Monday, December 30, 2013

What did you do this morning?
Welp, I did my laundry, by hand. Lovin' life.

This week was great. Things are finally starting to look up here in La Paz. We actually found a lot of new people to teach this week including two families. I feel like I was really sent to this area to help my companion and strengthen the ward and less actives here. It's been rough these past few weeks, but I'm starting to feel like this really is where I'm supposed to be. The Lord works in mysterious ways. 

Talking to all of my favorite people on this earth on Christmas was probably one of the best days of my life, but hey, let's just spend it together next year. Whatta ya say? 

Christmas was mostly just another day in the mission other than the disgusting amounts of food we ate. Tamales, Torejas, Chicken, Tamales, rice, sandwhiches, tamales, tortillas, tamales. I agree with Niels on this one though. Heaven and Hell for sure. SO MUCH FOOD. 

God is good.
Little by little our companionship is getting better. My companion really is great. 
It's basically January of 2014 so thats nuts. 
We're going to the temple next week on the 8th!!! So pumped. 

Well I love you all. 
As always there are 23 seconds to write, but know you're all loved and I pray for all of you. 

-Friends on missions-D&C 43 15-16
-Family, send me churchy music. I'm dyyying

 D&C 43 15-16
15 Again I say, hearken ye elders of my church, whom I have appointed: Ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands by the power of my Spirit;
 16 And ye are to be taught from on high. Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wishing a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of the people I love. (That means you.)

I love you all so much and am grateful for your love, encouragement, prayers and support. 

Don't forget the reason for this Christmas Season. 
Jesus Christ lives and he loves each of us.
The atonement is so real and will change your life if you let it. 
God is so good. 
This gospel is true.
I love all of you so much. 

Hermana Ludlow 

Monday, December 16, 2013

New companion, New area, New year... (Almost)

Its a good thing I have 42 seconds to write. AHHHH
Transfers happened.
I am now in La Paz with Hermana Moran. I¨ll write more next week, but lets just say we have a lot of cleaning up to do from the sisters before. Im excited to have a fresh start even though leaving Talanga was the hardest thing.
Photos of the view from our deck, my new companion and I and Familia Elvir that I had to leave behind in Talanga. Love you all.


Monday, December 9, 2013

"If there's one thing the people of Honduras need, it's the gospel."-President Fortuna

Transfers are the day after tomorrow, and I've been feeling freaky all week. The anticipation, excitement and nervousness all wadded up into one knot tying stomach ache. I'm excited though. Whatever happens will be great. God is good and he knows what I need and what these people need.
"If there's one thing the people of Honduras need, it's the gospel."-President Fortuna
Christmas is in the air and how sweet it is. I have to admit that spending Christmas here is going to be so weird, in more ways than one.
-Its hot and there is zero snow
-99% probability that I'll be in a new area with a new companion.
-Far away from loved ones
-etc etc. 
But, don't get me wrong, I'm way excited. I'm pretty sure there's proabably no better way to spend the Christmas season than as a missionary.
This week flew by. We found 2 new families that seem positive and are progressing. The biggest issue is that almost NO ONE here is married, nor seems to see the need to be. Frustrating.
I'm grateful more and more everyday to have been raised in this gospel. Outside of Provo Utah, it's a whole different world and these people need the gospel. As much as some don't want to admit it or don't even know it, they are starving and searching for it. It's just so great to be such a small part of such a big thing here as a missionary.
Love you all.
As always, zero time.
Tanner. PAULA though! That close up of here brought me to tears so I'm sure you probs died. Tell your mom shes to cute and nice to be real.
Bayley and Lisa. You are both the prettiest missionaries I have ever seen. Thanks for the sending photos!
Jacob. So happy for you. So glad youre doing what you love.
Family. I love you more than there are words to describe.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Remember the Savior this Christmas season.

This week.
1. The only full days we had to work where Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but in spite that fact, It was a great week. We found 2 new families and a bunch of new positive people. Sometimes I feel like the weeks, or even the days when we have less time to get out and work, I push myself harder and miracles happen. Really.
2. The power was out all day on Thanksgiving, so we didn't get to cook our Thanksgiving lunch. We decided to splurge on burgers instead. (Don't worry mom, the stovetop stuffing was still put to good use.)

3. Luz came to church yesterday. Honestly, there is nothing better then when your investigators come to church. Especially when you've been saving them a seat every Sunday for 7 weeks. Our Zone leaders came to our area on Saturday without pre-warning and went to go visit her without telling us. Later that night they called and told us how she wasn't going to progress and we shouldn't go visit her. ( NEVER DO THAT NIELS. K?... Or any of you that might be Zone Leaders in the future.) That was one of the most discouraging phone calls in my entire mission. We tried to push it aside, especially because we were fasting especially for her. I told my companion that it was just a trial of our faith. With doubt in my heart, I tried to reassure Hermana Rojas that Luz would be at church in the morning. I prayed harder than almost any other time in my mission that night. In the morning, when we walked by her house to pick her up. With wet hair, she came to the door and said "Voy a llegar. Solo tienen que esperar en las puertas de la iglesia. Pero voy a llegar." (I'm going to come. Just wait for me in the doors of the church, but I'll be there.) When she walked around the corner of the church building, I had the biggest dorkiest grin on my face.
God is so good and he answers our prayers you guys. Sometimes Satan will tempt us, or others to lose our faith, but those are the moments when we need it most. Everyone needs their time, some more than others. We just need to love them and have patience.
4. After 5 transfers, this is probably my last full week here in Talanga. I have never felt so sad and excited to leave somewhere in my entire life. Oh wait... maybe once before. But really. This is different. I feel like its going to be harder to leave here than it was to leave home. Home is waiting for me, but Talanga. Oh Talangita mi amor!
God is so good.
The Gospel is true.
The atonement is so real and will change your life if you let it.

