Monday, February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

Hi Family,
At zone conference we learned about how we have to convert ourselves, before we convert others and that we all need to stay strong in the gospel and not loosen up at all.
This ward is really good, even better than my last one. There isn't a choir. Our mission leader is awesome and super helpful though. So is our bishop. It is a good ward just ready to help.
We had a baptism on Saturday. A guy named Clarence. He has a cool story. So the Spanish elders found a guy named Nelson. He is a member who was considered less active. He wasn't though. He had just moved and didn't know where the church was. So they ran into him and found out he was a member and called us in to see him. We went in and met him and told him where the church was. He had been reading and studying the scriptures everyday so that he could remain spiritual in his life. He also started to teach his friends Clarence and Kay. They pretty much already knew everything because he was teaching them. So we baptized Clarence on Saturday and Kay will be baptized in the next week or two. On Sunday when Clarence was confirmed, he also was given the Aaronic Priesthood and he and Nelson were both set apart as Ward Missionaries. They are going to do amazing things in that calling. They actually called us this morning to tell us how it was going and that they have a few people in mind that they are going to go and try to teach today. They are going to be keeping in close contact with us and try to teach every person that they meet about the gospel. They are so fired up about it and it is going to be super cool. They want to magnify their calling in every way that they possibly can. They will bring a lot of people into the church that way, and I'm excited to be able to help them do it.
That's pretty much all for the week. Love you!
Love, Other Elder Udy

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 17, 2014

Hi family,

I'm now in Walnut Grove. Just north of my last area. Walnut Grove is a very rich area. So people are just happy where they are and aren't interested most of the time. We have a couple of baptisms coming which is nice.
We are in a car until Tuesday then we lose it for a week. My companion is Elder Child. He has been out 18 months and is from Farmington Utah. 
This weekend was stake conference and Elder Steven Thompson from the Quorum of the Seventy was there. I have finished reading the BoM. 
We have zone conference this week and we will get our mail from the mission office.

Elder Udy

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February 13, 2014

Here are some pictures of Chad sent to us from a member in Memphis.
Chad and the other Elders in the area at Corky's Restaurant for Elder Derricks birthday. 
Chad does love ribs.

Elders eating mini cheesecakes on Elder Derricks birthday.

Chad saying goodbye to to the Swansons. Chad has been transferred to the Walnut Grove Ward which is part of the same stake in Memphis.

Monday, February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014

Just a note to let you know I am getting transferred. I find out where I am going on Wednesday. My BoM reading is going good. I'm pretty much done.
It has been kind of cold, but not too bad.
I have to go pack and stuff, so I can't write much. Love you!
Love, Other Elder Udy

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 3, 2014

Hi Family,

I have transfers next week.

We had a pretty boring week. Elder White got sick, so we were in for most of it. I decided to start reading the Book of Mormon in 30 days. So far I am on Mosiah 5.

Oh yeah I forgot one thing that happened on Friday.

So remember how I told you about how Elder L. Tom Perry came to the MTC and I got to hear him speak live? Well I got to again on Friday night! He came down here for a regional stake conference and it was in the building right next to the one that I normally attend, so we were invited to go hear it live! He has such an incredible spirit about him. It was Elder Perry and 5 other General Authorities of the church, including the President of the quorum of the seventy, and a bunch of the seventies. It was insane! He is really funny too. He spoke about missionary work and how we all need to increase our efforts. Both missionaries and especially members. The work is hastening right now. By a lot. He says that this time right now is just as significant in the history of the church as the restoration of the priesthood was. I am so blessed to be a part of this great time when the work has been hastened. This is an event that was foretold in the Doctrine and Covenants (88:73), and now it has come to pass. It's incredible.
Love, Other Elder Udy.