Monday, April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

Dear Parents,

We want you to know that all missionaries serving in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission are safe and accounted for.  They have been asked to stay in their apartments today so you may not receive an e-mail from your missionary this week.  Some of our communities have sustained considerable damage so many of our missionaries will be involved in on going service to help those in need.  Thank you for your prayers and faith. 

Sincerely, President Steven M. Petersen 

Hi Family,
I got my package. I love my pillow tie. I wore it to district meeting on Tuesday. It was good fun. 
I don't really get involved in the music. They want us to let the ward take care of that kind of stuff and we focus on teaching and stuff. 
We have a few investigators. Not to many though. We are constantly looking for more. None are really progressing right now. Things are going to pick up though.
We were in the tornado warning for Little Rock. We didn't really have to worry a ton about it though. We had a lot of flooding in our area though. 
That's pretty much it. Love you!
Love, Other Elder Udy

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Hi Family,

I have read that bio and seen the picture of President Wakolo already. (He will be going to Arkansas in July to be the new mission President). He seems like he is going to be a really cool guy. Hopefully he speaks English (he and his wife are from Fiji, he has been a seventy) well. Ha ha. 
For Easter we had a breakfast and Easter egg hunt at the church for the little kids. It was pretty good. For sacrament meeting the entire program was practically just singing. Music plays a lot bigger role out here than it does in Utah.
That's all.

Love, Other Elder Udy

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

Hi Family,

I'm still just studying the Book of Mormon and Preach My Gospel. Occasionally I will read part of the bible too. We are in Exodus in our Sunday school too. 
We have an Easter activity planned in the ward. That and the church wide Easter missionary reach out thing. The whole thing is on You should check it out. It's pretty cool.
That's funny you met Emerson's new mission president. Now you just need to meet mine. His name is President Wakolo. He seems like he will be an awesome guy.

Love, Other Elder Udy

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

Hi Family,

We did watch conference. All 10 hours. My favorite talk was probably the one President Monson gave in priesthood about having courage. Will you send me a CD of conference so I can listen to them in the car and stuff? Thanks. All the warnings about whirlwinds and stuff were funny, because we were having a lightning storm during conference over here. How ironic. I really like that thought of being on solid ground though. It's something I have been thinking about a lot lately. I was starting the Book of Mormon again and I read 1 Nephi 1:6. I was wondering why Nephi thought it was important to mention that the pillar of fire that Lehi saw was on a rock before him. Why not just assume it was by him, or on the ground, or in the grass. The best answer to that question I could come up with was that revelation comes to the steadfast and immovable. We must be strong in our faith like a rock, and build our foundation on Christ.(Helaman 5:12) We must pray in faith, with nothing wavering. (James 1:6) Revelation and help from our father in heaven doesn't come unless we can give him a good base to lay it on. Love you all.
Love, Other Elder Udy