Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hesperia, California -April 7, 2014

Hi family,

Well I have been staring at this blank page for a few minutes now.  I just don't know what to say or where to start.  Missions just get the best of you and really bring out every emotion in you.  The reason for my email being so late today is because from 9 to 230 we were down in San Bernardino for a doctors appointment.  We had to drive to the mission office, then Sister Deputy had to drive us to our appointment.  The appointment was at 11 and we didn't even get out of the waiting room until 1230.  Then it was past 1 once we saw the doctor.  Our entire p-day was gone.  We left the doctors by 130 and drove back to the mission office, and then back home.  We got home at 230 and went and did about 40 minutes of emailing.  Then we left and played some sports with our zone.  So even though we didn't really have time to go there today, I needed to go.  I need to play and goof around.  Zone sports each week is what keeps me sane and keeps me going.  So we ran off to that until about 5 and came back to the library.  After I finish your email, then we will be off to do our shopping.  So we won't be out working right at six-well obviously, since it is past six-but we just didn't really have a choice today.

We had two service projects this week.  We got to help a lady do her laundry (yeah I know.  We weren't warned before hand) And then we help another couple weed their backyard.  They went on a mission a little bit ago, and when they got home, their entire backyard had turned to weeds and so we helped clean it out.  We got four other missionaries over as well.  That was a lot of fun.  They are a great couple.  We enjoyed it.

Kenzii watched conference this weekend! YAY!  We were so excited.  We actually asked Melanie (less active member. Kenziis best friend) if we could watch it with them.  She said yes. So Saturday morning we headed over there.  Kenzii is moving in next door to Melanie but has a few more days til she can get the key, so she was asleep on the floor.  I figured she would probably fall asleep again.  But she didn't.  Conference started and the first real speaker was Elder Holland and he had a pretty bold talk.  Melanie kept talking through the whole thing, and finally Kenzii turned to Melanie and said, "Shhsh We only have a few hours of this and I want to listen"  So that was really cool.  She watched that whole session.  Then they started the afternoon session (we went to another members house) and got bored by the statistical report and just turned it off.  Sunday morning they missed, but we went back over for Sunday afternoon and they kind of watched that.  The only problem was right as it started, Kenziis boyfriends parents showed up-they are Jehovah witnesses.  They were nice and all but I think Kenzii didn't want to admit she was investigating with us, so we missed a bunch of it because she was with them.  But she saw the last little bit.  But all that matters is she watched some of it and enjoyed it.  She said she is coming to church this Sunday so hopefully Satan doesn't get her now.

There is another potential name Brenda who we are starting to work with.  Her husband is a less active and she is good friends with a member.  So our member, Shayla, has been working with her and yesterday Brenda decided she wanted to go to church-of course it had to be yesterday right?  Well Shayla text us today and told us that Brenda decided to watch part of conference on her own instead.  So that was exciting! Yay.

We got a new ward mission leader.  He has been one before and is already in full mood and doing everything he can.  I think he is really going to help with the work. Our last one was just struggling with a lot of things, and it was obvious.  He just couldn't even concentrate on helping us.  So I am excited to start working with Brother Kirby.  Things are looking good for us and our ward.  It should be good.  At least Sister Beagley is doing better and we can work a little more.  And there are only 2 weeks left in the transfer. 

Well I gotta go.  Love ya all

Sister Woodward

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