Monday, September 29, 2014

okay my last week with my companion hna braithwaite :( but i love hna wall! shes my new companion and im still in the same hot area in culiacan! i love it! so we found a perfect family! im excited. you need to always listen to the promptings of the spirit then act right away! because Miricales happen after. Ive seen it, and ive lived it. my stomach i in too much pain to write....we thought i had danga from mosquos but it turns out i have typhoid....and all i well though becaue im taking good antibiotics. and caught it early....we had another photoshoot....haha we have to much fun...a member gave me a mexican flag....i love them. i love it here. i love the mission. the happiness and success you get when you serve is priceless. we found one of our lost investigators, after mucho fasting and day we left the house right after saying a prayer...not five minutes later he drives by....he listens. then we had a lesson with a family, who the dad is so against baptism...the lesson was going on and on and i had that prompting to invite them....i was scared, and my companion was ending the leson and i jut stopped everyone and asked...the prompting was to was time i knew the spirit was about to change his heart...and he and the whole family accepted the date...he listens. he anwers. do your part and be receptive to those little promptings and you can see and feel the work of the lord. les amo ojalo todos estan bien! siempre escuchan las indicaciones del espíritu santo, y actuar en estos indicaciones y van a ver milagros! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ive been learning something this week...sometimes you get in ruts on your mission...and everything is on top of the world, then something out of the blue and CRAZYYY happens....and you feel like you just fell off the mountain you JUST climbed. well its so easy to just give up and get unexcited. these are the moments you have to keeeeeep walking! even if it breaks your heart. my problem has always been i love to easily....I literally adoreeee my investigators and when their agency gets in the way after working sooooo hard with them, and seeing them suffer so much trying to get out of their traps and they give up. then what do we do.....? give up too? What kind of example would that be? keep walking do something more, try a little harder, I know if you do all you can and more you have done a job well done. Its not easy when you have a faith so strong for them then they give up, it can break your heart....but how do you think Jesus feels when we are so close to something amazing but all we see and feel is suffering, so we give up right before the grand prize. I know it breaks his heart. I came across a scripture in doctrine and covenants 132:38 talking about abraham jacob and isaac and the blessings, that we can also have!!! they did "none other things than that which they were commanded; and
because they did none other things than that which they were
commanded, they have entered into their exaltation, according to the
promises, and sit upon thrones, and are not angels but are gods." not angels but are gods..... we have to bee obedient and always keep walking in the faith only doing what the lord would have us do. and I know one day we can have the blessings that are promised. this life is so short. I want to be obedient and enjoy this life to the fullest and my life eternal. I wish I could let my investigators feel exactly the way i do and know exactly what i know, sometimes. But you cant be given conversion, you have to work for it. I have a never dying testimony of this true and everlasting gospel. I know that some suffer their whole lives, but i know its a promise that these sufferings are only but a small moment... christ will come again. and justice will be brought to all. love you guyssss!!! miss you all!!! with alll of my love hermana waddell

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

okkkay...this transfer is just going tooooo fast! lets see....