Remember the Savior this Christmas season.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If there's one thing besides the Gospel that I'm most grateful for, its the people in my life. Love you all.
Hermana Ludlow
Tan, tell your mom to send me the treats you don't want. GEEZE.
Bay, You are my wife and I love you. You tiny missionary!!!!
DAD, Happy birthday on Friday. I sent you a card and I hope you get it in time. But just know that I love you more than anything.
Jacob, I've been listening to you sing Come Thou Fount everyday and it makes me cry EVERY TIME. I love you. You have an amazing voice. All the sisters in the house agree and want copies.
Leah, thanks for the photos of little Porter. Love you guys!
Chris, Don't forget the scripture I always right you k? Don't forget for one minute. 
Mom, Thanks for everything.
Celeborn, I had a dream that when I got home from my mission you opened your mission call and got called here! To Honduras. Ahh! I guess we'll find out in less than two years!
Wow. I love EVERYONE. really.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Good News, I'm Alive

Hermana Ludlow holed up with food water and what!!! a weapon.
                                               GOOD NEWS EVERYONE. I'M ALIVE.
Now that it's over I can tell you all...
Here in Honduras when elections role around, you'd probably better just stay in your house. We were stuck in the house Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, only leaving to go to Sacrament Meeting on Sunday. Sunday and Monday night a lot of riots were to be heard including car horns, fireworks and yelling. No harm came upon us, so mostly it was just exciting, until it got annoying with all the noise, and then boring.
You always think it'll be nice to take a break. But it's the worst!
Worrying about your investigators
But the good news is, it's over.
Free, free at last.
My companion and I are excited to jump back into work. We found some really positive families last week and also an 18 year old named Eric who on our second visit accepted a baptismal date. He's super great and excited to learn more. He's studying chemistry... I think. (Sometimes the Spanish still gets me.)

Familia Elvir are still doing great. Marlin wanted to know more about Joseph Smith when we went to visit them last Saturday, so we told her she could read in Joseph Smith history and she was so excited. By the time we went back on Tuesday, she had almost read the whole thing and began to give a very detailed summary of Joseph Smiths life. I love them. Seriously.
God is so good to us you guys.
I hope you all know and realize that.
Being a missionary is hard, but so worth it.
Love you all.
Niels sure put it well when he said, "Take care of each other"
BAY, You're a missionary!!!! I love you so much!
Family, Love and miss you all. And pray for you all every day. I pray to know what I can do here for each of you like President Park said in my setting apart blessing. Here I am waiting for the answers of what I need to be doing specifically for each of you. Shoot me an email if you've got something.

Hermana Ludlow

Monday, November 18, 2013

LOVE YOU all. Zero minutes left.

I promise to be better next week.
LOVE YOU all. Zero minutes left.
Next week I'll be writing on Tuesday or Wednesday. Just a heads up.
God is good. Life is good.
Hector and Fabricio got the priesthood last week. I Love that family more than I have words to describe.
Sorry I'm the worst.
Until next week.
Love and prayers
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, November 11, 2013

Don't forget your favorite missionary and that Christmas is coming up........ Just kidding, But really.

Our district leader Elder College got me this cupcake for my birthday. I mean technically it wasn't my birthday anymore, but here in the mission, you celebrate things on Mondays. P-day for the win!
Our investigator that's progressing the most is named Luz. At first when we went with her she said "sin compromiso" to everything!!!! But now, she knows she needs to get married to her "husband", start coming to church and get baptized. Her daughter (who's inactive) said we're the first missionaries to get her to do anything. That just goes to show that everyone has their time. NOW is her time.
Well I used up all my internet time writing personal emails to you all.... Sorry for how short this is.
Love you all.
Don't forget your favorite missionary and that Christmas is coming up....
Just kidding
But really.
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, November 4, 2013

It's good to be fully involved in the Lords work.

                                                 Photo of me looking over all of Talanga
Happy birthday to me. Not the average birthday if ya ask me, but it's good to be fully involved in the Lords work. This is where he needs me and I'm seeing it more and more every day. Time goes by so quick and there is so much yet to be done. Thank you all for your birthday wishes though. You all mean the world to me.
This week we haven't been having heaps of success. Despite our efforts, our dear friend Felix who was chugging along great now won't come to church because he doesn't want to give up coffee.
Our goal this week is to find the families that the Lord has prepared for us. Because they're there, just waiting.
I don't know you guys. I think I've been out long enough to feel like I don't need to write you all a ton. This is my life now, and its a good one. Can anyone believe its almost been 7 months. Wow. I don't know.
Just know I'm doing well, I'm healthy and happy.
God is so good.
Love you all
Hermana Ludlow
The Elders in my district, Jorge Luiz, my companion and I up at the caves in the hills overlooking Talango.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Brother and Sister Ludlow,

Dear Parents,
We are very grateful to have your daughter serving with us here in the Comayaguela Honduras Mission. It is a privilege to have such dedicated youth serving others, and serving our Heavenly Father. We have seen your daughter increase spiritually as she went about teaching and developing love for the people of Honduras. We are thankful for your support and your prayers. We know that upon finishing her service, your daughter will return with the satisfaction of having served the Lord with all her heart, might, mind, and strength. She will have placed the foundation for what her life will be like in the future. She will be able to continue with the next steps in her life and successfully plan what she will do after the mission.
We would like to extend thanks to the whole family. Thank you for sharing your positive, gratifying, and spiritually uplifting experiences in your weekly emails. We are in the best disposition to help you, and before you have any questions, never doubt in communicating with us.
With love
President and Sister   Fortuna
Mission Honduras Comayaguela

Monday, October 28, 2013

Can anyone believe its Monday again?

Can anyone believe its Monday again? Can anyone believe its been 6 months? Can anyone believe how fast time flies by these days?
Well, we finished off the Elvir Family  with Fabricios baptism this week. I feel like I've sent this photo home 3 times... just with different companions and the person in white changing every time. No but you guys. If I haven't said it enough. This was the family I came to Honduras to baptize. I'll be coming back next year for their sealing and in 7 years for Justin's baptism.
Saturday was so hectic. The district President was in charge of going to pick up Fabricio, his family, and everyone from Agua Blanca who wanted to come to the baptism. He told us he would head out there at 3:00 since the baptism was scheduled to start at 4:00. At least he went out there eventually to pick them up... at 4:30. The baptism got started about 5:30 and I was emotionally and physically exhausted. The brother assigned to give the talk never showed up and the video we tried to watch wouldn't play. When everything was said and done and Fabricio had come back into the room from changing, President Nunez (district president... because we don't have stakes...) asked him to go up and share his testimony/how he was feeling. He immediately started to cry and through his tears he said "Puedo sentir Dios aqui conmigo" (I can feel God right here with me) pointing to his chest. With tears in my eyes I remembered how worth it this is. Through walking an hour to Agua Blanca, spraining my ankle, countless mosquito bites, body aches, tears, members falling through on their commitments, ITS ALL WORTH IT. 
God is so good. He loves us and knows us better than anyone. The atonement is real and will change your life if you let it. 
Love you all. 
Hermana Ludlow
P.S. Thank you for all the birthday emails. I love you all. 
P.S.S. My camera died and the baptism photos are on an Elders camera. Wait for the photo next week. Sorry Love you all!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tangalita mi amor

