Monday, January 9, 2012

Much Prayer and Fasting

Familia y Amigos,

Buenos Dias! I hope you all had a great week. I can't believe it's Monday again. We still have no snow...and the weather got up to 60's this week. haha I am enjoying this "California-ish" weather. But, I'm sure some big snow storms will be coming soon. But, we'll enjoy this nice weather while we got it!

We received another referral this week from San Diego and then had a couple other great visits this week. We are working with a part-member family right now that just had a new baby and they had their baby blessed in church yesterday. It was a great blessing, and the whole family has really been changing and turning their hearts to the Lord. It has been so cool to watch and see. The son wants to get involved in Seminary and get ordained a Teacher soon. The dad is the investigator in the family and we have been working with him. But what makes the visits super powerful is when a member from the branch comes. It is amazing how much different the visits go with a member present...because the investigators have an immediate friend and usually about their age. But anyway, they are progressing slowly but surely!

Then, we watched the Restoration video in Spanish with the "S" family. They have a big family but the parents work like crazy. The dad was taught by missionaries a lot in the past, and actually it sounds like his work schedule is changing!! So, we are super excited about them. And I hope to report something good again with this family next week.

As for "C", we have been working a lot with him and he is finalizing his wedding plans with "K" for the 21st of January. We are super excited for them and the following week, "C" will be baptized!! We are super stoked!

This is the new updates for investigators and such. Sorry I kinda kept it short and to the point because I don't have much time. But, the area that I am in...Columbus, NE is SO awesome. The members are amazing and always willing to help with missionary work. It is so cool. Elder Keele and I are excited for this next week! Also, something I wanted to share from this week was from our district meeting. We talked a lot about the importance of prayer and fasting. I still am amazed to think about how the Gospel was restored all beginning with a simple humble prayer by Joseph Smith. Likewise, this is how we can restore the gospel into our lives. If we will pray, we can receive an answer to ALL of our quesions. And fasting always helps too. :D

But I know that prayer and fasting helps us to find answers to our questions and know how to help others.

I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for all that you do and your love and support. And also, our mission office address has changed so if you happen to send something to me... send it to this address from now on. Thanks!

Elder Brian Vawdrey
Nebraska Omaha Mission
11027 Martha Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Elder Vawdrey

P.S. Congratulations to those of you who just got married or engaged!

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