Monday, December 26, 2016

70 degree Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

What an amazing couple of days it has been. This week went by so fast, and we are now half way through this transfer! 

Christmas was absolutely perfect. I loved that it was on the sabbath.  I loved talking to my family, and hearing their wonderful voices. We had dinner with a member family on Christmas, and we also opened our presents we got from our family and friends! So thank you all! Thank you for sending a stocking to my companion too.  I loved my picture blanket. 

Let us Adore him still! And start fresh with a new Year, and Repent every day. 

Luke 2

Love, Elder Judd

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas Family!

Feliz-Lovey-Dove! (that's how my sister said it when she little)

Christmas is in 6 days...and then the New Year! What a great day to be living, and a even better time to be a missionary:)

This week was wonderful!  Moor Park, (the college) is empty for the holidays so that's a bummer:)

It's ok, just gotta be more creative. We are in COMPLETE finding mode so that is so fun! We are talking to soooooo many people, and dropping soooo many BOM’s.  And it is soooooo fun! Sun up to sun down…contacting day in and day out! Teaching and testifying 24-7.

With Christmas coming up, the elves are watching people...and I hope you all have been very good this year!

#LIGHTtheWORLD is absolutely wonderful. We have received 0 Referrals, and have 0 Investigators, but we have the feeling that the Lord is preparing someone. We don't know who, we don't know when, we just know it will! 

I love being a missionary. The Lord truly does work is mysterious ways. 

SURPRISE: I am off my scooter and walk with a little limp. So that is so good!

I learned so much, and needed that correction. As we learn from Elder Hugh B. Brown: "God is the Gardener!" And all we have to do is TRUST.
The love I feel for my Savior grows and builds every day. In doing so, every day I receive a deeper, and deeper confirmation from the Holy Ghost testifying to me of the Love that my Heavenly Father has for me. Know where you come from, know who you are. It is my testimony that the Lord knows us better than we know ourselves. Think about that please...  

Family and friends, now is the time to be bold, and fearless, because we adore Him. 

I love you all...Let us all continue to do all what we have been fore-ordained to do. And #LIGHTtheWORLD with his Love.

Joshua 1:9

Love, Elder Judd

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas with Elder Ballard!

Hello from the West Coast!

At the end of this Transfer I will be 6 months into my mission! Sooooooo crazy!

Momma, thank you soooo much for the Christmas CD! I listen to it every day, and it makes me sooo happy. About my foot, it’s very sore and I have to hop around a lot. Yes I’m taking care of it.

The highlight of the week was Elder M. RusselL Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles coming to our mission!!! Our entire mission of 165 missionaries came together in Ventura Stake Center early on Saturday and awaited his arrival. It was absolute bliss. 

The theme of his talk was "Let Us Adore Him" because of this great Christmas Season we are in the midst of! As members of this wonderful Church we have a lot of knowledge and RESPONSABILITY to help prepare the world for the second coming of Jesus Christ. We must be able to teach more powerfully than the other influences in the world that seek to take over and destroy the family. 

As we talk to more people daily about the gospel, we will see more success in our work and Heavenly Father will be able to open up new opportunities. Simply because we act in Faith. "Faith is a Principle of Power", which occurs usually because we ACT in faith. 

One of the most Inspiring  things that Elder Ballard said, was for us to imagine passing on from this life. And then seeing family and friends that will ask us, "Why didn't you tell me? You had the truth and didn't tell me?!" We all have had experiences where we could have opened our mouth and testified of Christ…but for some reason, we chose not to.

You cannot die out of being a missionary. You cannot die out of doing missionary work. God has trusted you with the knowledge that I hope you all have. The ONE THING He asks in return is that you share it. 

This Christmas Season let us walk with the name Jesus Christ on our lips. And testify that He is the "true" reason for the season.

Adore him!

Love, Elder Judd

Caroling with the YSA ward
 A member sent us this picture.  If you know Benji at all, this is totally him!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Peg leg, warts, and transfers...oh my!

What's Up Everybody!?!?

