Ice Spear Fishing On Lake Winnebago
Elder Wood loves to watch all the fisherman drive their big trucks and snowmobiles and ice fishing huts out on the Lake. I think he would love to be out there with them but he is involved in a different kind of fishing right now. I am happy just to watch from the shore and think I certainly wouldn’t drive my nice truck out there but then standing out on the ice is not one of the things I would look forward to doing.
Things are going well and we love the work, we have been assigned another 12 to 14 new people to visit and encourage them to come back to Christ. We are keeping busy and that is when we love our mission the most, when we are busy.
Every now and again we make appointments and are all excited to teach what we have been inspired to prepare and then no one is at home or they leave a note telling us to reschedule. There are many times as missionaries we have had super highs but we can also have few emotional lows. I know that having the lows make us appreciate the highs more but we still we feel a little let down . So all you faithful members back home if you set an appointment with the missionaries keep it. It will make their day. We feed the Elders who serve in our area on a regular basis, what a blessing that has been and it is difficult to lose our sons as they are transferred to other areas. We are excited to be welcoming 23 new missionaries to our mission next Wednesday. We have three who are departing and we will miss them but they are moving forward in their lives and I am sure there will be some great new missionaries coming here who will bless the people of Wisconsin with their love of the Lord and the sharing of truths of His gospel.
We had another Senior Couple Missionary Meeting and it was wonderful to meet our friends we are serving with and of course as always we were spiritually fed as we met together. It is wonderful to see what the other senior couples are doing in their areas and how they go about accomplishing the Lords work and we receive new ideas that will help us improve our own service. Isn’t it great how there is alway love, support, help and encouragment at every turn. We just love this church and this gospel and serving our Savior. We love our mission President and his wonderful wife they are truly inspired.
We have a new program for members help in missionary work so we are also visiting active members.Of course when we visit these families Sister Wood loves to involve the children and they love having their picture taken. We even had to take a picture of Hazel the Guniea Pig.