we had a little miracle this week....not much success this week butttt we had a baptism! actually 4! So Paulina we have been teaching for a little while, her date was for the 20th of september...but I just kept feeling like it needs to be sooner! They have to go to church 5 times before they can be baptized. but I just felt it and so did my companion she was sooooo ready! well....wednesday our district leader called and said hey you are going to have to change your baptism to earlier or later because we have conference stuff on the 20th and 21st...sooo with all of the faith in me I knew she would say yes to earlier! and after a little hesitation she did! that small feeling I had was fulfilled! I could tell after so many prayers on when it was time for her and fasting, I knew it was an answer. All alone with not much support, just her and some members at the baptism....but she is soooo strong and beautiful! Also the Elders in our ward baptized three amazing siblings, their parents are members they just never got baptized!!! it was a great saturday...and I gave a talk on sunday about convertidos al señor, conversion and a testimony and the difference....i did it all in spanish a whole 15 minute talk! and people actually understood me! haha. best feeling ever. I just want to say how much I LOVE my job ;) teaching and testifying everyday, feeling the spirit....with an amazingggggg companion! Hermana Braithwaite!!! its the best... oh and we sang my favorite song at the baptism be still my soul! we found the lyrics in spanish! yay! then we were called angels haha....mostly because my companion is really white with blue eyes and blonde hair.....but ill take the complement too :). okay to end let me just share our practicing contacting companion:"HI! whats your name!? Heres a book that will make you happy! oh I love people and friends and santa!" (shes seriously will farell buddy the elf)...then me...."holaaa buenas tardes....oh poooo i mean dias aghhh i mean white and spanish confuses me.. can i talk to you, iheres a book its the best ever.." haha i cant explain very well in email...but ill just tell you shows our personality perfect.....I love this work, I know this is the true work and an obligation to share this truth to everyone. my loyalty goes to my Heavenly Father and my beloved brother Jesus Christ. they are number one in my life over everything! The way to happiness is through following on the straight and narrow path, he knows what really will make us happy. being a missionary is not being a robot...I love spreading my personality that ive grown to love and being my self and making the best of memories!...even if missions make you fat....les quiero mucho, se no es fácil siempre...pero vale la pena! ya no puedo explicar en mis palabras mis gracias al señor....pienso en ustedes mi familia mis amigos cada día! you are all in my prayers! cuidese, siempre se fuertes! xx hermana waddell

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This week went by so fast. and guess what! i hit my 6 month mark. I only have 1 year left of the mission. i feel like i just started. well i have no time if i wanted to chill today. so this week....well i cant remember was a fight to get lessons in everyday, just aloooooooooooooooooot of contacting. and teaching english...and a lot of almost getting attacked by a wolf....okay just a dog...but he was reallly big and scary and mad at us for no reason. but a prayer saved us, just a little miracle of the week. oh and one old investigator who has been asleep for about two months here, (litteraly shes just been on drugs everyday sleeping because of some weird sickness) and shes so awake now and went to church sunday and doesnt know like anything but wants to get baptized....we{ve only visited her twice! so we are pretty excited about that...and when our other investigators were being missionaries testifying of the book of mormon to other investigators....and i quote "and we all know this book is true, theres no doubt its not, its just true. this church is just so true." our hearts melted. its the best feeling ever. and i have a testimony on contacting on the bus....its the best.... well send me letters and emails family.....cough cough remeber me....jajaja hijole! les quiero, hermana waddell

Monday, September 1, 2014

okay, so coooool experience this week... we just had our multizone conference. and after of course we are all excited and rejuvinated. well my companion and I and four other elders were on the bus back to our area, when it started with two elders we all spread out and contacted until we contacted the whole bus....then when we cleared out the whole bus it was just us missionaries left we were soooo happy then spread out in good seats all over the bus and waited for the next wave haha. then contacted again until we hit our area! no one could escape ;) It was really fun. This week has been fun, really working with less actives, oh and we had a baptism, we had been teaching her, but found out her sisters are members and parents...just dont want to go back, but totally supportive of her getting baptized and she is there every sunday! Poco a poco im learning everyday more and more about this place and loving it more and more. It gets really hard getting people to church, they demand soooo much work from the people here, they work until they drop! its a scary thought for them to walk with faith in the darkness and trust in our heavenly father to provide the way. But I know he will give us what we need if we put him first. Ive seen it in my life, ive seen it in my parents, they always, always put the lord first, then after their family y nunca faltamos nada! we never lacked anything we needed and we lived in happiness. Its a comandment to go to church to keep the sabbath day holy, christ created the eart in 6 days under the direction of god and on the 7th day rested! so we need that rest, and we need that spiritual food at church. trust in the lord, no excuses. when we trust in the lord and act in that trust we show him how much we truly love him. Im so grateful for the example of my parents always putting the important things first. It has helped me alot this week testify of how important it is your familias and going to church and having faith in good things to come after we walk in faith with our eyes closed trusting in the lord. Ive been out 6 months now! half a year! falta un año mas!!!! one year left....weirrrd goes by fast. Love the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ FIRST, then your family, then what follows....know your priorites and enlign them with the lords...les quieroooooooo hermana waddell

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