Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October 26, 2015

Hi family,

Our district leader is Elder Phillips. He serves in Cabot as well. There are 2 sets of elders here. Lonoke is about 35 minutes away. It's pronounced "LOW-UH-NO-K". 

The last time I check my e-mail in the mission will be on Saturday. I have my last P-day (Saturday) to pack and stuff, so I will be able to e-mail then, rather than on Monday. On Monday I will be in the mission home.

We had a ward Halloween party on Saturday here. It was fun. I went as Elder Phillips and he went as Elder Udy. We just switched tags. On holidays missionaries normally go visit members and teach/inspire them that night instead of proselyting. I will be packing then though. That's pretty much all for this week. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 19, 2015

Hi Family,

There are 4 elders in the Cabot Ward. 2 sets. Our district is all of Cabot and all of Lonoke. There is 1 set of sisters in Lonoke, and 1 set of elders. 

There are a lot of Walmarts, in Arkansas since it is the headquarters. I got a lot of fruit at Walmart this week. Bananas were super cheap and so I bought like 30. 

Things were pretty normal this week. I got some papers telling me what to do to prepare to come home, and gave my departing testimony in zone meeting. The whole experience is still a little surreal. We were on bikes this week. That's pretty much all. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October 12, 2015

Hi Family,

It was weird when I got that letter. It feels almost surreal to be coming home soon. I feel like this is all I know now. I don't remember what's it's like to be home anymore. Haha. I will get back to normal though I'm sure. 

The Murphey's (member family in Cabot) are great. We didn't have dinner the night of Cabotfest, so they invited us over when they saw us there and fed us all. We didn't have much success there unfortunately. Not a lot of people interested at the time. Busy with other activities. We just tried to talk to people on the streets. We didn't have a booth unfortunately. We didn't know it was going on until the day before. 

The day (Nov. 3rd) I get home is election day, and the next day is my registration date for classes at BYU, so I won't really have time to relax before jumping back into life. That's probably a good thing though. Don't waste any time that way. 

Our week was good. We had the Cabotfest, and we had Specialized Training. We had Specialized Training at our building, so our whole zone went and worked in our area for an hour, so we got like 15 referrals from that. It's nice to have things like that to fall back on when plans fall through. Our week has been pretty normal other than that though. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

P.S. Saw these guys at CabotFest today passing out Book of Mormons. The Murphey's

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015

Hi Family,

We did watch conference. All 5 sessions. It was a good time. I liked Larry R. Lawrence's talk, and Robert D. Hales. Elder Holland did a good job as usual and Russell M. Nelson. A lot of the other ones did a great job as well. 

Elder Rasband came to our mission one of my first few months with Elder Perry for a regional conference. He is a great speaker. I had my bets on Tad R. Callister for a new apostle, but I guess not. 

Elder Hanson has been out for about 6 months. He went to Camp Bartlett once. Yeah, they go to Montpelier for church up there. I don't remember him though. We are getting along fine. He is a nice enough guy. 

We had a weird experience. One of our investigators committed suicide, so that was different. We hadn't been meeting with him long, but it was still a bit shocking. 

Not much else happened this week. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chad Home

Chad will be home on November 3rd at 1:15 pm.
He will be talking in church on November 15th. at 1 pm.
Address: 2930 South 20th East

September 28, 2015

Hi Family,

I got transferred to Cabot. The ward that David and Amanda Lynn lived in...unfortunately it was just a little to late because they are in Japan now. Haha. Showed up just after they left. The ward is really nice though. I'm in Arkansas again for the second transfer in my mission. I am serving with Elder Hanson. He is from Montpelier Idaho. It is actually a small town up right next to Camp Bartlett where I worked. So that is kind of funny.

We heard about the blood moon a lot, but it was overcast so we couldn't see it. Some people don't understand that ALL the prophecies have to be fulfilled before the second coming. Not just one of them. That's pretty much it. A pretty slow week. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

P.S. We received the following text tonight. Enjoyed having your son and his companion, Elder Hansen, over for dinner tonight! He is doing well. The Murphey's

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 21, 2015

Hi Family,

I haven't received my package yet. Hopefully it will come tomorrow before I leave. I got the call this morning that I'm getting transferred on Wednesday. I guess they wanted me to visit one last place before I leave. 

My companion and I got to go to the temple today for my birthday, so that was a nice birthday president! Our week was pretty normal besides that. 


Love, Elder Udy