Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!

Date: March 26, 2012

Area: Bebedouro, Alagos
Companion: Elder Rowland
From Sacramento,  California

Hey family!!!

I´m having a good time this week! This week we had ward conference, so we spent most of the week visiting less-actives and inviting everyone... the ward had a goal to double the attendance. Normally we have 60ish people so the goal was 120. We had 140 at church so it was a huge success!!!! There were a lot of investigators. Also Presidente and Sister Gonzaga went... in my gospel principles class there was like 30 people President and Sister Gonzaga went... so it was pretty intense. but it was good...

And after church yesterday we baptized a girl name Marcia. We will baptize her mom and maybe this other girl that went to church yesterday next week. The baptism went well, she was really excited.

Marcia's Baptism

Ummm...I´m doing good, this week is the last week of the transfer! Then we have a short five week transfer... my last. it´s definitely getting harder to focus but I´m still going strong... I kinda feel like my trunkyness is making Elder Rowland trunky... poor guy, I never had a comp that was about to go home, it would be hard I bet. But he´s coming along great in the language and is an awesome companion. I dunno if he´ll be the one to "kill" me, but it´d be cool if he did...

This area is just pure hills and craziness... most of the area is like favela, just on the hill with no legit roads or anything, so its super hard to find houses... plus around here the people put whatever number the feel like on their house so there’s no order... but I´m liking it the leadership and the bishop are really good... and there´s some cool members..

That´s cool Brian came up for a while... congrats bubs on the race! That’s sick he won a board!

I hope Brookie does good in softball.

but yeah not much else... today we took the train to center its actually nice. only 50 cents....

I think next week my comp and I are gonna go to a Rodizio Churrascaria and eat... since one of us might get transferred...

But yeah... I´m doing good learning and growing every day and thankful and I´m glad to be here doing the Lord´s work!!!!!

Love you all

Elder Ludlow


Happy birthday!!! here in a few weeks I´ll give you your birthday hug... lol. I´m great here and loving my mission. I hope that work and everything is going great and that you have an awesome birthday! wow you´re 44 old man! hope you can keep up with me when we go hunting this year! just kidding!
You´re a great dad and I´m so lucky to have you in my life!

Love, Bradley

Monday, March 19, 2012

50 More Days!

Date: March 19, 2012
Area: Bebedouro, Alagos
Companion: Elder Rowland
From: Sacremento, California

My District

Hey Fam!!!!
This week was pretty good!!!

We´re working with a few cool people.

This week on Thursday I got a call from President Gonzaga at 6 am he told me I had to go to the hospital and stay there with my zone leader that was super sick, so I went and spent the whole day with him while his comp went home and slept and stuff.... but yeah he´s a super cool kid he´s going home in 2 weeks and is just chillin until then at the secretaries house till then... but yeah besides that we´re working with a small group and trying to find new investigators.... today for pday I bought a hammock and some other stuff, we ate Açaí, and that’s about it, we´ll probably go home and clean the house... and tonight we have a family night...

It sounds like the kids are all doing good, I hope Brookie likes softball... and thanks bubs for the video! You´re getting hecka good at longboarding!!! It´ll be good for you guys to have Brian around for a few days!

That´s cool that Bubb’s is racing, and doing good!!!! That’s awesome I can’t wait to go watch....

It´s super-hot here today!!! I got fried when we went downtown!!!

But yeah I’m doing good!!!! Just trying to finish strong and not think about how soon my mission ends!!!! I´ve been working out trying to get kinda in shape before I go home, but I hecka have a gut!!!!

We have ward conference this week; Presidente Gonzaga will go... it should be good...

Not a whole lot else, just a normal week in the mission, my recent converts are doing awesome here!!!!!
 It makes me so happy to see them progressing in the gospel....

But yeah, that’s about it!!! Love you guys!!!!!

Love Bradley!

Monday, March 12, 2012

We baptized Kerline and Claudya

Date: March 12, 2012
Area: Bebedouro, Alagos
Companion: Elder Rowland
From: Sacremento, California

View of Sunset from our house
March 7, 2012

Yo FAM!!!!

Hey everyone, this week was really good here in the Bebedouro ward! We baptized Claudya and Kerline on Tuesday night it was really good! They were excited and are doing well! We confirmed them yesterday. They are going to be really strong members of the church. It is so awesome to see people grow and build their testimony.

Kerline and Claudya Baptism
March 7, 2012

We also are working with a few other people, this week we got quite a few references from members and have been teaching these people... we had 3 investigators at church and we´re working with a few others, so we should be able to baptize a lot of people this transfer. We also went to my last area yesterday and saw a girl I taught and baptized; it was cool to see everyone!!!

Today for p-day we´re just planning on chillin and cleaning the house, probably eat açaí again, and maybe go throw a football around. but we´re not going anywhere fun or anything today... it´s been super rainy these last few days, our power went out because of the rain last night... but it´s nice that it´s finally starting to cool down!

That´s crazy that Kelsi Baldwin is home and that grandma is getting home this week! They both left after me, so that’s weird...

Thanks for sending me bubba´s video, I like to see those! He looks good with short hair!!!!! And thanks for sending one more package!!!!

I hope that Brian is doing good!!! That work is okay and everything... how are the kids???

I love you guys!!! Just 2 more months and I´m home!!! But for now I´m here working hard and having fun!!! I´m super grateful for my mission and being able to save some souls!!!

Love Elder Ludlow

Monday, March 5, 2012

I'm going to work harder then ever!

Date: March 5, 2012
Area: Bebedouro, Alagos
Companion: Elder Rowland
From: Sacremento, California

Hey guys!!!

This week was pretty good!!! we spent a lot of time getting these people ready for baptism, cuz when their family found out they freaked... their family is super Catholic and doesn’t like our church, but they got their answer and so we´ll baptize them tomorrow night.... we really had to work hard to get them to be baptized, but their family is a little better with it now... but one of them moved so it´ll be Claudia, 27 and Kerline, 22 they are way good people.

But we´re doing good here! For pday we went to center, went down by that beach with the flags, I bought a few things to take home... and we ate Açaí today I’m addicted! That’s good it’s finally snowing there a little bit.

So we also had zone conference this week with presidente... it was good I like zone conference a lot!!! We learned a lot of things from President Gonzaga; one quote I liked that he said is more or less: to be exalted, we have to be willing to make sacrifices. The same kind of sacrifice that Abraham was willing to make.

When he said that I decided that I am going to give the last of my mission, I am going to work harder than ever... it’s going by so fast I got to baptize and learn a lot before it’s over...

I also gave my farewell speech! It was crazy but I feel like it went well!

I’m doing great here love you guys!!! I hope all the kids are doing good I think about you guys all the time, especially as the time gets closer!!!

Love you tchau!!!!

Elder Ludlow