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I have been called to serve in the Singapore Mission, for 18 months! i am so excited and feel very blessed! i have an amazing family, and group of friends! 
~Doctrine and Covenants 84:88 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 26, 2014

HI FAMILY!!! <3
How is everyone?? I pray you’re all doing well!! This week has been CRAZY!! Of course transfers are always crazy! BUT! It was a pretty good week! On Monday we went to East Coast Park beach and played volleyball/signed BR's it was wayyy fun! Luckily no elders chased me with a crab this time around!! We finally finished heart attacking all of the auxiliaries! And it's really helped strengthen our relationship with all of them! You can really tell that they appreciate it! And member missionary work is starting to peak! We are really excited to keep striving to help the AMK ward!! I. has been really sick, so we haven't been able to
meet with him! BUT! He came to church and we have a meeting with him tonight before FHE, so we are really praying that he comes tonight! He is totally ready for baptism!! We also set a new baptism date with S. and K! I'm wayyy stoked! We are praying hard for them! We are going to take some cookies over to their house and get to know their parents better! And K. wants to be baptized on her birthday June 11! SO!!! We are going to have a big fast and prayer to really have the Lords help in this!! They are all so AMAZING!! We also met with V. this week! She is an investigator from the Bedok ward, but coming to Ang Mo Kio now and is the CUTEST!!!! I love her so much! She was dating a YM from Singapore who is in Malaysia now! And I’m so glad that we get to meet with her! I met her at the beginning of my mission and she is just the coolest! I can't wait for her to be baptized! I told her she has to come visit me in America! :) Anyway this week has been busy with picking up new missionaries!! Sister S. (the one who went back to
Indonesia for visa problems) has a visa now!!! So we picked her up and now she is back in Singapore!!! We are so happy! <3 We also picked up Sister J. from the Philippines MTC and she is AMAZING! Wow! Poor thing! Her mom was sick, her friend passed away and so many other things were hitting her! BUT! She is staying and I just admire her strength and trust in God! I absolutely love her!!! She is the tinniest little Iban from Malaysia and she is ADORABLE!!! We were busy going back and forth from the airport all day Wednesday and Thursday! BUT! The new missionaries are AMAZING! Sister A. (my
grandchild!) Sister A. is training her, SHE IT THE COOLEST!!! She is an amazing dancer, haha yes I made her dance for me! She was trained in ballet and she is just totally ready for the work! She was talking with everyone on the MRT and she was so fired up! I loved it, because it got me fired up as well! Sister C. is so cute! She is the other sister that came in and she is serving in Woodlands!!!!!!!!!! <3 I’m so stoked for her! She is going to rock it! I love new missionaries because they are just so excited and cheerful, and ready to go and DO! I have really wanted to incorporate that into my own missionary work! It shouldn't be anything Mundane! It's the Lords work... that means it is a Joyous/happy work!!! :)


Oh oh!!! I FINISHED THE BOOK OF MORMON AGAIN!!!! <3 that was such joyous news!!! So I’m excited to read it again! I got a new clean copy and started marking it up as such

Blue= names of Jesus Christ
Pink= Jesus Christ’s words
Yellow= doctrine or principles in the book of Mormon
Orange= Christ’s characteristics!


I LOVE IT!!! It’s so amazing! I can testify so hard core that the Book of Mormon is the convincing witness that Jesus is the Christ! And I just want to read from it all the time by myself and with my future family!! It's amazing the spirit that it brings! It truly is the keystone of our religion!!

Anyway!! In new missionary orientation, I gave a talk about having an attitude of I'll go where you want me to go, I'll say what you want me to say and I'll be what you want me to be! And how we can do this through the atonement of Jesus Christ... he can make our weaknesses into
strengths! :) IT’S AMAZING!! <3 The coolest thing happened last night! A member (Brother K) and his wife (sister N) called us and shared a little message with us! They had just finished studies from the scriptures and wanted to share what they had learned! This was something so small, but made a hugeeeeeee difference to me! I have made that a goal now! I really want to share a little message of what I learn just over a phone call with others for the rest of my life! I think it's an amazing way to strengthen your testimony and help others to strengthen theirs as well!!! I have so many goals for my future family, and I just know that Jesus Christ will be the center of my life forever! And I’m so appreciative of how much I have learned on my mission! I just want to be a missionary forever! And constantly be learning so much about the love of my Father in Heaven!!! 



