June 4, 2018


San Marcos, Ocotepeque, Honduras (San Marcos Branch)


Elder Carranza

3 Areas in 1 Transfer

Hola todos! Que loco va?! Ya estoy en otro area. Ya tengo 4 areas en la mision y solo tengo 6 meses jaja. I can't believe I have already been in 4 areas in less than 6 months. It has been a crazy week down here in Honduras! I don't have much time to write because I'm in a new trio and I'm writing on a very small laptop that we all have to share and we have to go back to change from our soccer game we had this morning. But ya its been crazy! Last Tuesday we received a new missionary out of nowhere and I thought they were going to send me with him but then they didn't send me. When I heard about that, I figured that President Bush would keep me in San Pedro Sula, which I was happy with too. But then on Thursday we got a call that I needed to have an interview with President. In my interview he told me he would be sending me to an area called San Marcos in the Merendon stake about 1 hour west of San Pedro Sula. San Marcos is in the State of Ocotepeque and is right on the border of Guatemala and El Salvador. President told me that he and the Assistent's to the President have prayed a lot about where they should put me and they have decided that I need to go to San Marcos. San Marcos is a small branch out here in the area of Cofradia. One of the biggest goals that we are trying to accomplish in our mission is create a stake in Cofradia. One of the major milestones that has to happen in order for a stake to be created is that the San Marcos branch needs to become a ward. My companionship has been tasked with helping the branch become a ward within the next 6 months. What the branch lacks is worthy Priesthood holders. On Saturday I left San Pedro Sula and arrived in San Marcos and I'm enjoying it so far! I haven't seen much of the area but I'm super excited to learn more about it. Luckily we have a small LDS chapel and we had a pretty good attendance on Sunday. I'm excited to get to know the area and work hard. I am companions now with Elder Carranza from El Salvador who has about two months left on his mission and I'm also with Elder Maynez from Orem, Utah and he goes home early this change in 10 days which is crazy! It's been hard with all of the changes this transfer but I really have learned a lot about trusting the Lord. I'm beginning to understand the absolute importance of humbling ourselves and trusting in the Lord's will. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be a part of the Lord's work to serve him and love him and teach others about him. Sometimes the Lord's will isn't our own but I know that as we trust in his will he will bless us in all things. I'm so sorry for such a short letter this week but I really don't have anymore time and we need to get back to the house to change but I promise I will write a better letter next week. I love you all and have a great week!
Elder Ludlow


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