Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Week 94

January 15, 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

We had a baptism on Wednesday, her name is Fiona and she is awesome. We also have a lot of other awesome people that we are working with.

I learned this week about being unique and having fun as a missionary. It is not just to do missionary things but to live a life in harmony with the spirit so that God can work through you.

My companion is about to go and buy some homemade "Clarks" (they are a certain type of shoe).

I was also beat in a domino game by a seven year old.


---Elder Wood---

The first one is Elder Menlove with Brother Mendez. Elder Menlove was showing him how to play the piano.

The second and third ones are pictures of a Doctor Bird (humming bird).

The last one is Fiona who was baptized on Wednesday.


---Elder Wood---

Week 93

January 8, 2018

I am currently serving in Kingston Branch, its one of the three branches in Kingston (confusing, isn't it). It is probably also the most population dense branch there is. That means that the branch has tons of potential, as you can see from the previous baptism and the upcoming baptism. We are trying to finish emailing now so that we will be able to focus on the people here in Kingston branch for the rest of the week.

Happy belated birthday Dad, I remembered on your birthday but it wasn't Monday.

Happy early birthday Joseph.

Happy baptism Micheal.


---Elder Wood---

Just some pictures of our house this time.

First one is my companion in the Kitchen.

Second is the veranda aka front porch.

Third is our study/sleeping room, perfectly organized as you can tell.


---Elder Wood---

Week 92

January 2, 2018

Lets see, the last time I talk to you guys was a year ago. Which year? don't ask me, I am very glad that I am not doing paperwork in the office, I would keep putting the wrong year on things.

This week was fun. It was indeed a happy new year...even if my companion did wake me up by banging pots together...with some goals in mind (in my defense they are weekly goals, not yearly goals).

We have continued working with Fiona, her date is still on the 10th of January.

Elder Menlove is up to mischief as always. Although he keeps working with the Jamaican in our house and makes some good Jamaican food.

I don't know what else to write in this email so I am gonna send it off.


---Elder Wood---

January 2, 2018

Hello All,

Its now two days since the beginning of 2018. For those of you who made New Year resolutions I hope that you have kept them this far.

Today we went to Fort Rocky again for yet another round of capture the flag. We won...of course. I have continued to learn that you can have as much fun as you want in whatever you are doing. 

The young lady still wants to be baptized on the 10th of this month and she is eager for it. She continues to read and study the scriptures.

That is one of my new year resolution's, to read 10 pages of the Book of Mormon, I to be able to finish it atleast one more time on my mission.

I love you all and can't wait to see you all again when its time.

Until then,

---Elder Wood---

This one is a picture of a baptism that happened in Constant Spring Ward.

I was also suppose to get a picture of the activity today, but I don't have it yet.

I will email y'all next week,

---Elder Wood---

Week 91

December 27, 2017

While I can't say good morning, I will say good evening. Due to Christmas and Boxing day, our preparation day was pushed back until today.

I enjoyed talking to you guys on Monday. I can't believe there is so much snow up there and then I walk outside and I am immediately aware that the "winter breeze" won't be bringing any snow to Jamaica. :)

I can't remember if I told you or not but we are having another baptism on Jan. 10th. Its going to be awesome and we are gonna make sure the font is filled this time.

Elder Menlove is keeping me busy and so is Kingston Branch. They are awesome.

I don't have much else to talk about since I talked to you on Monday.


---Elder Wood---

December 27, 2017

Good afternoon all,

It has been a crazy Christmas time, and man, am I stuffed to the brim with rice and peas.

With this past week and a bit (due to holidays I am emailing on Wednesday this week and Tuesday next week) we have been able to work with the members a lot and know our area a lot better. We are spending less and less time in the office because the Osbornes are getting a lot better at doing their jobs.

I should be able to be a lot better at writing every week since I won't have 50 people telling me everything that needs to get done.

I wish you all a belated Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


---Elder Wood---

The first one is one of the Branch President's dogs, it is not upset, it got it's lip cut off. Also, its is racist against black missionaries, but not white missionaries.

The second one is Elder Evans, he convinced the somebody to give him a BOOM, which is an energy drink. He than drank the entire thing at like 8 at night, he was up until 2 in the morning the next day.

The last one is a picture of my companion Elder Menlove and myself with the son of a member in downtown.

Big up everyone!

---Elder Wood---

Week 90

December 18, 2017

Good news everyone, my companion and I will no longer be in the office and will be able to proselyte a lot more. Our replacements have come and with a little bit of training they will be able to do the office jobs a lot better than we could.

I also can't believe that Christmas is in 7 days. Another year is coming to a close, I have to agree with everyone else that the years are going by faster and faster.

We had a Christmas zone conference and dinner last week. The food there was amazing and it was great to meet together once again to become better advocates of the Lord. This is one of the reasons that I love the gospel, its not just something dead that you study, but it instead impacts you throughout the day, every day.

We will be having our branch Christmas party on Saturday. 

Also, we had a baptism on Friday, her name is Diana. I hope to be able to continue working with this branch and help everyone grow closer to their Father in Heaven.


---Elder Wood---

The first one is the 'new' apartment that we moved to when our replacements came for the office.

The second is Diana with her cousin.

The third is Diana with my companion and I.

The last one is my companion's 'Christmas tree', he had some Christmas decorations from last year that he set up.


---Elder Wood---

Week 89

December 11, 2017

Its wonderful to see the #lighttheworld in NYC, we even see it here...now that I said that I now need to get a picture of it.

What about the light show for this year!? Christmas is in 14 days? Are we gonna see a Christmas miracle? 

I am being rushed out the office right now so that we can go shopping, so I will more properly email tomorrow.

Later for now,

---Elder Wood---

Week 88

December 4, 2017

Good afternoon crazy ones (yes Jonathan, you too),

I have a suggestion for slowing down John, just have him pay for his own gas :).

Sounds like the animal count has changed quite a bit since I left. There are only two guinea pigs left? Also, TWO turtles? what is this Noah's Ark?

As for going home with snow on the ground I believe the picture below says it all.
It has been interesting on my side of things, the senior couple is coming on Friday and we are still living in their house...wonder who's fault that is...

We also are getting to know our new area better, we are now serving in the Kingston branch. It has all of the Kingston parish plus some of Kingston above it. The members there are awesome especially since we are both new there and we are the only two there.

I will write some more later.

With lots of love :P,

---Elder Wood---