This week.
We went out to Agua Blanca (as always) and taught my favorite Family. When we were there on Saturday talking about Fabricio's baptism, Marlin also brought up how I better come back in 7 years when Justin is old enough to be baptized... Also for when they go through the temple. So basically words can't express how much I love this family. (Meish... Honduras trip? Whataya say?)
We had interviews with the President this week. I talked to him about how hard it is for me to feel like I'm adequate to be here, as a missionary, training a new missionary for that matter and all he said was "Tengo mucho confianza en usted, y el Senor tiene mucho confianza en usted." We aren't perfect, but the Lord doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called.
Sorry this is short, but I just don't feel like I have a ton to say besides, don't worry about me because I am doing great. I love this gospel. Read the Book of Mormon everyday. It will change your life. It's changed mine in more ways than I can explain.
Thank you for your love, emails, and letters.
I love you all
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, October 14, 2013

The beautiful mountains of Talanga, Honduras

That would be the garbage pile that we so dearly love right behind the market place. Smells super great and you're sure to always see the nicest variety of dogs.
I love Honduras you guys. I didn´t know if the day would come, but this is my little country.
This week was a little nuts. We went to Tegucigalpa twice. Once to get my residency out... That's right. My residency. I am a resident of Honduras everyone. And the second time was to meet with all the missionaries that are training/being trained and the president. I'm getting pretty good at making my way through the city and remembering where we are/ where we're going. So that's good news. We also had a zone meeting in a little pueblo about an hours bus ride from Talanga. (And I mean an hour of standing up in a very tightly packed bus with people coming in and out trying to sell you bags of water, really hard cookies, and these cheesey biscuits that are just about the grossest thing. But we love it.)
Last Monday we also got our hair cut! My companion and I as well as the two other girls we live with. Hermana Watts and Hermana Hendrickson. To say its a butch job is putting it nicely, but what can you expect from a 30 limp hair cut? ($1.50) I took some scissors to it when we got home to try to fix it up, but the good news is hair grows back!
Alright alright, on to the real stuff.
This week we taught one of the best lessons ever to Fabricio. (Hector, our recent converts 15 year old son.) We taught the whole family out in their backyard under a bunch of trees in the shade. We sat on two buckets. while the family sat on a blanket laid out under the shade. You guys. Talking about Joseph Smiths first vision in that atmosphere was one of the coolest things I've done in my entire life. I wish I would've had had my camera. Just to remind you all again, that family is the reason I'm here in Honduras. Wow.
I love you all and pray for you always.
Julie and Jordan. CONGRATS. I cried when I read my moms email.
Tanner. You're emails are the best funniest k? I'm eating my life away in bread (and tortillas) too, so don't worry.
Chris. I love you ya know?
Mom. Got 3 packages from you this week. Contact solution, memory card/flash drive and the shorts. Thank you!!!! You're the best.
I love everyone.
God is good
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, October 7, 2013

The white kids watching Conference in the family history center of the church!!!

Well this week was pretty great. I am the proud mother of Hermana Vivian Rojas from Paraguay! She's so great you guys. She seriously came pre-trained which is such a blessing because I'll be honest, training is a big responsibility and sometimes its a bit overwhelming. She is so excited to be here though, out in the field being a real life missionary. It's taking me back (to almost six months ago... WHAT???) when I was a new missionary too with that same excitement. She's helping me to remember how exciting this work and the urgency we need to feel. Aww man she's the best. I'm feeling more and more blessed with each companion. Saying goodbye to Hermana Gallardo was so hard, but I know we'll be buddies in Utah. Just give us a year!

The plague continues. I sprained my ankle last week thus making it so we had to stay in the house this whole week. WORST. There is no worse feeling than taking a day off as a missionary. I always thought that a day in the house would feel nice, you know on those days out in the field that are super rough, but its the exact opposite! We went to conference... and can we talk about how powerful and amazing that was for a second??? I agree with Niels. Holland's talk killed me. So good!!! I also loved Uchtdorf's talk so much. "Come join with us". I don't know you guys. Conference on the mission is probably better than Christmas and for sure better than the super bowl. If you didn't catch Saturdays theme, the work is hastening and NOW's the time for missionary work!!! Wow. Amazing. I feel spiritually fed. 

I love you all and am praying for all of you (family, friends, and fellow missionaries)
This gospel is good and so true. 

Hermana Ludlow
President Fortuna in normal clothes? WHAT?
We went to the zoo last Wednesday (well those of us who baptized a family! WOO!) Super Great.

My first monkey sighting!
The white kids watching Conference in the family history center of the church!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Love you all, but more importantly, our Heavenly Father does.

Easily one of the best days of my life :Saturday, September 28th 2013: the day of Hectors baptism.

You GUYS. This is my family. From left to right: Hermana Norma Melgar, (used to be the only member in Agua Blanca... until we showed up!) Hermana Gallardo (my beautiful companion... for less than 24 more hours!!! AHHH TRANSFERS), Yours truly, Marlin (our recent convert with chubbiest Justin in her arms) HECTOR and his son Oswin (8 Years old) and Fabricio (Hectors other son who's 15 and has a date for 2 weeks from now.) And Elder Coy. (District Leader)
This family is the very reason I was called to serve a mission. (I'm sure there will be more reasons that pop up along the way, but they are the reason I'm here. In Talanga, Honduras, right now.) I feel a sense of familiarity and belonging when I'm with them and in their humble home in Agua Blanca. --->JUST LIKE MY SETTING APART BLESSING SAID! This was the family I felt it with first. Just like I was guided to do in my setting apart blessing, I told that family I came all the way from Springville Utah to be in their home that day. In that moment of weakness for Hector, when he had just told us he wasn't sure if he wanted to be baptized, I bore my testimony of the surety I had that he is why I am here and that he was ready to be baptized. I don't think I can think of a time when I have felt the spirit stronger than in that tiny dirt floored room.
The baptism was amazing of course. One of the happiest moments of my life. After the service was over, our Branch President called Marlin and Hector into his office and they came out loaded. Family home evening manual, a hymn book and a triple for Hector, (because we already gave Marlin hers after her baptism) new bibles and best of all, a framed picture of the temple. Then on Sunday during sacrament meeting after their confirmation, the whole family had their scriptures out and would be looking them up during the talks. I'm pretty sure I had the hugest cheesiest grin on my face this entire weekend. But really though. Such a great feeling to be a small part in the beginning of the rest of this family's life. They already have plans to go to the temple and when we invited them to start saving their money now, without hesitation they asked how much they needed to save and committed to start saving a little here and there for a year from now.
Transfers are TOMORROW. My companion is being transferred, which means I'll be training here in Talanga. I cant wait to meet my newbie. I cant wait to be the trainer she's going to remember for the rest of her life for the better. She deserves to have the exact opposite experience I had and I cant wait to give it to her! 5 transfers in Talanga here I come!
Well everyone, I'm happy. So don't worry bout me!
Love you all, but more importantly, our Heavenly Father does.
This gospel is so true and so beautiful.
The atonement is real and will change our lives if we let it.
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, September 23, 2013

