Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

Hi Family,

I'm surprised they let you near the tractor dad. Much less drive it. 
The liahona award you asked about is another statue. It is a little replica liahona. You get it by memorizing another 42 scriptures and completing every activity, scripture study, personal study, and companionship study that is in Preach My Gospel. I don't know how many missionaries get it. I know that it's not hard to get if you are willing to put in some effort and try. 
Elder Child and I get along really well. We are both perfectly happy being together for 6 more weeks. My interview with President Petersen went well. He is an awesome guy. He is very supportive and caring about us. 
Nothing really particularly new to report. We are on bikes this week and are having trouble finding new people to teach. I sent a letter home with a drawing I thought you would like. :-D
Love, Other Elder Udy

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

Yeah. I got my Hold to the Rod award. See the previous post to see the picture. I should have my Liahona in the next few months. I already had a bunch of things memorized. 
We had transfer calls this week. Elder Child and I  are going to be together for another transfer. And I am going to be here for another transfer after that most likely. So I'm going to be in Walnut Grove for another 3 months or so most likely, which I'm fine with. I like the ward and the people here. Not a lot has happened. We had our interviews with President Petersen this week. Nothing super exciting though. Love you.
Love, Other Elder Udy

Friday, March 21, 2014

March 21, 2013

Elder Udy received his “Hold to the Rod” statue at the specialized training meeting this past week.  He successfully memorized 42 scriptures.  I thought you might want to see the attached photo.

Sister Warnick (Mission secretary)

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

 Hi Family,
My current companion is still Elder Child. I have attached a picture of him relaxing. We just had a normal week, nothing exceptional. We haven't found anyone new to teach in awhile, but we have an appointment tonight, so that should be good. 
Our weather has been pretty comfortable now. Not too hot or cold. I have a question for you. When was the last time you read the Book of Mormon? I decided I'm going to order a hard cover Book of Mormon and some stuff like that. That way it will last. I want to read it several times over my mission and highlight all the different things relating to each missionary lesson. It should be fun. That's pretty much all for this week.
Other Elder Udy

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

Hi Family,

I have had some good experiences. We usually try to work through the members if we can. Otherwise we just do street contacting. We don't knock on doors. Our ward is really good here. I like it here.

Nothing exciting really happened this week. Bye.
Love, Other Elder Udy

Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

Hi family,

My bike works fine. We don't have to use them a ton though, because we get a lot of help from members.We are teaching 4 people or so right now.

The terrain is somewhat hilly, although the hills aren't big. The weather was good and then it rained, snowed, and iced yesterday and today. So we will see what the week brings.

My companion was actually put into the ward only 1 transfer before me. We did find something interesting out though. We know his Aunt and Uncle. Janene and Kent Burton back in Mount Olympus. Grant and Clark are his cousins. He has met Cameron before too when he was hanging out with them. So that was cool. That's all pretty much.

We had a baptism on Saturday so that was cool. Bye.
From, Other Elder Udy