Well that's a wrap for week 6 and this Transfer! Elder Campbell is headed back home to Potato Land...(Idaho)

My New Comp is Elder Whatcott from Fillmore, Utah. He was in my MTC district so that is awesome! We are going to get along so well, and have so much success. He's been in my district for the past transfer so he's always been close! 

The YSA ward is doing awesome. We have all of our ward missionaries leaving so we will need to get some more! The Christmas Devo last night was absolutely wonderful and I hope you all got a chance to watch it! It made me really excited for Elder Ballard this Saturday! 

The #LIGHTtheWORLD Project is going great here, and I hope you ALL are doing it! 25 ways over 25 days:)  What a great opportunity to live a Christ Centered life by having, and DOING Christ like Behaviors.

NEWS: So I got a really really big Planter wart removed from my foot and I will be on a peg leg for 1-2 months.  A member who is podiatrist here took care of it for me.  The biopsy comes back next week.  It’s okay though because God has a plan, and it is truly a Trial of my Faith! Ether 12:6.

I love you, and miss you all. And hope you are having just as much fun living as I am! (not possible:))   I testify to you all that there is nothing in God's plan that has more of an Eternal Significance than the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Along with GIVING(most important) I hope you all take a time out and work on your own Ability to RECEIVE. Every gift you receive this year, and how you react when you receive a mirror image of how you receive the Savior. Do you receive it with: Humility? Love? Gratitude? Promise that you will use it? 

Blessed be the name of our Lord!

Love, Elder Judd

Monday, November 28, 2016

Turkey day.

Dear Friends Fam and Friends,

Week 5 is down for the count.  Week 6 coming up fast:)  Transfers are next week so that it sooooo crazy.

Momma, thank you for that ADVENT CALENDAR! ...It made me get emotional.  I can't wait to apply those scriptures.  Christmas here is going to be hard. Not because of the presents, or the snow, or the traditions, but because I am without my family.  I am scared but really excited.  I am missing you guys so much.  Please have a good Christmas!  And know that I am doing the best thing in the world.

This week was full of Tender Mercies, and so many Miracles!

We have a new Investigator! His name is Ulysees. He is Catholic, but wants something "more" which is exactly what we have! Our first time we met with him on Saturday! We committed him to be baptized and he said yes! We have plans to set him with a date this Friday. 

The Lord truly does reward those who are faithful, and endure. 

The work here is tough, but with Faith, Christmas time, and most of all the never failing Grace of our Lord and Savior…we always see our fruits. 

Thanksgiving was amazing, and we got to spend it with an amazing Family from the WLV ward!  

Highlight of the Week: The TEMPLE!!

I would like to end with my simple testimony of the Blessing it is to have Temples here on Earth. I testify that it is God's home here on the Earth. It is not until you gain a testimony for yourself, that you will fully understand both the reality, and Power of that Statement.

I invite you all to attend the temple once a week, and as you do this you will receive the Spirit. A Prophet has commanded it, and We want to obey right? Do it.

We believe no Matter what happens or doesn't happen!

Love, Elder Judd

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Birfday, Thanksgivin', Christmas Initiative

Holla Como Estas!?

Yeah, my Spanish is the Best.😄

I am forced to learn a little, and pick it up because we have a lot of Spanish Contacts Haha! 

Anyways this week was Awesome...It was my Birthday so that was soooooo fun:) Birthdays are always fun on the mission. The ward is so awesome, and I love these Kids! I was able to spend a lot of time with them and a family from the Family ward so that was awesome!

The work here is tough...but so fun! I don't know if I told you about Kevin who was our Investigator with a baptismal date.  Long Story short…he dropped us. It's okay though. Back to finding mode. We have given out sooooo many referrals to all the missionaries so that is our claim to fame. It's my testimony that you don't just plant seeds by teaching them. God is in the details!

