Monday, April 16, 2012

Choose Him

Hola Familia y Amigos,
I can't believe it's already been another week. Time just flies, it's unbelievable. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying life!
This past week, we had some good times, trying times, and warnings. As for warnings, the other day we were told that a HUGE tornado was going to nail us here in Columbus. Apparently it was talked about a lot and so on Saturday, there was like nobody on the streets. Well, we were told to find a shelter, so we were invited over to the house of a family in our branch. While we were there, the members kept looking at the weather update on their computer and for the first hour, it kept showing that there was a 90% chance that we would get hit by this tornado. Well, a long story short, the tornado changed its path and Columbus got nothing but some rain. We were pretty mad to be honest. haha We were kinda hoping for something more intense just because it had been talked up a lot and we had to miss some visits with investigators. But I learned a good lesson from it and I guess better safe than sorry. But it made me think about why we're here and how our time is short here on earth. And if we were to die at this moment, would we be prepared to meet our maker? So, I'm grateful for experiences like these when we can truly remember the things that matter most.
As for good times, we met with an investigator (A) at the church and did a church tour on Thurday. It was the first official time that I've done a "church tour" on my mission and it turned out pretty good! We showed her all of the pictures on the walls and pretty soon we went into the chapel and watched "Finding Happiness." After watching that, we asked her how she felt and she said that she feels it's true. We were like sweet, and then asked if she would be baptized on May 19th and she said yes! So looks like we should do some more church tours with investigators. haha
And then as for G, he's kind of on the edge right now. We have taught him almost everything and he knows it's true and he wants to be baptized, but he won't set a date. He is worried about what would happen if he did it and he may lose his friends. He came to stake conference with us yesterday and before the meeting started, ELder Melchin of the 70 came up and shook his hand and talked to him for a bit. haha that was awesome. And sounds like he had a great time. We are hoping to have some good lessons with him this week and help him set a date, but we will see how it goes.
But, I hope you all have a great week this next week! Thanks for all that you do, your love, your support, and your examples! Next week is transfer week, so the next e-mail from me will come on Wednesday next week. Love you all,
Elder Vawdrey

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