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)

Monday, September 13, 2010

I messed up. This is from Sept. 6

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM, Elizabeth Wood wrote:

I'm learning Spanish really a lot faster now. I'm adjusting to the food. I have a really nice penchanista (I don't know if that is how you spell it) but she's really nice and she cooks really well and she cares for the missionaries like they are her own kids. Her family is pretty nice, too. Her husband knows pretty good English so if I don't understand he will translate for me when we are over for meals. They have three kids and all are pretty cool. The oldest is a girl and she's 16. The middle is a boy and he mostly keeps to himself, he's like 14. And then there is the baby girl and she is about 5-ish and she is full of energy always. She speaks Spanish to me like a million miles a minute, but it's ok. She never repeats anything she says because she doesn't get that I don't understand her. But I love her, she's funny. My companion is pretty cool. She's pretty patient with me and does most of the work. but she has me bear my testimony and now is making me do the greeting with contacts. We are teaching a family where the mother is less active and the father isn't a member, but the kids have been real receptive and the mother loves that her kids are hearing the gospel; she is real supportive. One of her kids will be baptized really soon which is cool and we are working with another. The other two are real young still. The father wants to hear the gospel but is busy working a lot. He drives motor taxis, which, let me tell you, are crazy. They are like go carts on a real road. My companion loves them, I hate them. If the food doesn't kill me, the motor taxis might, just from a sheer heart attack! LOL. In another family we are teaching, the parents aren't married, but they have been really receptive to our message and even are planning to get married. It's pretty cool the way we get to help these people. Well, I love you guys and miss you. Hope all is well back there. Love, Hermana Wood

5 things I'm greatful for: 1) the gospel, 2) my family, 3) my health, 4) hot showers, and 5) my many blessings in the USA.

Emails to mom & dad - Prep Day has changed to Mondays

Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 10:20 AM
To: Wood, Gary E

Can you send me some nylons, oh and some American candy? This week we are getting an investigator for baptism; she is really excited. We are also teaching a couple families. I think that is my favortie part- teaching families. Hey, Dad, thanks for teaching me to love the Bible because it pays off down here. I'm glad I understand the history of the Bible as much as the spiritual aspects of the Bible. I love you all and miss ya. A guy in church has a Diamondback baseball hat and it made me smile. I tried to compliment him on it but my Spanish is terrible and he didn't understand completely, but it was cool nontheless. Also another guy was wearing a Nebraska Corn Huskers shirt. I'm realizing that people have no idea what their shirts say here; a lot of them are in English and don't wear it based on understanding the symbols or anything like that. But for me, I just smile now. Well, say Happy Birthday to Uncle Ken for me; it's in a couple of days.

To mom on 9/13/10:
Oh, I wanted to know if you could send me the chili con carne recipe to me. I love you all, I hope all is well, I hope you write soon. Mom, I got all your letters and I got a card from Uncle Mike's fam and a letter from BJ Hills, but so far that's it- but thanks for the letters! Keep sending them. I sent a longer letter to Dad, have him forward it you. I love you and say Hola to Jeff for me, and Theresa and Cathy and Bobby and Steph and Jenni and Josh and Madi and Brody and everyone else.