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Riding on the golf cart from the Rockafellor's to the Traconis'

Dinner at the Traconis'

Dinner at the Traconis'

We helped decorate at the Peterson's

Helping a family decorate as it is pouring rain outside

Christmas Village

Delicious hot chocolate

Sis. Traconis puts quotes on spoons, how cool is that?!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hey Everyone!

So this week was amazing! I was able to meet with an Apostle of the Lord, Elder Dallin H. Oaks! That was such a neat experience. A couple things that I learned was that apostles can be really funny when they are not at General Conference. I also learned that one of the biggest mistakes that teachers make is that they assume too much. Meaning they assume that the people they are teaching already understand the basics. He suggested that even if someone said that they have been taught something, that we need to go back and reteach the basics and make sure that they understand it before we move on. If we don't, then they are going to be lost with the stuff that we are teaching. I also better understand the Sacrament and how important it is for each and every one of us and how repentance is directly related to it.

Also this week, I was able to go on exchanges with Elder Wilde, who is an awesome Elder by the way! He has so much enthusiasm and it is great! He is so much fun to work with!

Elder Holfeltz and I are also singing in the Ward choir since they were pretty low in numbers so I guess I will be singing on Christmas during sacrament.

I know that this is Christ's gospel. I know that there is a prophet on the Earth today and I am so grateful for the knowledge and the guidance that we are given through latter-day prophets. I know that the Book of Mormon is truly Another Testement of Jesus Christ. I know that as we work hard and are obedient, we will be blessed.

Thank y'all for all of your love and support!

I love and miss y'all!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Elder Rudd

This kid in our ward makes Christmas cards for a charity.

Elder Rudd & Elder Castillo

My family line: From left to right in order of oldest. 
Elder Wight, Elder Miles, Elder Rudd, Elder Urey, Elder Adams, Elder Gibson! 
Now that is a long missionary family tree!!

Money Pit is a really cool restaurant we ate at in Escondido.

Christmas Tree!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Another Great Week!

Hey everyone!

This week was great! We saw many miracles. I have such a testimony that the Lord leads us to the right places at the exact times that we are needed. I know that because, this week, we felt like we should stop by this one member's home and so we did and we were able to share a message with them that they needed at that moment in their life. Also, we were able to stop by an investigator and be there at the right time to be able to answer some of their questions.

Also this week, we finished the set lessons with the Davis' and are now going to meet with them and help them to progress towards baptism.

This week, we have the opportunity to hear from on of the Apostles, Elder Dallin H. Oaks and to receive council from him. I really looking forward to that, it will be such a neat experience!

I am so grateful to be here and to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that the Spirit can work in each of our lives and can help us to feel of Christ's Atonement! I know that as we study the words of the prophets, we will be able to find answers to our questions and the trials that we are having in our life! I know that the Book of Mormon is true, how could it not? It is such an amazing feeling when you read and truly ask if it is true or not and then receive the answer that it is!

I am so grateful for all of your love and support!

I love and miss y'all!
Elder Rudd

Our investigator's Dog

Biking up a super tall hill and we found an awesome view.
That is pretty much my whole area.