Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Elder Rudd & Horrocks with Rosie at her baptism

The Walters & Us at Cassie's Baptism

Email 5.31


What a great week. The casper zone is on fire! We just topped and destroyed some records. We taught so many lessons this week. It was awesome! We are very very excited to start this new month tomorrow and start on our new goals!! :) We are so excited. Good stuff going on. I am starting to get really sad when i am starting to realize in three weeks I will most likely not be in casper anymore. it is such a bummer. i love casper so much. It is a great place to serve and have so many wonderful relationships with people here. I love casper so much. I have learned so much here and the casper zone is like my baby I dont want any body else to have it. :) So what I am selfish its a good selfish. :)

Sunday- me and elder horrocks were asked to speak in sacrament. We spoke on the natural man. It was definitely an interesting topic to speak on. We were trying to find out how we could speak on it without rebuking the entire ward. It was an awesome sunday though. We had cheri brantley come to church. Cheri is an awesome lady she has a ton of health problems but she will be baptized. I am so grateful to her she has taught me so much about life and just everything in general. Usaully about once or twice a week we go over and walk with her around her trailer park and it has been very good. Our talks went very well and she really enjoyed them. :) Our ward mission leader brother hadsell blessed his baby and asked us to be in the circle to bless the new baby. :) So much good happening. I love it all.

Well on P-day yesterday we had a crazy day. At 9 am we had a breakfast with the burgess family in the ward, they are so cool. We had chocolate gravy. My second time having it. It is crazy!!! I love it though. Its made with like 4 sticks of butter, cocoa, creme thats it! Crazy stuff!!! But its so heavy. I could only eat two mini waffles of the stuff. But woah. i sent a pic home of it.

Next week we are heading to Rapid for Zone Leader Council again. It is really needed. It is such a spiritual re charge for all of us. Most Zl's call in zone leader retreat. But I am so excited to be with President and Sister Layton and to hear their council and advice.
I am now a homeade pizza officianto. :) I love cooking! :) I have set up dinner appointments where I am the one cooking. :) It has been alot of fun.

I have come to realize alot on my mission of how the gospel has strengthened me and my family. the foundation that all of us want in our lives only comes through the savior jesus christ and no one else. The gospel is true .. what else matters. brothers and sisters open your eyes and your ears and most of all your hearts. the truth stands before us all. We have this message, Embrace it. love it. Learn of it.

I did get the package. I loved it! I do need more stamps though if you could. :) Please. Tell ryan his long awaited letter is in the mail. Please tell people to write me. I am getting mail pretty good. but I always enjoy more. I love the gospel so much.

Its all true.

Elder Michael Corey Rudd

Wednesday, May 25, 2011



Well to start of HOLY BUCKETS WE HAD A BAPTISM!!! Rosie Rodriguez was baptized on saturday!! She had told us that the family in the 6th ward that she wanted to be here was gone and after we looked into it a little bit we found out that they were still in town and called her and said "rosie the olsens are in town we could do your baptism tomorrow if you still want to she was crying and telling me that their is alot of family issues going on right now. Then got a call later that day about 5 o'clock and she said "LETS DO IT TOMORROW" So at 730 at the stake center that night she was interviewed by our district leader Elder Woffinden and then at 7 O'clock pm the next day she was baptized by some guy named Elder Rudd and then on sunday was confirmed by Brother Olsen in the 6th Ward!! :)))))))) sO EXCITING. Probably the best weekend of my mission ever!!! Diana Orellana (4th ward spanish investigator) was baptized last sunday the 15th and was confirmed on sunday the 22nd. Because we have to do convert confirmations on sundays. But holy buckets!! She had me to the confirmation too. So on Saturday i got to baptize Rosie and on sunday I got to stand in the circle when rosie was confirmed and then I got to Confirm Diana! Holy Buckets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Love being a missionary!! It was such a good week!!! Pictures are being sent by the way!!

Well holy buckets elder valentine went home how weird is that. I have about as much time as he had when he was in mesa. I bet that was a way good visit. I really liked those two Elders. I would of loved to serve with Either one of them. Elder Horrocks reminds me alot of Elder Valentine actually. But those two Elders will have to come down and visit some more. I really enjoy it all. i love doing what we do. I could knock on doors all day long. :) Really I could. Not when I am not a missionary. There is bunch of guys here doing the security systems and they knock like 12 hours a day. NO WAY!

