Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pit bull Butt Bites

"Hey guys! 

We've had a couple of weeks full of miracles down here in Chile!  Every time we feel like we can`t baptize anybody else.. because they don`t have attendance or don`t want to get bapped...the Lord makes something happen!  The mission is about to reach 100 baptisms in a month for the first time in 15 years, so Elder Ballard and I are under a ton of pressure to get our zone baptizing this weekend!

We`ve seen a lot of brawls this week! They`re always a good time. 

For those that haven`t heard...I got bitten in the butt by a Pit bull. That`s also a good time. 

Have a good week!
Elder Clegg

Friday, November 20, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Hayden's group emails have been spotty at best, so this week I am taking bits and pieces from each of our emails and sharing it on the blog.

1.  Apparently Hayden got bitten by a dog and had to get a rabies shot.  His story is that he got attacked by five dogs and the Pit bull bit him.  He said not to worry, that he will be fine. Nice...

2.  He is mad at Autumn because she is driving "his" truck.  It has been friendly teasing about it until lately, when it took an ugly turn.  Even 6,000 miles can't separate my kids from fighting.

3.  Hayden feels blessed in his mission.  He says, "We were able to baptize again this past week! The Lord has seriously blessed me so much in the mission."

4.  People in Chile are excited for the new Star Wars movie to come out.

5.  He loves his apartment (pension).  It is above a member's house and they have another set of Elders living with them.

6.  It is getting warmer down there and the kids will be out of school in December for their summer vacation.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hippy Dudes and Neighbors

"Hey there!

I`ll be staying in EstaciĆ³n Central with Elder Ballard for another change. I`m happy about it. We lost two disobedient missionaries in the zone and got 3 new beasts, so we are pumped about that! 

Still can`t send pictures, but I`ve got some winners. I took a picture with a hippy dude that looks like an engagement photo, so that`s nice. 

Ventura, our next door neighbor who sells some serious substances, had some major kidney problems...So pray for Ventura.  

We`re gonna baptize a couple people next week. I like baptizing, but it`s hard to find complete families to baptize here.

Everything is good!" 
Elder Clegg

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Freakishly Beautiful

In my last email to Hayden, I asked him various questions about what he is eating, his health and life in Chile.  Here are a few of his responses.  

"I've eaten some pretty ratchy things lately, but the worst was definitely chicken livers.  I think that`s what they were. Haha it was horrible. I will be having homemade tacos today!  My friend, Elder Ramirez, invited us over for tacos!  So I`m pumped about that.  He is one of our DL`s!  President also invited all the ZL's for hamburgers at his house. 

Chile is so freakishly beautiful. I've been to some cool places, and nothing but Alaska compares. Imagine Park City in Alaska. 

I`m doing super well. I want to baptize a FAMILY! I haven`t been able to do that yet. I have completed and reactivated families, but never baptized. 

I`ll be staying with Elder Ballard for another 6 weeks! That makes him my longest term companion! I`m happy about it!  We get along well!"