Friday, November 21, 2014

My LAST Letter

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My heart is so FULL!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Life's Many Blessings

November 3, 2014


I hope everyone had a great week full of blessings! I know I did!
I have so many thoughts running through my head right now and so little time! I hope everything comes out all right.  This week was one of those growing week! I grew a lot in my own knowledge and testimony of the things that I teach.  And it came from fasting this past Sunday! It is truly amazing to see how Heavenly Father answers all of our prayers!!!

We also have an amazing investigator, Titus, that wants to be baptized soon! Last Monday while we were out walking, he pulled over and said hi to us! He had just finished work. That was such an amazing thing for us to have someone we are teaching come up and say hi! He is seriously so friendly and is like our friend!! We are so blessed to know Titus! He is also teaching us!!! As we taught him the Plan of Salvation this week, we would share with him scriptures from the Book of Mormon and he would then share scriptures with us from the Bible that went right along with it! He is a champ! 
It always amazes me how God works! He puts peoples names into our mind to see--it's just our thoughts, and then we go and check on them and they are home, they really needed to talk to us, etc.  I can't ever get over how aware he is of each of us individually!!

This week for preparation day we had the opportunity to go to Arlington National Cemetery. It is amazing over there! There is definitely a spirit there. As I was pondering as to why the spirit is so strong there, I realized that each and every one of these men or women had sacrificed for our country. And this scripture came to my mind: John 15:13
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
That is truly what we should all be doing--sacrificing our time, talents, even our life sometimes, to help others to be free and to know that they are loved!  I'm so grateful for my Savior's perfect example of that!

It truly is amazing to be here on a mission!!!! Words can't express how grateful I am to be here. I'm grateful I've had the opportunity to serve...and we all can, whether we are a missionary or not!! God has a great work for all of us to do!

Love you all!
Sister Udall

Sunday, November 2, 2014

So much to say and do, so little time!!!

October 28, 2014


It was a crazy Monday last week, and the week flew by! Sorry it has been a little while since I've written. But these past two weeks have been great! We have had a really good time teaching the gospel and spreading the GOOD NEWS!!! Since there is so much to tell all of you, I'm only going to touch on some of the highlights of the past two weeks. Some fun things, and also some really neat lessons that I've learned. 

How about a few fun things first!!

We got to go to the Great Falls National Park today! It is beautiful with all the Fall leaves. While there, I thought to myself, "How am I so lucky to live in this beautiful world!"  Heavenly Father has given me everything. Absolutely everything! And even given us beautiful things to look at...and such a wide variety. I'm amazed. 

Sister Udall and her companions at Great Falls.

We also had one of our ward Halloween Parties.  It was a lot of fun and our ward had invited so many people!It was really fun! 

Sister Udall and her companions dressed up as the fairies from Sleeping Beauty.  Sister Merryweather, Sister Flora, and Sister Fauna.

And a miracle from Sunday!! It was the primary program in both wards. We were excited for all the kiddoes to perform.  One sister walked into the chapel and said, "Sisters, I invited so many people to come, but no one said they would for sure." She was bummed. I know that this sister invites her friends to things all the time.  Well, five minutes later this lady and her daughter walk into church and someone said that they were visiting. She was friends with this one sister!  Someone came! And she enjoyed church! She stayed for the whole thing and said that everyone was really nice and friendly. What a wonderful miracle!! I was so happy for her!

We also had a General Authority from the church come and speak with us on Monday (yesterday). What he said was very inspiring! He didn't have an "agenda" for the day. He said that we would create the agenda. He asked us all to write down questions that we had, or things that we hope to get out of the meeting.  Well, I wrote down a few questions, and I had a few more in the back of my  mind that I didn't write down.  By the end of the meeting, ALL of them were answered. The Spirit had touched my hearts at different times and comforted me.  I can't describe it adequately in words what I felt. But I know that God hears and answers my questions, concerns, and doubts. When we go into church with a question or a concern, I know He can touch our hearts. He did mine! 

So here is my little challenge to each one of you: Next Sunday, come to church with a question, concern, or even a hope of what you will get out of church.  I know that God will touch your heart and help you to understand what you need to know. The Spirit will help you know through the thoughts or feelings you have in church. So make your own agenda for church next Sunday! 

I'm so grateful for the Holy Ghost! He is like my best friend! And I really don't think there is a greater gift we can be given!

I love you all!
Sister Udall