Week #16 – Quien sabe – April 20th, 2015

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Familia!!!!!

Such and amazing week! As always we worked our tails off this week. After a week of being sick, the Lord blessed us with the opportunity to work like dogs. Ha, we seriously killed it this week. Tons of lessons and tons of service in the hot TJ sun.

Surprising though this week I feel like I put on a few pounds. The sisters of the ward have been feeding us like crazy. Every day we eat the holy trinity; beans, rice and meat. It is always those three things! ALWAYS, and a mountain of it and we always have to eat it all. Man it is killer. So many tortillas too. I love it though!! It’s one of the things I’m going to miss one day.

This week was great, super tough, and I’m always tired, but sooooo  happy to do the Lords work. I’m feeling a lot better than last week. We killed the rat finally too!

A few things about this week! So I set a goal to speak only Spanish for this whole week, and wow, my Spanish made some big strides. I have been learning alot faster and my teaching jumped up a few levels. For the first time my email to the President was easier to write than the one to my family. But that helped me a ton. I also did interchanges and found a family with another great Elder.

We also had success finding families. Me and Elder Hernadez have been fasting and praying for families to teach. We were specifically fasting for a family of seven! Seems like a lot and it seemed crazy to us too but that’s the number we felt like we should set. And what do you know, this past Thursday we were searching for a guy and decided to knock a door and met the Lopez family and her five kids 🙂 Also through our faith with asking for that family, the Lord blessed us with another family of nine!!! so awesome. They are going to be super hard though. But we will see what happens!!

Yesterday we had 5 people come to church, which is some good progress. And also a bunch of less actives we have been working with. But getting people to church is probably the toughest part of the week. We are always so stressed Sunday morning. So many of our investigators bail Sunday morning. It’s difficult because they need to come to church five times in order to be baptized, but we are working on it!! Two of those were the parents of Damion, the kid we baptised a few weeks ago.

One of the people who came yesterday is a lady named Judid. She was a previous investigator we found like my second week in the field. She has been avoiding us and we kind of stopped visiting her, but Saturday I had the super strong impression we should just go pass by and see if she was there….and she was! She came to church yesterday with her son. Awesome experience and testimony builder. This week this scripture has helped me and Elder Hernandez.

D&C 123:17

17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.

I love how it says cheerfully do all things that lie in our power. That’s like making all the calls Sunday morning and going to peoples houses CHEERFULLY and then wait to see the Lords hand help us to get people to church. That has helped us a ton just knowing that we have to do all we can, and the Lord will bless us. I am so happy to be working the field of the Lord and can’t wait for this week. Hope everything is well at home and wish you guys the best!!!!

TE AMO!!!! see photo 🙂

Elder Woods

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