Last night was a blast. We had planned a Night with the Bunns. Investigator family that dad (jeremy) cant give up word of wisdom. And because of word of wisdom issues he has minor concerns like Prophets, Tattoos, Teleprompters in Conference. They whole family wants to be baptized but they are all waiting on Jeremy. Mariah (mom) has gotten rid of her piercings has gotten rid of all her teas and cleaned up so crazy awesome. Her girls are starting to dress more modestly. But we had a food night planned that I came in and cooked!! By the way I am known in the mission as two things "Papa Rudd" and "Elder that flipped car" But Papa Rudd because I cook so much. But for the bunns I bough some 56 cent pizza dough made that up and made pizza's and calzones for the bunns oh man so good!!! I was so proud of my food. They ask me who taught you? I said momma dont raise no fool. I love to cook so much. I am exactly like you mom. I love it. I love seeing others enjoy it. I tell ya momma. We will have to do a Iron Chef Cook- Off when I get home. I have honed my skills and am pretty proud of my skills. Your going down! :) I love you though! But it was a blast and while we were cooking got to talk about so much with them. I made some killer pizzas and they were dying over how well I knew how to cook. I told them I didnt get this big from cereal and mac and cheese. :)

Elder Horrocks is from Pocatello, Idaho. He is so awesome. He was in band in High School called the Ice Cold Crickets. :) Crazy huh! He is way awesome though I love Elder Horrocks. The zone is doing so well. I am going to be really bummed if I get transferred which probably is going to happen!! :( I love casper so much. But the bummer thing is!! ITS STILL SNOWING SOME DAYS!!! one day will be 75 degrees beautiful two days later. 30 degrees snowing! I am like come on!! Give me a Break!!!

When Bishop Linford announced that I would be confirming Diana on Sunday he said and "Bishop Rudd will be confirming Diana today" Everyone was just dying laughing and he did not catch on. So I have been recruiting counselors and Elders Quorm President for the Casper 1st 1/2 Ward. It was way funny. He still hasnt caught on.

The Linfords. Bishop's Son and Daughter in law that I told you about last week are getting a Divorce and she is taking the kids and moving to Colorado. :( So sad. She is a little mentally crazy and we feel so bad for the whole family.

Lavaughn Bushmaker- She should be getting baptized soon. She will not decide on a date. So we are meeting with her on thursday and going to try and resolve any concerns at all with her. Hopefully set a date. :)

I love the gospel so much. I cant imagine my life without it. I would not have all that the lord has given me for sure. I am a child of god and the lord has sent me here to Casper, Wyoming and to the South Dakota Rapid City Mission because he loves me and loves those who I am to touch and see. I love you all so much. never forget THE CHURCH IS TRUE.... WHAT ELSE MATTERS!!!

I love you

Elder Michael Corey Rudd

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Companion

Hey Hey Hey

Well I am so excited to have my new companion Elder Horrocks! I love the guy. Well this week has been nothing but busy busy busy. Havent had time to do much work this week yet because of the transfers and all the business that has been going on. But I sure am having a good time. I am so relaxed! I finally get to be myself now. I finally get to let my hair down again. Me and Elder Horrocks are getting along so well. its awesome. Tomorrow we have zone conference in casper for just the casper zone. Me and Elder Horrocks are giving a training and President and Sister Layton. It will be way good. We are excited. I love zone conference. It looks like most likely that I will be transferred to gillette at the end of this transfer. We will see though. I am not sure. But about 95% sure.

I am glad to hear that you are all getting some rest from thing 1 and thing 2. I miss those two so much. I want to squeeze them so bad. I love those cuties! I loved hearing from them and seeing their cute faces on sunday. I cant believe that riley is getting so big! She is such a big girl! :)

So crazy crazy crazy. Last night at our dinner appointment sis linford (bishop linfords daughter in law) fed us and she told us that she realized that the church was not for her and she took off her garments!!!!!!!! Me and Elder Horrocks were baffled. She believes the church is true still just wants to drink and wants to do whatever she wants.

Brothers and Sisters. Yes we have a lot of rules. But we have a lot of rules to keep us safe!!! We would not have these things if heavenly father did not love us and I promise you that he knows what is best for us! :) I love the gospel. i love it so much. It is a protection it is a comfort. I am so lucky to be a member of this church. i love all that the gospel is and I know it is true!!

The gospel is true what else matters!

It is going to be short one today. Dont have much to say other than what I mean the most I love you

I love you all

Elder Michael Corey Rudd