March 15, 2013


Me with Hermana Atkinson (Janae's college roommate)

Me and Hermana Cueva (my new companion)

 Me with my my hurt hands

March 11, 2013

Hola familia y amigos!

This week was a good week. Berta came to church on her own. She is reading the Book of Mormon and is Super excited to get baptized! Really she is such a blessing from the lord.

Last Monday the craziest thing happen. I ran in to Janae Jacksons college roommate! What a small world! She is serving a mission in Lima Central but they came to Chancay to see the castle that is in our area. What are the odds or running into someone you meet from Provo Utah here in Peru. CRAZY!

So epic story for me life. Today. I Sadie Jean Taggart. Taught someone how to put on makeup! Can you believe that. I can't ha-ha but I did. My companion had NEVER used eye liner or mascara.  So today we went crazy. The women here don't use make up but when they do its extreme like blue eye shadow or things that look fake. So I taught her about just enhancing her natural beauty with some brown eye liner a little bit of eye shadow and mascara. If my hair straighter hadn't exploded a couple months ago we would have gone really crazy, but alas.

So I officially have two months left till I get home. . . I just want to let you all know that I will be buying souvenirs for those of you who were awesome and wrote me ATLEAST ONCE during my mission. It takes about a months for letters to get to me. Long story short . . . If you want something from Peru you best get to writing me ASAP!

Oh last story from my week. We did a bunch of games last week including a wheel barrow race. But the ground was so hot that with the friction it burned huge blisters on my hands.

Time is short today! I love you all!

Love Hermana Sadie Jean Taggart

March 4, 2013


Good bye dinner for Hermana Anderson

Me and Hermana Anderson with Alfunso at his baptism

Alfunso's Eternal Family!!!

 a service project where we basically moved a huge mountain of sand fun fun

March 4, 2013

Hola Familia y Amigos!

Wow. So this week was . . . fun!  We spent a lot of time in the streets knocking on doors. I'm not sure what was up with this week but everyone keep ditching us. It was the last week of summer vacation here and NO ONE has time for the Lord when time to play in the sun is running out. Sunday was so sad. There were only 65 people at church. It's sad that sometimes even the members of the church don't get it. We did find an amazing new investigator named Berta. We were finishing up a few hours of contacting and knocking doors. and SHE CONTACTED US: It was wonderful. She said that her sister in law is a member of the church and she has always loved how happy her family is. She said she feels really distant from God and wants to change that.
We taught her all week. She came to fast and testimony meeting. She loved it. She accepted a baptismal date for the end of the month. So All in all that's good.
We just have to find more priesthood leaders. The Branch here is hanging by a string with only few worthy priesthood leaders.

I hope my blogs are still interesting. I don't feel like I have much to say this week.
Things are going good with my new companion. She is just really shy. We made a goal that she would at least walk up to people and ask how they are. But it's funny she will ask how they are doing and they will respond and then she just looks at me terrified You would think that she's the one that doest speak Spanish ha-ha. But it's all good. Sometimes I forget that not everyone likes to be the center of attention . . .how strange ha-ha.

Well I got to run. I love you all!
Hermana Sadie Jean Taggart

February 25, 2013

Hola Familia y Amigos (Why do I always write that in Spanish, I don't know)

This week was crazy. It was a lot of fun because it was so different from any other week I have had in my mission. I feel like I went on a mission vacation of shorts ha-ha. Monday was Hermana Andersons last day in Chancay. We went to the Hare Krishna's (it's a religion from India that has a temple here in Peru) It was super fun. Brought out the hippie in me ha-ha.

Tuesday morning we had Alfunsos baptism. IT WAS SO AMAZING! I have never seen a happier family It was SO GREAT. I really don't have words. He was so happy everyone was SO HAPPY! It was such a spiritual experience. The best thing is that ever since his baptism his family has been so loving. Him and his wife sit next to each other and they hold hands. AH! It is the biggest change that I have seen in someone after a baptism. I'm so happy for them. Like President Torres said. This really wasn't just a baptism, this is an eternal family!

Tuesday through Thursday I was with Hermana Anderson saying goodbye to her areas. It was lots of fun. We went to a really expensive restaurant. I ATE CEVICHE!! It's a Peruvian dish. Its raw fish. Well they just put fish in Lemon and it "cooks" the fish, but not ha-ha. So its raw fish, lemon, onions and cilantro. It actually is really good. That surprised me.

Friday I got my new companion. Hermana Cueva. She is really sweet. She has 4 months in the mission and is still a little lost. I look at her to teach and she just looks and me terrified. But when she does testify its super powerful! She has lots of potential. I hope I can help her reach her potential and become the powerful teacher that she can be.

We found some really great people this weekend and I am excited for everything that's going to happen.
So that was my week. I'm happy, everything is going well.
Tomorrow I reach 16 months in the mission! AH!!!

I love you all!
Hermana Sadie Jean Taggart