Monday, May 26, 2014

Temple day Thursday : ) Join me!

This week was another good one. We've been having Family Home Evenings with the members and the Ochoa Family all this week to get them ready for their baptism the 7th. Honestly I have never met more prepared people my entire mission. We haven't even really had to do anything. We were a bit nervous to teach them Word of Wisdom and Law of Chastity this week since they've got problems with both, but they were quick to accept both challenges. They haven't drink coffee for over a week now and German (the dad) hasn't been drinking or smoking for 3 weeks (since the first day we met him.) This gospel is so amazing and so life changing.

The atonement is so real and so powerful and can and will change ANYONE.(everyone)

I feel like a loser because as the weeks go by I feel like I have less and less to write you all. Just know that I'm doing good, just jammin here in Honduras.

God is so good.

Be good. 

Take care of eachother. 


Hermana Ludlow


ALSO, We're going to the temple this week on Thursday so I was thinkin' it would be cool if anyone reading this would also like to go on Thursday (or any day this week) so we can share our experiences next week. You're all invited! And hey, if it just means going to be there on temple grounds, do it! 


Scott: Happy Birthday on Sunday!!!! Thanks for marrying my sister and being a part of our crazy family's lives. 


Niels and Chris: You're grounded until you write me. Love you both. 


Attatched is a photo of me with two dumb turtles and with German and Leticia's ID's... probably against all kinds of rules/laws to be taking pictures of them and sending them to you all, but hey. they're getting married!!!!!! 


Also a photo of a Family Home Evening we had with them at a members house this week. 




Monday, May 19, 2014

Missionary life

Missionary life. This is my usual night time routine for real though...

Reading mission aproved material (Our Legacy) and eating chewy sprees in my bed. Woo!

This week was great and as usual went by way too fast. We placed a date with the Ochoa Family for the 7th of June and they came to church again yesterday. They also came to the activites we had this week to strengthen the family. They're progressing like crazy and its almost too good to be true. Yesterday we taught them about the Word of Wisdom which we were a little nervous how they would take it because they're heavy coffee drinkers, but all 5 of them said they would start now. German (the dad) hasnt been drinking or smoking since we met him (two weeks ago) and they said that their prayers in family have given him strength to not even have the desire to do it. God is really preparing people everywhere, we just have to be diligent enough to look for them and in tune enough with the spirit to recognize them. 

Our President told us in a Zone Conference once that there is no such thing as bad areas in the mission just missionaries that lack faith. As much as we hate to admit it, its true. Everyone is ready to hear this gospel, just some more than others. But more than anything the faith we have in them will help carry them through the moments where they don't feel ready

I love this gospel so much. God is so good.


Be good and take care of each other. 

Hermana Ludlow

Cristina... WHAT. I still can't call you that (Hermana Gallardo) I love you so much. Thanks for visiting my cute parents. They love you too. See you in 5 when we're sister-in-laws. 

Chris and Niels. Y ENTONCES.... Where are you? Send me some lovin. And Chris send me AND BAY some hymns before we die out here. LOVE YOU MOST. 

Jake and Alta. Super bummed I didnt get to see you guys last week, but just know that I love you both so much. Hope youre doing well.

Monday, May 12, 2014

"a little friend we found in our house"

This week was great. Got to see my cute family and Chris yesterday, so I'm a happy camper. Its amazing to see how much you've all changed, and how much I have too. But really, we're all still the same and we all still love each other so life is good. Compared to when I called at Christmas... Yeah. CRAZY. I wasn't an emotional wreck after or anything. Woo!

The work is sweet. We're working with a new family (the Ochoa's) that we met this week and they came to church yesterday.(miracle) They're super great, so we hope all goes well. The bishop is going to have them over today for a Family Home Evening at his house. The Acosta family are still hangin in there. We think they're getting cold feet, but they're ready, they just need to come to church a couple more times and they'll be rockin.



A lack of photos were taken this week, so attached is a little friend we found in our house a couple weeks ago and a picture of our huge bedroom. 

Love you all. 
God is good. 
The gospel is true. 

Be good. 
Take care of each other.

Hermana Ludlow

NIELS... I cant... its too crazy. You and CHRIS have homework to do this week. Send me a picture of the two a ya together. Yep. Do it. Love you both. 

Got letters from TIFF AND MIESH!!! Loved it too much. From Chris, and from the ward cub scouts.
Thanks everyone. You're the best!!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Inversion and Zip-lock bags.

Should I start every email by saying how fast this week went by? Ok, cool.

Well its been a smoggy week here in the city. The inversion's worse than Salt Lake, but it makes me think of home a little. So that's nice. It finally started raining which sucked a ton at first because it was 1000 times more humid, but now its a little bit less hot and we can see the blue sky for the first time in about 2 weeks. I sure do love this grungy ghetto city.

I thought I'd also send a photo of this s
Sundays dinner. A nice old lady invited us over for dinner last night and after choking down about half the freaky sausages that for sure weren't meat, soggy eggs and greasy plantanos, I remembered the handy zip-lock I keep in my backpack just for times like these. I guess that's what time in the mission will give ya. Always keep a zip-lock bag on hand, even better with toilet paper because not everyone here realizes it's been invented. I LOVE HONDURAS.
The Acosta Family came to church yesterday for all 3 hours and loved it. The plan is to baptize them the 17th, so we're hoping all runs smooth from here on out and that they come to church next week too. They really are the best though. There really is something so beautiful and different about teaching and baptizing an entire family rather that just one person. Don't get me wrong, I love all of it, but teaching an entire family, especially this family and the family I baptized in Talanga are moments I'm never going to forget. Being a small part of such a big change in the lives of these people is so amazing. 
This gospel is so real and so true.
Love you all.
Be good.
Hermana Ludlow

Oh and P.S. we didn't have transfers, so I'm still here in Tiloarque with Hermana Mendez. It wasn't what I expected at all to happen, but it just means I've got more to learn from here.
P.S.S Happy Mothers Day this week to all the mothers I love. My own included (see you Sunday) McKinley Brown, Merideth Jensen, Natalie Jeffs, Niki Crandall, Leah Hall, Alta Stringham, Julie Hall and all the rest of you. Thank you for your divine influence in my life. Each of you are such an example to me and I love you so much.