Monday, June 27, 2016

Zion Prospers, Kinda. . . .

Well, this week was pretty good!

Monday was great! The waterfalls were super awesome!

Tuesday we had a really solid day! We taught Mijail a recent convert, had a solid lesson with him! He's really cool but going through some trials right now. Then we taught Alvaro, the less active. He has lots of questions and interrupts us like every second, haha I am learning lots of patience with him! Then we also taught Jesus Guevara, he's a recent convert and that was good.

Wednesday we taught Betzabe. She is an inv who is dating a less active. She's been listening to the missionaries for a while now, but has never prayed to know if it's true. If she doesn't start progressing we might have to drop her for a little, but she's really cool and we don't want that to happen.

Thursday we had zone meeting in the morning. That was good. After lunch we taught Rodrigo Valle, a less active, and also we found another less active named Gianella, pronounced Yanela, That was all good. Then we also taught Rene y Marcela, and to end the day we had a family night planned to do with Emerson and Angelica in a members house. But Emerson and Angelica failed so we just went and ended teaching this members husband, who isn't a member. Holy cow he likes to talk!!! haha like a lot!!!!

Friday we taught Jymmy (Jimmy) he a less active and he's also a really good guy. Kinda shy but we gained a lot of his trust. We also taught Alvaro again and that was a little better, He interrupted a little less so we were able to teach some more basic stuff. We are literally just going step by step with him.

Saturday we visited Beltran, he has a date for the 16th so that's good.  He is all good and everything is great. Then we also taught Marysol and shared our conversion stories with her.

Sunday we had branch council, which is sometimes just ridiculous, haha but we are gonna get them on track and have a better focus in those meetings so the work gets going a little quicker, but once we get them going Zion will be prospering!! haha 

Thanks for everything! I didn't take any pictures so here are some pictures from last week!! Love you all!! Have a great week!

Love, Elder Ludlow

Zach and Elder Arias, his current companion.

Zach and Elder Mann, his last companion (he was with him for 7 1/2 months). Not sure why Elder Mann is there because he stayed in Puno last transfer.  He must have traveled to the waterfalls on P-day too.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Traveling... Happy Fathers DAY!‏

So this week was pretty normal, like so normal I'm not even gonna go day by day.

First to every dad out there I hope you had a great Father's Day!!! Thanks for all of your examples!!! Especially you Richy ;). I love you so much dad thanks for everything!!!

The highlights were really this Wednesday we  traveled all afternoon to Cusco

Thursday we traveled 3 hours to this rope bridge, Q´eswachaca, with President as a part of concilio, he then gave a great teaching. Love the guy! Then 3 hours back.

Friday we traveled with President back to that was a lot better but still was 5 hours. Then we had interviews and that was so great I love President soo much! I'm gonna miss him like crazy!

Saturday and Sunday we had district conference and we were in those meetings most  of the day!!

But this week I just wanna testify to you guys how true the book of Mormon is. I have had way too many experiences with the Book of Mormon to ever deny that it's true. Read it with an open heart and you will receive personal revelation!!

Oh ya and today we went to some waterfalls, seriously this place is incredible!! Here's some pics.
Love, Elder Ludlow

Monday, June 13, 2016

Another Week In Paradise . . .

Well I'm still loving it here so that's always a good sign, right??

So Monday was just a normal P-day, we cut our hair, ran a couple of errands and just did some normal stuff.

Tuesday we had a lesson with Marysol, that was alright. We brought this member with us that talks soooo much!! And we already had to have a short lesson, but he just talked and talked and talked, it was like going home teaching with dad ;). But we talked about the Book of Mormon and that was good. Seriously that book is a miracle. I love it so much!!

Wednesday we taught Lizet and that was good. We talked about the Book of Mormon with her as well, really if people would just open that book and read it and pray miracles would happen!!! We also taught this investigator named Juana. She is an older lady, and well, she likes to talk, and I'm not gonna lie, I kinda dozed off while she was telling us her life story... Whoops!!! We also did a service for Marysol.

Thursday we walked the entire afternoon, no appts.

Friday I was on divisions with Elder Martin, that was good. We were in the CCM together so we are pretty good buds, we had a good day and some good lessons.

Saturday we taught Beltran again then we taught Marysol. Now with Marysol she has told us that she hasn't been wanting  to go to church cause she doesn't want to commit yet, but we invited her to church again and she said, "well this week I can't, but I do want to go to church now, so next week for sure." Oh it's so awesome!! The Spirit is incredible how it softens peoples hearts, seriously we gained a lot of confidence this week with her, super excited for what will happen with her this week!

Sunday I finally got to go to church here. That was great! Except like no one came. We only had one less active there, which made me super sad... :( but this week will be better!! We also taught Franco and Marilyn and that was a solid lesson, they should be progressing really fast really soon. Then we had all sorts of meetings and that was it.

So everything is going great here, Life is great!! I love you all, and here's a picture with my comp :) have a great week!

Love, Elder Ludlow

Zach and his new companion Elder Arias

Zach's description of the next two pictures:  

So this was a less active members hand after being bit by a spider. Sorry to scare you mom :)!

Oh I really hope Zach doesn't get bit by a spider!!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

They were right . . . .PARADISE!!

Ok so I love this place!!! It's so beautiful!! It's a little hot, but I was coming from the cold. Like I swear Puno is known to be the coldest place in this entire country, ask Jake. Even though it's not even that cold, ya it's cold but, they exaggerate. Anyway, Quillbamba also known as the city of forever summer, its great!!!! A little humid but I'm getting used to it and love it!

So Tuesday I traveled here, and died of heatness but it's so beautiful that I survived. We went around getting to know people and had a couple of lessons. It was good!

Wednesday we taught Diego. He's an investigator. He's like 16 or 17 I think, good kid going through some hard points in life but really wants us to give him council. Which is perfect cause he is going through many similar problems I have experienced. #ThisisGodswork

Thursday we didn't have very many lessons but we did help a lot of people do their family history which was really cool. Really the Spirit of Elias is so strong when we are there! If you haven't done it... do it! #Savinsoulsonbothsides

Friday we taught Marcela. Marcela is Rene's daughter. Rene is a less active, Marcela an investigator. Marcela is hopefully getting baptized the 25th of this month. So that's awesome, but the lesson was kinda weird. They were just really down so we kinda stopped it cheered them up and then went home. Oh, also as we left another lesson (Claudio) his little daughter says to us,"Bye gays" that was probably the funniest thing ever, she's like 2. hahaha

Saturday we taught Beltran. He now has a date for the 16th of July. Crazy that we are already putting dates for July, he's really good, and he wants to get baptized! Seriously this place is the best!!!

Sunday we had a family night with a recent convert family, only the dad was there but it was still good. He's really funny and really likes to talk, like a lot!! Haha, but it was good. Then as we were ending the lesson everyone else got there so we talked with them for a little!! We also found new investigators Emerson and Angelica (I think I said her name wrong in the recording) But they are really cool the problem is they are conviviring or in other words live together without being married, the bigger problem is she's 15 and he's 19..... so she can't even get married for 3 years, so we will see what's gonna happen with them. They were really interested though!! This sunday we didn't have church because of the elections again... So next week will be normal!!

Well thanks for everything!! I love you all so much!! Have a great week!! Here's the view from our house!

Love, Elder Ludlow