Monday, February 27, 2012

I got my flight itnerary to fly home!

Date: February 27, 2012
Area: Bebedouro, Alagos
Companion: Elder Rowland
From: Sacremento, California

Vanessa's Family and Missionary's

Hey guys,

This week was super slow, carnaval was crazy and the people didn´t want to really hear anything... just party. But we are still teaching Claudia, Kerline, and Clarissa. I think we will baptize them this week... they are progressing really well, love the church, and love us... they are just kind of nervous about baptism, but we´ll see... they are quitting coffee and agreed to live the commandments so I´m excited... but other than that it was a slow week, we´re going to have to work super hard this week.

We also had a ward activity, it was like famous people night and they danced and sang etc... It was cool...

Today for p day we went to the center and met up with a bunch of Elders... it was cool... then we went home and relaxed for a while... Our new roomate is  Brazilian and has an American football so we went in the field by our house and played around. We blew all the kids mind... they had never even touched a football so we played with them for a while... probably like 8 kids around  13 or 14 years old... Super funny to watch them throw.

Zone conference this week, I think I´ll give my farewell testimony because it’s my last one.

And that’s nuts I got my flight plans!!!


But that’s about it... doing good!!!
Love you all! I know the church is true and God loves us!!!

Elder Ludlow



Monday, February 20, 2012


Date: February 20, 2012
Area: Bebedouro, Alagos
Companion: Elder Rowland
From: Sacremento, California

Hey guys!!!

This week has been okay!!! Carnaval is CRAZY in my area... Last night it was pretty nuts, everyone partying and dancing in the streets, men dressed up like women all over the place. Throwing flour and eggs at each other... so we haven´t really been finding new investigators, just working with who we have... this week we´ve been working a lot with a family of 4 women. We took them all to church this week and marked 3 of their baptisms for the 3rd of May. But they still have a lot of doubts and stuff... but their way cool and progressing well. The bishop of my ward is super cool, he served in salt lake a while back... he gave an awesome gospel principles class about baptism this week that I think helped them out a bunch. I feel like it was really a miracle that we´re teaching them, they came up and asked us about the church... we´ve also been working with that family we were going to marry but the dad has been drinking a bunch... so I don’t know, we´re trying with them... Carnaval is today and tomorrow and then we can go back to working hard and finding new investigators, but people just wanna drink and listen to music right now...

Transfers are this week, I stayed with Elder Rowland, and Elder Gomes got transferred from the house... so we´ll be getting a new roommate tomorrow...

Later today I´m going up to Paraíso to visit Vanessa and Eliene´s family. I´ll see Elder Araujo before he gets transferred..

We went to center to go to the market and everything was a ghost town because of carnaval. So next week we´re gonna go back.

But not a whole lot going on besides this... we´re doing good... I´m studying a lot and learning every day!!!
 I love the scriptures and talks from the Liahona...
Love you guys be safe!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I´m having a blast on my mission

Date: February 13, 2012
Area: Bebedouro, Alagos
Companion: Elder Rowland
From: Sacremento, California

Hey guys!!!

This week was pretty good; we didn’t do the marriage license thing. Lorinildo the dad decided that he didn´t want to get married or baptized. I think he waas drunk when we passed by and he was drinking yesterday when we were there. The work is a little rough because carnaval is this coming week and people are already starting to party. It sucked the kids were super sad. We´ll keep working with them and try and help him to stop drinking. He has a testimony but just has some problems... but we found a few people to teach... we are teaching that familie´s neighbors... they have 2 kids but the parents aren’t married. There´s also some people that have been going to the other elder´s English class from my area... they seem super cool and interested but we marked to go by tomorrow to teach them...

So yeah Carnaval.... this area should be pretty dang crazy and different than last year. Last year I was out in the sticks. Now I’m in the middle of Maceió... it is gonna be rough...

Today for p day we went to center and just walked around and checked everything out... it was fun but I got fried.. It was cool we met up with some other elders.

This week we went and painted a house the paint here is so weird, and the brushes. It took forever then we helped them move in I´ll send a pic. The members are cool in this area, and they help us out a bunch.

This week is transfers I´m like positive I´ll stay here with Elder Rowland. Then I only have 2 more transfers. It’s flying by!!!

I´m so glad Trevor and Micah got sealed this week, that made me way happy.

I´ll start buying some souvenirs and stuff because next pday we want to go to this market that sells that kind of stuff. What do you guys want me to get you???

But okay I love you all, I´m doing great and my testimony is growing so much!!!! I´m having a blast on my mission

Love you all Bradley

Monday, February 6, 2012

Likin the new area

Date: February 6, 2012
Area: Bebedouro, Alagos
Companion: Elder Rowland
From: Sacremento, California

Elder Ludlow & Elder Rowland

Hey fam!!!

It´s going good in my new area! We’ve been working hard trying to get a group of people to teach since there was NOTHING when I got here. the only people we have is a couple named Silvanha and Lorinildo we are going to go do their marriage license this week and then in 15 days we´ll marry them after 15 days and baptize... we also found a few other people but they didn´t go to church. We marked to leave with some members this week and visit references and less actives so this week should be good!!! The ward is super excited and willing to help and the members are way cool. We had ward council yesterday, it was alright... 4 people showed up. lol. But I´m really liking It here... The house is nice and big, the ward´s good, and so yeah I´m happy.

Today for p day we had a zone activity. We went to the institute building and played pool, foosball, air hockey ping pong etc... It was pretty fun. And ate at subway... it was good got the promotion of the day chicken I also got a letter that Grandma Janet sent me.

Not much else going on... it´s good in the house my Comp´s sick (Awesome) and there’s this Elder Gomes that´s super funny.

Bubba´s New video was cool, he´s getting good. Has he started driving yet??? I hope Brian is doing great in St. George.

I´ll send Micah an email and tell him happy birthday, I hope dad´s work is going good...
But that´s about it not much else going on this week... I´ll send some pics to you guys
Love Bradley