Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Blog

Happy holidays! I hope everything was well with you all! I had my 1st white Christmas. I think it would have been alot cooler if it hadn't been snowy for like weeks, so it kinda just looked like another day that sucked to drive in. Except WAY cooler! I got to call home, which was WAY awesome. I am currently preparing to be transfered out to Payett with my new comp Elder Reese. So I finally have to say good-bye to Paul and the Burley Zone. Paul has officially been my longest area. 2 transfers. haha. (I get moved alot and love it.) But I've been in the Burley zone almost 6 months. Pretty awesome. So now I'm going to the complete other side of the mission. I'm way excited. A major plus is everyone says, "oh, its warmer out there and they have less snow" WOOOHOOO!!!! haha. I've gotten pretty good at driving in snow though. Well, I gotta run. Hope all is well for all of you. Love ya tons and talk to ya next year!
-Elder Woods
p.s. Pictures 1. Burley Zone 2. The Andersons, coolest people in Idaho and 3. My fearless zone leaders elder Felesi and Selden. haha

Monday, December 29, 2008

A Very Bradley Chrismas

Brad didn't send a post this week so I thought I would post a few pictures of Christmas' past. Enjoy the journey of the good, the bad and the UGLY hair!! (We did talk on Christmas and he is so, so great)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

10 Degrees and Freezing

Elder Cowand

Elder Lehman

Hello everyone!

My time is very limited today, but I'll do my best. We've been very blessed to do service every day. We have been working at a thing called "cassia christmas council". We've been putting baskets together and handing them out to less fortunate families. Its absolutly amazing to feel a piece of the giving and charity that Christ so freely gave us all. On monday, we had a mission Christmas devotional. The 1st half was a talent show. There were a TON of awesome talents ranging from Piano solos, to poems, and even a song on guitar about the movie Hook! Way awesome. I did a drum solo. (Happy birthday mom!) I'm going to try to get a video out somehow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj2NAiyuvvk It was pretty cool. The second half was all about Christ. We sang christmas songs and told the story of his birth and life. It was amazing. I really am blessed to be here during the Christmas season. Hope all is well. Sorry this blog is short.
Love ya tons!

-Elder Woods

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Snow!!! Hooray?

Hello everyone! How is everyone? I hope well. This week has been pretty awesome. Last Tuesday, we went to the temple (amazing) and we did a scavenger hunt I put together. I lost my original so I'll try to find it and put a copy on here. It was way fun. On Wednesday we went and set up for this thing called "festival of trees". It looked pretty awesome. On Thursday, we went to it! haha. Way cool. Tree's sold for $1000's and all the proceeds went to the local hospital. Pretty amazing charity. Friday we had zone conference. I had to watch Elder Cowand and Elder Lehman give there final testimony. It was hard, they are two of my favorite elders. But, I also got to watch Kung Fu Panda. Way funny. It felt weird to just sit and watch a movie. The whole time I was like, "man, I have somewhere to be" haha. But it was awesome. On Saturday, we had stake conference. Priesthood and adult session were great. Sunday was really really good. We had stake conference and than the Christmas devotional. Which I thought was just amazing. I could listen to Utchdorf for hours. He should narrate books. haha. Other than all that, we have had some great lessons and got some new investigators. Its been amazing. We're getting hooked up with a free tree too! WOO!! haha. Well, I lova ya'll tons!

-Elder Woods

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy December

Hey yall! How's dem dare tankgiven stuff treatin ya? haha. I hope well. My thanksgiving was super fun. In the morning, all the elders in the zone met up and played volleyball, then we came back to our apartment and made waffles. Then we did something I never thought or imagined I would do on a mission. We (all 19-20 year old guys) played hide and seek. Holy mad it was fun though! haha. We played tons of variations like sardines, and zombie, and man it was crazy. haha. (I know, it sounds super weird. But trust me, tons of fun.) After that, my comp and I went out to the McCurdy's and ate some turkey. Way good. They were watching Wall-E while we put a HUGE puzzle together. It was pretty fun. Than my comp and I met up with the Rupert elders and went out to a family named the Shirts and ate there. TONS of fun. Played board games and air hockey. So my T-day was really a lot of fun. The next night, we met up with the Rupert elders again and went out to the big Rupert Christmas celebrations. This is where the pics are from. The 1st is blury you might say, true. But doesn't it remind you of the saturday night live opening? haha. The next one was the firework show and christmas tree. Santa came and turned all the lights on. Pretty swell. The last one is me and Elder Gebhart. You might notice I look like an eskimo and he is wearing a light jacket. ya, I'm from Arizona and he's from Minnisota. haha. He's an awesome kid though I love him. Other than the parties and stuff, the work is going great. I'm loving every minute of it ( I think I'd love it MORE if it wasn't so cold) but hey, I'm hoping I'll get used to it so when I get home I can wear shorts year round. Whoo! haha. Well, I love ya'll tons and hope all is well for ya!

-Elder Woods

Monday, December 1, 2008

Turkey Eating Pants Needed

So I have a new favorite friend from Paul, Idaho. Sister Deb Roundy has been sending me pictures of my cute son lately. Almost all of the pictures are of Brad eating (I hope he is fitting some missionary work in between meals along with learning how to put an elastic waistband on his pants). You just gotta love the members in Idaho!!!