Monday, June 25, 2012

The Spirit is the Real Teacher

Familia, y Amigos,

Hello again!! I hope you all had a great week. This week I learned a lot here in Omaha and we had some great experiences.

On Wednesday, we had Specialized Training and it was the last meeting that we will have with President Kunz. It was a powerful meeting and I learned a ton. But I will miss President Kunz as the mission President. I have learned so much from him. He is constantly filled with the Spirit and I will miss that. Even though I think the mission will be different with a new mission President, it sounds like President Weston will be great as well. He's coming from Utah... haha yeah! But I think it will be cool to work with two different mission Presidents and learn from both of them.

From our specialized training, we learned a lot about the importance of the Spirit and teaching people, not lessons. Elder Pese and I have been trying to make some changes to work more with the Spirit, and I felt like it clicked during one visit in particular with a lady named C. We have seen her a few times and had taught her the Plan of Salvation, but this time we taught her the Restoration, and it was probably the best lesson that Elder Pese and I have taught together. We felt like the Spirit was there, we had really good unity, and the Spanish just flowed. We asked a lot of questions and I think that's what made everything so different. I was so pumped when we finished the lesson and she told us that we could come by again today. There was only a two-day gap. I was so stoked. I felt like that meant she was really interested. So, we were super pumped about that. But we hope to do better at working with the Spirit more.

And then throughout the week there have been several little tender mercies that I've seen and it's been awesome. This week we also brought out the bikes and so we've been riding a lot. We come home with our shirts flippin' soaked, so that kinda stinks but it feels great afterwards.

Really quick, I have a funny story. On like Tuesday, we were walking down the sidewalk to go see an investigator and on our way we were kicking rocks between each other's legs, and after a little bit we said hi to this one guy that was outside, and then after talking to him we got walking again and we walked into a tree branch. haha. But I was wearing my glasses and when I was trying to walk under the branch, one of the leaves or something caught onto a part of my glasses and it pulled my glasses off my face. hahha I felt like an idiot, but it was hilarious!! haha

Other than that, it was a good week! haha But anyway, I hope you all have another great week! I love you all. Thanks so much for all that you do and for your support!

Elder Vawdrey

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