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Monday, August 3, 2015

Hermana Waddell

Miracle week...like every week!!!! So Samael got baptized!!!!!! yay!!!!! we had his date set for agust 8th....but thats conference day so we couldnt do it that day....so we were going to wait until the 15th! and that just puts a downer to everyones day! So with total inspiration our mission president called us thursday this week....(we were climbing a mountain to get to an apointment...ok a reallly big hill...but it felt like a mountain)....and he called I answered very winded and out of breath and he asked me how i was working...(and i was like how does he know! it wasnt me i promise!) haha and then he asked me a little bit about Samael our investigator and he told me to visit him and talk to him today and see if he is ready to be baptized this week....just listen to the spirit and he will let you know what you should do. So we did! and if you are a misisonary you know how hard it can be when they dont have all the lessons and your bishop and missionary leader are working and dont have time to come to a baptism this week....so long story short....he didnt end up getting baptized  saturday.....he got baptized FRIDAY!!!!! and it was BEAUTIFUL!!!! the spirit was so strong! and Sunday one of the 70s was with us so he confirmed him a member of the church..... so beautiful! Samael has such a sweet spirit. he has helped my testimony of the gospel grow so much. He only wants to be a good person and demonstrate his love to his savior and his Heavenly Father. I was starting to get down and depressed this week and this wonderful miracle happened, along with many more great miracles that i will explain in later emails. Heavenly Father really is there....he never abandons us....just please know that. we just have to be patient and know that he is right there with us the whole time even when we cant hear him. Thankyou all for your love. hermana waddell 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

7-13-15

ahhhhh!!! Weddddinnggg! im gonna be a bridesmaid!!!!!! wow!!! mom when does emi come home? how is dnel how is everyone? how is mimi? how is rita!? hows the ward? i dream about you guys haha....i want to work my hardest these last 6 weeks...but sometimes all i can think about is how it will be when i get back and what am i going to do with my life.....but i feel better when i dont think about that....haha...today we will have a family home evening on the beach with one of our really great investigators!!! his name is Samael....he is a chosen one!!!! im really excited! we have a baptism planned for this saturday!!! his name is Jesus! pray that it happens!!!! we are still working with him alot.... but i have faith....

7-6-15

wow its so beautiful!!!! loved the video!!!!! goodness....its all happening.....its kind of hard because it makes me want to come home.....but im still serving strong here.... i have to...i have a work to do! lol i love the mission....but im almost ready to go home..... i miss you guys..... and im kind of scared...but i know ill end it flying....i have learned so much and right now i am learning so much more.... we have baptisms coming up! it is the best feeling ever seriously! love you much. meg

6-29-15

Okay....I dont have much to say...but things are looking up here....I learned something beautiful about the mission...


On the mission we are here in the Clouds....While in these clouds we Must learn to Fly! and not rely so much on the clouds....that will determine how your life will be after your mission...because when we end the mission we have two options...to jump down from the clouds and keep walking(because we havent learned to fly)....Or we can keep flying onward. Im finally learning how to fly. I have found potential within me that I never knew existed... I love the people here! We found an amazing young man who wants to get baptized his name is Jesus....He came to church with us and loved it.....he is really a light to us.... I know that our efforts are NEVER wasted....He who knows all and sees all notices our efforts and the angels are writing our life in a book up in the heavens. we do more good than we think.....Im so grateful for all of you in my mass email list and many many more that i have failed to put on my email list....You have all made some type of impact in my life, your efforts to lift others are never wasted.....because many of you have lifted me, and I am forever ever grateful. Please keep listening to those small quiet whisperings of the spirit to help lift a heavy head, Let your Heavenly Father work miracles through you.....I beg, seriously you dont know how much good you do. I testify of this in the sacred name of our perfect example of charity and love our Brother Jesus the Christ amen.

6-22-15

Rented bikes for their P-day. Had a little fun.



