Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Letter #91

Dear Family
Well, we are entering in on my last full week as a missionary. And boy is it exciting. So like on Friday, Saturday and Sunday its a National Holiday where lots of people get drunk. So basically, I will be clockin out early!!! JUST KIDDING!!!
The weather last week was crazy!! We started the week with a slight chance of rain and a new companion and guess what?? they both came to pass!!!! (I´ve read the BOM a lot:) My new and last and 12th companion is Elder Bunker from St.George. Way cool guy!!!!
Cool experiance, we had 3 non members show up to church and 2 came with our help. :) Spiritual moment of the week was a 8 hour Zone Meeting we had. my last. Way cool.
I love you all and next weeks letter/email will be really short.

Not that I have been any good at writing long and descriptive, spiritually detailed, love inspiring, and uplifiting emails any way. I just wanted to let yall know whats going down next week.
IM COMING HOME!!!!! (Houston, we have lift off!!!!)
Vanhin Waite 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Letter #90

Hey Yall!!!!

I am still alive and we had a baptism!!! she is WAY cool!!! Here is a picture!!! my companion actually went home due to medical problems. and so I am in a tripe with the Pori Elders. So basically I go to my church in Rauma with a member as my companion so... I am like the lone ranger probably for the last three weeks of my mission. How cool is that????? me and the Ward!!! 

Well, have fun yall!! i love you and be safe!!!!

Vanhin Waite

Hey!! this is the picture of the baptism in Rauma on 31.05.2014!! thanks for your work!! you guys are awesome.

Letter #89

Dear Family

last week was good. I am OFFICIALLY trunky i think. It hit half way through the week. BUt we are staying busy!!
We have a baptism this Saturday!!! woo hoo!!! go team!!! She is SO cool!! the girl being baptized. This ward is sweet and I love hte members here!!
Some of the members dont remember my name, they just remember I leave in June. And every week they ask, "So when do you leave??? ah ha....." so yeah that doesnt help.
I love repentance and the chance we all have to change for the better. I love my Savior and His uplifting power to help us. I am excited to be the man that my Heavenly Father wants me to be and I need all the help I can get.

I love you all and I love missionary work. Have fun and be safe!!! I love the Bood of Mormon and Rauma. the city I am in.
Vanhin Waite

Letter #88

Dear Family
So, this week was really great!!! i must confess it felt like it was the Longest week ever but I dont know why. It feels for ever ago that I talked with yall on skype!!
Well, we had some REALLY great lessons with our Baptismal canidate. she loves the Gospel and the Ward. Among a lot of the really amazing responses she gave to the question we asked her Why do you want to be baptized, she said that she wants to "belong to a group where she knows she belongs." and i thought how true that is of ALL Gods children who by spiritual birth belong to His Eternal Ideal Home for their happiness.
I love this work and I am very excited for the chance I have to be here and love the Finnish people. I love Finland!! I think Springs and Summers are great when the warmth of Summer melts the depressing darks of Winter to the shady corners of the world. Nothing better than to have a hard time sleeping only because the sun has chosen to shine on you in the middle of the night when its light never reaches another poor soul down below. BUt, thats life. hahaa

I lvoe you all and I hope you have a great Week!!!! i have 5 more weeks and a bit of days left. not that anyone is counting or somehting(aparently I am friends!!) have fun and feel the Spirit!!! Learn with "Eyes, ears, minds and Hearts!!!" i know that God loves us all!!! no matter what happens. I love this Gospel and I love you!! if you dont feel it, know it or any doubt of the sort, please write me a hand letter and I will talk about that with you. if not, a hand written letter wont be underappreciated!!! (double negative) love ya!!
Rakkaudella Vanhin Waite 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Letter #87

Dear Family

This last week was really AWESOME!!!! thank you for talking to me!!! I really enjoyed it!! oh man, last phone call and 45 days left!!! i counted this morning. :)
Well, last week we had an amazing spiritual week. I feel Every week has a spiritual highlight but this week I will tell you about this one because I relized I dont talk much about the spiritual things on this side of the Atlantic. :)

We had a lesson with this really prepared individual this week!! The lessons were awesome in the which this individual said when we talked about baptism that "my heart wants to but my head is not quite up with my heart...." and we talked about following those spiritual or "hearty" feelings. haha this person is really cool and loves the ward. It feels like a "family" said the individual.

Well, there were other sweet ones this week. like, a cool zone meeting and we met with a couple of sweet members. other than that. I am still breathing and loving life.
Have fun this week and be safe.

Vanhin Waite

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Letter #86

Dear Family

This week was good. I got into Rauma alright. We dont have any investigators at this point so we are starting up for ground 0. ahah. I love missionary work and life. 

We had a stake conference this week in Tampere. Its a bigger city in inland-Finland. there a member of the European presidency Elder Kierron came and spoke. It was really cool because he has a british accent and it was fun to hear him speak and then a fin translate on the stage next to him. But he said some really cool stuff. Like the Atonement can change us, let it change us. If we have grudges or hurt or anger we hold on to, drop it. If we have a habbit or two which hinder our spiritual development, stop it. He also spoke about local leaders and that when someone we know is called to be the ecclesiastical leader than we need to give them space and our love. pretty sweet stuff.

Well turns out Rauma is a small city again. haha I love small cities. but we actually have a ward here. Its pretty cool. I love it here!!
I love you all. be safe and have fun!
Vanhin Waite

Letter #85

Dear Family,

This week was good. worst part was moving. thats right. for my last change on my mission I had to leave my favorite place EVER!!! i love Lohja!! but its okay, Im glad I didnt get too atached and cried. but, I am now in a beach town called Rauma. I am way excited!! i dont got much time but I love you and have fun this week!!!
But I am super stoaked to be in Rauma. My 6th area and 9th companion. Elder Glascow. he is from Georgia. Love ya all.


Vanhin Waite