This is the story of a couple of Woods and their wild adventures sharing the gospel in Wisconsin.

Month: November, 2012

Prayers Answered

Elder Wood Studying

These last few weeks have indeed been a time to remember and give thanks to the Lord.  The blessings Elder Wood and I have appreciated the most are the spiritual blessings.  Our prayers were answered when our granddaughter returned home and is improving daily after having to be but in a drug induced coma and taken by ambulance, life flight was grounded that day because of snow, to Primary Children’s Hospital because of a life threatening reaction to a prescribed medication.  The blessing came from the peace and comfort the Holy Ghost brought to our hearts as we felt everything would be okay.  We have been blessed with the best family in the whole world.

We were challenged to find new investigators this last week at District Meeting.  We have been trying to do all that is asked of us.  We were told that if we had Faith that the Lord would help us He would.  We studied and prayed and then went to teach a less active sister.  While we were there her sister-in-law and brother were invited by Elder Wood to come in and listen to the lessons.  They are not members of the church but told us at the end of the lesson they would like to receive the missionary lessons.  Again we were blessed and our prayers were answered.

Our young nineteen year old investigator, Tim seemed a little uncertain and unsure last week.  We felt impressed to review the first and second lessons with him and again teach him how to pray.  Prayer is very foreign to him because he has never prayed in his life.  But he did commit to try to pray.  We know he will be blessed and prayer will become a life line to him. He is also reading the Book of Mormon.   Our meeting went well.  We listened to the Spirit and we were blessed.

On Thanksgiving day I felt a little under the weather and so Elder Wood and I decided just to stay at our apartment and rest up a little bit and relax.  Then we received a phone call from a sister we had prayed about and had been trying to visit.  She told us we could come over in the afternoon.  We gladly accepted and by the time we returned back to our apartment I felt so much better.  Again we had been blessed and our prayers were answered.  We love the Lord and His gospel so much, we love serving Him and living close to the Spirit.  We are so blessed.


Walk In The Park

Brisk Day At Park

I am sorry I did not get to my blog last week.  We had a very busy and a very good week.  Okay, I know it is an excuse but at least it is a good excuse.  This last week we had the opportunity of meeting all the Senior Couples serving in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission.  There are nine couples (if Elder Wood counted correctly) not including the Mission President and his wife.   It was great to meet someone closer in age and physical abilities or disabilities as the case may be. (That is directed at Elder Wood and myself, those young missionaries can run circles around us.)   There were two couples who serve many long hours in the mission office and then the rest of us are serving in different areas of the mission, it was wonderful to meet with them and listen to their testimonies and desires to serve the Lord.  I was hoping to receive a picture of all of us the mission president’s wife was going to email to us to put with this letter but it has not come yet so I will have to post it later.   Some of the senior couples are serving for 12 months but I believe (not quite sure) most of us are here for 18 months.  We were taught how we could use the internet to help us in our teaching and lesson preparation.  And as alway we were taught that study, prayer, and living close to the spirit are essential.

We are teaching an investigator and love every moment of it.  We pray daily that the Holy Ghost will touch his heart and he will realize how important the gospel and the atonement of the Savior is to both his earthly journey and his eternal salvation.  We are also visiting inactives, ward members, and reviewing lessons with new converts.  We love our mission.

Elder Wood and I needed to get out for a few minutes and enjoy nature there were a few people at the park but as it was a cool brisk day not to many people but the geese and the ducks did not seem to mind the weather and it was a refreshing moment.  Elder Wood and I love being together.

Welcome To All

Awesome Elders

Here are the Elders at the door to welcome members to the Oshkosh Ward this last Sunday.  They always come early and meet and welcome the members and any new visitors that may attend.  They know and love the members of the ward and try their best to make each member and visitor feel wanted and accepted.  We love the Elders and Sisters in our district and zone they are faithful and commited.  They want so much to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone but settle for those that will listen to them.  I have really come to appreciate how important member support and help is to missionary work.  These missionaries work hard and try to do everything that is asked of them.  They love the people and they truly love their Savior.