Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Best Letter EVER

Hey everyone!

So this week has been great. We've had some really good progress with some awesome people out here and a few are close to baptism.

This morning it was snowing pretty hard. Which is WAY insane, but cool to see again since it didn't stick around.

So yesterday I received to best letter I've ever got on my mission. (no offense mom - non taken). I got a letter from an investigator we baptized in Weiser inviting me to go through the temple with him and his wife as they are sealed for time and eternity. That is the real goal of baptizing families, to see them together forever. I was so excited to get that letter and will be even happier to walk with them through the Boise temple. I think it's like April 23rd or something. I dunno, but I'm really excited.

Well the 3rd companion thing never happened so it looks like it will just be Cobb and I tearing it up.

Well I hope everyones week is good.

I love ya all!

-Elder Woods

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Brad's No Blog Blog

Look how much they have grown.

Brad won't recognize Lexi and Landon.



So, once again Brad sent a very short email and no blog post. This is what he instructed me to share:

"if you wanna write something on the blog, write we have been working SUPER hard and have seen success. And that either this week or next week, we'll be getting a 3rd companion. A good friend of mine I'm excited to see again. I'll have a good blog next week.

I love you tons Mom!

Love-Elder Woods"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eight Thumbs Up

Hey everyone!

So this week was really good. The major highlight was on Saturday, we had a baptism. IT was really cool. IT was two young boys (11 and 8) who were really excited to be baptized. The bishop baptized both of them, and Elder Cobb and I spoke. Then they surprised us by saying that they would be confirmed that day and they wanted us to
do it. haha. We each confirmed one. The best part of it, was yesterday we saw one of the boys playing with some neighborhood kids and he came up to us and told us how cool it is to have to Holy Ghost and how he feels so different. IT was awesome.

The area is doing awesome too. We have a ton of work and more baptisms on the way. Well that's about it for this week.

I love you all!

-Elder Woods

P.S. The pics
1) Baptism
2) the top of a mountain here in Marsing.
Pretty cool pic I thought.

Come join us at our home for a welcome home party for Elder B-rad, Saturday April 17th 5:30 to 8:30 pm (email for directions).

Elder Woods will be speaking in the Augusta Ranch 1st Ward on Sunday, April 18th @ 1:00 pm. The building is located on the corner of Madero & Crismon Rds., in Mesa.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Baptism "Home Run" in Homedale

I can't believe it's been 2 years since this letter came.

So the tiny emails continue and this week B-rad didn't even send a blog post. So, here is the majority of the email we received. As the weeks get shorter, so goes the information.

Thats cool about speaking on the 18th, I'll start
preparing...on the 17th. haha. The bbq on the 17th sounds cool to me.

Homedale is awesome. We have so much work, ITs way tight. We cover 4 wards and a branch. We haven't made it out to the branch yet cause I guess it's pretty far. Comp is way cool. He's been out like 13-14 months. We have one baptism this Sat. and a few more coming up. Man, that's crazy about Jen being 30. I'll have to send her a card. Well hey, I'll get you more info on the going away deal. (Steve and I were invited to his going away dinner and are personally escorting Elder Woods home).
Actually, You'll probably be getting some in the mail this week from the Mission Office now that I think about it. I had to fill out some info about the Bishop and Stake Pres. and stuff so that might have a schedule or something. I dunno.
But hey, I actually have to get running. We got some appointments real
soon. I love you mom!
Love -Elder Woods

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In Home-deezy fo sheezy

Hey everyone!

So I got transfered to my new area in Homedale with Elder Cobb and we are having a blast. It's actually kinda fun shotgunning an area. We have to search out the bishop and ward mission leaders and stuff. But we are working like crazy that's for sure. haha. We got into the area and found that there is a healthy amount of work here. So really that's what we've been doing. Just trying to find our way around. haha. But so you all know, its going awesome.

Love ya!

Elder Woods

Brad sent this in his very short email to me -"You'll probably see my emails get shorter and shorter, but it's cause I really don't wanna think to much of home, plus I'll be able to talk to you non-stop in a few weeks.
I'm going to hold him to the non-stop!!!!