Monday, June 15, 2015

Okay, so La Paz is beautiful and we are meeting some great people! This week we had so many fun experiences...I dont have time to tell them all but. Something I reminded myself of this week is that the Gospel is Light, it is like the Rays of Sun breaking through the dark stormy clouds. It gives us the hope for things better to come. Only through the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can become better and return to our Father in Heaven. We have EVERY reason to smile and be happy when we are living in tune with the will of our Father. I have never ever been happier in my whole entire life than I am right now. and I KNOW it is because I am spreading the Gospel Truth and forgeting myself....It is funny how it works...but if you want to grow and progress and be happier....forget your problems forget yourself and help someone in need, put your talents to serving others. That is when we find true happiness. I made it to the ocean finally!!!! something about the ocean just makes everyone happy and loving....Thankyou all for your love and support.. hasta luego!!! Hermana waddell





















Wednesday, June 10, 2015

6-8-15

Pues.....I got out of Culiacan! I do miss it alot...15 months in the same city...yeah.....but I am so happy for this new adventure!!!! its so beautiful here! The pacific Ocean has been calling me for a while...and I came and calmed the huricane that was about to hit ;) just kidding...but yes I am so happy to be close to the ocean again....I am so ready to work with the people here, I know there are people here that are ready to hear the gospel and follow in Christs footsteps.... I love you all... thanks for your support. hermana waddell 






6-1-15

We went to the zoo on my last P-day in Culiacan.



Monday, May 25, 2015

This week I have learned that when we have to make a decison especially a big decision that might change a lot of things even might change our whole life, we have to make it fast, there is no other way to make a decision, when we make it we make it in an instant....thinking the words its Now or Never....that is how I feel on the mission,,,,I am confronted with so many difficult decisions some small others not so small....and there is no time to think, I can only trust fullly in the Lord and act. If it is something good, it is right, and we will know it... We have to trust in him, who trusts in us. Our Heavenly Father trusts us, he loves us and is waiting for us to trust in him, and recieve his blessings he has prepared for us. This week we have fasted and prayed much, things seem to be a bit difficult and I was at a point where I literally felt I could do no more, I have done all i can in my human power and more, what more can I do....then as I was reading the Book of Mormon, it hit me....this is the work of the Lord, I cant do anything but be obedient and do the will of the Lord. It is not MY power, it is the power of God, he makes the move, and I need to trust more that he will complete his promises, because He ALWAYS does, ALWAYS....We are the guilty ones who dont keep the promises...if we want to progress and learn we have to be willing to stretch and do his will, so he can transform us...he sees us as eternal beings not as our mortal imperfect selves....we are so much more, and we need to remember to live with our Savior, we need to walk with him and follow his steps...trusting in his atonement...I am really getting lost in this work, it is what makes me happy. There is no other work more important than that of the work of salvation...As clear as crystal, I know I am on the Lords Errand this is NOT a church found by humans, it is not Joseph Smiths Church. NO... It is the Church Of Jesus Christ....He is who we serve..2 Nephi 25:26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. http://bcove.me/7lyeaqtf .....I know my redeemer lives and loves us, I want to serve him forever I am endepted to him...as we all are....I testify of him in his name Jesus the Christ, Amen.

5-18-15

hi mom.....i love youuuuuuuu!!!!!!!

5-11-15



Well it was very nice talking to my family yesterday!!! and today all the girls in my district gave me a little birthday party!!!! :) but sorry no pictures because mexico doesnt like my camera.....HAPPPPPy MOTHERS DAY to all moms!!!! yesterday someone in the street told me happy mothers day.....i was offended...haha...not really but...seriously!!!! haha...thats what the mission does to you makes you look all old and mature..... anyways.... Ive been thinking alot this week on the reason I am here on the mission...although I have other reasons personal, the main reason is LOVE. I love my Heavenly Father SO SO SO much and I love my Savior Jesus Christ i can not express how much I love them....and in the mission....I get to forget everything and serve with them walking everyday with my redeemer....yes I GET to there is not much sacrifice to this.....I have the oportunity to mold into a queen here in the mission....virtuous and kind, its not easy but im trying everyday.... and i dont have much time left...but i still have time left....my work is not done....and it wont be until Christ comes again...and tells me I can rest. if we could just seek to Love our God love our Savior Love ourselves and all those around us even our enemies, that is the key that is the motivation to have success and a happy life...Love...thankyou all for your love and support...i just want to end with a scripture that explains my feelings Perfectly right now....I still have so much work to do, istill have so much progress to make in my life, I invite all of you to try and love those you might have overlooked, let us reach out with kindness and charity to everyone as Christ Always did, we really CAN make a difference in this world. les quiero, esto es mi deseo que tengan amor y felicidad en sus vidas, y puedan compartirlo con todos los demas. con mucho amor hermana waddell .19 And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done?Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus farsave it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith inhim, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mightyto save.

