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