You’re all AMAZING! I love you so so so much!!!

Keep on keepin on!!!
Love Eternally,
Sister Waldvogel <3
OWLE <3

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

Hi family!
 
How is everyone?! :) This week was interesting! A lot of really awesome things happened! :) We were able to finally finish heart attacking ALL the auxiliaries this week! Which was awesome!!! You could really tell it meant a lot to them! It was fun to talk with everyone at church on Sunday! I feel like there is starting to become more of a connection in the ward with members and missionaries! :)


We had a zone meeting on Tuesday, it was pretty good! Sister R. and I gave training on "Lord I Believe" by Jeffery R. Holland! I LOVE THAT TALK!!! It’s so good! :) It talks a lot about the man who comes to Jesus Christ’s apostles and asks them to cast the devil out of his son, and the apostles can't do it.... At the moment when contention starts happening, Jesus Christ comes to them and asks what is going on! He then explains to the Father who is pleading for a glimmer of hope that "All things are possible to them who believe." he tells the master "ye Lord, I believe help thou mine unbelief." I love this story! Faith is belief that is turned into action! It's hoping for things which are not seen which are true! As we read in Alma 32! It's the first principle of the gospel, and the most important foundation that we can have (Faith in Jesus Christ)! :)
 
 

Wednesday we had a ROCKIN lesson with S. and K! haha we taught them about eternal marriage and then we used toilet paper to dress K. up in a wedding dress, and S. in a suit! It was really fun and we took a lot of pictures I’ll send! haha we had them write down the qualities they want in a future spouse and we got to read them! I can't even tell you how amazing these kids are! I wish I was like them when I was their age! They have such amazing faith, love of their savior, and solid testimonies!! I pray that they can be baptized soon!!! We have some awesome goals to aim for that! We are really hoping their parent’s hearts are softened as we invite them to come to church and meet with families in the ward! :)
 

We had a WAYYY awesome miracle after our planning session! So, we were getting ready to go and visit LAs, when we received a phone call from one of the sisters in the mission. She was going through a rough time and we were able to talk with her! Anyway we had to change some of our plans because of the time, and as we were trying to make new plans nothing was working. So we finally just narrowed down to visiting a sister who lived close to us! We went to the home and a man answered the door saying that we had the wrong person. Just as we were about to leave, a super adorable indian (Singaporean) lady comes to the door and says! Missionaries!!! Please come in come in! We were in shock! Come to find out this is another less active member we wanted to visit, she stays with her mom and husband! She and her mom are less active! We got to know them, and even set up a return appointment! They are going to make us Indian food!!! SO EXCITED!! :) They are the sweetest! Even tho it was really frustrating that our plans weren’t working out, we realized the Lord was directing us to them! IT WAS AMAZING!!!! haha I love everyday miracles! :)





Well, I GOT TO SEE SISTER TROTTIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 I met her family! She came back to Singapore to visit with her parents and sister! I was so happy to see her! It made my week! :)










I also went on exchanges with Sister Alfrey! And that was a blast!!! We went contacting down by Mariana Bay and got SUN BURNED hard core! But I have a great tan now hahaha! It was really nice to spend time with her! I love her so much! She is just an amazing missionary, and one of my best friends!!

 


We went to visit the cutest family the C. family! Dad from Australia Mom from China, and the CUTEST halfsy kids! Two girls and one boy! It was so fun to be around these kids! They are ADORABLE! The elders taught about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we talked to them about faith and repentance! It was fun to teach little kids. It's so interesting how the gospel is SO simple, but we often try to make it so complicated! The gospel is amazing, and God loves each of his Children so much! As we trust in him and turn to him, he will take our hand and lead and guide us! Until that wonderful day that we can see him! :)

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Love
Eternally
Sister Waldvogel
OWLE <3

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014
 
Hi family!!! <3

How are you?! I can't believe how many exciting things are going on! First off...

HAPPY MAY 4th!!! "May the 4th be with you (force haha)" <3
 
CONGRATS BRENT AND JAEL!!!!!! :) Your growin up so fast ;) hahaha sorry Brent, you still have a lot more schooling!
 