20 Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall pressforward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.

5-4-2015



We need our spiritual bread....pray always and do not faint.... thankyou all for your love and support...This week was slow...I got sick again...-___- but Im better now! YAY! ready to teach and preach and work like missionaries dooooooo! bum ba dum di dum dum...but seriously! I just testify of the power of prayer....How blessed we are in this world to be connected with the heavens....all we have to do sometimes is humble ourselves a little get on our knees and call to our Heavenly Father and talk to him! its not too hard, and we can get so much out of it if we listen to his counsel.... Amo la mision amo la obra del Señor. Amo a Culiacan Mexico!!!! es da beeeessssttt i luvvv it....amo a Nacho Libre...just kidding... I pray you all have a great week! and watch this video! and remember that there is more to this wonderful world we have and someone greater who gave us all these wonderful creations... hasta luego! hermana Waddell https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2013-08-012-daily-bread-pattern?category=mormon-messages/mormon-messages-2013&lang=eng&cid=HP_FR_5-1-2015_dPTH_fMLIB_xLIDyL2-2_

April 27 2015

well im staying in my same area! ive been in the SAME city my WHOLE mission...its another trial that i am facing right now....it is not so easy to do.....but i am happy! we have great investigators! and I know the lord needs me to learn something here and needs me to find someone!!! so if i stay in this city for the rest of my my mission so be it! come what may! the lord makes the call!! :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

So I got a call friday....after having a hard empty week...Alfonso, my convert from my other area called me! and informed me that his wife and Son were going to be baptized Saturday! Angel and Maria Lucia. and then they invited me! and I went and practically the whole world went!!! i had been teaching this family for 6 months! they became my Ohana! Only the dad got baptized because there were some challenges the others had, but they have know for a while that the gospel is true! Angel the Son has the strongest testimony I have ever heard. It brokeeeeeeeee my heart that they didnt get baptized and werent planning on getting baptized and then they stopped going to church....then right before I left the area the Mom started going again with her husband...but Angel, he still wasnt feeling it...Although we would go to his house and he would pray and cry with us and he knew it was all true, just couldnt find the courage to change and make the "jump". well they made the jump! and now maria Fernanda is next! a complete family eternal. ugh, i cant express the joy I have in my heart! lkdfjeaehdjfkdljfieojrelkra God hears our cries Impossible does not exist! thankyou all for your love and support!!!! hermana waddell






Tuesday, April 14, 2015



okay i want to just share something my sister shared with me....just go watch it its so beautiful... This week I did something that I NEVER thought I could ever do. my companion and I got on a city bus and I sang, then we passed out photos of Jesus Christ, and the people gave us their direction so we could go visit them. at first when I was singing I dont think anyone was really paying atention especially because it was in english....but after about 15 seconds they all had their eyes on me, and they wanted to know what our message was. I didnt think it was possible! but the spirit was there and the people felt it. Thats why I love this video, sometimes all it takes is a primary song. I sang Be still my soul, and I dont know how but I felt the people understood me. This week has been filled with miracles. I have talked to and met many new amazing people and we shared our experiences and feelings of life. I am so blessed to be here and be able to share this blessing of the Gospel with all those I meet in the street, on the bus, in the store, on top of a roof working, in the gym...donde sea! hay gente en todos lados en cada momento donde sea están listos a escuchar nuestra mensaje en lo que trae la gozo puro, la felicidad eternal. Not a conversation passes me by without me and the other random person leaving a little bit happier than before....and Sometimes it doesnt start off good, they might hate "the mormons" then we get to talking and they realize and I realize, WE ARE ALL SONS and DAUGHTERS of the ONE and ONLY GOD. He loves us all equally and so very much....we just need to smile and put our differences aside and love one another. Amo la obra misional....amo a Mexico Culiacan. Amo a mi Salvador Jesucristo y a mi Padre Celestial. share your talents, if its singing dancing talking, cooking, sports, beauty, drawing, acting, or just being a loyal friend....share them for the greater good, use them to better someonelses life, it is a gift from your Heavenly Father, let him be a part of your gift. I love you all and am very grateful for your prayers and friendships. Les quieroooo hermana Waddell



