Monday, May 26, 2014

In a trio for a few more days


MY ZONE

This week was CRAZY! Remember when I didn´t have a companion? I remember that! Because I´m living it right now! It´s pretty complicated... I am working in a trio in a different area that is close to my area. So the only way I can work in my area is if I find a woman active member to be my companion to do visits. It´s real fun!

On Saturday I went out with this old lady that is just super rocking with missionary work and used to just go visit all the in active members so she just knows where all of them live! Anyways, we went to an investigators house and they weren´t there so she´s like "Hey! an inactive lives close by let´s go!" So we go and the neighbors come out and tell us that their son died (as in the son of the less active family) and that the viewing was in a house a couple blocks away. Yeah- we went by and found them. (don´t worry, in Chile people always go to viewings of people that they don´t really even know just to show support so it wasn´t weird to them that we went) It was actually really good because we were also able to tell the bishop so they were able to feel the support of the church. We´re going to pass by later. I feel like it is a very key moment for that family. 

Today we had our Liders counsel in Concepci√≥n which is a couple hours in bus from Chillan, and considering that I don´t have a companion, I was the only hermana going from Chillan. Chuta... So I had to go with the elders... Weird. This whole not having a companion thing is real interesting! 

This next week we are going to have a sister capacitation where ALL of the sisters in the whole mission are going to go and be uplifted. I am SUPER excited for it! As sisters we just learn a little different, I mean that´s why Releif Society exists right? Yeah same basic concept! 

Hey!! This is super random, but do you guys remember Hector from Chillancito??? Yeah well I just talked to a missionary who is working there and they told me he is preparing for the mission!!! YEAH!!! GO HECTOR!!!! Anyways that just made me way happy. It is just really cool to see people´s progress. I love this work so darn barn much!

 Love you guys!

Loveth Hermana Woodbury

Monday, May 19, 2014

Moving Trikes

Fun fact- So Chileans are really obsessed with this hot drink called mate, which is like an herbal tea, and during the winter they are even more crazy for it! Anyways sometimes we will call at their door and they will open it covering their mouth and say "I can´t right now I´m drinking mate." My favorite it when they come all the way out to the gate covering their mouth and THEN tell us that. Mostly I just love that they think they have to cover their mouth to come outside after drinking something hot.

 

 

​These trikes are the best invention ever! We used it to help a member move!  I´m totally investing in one when I get home.


​One time we went to a members house and there was a rooster eating at her table....



​I´m just not really sure where that street is! This is actually hilarious because retorno means I return... And it´s pointing up :) I just like it.

Anyways things have been going great! My companion goes home this week on Thursday and I have no idea what they are going to do with me for the last week and a half of the cambio.. If they are going to have me work in a different sector or give me a new companion.. It´s a mystery! I just love being on a mission!


Hope everything is going great! Love you guys!

Hermana Woodbury

Monday, May 12, 2014

Perzana

Crazy how time flies! It seems like I just talked to you guys! Oh wait.... That was yesterday. :) Well considering that not much has changed since then.... Maybe I will just send some pictures until I think of something to tell you guys...?


​This is what I like to call a "perzana" it´s actually called a "pera de agua" (water pear) but it is the weirdest pear in the world! It looks and tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear! It´s awesome! Anways, apple in spanish is "manzana" so I named this fruit "perzana" :D

Um... I was going to send more pics but they are on my companions camera and her memory card isn´t connecting to the computer so.. I guess that´s enough pictures!

So I am proud to say we finished building Martha´s house! Or at least eough so that the rain doesn´t get to her... She moved in this week! I love doing service. It´s so much fun. Whether its building a house or it is helping them know that God loves them. I love that by serving people we can show them the love of Christ :)

Hope everything is going great! Love you guys!

Loveth, Hermana Woodbury

Monday, May 5, 2014

House from Scrap wood

Hey! I mean it hasn´t been the most eventful week this week. Just kind of doing the same things I always do ya know? We taught Cesar about chastity and he really wants to marry his girlfriend (she lives in his house and is probably going to have a baby this week) so he talked with her about it after and she told him that she doesn´t want to marry him... He was really sad and didn´t go to church. But we talked to him on the phone and apparently it´s because he had to work and he says he wants to keep going to our church and stuff so we´ll see how it all goes..

So there is this a recent convert here named Martha that is getting kicked out of her house, so there is a guy that gave her a place to live, but it´s like half a house so we have been helping her get everything covered from the rain before she had to move there. It´s really sad. It´s like when you build a fort out of scrap wood, except she is actually going to live there. It´really sad the way some of the people live here. It makes me really grateful for all I have. It even makes me grateful for the mold box I lived in for six months in Chillancito!

Hope everything is going well! Love you guys!

Loveth, Hermana Woodbury