How does it feel to train?

Young Women Values Quilt, Faith, Divine Nature, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Individual Worth, Good Works, Integrity and Virtue

This'll be a shorty.

Well, I forgot a very critical piece of information in my last email. When we were at the temple, as we were checking into the front desk the President came up behind me and said "Hermana Ludlow. Como se siente al entrenar?" I'm training this next transfer everyone! So nervous, but so excited. That probably means that I will be spending a total of 5 transfers (about 7 and a half months) of my mission in Talanga. Good thing I like it here.

I love my companion and this work. The churches best kept secret is how hard a mission is though. For sure. I love hearing from all of you and try to reply as best I can. God is good and this gospel is true. If it weren't, believe me I wouldn't be out here. But its so worth it.
Love you all.
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, September 16, 2013


Can we talk about how today marks 5 months since the day I left home!? Crazy.

(Not to mention... for those of you who don't know... 5 months since I have shaved my legs. Yes, I'm serious. What started out as a joke in the MTC has become a real thing. These legs wont see a razor until I'm back in the states. And that's a promise.) 

This week was a good one for sure. 

-Thursday: We went to the temple. SO AMAZING. I have missed the temple so much. It was my first time doing a session in Spanish, so I was a little nervous, but I loved it. The video here at the Honduras Temple is still the same... (kinda a bummer) but because I couldn't understand every word, I paid more attention to the visual aspect than I ever have. Ahh. I just love the temple. 

-Saturday we went to Agua Blanca and ate cow heart and cow liver. No big deal. It they were actually both pretty good. So either I'm becoming more Honduran every day, or just more crazy. We sat down to eat lunch and I looked at my companion and said "What do you think this is?" after she said she didn't know I decided it would be best to ask after we ate it. Sure enough it was cow heart/liver. Pretty tasty, not gonna lie. COOL.

-Sunday was independence day so the streets were nuts and there were only a handful of people at church, not including Hector. Thus, his date has been pushed to the 28th. Kinda a bummer, but were going to baptize his two kids as well. So amazing. 

The work is good. Having a  ton of enthusiasm has been a little tough this week for both my companion and I, but we're gonna tear it up this week for sure! 

Love you all, with all of my heart. 

Hermana Ludlow

Tiff. MY MOM (not you) told me about your call. So happy for you!
Chris: Sorry again about the lack of long emails I keep promising, but I sent you a letter! So be lookin for it. Love you most k?
Mom. So glad to hear about school. Love you
Mission friends. You are all my heroes k? (lamest thing I've ever said, but true)
Lisa. watched finding Faith in Christ today with my companion and bragged about how I know the little girl that gets raised form the dead. LOVE YOU





    This is how we celebrate patriots day. God Bless America.    

                               America, this one's for you

Monday, September 9, 2013

Oh know ye not that Angels are near you, from brightest mansions above?
Shorty email, GREAT WEEK.
I just don't have shloads of time and I want to write a few personal emails, so this one'll be quick and to the point.
We challenged Hector to baptism this week and without a shadow of hesitation, he accepted. September 21st will be a great day in the world. That's for sure. Then, yesterday they WALKED as a family to 9am church from Agua Blanca which is about an hour away. God is so good. This family is the reason (probably one of many) That I am here in Honduras right now, in Talanga.
We get to go to the temple this Thursday and I as so excited! I miss the temple so much!
I love my companion and we are happy, and having so much success. What could be better. I finally feel like I have started my mission. We have a ton planned this week with the members. Because this work can't be done without them... (cough cough you guys!!!!)
Today I was studying in 3 Nephi and kept thinking about the hymn Come Unto Jesus (117) Look up the words. Especially if you're feeling down, ever. Its one of my favorites as of this morning.

Just know that I love and miss you all a ton.
 But this gospel is true and I'm where I'm supposed to be.
Hermana Ludlow
P.S. Quote of the week by my companion " I may not know a whole lot about missionary work, but I know a lot about happiness, and that's what counts."

Monday, September 2, 2013

Dearest friends and Family,
I feel like my mission has finally started. I'm finally starting to feel it. The Spanish is still super rough, don't get me wrong, but its coming! Plus, my companion, Sister Gallardo is already my best friend. YOU GUYS. We have so much in common and she's honestly one of the most charitable, Christ like people I have ever met. Wow I love her. The other day in our companion inventory, I read her the part of my setting apart blessing that says something along the lines of... you will have companions that you will have friendships with now, in this life and into the eternities, as we were both moved to tears we talked about how inspired this companionship was and how pumped we are to be companions, having this opportunity to work together in this crazy, amazing, wonderfully hard work. The Lords work.
This week was a little insane...

