Friday, December 4, 2015


For the past three months Elder Woodfield has been serving as a missionary in Cabrero, Chile and its neighboring town of Monte Aquila. This sign says it best. He and his companion have truly been "working machines."
As winter ended in the southern hemisphere Travis and Elder O. (from Brazil) have walked the streets and footpaths of these towns through biting cold, pouring rain, and the blazing afternoon sun of a Chilean spring.

He's served and loved and learned from the beautiful people here.
Of course, being Travis, he sends home numerous photos of food.

He may be a working machine, but every once in a while, on P-days, he and the other missionaries can play a little--be it on a fĂștbol field, a snowy volcano, or by a waterfall.
Travis turned 20 last month, and like a true adult he spent the day working. He did, however, buy a Chilean apple pie to celebrate with his companion. (Yes, that candle is a Q-tip.)
My mother-heart is comforted to know that he is happy and finding joy in his service and sacrifice.  I am grateful for his personal growth and spiritual journey to truly know God and that he finds simple pleasures along the way.
After twelve weeks together Elder O. has been transferred to a different city and Elder Woodfield will be TRAINING his next companion--a brand new missionary fresh from the Missionary Training Center. On to the next adventure!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saying Goodbye to Traiguen

After almost six months, Elder Woodfield is leaving Traiguen. Elder F. from Arizona (second from left) was Travis' last companion there.
It is always sad to leave the people you've befriended and loved, but Travis takes with him memories of miracles and faith and much personal growth.
Good-bye Traiguen.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Wintering in Traiguen

Travis (Elder Woodfield) spent his first Chilean winter in Traiguen.
When Chile won the Copa America everyone celebrated.
Hiking to the Lonquimay volcano was a P-day highlight for Travis.
Elder A. from Colorado (far right) was Travis' second companion in Traiguen.
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings" (Isaiah 52:7)