This was a hand written note by Maddie that was sent to us when she arrived to her mission (transcribed by Mom).
Hola familia! I’m a real missionary now! It’s just barely hitting me. I am going to be in my sector in just a few hours :) I thought I would be more nervous than I am, but really I’m okay! Presidente Woodward & his wife ended up doing a devotional at the CCM on Sunday night and we got to talk with them. That made me feel a lot better heading into this. They are wonderful! Mom it might be time to get a Facebook! Look up Jenny Y Chris Woodward & follow them! Last p-day was awesome; my companion & I tried completos (pics to come) & then we had a contact with the guy who was serving us! We could tell he was interested in us, but we had no clue how to initate, but he basically just ended up asking us how he could become a member of our church, ha-ha! It’s amazing how the lord has prepared people & he won’t let my shortcomings get in the way of their finding the gospel. In regards to Grandma & Granpa’s joke about the foot/pie thing – ha-ha! It was funny because I was actually quite confused about it when I first read “eating feet.” We had the most beautiful Thanksgiving in the CCM. We watched the most incredible devotional/question & answer session by Elder Bednar – live from the Provo MTC! You should all go and watch it. Then they fed us the most fancy, incredible, delicious 12 course meal! They put prunes in the turkey & I LOVED IT! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, because truly we have so much to be grateful for!
I love you & miss you all, but I cannot wait to do this great work :) I will talk to you all in one month.
Mucho, mucho amor!
With President and Sister Woodward
The newest missionaries in Santiago Oeste!