Tuesday: Hermana Gallardo had a bad case of the runs. (quite normal, in fact a way of life for us missionaries here in Honduras) anyway we were in the middle of the lesson when she looked at me with panic, and I knew we had to get out of there. We wrapped up the lesson as quick as we could and headed for Hermana Melgar's house to ask her to use her bathroom. We began the long walk through our investigators field to get to the gate at the end of their property. Low and behold it was being guarded by 3 very large horned cattle, one of which proceeded to charge at us with anger in his eyes. Long story short, we made it to  the bathroom, but it was for sure a close call. Gotta love Honduras.
Wednesday night: Hermana Gallardo slipped in vomit. Very funny, very sad. Mostly just funny.
Saturday: We went to Agua Blanca to teach Hector (Marlin... recent converts husband) and the spirit was so strong! I know that one of the reasons I am here at this moment in Talanga Honduras is to baptize this family. He's been reading and praying and him and his wife pray together as a family every night and promised he'd come to church. SUCH A GOOD LESSON. I love that family you guys. With my whole heart. I want this so bad for them, and I know they have been prepared for my companion and I to teach them.
Sunday: Well, first half of the day was for sure a disaster. None of our investigators came to church (mostly because the member with a car who's in charge of picking up our investigators/ recent converts forgot to go pick them up. WORST.) But then in the evening, my companion and I found the best family and taught them lesson 1. That was easily one of the best lessons of my entire mission. Elsa and Fernando are super positive and asked a ton of questions including if they could feed us dinner. So obviously they rock.
I love all of you. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts in my behalf. I can feel them strengthening me everyday.
Sorry about my English. I cant speak either language these days. So that's great.
Love you all

Hermana Rebekah Ludlow
Mision Honduras Comayaguela
Edifico Plaza America Contiguo A Sears
A Una Cuadra del Mall, 3 Nivel
Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan

Monday, August 26, 2013

You guys. This week has been the difference of night and day.

The cutie on the left is my new companion Hermana Gallardo. Wow. I don't even know where to start. I guess with a little family background. She's the second of five and has a brother serving in Argentina right this very second with a sister getting shipped out there this Wednesday. 3 siblings on a mission at the same time? So cool. Talk about blessed family! Anyway, Her dad is from Mexico and her Moms from New Port Beach California and both her parents served missions. Her mom in Puerto Rico and her dad in Mexico.
Hermana Gallardo and I were talking about how we were going to be companions at the activity we had with all the sister missionaries and HERE WE ARE. For the reunion de cambios, Hermana Watts and I stayed at the house to wait for our new companions while Hermana Peruch (my companion before) and Hermana Judd (my twin/ bestie) went to Tegucigalpa since they were the ones getting transferred. ANYWAY, as you can all imagine we were anxious and super nervous all morning. Then, the phone rang and it was the President, telling us our companions missed the bus, but they were on their way. When he told me who my companion was I fell to the floor with joy and sobbed. Not even a joke.
Things have been rockin. We haven't had a ton of success this week with lessons, and the President wants her to go over my training again because for lack of better words.. my trainer wasn't super ready to train. Anyway, We are so pumped to get to work and translate all of Talanga. She's the best and we are basically the same person. Cant wait for this week and to tell you all how it goes.
Got letters from Leah (sister) and MEISH today. Meish. I died. That was easily the best letter I've gotten since I left home. You're the best.
God is good. This gospel is true.

Hermana Rebekah Ludlow
Mision Honduras Comayaguela
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A Una Cuadra del Mall, 3 Nivel
Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan

Monday, August 12, 2013

Good news and Bad news.

Good: I'm alive. We had two baptisms this week. We're in Tegucigalpa right now because we had an activity with all the sisters and the Presidents wife. We have exchanges next week. I'm a missionary.

Bad: We're at a different internet cafe (obvi because were in Tegucigalpa) and I cant hook up my camera to this computer. Saddest, because I have a lot of good photos to send. Good thing there's always next week though. 

Alright alright alright....

BAPTISM!!!! The baptism was super awesome. Both Sumela and Marlin had their whole family there and they were both so happy and so beautiful. Baptism days are always super stressful, to say the least, but always so so worth it when it's all said and done. (Photos to come) Wow you guys. Its also awesome to be at a baptism where I was there for the entire conversion AND where I can kinda understand what's going on. Spanish is coming. Its so frustrating some days (most days), but its coming. I've been blessed with a companion that's native which seriously is a huge contributing factor.

On Wednesday we had a testimony meeting where we brought a bunch of the members/ leaders with us to Agua Blanca at Hermana Melgars house. So awesome. The Presidencies all bore their testimonies around a big campfire and then we watched the Restoration video with our investigators. 

Funny story... (mostly for Niels) Yesterday we were contacting and met this 97 year old lady who definitely didn't have all her wits about her named Amelia. When I asked here if she had children she proceeded to remove her shirt and asked me if it looked like she had children. This lady was proud of what she's got and the fact that she's never breast fed.... to say the least. Good times you guys. Good times. 

Exchanges are next Wednesday. Way nervous and also way excited. I'll keep you all posted. I'll know by the end of this week if I'm training or not. (AHHHH hopefully not. But if needs be, I'm up for it!) 

Love you all. Thank you for your love, encouragement, support and prayers. 
Hermana Ludlow

Got packages from Sister Jeffs and Tanner. Thanks Natalie and kids for your letters! I love you guys so much! And TANNER: couldn't have asked for a more perfect package. Skittles, oil, and best CD (Thanks Caleb Darger!!!) 

Mom, got your packages too. Thanks!!!! 
Leah (sis) thanks for the pregnant picture! 

OUT OF TIME: LOVE YOU ALL. the church is true!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013


Honduras in August

Welp, this week happened, and it's already Monday again, and its already August, and it was already my fourth Fast Sunday here. I don't know you guys. Time is a crazy thing. We're coming up quick on the four month mark. CRAZY.

So good to hear from all of you and your summer adventures. Thanks for the photo Leah! So fun that you guys were all in California together. Oh nostalgia. Nah, it's good to be here. Lately I've been thinking about how completely different my life is right now, and how quickly it changed. Sometimes, it freaks me out and other days not so much. It's starting to feel normal to be here. I don't know if that really makes sense, but I don't feel like as much of an alien anymore. (Despite the solid fact that I'm pretty sure everyone here thinks I am a literal alien. Its fine...) 

Not too much to report of this week. July was a pretty dry (baptism wise) month for our little area. As a district, (4 companionships) we had two baptisms, when usually every companionship has that many. August is looking better though. Hermana Peruch and I have two baptisms set for this Saturday with two Hermanas from Agua Blanca. They are both so great! 
-Sumela, 23 single mom with a son of 20 months
-Marlen is 19 and married with two kids. The husbands progress is a little slow, but were thinking with her taking the first step, it'll help him progress too. 