http://www.mormonchannel.org/watch/series/music-videos/im-trying-to-be-like-jesus-emily-brown

Monday, April 6, 2015



pues, no tengo mucho tiempo...pero....General Conference was beautiful as usual! and I am learning alot! this week we are going to find miracles I can feel it. Im so grateful for the hope that Christ gave us when he rose from the dead. I know that one day we too will rise and live forever. Only because he paid the price for us this is posible. We owe absolutely ever ounce of energy we have to him. There are too many of us who dont understand the worth of the atonement and resurection, to many of us think it to "be a thiing of not".... But I testify, it is reality, one day we will all know and see, one day he will come, it is as true as the hair on my head. and every knee shall bow and our hearts will be pierced and we will allll hear his voice. Dont just know the story and appreciate it but live it ACT, do something about it, we are not watching a movie, we are the movie. I dont know if that makes sense but it does in my head. I love you all. Be strong, we really are in the last days! and how wonderful that is, let us rejoice and follow the footsteps of Christ lifting up one another everyday, with love, hope, patience and joy. les quiero hermana waddell

Monday, March 30, 2015



I just want to testify of the power of fasting....I have witness first hand this week the miracles that come when we practice a faithful fast, with all diligences and patiences and faith. I know I am where I am because my Heavenly Father called me here, words of Pres. Eyring...He knows our face, we dont remember his. But he remembers ours he knows it perfectly, for he is the creador. I want to bare a testimony directly to all of you who are in the mission or who are preparing or thinking about going..... Know that HE your Heavenly Father called you....Where ever you go on your mission whereever you are, he called you there, to succeed! He has work for us to do in these areas. It is not a calling from man, Trust in him with all your heart, trust in your calling, and FIND THOSE FAMILIES that he has prepared for you and your companion. Love your area and share the blessings of heaven to all you meet. I know he is preparing not only individual souls but FAMLIES that is the purpose Eternal Families.. I am so grateful for the priesthood keys which we have on the earth today, so we can know where we need to go and we can have a connection with the heavens. I know we have a living Prophet today se llama Thomas S. Monson and we have 12 Apostles. It is how it was founded from the begining, and the Church that Jesus Christ himself started, is today in the earth, la plenitud del evangelio, the fulness of the gospel. That is why I am on the mission, I want all families to know they can have eternal happiness with their families. I want all to recieve the light and blessings I have so undeservingly recieved in my life. I want to learn from others and grow with them and get to know those who we promised before coming to this life that we would find each other and help each other return to our father in heaven. I dont know if im making sense because Im writing really fast today, but, I thankyou all for your prayers and love, my prayers go out to my dear friend Hillary right now que sea mejor. les quiero mucho hermana waddell





