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.