Monday, June 11, 2012

Grab a milk!

Familia y Amigos,

Buenos Dias! I hope you all enjoyed your first week of summer. And I don't know what it's like out there in good old Utah, but here It's starting to get really hot!! holy cow. The humility is killer. Let me just say, it is so nice to have an air conditioner in the car and apartment!! haha

This week, I have learned that you gotta expect the unexpected. Things wont always go as you had planned. As for my companion and me, we decided that we wanted to try and find a tender mercy from the Lord each day. And the first day we did it...I think it was Friday, we definitely had one. We were walking out in the flippin' hot sun and we weren't having much luck with getting in to visit with the investigators we wanted to see. We decided that we would walk away from the area that we were in to a different area (like a 20-minute walk). Well...as we were walking, we just got talking about food...you know us. We really like food. haha And we actually started talking about milk and how we wish we had some milk right now. So we were getting pretty dehydrated with the heat and no water so we decided that we would stop by Subway on our way over to the other area to grab a quick cup of water. When we walked up to the register to ask for a cup of water, a guy that was standing back by the door just came right up to us at the register and asked us: Hey do you want something? And at first, we were like "Oh no, we're good." But then he was insisting that we get something. After a minute of him insisting to buy us something, we were like "All right, we'll get a cookie." haha And then he was like, "Hey get them both a milk too!" haha... We both thought it was hilarious that right before we walked into the restaurant, we were talking about how badly we wanted milk, and then here we are with a cup of milk. What makes this story even better is that the guy that bought us the milk, his name was Jesus! How cool is that?

This was an experience that I will never forget. It was something super simple and easy to overlook, but this experience helped me to realize that God knows who we are, He knows our thoughts, and He knows our needs, and if we look for Him, He will help us out. Oh, and also something I thought was really cool is that the guy that bought us the milk wasn't even a Mormon. He had a nice family but said that he has a lot of respect for Mormons... and his grandma is a Mormon. So that was a really cool experience.

Now to switch gears a little bit, this week, we found out that we have BED BUGS. FLIP. haha Our apartment manager told us that we have to take EVERYTHING out of our apartment so that he can spray all the apartments with some stuff. So that was pretty frustrating to hear about that. But hopefully it will kill the Bed Bugs quick and that we wont get eaten by bugs.

Now as for investigators, we didn't have a lot of special things happen this week, but we did get a referral from a member for a guy named JG, and he has been to church three times. He seems pretty solid. So we are hoping that he continues to have interest in the church as we go over and visit with him!

It's been a good week. We bought some otter pops to help us stay hydrated! I suggest it for you all back at home too. They're good :) I love you all. Have a great week and thank you so much for all of your love and support!

Elder Vawdrey

1 comment:

  1. Elder Vawdrey

    Hope you had a good bday, we think of you and pray for you daily. Glad your doing well lvoe the story of subway and milk and cookies haaa

    lvoe mullen family