Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 24, 2015

Hi Family,

The lady that has been investigating for 3 years just needed a lot of time and care and the right support. She has been coming to church fairly regularly for that whole time. Just as much as any normal member basically. The branch is usually pretty supportive to the converts. We actually have a lot of converts in the branch. I would say at least half, but probably more. 

We do have chiggers down here. Luckily I haven't experienced them yet, and from what I have seen from others, I don't want to. 

We didn't have any particularly exceptional spiritual experiences. Just normal missionary ones this week. We went on exchanges with Elder Carman. That was fun. He came and did the baptismal interview for us. He is a great guy. We are going on exchanges again this week, but I will go with Elder Scott instead of Elder Carman so he can work with my companion, so that should be good. That's all for this week. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

Hi Familly,

People in Tennessee don't have welfare assignments like that. We don't have a cannery. We have people that distribute food for welfare and stuff, but no cannery or anything. There isn't Zuppa's over here that I have found at least. Too bad. Zuppa's is good.

I did get a new companion. His name is Elder Kuchin. He is from Alaska mostly, but moved to Utah just before he left for his mission. He is 6'5" tall and a basketball player, so that's pretty neat. This is actually his second transfer, so he already had the first 6 weeks of the training program. I am just finishing his training up. I don't know if I will be with him for another transfer after this or what, but we will see when that comes.

Our district leader is Elder Carmen. He is a nice guy. Our baptism for Steve is still on for now. And we have another baptism on the 29th for a woman who has been investigating the church for 3 years. We finally were able to get her to commit to baptism and understand why she should/needs to do it. So that is exciting. Baptizing eternal investigators is always fun. Well that's pretty much all for this week. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 10, 2015

Hi Family,

My week went well. We did some cool things. We were on bikes this week and it was super hot and humid all week except on Wednesday when we had a huge thunderstorm. We got caught outside when it happened and got absolutely drenched in rain! :-D So that was fun. We have a car this week, so that will be nice. This is the hottest month of the year now. We have a car the rest of the month though. 

I also read the entire Doctrine and Covenants cover to cover in 7 days, so that was really fun. It's like 20 sections a day. I am reading the entire Pearl of Great Price today and then I will start the Bible probably. I want to finish the entire standard works again before I get home. 

I got a call last week telling me that I will be training this next transfer. Elder Williams got the transfer call this morning to leave to make room for my trainee, so that will be exciting to train again.

Our teaching was good. We set another baptismal date with an awesome guy named Steve, so that's cool. 

I don't eat okra, but I eat a lot of other southern foods. I have had frogs legs a couple of times.I think that's what they were at least. That's all for this week. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 3, 2015

Hi Family,

Elder Kunz (who I did splits with last week) isn't the district leader. Haha. He is actually brand new this transfer. My companion, Elder Williams, is the district leader, so I get to go on lots of exchanges. 

We had a devotional in connection with the 40th reunion of the mission. It was pretty cool. I got to see President Petersen again! So that was awesome. We sang some songs in it as a missionary choir. 

I have used the priesthood a lot. I have given over 30 healing blessings and a dozen or so of other blessings. 

Our week was pretty normal. We are very close to having another baptism or 2. One of them is a woman who has been meeting with the missionaries for 3-4 years and is almost ready for baptism finally. So that is exciting. Not a lot else is new. kloveyoubye.

Love, Elder Udy