Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Kia Whanau!!! 

This week has FLOWN by!! i can't believe i'm living my last week as a full time missionary and writing my last email! FAAAAA SO CRAZY!! 

I just wanted to tell all of you that i love you so much. i am SO grateful for the support all of you gave me. i feel it everyday. i love being a missionary and it painful thinking about leaving but i know that it my time to come home and start my next mission hahaha but really. i know there a big things planned for ALL of us together as a family. As we stick together and love each other we wil be blessed. i've learned so much about The Will of God and how we have to give up OUR will to know His. We have to give up EVERYTHING for him do SOMETHING with us. 

Can't wait to see yous next week!!!!!
May the Force be with you!
Kia Kaha 
Sister Judd....out

Monday, June 27, 2016


So Sister Taimona and i have been trying to achieve The Standards of Excellence for our mission and we needed 2 more new investigators and it was sunday...pretty hard to get. but we prayed hard and found those 2 like thirty minutes before church started!! SO EXCITED!!! we have also found another one by contacting a former investigator and talking to her friend that lives there now. YAY FOR NEW INVESTIGATORS!! we also had HEAPS of Less Active members come to church and we have been able to see them progress and come closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. MISSIONARY LIFE IS THE BEST!! i love this place and the people SO MUCH!!! words cannot even explain how serving makes me feel.

SO surreal that next week is my last pday to email but i can't wait for the adventures that are coming our way!!!
Have a great week!! 
May the force be with you!
Kia Kaha!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Zone Conference and Makariri Days!


This week has been fast!! We went to a zone conference in Tauranga and had to say goodbye to President and Sister Rudd. SO HARD! just imagine 50+ missionaries standing side by side singing God be With You till We Meet Again as they walk out of the Marae. SO MANY TEARS! SO MANY! But i just keep reminding myself that i'm going to see them soon in august at our mission reunion hahaha it's all that kept me going. they have changed my life!!! 

It's also been SOO Makariri!!!! (cold) IT'S BEEN COLD! SO COLD! and we're pushing through. we've got heaters. heated blankets. and socks! good times. 

Well whanau! 



May the Force be with you!

Kia Kaha

Sister Judd

Stake Conference

Kia Ora Whanau!

This week has gone by SO QUICK!! Sister Taimona and i have been SMASHIN IT!! it's been so fun this past week! We had stake conference this week and sister taimona and i sang in the choir. it was really nice. we're looking around for someone who has a cello so that sister taimona and i can play something together because she plays the piano! The stake conference was SO good! They talked ALL about the temple and how we need to not take the blessings of the temple for granted and that the temple is for all of us to be a part and a family. missionary work was also a MAJOR part of both of the meetings. Elder Fata form the the area seventy talked to the adults about Opening their mouths and doing all they can to do missionary work. that missionary work isn't moving as quickly as it should because members aren't helping. they should be finding and we should be teaching. it was weird thinking that soon i'll be in the MEMBER missionary category and not the FULL TIME missionary category. SO WEIRD!!! AHHHH

There isn't anything really else to update on hahah sorry! we're just going with the flow and working hard. everything's going swimmingly :) i love New Zealand and i love being a misisonary. it is the best decision i have ever made. thank you to everyone who helped me make that decision. I LOVE MY HEAVENLY FATHER AND SERVING HIM. 

I love yous! 

May the Force be with you!

Kia Kaha

Sister Judd 



It is a new transfer!! and i have a new companion!! Her name is Sister Taimona and she is from New Zealand. Literally have had SO MUCH fun with her and we've only been together for 4 days. i love her and am so excited to spend this transfer with her!!!! 

This week we visited HEAPS of people and introduced Sister Taimona to the ward. it was so fun. i am loving my area and all these people that have been prepared for us. Yesterday at church President and Sister Rudd came to our ward and bore their testimonies and it was SO good to see them. i love them so much, it was so fun laughing with them. 