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soooo even though it was a rough week....it ended good when we were blessed with a DOUBLE RAINBOW..on....ALOHA FRIDAY....whoooo!!! so my new companion se llama Hermana Vazquez y is from Clacscala Mexico!!!! she is so sweet!!! we are working hard....and sometimes the harder you work the more the trials come and further away you feel from success.....but theres always a Rainbow after it rains ;) pues...at least in Hawaii.... jaja...well I can testify in those moments mas dificil we MUST stand strong, we must demonstrate our faith in our almight God, and we must not faint. Prayers for the Famlia Tellez! I want to bare my testimony of the atonement of Christ....Christ already paid for us....We dont have a choice of his suffering, he already suffered...We dont have a choice in what is the law, Gods laws, the path is straight , it is direct, and we dont have a choice on what that path is in the grand perspective....we DO have a choice on if we wil choose to use the atonement and walk the path God has given us, so we can return to him...alma 38:9..."that there is no other way of means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. Behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness..." Helaman 5:9..."o remember, remeber...remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who shall come; yea, remember that he cometh to redeem the world." 2 nephi 9:41..."Remember that his paths are righteous. Behold the way for man is narrow, but it lieth in a stright course before him, and the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there: and THERE IS NONE OTHER WAY save it be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is his name." etc. etc.... I know there is NO other way but through the loving Sacrifice of Jesus Christ....I know it is sad.... maybe it sounds unfair, why did he have to Suffer so cruely, I know he did it out of all the love in his heart so we could be freed and we could return to him and our Father in Heaven, with our Families...We are for ever in debt with our Savior....I know in the moment he suffered in the Garden of Gethsemany we were weeping with him with our Heavenly Father as well.....we were praying and pleading that mercy could be shown on him....He as well pleaded to God, if he could pass the cup from him....but him being so perfect and humble said only if it is your will father! and Our loving Heavenly Father sent an Angel to strengthen him..... when we humble ourselves and cry to our father when we are in what we feel agony and pain and sufferings,,, he sends his Angels to strengthen us. I know it because I have felt it in my life. he weeps with us the angels weep with us....we are NOT alone. and that we can know by learning the story of Jesus Christ. someone So Perfect who also had an angel come down to help strengthen him in this great sacrifice.....reach out to your Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, search to feel their love and prescence it is the sweetest thing we can feel in this life. I know they Live.... I know Christ rose after 3 days and he came to the Americas to show and teach the way! I know that we are in the Last days! We are so blessed to have the keys on the Earth right now....remember what He did for us...and chooooose to partake of his atoning Sacrifice....we chose this plan before...we promised before....trust your heart that that is true...I know it is true, I testify it is true, in the name of our great redeemer Jesus the Christ, amen. "...kneeled down, and prayed,.....Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done....And there appeared and angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him...and being in agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."Luke22:41-44 ... Mexico is going great! Im learning ALOT!!!! I know we will find that success we are looking for if we are obedient and faithful in those times most dificult. i trust in God, and Im so grateful for your prayers and love always. Hermana waddell
1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are purein heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction.

2 O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads andreceive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love;for ye may, if your minds are firm, forever.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Megan sent photos today and asked for recipes. She is doing great! They had transfers and she stayed in the same area. She is happy about that. I noticed her red lipstick and she said that they can wear dress up more on Sundays. Cute!





Wednesday, March 11, 2015

1 año ya se acabo!!!! que rápido es la misión! no tengo mas palabras ni tiempo....pero SE que es una milagro para estar en la misión y aprender español! I know that God exists. He is our loving Heavenly Father, he is real, it is reality, it is not something in our head. I also know that Jesus Christ lives and he is here for us! Amo a mis mision... I love my mission... Ämo a mi vida, I love my life. Gracias a ustedes por todoooo.... con mucho amor hermanita waddell

Monday, March 2, 2015

So we had a great saturday! 2 baptisms....but in 2 different places....Its a long story, but lets just say. Diana who got baptized at 6 pm.... in one building, then Jorge at 7 in another like and hour away.... We made it only to the end of the baptism of jorge, but its okay, it was still beautiful!!! and a miracle... well i dont have much to say. we have been working alot, and have seen little results. But I have a testimony of divine patience... a really good friend of mine just sent me a wonderful scripture that we should always remember....DyC 24:8 BE PATIENT IN AFFLICTIONS, FOR THOU SHALT HAVE MANY; BUT ENDURE THEM,FOR,LO, I AM WITH THEE, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THY DAYS.... He is with us. In our times of Success and especially in our times of destress, in those times that seem so hopeless, he is there begging that we just go a little bit further because there are so many blessings and greater things to come. I know this to be true, I have seen it in my life and I know there will be many times that this will happen. happy 1 year in the mission to me. whoooo.... the time is toooo fast... les quiero mucho hermana waddell




 

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