Called to Serve

Monday, July 8, 2013

Camera Lasted for Six Weeks!!!! I still Love this Kid!!!

Hey Fam!
How was the fourth? Did a bunch of cousins come? How the heck did the udalls let the meadors and coveys win the game? Disappointed. Anyways this week was pretty awesome!! My 4th was so much fun! Elder Tate and I got to spend most of the day with an investigator fishing for trout on the Little Red River! We each caught like 12 it was pretty sweet. Sad story though: I dropped my camera in the river......its kind of broken but not all the way. I can't take pictures but I can still turn it on and stuff. Anyways we fished with him pretty much all day and then taught him about the BOM. That night we went over to a members house where we had burgers and lit off fireworks! It was sweet. So the other night Elder Tate and I were at the hospital visiting a member when we saw this guy who looked really worried so we asked him if he could use a blessing from God and he said no but my mom could. So he took us into the hospital room where his mom was and the whole family was there. The mom was in critical condition and was about to die. So we gave her a blessing and it was awesome. The spirit was in the room so strong. I felt the power of God while giving that blessing and I just knew everything was going to be ok. So after giving the blessing we taught the family a little bit about the priesthood and the Plan of Salvation. The next day we went back to the hospital to see that girl again and we found out that she was going to die within the hour. It was really sad and that whole day I felt terrible. I had so much confidence that the blessing would heal her but I guess it just wasn't Gods will. Anyways a couple of days later the member who we went to go see at the hospital in the fist place called us and told us about a nurse that stood in on the blessing and was really impressed with all that we did and wants to start taking the discussions! The lord works in mysterious ways! Another cool story: So on saturday the day started off slow and nothing was going our way. Elder Tate was hungry so we decided to stop at a subway and when Elder tate was ordering all the workers were asking us questions about what we do. They then started telling us all their anti-mormon   stuff they read on the internet and the weird rumors about the Book of Mormon. The manager was telling us how much he hates the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. So I went out to the car and got some extra Book of Mormons and we taught 3 subway workers the Restoration lesson right there in subway. The manager even participated and was asking questions and wanting to know more. Afterwards we gave them all a Book of Mormon and we have a return appt. with one of the workers later this week! It was sweet. The spirit was definitely there. Without the promptings of the spirit this would be a hopeless work. I am a terrible teacher but when the spirit is there it doesn't matter because it can do the teaching. Anyways did you know Grandpa Sherwoods brother is in my stake? There is so many Sherwoods here its crazy! They all know Grandpa Sherwood and I have met two of them that knew Grandpa Udall! Small world. Also did you know badger is training Brandon Nicoll? How crazy is that! Grandma Wellman thank you so much for that letter! I needed it! And thanks for the package Mom and the letter Kate! It was sweet! How did ryans passing league stuff go? How is Kylies career as a pizza chef going? Tell me everything. I hope you all are remembering to read your scriptures every day. Thats the best way to start off the day. I love how much I am learning out here! Alright people don't forget to write!

Love Elder Udall

You all wrote letters to me?!! Yes! Christmas in July!! And mom being a ward missionary is such an important calling.  study PMG! especially chap. 6 christlike attributes! Elder Tate and I have been doing that and picked one each day that we are going to work on. I am getting to know my savior so much more by doing that. its awesome!! I love being out here mom. I am finally started to realize the power and authority of my calling. I love it. I love giving blessing. I gave a blessing last night to a guy who is a nonmember but we are teaching his wife and he doesn't want anything to do with it. anyways his friend just commited suicide and so we offered a blessing of comfort and we gave him one and afterwards he was crying and just opened up to us. I love the gospel. I love out family more than anything. and I love that we get to be with each other for eternity. I hope you all are trying to attend the temple regurlarly.

Hows it going Dad? Hows the summer up in RV? are you working with the mare
at all? I heard you lost in a footbal game on the 4th. thats embarrassing.
hows being ward mission leader? Man thats such an important calling. We
work with our ward mission leader so much. hows ryan doing with sports?
hows kylie doing with goobs? its so awesome out here. Sometimes its hard
not to get discouraged though. I want to be such a better missionary than I
am. So it makes me mad when I am not having as much success. I have no
patience out here and neither does my companion! Thats one thing were both
doing this week is chap. 6 of PMG. CHristlike attributes!

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