEL FIRE. So we came back on the designated day and she wasn't home. This is very common. But then as we were about to walk away, a different lady left the home and so we decided to talk to her. She was way cool and immediately invited us over. Her name was V and she lived close by. We went over to her house on Wednesday and we also found her 19 year old son named L. We taught a watered down restoration but her son didn't really pay a lot of attention. V kept saying that we should pray for him because he really needed it. He kept saying the same thing about her. So I guess there was some tension. But anyways V loved our message and was really excited to learn more. Anyways the next day we were walking down the road and it was late There were a bunch of police cars and men with big ol' guns blocking our way so we couldn't get to our appointment. I asked one why, and he just said that there was an occurrence. Whateves. A few peeps told us that "3 kids had been shot by the police on the street." We were walking away and I turned to K dawg and said "what if it was L?" He was all like "naw". But the next day we went back and sure enough, L was gone. We taught V a watered down plan of salvation and invited her to church. She literally went to her son's burial Sunday morning and church that afternoon. She is the most elect person I have ever met in my entire life. She is finding comfort in her time of need because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. So just remember, there are NEVER excuses not to go to church. So she is working towards getting married so she can be baptized.

Fingers crossed!

Love y'all.  Gotta go! Tell dad that I will write him for sure next week!

Elder Tagg

Elder Tagg and K-Daug

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Totally Beasting It Up

Whadup Mahm!?

So this week was WAY SWEET. K-daug I are totaly beasting it up down here in Vila Clara! This place is wayyyyyy slummy but it's awesome. We are already going to be staying together another six weeks so that makes me so incredibly happy. This transfer is looking up already with baptisms already marked for the first three weeks. We've got a bunch of people already coming to church and we are super excited to be baptizing a bunch of priesthood  holders here in a bit. 

My last pair of shoos are dead. Yep. So I went to Saude to try and find a new pair but I couldn't. I'm going to try out a store here in my area to see if they dont have anything. My feet keep getting wet because of the holes. And K-Daugs shoos are pretty much already done as well. 

A few daysago I introduced K-Daug to avocado shakes. Best thing in the entire universe. He loves them. We are also addicted to pizza. We buy it like 3-4 times a week. My favourite is called the Romeo and Juliet. It's a combination of either mozzarela or this cheese called catupiry and another thing called goiabada. Which is a type of candied fruit that only grows here in Brazil.  It's suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper good.

I am so excited to be baptizing with K-Daug. so glad that the Broaddy-B kept ustogether once more. 

I'm teaching a drug dealer right now. He stopped snorting crack and smoking marijuana. And he turned in his drugs, but now he doesn't have a job and has to pay the rent. He has a lot of faith. He's on date to be baptized on the 11th. He's already been to church a few times.

We are also teaching this lady named A who is super strong in her other religion. We use a lot og guile to get her to assume the invites that we give her. she came to church 2 times already. Here is a pop quiz for you. What prophet in the Book of Mormon was reffered to as using "guile"?

I'm so stoked Evan is on splits with the Elders. How are the Elders? Any convert baptisms lately in the ward?

Love you bye!
Elder Tagg

Hey Maham

So this week was good. We be working hard, Kennedy and I. We have already got some serious member support and several great baptisms lined up. 

But anyways it was great to see you guys this week. Sorry for crying. It's not my norm.

But yeah so everything is great! I'm healthy happy and baptizing, so that's great. 

Uhhhh yeah. Don't know what else I should say. Kind of just talked to you guys...


Elder Tagg