Saturday, August 24, 2013

Letter #56

dear family friends and loved ones

(I dont know who the "loved ones" would be if your not family OR friend)haha but this week was a alright one. some ups downs and all arounds. it is always nice to get complements from people on the street how well we can speak. I always like hearing it. but not much else happened here except change calls.

I will be staying in Kajaani. the 3rd smallest city and the 2nd smallest branch in Finland. so ROCK ON!! I really love it actually. and my companion is going to my first city Hämeenlinna!! i love that place! My new companion is Elder Lym. I will meet him coming from Helsinki. I am no longer District leader because Kajaani is in the middle of nowhere and exchanges take a lot of traveling if I was DL. so that is good news:) 

we had a investigator come to church. here parents are doctors in the hospital. so we want to meet them and see where that goes. :) One of our investigators thinks that we have a real prophet and that there are others like him around the world. That is from the teaching corner of whats going down out here. 

I know this Christs church. And I love serving a mission. I am very grateful for my life and this chance to serve the Lord. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and I have learned that the only effective way to teach people is not by colorful explanations of God and that He exists but through simple testimony of the truth can the Spirit then teach. It is way tough but I love it. I love you all and have fun!!

Vanhin Waite

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Letter #55

Dear Family

We had a rougher of rough weeks. a TON of appointments falling through and investigators droping baptismal dates like no tomorrow. but it is alright. Our ward is soo funny. there are only like 19 people who come to church. and it is SO fun to get to know them. I have to say that Sunday sacrament meeting is my favorite part of the week. 

So we had a lesson with a really great women. In the lesson she felt the spirit and began to be a little emotional. I asked her about it and she said it feels right. And then we talked about the Spirit and His role and helped her recognize what she was feeling. And she even came to church. Very awesome person.

I know the Gospel is true. And I am greatful for eternal families. I know there is a God and that He has order and power. I am greatful for a prophet. I am greatful for mothers. arent they awesome!!! I love you all and have fun!!

Vanhin Waite

Letter #54

Dear famlily friends, loved ones and not so loved ones,
This weeks letter will be short. :( but the best part of the week is that we had 4 investigators in church!!! and I personally believe we will have 4 baptisms next week!!! I am stoked!!!! but, it still a big if and we will work as hard as we can, and I love this work!!!
So this week was pretty good. We had some GREAT experiances with members helping out the work. Our branch is a tiny little guy. 20 active, 20 not so active. But the Spirit is way strong!! I know this is the lords work and I am greatful for the chance to be His tool. I know this Gospel is true because of what it does to people. There is truely a light in the eyes of those that follow the gospel and all the little things, such as health, beauty, and happiness are obtained to the fullest. iTs great!!!
I love you all and I hope Life is going great!!! be safe and love EVERYONE!!!!
Vanhin Waite