We have a family home evening planned in Agua Blanca with the Branch Presidency at Hermana Melgar's house and all of our/the elders investigators. Should be splendid. More to come on that next week. 

What else? The weather is super hot, super humid, and super rainy every day. So that's great. Hermana Judd (my bestie/twin) have been whipping out our rain jackets a ton. So that's great. Transfers are coming up right quick and its more than likely that both Hermana Judd and I stay here for the next 3 months. If that's the case, we'll spend 7 1/2 months together in the mission. She is seriously so great you guys. Despite the hardships that I've had with both companions so far, the Lord knows me and knows I needed her in my life. She rocks, and she's from California, so we'll for sure be buddies after the mish, (Not that we think about life after the mission or anything...)

(Pictures to come next week.) THE POWERS OUT HERE and has been since yesterday afternoon. Due to wind and rain, but its normal here, this is just the longest its stayed off since I've been here. We're at the internet cafe place using their generators for power. They are the cutest nicest because they said they've been saving the generator power for us because they know we always come at the same time every week and it's our only day to write. Nicest. 

Anyway, sorry this week doesn't bring any crazy exciting news. Next weeks email will be more exciting though for sure. 

Love you all. Thank you for your emails, letters, thoughts and prayers.
Pray for my people, and be a member missionary for crying out loud!!! (ha)
This gospel is so true. 

Hermana Ludlow


Monday, July 29, 2013

Hey my loves!

Gonna keep this one a little short so I can send more personal emails (which I have been super bad at due to time) 

Working a lot in Agua Blanca this week! We have two super awesome investigators out there that have dates for the 10th of August! We also went out there on P-day last week to spend time with Hermana Melgar (the member that lives out there that's been helping us a TON!) to have lunch and take pictures with her. She's so awesome, always feeds us and gives us tonssss of mangos and treats. Cutest cutie. 

The Hermanas from LoArque (Hermana Vasques and Hermana Lopez) came to check up on us... I think mostly to get a feel for if I'm ready to train. SCARY. What if that happens? I guess we'll find out in a short 3 and a half weeks!!! SO crazy. Time goes by so quick here (most of the time) so that's great. 

Things have been going a lot better with my companion since the Hermanas came to visit us on Wednesday. I feel like we are communicating and working better together. I don't know what it was, but the last few weeks with her have been pretty rough. THINGS ARE GOOD THOUGH. 

This gospel is true you guys. I love you all. Youre all in my prayers.

Got MY PACKAGE this week. THANKS MOM. Love you so much!
Got 4 letters from Leah (sister)
Cutest letter from Bay (pictures included)
Letter/poem/photos from Chris. You bestie. 


Missionary friends (Especially Emily Newman) Read D&C 15:6... Em do you remember that conversation we had in Moab before you left? Eternal friendships!!!! 

Cool! I love everyone!
Hermana Ludlow
Doctrine and Covenants 15:6
 And now, behold, I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to adeclare brepentance unto this people, that you may bring csouls unto me, that you may drest with them in the ekingdom of my fFather. Amen.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hey Friends and Family!
So, I forgot to send these photos/talk about this last week, but Elder Kearns (our district leader) went back to good ol 'Merica so we decided to throw eggs at and water balloons at him. The other elders in our district hid on the roof and my companion and I ambushed him from the back. It was a good moment in the world. Oh the simple joys of the mission. Its interesting to realize the little things I'm finding joy in here because its so much different than life at home. I do miss the little things though. Mostly food. Like good quality treats man!!! Those are hard to come by round these parts. Real butter. Yeah, not a thing here. Its a tragedy. What else? Cleanliness. I miss cleanliness. And all of you of course. I miss and pray for all of you.
This week went by soooooo fast. Like what? The coolest thing that happened this week was that we started working in a new area called Agua Blanca that's about an hours walk from where we live, or a 10 minute bus ride. (The manner of transportation usually depends on whether we want to spend the money on the bus, or if my companion doesn't feel like walking.) Agua Blanca is so beautiful. Its removed from the pueblo that we live in and is more countryside..ish. (We're going there today to take pictures and hike and have lunch with the cutest old member lady, so I'll be sure to send pictures next week.) Anyway, this Hermana in our ward named Hermana Melgar is the one that brought these investigators to church with her and basically told us what we need to do. SO AWESOME. That's how this work is supposed to be done. With the help of the members! (cough cough, do your part guys!) She showed us where these four Hermanas live and went to the lessons with us. Wow. She's awesome. She keeps quoting D&C 4 and telling us how the field of Agua Blanca is white and ready to harvest. Awesome.
Today our Zone Leaders had us to study our Patriarchal Blessings for personal study and I did some reading about the tribe of Ephraim. In the bible dictionary it says that "in the last days it has been the tribe of Ephraim's privilege first to bear the message of the restoration of the gospel to the world and to gather scattered Israel. We are in the last days you guys! This is real life! So cool. I love the Book of Mormon and having so much time to study the scriptures. My personal study is always my favorite hour of the day.
Well, I love you all. Hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer!
Sorry that I now don't know English, or Spanish. So that's cool.
Kent, love your emails buddy. You are the best. Wish I could've been front row at your farewell. I'm so excited for you buddy. You're going to be such an awesome missionary. Don't worry about not writing us all personal emails, as you can see I never have time to. LOVE YOU THOUGH!
BAY. Still dead that you're going to Argentina!
Chris. You're my best friend and I love you. (NEWSFLASH) Write me someday k?
Tan. You leave in one minute. OK WHAT?????
Soren. Got your letter. Cant remember if I told you last week. But yeah got it. Gonna write you this week. Love you.
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, July 15, 2013

