Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Week 38

December 19, 2017

This Sunday will be Christmas as we are all aware.  I hope that we remember why we are able to celebrate this holiday.  We are celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  He is the reason why we are able to return to our Heavenly Father.  Lets always remember Him especially this coming week.  I wish you a Merry Christmas, I will email everyone before the New Year.  :P

---Elder Wood---

With such wonderful green hills and wonderful temperature, it is easy to forget Christmas is almost here.

Well, Christmas is on its way.  We had our Branch Christmas party on Saturday.  Also, Port Antonio has a Christmas Tree in the square.

Week 37

December 12, 2016

I don't even know what to write in this email.  It has been a week of trials and miracles.  We now have a First Counselor in the Branch Presidency of Port Antonio.  We are going to move apartments later this week.  WE found two people who will enter the waters of Baptism very soon.  I wish you the best.  (Internet kept going out, I will send more in the coming week).

---Elder Wood---

I have come to a better understanding on God preparing a way for us.  Just last night we went to go see a convert family.  We locked our bikes and began the journey down the path to their house.  After we came back, they were not there.  After doing a quick search, we knew they were gone.  We told others about it.  This morning we got a phone call from the same family that we visited the night before.  They had the bikes, they were able to get them from another member that saw somebody take them up.  Luckily, the U-Lock that was purchased, saved our bacon.  With the thief unable to break the lock, he hid them to come back for them later.  That's when the member took them up.
Now, I don't know about you, but I consider that a miracle.

---Elder Wood---

So my companion found a "special" campsite, it was hard to keep him from trying to find it :)

Our washing machine is broken right now, so, my companion hand-washed.

Week 36

December 5, 2016

This week has been interesting.  While we contact there area a lot of people who are not sincere in their desire to meet with us.  This saddens me because they are choosing not to grow closer to God, but as they admit this, we are able to focus on those who want to change.

Also, some of you wondered why I sent out last week's email on a Tuesday.  We were on lock-down on Monday because it was election day for local leaders.  So Preparation day was on Tuesday.

One of the most important things I learned this week was to follow the Holy Ghost, no matter how small the prompting is, because there is somebody that needs you there at that moment.  We met up with a less-active member because my companion felt like we should head to her house, as we did so we met up with her as she was walking home.

I wish you all the best,
---Elder Wood---

An absolutely beautiful view from on of our member's house.  We were doing service and when we finished, they showed us their view.