Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014


My new area is good. I am serving in Dyersburg Tennessee. My companion (Elder Ernst) and I  actually opened up a new area. So we got a new apartment and everything. The hard part is neither of us know where anything is, and we have literally no investigators or anything. The other elders in the area (we share the area with them) have been able to help us out though.

The branch is super supportive. We have literally had dinner every night since we showed up. A big change from never having dinner with members. We have a car right now. We will be on a car share like always though. Some weeks with a car, some without.

We did have dinner with David(Chads cousin living in Cabot) and Amanda's old friends. Their names are the King's. He used to be the Bishop in the Cabot ward until 6 months ago, so he knew them.

Elder Ernst is from Cedar Hills Utah. He is a real cool guy, and we get along well. We are going to have to just work real hard for awhile until we can get the area to start moving along well. That's all for this week. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

Hi Family,
Sorry I didn't e-mail yesterday. Me and my companion were at the temple all day (woohoo) and the library had closed when we got back to Kennett. Exciting news though. I'm getting transferred this week. I will be somewhere on the Memphis side of the mission still, but no clue where exactly. I will find out tomorrow. Not a whole lot of exciting stuff other than that though.
We are teaching a few cool people. I will be sad to leave before seeing them be baptized. We don't work with many less-actives. There aren't many of them close by.
Isaiah is fun. I use Isaiah 1:16-18 to help teach repentance occasionally. I am reading the Book of Mormon again. We are reading it as a mission in November. Also, we are sacrificing the last 4 hours of our P-days throughout November to help us reach our goals. It is giving up a lot, but the Lord will bless us for it. That's all. kloveyoubye.
Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 13, 2014

Hi Family,

 A lot of the people that I see around Kennett do know that we are missionaries. I have been here so long though that I recognize a ton of people when we go around. I can name probably 75% of the people that we see on the street, so it is kind of weird now. 
Our biggest stumbling block is probably preconceived notions about the church. People that don't actually know what we believe and don't want to, or (my personal favorite) when people "know exactly" what we believe better than we do. People have basically told us that we don't know what we believe, they do though. So that is fun. 
Our baptism is hopefully going to be rescheduled. We are trying to catch them still.
I have heard of Meet the Mormons. We saw it Wednesday morning last week before it was in theaters in a zone meeting. It was really good. Hopefully it will help put down some of the false ideas people have about us. That's about it for the week. kloveyoubye.
Love, Elder Udy

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014

Hi family,

Yes. I watched conference. My favorite talks were probably Lynn G. Robbins, D. Todd Christofferson, Dieter F. Uchtdorf (Saturday morning and priesthood), Jorg Klebingat, Jeffrey R. Holland, Quentin L. Cook, Henry B. Eyring (priesthood), Thomas S. Monson (Sunday morning), and David A. Bednar. There were a lot of good talks and sessions this time around. The whole foreign language thing was awesome too. 
We don't have a baptism for Oct. 12th anymore. They didn't make it to church. 
We  exercise every morning and throughout the day depending on if we walk, bike, or drive. 
Not a ton happened this week except General Conference. We were out of Kennett for a lot of the week because of that. That's all. kloveyoubye.
Love, Elder Udy