Sorry my email this week is going to be kind of short! I am running out of time, a lot! sorry...
But HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! And HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!!! Man, busy week of birthdays back at home! I love you all and hope you have a great birthday!!!
Well, this week has been pretty good. Not too much going on. We had a pretty slow week but we are working hard. With the struggles and whatnot this week, I have been thinking a lot about prayer, and then we talked about it in a zone meeting this week, too. I have been thinking about the importance of praying with true sincerity and "with full purpose of heart" like Enos (though maybe not for quite as long... ;) But, I have been thinking, miracles will never happen unless we truly ask for them. We need to pray for ourselves, for our families, for others, and especially for our investigators! We can help call down blessings for them! Isn't that cool! And then what we talked about in zone meeting was, at the end of a lesson, truly discussing prayer, and then to kneel down with the investigator and have them say a kneeling prayer with us and ask if these things are true. Then you stay silent once they are finished and let the Holy Ghost work, and wait until they speak first. The power and the spirit that comes is so incredible, and an answer will come!
So, that is my main thought for this week. The members here are great and they are willing to help us. We just have to work with their schedules because they are all busy, too. But they are super nice and awesome!
So, sounds like things at home are going well! Sounds like a busy summer! Golfing, boating, Europe, and all that good stuff! Haha, from the picture I could tell that there was a new surfboard, so that's pretty funny when I read it! And Duke looks like he's having a good time! He likes to stand in the same place Rufus did!
Sorry, I'm pretty much out of time, so I gotta go! But I will try to write more next week! Hope you all have a great week and a great summer! I love you all so much! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY again! Love You!
Love Elder Wood