This week has been CRAZY! Time is just flying by! It’s already May, which freaks me out! BUT! It’s cool! :) So last Monday, I was just all over the place and had a hard time! The Ang Mo Kio elders rock and gave a FANTASTIC FHE Monday evening that helped me so much! I can't even tell you! They made a maze we had to go through... and said we will meet you at the end! BUT! We had to go back to the very beginning if we didn’t make it to the end! SO at the very end we met in the chapel and talked about how Jesus Christ has shown us the way... we may make mistakes... and we may have to turn around to get our footing back… BUT! Jesus Christ atonement is great enough to help us! No matter how many times we mess up! I am just so grateful that he makes up for all of my imperfections! And as long as I strive to do my best! He will make up the rest! :)
 

BABIES ALL THE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness! I have seen at least 4 new families this week with new born babies! WOW! You can all imagine how much I was dying!!!! haha Asian babies are the cutest babies! It was cool! We were able to visit a LA in Toa Payoh and she really wants her baby to be blessed and raised in the church! So we read Helaman 5:12 with her, about Christ being your foundation! It just really helped me think how I want my future home to be centered on Christ! It's so important to make him your #1 <3
 
 
We were able to go on exchanges with the RS presidency to go and visit a lot of LA sisters in AMK, it was such a neat experience to work with them! They want to go again! SO! We are working with the members to build up the kingdom!!!
 
MISSIONARIES+MEMBERS=SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 :) So please!!!! Help the missionaries help you :)
 
 Anyway! S. who is in Toa Payoh ward now, we got to meet with her! It was a neat experience because she testified to us of the Book of Mormon and how it has helped her so much! It brought me so much joy to know that she is able to use the gospel to help her in her life!!!
 
We met with a guy (the one who called us) and he is so legit!!! Because of the certain religion that he is, he can't be baptized without certain consent and telling his family. So we met with him and were able to testify of trusting in the Lord; we hope that he will gain some insight as he prays as to what he needs to do to best follow our savior! :) HE ROCKS!!!! We really want him to come to church and trust in the Lord with ALL his heart!!!
 

The L. family!!!! CUTEST FAMILY EVER!!!! We went to their home for dinner! They are a young family and her husband is a pilot! They have 2 kids H (2) and R (4months). Sister L. invited her sister Ariel who is going on a mission and we were able to talk to her about things that have helped us and give her some advice! It was so much fun! They are our new favorites!! Their little girl H. has her own pink camera that she went around taking tons of photos with!!! ASIAN BABIES ARE SO ADORABLE!!!! :) hahah
 
MLC was AMAZING!!!!!!!! WOW! The priesthood is a very powerful and real thing! I’m so grateful for it! And the example it gives of how a real man should act! THANKS POPS for always being that man! :)
 
The spirit felt in MLC is unlike anything! WOW! It’s so amazing! We council on different things we can do to help the missionaries and President Mains gives us council! It's the coolest thing of my life!!! We talked a lot about having Faith/the Miracle model! When we have faith in the Lord miracles happen :)
 
My miracle!!!!
 
 
So long, long ago, I contacted a lady from China on the MRT, and had to pass her to the Chinese speaking missionaries! Elder Black and Elder Frey are teaching her now! BUT! She saw me at the church and stopped me! She said do you remember me?! I was trying... but couldn't and she said we met on the MRT! And I went on to give her a HUGE hug!!! And asked her how church was… she said, I love this church and always feel the spirit here! She told me that I was her angel! And I couldn't stop crying! She invited us over for lunch the next day and so we went!!! It was way fun! She made us dumplings!!!! SO YUMMY!!!! <3 haha
 
It's so cool how many miracles I have seen every day!!! It's so important to count the daily miracles that happen to us, because they keep us grateful! And we have MUCH to be grateful for!!!!!! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!! <3
 
Sunday was CRAZY!!!!! We had to go to both wards and we barely made it back in time for Ang Mo Kio!!! I love being over two areas tho!!! It keeps us sooo busy!!!
 

Family!!!! Keep on keeping on!!! GOD loves you!!!! You are his sons and daughters! Jesus Christ atoned for you sins, sorrows, sufferings, pains, afflictions, temptations! EVERYTHING!!!! The atonement is infinite! And it can and will carry you if you let it!!!

 
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
 
Love
Eternally
Sister Hailee Waldvogel
O.W.L.E <3