Friday, July 25, 2014

Hola Amigos

Hola amigos y amigas! This is super weird to be writing on a Friday but we went to the temple this morning and Pday is today :) I wont be able to write til August 4th or I just wanted to say hi and give a quick little update.

First of all, Enrique is set to get baptized and even signed the papers so it's official! And wow, my heart was so happy when he made it official. He was prepared for us to come into his life. I love seeing how the Lord works differently with everyone as well. He's so close to the waters! Also, Marta is really excited to go to Church and all her kids and nieces and nephews are coming on Sunday and they're all really excited as well. We are seeing progress finally!

I met 3 people this week that speak English!! It's super nice because now my Spanish is good enough to where I actually prefer Spanish...isn't that sweet?! I keep stumbling over when English when I talk to my new friends, which is a good sign. 

So, the big thing this week was that we had divisions! This time I stayed in my area and hermana Rodrigues went to the other I was in charge of all the lessons, the phone, the keys and everything. I was really scared because usually my comp starts everything and leads...but this time it was my turn to be the leader! and wow, as you can all imagine I absolutely loved it. I forgot how much I love to take charge. Okay, that sounds really prideful and kinda bad, but it was so much fun and I gained my confidence back. We had 8 lessons that day and met 20+ new people. It was a killer day and I learnedc that if I really work hard and Trust then anything is possible. I'm learning so much and I just love this place with all my heart.

We woke up at 4 this morning to go to the temple with our Zone, and it was such a great experience. I Love the temple! I love this gospel and I'm so happy to be a part of it in such a time when people need the light most. I love you all tons and thanks for giving me the best support system there ever was. Have a great week!!

Hermana Woods :)

pics: my favorite hermanas and bestfriend elder Mendoza (ZL), Me and Hna Rodrigues- my darling companera, and a watch that I made because my actual one broke...gettin real crafty in Honduras!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Baptism Coming Up!

July 22, 2014
This week was another great one!!! The fastest one yet because we have been workin really hard. I have 2 minutes to write because we are going to miss the bus and low key, I think I broke my toe playing soccer this morning so I need to get that checked out haha but life is good!

First of all, we got a new mission president and he is great! He's from Texas so we can speak English which is even better. and the best thing is that he let's us drink Diet coke! I had my first one today in 3 months and wow it was just great!!

So Enrique is set to get baptized on the 9th and he is so so excited!! I just love that guy. he's so precious. and he came to all of church yesterday, it was a miracle! Marta didn't make it to church though, some day soon, I just know it. 

the guy we were teaching in the barber shop, Wilson is set to get married on August 8th and baptized with his spouse on the 9th. we are so excited for that!! Almost after 3 months, they are progressing. Missionary work is the best work in the world. 

time for my typical line "gotta run, the ciber is closing" Everyone's yelling at me in spanish so get off haha so I gotta run. Sorry this is so short and with no pics. I'll write more next week! Love you all tons and hope you are all doing well!!

hermana Woods!

Wish I Had A Nickle

July 14, 2014
helloooo! So I literally only have 4 limperas to my name right now, and that's a nickel! We didnt get money today for some reason so it's an adventure for sure haha it's kinda fun to be absolutely poor in a crazy city. But don't worry mom, my comp is helping me out haha. Anyways, we went to the waterfalls again today! I wore better shoes this time and it was so much fun. We have a new zone, so it's fun to get to know everyone in the hour and a half trek up to the hike and then the water! Also I fell in the water and was in up to my stomach...but I wasn't even mad about it because I miss swimming haha. For those of you in summer... enjoy the pool, beach, Bear Lake, bathtubs and all!

This week went by insanely fast and was full of ups and downs. First of all, we found Enrique this week!!! It was seriously a miracle. We saw him and his white sombrero walking on the other side of the street and I ran over and was seriously teh happiest I  have ever been. I think I scared him cause I was smiling so much haha but I missed him! We had a few lessons this week and he wants to be baptized but the good ol scratch is workin hard on him so we are having some trouble, but I have faith!

okay, I'm not sure if I have told you all about this family but I'm going to right now! We've been teaching Marta (the momma)  Carlos (14) Enrique (12) and Gaby (17) since day 2 it's been over two months. i love them so so much, they are so humble and just the sweetest. The mom, Marta, is scared to leave her house and hasn't left for anything in a very long time, this is the reason that she hasn't come to church with us. But last week her son went and had a great experience. So anyway, we had a baptism for someone in our zone this weekend and MARTA AND CARLOS WENT!! It was seriously a MIRACLE!! My heart was so happy, not only did she leave the house, but she got to watch a batutiful baptism. they are so close to the waters! They have become my family here and we are finally starting to see progress, the Lord is so great!

Hmm what else..oh this week we had two sleepovers with the girls in our zone, they are so fun! so, we're allowed to watch disney movies on Pdays! And hermana Cruz has Frozen and we wanted to watch it last night (but we're obedient and had to wait til Pday) so we set the alarm for 12am to watch frozen haha I don't remember watching it..but still did! In the morning at 6:30 we watched it again, in #spanish...good thing I have the entire thing memorized because there weren't subtitiles, but now I'm learning the songs in Spanish so it's fun.

life is still great here in honduras! Loving it here so so much. Miss you all and hope you are just loving life so much too!! until next time!

hermana Woods!

pics: waterfall, turnin up at the waterfall and teaching the Palabra de Sabiduria (word of Wisdom haha) and this is a fruit that I ATE!! It's actually super good, and yay Jazz for trying something new and scary haha

Workin Teachin Prayin

July 8th, 2014

Hola everyone!! This week was a great one as always :) We're just workin, teachin, preachin, lovin and learnin! You know, the good stuff. This week felt like a day it went by so fast! So on the 2nd I completed 3 months! We had a little fiesta and my comp completed 9 months too. Then it was the 4th of July! and for whatever reason, there were fireworks here too! I think is was a famliy just wanting to have fun, or maybe my gringo friend Bob celebrating haha but it was great. I <3 America! USA and central, and i haven't been to south but Im sure that's great too haha.

This week was pretty sad with our dear frind Enrique. We went to his house and his family wants absoltely nothing to do with us, and actually they were super rude and told us that he moved...we never did find him so we just don't know. He was doing so well though! I hope we can find him and help him out soon. His son Luis is progressing and always sends us texts with scriptures from the book of mormon.

Also it reminds me, we made coffee this week! But a kind that's good for you and not addictive. It's bien facil tambien! It's just 2 maize tortillas and you burn them so they are black and super black, crush it up, add hot water and sugar and it's good to go! It seriously tastes exactly the same. We almost caught our house on fire, but hey we were able to help people get over their coffee addiction. This Sunday one of the kids, Carlos who's 14 finally came to church with us after 2 months of teaching him, it was a miracle!!

I taught English again and we had a full class! i taught them I am a child of God because we learned the "To be" form. It was a sneaky was ot sneak in some doctrine hah. I love teaching!! Just funny how I have to know Spanish to teach English haha. Si or si I want to be a teacher when I'm home. I have my own whiteboard and everything and I love it. I also taught them the difference between Woods and Goods because no one understands the concept...

Everyhing is good here in Santa Lucia! Last night we helped cook baleadas on the streets and I was singing "Let it Gooo!" I got an audience and it was  so much fun! Also, Shout out to my favorite mom for sending me a package this week!!! I got disney music and sweet workout DVDs and life is so dang good. I love you all, thanks for the love and support and letters! Hasta Luego!!

Hermanita Woods

Pics: Our Happy 3 and 9 months pic, and the 4th! My heart is now in two places :)