Monday, October 13, 2014

2 John 1:12 Sunday at 9:00 and/or 11:00

2 John 1:12
Sunday at 11:00.

Juventina FINALLY accepted a date. I won't be here for it, but that's not what matters. Happiest. Tender mercies. 

See you soon. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Love you all. Stay in the boat. See you all soon.

Wow conference was killer! We have a living day Prophet and this is the true and restored gospel! I feel like everything was about the restoration and the importance of our dear Prophet. I felt like Sunday afternoons session was literally the answer to every prayer, thought, question and worry. I feel at peace about what's about to happen. Obviously it's scary, but it's a good thing.

Also, my last interview with President was this week and that was the best. Went in feeling nervous, but like always that man knows just what to say. 

Attatched: Photo of us as the Zone of the month. Nice work Toncontin! And some poor hungry Elders. Our accounts didn't have money until tuesday last week, so the Elders had a rough Pday and we decided to have mercy on them. 

Well, I guess I'll see you guys next week. I think. It still doesn't feel real... maybe when the cold hits.

Love you all. 
Stay in the boat. 
Be there soon. 

FELIZ NAVIDAD. Because our district leader has started saying it. WOO!

Hermana Ludlow

Monday, September 29, 2014

I was forced to sign saying that I "voluntariamente" am giving up my residency

Alright. As you all have probably already observed, it's a little hard for me to collect my thoughts lately, but here goes...

These past two weeks have been rough. The work is super slow in our area, and we don't really have any progressing investigators, contacting is a bust lately, and our only hope is references. We've been doing a lot of walking and I've gotten to know my area and my companion a lot more. It's a little frustrating because all anyone really wants for the last few weeks of their mission is to have a ton of success, but I've learned a lot a lot a lot. 

My companion is amazing. She's the most patient, humble person on the planet, which is the exact opposite of me, so we make a good team. We laugh about literally everything, until one of us is crying or can't breath, so THATS GREAT. She's had a rough week with some family stuff that's going on, but that hasn't gotten her down. Throw in a few prayers for her. (And for the both of us in general.) 

I'm doing really great though. The Elders in my zone and the members are counting down the days more than I am. But I just want to make the most of these last few weeks.

The office Elders have taken my residency and sent me my plane ticket. (photo included with me and a paper that I was forced to sign saying that I "voluntariamente" am giving up my residency.) But I'm happy. The mission has been the best, hardest, time of my life and the good news is, it's not quite over. 

Be good and take care of each other. 

Enjoy General Conference... Tan, I'll be looking for Paula for SURE. And make sure you all eat so much good food and think of me, because the food here is killin me. Probably I wont ever want to eat chicken or rice or eggs or beans ever again. 

Hermana Ludlow

P.S. Mosiah 10: 8 and 9 made me think of Lord of the Rings this morning. So that was cool.

 And it came to pass that they came up upon the north of the land of Shilom, with their numerous hosts, men armed with bows, and with arrows, and with swords, and with cimeters, and with stones, and with slings; and they had their heads shaved that they were naked; and they were girded with a leathern girdle about their loins.
 And it came to pass that I caused that the women and children of my people should be hid in the wilderness; and I also caused that all my old men that could bear arms, and also all my young men that were able to bear arms, should gather themselves together to go to battle against the Lamanites; and I did place them in their ranks, every man according to his age.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The B word "Baptism"

This is how my week went.
Love you all. 
See you soon. 
Don't expect a lot of words these next few emails. 

Wow. I've seen the district toooooo many times.

Hermana Ludlow

PS Got letters from Caitlyn Nibley and The Goodmans. Thanks so much! Shout out to Brother Goodmans nephew. Hope youre ready to serve in the best mission on the planet! 

Monday, September 15, 2014


Me and my cutie bestie companion in front of the temple. Love her.
Also included is a photo of "Sunday night phone calls" which is about an hour and a half of calling all the sisters and their district leaders to see how their week went. (exausting) Obviously included are the American flag socks (Happy Patriots Day), peanutbutter Captain Crunch, and my beanie from Talanga. (Also can we talk about how if I'm cold here at night that my bones will probably literally shrivle up when I step off the plane? Cool.)
This week has been hard, but good. Hermana Rosales is amazing and reminds me to have patience everyday.
Hermana Ludlow
Stay strong.

Monday, September 8, 2014

I'm inviting you all to join me, This Thursday we're going to the temple

When adventure's lost its meaning, I'll be homeward bound in time.

Transfers were this week and guess what everyone? HERMANA ROSALES AND I STAYED TOGETHER. So obviously the church is true and God answers prayers. She's the best. We're excited to have these next few weeks together in La Peña, to see our investigators baptized. We're working with an amazing family who we found last week and already love so much. Familia Gonzalez Torres. They couldn't make it to church yesterday, but they're going to come this week. Alix (the husband) has had multiple dreams of people telling him the church is true. (More about them next week, because like always, I'm out of time.)
This Thursday we're going to the temple, so once again I'm inviting you all to join me. If you can't do it Thursday, at least go this week. If you can't go in, at least go walk around outside. Let me know about your experience and send photos too!

Love you all so much.

"In the quiet misty morning, when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing and the sky is clear and red,
When the summer's ceased its gleaming, when the corn is past its prime,
When adventure's lost its meaning, I'll be homeward bound in time.
Bind me not to the pasture. Chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I'll return to you somehow.
If you find it's me you're missing, if you're hoping I'll return,
To your thought I'll soon be list'ning; in the road I'll stop and turn.
Then the wind will set me racing as my journey nears its end,
And the path I'll be retracing when I'm homeward bound again.
Bind me not to the pasture. Chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I'll return to you somehow.
In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing, I'll be homeward bound again."
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, September 1, 2014

Enterchanges with the sisters

Well this week was great. It came and went like always. The work is amazing. I'm happy and healthy. Love you all. 

Hermana Ludlow