October 8, 2012

"Ask the missionaries...they can help you!"

Family and Friends,

We had a good week. Barrio Pueyrredón is a good place to work. A hard place to work, and I can see it molding me into the potential that the Lord has for me as his daughter. Unfortunately, I also believe that Barrio Pueyrredón is "Miscommunication City." About every other day we run in to a situation with the ward members where they had someone be in charge of doing something...yet they never told the said person that they were in charge. Bah. I've never been so grateful for all of the Crucial Conversations training that I had while working at VitalSmarts. Here's a shout out to all of you at VitalSmarts!! Thanks for all that you do. You really are changing the world!

Wasn't conference just awesome! I always leave thinking "this conference is the BEST conference there ever was!" Yet I think that's just because all of the talks are directed by divine revelation so that we can hear exactly what we need to hear. :) I feel so blessed that the Lord loves us so much to give us such a wonderful opportunity to have General Conference every six months.

On Saturday we actually ended up watching General Conference in Spanish because there was a problem with the satellite. At first I was a little bummed because I wasn't able to hear the actual voices of the prophet and apostles. But it was so cool to see how my Spanish has improved! I listened to 4 hours of meetings in another language and I still understood! I am so grateful that I get to serve Spanish-speaking. I love this language. It's beautiful.

There were so many great conference talks! I think my favorites were Elders Uchtdorf, Bednar, Nelson, and Holland. Wow, does Elder Holland have a gift of teaching and speaking, or what?! I love how he leaves you speechless when he finishes his talk. "Do you love the Lord?" ¡Qué pregunta! (What a question!) Or how about the new age for missionaries! We were freakin'out!! The youth these days really are an incredible generation. And they are ready to leave and serve the Lord earlier now! I am so excited for the amount of church growth that we will be able to see now.

One of my favorite moments however was during Elder Russell M. Nelson's talk. "Ask the missionaries...they can help you." To be completely honest, that talk was a little bit intimidating to think of all of the questions that people have, and the responsibility I have to help them. Yet I feel so privileged that I am called and commissioned to be a representative of Jesus Christ. I feel His presence every day and I can sense Him qualifying me to do His work. I am on His errand, and it is such a wonderful privilege.

I love this gospel. I know it's true. I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. And I love it.
-Hermana Vawdrey

Our District

A bunch of missionaries at General Conference

Celebrating Hermana Squire's birthday a week later with lunch at "Big Six."
Thanks Mom and Dad Squire!

Zona Bahia Blanca - Octubre 2012

1 comment:

  1. Hooray! I loved the talk about asking the missionaries. I loved the story of the man who prayed for help and received the answer: Ask the guys on the bikes. I could just imagine him watering his yard, sincerely praying in his heart...and then over-watering some poor plant as he watched the guys ride by.
    It's so awesome that you're able to use your Conversations skills. On so many occasions, I wish that I would have had access to this kind of knowledge at earlier times in my life. I'm very grateful to be able to use them now.
    It's great to be able to keep up with you and what you're doing in the mission field. It's totally white and so ready to harvest. We pray every day for your success! You're doing a great job, Hermana!!
    Best wishes! Jessica at VitalSmarts