Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Date: July 27, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe
Companion: Elder Carneiro
From: Ceará, Brazil

Hey Everyone!!!

This week was a great week full of spiritual experiences; first of all we baptized Thaís and witor. It was great; Thaís is one of the best baptisms that I’ve had!!! I baptized her, and my companion baptized witor. We´re just faulting Thaís´s brother now, Thiago. He went to the baptism and I KNOW he felt the spirit, but he´s hecka catholic. Michelle´s family didn´t go to church this week... but i called her and she said her mom was sick. Her dad will get back in a week from tomorrow. I just want to baptize them a.s.a.p. I´m afraid were taking too long and I´m scared that something will happen..

We had interviews with Pres. Gonzaga it was really good, it was just to get to know us and talk about our future and stuff. Also yesterday this girl came running up to us that moved from Sao Paulo and wants to be baptized, but she lives in the other area. But she´s super elect, she was living there and taking the lessons behind her families back in Sao Paulo.

I hope you guys have a blast in Nauvoo!! Tell grandma hi for me!!!

I got a letter from you guys and another from Kylee waiting for me i should get them today!

Have a great birthday Brookie!!! I love you!!

How much is Brian asking for his car? I´m going to be so sad to see that car go...
Did dad take my bike for a spin; he needs to do that like once a week.

I´m doing great!
We went and hung out with that guy from Salt Lake on Saturday, after English class. It was pretty nuts to speak English with someone besides a missionary.

Love you guys!!!
Have a safe trip mom...
Love Bradley

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I got my camera back!!

Date: July 20, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe
Companion: Elder Carneiro
From: Ceará, Brazil

 Hey Guys!!!

This week was good!!! We had 4 people at church this week... and, someone knocked on my door and returned my camera. He said he saw a guy selling it and recognized me from the photos. I dunno I just know that that´s a miracle!!! My neighborhood is full of drug traffickers and thieves, lol but it´s nice to know that there´s at least one honest person.

Today we went hiking to the top of this huge mountain called the Serra. It was really, really, far and I´m super tired! But the view was awesome!!!

hiking the Serra of Itabiana,

But yeah we are going to have 2 baptisms, Thaís, and kid of a lady we´re reactivating named victor. I´m pretty excited to baptize!!! And once Michelle´s dad gets back, we´ll baptize her and her parents, I´ve never baptized an entire family!!! They are really interested in the concept of the temple and eternal families! I´m really happy! I just hope that I dont get transferred. Transfers will be this week.

Tomorrow I´ll do another division with Elder Crapo. He´s gonna do the baptismal interviews he´s my district leader; he has one less transfer than me on the mish. He´s a really cool kid, were for sure gonna chill after the mission.

My shoes are destroyed, but I´m just gonna buy boots here, but you can go to the missionary mall and get new ones...

I´m glad that you got my package! I hope you guys like it and liked all the photo´s Im glad I made that disk cause when I got my camera back, it still had the card, just no pics. but I only lost like 2 pics.

I hope you have a blast in Nauvoo. I´d love to see all of those sites and learn a lot about the church. there´s a good site with a lot of church material called I really liked some of the talks and stories that I found there.
Love you all!!! Be safe!!!
Elder Ludlow

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The best family I’ve found on my mission

Date: July 13, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe

Companion: Elder Carneiro

From: Ceará, Brazil

Hey Fam!
How´s girl’s camp? Man I freakin miss Bear Lake. We're gonna have to have a party there when I get home. The lake looks really nice with the water so high.  I hope you guys are all havin a blast.

I hope the boys are having a good time in Saint George.

It sounds like the Beynons homecoming was really good, they were great to have as president. We have interviews next week with the new President. They seem a lot more strict... they cut soccer I don’t know if I said that already. I don’t know if the Brazilians will handle that.

Sooo... about the work, did I already tell you about Michelle?, well were teaching her parents and her dad went to church, they all love it and got answers when they prayed. They are great investigators, the best family I’ve found on my mish. I still haven´t baptized a family so I’m stoked!!! They´re already talking about the temple. The only problem is that the dad travels a bunch and won’t be able to go to church until the end of the month, so we didn´t mark a baptismal date. Tomorrow I’ll teach Thais, that girl that´s been going to church, and I swear I’m not leaving till her baptisms marked. haha! 

It´s pressure to have a son lol... my comp´s so quiet, but I like him.

So yeah I’m pretty happy right now, I’m hoping to stay in this area, it´s a great area just hard to work ya know...

The pics are from this really cool family in Elder Crapo’s area. We ate there, the family is really cool!

But I met a Utahn this week he´s here surfing, his wife´s a Brasiliera. He went on a mish to Chicago, I don’t know if he´s active and his wife moved from Sergipe to Utah 15 years ago... she must be a member but I don’t know. We got their address we might pass by, they´ll be here till August, but yeah hecka weird he called to us at the market after English class...

English is going good, I’m definitely not cut out to be a teacher though. sometimes I speak Portuguese better than English, I’ve forgotten a lot of words, I just talk slang as you can

But I love the people, the culture, the language... the kids in the streets playing soccer and talking to us. and especially when people accept our message there´s nothing more fulfilling

But yeah I´m doing good, I´ve got less than ten months to go, I´m trying to take advantage of every day...
 I love you guys. be safe. The church is true.
Love Bradley

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hey Guys!!!

Date: July 6, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe
Companion: Elder Carneiro
From: Ceará, Brazil

How are you guys? How was everyone´s week?? My week was pretty good. We´re working really hard, but this area is hard to mark baptisms. The ward doesn´t help us out, but we´ve found a few good investigators, this week I found a kid that I met in Itaporanga, and we taught his family. They can´t go to church this week but they said that they´d go next week, So That’s cool. Also we´re still teaching that Thais girl, but she wants more time to decide about baptism.

But yeah how are all the kids? How was 4th of July? Did you do anything cool?

The meeting with President Gonzaga was good, but he´s pretty strict, and his wife seems even more.

Still no more camera I looked at some, but next week I´ll probably get one. a good one like mine is really expensive, but I´ll buy a cheaper one.

That´s good you got that letter, I sent them to a lot of people so they should´ve gotten them too.
Have fun in St. George Mom and Brookie. And at girls camp. I miss Bear Lake a ton!!!!
and I hope the boys are having fun and have fun in St. George next week!

How´s my motorcycle? Has anyone started her up lately? Dad, take her around the block for me.

I´m doing good, this area is really good as far as the food, members, etc. but the work is tough. My son is super quiet and shy, but I´m learning a lot from him and we teach well together. I´m trying to teach better by the spirit. I´m learning and growing a lot.We´re having a hard time marking baptisms. but we´re working hard!!!

 I’m almost finished with the Book of Mormon again. I´ll finish it this transfer. I want you guys to know that I love you and miss you.

English class is going okay, it´s hard being a teacher, but it´s pretty fun too...

Today we watched Bolt with the other Elders and made sloppy joes, it was an alright pday...
I love you guys!!!

Have a great week!!

Love Elder Ludlow