"In the service of the Lord, it is not where you serve but how."
David O. McKay - Teachings of the Presidents of the Church

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A little bit of everything

Hello family! 

It seems like things are going really good! It was nutz to see those pictures of everyone haha. Scone Sunday sounds way fun too, keep up the good work. Maybe you could start a scone truck and make the girls run it though the winter! When you're a missionary you get filled with really good ideas like that one. 

This week was a rough one! Not morale wise, but lessons wise we struggled. Only 1 other lesson with an investigator, and 1 person let us in while we were knocking doors, but that's all! It's strange how things come in waves. For 2 or 3 weeks you just find tons of people and they come to you and every thing is great and you teach! Then for some reason, things settle down and things disappear, and with no change in work ethic or faith or effort, things just kind of stop. The highs and lows of missionary life are so huge. One moment you are on top of the world and then you just fall to the floor the next. Crazy! Seriously though, during these times that are maybe a little more difficult, you grow so close to the Savior. It's just a good opportunity to get on your knees and reevaluate, and get back up and go again! And even though this week the work struggled a little bit, I'm still so happy. Being a missionary does that to you! I'm just excited for one of these waves to come along that includes a baptism! 

Yesterday during investigators class at church, we had a really cool experience! The sisters' ami came who speaks French, then a man we met came with his daughter, they speak a tiny bit of French and mostly Algerian and Russian, and the teacher is American, speaks English and was baptised in China not even a year ago. Before the class started, I was very interested to see how it would all work out. We got some Russian and English and French speakers to come in and do the translation, and the lesson ended up being really spiritual and great! Being in such an international ward seems kind of difficult I think because of the obvious language barrier, but everyone speaks the language of the spirit, you know. If someone testifies to you, it doesn't matter what language they are speaking really, because they can feel the spirit that is there. It was a great experience! 

There is not a lot that really went on this week to tell you, so this one will be a little short! But I'm really grateful for you all and I love you! I'm pretty sure I'll be skyping on Christmas, depending on where I get transfered to that is, but it's gonna be great to see you! Keep up the good work and I'll talk to you soon! 


Elder Wood 

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