Highlight of the Week! ATTENTION: This past week I got to experience something wonderful. On Friday we got together with another zone with President and Sister Felix!  We had the annual "Christmas Initiative." We received a two hour training that was just amazing, and received the exciting news that Elder M. Russell Ballard will be coming to our mission on December 10th!!! Yeah you heard it right....Be Jealous.
If you aren't I would ask that you do all you can to come to know of the blessing it is to have Prophets and Apostles here on the Earth.
We then saw "The Video”…I can't give anything away but I gotta give you some. These 3 Things:

1. Get ready to act as Christ, and get outside of yourself and serve. 25 days. In 25 days.
2. The church has never done anything like this before

The Full video comes out on November 25th. The teaser that is online right now cannot compare.
Make sure and watch closely to see who mirrors who. 
It makes me cry every time. I am so excited for Christmas as a missionary. For the chance I have to spread the TRUE meaning of Christmas. 

Thanksgiving is this week! Be sure and to thank Heavenly Father for at least one thing every day! I hope you already do that.

I am so grateful for my Family. For each and every one them. I am grateful for two loving Parents who love and Nurture their Children. They are not perfect. But they are the two most Christ Like people I have in my life. But most importantly they love the Lord more than each other. And their children.  And they put him First always. I pray that this will be a lesson for us all.  I love them all very much, and this little pup could not have hand picked any better big brothers and big sis(s) to go before and Pave the way. I thank my God for them every day. And I cannot wait for the eternities with them.

I am most grateful for Jesus Christ. My testimony is short. He lived, and he died. And he lives again. And shall live forever. And because of him, we all shall live forever. And live, and be with the people we love for time and all eternity. He is the only person who's life was completely Successful. 100%. No correction, nor Repentance necessary. Jesus Christ is at the center of my life. He will always be. I love my elder brother. And thank him every day by choosing to live the way I do. Do you?

Hurrah for Israel!

Love, Elder Judd 

The Sherwoods took me to lunch on my birthday p-day!

Monday, November 14, 2016

It's my birthday!

Hello All!!

Well week 3 is checked off, and it’s my 19th birthday. That’s so crazy to me! 

This week was full of so many miracles, and tender mercies. All thanks to our Heavenly Father, and the desire to work that these members have so much of! 

Kevin our investigator, had to move his date back due to Word of Wisdom issues but that's okay! He's ready and willing to repent and improve! Because that is exactly what we are here to do...just Repent, and improve, and keep trying.  t's my testimony that the only way to do that is through the divine love, mercy, and care of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have really been learning a lot lately about the love that our Heavenly Father has for us. "To bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." God wants to exalt us!  Do you know what that means? If you don't, find out. If you do. Accept it!

That is our Father’s divine purpose. Everything He has given us, everything we are...IS NOT OURS! It has been given to us, to help us help the Father fulfill His plan! Isn't that crazy? Want to know something even more crazy?? A lot of the time, we don't want it. We don't want "exaltation"….Why not?  We are unable to realize our true and divine potential. 

I testify that God lives and wants us to become like Him. And He has provided for us a way to do that. 

 I loved the birthday package so much, and it made me feel like I was home! The Sherwoods are taking me to lunch! We helped with their son’s eagle project. They remind me so much of you and Dad and that is why I love them so much. They are so kind and loving. She reminds me of you especially. I have told her this too. 

I love you and miss you, and try not to think about you all too much. I loved every little thing in that package and was freaking out when I was opening it!:)

Love your son for the eternities....Love, Elder Judd

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I love the YSA ward!

Hello All! 

Well Week 1 of this transfer is in the books!

I love my new comp and I love my new area...I love the YSA members so much. It's really cool working with a lot of people closer to your age! We set an Investigator with a Baptismal date for the 26th of November! Miracle numero uno:)  Once again I love working with the YSA members. A few of them are returned missionaries so that helps!  

We got to carve pumpkins yesterday with the 1st counselor and his family so that was a blast!

My new comp is Elder Campbell. He's from Rexburg, Idaho and this is his last transfer! It's crazy. What a blessing for me to learn from a missionary who has been around the block. He wrestles and fought MMA for a couple years as well…pretty gnarly right!?!?  He teaches me moves every night just incase I find myself in a situation:) 

I love this work and I love these people. We have a worldwide training the 5th of November so that should be awesome!

