Monday, June 29, 2015

Mud Spa

Hey guys, this week was a great one!! My comp and I aren't sick anymore and we got right back to work this week. We also had 2 baptisms..two little kids that are cousins and they were so excited! Their parents are inactive so having their kids as the newest members of the church will help then hopefully. 

this week was a lot better than the last one. And this will be my last week in this area because I will have changes next week..and I am so excited for that! I have learned to love my comp but I am ready for something new. And also just as I am getting to really love my  area and the members...i have to say bye to them. Out of all the crazies here I have made some really great friends. 

This week we had a lot of chicken friends that wanted to come into our study sessions in the morning. Literally every morning at the same time when we are studying in walk 3 chickens into our house!! I have to run out with a broom and it scares the heck out of em...then they leave me alone haha. I always walk out screaming, this is not your house, we arent even neighbors!...it sounds a lot funnier in spanish haha. 

Also sundays we go eat with a family and they live in the mountains. It has been raining a lot this week so we had to walk in the mud...I had nice ish shoes on so I decided instead of slipping in the mud I would just take off my shoes and go barefoot...I got some crazyyy looks and comments but I felt like I was at the spa haha. Then I borrowed some bright blue crocs and used them for the rest of the day. no shame. it was fun!

I hope all is well down there! The family is officially moved to Utah...adios AZ! But dont worry I will definitely road trip down there to say hi to everyone :) I love and miss you all!! Have a great week!


Hermana Woods :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hey Jazzie is Human!

hey everyone!! I feel like I havent written in forever..and its true cause I think that its been about 3 weeks. Last week I was reallyyyy sick and the weeks before I just wasnt feelin it. Honestly, I am struggling here a lot. I feel like I have learned all that this area had to teach me and that I am ready for something new. I only have 2 transfers left so I dont know how changes will work out, but we will see. 

I have reallly learned the power of the atonement this transfer. Its really nice to know that we have someone who unserstands us perfectly and that no matter how hard our trials are there's always 2 people the know us and love us and are always there. I am so thankful for prayer that helps calm me down when we are in a not so fun situation. My comp and I have had a few rough patches but things are getting better. 

This week we had interviews with President Bowler and I learned a lot. I love my mission President and his cute wife! Now i only have one interview left then I am back to the states..its crazy how that happens. Im a little baggy but I want to finish my mission strong and happy. I really have enjoyed all of my mission, my 4 areas, my 8 comps and my testimony is bigger than ever so that is great. Ive learned how to get past the road bumps and keep on crusin. 

The craziest thing that happened in these last weeks is that we helped an investigator wash her clothes cause she had  a ton...but it started pouring rain!! like I have never seen before. Remember people. we handwash our clothes here and there wasnt a roof to protect us. So we were washing the clothes with rainwater, it was sweet cause we didnt een have to rinse again hahaI think that maybe it was because of this that we got sick haha but our investigator was happy and so were we! 

Also we had the first baptism in our ward since January wooh hoo! His name is George, and hes a hippie and so rad! It was for the other hermanas, but it was still sweet. 

I love you all so much! Thank you for all the support and the prayers, I can feel them! I hope you all have a great week!!

love, hermana Woods!


heres some pics of my animal friends!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Realllyyyyyyyy Sick


hey mom! I just got on to tell you that Im alive. I have been reallyyyyyyyy sick for the past few days in my bed but I got permission to leave and write you today real quick. I am a little better now. I think that its either dengue or a really bad flu. Im on a rice and banana diet haha. but all is well. I love you!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Escapee is Back!

Hey team! Things are going better than the last week. its interesting how that happens, but it always does! we are seeing a lot of progress and working really hard. My comp and I get a long great and she is finally opening up and is so freaking funny. We just laugh all day long and its great. ALSO Leslie decided to come back from Costa Rica wooh hoo!! 

So once again, I can say that God answers every single little humble prayer. Last week when lesie left we still went to her house to visit her mother in law and the little kids. We decided to pray and ask that Leslie would come to her senses and come home and she did! They are still planning on getting married and she will be baptized soon. God is a God of miracles. 

I gotta keep this short and sweet because our Pday ends at 4 now..so we can go study! Ill send a pic so you can see where Im at with Jesus the Christ, I love that book! Thanks for everything fam and friends, love you all! have a great week :)

Hermana Woods 

heres a pic of my fave book and flowers but they look like hearts to me. obviously there weren't good pics for the week haha.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Her Favorite Human Is...

Hi mom!! That is so cool about Heather Nicols and that lady that remembers me. I am so thankful to have had the life that I have and the parents who taught me everything that I know. WE are sooooo lucky!! I dont know what we did in the life before to have what we have now, the happiness the gospel, the blessings, but i am sooo thankful for everything. i love you so much!! I will pray for the house, dont worry, everything will work out!! also I am killing my workouts!!!! Im gonna come back lookin sooo good. I started zumba in the nights too :) YAY DAD FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! i am sooooo  happy for that. God answers prayers!! okay this is  I FORGOT TO WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! tHANK YOU FOR being born then having me haha I love you more than life and I miss you but I will be home. Today starts the day of a tranfers and I only have 3 left wooh hoo!!! good luck with everything this week. I hope that everything works out!! I also died at the video on twitter hahahah I LOVE IT!!! nad josh is giant.....you are so cute. and you are my favotire human. ahhh I ant wait to be with you all the time again wooh hoo!!! XOXOXOX OJAzz

Monday, May 18, 2015

Challenges



hey team, hope that everything is going well! This week was realllyyyyy challenging. But its good to have a week like that every once in a while. Something that I have really learned is that the bad times make the good so much more enjoyable.

So remember how I told you about Leslie..who was supposed to get married and baptized on the 30th? well she decided to run away...to Costa Rica. She left her 3 little kids with her spouse and mother in law..and just ran away because she got mad at her boyfriend. they have lived together for 8 years and for whatever reason she felt the need to drop everything and go. I dont understand these people here. Everyone wants to run away here and it breaks my heart. I just hugged the 3 little kids and cried with them because she said that she is never coming back...I love this family so much and they need some serious help. So mom..if I come home with 3 little kids, dont hate me :)

another investigator, one of our best told us of her brilliant plan she had to run away to the good Ol USA illegally...we calmed her down for a good hour and finally convinced her not to go. She is the one that has 2 twin boys and doesnt have a house. We told her to trust in the Lord, get baptized and she will see blessings. I kind of had to scare her out of it..but it worked!

This area needs a lot of help and so do we! Please pray for the people here, its gonna take an army, but things will get better! On another note, Bessy and Mario got married wooh hoo!!! just 6 months late haha they are getting baptized this saturday.

also we had a culture night and it was so much fun! Ill send some pics of that. Thanks for all the love and support. Until next week :)

hermana Woods!