Monday, September 26, 2011

Yesterday I got way sick

Date: September 26, 2011
Area: Paraíso, Alagos
Companion: Elder Soares
From: Minas Gerais, Brazil

Elder Soares and Elder Ludlow

Hey guys!

This week was pretty good. we´re working hard. we had people at church yesterday, we´ll try and baptize them all this week between conference sessions. there´s Junior, Jackson, and Daniel they are all the age to be in the young mens.

Yesterday I got way sick. I went to church, and after lunch was at home, so I tried to eat but felt too crappy. so i just went to bed. i spent the whole day throwing up... it sucks getting sick on the mission. i dunno what it was that i ate. today i feel a little better, just super tired and weak. i dunno what we´re gonna do today for pday, we´re thinking about going bowling again.

I got my package :)  but i liked all the stuff that you sent me.. Tell Lym thanks for the bracelets, they are way cool. just a bummer I couldn't read some of the the letters (they got wet) .... i made some cookies this week! they were so good... they don't have good, soft cookies here.

That's awesome that dad bought a truck, send me a pic. good that he sold the Toyota.  has Brian sold itchy yet? what´s he driving to work and stuff? (Itchy is Brian's 1961 Buick)

I hope Brian had a good time at the 10 years concert, that's good that he´s thinking about college... i´m super stoked to start school!

I´m way excited for general conference this week, i just hope they have it in English, i understand everything way easy in Portuguese, it just sucks with a different voice, it drives me crazy.

I'm feeling pretty crappy, I haven't eaten practically anything since Saturday night.

I hope that work is going good for dad, and that the kids are keeping their grades up.

We had interviews this week with President Gonzaga, it was really cool, we talked about how i´m on the final sprint of my mission and how i have to give it everything i´ve got.
It´s weird how i´m like one of the older missionaries, all of my friends are starting to go home... and theirs a ton of people that i don't know because i spent so much time in Sergipe.

This week, these huge spiders started showing up in our house, so a guy came and sprayed these banana trees behind our house, and they were full of spiders, and cockroaches and stuff. so were gonna cut the trees down, he also sprayed all of the weeds around our house.

but yeah not a whole lot else going on.... i hope everyone has a great week and enjoys conference.

with love

oh, i forgot... we had a barbecue at our house this week too, i sent a pic. also, Elder Becker sleeping on the wood. the other elders in our district slept at our house, so we had all 6 of us on the 4 mattresses. Elder Faria kept rolling onto Elder Becker so he went and slept in his bed with no mattress... lolol

Elder Becker

Monday, September 19, 2011

We've been working hard

Date: September 19, 2011
Area: Paraíso, Alagos
Companion: Elder Soares
From: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hey Guys,
It´s going good here in the area. We´ve been working hard. We have a lot of good investigators, but nobody went to church because it was raining way hard yesterday, so we´ll have to work hard with these people this week to mark their baptisms. We’re teaching 2 brothers and their cousin that play soccer a lot at the church, we marked their baptism but then we found out that their dad is an ex Mormon and hates us, so we´ll have to see what´s up with these kids they really like the church and received answers, but i dunno if the dad will sign the baptismal ficha. We´re also teaching a 14 year old girl, named Leninha and her mom. Leninha already has a kid; they are interested in the church but were all super sick all last week. We´re also teaching a couple that all the kids were baptized, but need to get married. A really nice little family.

It´s pretty ghetto here but i like it it´s super easy to enter the homes and teach people. My area is super, super poor. I´m coming from one of the richest to one of the most humble.. there´s parts of the grotas that are super sketchy. Theirs a bunch of drug traffickers. there’s always hold ups and robberies, but everyone know the Mormons so i feel pretty safe, the branch is kinda weak too as far as the leadership and stuff, and these people destroy the chapel. it´s kinda sad.... but I´m liking it here overall

My comp is way cool. he’s a hard worker and likes to talk lot so he helps me out a bunch.

Today we went bowling for p day. it was super fun. I got the high score of the zone, a whopping 108!!! super weak heh??? lol

Bowling with Zone
 But it was fun. I´ll send some pics. Elder chandler was kind enough to remind me that today he and i made 1 year and 4 months. that means that 2/3 of my mission has passed. crazy... (Elder Chandler is the one we met at the missionary mall when we were shopping for Bradley’s mission)

We helped build a house this week.

I still haven’t gotten any letters or packages, but we have interviews on Wednesday. we will be interviewed to get our new dvd players. we will get use them for comp study to watch trainings.

Thanks everyone for the emails, it sounds like everyone is doing good.

has bubba started driving yet?

Have a great week and be safe.

Monday, September 12, 2011

So I'm here in my new area

Date: September 12, 2011
Area: Paraíso, Alagos
Companion: Elder Soares
From: Minas Gerais, Brazil

Elder Ludlow, Elder Soares(in back)  Elder Becker , Elder Faria (on the right)  members of the ward

Hey guys,
So I´m here in my new area!!!! Back to Maceió!!! I forgot how ghetto it is compared to Aracajú!!!

But my new companion Elder Soares is tight.. A big brown kid from Minas Gerais. He´s way cool. He´s from the same group as my son. (been in the mission for about 3 months) I also live with Elder Faria and Elder Becker. Faria is a clown. He´s a good friend.. And Becker is a crazy red headed kid that just makes me laugh. so we all just mess around at home. And I´m still LD here in this area.

My area is extremely poor. It´s all favela (here it´s grota). The church here is cool. This huge two story building. My branch is called Paraíso. We should baptize a lot here, The ward seems pretty cool, but kinda weak, only about 60 at church, mostly youth and women.

But I´m excited To be here. I´m gonna like it here.

Elder Smythe, Elder Redd, and Sister Campos are all gonna go home this transfer, some of my best friends on the mish.

I´m healthy and strong!!! I´m doing really well.. It´s crazy I came back to Maceió and there were a ton of new kids that I didn´t recognize at the meeting. I was in Sergipe for like 8 or 9 months. I think a lot of people thought that I was new lol.

I hope that the family is doing good, it sounds like everything is alright.

Also I forwarded the pic with Elder Godoy (first quorum of the Seventy)  about Elder Goday

September 3, 2011

I love you all, be safe. I know that the church is true, the Book of Mormon is true. Jesus Christ lives and loves us!

Elder Ludlow

Monday, September 5, 2011


Date: September 5, 2011
Area: Grageru 2, Sergipe
Companion: Elder Carneiro
From: Ceará, Brazil


Hey fam,

I got transferred this week, I´m going to Maceió... my area is called Paraíso.. I leave tonight at 6:30, so I´ll have a new area and comp.

Today has been super busy, just getting ready to leave and packing up all my stuff.

Man, I wish I was there to go hunting... but next year I will!!! Is it just dad or are the boys hunting too? Is dad using the bow?

All of my 5 baptisms didn´t work out this week. I got hecka sad.... they will get baptized this week, Michelle’s dad didn’t come home, and Suelen will be baptized in the other area this week.

Not a whole lot going on... I don’t know who my comp is yet.

But thanks a bunch for the prayers and the email!!!!

I´ll load a couple pics.. Sorry so short

Love ya!!!