It's weird...I face a new challenge every day no matter what. So many opportunities to grow.  This is all truly a trial of my Faith. I love what Joseph Smith says: "EVERY blessing we receive comes from obedience.”  So simple, yet so true. Everyday I am learning more and more of the power and ability that comes from obeying with exactness.   We are all imperfect, and I am an imperfect missionary. But what will always lie in the balance is a choice. A choice is something that we make everyday. That choice is either good or bad. Disobedient or Obedient. 

"Selective Obedience brings selective blessing" D&C 130:20-21.

I invite you all to study the above scripture and apply it. 

I love being a missionary. It's hard, tough, and can even get you down at times. But more importantly it's fun, crazy, awesome, and everything in between. The good will always outlast the bad. It has from the beginning.   And will continue to do so for time and all Eternity.

Have faith
Work Hard
Obey with Exactness
Punch Satan in the Face

Love, Elder Judd 

Monday, October 24, 2016


Hello All!

Well week 6 of this Transfer is in the books! And sooooo many Miracles:)

TRANSFERS ED: I have been Transferred to the YSA ward! I am still in Westlake Village but am being white washed. I am soooo excited and can't wait to work with young people. My Companion is Elder Campbell who I will meet on Tuesday. Very sad to have only spent 6 weeks in this AMAZING Westlake Village family ward; but I guess my work there is done! On to new and better things!

I have heard a lot of good things about our YSA ward, but apparently the girls can get a little flirtatious at times but they got no chance.
(don't worry momma) I have absolutely loved being in this ward. I have grown to love the people sooooo much. It's really gonna be hard to leave them but I know if it's the Lords will for me, He will give me another crack at it. Eva and Tita our two RC's are doing amazing. I will miss them so much. I love them... seriously like...I do! The work here is amazing and The Great California Ventura Mission is the best in the World. I don't care what all you RM's have to say:)

I am struggling everyday, but that's because missions are hard. Very hard. So many tender mercies every day that keep missionaries goin'.
The Lord truly provides for those who are Faithful, Diligent, and Humble. I'm still a kid. One of the youngest in the field, and that means a certain maturity level comes with that. haha.  There are a lot of old Elders is in the mission but that means more maturity and experience that is much needed.

I am sad to say that I will be saying "kind of" goodbye to Elder Morgan. He will be staying in Westlake for His 3rd Transfer! Lucky duck....
I say kind of because I am moving all my stuff into the other room:) We get new elders  in our apartment so that is fun.

My simple message to you all in this email is brief...

Love where you are, lift where you stand, and Magnify it. God knows us all so much more than we know ourselves. Ever think about that?
I bear Testimony of my Heavenly Father, that  He lives. He has a body that is Resurrected, Glorified and Perfected. I love you, and He loves you. 

In my opinion the most crucial moment in one's life is the moment where that person truly submits their own will to God's.  It's a lot easier said than done. That's one of the many things a mission is teaching me.

Mosiah 4:9

Stay True

Love, Elder Judd

Monday, October 17, 2016

First baptism!

Hello Family and Friends!!!

This week has been ONE FOR THE BOOKS!

Tita Lawrence and Eva Key were Baptized on Saturday! It was such an amazing and sacred experience. Elder Morgan and I will both truly cherish this memory forever. I was so blessed to have been able to confirm Eva the following Sunday.(Yesterday) It was the first confirmation I have ever done so I was like...Nervous! But it was soooo good:)

Remember how I told you about those Investigators we dropped? Well we did indeed receive something in return...
So about 2 months ago before I was even in Westlake, Elder Morgan and Elder Hales had been trying to get a hold of this Potential Investigator. Her name is Susan Martinez. They had no luck. Fast forward 2 months later with Elder Morgan and I as of 2 weeks ago started going back to see if we could get a hold of her! We had no luck for a little while but every time we went over to see if she was home, (she wasn't) we would always see her teenage daughters there. And they would always tell us "no so sorry she isn't home but come back!" So we did and as of last week we went by again and Susan was there! After trying and trying and trying. We were about to call it quits on Susan but we pushed through! Anyways, last week she let us in, and was soooo kind! She's a single mom of 3 kids. 7 year old boy, and then two daughters who are 17 and 18. Disappointingly Sister Martinez had to deal with her younger son in the moment so we couldn't meet with her. BUT we got her written consent, and began to teach the 2 daughters! Their names are Shyanne and Karsyn. They are both so humble, and "Looking for Jesus." What a MIRACLE. Long story short, Karsyn and Shyanne both have Baptism dates on November 19th! We taught them the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, committed them both to read and pray about the Book of Mormon every day. They said yes,  and are very excited to learn more! 

I love being a missionary. Elder Morgan and I are both very confident that their Mother also be converted as time goes on.  We have our 2nd appointment with them today! I have the best Job in the world, we don't sell anything, persuade or Convince…all we do is invite other to Come unto Christ. All success Elder Morgan and I are having is simply because of our ward family! Everybody here understands their role in helping us missionaries. And they are all sooooo kind and loving. 

In closing I would just like to all bear you my testimony of the Joy that CAN come from Repentance.  I am living Evidence of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and more importantly, I hope you are all too. Repentance is scary, and Hard. Extremely hard, matter of fact. But I witness that whatever effort, or sacrifice we put forth to better align our lives with Jesus Christ. (Repent) What we will receive in return with be both Incomparable and Indescribable. "It takes as long for you to repent as it does for you to say "I'll change", and mean it."

Serving my Savior Jesus Christ is the best thing I have ever done in my life. 

Endure. Press Forward. Press On.

Love, Elder Judd

P.S. We have dinner with the Sherwoods tonight!! I love her cuz she reminds me of you mom!!  We're gonna talk about the "big hair”:)

Monday, October 10, 2016

First baptisms coming this week!

Hey! Hey! Hey!

Hello fam and friends. This week has been amazing. So sorry but I got the dates messed up last week! Tida and Eva will be getting baptized this Saturday! The 15th of October. It's sooooo crazy! And soooooo awesome!

We also challenged them to bear their testimonies this past Sunday and they did! It was a miracle, and it couldn't have been better. The Spirit was so strong, and they are truly changing. As we know, when you choose to follow Christ, you choose to be changed.  Eva and Tita both passed their interviews and next Saturday is the day! The light of Christ is simply molding them. Prophecy is being fulfilled and the very Love of God is spreading in their hearts.

We ran into a lot of crazy people this week. We ran into this one dude who was a Atheist and a Psychology major...Funny right;) He wanted to argue, and discuss so that didn't last long. A person who knows a lot about the human brain, and the wonders of the body, and yet still only believes it to be a science.  A lot of people can't explain God, so they flounder and rationalize. Told him that, and he didn't take it too well. It's okay though! 

This past week Elder Morgan and I had to take a leap of  Faith, and drop 2 investigators who could have showed promise, but were not progressing. We laid it all out there for 'em and they chose not to pick it up. It was hard. We loved both of these people very much. In return, God gave us 2 families! A family of 3, and a family of 4! What a miracle. It was truly a trial of our faith.

I love being a missionary because I am the vessel. God lives, and has called a Prophet who leads, guides, and directs the Saints.
I am always Happy.

Keep on Keepin' on

Love, Elder Judd
 Mom, these are your friends the Sherwoods from BYU.  I am in their ward!

Monday, October 3, 2016

'We still have no idea what we're doing. Thank goodness for the Spirit.'

Dear Family and Friends,

Week 9 in the books! It's crazy to think that I've been a missionary for almost 3 months!!  It's going too fast! 

Well the work here in Westlake is harvesting, just as the Lord promises.

This week is miracle week! This coming Saturday we will be having 2 Baptisms! Remember Eva Key and Tita Lawerence? Well it is their week! They are so ready, and they are so excited. I have truly came to love them so very much, and want nothing but salvation for them. We cannot wait for the time when they both will be able to go to the temple to take out their endowment. That is the main goal.

It's my Testimony that God rewards hard work. It's as simple as that. As you serve with an "eye single towards the Lord’s will”, He will grant you the desires of your heart. 
The success of Elder Morgan and I has simply happened because God has allowed it too.  Elder Morgan is a wonderful missionary, who loves his purpose, and knows it, but above all he applies it. He's a very smart, and intelligent teacher. I learn from him every day and will continue to do  so.

We still both have no idea of what we are doing. Thank Goodness for the Spirit.

I hope you all LOVED Conference as much as I did! I think we take it for granted, the chance we have to Listen to and learn from God's Chosen Prophet and Apostles. As President Monson teaches: "Whom God calls, he qualifies.”  I learned so much from every talk, and took all of it to heart. As a missionary, conference has a different meaning to you. Just remember whenever they speak, it's none of their doing, it’s all by the Spirit. 

One of my most favorite parts of Conference was watching and listening to the Missionary Choir!  I CRIED THE WHOLE TIME. To see soooooo many of my good friends with those tags on, singing those songs. It's crazy to see how we all share that same desire and testimony to serve the Lord.  That was simply just another batch of troops, preparing to be put on the front lines. They are coming, and are coming in hot…so look out Satan!

I love you, and miss you. I'm working hard, finding the elect, and Enduring to the End. Truly all thanks to God.

I love being Obedient, and seeing the POWER and blessings that come from being so. 

God lives! Your divine and merciful God and the creator of all knows you by name, and knows you personally.

How awesome is that???!!!

Hurrah for Israel

Love, Elder Judd
 Watching General Conference with an investigator
 Helping clean up a relief society enrichment activity

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Will your banner be clear?

Hello All!!!

Elder Judd huuurr! This week has been truly wonderful, fruitful, and full of MIRACLES!

Elder Morgan and I are loving it, and loving each other. 

The ward is wonderful, and they love doing missionary work! Which is the best part about it. Because member referrals means baptisms. As I said last week, Tida and Eva both have a date for October 15th. They are both so amazing, and are soooooo ready. More ready than they know. I am finding myself saying how much I truly love them all the time. And I would do anything for them. The same goes for a lot of the people in this ward. 

Along with Tida, and Eva…this passed Wednesday we tracted into this man's house named Mark! He let us in very lovingly. He is (was) a JW…we ended up teaching the restoration, and the spirit was very strong. He's in his mid 30's and lives alone. Long story short...Mark Jarbaski committed to be baptized on October 22nd. OH MY GOSH! right?? 

We have been so grateful, and find ourselves offering up more and more gratitude prayers everyday. We will continue to meet with him twice a week, and get him on his way. As we strive to begin with the end in mind, we picture every person we see whether we see them on the street, on their doorstep, or if we're teaching them a lesson. We see them all in temple white. NO MATTER WHAT. Baptism is the first step, "faith unto repentance.” 

Momma, I love being a missionary. The work is hard, but is bringing forth fruit. I can't believe the Lord has given us 3 baptismal dates already. Just trying not to be hard on myself even though I am. I can sure feel the power of the adversary everyday. Even stronger as a missionary. Make sure you let your missionaries know that. Satan hits the strong points, God hits the weak points. That's why the score is the way it is.

Working hard every day. But trying to work harder. I'm striving to be perfectly obedient, but I do find myself faltering.

It's hard, very hard. I love Elder Morgan, and all that he does. My heart it slowly but surely letting go of home.

I would like to bear you all my personal testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ. He lives, the tomb is empty, and He is coming back for his own. And he does so quickly. 

 I leave you all with this question to ponder, as you prepare to meet your maker... 

"Will your banner be clear?"

Love, Elder Judd

My first ZL

Monday, September 19, 2016

I love my companion and I love my mission

Hello All!!!

Well another week in the books! Gotta cut right to the chase!

This week was crazyyy! And amazing at the same time. My new comp as I told you last week is Elder Morgan. We met each other in the MTC and became really good friends. He is such a good missionary and am truly beginning to love him soo much. We both have been out 7 weeks! It's crazy. We're "follow up training" each other. He's from Oklahoma, and went to OU, and then BYU for a year. He's 20, which means he's a lot more mature than me. hahaha...I came to his area here in West Lake Village. It's absolutely beautiful here and it's more inland so it's farther from the ocean but it's still awesome. The people here are very similar to SLO. There are actually a lot of Jews here in West lake. Oh, and by the way these people here are filthy RICH!! Like millionaires, and BILLIONAIRES. Some of the most crazy stuff. 

