Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Last Meeting with President and Sister Beynon

Date: May 25, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe
Companion: Elder Cardoso
From: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hey guys!!!

How are you guys doing? Happy birthday again Mom I hope it was a great day!!

I´m officially old on the mission I´ve made one year!!! The mission is flying by! The work is going good I´ll baptize 2 this week. a man named Adenilson and a woman named Marcelle. They both seem really firm so I'm confident that we´ll baptize both of them.

That´s crazy about the Mickelsons and I´m glad that Matt´s okay. I hope he´heals up fast.

Today were gonna go eat some burger king. all the missionaries are gonna meet up there. I'm super stoked! then we´re gonna go to a members house and hang out.

Its been raining a lot. yesterday we had zone conference and the streets were really flooded. We were soaked when we got there. It was our last meeting with President and Sister Beynon. they gave really good talks. their homecoming will be on July 10th at 9:00.
I sent the package to give to Elder Thomas so he´ll call when he goes home.

Last meeting with President ans Sister Beynon

Congrats Brian! that's crazy you're graduating already!

But yeah I'm doing great, this ward is good.

My testimony is growing everyday and I'm learning so much. I wrote about 8 letters to people yesterday and I'll send them off today.

love you guys
Elder Ludlow

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Hey Mom!!

How are you? I hope that everything is going good back home!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I hope you have a great day! I love you mom your the best mom ever!!! I got the package already to send home I´ll send it to Elder Thomas tomorrow. he goes home in 3 weeks. Then he´ll spend about a month in his parents mission then go home.

But yeah love ya Mom happy birthday. I gotta go!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HUMP DAY - Half way

Date: May 18, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe
Companion: Elder Cardoso
From: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Elder Ludlow & Elder Cardoso
Hey guys!
     This week was pretty good! We´ve been working super hard and teaching a lot of first lessons. But it´s been hard to mark baptisms. We´re teaching a girl named Marcelli she reads everything we leave, and is excited for baptism, but she has a hard time going to church. But yesterday the zone leaders called and said they´ve been working with a guy and they found out he´s from my area. And they´ve marked his baptism for this weekend already. So that´s a cool little blessing for me!

Congrats Bubs for your birthday, you´re gettin old!!! Get you learners permit as soon as possible dude,
so you can start driving! Be careful on the long board man!!! I love you buddy!!!

I got you guys some pretty sweet presents today to send home! You guys will like them.

That´s cool John Evan's is dad´s counselor. And that's nuts its still snowing there!

I´ve been enjoying the snacks that you sent me! Thanks again!!

Today I celebrated my hump day, we went to a Rodizio and ate a bunch of good food. it was fun.

But yeah I'm doing good, I´ll send some pics to you guys!!!

Love you


The have a big Market on the street that I live on every Wednesday


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It was good to see everyone on skype!

Date: May 11, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe
Companion: Elder Cardoso
From: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hey guys, it was good to talk to you guys!!! I´m glad that we got to use skype! it was good to see everyone! that stories really funny!!! (I told him about us not logging off of skype and the guy came back and saw us all sitting there smiling at him)

I got my package yesterday!!! Dad´s little surprise was pretty funny! Thanks for all the stuff, and tell Janette and my grand parents thanks too. I love to get packages it was so nice to have some goodies from back home! Also I got the package from the Gublers, they sent me a box of girl scout cookies!

So this Monday we marked the baptism of a girl named Marcelli. she seems super elect and is excited for baptism, other than that it´s been kinda hard to find people to teach in this area, we´ve been making a lot of contacts and knocking lot of doors. but this area is really good and the members are great.

Ryan sent me like 3 pictures of his mystery machine scooby doo alarm clock... that kid is weird!

I don´t really have a whole lot to say! I´m doing great here!
But I haven´t taken a picture with my companion yet. I´ll take a lot of pics this week.
I think today we´re gonna go to the center and buy some stuff.

I love you guys! it was great to talk to you guys! have a great week and be safe!

I wanna bear my testimony, that Jesus Christ is our savior and that he lives, and that this church is the true church of Jesus Christ. I´m happy to be a missionary here in Brasil!
Love you, Elder Ludlow

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day

We got to Skype with Bradley for Mothers day. That's the best Mothers Day gift I could ever ask for. He's doing really good. He looked strong and healthy. It was awesome to hear him speak in Portuguese. We love hearing all of the stories and having him tell them to us, (Much better then email) I miss his voice and personality soooo much! It's fun to hear His laugh and expressions. He has an accent and it's so cute! We got to ask lots of questions and he told some great stories. I Love and miss him so much!! But I couldn't be prouder of him and I know that he is where he's supposed to be.

Bradley was using a member of his wards computer to talk to us. When we got done talking to Bradley he thought he had turned off the skype, but he didn't, we watched him walk into the other room and we could hear them talking (could not understand them) We didn't turn our skype off we just sat there for a few minutes and waited, then a guy came and sat down in front of the computer and put on the head set, when he looked up we were all sitting there smiling at him, he about fell off of his chair because it scared him. We all started laughing and then he satrted laughing. Brad tried to Thank him for letting Elder Ludlow use the computer, The poor guy didn't understand a word. He said "Ludlow" then he said "My English is" -- then he did a thumbs down sign.  So I waved and said goodbye and then he waved and said "bye".  We almost gave the poor guy a heart attack. But it was SO funny!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Date: May 4, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe
Companion: Elder Cardoso
From: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hey guys!!!
So I got transferred  I'm still in Sergipe, now I´m in an area called Grajeru 2. It seems like a pretty good area, the ward is supposedly really good. My companion is Elder Cardoso from Sao Paulo. He seems pretty cool, he has just 2 months in the mission.

We had everything perfect to baptize Marimar on Sunday, and the church didn't have water so it got cancelled. So they'll baptize her next week. I'm glad that I got outta there, I was there for four and a half months!!!

I still haven't gotten any packages or letters or anything! hopefully tonight I'll get them. or tomorrow...
the zone leaders should bring my stuff from Maceio. Have you sent my bleaching stuff someone said I have 2 packages.

This week it has rained a lot. the house in Itaporanga has a ton of leaks. I woke up and my bed and both of my suitcases were soaked!!! my new house is pretty cool. it has a place to hang a hammock so maybe next p-day I'll buy one.

Is Brian working a lot? What's he doing with all his money? What is he driving? Is he excited for graduation?
How's Brookies softball going I hope she's having a blast!!!
What's Bubba up to?

So our meeting is a 3:00 pm so I'll have to skype at like 7:00pm on Sunday, like 3:00 for you guys. I'll call later in the week to confirm and everything.

But yeah I'm stoked to get to work in the new area!

I love you all!
I know that the mission is the best place for me right now. and I know that this is the true church of our savior Jesus Christ.
be safe everyone!!!
Love, Elder Ludlow