Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pray for the "tisms"

The work continues.  I can tell Hayden is feeling the time crunch in his mission.  He has set goals he wants to achieve.  I'm going to pray for him to be able to accomplish what he has set out to do. I know Hayden will do his best to bring to pass those miracles.  

"Hey All,

It was a super good week! We were able to baptize Mauricio!  It is the first door that I knocked in Talagante, so that was a cool experience. We know that he was super prepared.  He is 21 and is starting now to prepare for the mission. Such a cool kid. 

Elder Harries got replaced by Elder McDermott in our trio!  Sad to see Elder Harries go!  He is a really good friend.  I`ve had straight gringo comps for a while now. 

I`ve still been doing a ton of divisions, but it`s cool because there`s a lot to see out here! I`m enjoying the sector. We have a few people lined up for baptism!  We`ve just gotta keep working hard and the miracles will keep coming.  I`m sure of that! 

I`ve got 3 changes left...that is not very much time!  I sure want to pass my time here as well as possible. 

Pray for the tisms!

Elder Clegg"

Baptism of Mauricio
Elder Harries is on the right
Elder Peterson is in white

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Goats and Stuff

There was no group email this week, but in his email to me, Hayden describes his new area a little more.  I'm glad he is seeing a different side of Santiago.  I included some images of Talagante I found on Google.  Those are some cute Chilean goats!

"I´ve seen some goats and stuff, so that´s pretty cool. I´ve also seen some cows and the members give us a lot more food. It´s super pretty out here so that´s awesome. Chile is honestly a lot like Utah when you´re in the country. The city I'm in now reminds me a lot of Logan! 

It´s a bit cooler compared to my last area, but it´s still hot as blazes.  My sector is still cityish.  I´m in the center of Talagante, but it´s a lot more green and stuff.  I went out to the boonies this week with the kid I trained...Elder Montero and we went on a division.  He´s in a very famous sector in the mission called Bollenar.  It´s in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE!  It was fun because I got to ride a bike. I was jumping and doing wheelies the whole time, haha!  Funnest day I've had in a while, but it would be horrible to be on bike always."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lost and Found

I've done more than my fair share of losing things.  (And you should know, I HATE losing things!) I've lost car keys too many times to count. Right now losing my cell phone is the thing for which I get teased by my family.  This winter I lost something that is so near and dear to me, I still can't think about it's absence without tearing up. Then there was the ring in 5th grade, my purse forever ago and currently it would seem I've lost my mind!

This week, I felt like I lost my boy.  I didn't know where he was or if he was okay.  I didn't know who was with him, where he was living or ANYTHING!  It's been a long week of waiting to hear where he ended up.  We are grateful he is "found" and happy with his new opportunity.  (And I am left feeling humbled after that test of faith.)

"Hey Guys! 

My P-Day got changed back to Monday... So I actually have some time to write a group letter today! 

This was the craziest week of my mission!  After serving in 5 de Abril for 8 months, President had the AP´s come and tell me I had a special change because there was a zone that needed some extra help.. So they sent me in a trio to TALAGANTE. It´s so sick.  We are the farmland sector! Haha our zone is 8 times as big as Santiago.  So we have a ton of traveling to do.  I´m with Elder Harries from Atlanta and Elder Peterson from Arizona.  They basically put the 3 Elders that are craziest about baptisms and put them all in the same zone. We have more than 30 Elders and Sisters to worry about.  ITS CRAZY! 

We have 5 baptisms on the 23rd and 1 next week!  The crazy part is that almost all of these people have been found in the past 3 or 4 days!  So many miracles. 

The people here are so nice. It´s a variety.  Some are filthy rich and some are very humble.  Like for lunch yesterday, a member took us 30 minutes in his car to a mountain resort where it is just insanely rich. I saw some dope cars and ate a huge lunch. The contrast is crazy. 

I´m super happy to be here.  It´s time to baptize! 

I´m also super sad to leave Amengual and 5 de Abril.  I put so much work into helping that zone and we saw so many miracles. The Bishop told us it was the most baptizing ward in all of Chile.  Hope that´s accurate, but I don´t doubt it. 

Looks like this will probably be the sector where I end the mission!  Gotta do my best here. 

Love you all!
Elder Clegg

P.S. Mom.. The only danger I am in here is getting trampled by a cow."


Sector Contrast
New Comps
Awesome Member

Thursday, January 7, 2016


So I have this SUPER cool story to tell you.

Last week I had this.......and then I ended up needing to.......all the while I couldn't help but think........and then I had to go to.......!!  Can you believe it?
This is exactly how I feel after reading Hayden's email this week.  Remember a few posts back when I mentioned something about change in the mission being inevitable and certain...well, this week that could not be more true.  Hayden is being transferred three weeks into a change.  (The potential to be transferred usually comes up every six weeks in his mission.)  Now, we have no idea where he is going and who is going to be his companion.  We have no details, except for the fact that he got evacuated from his apartment and that he was transferred.  He has his bags packed and is awaiting further instructions.  I guess we get to play, "Guess where Hayden ended up?" for the next week.

At least he sounds like he is keeping a positive attitude!

"Hey Guys! 

It`s been a crazy week. We got emergency taken out of our pension this past week.. So that was fun sleeping on the floor basically. 

I got surprise transferred in the middle of the change! So I don`t know what sector I`ll be in tomorrow! I`m pretty bummed. I saw so many miracles here in 5 de Abril. I loved my new comp even though I only had him for like 3 weeks!  We were super good buds! He`s the only other missionary who knows who Kendrick and ASAP are.. So we had fun churchifying rap songs in the street. 

New Years we got to sleep in a little bit again!  Buena Buena.

Looks like I`ll be saying goodbye to the Haitians. I love them so much. They are the coolest people in the whole world! Everybody give Rolando a hug for me! Haha! 

We gonna bap the world!  Haha I`m pumped to see where I end up.

Love y`all! 
Elder Clegg"