                                   Favorite photo from the airport on leaving day April 16th 2013

15 July 2013, out for 3 months :)

Well well well, here we are again on Pday. I'm actually pretty surprised at how quickly in roles around. This week was pretty standard, nothing super crazy happened (like me suddenly being able to speak Spanish, or my companion suddenly being patient with me.. (ha) not funny actually. Its a real problem.) ANNYYWAYY.
It rained A TON this week and has been so so hot. As usual. I'll try to get some rainy pictures, but the problem is it always rains in the late afternoon or evening when we're out teaching, so 1, I never have my camera, and two its usually getting dark. But lemme just tell ya. The main road (Calle Principal) turns into a literal river. This is not me just being over dramatic. Its a real thing. We do our best to not get our feet and shoes completely soaked while we're out teaching, but then when we have to cross the main road to get back to our house, all hope is lost and we trudge through the muddy river that once was, and will again be the main road.
We've switched our focus a ton after a meeting we all had with the President to working more diligently in finding and teaching families, and not just people, because families are what will keep the church growing. We've been teaching a woman named Claudia who is really good friends with some members in the branch. ( Estefany's grandparents... pictured from an email past) She came to church this week, but her husband had to work so he said he'd come next week. BUT, the cool part is that she kept telling us (when we first met her) how her "husband" (because no one is married here) always leaves the room when the missionaries would visit in the past. We finally found a time when he would be there and miracle... HE DIDNT RUN!!!! He stayed and listened and even asked us a ton of questions. He shared how grateful he is for the atonement in his life and how he can hardly believe that Christ would do that for us. This is what we have been praying for as a companionship you guys! This is why I'm here, on a mission, right now, in Talanga Honduras. Miracles happen. I have a lot of faith and hope with this little family. Plus they have THE CUTEST daughter named Milagros (which means miracle in Spanish) and Claudia is pregnant. I just love them you guys. God is good. The Church is true.
Please pray for the health and well being of my people here in Honduras. Its the rainy winter (like they can even call this winter because its sooooo hot) season and when people are sick here (with a headache or sore throat) they cant do anything. Pray for them, for their strength and that they can accept this message.
I love all of you so much and am so grateful for all of you. I pray for you all individually and for your families. Know that I can feel your prayers and they give me strength to continue on in the hard moments.
Hermana Ludlow

Monday, July 8, 2013

half way done with training!

Hey Everyone!
(Sorry I forgot to send my last weekly email to all my missionary buddies. Ya'll can understand that email time goes so fast and who even knows anything in that short hour. Am I right?) Ok anyway.
-I'm halfway done in my training. What? Crazy. Time is a weird weird thing on the mission. It goes by SO FAST, but then when you look back to the day before yesterday you're like "was that a year ago though?" August 21 is when we have transfers, (this week for those in my district who aren't being trained) and I know like that probably sounds like far away to you guys, but what with all the planning and looking ahead we do, its going to come so fast. The scariest part is that with all the new missionaries coming in so fast, I might be a trainer right after this, so that would be crazy. But, if its the Lords will, I'll do it. The good news with that would be living with Hermana Judd (who I think I've mentioned before... from my district in the MTC/ best friend/ twin.... picture included... accidental matching outfits...) for another three months after... If we both stayed in this area, and both trained. WHO KNOWS ANYTHING???
-Alright alright, what else? We went to a meeting for the newbies in Tegucigalpa this week which was awesome. I love being back with all the Hermanas from the MTC and everyone was doing sooooo much better than the meeting before. We can all do this. Seriously. The meeting was about all the things I feel like my companion and I struggle with (GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS EVERYONE). She only has three months under her belt and so obedience is a little bit of an issue with her. Now I know what everyone means when they said that the hardest thing is having a companion who is disobedient. We're working on it though, and our communication is getting better everyday.
-Which brings me to my next point, you guys. Yesterday was great. Fast Sundays are awesome. I never really appreciated fasting until the mission, but wow. Fasting brings miracles. I have been praying so hard to feel the spirit and feel peace when we teach. To be guided in what to do and say, because honestly, the Spanish is more than overwhelming some days. But yesterday we were in a lesson with one of our new potential families (WE FOUND and are teaching 4 THIS WEEK) and I just knew what to say. I knew what scriptures to use, and where to find them in my SPANISH Book of Mormon. I knew how to explain them and I could feel it. I don't know why its important that I'm here at this time, in Talanga Honduras, and why its important that I have to learn Spanish. BUT IT IS. God has this all planned out, and I'm really starting to feel it.
-Finished Mosiah in my study today (the President wants us to finish the book of Mormon in this first 12 weeks) and its my favorite chapter. You guys. The Book of Mormon seriously is the best thing. In the nights (when/if we have time) I crave reading it. Its such an awesome feeling. The Book of Mormon is true you guys. Don't believe me? I dare you to read it then.
Love you all.
-Tanner: FINALLY got your announcement. My Zone Leader forgot it at his house for over 3 weeks. Those darn Zone Leaders (cough cough NIELS)
-BAYLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT!!?!? YOU ARE MY WIFE!!! ARGENTINA. I am literally dead and I literally screamed in this ghetto internet cafe in Talanga Honduras. WOW:WOWOWOWOWOWOW.
-Thank you all for your prayers and love. I can feel it from here.
-Missionary friends, Mosiah 27:36 and 37. Read that today and thought of every single one of you.
-Chris. Don't be sick and come visit me k? Love you buddy.
Hermana Ludlow
The Book of Mosiah

Chapter 27

 36 And thus they were instruments in the hands of God in bringing many to the knowledge of the truth, yea, to the knowledge of their Redeemer.
 37 And how blessed are they! For they did apublish bpeace; they did publish good tidings of good; and they did declare unto the people that the Lord reigneth.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Bekah is WELL!

Rebekah Ludlow

I just want to start by apologizing to everyone (especially my family) for the stress I caused last week. I can honestly say that the churches best kept secret is how hard a mission is. (ha) For those of you who maybe didn't hear, I had it in my mind that I needed to come home last week. I was really sick and I'm in an tiny pueblo area two hours out of the city. Lets just say it was a really hard week for me, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Satan knows what he's doing, and he's good at it. I was in my bed for almost the entire week. I don't even want to remember it, so I wont go into too much detail, but it was rough.

Next, I would like to clarify that I am back to health (as much as I can be here. Haha. SO MANY BUG BITES) And I want to thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts in my behalf. They saved my life. Thank you to my family for always standing behind me in every decision and for loving me. I have the best family, so everyone be jealous. Thank you to my ward members for your prayers and thoughts. I could feel them all the way from here. I am doing so much better because of all of you and of course the Lord. I don't have a ton of email time, but I just wanted you all to know I'm doing a lot better and feeling a lot better. 

We go to Tegucigalpa this week for a newbie evaluation and I'll get to talk with the President. So that's good. All is well. This is still hard, everyday, but its the right thing. 

