Alrighty then, since I didn´t say too much last week, I´ll try to include more in the coming weeks.
So the good news is that tomorrow we go to the temple! The #TempleTrip is confirmed! Everything worked out just fine. This time, we´re meeting up way earlier. Continue reading
Hello friends, family, and supporters of the work! Elder Woodward once again addresses you. This week was pretty interesting. To kick things off, we moved P-Day from Monday to Friday because Friday was our #TempleTrip! But more on that later. So Monday was a normal day. On Thursday we had multizone conferences. Instead of meeting in the stake center of Magdalena (the mission offices), we met at the Institute in Palao. It was nice to have the meeting somewhere that was closer to our zone so that multizone conferences don´t turn into travel P-Days for Las Flores. Not to mention the Institute was air-conditioned. Continue reading
Hello once again, friends and fans! Well, Melanie got baptized and confirmed this weekend! I don´t think I´ve ever seen so many members of Nueva Era attend a baptismal service. The Young Women sang a special musical number, and my companion performed the baptism. As you can see in the picture, my companion and I are both fat. Whatever. With all the heat, we´ll probably sweat out all the chaufa. Continue reading
Yeah, I´m too lazy to write very much this week. Our three golden sisters—Helen, Melanie, and Priscila—are still progressing toward their baptismal dates. I got a lovely birthday package that is now basically gone because I ate it all. Helen bought me a giant, expensive birthday cake with my photo printed on rice paper. Life´s good, and, as always… HEROES NEVER DIE!
Elder Kacy Hart Woodward
Sounds like a lot of—
Err, sounds like a lot of—
*gets hit by brick*
Hello, family and friends! Sounds like a lot of hoopla over a simple talk from Elder Nelson tomorrow, right!
WRONG! It´s prolly gonna be DEE-OPE
Anyway, back to the mission news. And it´s good news! This week we had three progressing investigators! Priscila keeps attending church, so we´re all good on that subject. And Melanie and her mom both accepted baptismal dates! Melanie´s getting baptized at the end of the month, and her mom is getting baptized the next week. We´ve been going to their house regularly to teach them, and Helen accepted our invitation to attend church this week for the first time. She said she really enjoyed it, especially now that she´s made friends with really strong, active sisters in the Relief Society. We´re really excited, and we´re fasting this Wednesday for their baptism. Continue reading
Transfers are just around the corner!
We´ve had a pretty nutty last week. So for starters, we were really close to baptizing Melanie, a young woman who attends church every week with her dad. She wants to get baptized, but her mom Helen has been opposed to it. Helen´s really temperamental too, so we´ve been a little hesitant to work with her. But thanks to a lot of support from the ward, we organized a service project and painted her house. She invited us to eat lunch with her that Sunday, and we managed to get her to sign the baptismal record stating that she gives us permission to teach Melanie. She said that Melanie could decide her baptismal date. Then, when we asked Melanie, she said she wanted to wait one more Sunday to make sure she wanted to get baptized. Continue reading
Merry Christmas everybody, and happy New Year! Even though the work tends to slow down around the holidays, we had a great time! For starters, Angelko got baptized and confirmed this weekend! We could tell he really felt the Spirit during those two special ordinances. He´s got a lot of potential to progress as a member of the Church, and we´re here to support him every step of the way! Continue reading
Hey diddly ho, neighborinos! This week was fairly uneventful, so I don´t have too much to say. First things first, I´ve got a batch of photos for you. Here you´ll see my Christmas package of love (drained of corn syrup), Elder Nuñez (my district leader, known by my companion as ¨el gordito cochino¨), and the three baptisms we had last month. Continue reading
We´ve officially entered week 3 of the transfer! The holiday season is finally starting to interfere with the work as it always does. People work long and hard here in Lima, and that work gets intensified in December. Augusto is still gone, Michel has become hard to find, and Jonatan´s face is swollen. Angelco is progressing well, but he had to work this Sunday. Continue reading
Changes have come and gone, and Elder Vásquez and I continue the work in Nueva Era! I was surprised by how few changes there were, but that just means next change the zone is getting wiped clean. The question remains: if the both of us have the same time here, who leaves first? But we really don´t care much about that, because there´s plenty of work to do. Continue reading