Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Howdy mogwah!

Good day everyone! I hope all is well as we go into the holiday season. It's funny to think about last year as I was working at Target, and looked at the holiday season with great fear. (for VERY good reason). But now I'm super excited. Except for the cold thing. ugh....Anyways! This week has been good. We've taught a TON of great lessons and met some really cool people. Saturday was the baptism of Jessica Speth. We've taught her for a while and she's way way awesome. It was a great baptism. Thanksgiving sounds so awesome for us! Like 9 or 10 families have invited us over. So I think we'll have to roll home that night. haha. Sorry this entry is short. Hope Thanksgiving goes great for all of you. Love ya tons!
-Elder Woods

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Hope Lightening Doesn't Strike!!

Hey yall!
Things are pretty crazy here. Transfers were INSANE! We were told three different days we were gonna transfer. It was really confusing and a big mess. My new comp is Elder Lyle and I dodged the senior comp bullet cause he's the district leader. Fri was my 6 month mark, and a tie was indeed burned and is now in tie spirit world. It and Abinadi have a lot in common. P-day we found Kimima Wind caves. Pretty awesome stuff. After the entrance, it opens up and goes for miles. There was parts where we had to crawl on our stomachs, but it was pretty sweet. This sat we have a baptism. Its gonna be amazing. The work here is great. Sorry this entry is pretty short. I'm pretty short on time. Hope all is well and I love you all! -Elder Woods

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm Thankful For...

I opened my email yesterday and received these cute pictures from Sister Deb Roundy. Brad looks like such a shrimp (is he shrinking?). He was on a split with Elder Wenzel and lucked into a goodbye brunch for him. Thank you Sister Roundy.

In other news, Steve and I received this yesterday and were set apart. We will be released the same time that Brad is. We have so much to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bowled Over

Hello! This week has been so awesome! We've had some awesome lessons, met some super cool people, and did alot of service. But Saturday was really the highlight. It was basically the most fun day of my mission. We helped at the Special Olympics Idaho Bowling competition. We each covered two lanes and multiple bowlers and were there to encourage, help, and ensure a good time. Basically it was 3+ hours of cheering, clapping, jumping up and down (more so me. Not too many other elders did that one. haha), and hanging out with the coolest kids on the earth. The kid who is super happy [see picture] was one of my favorites and taught me a HUGE lesson. We would get that excited EVERY BOWL. The thing is, his score was about a 3. He couldn't have cared less what his score was, he just had an absolute blast being there and being able to bowl! He was so awesome! IT really was just a ton of fun. I made some great friends I can't wait to see again. Well, I hope all is well for all of you. I learned we have a new african american pres and that Prop 8 passed. I was so happy about Prop 8. Well, I love you all and miss ya tons!
-Elder Woods

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Le Boag

Happy day one and all!

This week has been pretty dang sweet. We had interviews on thursday, in which president made it sound like I would be staying here in Paul and probably going senior companion. In the words of MXPX "responsibility, whats that? responsibility not quiet yet." haha. Oh well, I'll do whatever he wants me too. But we did a TON of service that day. We painted two houses cielings! It was way fun. Except for now my tag has tons of little white specks on it, but it kinda makes it look like its in space, so I dig it. haha. We set a date later that day too. YA! haha. Friday was WAY fun. It was basically like another p-day. We carved pumpkins (mine sucks so its not featured. but others did amazing...and not so amazing. haha)
We went to a few trunk-or-treat parties and it was a blast. Saturday was a big day. Infact, it was almost a national holiday. It was my 1 year mark of having short hair! Can you believe that one year ago my hair was almost to my sholders? haha. Crazy!
So This week has been great. 3 new invistigators, a date (almost 2) and alot of great work. Its awesome. Well, I gotta run. Hope all is well for all of you! Love ya tons!
-Elder Woods
One of our bishops dressed up
A sweet sunrise

A random death machine