Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekly Email - May 20th

Hi Family,

This week was pretty neat. President Nielson came to Szczecin for some special missionary training. He even sat in on a lesson with us and our recently baptized member S. That was way fun. I went on exchange with Elder Mikolyski and he taught me a bunch and one of the things I have learned most over the week was just being casual with people, just calming down and having fun conversations with people. That was a lesson that I wish I would have had a long time ago.

One of the highlights of the week was when we stopped a girl named S on the street. She is not from Szczecin , but she was willing to talk with us as she waited for her bus. She said that she believed in God and that he created us and the world and everything in it, but that he stopped caring about us and that we are just on our own now. She said there is too much evil in the world for God to care. We told her about God's plan, the Plan of Salvation, and that he does care, and he gave everyone free-will to make choices. We told her that He has given us his plan through prophets and scripture and we introduced her to the Book of Mormon. We bore testimony and had a good chat. Then she said that as we talked she felt like everything we were saying just made sense. She felt like we were just telling her a truth that she already knew deep down, but that we were just helping her remember. That is the first time on my mission so far that I have ever heard anyone say anything like that. We invited her to read and pray and then she would know that what we were saying was true. That was a really powerful experience. We had some good conversations with other people over the week too. Sister Nielson even dropped us off with that man in the picture that we are talking to.

Everything else is going well. I am eating a lot of healthy food and trying to keep up on my yoga routine with Elder K, I feel better than ever. We are having a lot of fun and we just got clearance to visit a cool war museum during our lunch hour on Saturday so we will probably stop by this week. We have an awesome cemetery to visit, we have neat buildings and scenery. The food is as good as ever. We are just having a good time here. Hope all is going equally well for everyone back home.

Love you all,
Elder Godwin

Here is a picture of Polish Graffiti. Pretty fancy, huh!

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