Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December 30, 2014

Hi Family,

It was good to see all of you as well! Especially Em, since I haven't seen him in over 2 years. I hope he liked his sign. 
The doctor didn't say why I passed out. We think it was just I was super tired that day and a little stressed and stood up to fast. I have been fine since that though. :-) I have been drinking a bit more. I haven't been dehydrated since the summer though. 
I haven't gotten your package (#2) yet, but the mission office called me today and said they forwarded it. Also, I am e-mailing today (Tuesday) because I didn't get to yesterday. The library was closed for some reason.

I did have to teach Gospel Doctrine on Sunday. Same lesson that mom taught and everything. It went pretty well. It's weird that there are great grandchildren now too.
Transfers aren't next week, but the week after. We will see what happens then I suppose. Not a ton changed this week from when I skyped you. Just taught people and had Christmas. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 22, 2014

Hi Family,

So before I forget, I will Skype you sometime around 11:30 our time, so 10:30 Utah time.
I did go and see the doctor, but I am fine. All of my tests came back normal, and I'm healthy as a horse that isn't dead yet. The insurance went through fine I'm assuming. I didn't have a co-pay because they put it down as preventative maintenance I guess. Things are going well.
We sang God Rest ye Merry Gentleman. It went well I guess. We didn't have as much time as I would have liked to practice and prepare though.
We have people coming to church and progressing well. Not a lot else this week though. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 14, 2014

Hi family,

So you guys forgot to e-mail me last night after you did your bills. That's awkward. (We did write it just did not get sent until to late.) Things are going well anyways. 
We have quite a few people we are working with right now. Teaching and preparing for baptism so that's good. We have Christmas Zone Conference this week. Everything is fine and dandy still. Also, I got my Christmas Package. Thanks! kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

Hi Family,
Yes, I had permission. Haha. I wouldn't have called if I didn't. (Chad called last night and asked to have some music sent.) I didn't leave a message, I never do.  Sounds good that you just pulled those ones out. I was going to tell you not to send the 12 days of Christmas and stuff like that anyway. We are singing for Christmas Zone Conference next week and I needed to get the music this week so I can copy it and get it to the other 2 elders that will be singing with us by Tuesday at Zone Meeting. My instruction on Diligence went well I guess. No one booed or complained, so that's a plus. Instructing isn't all that hard really. My talk went well too. I only had to speak for 10-12 minutes. I thought it went fine.

I got transferred to a little town kind of like Kennett called Hope in the Southwest part of Arkansas. It's a pretty small area, and we just have a branch with about 20 active members. It is looking good though. We have a couple that is looking good for baptism at the end of the month named the Kirby's. They are pretty cool. My companion and I whitewashed in though. Meaning we both got transferred in at the same time, so neither of us knows the area. His name is Elder Zickella. He is a pretty new missionary. Only been out for about 5 months. He is from Jacksonville, Florida. We also found out that we are kind of related. You know Mike and Anna Mae Drechsel that live in Vernal? Uncle Stephens kids. They are his Aunt and Uncle. So that's cool. My cousins are his aunt and uncle! 
We don't have a car this week, we get it on Tuesday at the meeting. I am going to Skype on Christmas. I don't know when or where yet, but I will let you know once I find out. That's about it for this week. kloveyoubye.

I'lll be hoooooome for Christmaaaas..............(next year)

Love, Elder Udy

P.S. Here are some pictures from previous areas.
This is Elder Allred in Kennett at our baptism back in September.

This is Elder Ernst.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014

Hi Family,

We found and taught the person that we baptized. I also got a call this morning telling me that I will be transferred on Wednesday to the Arkansas side of our mission. So that is exciting. Not a ton else exciting happened. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy