Hey! Hey! Hey!
Elder Judd here!
Hope ya'lls week was great! The work here in SLO was "SLO" once again. haha...
It's crazy to think I've been in the field for almost 6 weeks! It's crazy to think this is almost the end of my first transfer! Elder Christenson does not think we will be together because this next transfer would be his 3rd transfer here. Not gonna lie, the people of SLO California are really growing on me. My love for every person here grows each day as I strive my best to serve them day in and day out .
SLO is soooo weird. It is definitely not Utah! Their are so many homeless people here it crazy. Everyday we have some of the funniest/strangest/scariest interactions! We also had an encounter with a JW. One word....craaaaazzzzzzaaaaaayyyyyy
Had some disappointing news this week...So remember Angela and her family from last week? We actually met with her this week and taught her the Restoration. The spirit was strong, and then her phone rang. She answered it and said it was an emergency and she had to go. So that made me a little bummed. After she left we got a really long text from her saying that she couldn’t meet with us anymore. Her husband does not like us, and hates it when any of his family talks about God. It's so sad. She had a miscarriage a couple of weeks ago right before we met. As we were teaching we centered all we said on the family. She got emotional, and the Spirit began to work. She was happy and relieved to hear what we had to say about eternal families. We just didn't quite get to the part of what her role is, and how to make that a reality. Then the phone rang, and we left. And then got the text. She's been married twice, and has two boys. She said her husband and the 13 year old boy do not get along. She told us that he goes to a class once a week to help with post traumatic stress. So that made us even more sad. Please keep Angela and her family in your prayers. And that her husband will have a change of heart.
The Lord works in mysterious ways. It’s crazy to see all the different ways he works! So many tender mercies, and miracles that keep us going everyday. I love being a missionary, and love serving my Savior. Sunday was great, and we had the wonderful opportunity to fast! We both bore our testimonies on member missionary work, and it was AWESOME!
EVERY little thing you have in your life, including the Gospel of Jesus Christ, was given to you by God. He asks in return that you share it.
I ask you to share it. One's true test of their own Personal Conversion, is based on their desire to share the Gospel of Jesus of Christ with others.
The Lord CAN guide our footsteps. But only if we are moving.
I love you all, and am praying for you. Remember who you are. I know Joseph Smith saw God the Father, and his beloved son Jesus Christ. Our unique message to the world is that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ restored this church through a boy. Joseph also received Priesthood power, that same Priesthood power Christ used to do what He did.
The church is true.
Love, Elder Judd