Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The good weeks and the bad weeks...

Well i guess its true, you have your good weeks and your bad weeks! This week was a bad week for sure!!!!!!!!

It started out with Elder Duran being super sick this whole week!!! We didnt work tuesday, left the pension for 4 hours on wednesday then returned back to the hosue, didnt work thursday and finally worked friday! IT sucks being in the pension sick this much in a week!!!! And thats not all. Oh not even close to all!! THERES MORE :)
So you know those 4 hours that we left the house on wednesday?? Well yah in those 4 hours people broke into our house and robbed us... we think they were wathcing us for a while now because they happened to know exactly when we werent in the house... super lame! They stole my Camera which is the absoulute worst! My speaker which is super lame, both pairs of soccer cleats i had, one from the united states and the other that Lalo gave to me as a gift! That was super sucky and telling him was super hard! We were both super sad!!! ANd then they stole quite a bit of money... SO ya we had a rough week....

But to talk about the good!!(Always have to think positivley) Bethania went to the temple and did baptisms for the dead!!!! 2 weeks after her baptism and she was already in the temple!!! Sooooo cool!!!! And we got the opportunity to go with her!!!!! it was sooooo dope!!!!!! FIrst time for me baptizing in the temple, confirming in the temple, and being a witness as well!  Super awesome experience!!!!!

Well ill try my best to have a better week for you all haha! Trasfers are the next week so ill let you know where I go! (Im pretty sure I will be leaving Carlos Paz after these amazing 6 months.....) Love you all! Obviously dont have any pictures.... sorry all!
Con Amor,
Elder Zaugg

Got to see MTC companion and roomate!!  Elder Rogerson and Elder Hansen ... just missing Elder Man :(

Tuesday, June 20, 2017



We have been working with Sonia since week number 1 with Elder Duran! 4 months now and wow this was such a great blessing to finally be able to baptized her and help her make this covenant with our Father in Heaven! I was so happy to be able to teach her for such a long time and help her along the way! 

This week we had a conference of all 6 zones of Cordoba! It was so fun to see tons of missionaries! Like Elder Rogerson from my room in the MTC!!!!! He has been super far away from Cordoba this whole time so it was the first time I saw him in almost 5 months! missed that guy hahaha! Also got to see a bunch of other elders that ive become great friends with these past 5 months! Its crazy to see how close you get to people when all of you are doing the same great work of helping others come to Christ!!!

Well to be honest besides the Baptism the week was super normal! It has been absolutly freezing here tho which is super weird to me! its been around 30 degrees but it feels like 0 degrees because of the humidity! It honestly sucks so bad hahahaha! But who doesnt like waking up icycles outside the house without a decent heater inside the house hahaha! All we have is a tiny portable heater that heats up about a square foot of the room LOL!!! Super dope haha! Love you All!

Con Amor,
Elder Zaugg

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


6 MONTHS!!!!!! Yes this last wednesday i completed 6 months in the mission!!!! Super crazy to think about that! Already one 4th of the way completed with my mission. Super crazy how fast time goes by! And for my 6 meses I burned a tie which was super fun!! But yah thats how my week started out and it just got better!!!

BAPTISM FOR BETHANIA!!!!!! This week was super awesome!!!! Bethania was baptized on saturady and the service was great! So only 4 members showed up.... but an investigator came too and she felt the spirit super strong which was awesome!!! The spirit was amazing before, during, and after the ordenance! Seeing success in the mission makes every hard long day worth it!!

We are having another baptism this friday for Sonia! So a little more about Sonia, she has been investigating the church for 9 years and basically all her family are members. So yes we are super excited for her to finally accept this message and make a change in her life! 

Funny story of the week!!!!
Sorry mom this story might embarrass you a little but but it was super funny for elder duran and I! So we were in a super dope lesson this last week with a family we are teaching! Coming to the end of the lesson the grandma gets up from the table super fast! And in perfect silence, she lets out a loud 2 second fart..... all of us in the room just stare and are silent.... the grandma turned around and ran as fast as she could out of the room without saying a thing... Elder Duran and I and the 2 daughters in the room all started dying laughing! It was super funny and also super sad for the abuela hahahaha! but yah pretty funny for us!

Love you all! Talk to you all next week!!

Con Amor,
Elder Zaugg

 6 month tie burning


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Voice of the Spirit

So this week we had a very crazy experience!!!! We have been teaching the wife of a member in the ward for 4 months now trying to prepare her for baptism. Sonia, and she has been super stubborn the entire time! She wants to get baptized but she always has had this doubt about the book of mormon... We have explained so many times how she can get her answer she just has never done it...

But this Sunday we have a lesson with her and we start reading Chapter 29 of 2 Nefi which talks about the importance of the Bible and the Book of mormon. Randomly during reading the chapters she says, "Elder Zaugg, you said there was a scripture in the >Bible that talks about another book with the words of God?" I never said anything of the sort but said, ok sure ya there is in Ezekiel 37:15-17 and we read this with here and explained it!
She understood it perfectly! it was awesome! We then continue reading the chapter in 2 Nefi and in the middle of reading of verse she stops, looks at her calender, and says, "But I cant be baptized the 10th." This totally caught us off guard! We werent talking anything about baptism or anything! Then she says, " But i could be baptized the 16th!" We were so shocked! My smile on my face was HUGE!!!!!! No one in the room mentioned or invited her to be baptized and we never mentioned this date when we have been with her... Later after this lesson Elder Duran and I are talking and we are convinced that she heard the voice of the Lord. The Holy Ghost literally spoke to her and gave her this date to be baptized and she thought that we had said it! The power of the Holy Ghost is real and is the only way one can really be converted to this Gospel!

So ya this was the best experience of the week for me here in Argentina! Love you all!

Con Amor,
Elder Zaugg

Rugby on Pday

ELDER MOONEYHAM- we made some bomb pancakes because we slept in same pension last night. He was in the MTC with me
Cactus remind me of Arizona


Elder Duran hits the 1 year mark.  Shirt Burning

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Little Miracles

Soooo this week was pretty cool! First I want to start out with sharing a little miracle we experienced this week that honestly might not sound like a miracle but it was! We were walking to sleep in some other elders pension so we could go to the temple this morning and we were super hungry! A delivery man drives by super fast and 3 pizzas fall out of his cart.... hahahahaha we pick up the pizzas and have no idea what to do! We say a prayer and feel like we should wait for 10 mins to see if he comes back! We wait and nothing happens so we got 3 free pizzas for us and the 2 other elders we were sleeping with! Little miracles we recieve are the best hahahaha!

So this week was super normal to be hoenst! We changed the baptism for Bethania for the next saturday becasue its easier for her that day so I will keep you informed! 4 months in the same area as of now so im sorry about pictures but i didnt take any.... im terrible i know i apologize! I will try and find stuff to take pictures of this week!!!! 

Update on Lalo and Alicia, they told us that forsure they will be married before the 20th of June!!!  I know it was the 2nd originally but i feel like this time its legit! I am super excited about them! They are progressing a ton! They will have their baptismal interview in a week so thats exciting!!!

So i will really work on taking pics this next week for you guys! Please forgive me!! Love you ALL!!!!
Con Amor,
Elder Zaugg