Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What is this whole "winter" thing?

(I do NOT know where he got this suit, sun glasses and tie. Maybe he snuck it out of his dad's closet. It looks just like the one Steve wore the day we got married!!! Elder 70's Disco Halloween costume???)

So this whole past week has really been pretty awesome. We had a lot of great lessons (and even some blessings) the whole time. Wednesday was zone conference. It was amazing (as usual haha). We watched part of a documentary called "Journey of Faith". Its all about Lehi and Nephi and they're journey to the promised land. It was actually really really cool. I highly recommend it...if you like documentaries. But than we talked about how yes, it's really interesting and proves a lot, but will it help strengthen our testimony? no. We can look at all the facts in the world as to how the Book of Mormon is true, but we won't know for sure until we do as Moroni prompts us to. Which is to read and pray about it. Pretty awesome. On Thursday, we did an exchange with an AP (assistant to president). He came down from 4:30 Thursday to 4:30 Friday. We were in a three-some. It was really a lot of fun. There was a lot I can learn from Elder Hoxie. He's a great missionary. As soon as that exchange ended, we had another exchange where Elder Selden went to Rupert and Elder Wenzel came to Paul with me. We had a lot of fun. Elder Wenzel is super funny/awesome. And he's Canadian! eh! Our week was topped yesterday when we went to a lesson of somebody we've been teaching for a while, and the 1st thing she said to us was, "I want to be baptized. In three weeks. I've been reading the Book of Mormon and praying and I want to get baptized and change my life" WOW! So that was pretty amazing. Well I gotta run. Hope you all enjoy Halloween. I'm banking on people trick-or-potatoing here. haha.
Love ya all!
-Elder Woods

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bob Obla's Law Blog‏ (He name's 'um)

So this week hasn't been the greatest week, but its still been great. I think this weird change in weather hit me because I was sick for a few days. No bueno. But! Work still did get done. We had some awesome awesome lessons with some cool people. And on Sunday we had a guy come up to us at church and say, "I want to be baptized" (it makes it more fun if you say it with a spanish accent and emphasize the i in baptize haha). But its been fun. I really wish I could put pics up, but this library is also no bueno. So I'll try to send some home or something. Sorry this weeks short. I love ya all! -Elder Woods

A quote from an e-mail to Jennifer "So I think I've changed my "no junk policy" haha. I don't get as much junk in this area as the last. In Oakley, every house was like, "here! have a pumpkin! and some pie! and candy! and one of our children!". But this areas different. haha.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Picture Update

We received Brad's SD card and a few new pictures. It is a "Holy Snows-us Batman" moment indeed as Elder Woods has said.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The City of Rocks
So transfers were on Wed, except we transfered Tuesday since I am in the same zone. I already somewhat knew Elder Selden (pretty cool guy), and saw our new area. We cover Paul/Heyborne. We met some of the people and they seem pretty cool. Alot of newly wed or nearly dead. haha. Friday was one of my favorite days of my mission because of one amazing event I'll never forget. We had taught Shawnee Hardman in Grouse Creek a few weeks back, and her baptism was on Friday. This was also my sister Emily's birthday. Happy Birthday!!! I went down to Oakley with Elder Felesi (from Hawaii. ya!) and we got to attend that. When we entered the door of the stake center, Bishop Tanner said to me, "Elder Woods. Are ya ready to get wet?". [my initial response] "what the crap?!" haha. Apparently, her Grandpa was going to baptize her, but broke his leg or something the day before and I was the next choice. I had the honor or baptizing Shawnee Hardman. A girl and event I will never forget. I hope I see her again some day down the road. So that was pretty crazy. But the next day and SUPER crazy! Almost 2 feet of snow!!! What?! IT was insane! I had received my warm clothes stuff a little earlier. Perfect timing! It snowed heavy the entire day! But the next day it had already began to melt. Today its almost gone. But it was pretty insane. Gave me a little preview of winter. So this weeks been crazy, but pretty awesome. I hope all is well for you all. I love ya tons.
-Elder Woods

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Star Wars and the Book of Mormon

Hello my friends!
How is everyone. Good? I'm so glad to hear it. So we are no longer in Oakley. We will miss it tons. People down there are just different, and by different, I mean amazing. I am now in Paul, which is actually in the same zone, just the other district. The zone leaders actually now cover Burley West and Oakley. and since we go on exchanges with the zone leaders...Oakley, I'll be back! haha. Pretty sweet. Elder Tanner is going all the way out to Baker, Oregon. He literally couldn't be on the transfer bus any longer. haha. My new companion is named Elder Seldon. He's one of the rare ones that ISN'T from Arizona. How strange. haha. He's from Minnesota. I've actually done some stuff with him on p-days and stuff so I kinda already know him. Other than that, not much new. I don't know about you, but I thought conference was all kinds of amazing. I absolutely loved it. Well, I gotta run. Sorry no pics, we're at the library again. I got some sweet ones at City of Rocks, so stay tuned next week...on Brads Blog! haha

(A little bit of wisdom from Brad's e-mail to me today. I mentioned the mess America is in and how all the lessons we need to get back on track are in the Book of Mormon.
BRAD'S RESPONSE: "I think two things that will really help America, is to read the Book of Mormon, and watch Star Wars Episode 3. Obama=Senator Palpatine. haha. " How can I argue with that logic!!!