Thursday, June 25, 2015

Left Behind

We are learning a lot about having a missionary out.  I am getting to be a pro at sending international mail and packages. We are learning a little bit of Spanish. We are finding ways to increase faith in the gospel.  And we are learning that life has to carry on, even when you have a missionary out serving.   That means family trips, traditions and outings still happen.  Mike and I are celebrating 25 years of marriage this month and he surprised us with a trip to Hawaii.  It was difficult to go without Hayden and I think he was feeling a little "left behind".  I suppose he can now sympathize with us because we are all feeling a little "left behind" compared to the spiritual growth and experiences he is having overall.  (But maybe not as much this week.)

"Hey Ya`ll,

I am just here to tell you about this week. That was just about the exact same as last week! 

Only on a mission can you take 10 investigators to an activity on Saturday night, then on Sunday morning nobody shows up.  Haha but La Familia Gabriel is super close to baptism! 

My family is in Hawaii.. I am in.. La Villa Francia. Most beautiful place on earth.  If you look really closely, you might find a wall without graffiti on it! Haha really though. I love the mission!

We have had to come in early this week. Chile is doing well in "La Copa America"!  We went and watched all the crazies from the roof of our apartment building....whenever they get a goal it is pretty dang cool! Everybody looses their minds. 

In all honesty, the mission is great. I wake up every day, and know exactly what I need to do. Then I do it.. then I go to bed. Haha that is a recipe for time to go by so fast! 

You can all hate me for boring emails if you want, but I am not all that down to share spiritual experiences through email!  Trust me, there are lots of them! 

Love you guys, 
Elder Clegg"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


This week Hayden's email got me thinking...a lot.  In it he mentions the American Cup and what it is doing to gospel teaching opportunities right now.  My favorite line is where he says something about soccer being more important than salvation.  I started asking myself the question, "What is getting in the way of my salvation?" Indeed, I came up with plenty to answer that question.  In fact, I started to get overwhelmed with that list and I got discouraged.  As I have pondered it even further, I came to the conclusion that what matters most about my salvation is my relationship with the Savior.  When I study and emulate His life, I know I am on the right track.

"We know that salvation is in Christ; that he was the Firstborn Son of the Eternal Father; that he was chosen and foreordained in the councils of heaven to work out the infinite and eternal atonement; that he was born into the world as the Son of God; and that he has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."
President Joseph Fielding Smith

"Hey guys! 

This week was... really hard! Haha this sector is kicking our butts right now. The American Cup is also in Santiago right now.. These people get turnt for anything about soccer. It`s like the Superbowl every day. So we have had to enter the house early a few times when Chile is playing. Oh, and did I mention that nobody wants to listen because SOCCER is more important than Salvation down here? 

Alright. There was my venting! Haha we are teaching the Hatians still! They are awesome. My kid in the mission just had 2 baptisms in my old sector! I love seeing people that I helped teach get baptized. It made me so happy! 

Chile plays against Mexico today.. and my comp is from Mexico. That`ll be fun. 

These past few weeks I have been learning a ton about patience and humility! Haha Sunday was the first week in 6 months that we haven`t had an investigator in the church. That was hard! Pray for us! Haha 

We are super happy though! I love the Elders in my ward! They are good guys! 

I`ll write more when more happens.. Haha we are pumped for this week! 

Love ya`ll
Elder Clegg"

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Here's our dude this week...

"When caucasian missionaries get together, dude is a very common word. Just so you all know. 

Well, the bad first. I saw a lot of people using the bathroom in the street this week. I don´t know what it was, but it was pretty startling. 

My sector is a lot more ghetto than I first thought. Not all of it though, so that´s nice. This is one of the oldest wards in Chile.. all of the doors have been knocked LOTS OF TIMES. So the work is a little hard.. but we are teaching a lot of Haitians and Peruvians. They are humble, so it has been great. 

We had the best P-day ever. We went to JUMBOS. (#JUMBO2k15LOL)  It was great because it´s a store with a bunch of foods from the states. It´s pretty sad, because that is the craziest thing we do. We also got ourselves some Nerf guns and we've been having a major battle and making tacos ever since. 

It´s nice to have a lot of missionaries close.. our pension is about the only cool thing here! Haha I have been in the city my whole mission.. Haven´t even seen what the coast or the fields look like. One day maybe.

If you see drunk dudes, talk to them because they take you to their houses and let you teach their 10 family members. Haha the cutest little drunk was just helpin' us have miracles. I mean look at the little guy. (Picture below) He liked singing to us. HAHA!

The work is a little slow. Got another pair of sisters added to my district. All in all.. It has been a pretty sweet time! 

Love you guys! 
Elder Clegg


One of the Elders who lives in Hayden's area...

Not sure what is going on here...

See above for explanation...

The Nerf warriors!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Short and Sweet

Hayden had email issues this week.  He wasn't able to send out a group email.  I got a short and sweet one.  Here is a little part of it.  We hope to hear more details this coming week.

Also, for those of you with a Facebook account, you can go to my timeline and watch the video of Hayden meeting Elder Baten for the first time.  (The Mission President's wife posts these sweet videos for us.)   I tried and tried to get it posted on this blog, but I couldn't do it.  Anyone who knows how to do such a thing is welcome to come and give me a little inservice.

"I am doing way well. The members feed us super well. We have been
working with Haitians a lot. There is a family of 6 that is gonna get
baptized.. but it might happen in a different ward, because they are