Sunday, November 20, 2016

Snapshots from Japan

Stone lanterns at Katsuo-ji (Mino)
We've been in Japan for three weeks now--half way through Brian's sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at Osaka University's Toyonaka Campus. I've posted some traditional touristy photos to my Instagram account, but there are just too many images I want to remember, so I decided to post them here as well.
Image from the ceiling of a room at Tofuku-ji (Kyoto)
Origami bunnies parading around a lamp (Hiroshima)
Our tour guide explained, "Do not flirt with the geishas." (Kyoto)
Elephants at a playground (Osaka)
Daruma dolls at Katsuo-ji (Mino)
Zen garden at Tofuku-ji (Kyoto)
Colonel Sanders at a KFC (Osaka)
Food for sale at Minoh Falls
Bibbed statues at a cemetery near Osaka University's Toyonaka Campus
Todai-ji complex (Nara)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Miracles in Mulchén

As Elder Woodfield and his companion have testified of Jesus Christ many have been baptized and have come unto Him.
(Alexander's Baptism)
(Manual's Baptism)
(Martin's Baptism)
(Mierta's Baptism)
(Missionaries lined up to email home on P-day)
(Elder Woodfield's housemates)
(Elder Woodfield with President and Sister Wilhem, Interim Mission President)
(Los Misioneros)
(Getting ready for lunch?)
(I love that he took this picture!)
(Transfer day--saying good-bye to Elder Pinto)
(Saying hello to Elder Bennion from Florida, who Travis gets to train)
(Elder Woodfield's Zone)
In Travis' own words: "I love the mission. I love this gospel. Christ lives. He is the Son of God, the Redeemer and Savior of the World."

Friday, July 8, 2016

P-day Adventure to Salto Rehuén

On one of Elder Woodfield's first P-days in Mulchén, Chile he visited Salto Rehuén.
He had plenty of opportunities to document the countryside along the way.
It's a good thing mothers don't accompany their sons on missions because I would have told him he was too close to the edge!
Viva Chile!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mulchén

Elder Woodfield has been serving in Mulchén, Chile as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since the end of February.
His companion is Elder P. from Argentina. They have been together for more than three months now.
(Travis and his companion at Enrigueta's baptism.)
Mulchén is a beautiful place.
Travis always finds feline friends.
 Winter began to kick in the beginning of May.

(Travis' Zone?)
(Travis' District?)
(Teresa's Baptism)
 In Travis' words:

"I really love my time here in Mulchén. There are people here that I feel like I was meant to find. The more my mission comes to a close the more I want it to go longer. I really love serving here."

"How great a work is the work of preaching the Gospel whether it be in a family or on the street."