Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 26, 2014

Hello family,

I brought my camera and here are some pictures.  One of my new companion, one of my bike, and one of The Villa.

The Villa is actually called Bonita Villa, but we call it the Villa because its our hangout spot. We go there almost everyday and more than half of our teaching pool is down there. Its a low income housing place that is full of Hispanics and poor people. Most of which are on section 8 housing. We know so many people down there and everyone knows us. It's super funny. All the kids that just run around call us pastor. I love it.

My new companion is a lot like me actually, which really makes me think twice about the way that others think about me. I feel like I am going to learn a lot about myself from him. He is a good guy, but every companion is different.

Hmm, we had the same musical number at our ward yesterday. That's weird. We also had a farewell talk. He is going to the Salt Lake City family history center. His name is Sam. I told him that I would come and see him when I get home. He is such a cool kid.

Thank you for the letter about being "Trunky". It kinda made me laugh, but everything in there was so true. I showed it to my zone leader who goes home in 4 weeks. He loved it also. He also said he might quote it in our zone meeting. That will be so awesome.

I'm not sure if I told you or not, but in the time that I was with my last companion, he got 8 flat tires. We are basically master tire fixers.

This week we tracted and found a lady that we talked with for a little while about Joseph Smith. She said that she attends another church, but that we could come back and see her. It was kinda cool. We'll see how this weeks meeting goes. We also met this guy that is a less active guy that said that his wife doesn't like the church so he doesn't come. When we asked why she didn't like the church he said, "because every time you come by you always ask for me and never her" (she isn't a member) #Hopingtoteachthewife.

I didn't even realize that today was Memorial Day until like Thursday last week. Hmm...I must be a missionary.

Our investigator came to church for the third time this week. We are going to baptize him soon hopefully.

That's it.

Love, Elder Udy

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

Hello family,

Yesterday was transfers. I am still in the same area, but I did get a new companion. His name is Elder Jones from Arizona. He is pretty cool from what I can tell so far, but we'll see. He has been out for 10 months. My last companion got transferred just one ward over, which is funny because he is still in my district.

The two Marshallese people I interviewed got baptized! It was sweet. We took our investigator to it in preparation for his own baptism. This last Sunday I interviewed two more people for baptism. They actually spoke English so it went a ton better. It was super cool to see the changes that they had made in their life. I have another baptism interview this Sunday as well.

This week we found a new investigator named Dean. He is a pretty cool guy that knows a lot of Mormons. He is a triathlon coach.

That's about it for this week.

Love, Elder Udy

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014

Hello family,

This has been a super slow week for us. We did some good things though.

For Mother's Day we will be using Skype. I need your Skype user name though so if you could send that to me ASAP that would be great. We have church on Sunday from 7:30-1 so it will be after 4 that I call. Hm... I have a meeting at 6 also. So I guess the only time that I could really do it is at 5 my time. It might have to be a short conversation. Or I could do it at 7:30 my time after my meeting. It will be at one of those times.

I will talk to you then.

Love, Elder Udy