Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weekly Letter!! - 27 June 2011

Hi Everyone!

This is going to be a short one! I'm going to bullet point things and then you can fill in the blanks. Ready, GO!!!

-I held a chameleon for the first time! They have crazy tongues and it felt cool to put it on my head.
-Chocolate shakes at Sonic are delicious!
-Talked with a Vietnamese guy last night. He was a POW and was able to come to America because he knew John McCain! Cool, huh?!
-Didn't see any fireflies this last week, but I'll be on the lookout!
-Great Value strawberry yogurt in a 2 pound tub=delicious with anything.
-Food is good
-It's 105 degrees today (and it's humid). God bless America :)
-4th of July is new week!!! WOOO!!!!
-I hit my year mark this Thursday (Get trunky!!!!! jk ;)
-Life is good :)
-I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful. Say it with me! "I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful." Isn't that better? ;)

I gotta go now cause a whole bunch of missionaries are waiting for me. Love ya! :)
Elder Woolley :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekly Email -- 20 June 2011

Hello Everyone!!!

the turtle we found while cleaning up in a field

We had transfers and I'm in the OKC 2nd ward now!!! It's awesome!!! It's full of "experienced" people, so it's like serving around a whole bunch of grandmas and grandpas!! Sweet, huh?! I'm in a threesome, so my new companions are Elder Glazier (from American Fork, UT) and Elder Goodrich (from Roosevelt, UT). Elder Glazier trained Elder Goodrich last transfer, and Elder Glazier goes home at the end of this transfer, so in our companionship we have a new missionary (Elder Goodrich), one that's half-way (me), and one that's about to go home (Elder Glazier). It's awesome!

We went to the zoo last Monday! It was awesome! There were a couple of elephants with a baby elephant. They were cool. My favorite part was watching the sea otters swim around. They were so graceful and it was beautiful. It was like watching an underwater dance. I'm a fan of the otter :)

Saturday, we did more tornado cleanup! I tell you what, those tornadoes are a force to be reckoned with! Cleaning up from a tornado takes a long, long time! The house we helped clean up belongs to the neice of one of the senior missionaries that works in the office. It was a good time :)

Yesterday, in Elders Quorum, we talked about the role a father has in the gospel. I learned that it's the father's responsibility to make sure the gospel "happens" in his home. So he's the one who makes sure FHE, family prayer, family scripture study, etc. happen. That was cool to learn about.

We also taught some recently-baptized kids yesterday. They're the son and daughter of a couple who are both converts of about 5 years (he was Baptist, she was Apostolic). They're the Partons. The kids names are Elisha (8 years old) and Leila (9 years old). We taught them the Restoration. It was fun to try to keep their attention! When we talked about the Book of Mormon, the idea came to mind, "Sing 'Book of Mormon Stories!'" So we did! They didn't know it, so we sang it once (complete with hand actions) and then sang it again while they did the hand actions with us. It was awesome! The kids were much more alive after that. Good times :) Elisha prayed at the end of the lesson and it was nice to hear a child pray again--they're so good at it!

That's all for this week. Thanks for all of your prayers and good wishes and letters and whatnot. Love ya! :)


Elder Woolley :)
the house we helped clean up

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekly Letter -- 13 June 2011

Dear Family and Friends,

WELCOME HOME, SARA!!!!!! :) :) :)

Life is good in Oklahoma :) We're going to the zoo today! It's going to be awesome! I'm going to try to pet a monkey (only not really, because it'd probably bite my fingers off). The last zoo I went to was... ? Anyway, zoos are good. And that's what's going on in Oklahoma!

Just kidding! Transfers are coming up next week, so it'll be fun to see what happens with that. I promise I'll write more soon. The past few weeks have been... interesting :) so life is good :)

Love ya! :)

Elder Woolley

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Weekly Letter -- 07 June 2011

Hi Everyone! :)

This is going to be a short letter, probably. Really, I'm practicing writing short letters. You know, it's for fun. :)

We did more tornado clean up last Saturday. There's another stake-wide service project this Saturday for the affected areas. It's crazy. We could work all day and it seems like we'd only make a dent in it.

The gospel is good. Live it :)

Elder Woolley

PS Thank you for writing to me. I'm sorry for not always responding quickly. Life is busy. :)