Back to the work. The Lord truly works in mysterious ways, and bestows power to those who He can simply trust. Elder Morgan and I are having so much I didn't think it was allowed to have as much fun as we do. But the best part is, is that it comes from being obedient. To the mission rules, and to the Lord. We both still kinda don't know what we're doing. (No missionaries ever do) so our motto is just to work hard, be obedient, and go by the spirit. We are both imperfect missionaries who are not perfect teachers. But all we strive to do everyday is to put forth our perfect effort. 

WE ARE HERE TO HARVEST: Our first week together we taught  a lady name Tida who is the sweetest lady ever. Her husband was a member who passed away not to long ago. Very sad, but she keeps on telling us that she thinks her husband is trying to speak to her to tell her to join the church. Which is true, and more than possible. We taught her the Restoration, and invited her to be baptized on October 15th and she accepted! WE WERE SO HAPPY! After we got home from the lesson we fell to our knees to offer up a much needed "gratitude prayer"...(we offer a lot of those)
How many gratitude prayers do you offer up each day? It's pretty self explanatory. I ask you to pray for Tida every day. October 15th will come quickly and we can't wait!! 

THAT'S NOT ALL: 2 weeks before I was transferred Elder Hales and Elder Morgan set a date with a lady who is very similar to Tida! Her name is Eva Key…she's Hispanic, and is wonderful. I am truly coming to love these 2 woman so much. As I teach them, serve them, and pray for them each day. I am so blessed to be put here in Westlake with Elder Morgan. We are 2 very similar people, who have truly grown to become the best of friends. We have a desire to find the elect, which is exactly what we do. As you strive to love the lord, and be obedient, you can never be too confident, or too bold.

We are so grateful for this chance we have to serve together. And KNOW that it is not by accident at all. The Lord needed work done in this part of the vineyard that could only be done by a Morgan and a Judd. 

I am coming to love my Savior, Jesus Christ more and more everyday. I know I say this every week, but that's because it is true. This morning a I studied a little in 3 Nephi 17...I invite you all to do the same. Here it shows the divine nature, and perfection of Jesus Christ. The Nephites beg for him to stay, simply because He is who He is, and he brings the spirit that He does. PLEASE READ THAT CHAPTER.

I love being a missionary more than anything in the whole world. There's not a harder thing I have done in my life, and at the same time there is nothing I have ever done in my life that has brought more satisfaction than preparing the world for the second coming of Jesus Christ. I love you all, and pray that you all will come to love your Savior, Jesus Christ more than ANYONE, or ANYTHING.


3 Nephi 17: 15 

Love, Elder Judd

The mother of the elder in the middle posted this picture on facebook.  They live in the ward where Elder Judd is currently serving, and her son is entering the MTC this Wednesday.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Transferred and Training

Hola Amigos!!!

Week 6 went by SUPA fast! It's crazy that transfers are here...SURPRISE! I am getting transferred to West Lake Village! That's right next to Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks. It's all the way at the bottom of the mission . Apparently it's crazy wealthy. Which is crazy. Like really really wealthy. I've been talking to a lot of missionaries, and I guess that Sylvester Stallone, Will Smith, and the Kardashians live in my area! That's crazy. But I have heard about how awesome the ward is and I can’t wait.

I am very excited! My new Comp is Elder Morgan!  We are follow-up training each other! That means we both have been out 6 weeks, and President is putting us together!  I’m a little Nervous, but sooo excited!!!  I am so excited to be with Elder Morgan! I know we will do awesome together. We met each other in the MTC and became really good friends are were praying that we would be comps! 2nd mont in…look what happened!!  Another prayer answered!

I love being a missionary! Simply because of the spirit it can bring tp one’s life. We are all disciples! That means we have a life long devotion to our savior Jesus Christ. I invite you all to invite and share the Gospel with others. And pay attention to how you feel when, and after you do. You are acting as He would act, and saying what He would say. That is how you can test and measure your relationship with your Savior. It’s simply if you have a desire to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others...And you DO!

I loved that package so much!  Tell the fam I love them, and please tell Spence and Tay to email me??!!

Love you all, praying for you all.

Endure Always

Love, Elder Judd