Beth Wood - Peru Lima East Mission

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct they paths." (Proverbs 3: 5 & 6)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Emails to mom & dad

Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:48 PM
To: Wood, Suzi M
Hi Mommy! Happy anniversary. I love you guys. Entonces ¿Dondé está mi carta? Ask Jeff to translate. I hope all is well for you and I miss you lots. God needs me here, I think He's teaching me more than I will ever be able to teach others. Sorry if any of the letters have bad grammar. I have come to the conlusion that it's not worth fighting; I might as well just say good-bye to English if I'm ever to get the Spanish grammar right. Only two more weeks left at the CCM!! Wow it went by fast no? I'm gonna be a real missionary. Oh last week I got to see the ocean in Lima; that was way cool. But insead of sand it was big rocks and apparently there was a earthquake here last Friday? I don't know; I didn't feel it but some elders said they did. Ok I have to give up my computer. Love you lots. Love Hermana Wood!

August 18, 2010
To: Wood, Gary E
I think my (mission) area got smaller. We still have the temple and the CCM since they are in Molina but the rest of my mission, I dont know much. They just barely put a new map up, but it's not detailed; just a couple big cities that were in my area before.

Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:39 PM
To: Wood, Gary E
Sorry this computer won't let me send pictures. I will look for another computer, but I might have to try next week. I love you guys. I got to go through the temple with my new companion. It was her first time so I got to be an escort again. My Spanish, I think, is getting better. If you guys are sending anything by I'm not getting anything. Remember to send it to the Perú CCM. Más letters please. Love you guys.

On 8/18/10, Elizabeth Wood wrote:
Today is going good. Wow Shaq is still playing - well I guess he can since he doesnt work much anyway. Yeah, the elders keep talking about college football around here, too. Im just glad I know a little something about it so I can understand. Today we got to go to the temple. Last week the North Americans got to go on a tour of Lima in the afternoon; it was pretty cool. I will be sending pictures. The elders here also keep talking about Pokemon. It reminds me of Bobby and then all the elders were trying to name all the Pokemons, so see if Bob can name all 150 Pokemon. Oh, so I found out this week that I'm allowed to play soccer with the elders; we just have to be careful with contact while playing, so another Hermana and I played it with elders. It was so much fun! I'm sorry to hear about grandma, I hope she feels better soon. I put her name on the prayer roll here in Perú today. I love you guys. Happy anniversary!! Love Hermana Wood.

From: Elizabeth Wood
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:29 AM
To: Wood, Gary E
Sorry, I just realized that its 8:15 am here and is probably like 6 or 7am there. Oh well, I hope to hear from you soon. I hope all is well. Thanks for catching me up on sports news before the mission, because it gives me something to talk about with the elders sometimes. Llately they have been playing this silly game where they say we´re going to take a trip and for example: We're going to start in Sacramento, and we're going to buy 5 gallons of ice cream and then we are going to Nashville, and after I think we´ll go to Salt Lake City, where do end our trip? The answer would be Phoenix. Why? Because we just spelled out Suns. Sacramento, 5 = U, Nashville, Salt Lake City. Something tells me that you already know this game but if you don't you can have fun with it. You spell out team names with the first letter of a city and each vowel is a number. 1=A, 2=E, 3=I, 4=O, 5=U, and sometimes 6=Y. Then you end your trip whereever the team is from. It's great fun when you know what's going on and the elders didn't think I could keep up. It's good I'm secretly good with sports teams. Well, now you can have fun with Uncle Wayne. Although I think he knows it too. I have a vague memory of you two doing something like that before. OK I love you and I´ll talk to you later, Padre! Love, your hija, Hermana Wood!