Missionary work and Musems

by heavenlycheese

Elder Wood at Paine Mansion

Oshkosh Wisconsin

This week was not as busy as last week,  the ” mong” investigator we met with last week was unable to meet with us and when we called the ward leadership and single sisters they could not meet with us until next week.  Everybody is so busy and we totally understand, we know we will be able to visit with them soon. The young man we were reviewing the lessons with need to go to interviews for a new job and was unable to meet with us.

We felt is was the perfect time to get out and visit some of the city and get to know the area better.  We visited the Paine Museum it was wonderful.  This house is amazing.  It was built by an early settler in the English Manor style.  Each room is decorated in a different period of English history.  I could not believe all the detail that went into this house and because of the Wall Street Crash and World War Two they never even lived in the mansion.  We really enjoyed it.  We also went to the Oshkosh Public Museum  and seen another interesting house and we were able to see a Prophet Clock and watch how all the figures worked at the chiming of each hour.

There was some good missionary news, we visited with a young man and his family and he agreed to come to the CES fireside at Bishop Rhodes home on September 9th.  Jordan came and listened to Elder Holland’s talk and was very impressed.  He told us he will start coming to the Young Single Adult Branch.  He is such a good young man we will have to keep working with him and encouraging him then hopefully the spirit will help him realized this is just what he needs to give direction and purpose to his life.

We had to speak in Sacrament meeting this last Sunday.  That is always a challenge but things went well.    We will soon be working with another young man at the university to review the missionary discussions and trying to get another young sister who lives up north interested in coming back to church.  So even though there are a few days we are not super busy there is always something in the works.

Today was our 48th anniversary Elder Wood took me to dinner.  We are so happy to be serving a mission at this time.


Elder and Sister Wood