Monday, August 29, 2016

No bags, No Problem! No toilet.... big problem!!!

So this week was a very interesting week! We spent a lot of time helping two new sisters, who opened up an area here, find a room, a pension, and get all the stuff they need, like chairs, beds, desks, a dresser. We almost have everything, they may or may not have gone like two days without chairs, but the most important part was they definitely had a room right when they got here. We literally got the room rented like 20 minutes before they got here. No big deal. 

Then the other part of the week, we spent teaching lessons as always! It was great, Kevin is doing great and I am so happy for him!! He's gonna be a great convert!! Okay, so also this week we were taking stuff over to the sisters then realized we had to go to a lesson. We didn't have our bags or anything, and seeing as we aren't one of the rich missions, rather a very humble one, we don't have a mini ipad that just fits right into our pocket or we can't just leave our bags in our car, so we went to the lesson without our bags and totally taught a great lesson!! It was awesome! We just had the sister bring  her scriptures and used those! 

And the last part of our week was spent holding in our feces (sorry for the graphic images) because our toilet broke. Seriously, the worst week for me to get sick to my stomach. Our toilet broke and we tried everything to get it fixed and finally Sunday afternoon it was fixed. But from Tuesday to Sunday we went to the church every time we had to go. The problem is the church is far from our sector so we couldn't just go whenever we wanted... so let's just say I understand the phrase "dropping a load" now... Because I really experienced that!! haha, sorry I'm so descriptive!! Love you all hope you have a great week!!

Love, Elder Ludlow

A little bonus:

I emailed Zach some questions that I need him to answer for his application to the University of Utah, here are his responses:

1. What are my unique interests or special talents?
 I worked for about 4 months in a chicken restaurant in Peru and learned how to manage a chicken restaurant and may possibly bring pollo a la brasa to the United States.

2. Why am I interested in attending the University of Utah? 

I want to attend the U cause it's a good school, it has good programs, and even though I am a BYU fan my parents are obligating me.

3. How will I contribute to the diverse campus community? 

Well, I personally don't litter, I can speak to both greengos and Mexicans, and I know how to say a couple phrases in quechua just in case there is a panay on campus. I am extremely attractive and would motivate everyone to look better, thus bringing the number of cute girls higher thus attracting more people to come to the U.


Monday, August 22, 2016

The Last Melon . . . .

Okay so maybe it's not the last melon, but today I start my last change in the mission. My new comp is Elder Bravo, he actually went to Hillcrest and I know him, so things will be good :).

This week was good, to give it to you quick, here's the update:

We were saying bye to a lot of people for my comp. 

Kevin is doing well and he is getting fellowshipped in the branch little by little which is going well. #SuperBigFamilyNight

Julio, a referral from a member has a date now for the 24th of September :) His difficulty is coming to church :(, because he has school... #lamesauce! #MemberReferralsareGreat

The Olympics Quillabamba 2016 has taken way and the missionaries took a great part! #Goldornothing

Elder Cortijo said goodbye and that was really sad, the good thing was he sat right next to a cute young girl on his way home. He called me and told me it was his favorite trip #BuscandoLaExaltacion

Well love you all and hope you have a great week!! This was our Olympic attire!
Love, Elder Ludlow

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Machu Picchu

So this week I am not gonna write much, it's all said in the recording, but yes as you guessed it I went to Macchu Picchu yesterday!! Oh my gosh it was incredible!! Seriously great day!!! 

This week work wise was decent, kinda a slow week but the good thing is Kevin came to church! He is progressing really well and we are excited so keep him in your prayers!! Love you all have a great week!!

Happy birthday to Josh and Heather and everyone else!!!🎂🎉🎊🎉🎊

Love, Elder Ludlow

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Crazy Week!!

Okay, so really the week wasn't that crazy until the end of the week!!! 

So really the start of the week was good, just a normal week of working. We taught some good lessons and so yeah everything was great! 

Then Saturday comes around and we spent most of the time in the chapel getting things ready for the baptism of Beltran. Which everything went well the problem was that we didn't know how to close the drain in the chapel. Word of advice to every missionary, learn your first week in a new area how to turn on the water, the water heater, and also how to open and close the drain. That'll change your life!!

Sunday was weird cause the branch did a baptism during church.... We didn't go because we didn't want our vestidos manchados!! haha following that, remember it was fast Sunday, the entire branch started eating cake because they were told that as we take the sacrament we are ending our fast so they were okay to eat cake... #Apostasy!!!

Monday we didn't have Pday.. super sad. But we had to do so much zone stuff it almost kinda felt like one. We had to make videos and send them to the mission... sounds lame but it's really cool cause they are videos for the new missionaries to get to know the mission, so I will pretty much be a legend for a while :). Then we had zone conference and interviews with our Mission president! That was good and he taught us a really cool teaching (explained in the recording) about how we can teach better using the scriptures. It's awesome!

Then today. Today we do have p day and we went to a place called Torontoy. It's a place our pension showed us pictures of and so we wanted to go sooo bad!! Little did we know we were gonna be there like all day!! haha it was a really long hike. And we brought younglins with us, we went with our pension and her family and it was super fun but super long and really tiring. On the way down I ended up carrying their kid for like 3 KM. That doesn't sound that bad, but lets just say he's one of the chubbiest 6-year-olds I know. So it was so much. We are so dead! Nevertheless, it was great and super beautiful!! 

So that was my week I hope you all have a great week! Love you all!!

Love, Elder Ludlow

This is the cute boy Zach carried on the hike.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Hell's Kitchen

So our pension has a restaurant, right? That's where we eat at night? And well, we pretty much work there now. We are their waiters, their chefs, everything!! haha and things got crazy!! We may or may not have been there til 10 PM working because it was so busy and we couldn't leave!! Like crazy!!!! haha The best part is everyone just gets so confused why there is a greengo attending them! haha it's great!!

Anyway, this week was alright, we really didn't have much. We had 29 set lessons this week, which is great!! But only 7 of them pulled through... So ya, sorry, there isn't much to write this week!!

We had some good contacts, and on Monday we went to a fair so that was fun!! We found our pension there and just spent the day with her! That was fun! 

Another good thing from this week is that Beltran passed his interview and this week he gets baptized!! That makes me so happy!!! We are super happy for that!! 

And other than that, just your normal week!! Dad happy birthday Love you a ton!!!

Ya well here are some pics, of me in my restaurant and also me and my quillabambinas :) Love you all have a great week!!!

Love, Elder Ludlow