Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Elder Wood didn't send any pictures this week. So I chose one of my favorites :)

So I'll cut right to it. Udo M.  the investigator of ours that got to go to Utah and sing with the Mormon Tabernacle choir and tour temple square with my family is getting baptized on September 13th!
He had an amazing experience there, and all of his questions and concerns were answered while he was there. We met with him twice this week and have had awesome experiences. Im so stoked! He's the coolest and nicest guy you'll ever meet. The rest of the week has been a pretty average week. We tracted a ton this week and not to much luck, but its all good we have some pretty cool stuff to look forward to.
We just gotta keep working hard. Yesterday we had a cool experience while street contacting. A lady came up to us and just wanted to know what we talk to people about because she said she always sees us walking around. We talked to her about who we were and pulled the golden restoration pamphlet out and talked about our unique message to the world and she was totally interested so we have a return appointment with her this Thursday. We waited until Thursday because we have exchanges Tuesday and Wednesday and I'm not missing out on another appointment. haha
Have a great week
Church is true,
Elder Wood

Brother M. on his visit to temple square

Singing as a guest of the tabernacle choir

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cold Lake

Elder Wood said this was the best pizza he's ever eaten!!

The District

Its been a good week! 
So we had exchanges this week so I was up in Cold Lake for the first part of the week and I love it there! The missionaries up there have a weight set in there apartment so I LOVE going there! And then the next day me and my companion had to go into the city because he had a doctors appointments and also we had ZTM so we stayed at the mission home on Wednesday. My companion has had stomach cramps so he thought it was kidney stones. Turns out that he was fine, no stones.   ZTM was great. Its always nice to see other missionaries. One of our investigators here in St. Paul spent time in Utah this week and my parents were able to take him around temple square and to the Ogden temple open house and he got home Saturday night and came to church the next day so we were able to talk a little bit but we have a lesson with him tonight that I cant wait for! Hes the coolest guy and also one of the most active people in our branch. HE"S READY. Ill let you guys know next week how it goes. Also Sunday we had a lesson with 2 ladies we tracted into in Elk Point that went awesome!!! Finally. I"ll also keep you updated on them as well. While we were in Elk Point this week tracting I heard a bunch of guys talking in a garage and I noticed that they were Philippines and were speaking Tagalog and I remembered we had a Tagolag restoration pamphlet so I ran back to the car and got it and talked with them. Turns out they're from a city kind of by Laoag where Courtnee my sister is serving so we talked about that and had a good discussion with them. No wonder my sister is having such good luck, Filipino people are so easy to talk to.... haha That pretty much sums up my week. 
Have a great week everyone!!
Elder Wood.

Monday, August 4, 2014

I Don't Drink Coke

Meet Garry, the Branch mission leader. We had dinner with them out at the lake by St. Paul called Lac Bellview way sick

Soo this week has been a slow week... Nothing to exciting happened all week. We worked everyday and haven't had the most luck but something pretty interesting happened yesterday while tracting. 
We knocked on this door and a guy answers it and we talk and introduce ourselves and we start kinda going back and forth because hes way into the bible and not meaning for it to go this way it gets kinda heated so hes like fine. Come in lets talk. So we go in and his wife and another couple are sitting there and hes like we got some Mormons here that are going to answer some questions for us. hahaha im just thinkin to myself im so screwed. I dont know the bible well at all. Hes like I'd offer you some tea or a coke but I know you dont drink that stuff so you can have water. My companion is  like NOPE we drink coke! You have to realize its kinda heated and I dont drink pop but this guy was trying to get to us so we both said we would love a Coke! So we both sit down drink our Cokes and talk. I havent had a coke since I was about 10. It felt horrible. So we sat and bible bashed (well mostly my companion) and I just once in a while threw my two sense in then listened to them go back and forth. hahaha I loved it!! They were throwing bible scriptures everywhere... I had to be careful what I said tho because I'm not the best at backing it up. I never listened in seminary and got my bible scripture masteries down and my companion did and it helped im so much! I kinda regret it now... So things were heated for about an hour strait so im finally just said This isnt going to go anywhere, I think we both know that. We testified what we knew to be true and told them we had a dinner appointments we were late to. We left them two Books of Mormon and a restoration pamphlet. Before we left the lady said lets pray! So out of know where she starts doin some halleljuia prayer and the three other people were sayin amen after everything she said and I honestly couldnt help myself. I  was about to burst out laughing. hahahah such a cool experience. 
Well that really was the coolest thing that happened this week. Life is great here in St. Paul.
Have a great week,
Elder Wood