Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 28, 2014

Hi Family,
There isn't a huge problem in Kennett with unmarried people. There is in Memphis though. Tons of people just have their baby daddy's and stuff. 
Of all the lessons we mostly teach the restoration when contacting and finding people. 
The famous singer that came from Kennett is Sheryl Crow. 
We had a pretty crazy week this week actually. On Friday we got a call from the other missionaries in Blytheville saying that they were going to be out of the area for a week (another long story) so we were going to be covering their area as well as ours. We have been up and down for the past few days. And one of the other missionaries also had to speak on Sunday, but wouldn't be there. So I had to fill in and write a talk in about an hours time that we had free. My topic was Obedience. It went pretty well I guess. And we got a call this morning and Elder Jelte will be being transferred on Wednesday. Transfer week already. So I will be getting a new companion. So it has been kind of hectic, but good. 
We had those people come to church again and they are looking forward to their baptism so that is awesome. That's pretty much it. kloveyoubye.

Love, Other Elder Udy

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

Dear Family
We actually did have a few people at church today! A family of 3! They have a date for marriage and baptism too, so it should be good. 
This week we had specialized training with Pres. Wakolo it was really good. He is taking the mission in a whole new direction that should be good for us. Focusing a lot on Personal Development rather than what to do to baptize people.
That was pretty much my week. We still teach and stuff. So yeah. That's cool. kloveyoubye.
Love, Other Elder Udy (not Emerson)

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

Our investigators are progressing well. We have had several tell us that they know the Book of Mormon is true and the church is true, but they just have no way to make it to church. (Church is a 45 minute drive to Blytheville, Arkansas) It's kind of rough. We will figure it out though. Some of them just need to be more committed. A couple of them say yes it is all true, but won't even try to find a way down to church. They will only come if we set it all up for them. We will keep trying though. Not a ton is going on other than that though. 
We have specialized training this week with President Wakolo. This is the first time we will see him teaching a whole meeting rather than just part of a zone meeting. We are all pretty excited for it.
That's all. kloveyoubye.
Love, Other Elder Udy

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014

Our meeting with President Wakolo was awesome. He is really intelligent and knows tons and tons about doctrine. It's gonna be a good few years for teaching and learning doctrines in all kinds of ways. I can't wait for it. 
Our investigators are good. It's hard to get them to come to church though, since it is a 45 minute drive to get to the building. The ward is pretty good. The people are nice and helpful when they can be, we are just out of the way of most of them. We just drive the car down for church, or if we don't have a car one of the members is willing to come get us. We had 2 of our investigators make it down to church this week, so that was good. Hopefully we will see some baptisms pretty soon here.
Elder Jelte came out the transfer after I did. So I am only 6 weeks older than him. On the fourth of July we went down to Blytheville and had a BBQ with our Bishop and his family. Played some Frisbee with them. It was fun. 
That's all. Love you all.
Love, Other Elder Udy