We are already seeing miracles and it is only day 1 of the transfer. SO EXCITED TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON EVERYTHING THAT WILL HAPPEN THESE NEXT 5 WEEKS! i feel so good right now. this transfer is going to be SO GREAT!!! 

I GOT THE PACKAGE!! i literally almost died reading everybody's letters!! too tender for my heart. THIS JUDDLEFF AND HOOPER AND SMITH FAMILIES ARE MY FAVOURITE!!! thanks everyone for the letters! i read them every morning because they make me smile SO BIG! i can feel all the love and support that yous are sending over! 


have a good week!! i'm thinking about yous every day! 

May the Force be with you! 

Kia Kaha

Sister Judd

me and Sister Taimona right now

Sunday, May 29, 2016

What is my life?

This week i have been constantly asking myself, "what is my life?". i have been looking back on my mission and writing down things i have learned and miracles that may have slipped past my journal (because i am so slack at that) and all week i have been so confounded on my life. like HELLO i am in flippen New Zealand to start out. like what even is my life that i have been living in the most beautiful country in the world for the past 16 months? and i have been blessed amazing areas full of people who have taught me so SO much! i have made friends that i never would have met except here. i have grown spiritually to a place that i didn't even know existed and have learned so much about my Heavenly Father and how to live my life to be worthy to be in His presence one day. WHAT IS MY LIFE? and on top of all that i start my last transfer next week......the last.....melon. WHAT IS MY LIFE PEOPLE?? it is a weird life that i live here in the NZ but i love it so much. my heart actually hurts when i think about leaving behind this place and all of these people but this pain also motivates me to keep going. to keep fighting. to just keep swimming :) (sometimes i feel like we're swimming with all the dang rain we've had) 

but it's a great life. and i am beyond excited that silas gets to live this life in just a couple months!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i'm still not over my happiness hahahaha i've been litterally telling EVERYBODY that my little brother is going to Nevada on his mission!! Si, just think.......there are people in Nevada RIGHT NOW that are waiting for you to meet them! FAAAAAA that's so cool!! i can't wait. What is your life?? 

but besides me being so out of it with my life at the moment rotorua and all the people here are doing REALLY WELL!! we had such a good Sabbath yesterday and we're all just really. i never knew being this happy was possible. like up to this point in my life i have never been this happy, not even at Disneyland (even though that is a different kind of happy). i just......i'm so full. so full of happiness and joy and it surprises me because it gets more full everyday. Thanks goodness for my mission, it has saved my life and made me a happy and joyful person. AMENE! 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASSSSEEEEEEE REMEMBER ME ALL WEEK WHILST LAYING ON THE BEACH IN MEXICO!!!!! i'll buy a mango today and eat a piece all week to commemorate. 
May the Force be with you
Kia Kaha
Sister Judd...or shall i say Hermana Judd?? get it.....? mexico? 

okay byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It's Beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS

this week of emails has been so exciting!!!!! Man Graduation and a mission call! WAY TO BE SILAS! hahaha I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO NEVADA! SO COOL! 

This week we have had rain. and rain. and cold. and rain. and more cold. IT'S BEEN FUN! i've been singing Christmas songs ALL week because it's colder than Christmas time right now. but what does New Zealand winter look like my friends? green. it's always green here!!! i love it. i know that it's warm and toasty where yous are right now but i wouldn't have life any other way. i can't even fathom that may is coming to a close this week. i'm in a bit of a denial about that but i'll get over it. time just moves without any notice. i feel like i was JUST emailing yous last week! faaa so weird! 

but this week has been so good! it's the last full week of the transfer and we're working so hard! i love this area and these people and i'm so excited for all the progress that is happening right now. 

Family, my life is so good right now! i'm just chuggin along and can't wait for what the next month and a bit will bring me!! it's exciting knowing that as i work hard there will be miracles up to the very end. i'll just keep swimming :) 

Stooge you're a noob :) hahahaha
Heber your hair is so special hahaha congrats on the sports awards!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL week!
May the force be with you
Kia Kaha
Sister Judd