Thursday, July 25, 2013

Letter #53

I love you all this week!!1 just this week though. JUST KIDDING!!! haha. this week was great!!! We worked way hard and have seen the blessings of the Lord. I love missionary work and I am greatful for these experiance.
We tried so hard to get a ton of people to church this week and only one of them came. I was extreamly greatful for the one but it really stinks when people pull a no show. It hurts because the Church can really help them. and they NEED it. I love learning about the Savior and his love for us.
This week we have been getting a ton of anti mormon and anti God stuff. but i have felt the Spirit so strongly this week it was amazing to testify against all of it. Who knew that bearing the storms of the adversary after laying a foundation like in Helaman 5:12 would be fun. But this week was really cool and I loved it.
The wheather is getting cooler and cooler. at least in the north. Not too much of a happy sign but.... I like it. I love this work and I am very greatful for Joeseph Smith. Praise to the man!! I love the JST of the bible. it makes it a lot better and simpiler. I have begun reading ALL the standerd works of the CHurch. pretty excitting.
I love you all and have fun!!!
Vanhin Waite

Letter #52

Dear family.
I dont have any time. but this week was really good!! We almost had a lesson everyday with our baptismal date investigators. I love this work and I am excited for life!!!
I ve learned a ton, and now it is my year mark!! Its intense knowing that I got only 13months left. way sad. I love my mission and I am very greatful to be here. It is the BEST thing in the world!! I am greatful for all of you and I love you!!!
Im safe and still loving!!
Have fun yall!!!
Vanhin Waite

Monday, July 8, 2013

Letter #51

Dear Family
This week was pretty good. I took a lot of AWESOME pictures!!! Great district meeting and great 4th and also just a great week. I love life. :) :) :)
So on Wednesday we had district meeting. It went from 10 till 4 in the afternoon. President was there. which explains the length. But it was WAY worth it. I saw the mission president broadcast thing and wow, I loved It!!! its on so everyone should watch it. :) And then Thursday was the 4th, and..... I bought some hamburger stuff to make with my companion. He didnt know that is was all for that but we had a HUGE lunch. I put all my favorite hamburger stuff together, so lets just say... it wasnt healthy. Bacon, hamburger, hot dog and fried onions. WAY GOOD!!! anyway.
We had our really cool investigator from Nigeria move back to Nigeria this week. :( It was unexpected but he was way cool and told us in person that he was leaving and he really valued what we had talked about with him. Very cool guy. :) We also found 2 other guys from the Africa area and they both have baptismal dates. WAY cool!!!
So some members in our ward here have taken us twice out to pick strawberries with them. SOO cool. So growing season is short here and they invited us the first time to go pick strawberries with them, they thought it was fun and so did we so we did it again!!! I love members!!!
I am very greatful to be on a mission. Exactly this time last year I was just about to go into the MTC and I only knew one word. Suomi. But almost a year out and a WHOLE bunch of Testimony growing experiances I love EVERYTHING about a mission. Its amazing to me to speak to these wonderful people on the phone, or have them whisper stuff and I can understand. I know the Lord helps those who ask and seek. I am greatful for this gospel and the life that I have. Thank you for your prayers, love and support. I love you all and have Fun!!!!
Vanhin Waite

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Letter #50

Dear Family

So this week we had some awesome things happen. A mission is just the place to be!! we were promised by a area authority that if we search the areabook as a companionship and pray who would be baptized within the summer that someone either that person or someone on the way would be baptized. Its one of those awesome promises. thats what we have been doing as a mission kind of thing. yo, so here is our experiance

So my companion and I searched and prayed to find the one 

in our Area book that would be baptized. We tried to get in 

contact with him and to our disappointment he was not

 home. As we were heading back we talked to a lot of people. 

When we were talking to this older guy on a bench, this other

 guy walks by and then starts talking to me. So while my 

companion talked to a older guy on a bench, I was talking to 

this guy who started talking to me. Turns out this guy had 

met with missionaries before and that he had got a Book of 

Mormon previously from them. He then agreed to meet us

 the following day!! My testimony of getting members to

 lessons also has grown. Later that night, we asked a member 

to come to the lesson the next day, best decision ever. The

 next day we met the guy, and talked for a little bit, and then

 the member came. And they became instant friends. The

 member talked about his conversion story and all the cool

 experiences he has had receiving his testimony. My 

companion and I didn't say much, and we didn't begin with a

 opening prayer, but these two just talked about great stuff. :)

 Then it came time for the member to leave and he said "well

 we didn't start with a prayer but could we end with one?". So

 we had a closing prayer and then probably the best thing

 ever happened. This guy stood up after the prayer and asked

 the member if he would baptize him. :) Totally Awesome! 

other than that we set a baptismal date with this really cool

 guy from africa. I love africa. :) Also I had my first district

 meeting with this district. It was way good and fun. It is a

 huge district, like 14 or 15 members. its big for me. But tis a

 one of the members something because they are just great 


I hope life is going well for all of you!! I think your great!

 have fun and be safe!! sorry this is pretty short but life is

 good and kinda busy!! Love you!! 

Vanhin Waite