Quickly, this week after I was revived from the dead basically, we did a companion exchange with the Hermanas who are over us. (Its that new  calling for the sisters, but I don't remember what its called in English) I went to the city to an area called Loarque with Hermana Vasquez for 2 days. YOU GUYS. She changed my mission, and my life for the better. She is amazing. We got sooooo much done, and had so much fun doing it! That was easily the best day of my mission so far. It gave me hope for the future that once I get this language down, I'll be on fire. She speaks English, so that was awesome. Wow. I wish I had more time to explain, but that was THE BEST DAY OF MY MISSION. (photo of her and I included)

Baptism of Norma. YOU GUYS! My first baptism where I was there for the whole conversion. SO AMAZING. The spirit was so strong. That was a day I will never forget. (picture included. Sorry the elder that took the photo is a loser and didn't get the whole sign for the church in, but you get the idea. 

Thank you all again. I love you all more than you can imagine. This gospel is true. God loves and blesses us everyday.

Got letters from Soren and Leah/Quinn. Thank you so much! QUINN, I love the drawing of Sand Dune arch!!! Thank you for the scripture as well. 

Mom. I love you so much. Thank you for everything. I have word that the photo book package is in the office, just waiting for it to get here to Talanga. 
Dad. Thank you for everything. I love you. 
Siblings. Thank you for your prayers. I still need them, so keep em coming. Love you all. 
Friends on missions (and everyone) Read Mosiah 15. And also 16 verse 15. So great. Read it today in my personal study. LOVE ALL OF YOU AND PRAY FOR YOU ALWAYS:
Chris. I love you buddy. You're the best. Thank you for being my bestie and standing behind me in all of this. I pray for you and love you. Tell your family hi for me. Love all of you. 
Kent. TEMPLE! WOW! I'm so glad you had such an amazing experience. I love you and I know you'll be an awesome missionary. Also loved the pictures!!! Ah. So great.  

Hermana Ludlow

The Book of Mosiah

Chapter 15

How Christ is both the Father and the Son—He will make intercession and bear the transgressions of His people—They and all the holy prophets are His seed—He brings to pass the Resurrection—Little children have eternal life. About 148 B.C.
 And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that aGod himself shall bcome down among the children of men, and shall credeem his people.
 And because he adwelleth in bflesh he shall be called the cSon of God, and having subjected the flesh to the dwill of the eFather, being the Father and the Son—
 The Father, abecause he was bconceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son—
 And they are aone God, yea, the very bEternal cFather of heaven and of earth.
 And thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit, or the Son to the Father, being one God, asuffereth temptation, and yieldeth not to the temptation, but suffereth himself to be mocked, and bscourged, and cast out, and disowned by his cpeople.
 And after all this, after working many mighty miracles among the children of men, he shall be led, yea, even aas Isaiah said, as a sheep before the shearer is dumb, so he bopened not his mouth.
 Yea, even so he shall be led, acrucified, and slain, the bflesh becoming subject even unto death, the cwill of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father.
 And thus God breaketh the abands of death, having gained the bvictory over death; giving the Son power to make cintercession for the children of men—
 Having ascended into heaven, having the bowels of mercy; being filled with compassion towards the children of men; standing betwixt them and justice; having broken the bands of death, taken upon ahimself their iniquity and their transgressions, having redeemed them, and bsatisfied the demands of justice.
 10 And now I say unto you, who shall declare his ageneration? Behold, I say unto you, that when his soul has been made an offering for bsin he shall see his cseed. And now what say ye? And who shall be his seed?
 11 Behold I say unto you, that whosoever has heard the words of the aprophets, yea, all the holy prophets who have prophesied concerning the coming of the Lord—I say unto you, that all those who have hearkened unto their words, and believed that the Lord would redeem his people, and have looked forward to that day for a remission of their sins, I say unto you, that these are his seed, or they are the heirs of the bkingdom of God.
 12 For these are they whose sins ahe has borne; these are they for whom he has died, to redeem them from their transgressions. And now, are they not his seed?
 13 Yea, and are not the aprophets, every one that has opened his mouth to prophesy, that has not fallen into transgression, I mean all the holy prophets ever since the world began? I say unto you that they are his seed.
 14 And these are athey who have published peace, who have brought good btidings of good, who have cpublished salvation; and said unto Zion: Thy God reigneth!
 15 And O how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet!
 16 And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that are still publishing peace!
 17 And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who shall hereafter publish peace, yea, from this time henceforth and forever!
 18 And behold, I say unto you, this is not all. For O how beautiful upon the mountains are the afeet of him that bringeth good tidings, that is the founder of bpeace, yea, even the Lord, who has redeemed his people; yea, him who has granted salvation unto his people;
 19 For were it not for the redemption which he hath made for his people, which was prepared from the afoundation of the world, I say unto you, were it not for this, all mankind must have bperished.
 20 But behold, the bands of death shall be broken, and the Son reigneth, and hath power over the dead; therefore, he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead.
 21 And there cometh a resurrection, even a afirst resurrection; yea, even a resurrection of those that have been, and who are, and who shall be, even until the resurrection of Christ—for so shall he be called.
 22 And now, the resurrection of all the prophets, and all those that have believed in their words, or all those that have kept the commandments of God, shall come forth in the first resurrection; therefore, they are the first resurrection.
 23 They are raised to adwell with God who has redeemed them; thus they have eternal life through Christ, who has bbroken the bands of death.
 24 And these are those who have part in the first resurrection; and these are they that have died before Christ came, in their ignorance, not having asalvation declared unto them. And thus the Lord bringeth about the restoration of these; and they have a part in the first resurrection, or have eternal life, being redeemed by the Lord.
 25 And little achildren also have eternal life.
 26 But behold, and afear, and tremble before God, for ye ought to tremble; for the Lord redeemeth none such that brebel against him and cdie in their sins; yea, even all those that have perished in their sins ever since the world began, that have wilfully rebelled against God, that have known the commandments of God, and would not keep them; dthese are they that have eno part in the first fresurrection.
 27 Therefore ought ye not to tremble? For salvation cometh to none such; for the Lord hath redeemed none such; yea, neither can the Lord redeem such; for he cannot deny himself; for he cannot deny ajustice when it has its claim.
 28 And now I say unto you that the time shall come that the asalvation of the Lord shall be declared to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.
 29 Yea, Lord, athy bwatchmen shall lift up their voice; with the voice together shall they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
 30 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
 31 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the asalvation of our God.

The Book of Mosiah

Chapter 16

15 Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is the very aEternal Father. Amen.