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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 

Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014
 
HI FAMILY!!!!!!!!!! <3


How is everyone?! I love and am praying for you guys!!! You’re the BEST!!! So! This week was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had Zone Conference and it was so AMAZING! I can't even tell you how much all of the missionaries needed this! On Tuesday we attended the Sarawak zone conference (East Malaysia) because they don’t have Sister Training Leaders! So! We stood in! :) It was really cool to get to know the missionaries from East Malaysia! I really enjoyed it! This zone conference was really focused on Repentance and President Mains was calling us as a mission to repentance! It was so neat to see how he did it! We really focused on the fact that repentance is CHANGE and how he knows that we are all good, but can be better! It was the BEST!!!!! I really have a testimony that the leaders we have are called and inspired of God! We gave training on how to make Visions, and invited the missionaries to make visions as a companionship and personal visions! IT WAS AWESOME! I learned a lot as well! I have been making my own personal vision for the last 6 months of my mission and I’m soooo excited!!!!! I have chosen the scripture Moroni 7:48; and my statement is "I will invite others to come unto Christ by Obedience, Work, Love, Example, and becoming more pure like my savior Jesus Christ..." THANKS POPS!!! ;) So now I’m going to set goals every 6 weeks, to be the BEST missionary I can be for my Heavenly Father!!!! I'm really excited to let you know how it goes! :) I went on Exchanges with Sister Alfrey the night after zone conference! And I love her! It’s been AMAZING to see how much she has grown and to spend time
 
 

with her! She is like a sister to me I love her so much! :) We had MLC this week as well! IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! President Mains is such an inspired, hardworking, and loving Man, I appreciate him so much!!! I got to see all of my favorite missionaries that are leaving in a few days!!!! I’ll send lots of pictures!!! It’s so sad! I really hate when people leave!!! :( But it’s good, cause than you know that you really loved them! :) I'm really glad I have made so many friendships here and have learned so much from so many people! Our Zone conference for Singapore was my FAVOURITE!!!! Of course, hahah :) I spoke using a lot of His grace is Sufficient by Brad Wilcox.. And talked about how Repentance should be a pattern in our lives and change is process! "So unclean thing can enter into the kingdom of God..." But! NO UNCHANGED THING WILL WANT TO!!!! That is sooooo true! I came to a realization.. Yes I have changed on my mission... but have I completely Given my whole Heart, might, mind and strength to the Lord?? I don’t think so... SO! I’m calling myself to Repentance! I'm giving my will to God, and allowing him to Change me through the Atonement of my savior Jesus Christ! And I’m setting goals and making plans to let my mission Change me, even more so than it already has! I can always be doing better! I have so much to work on! As do we all! BUT! Just because we mess up, doesn't mean we stop or aren’t worthy! It just means that we have to keep trying!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so grateful for Jesus Christ, that he died for each of us... not only so we can live again... but that when we live again we can be like him! I’m grateful I have this time now to make Repentance the pattern of my life! So I can always be changing, and allowing God to Mold me!
Side note!!!
I’m going to PJ AKA Malaysia in West, and I’m going to be a STL with Sister Hillier! I’m SO EXCITED And Scared!!!! BUT! I’m excited to be with Sister Hillier! :)
 
Anyway! I’m really thankful that we have been given the opportunity to change through repentance and the grace of our savior! I LOVE THIS GOSPEL!!!!
 
We had some AWESOME miracles!!! We went to heart attack a family in our ward, and as we did their neighbors saw us. So we started talking to them! NOW! We have 2 new investigators!!! IM SO EXCITED!!!!!! We have seen so many miracles! I’m sad to leave Ang Mo Kio :( BUT! I’m grateful that I was able to learn so, so much!!!!! :) Malaysia is going to be a great experience and I’m excited to let you all know how it goes!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! <3
Keep on keeping on!!!!!
 
Love
Eternally
Sister Waldvogel
OWLE <3

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 24 2014 - Received this nice email from the AP's who helped Hailee with a scanned document. She truly LOVES everyone in Singapore! We continue to hear wonderful things about her and know she is Dearly Loved in return!
 
Brother and Sister Waldvogel,

Your fantastic daughter, Sister Waldvogel asked if we could send a photocopy of this SUU document so she can have you register her for classes. Please let us know if this will work and if there is anything further we can do to help. Thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter, we are very blessed to have her in our mission.

Sincerely,

The Singapore Mission Assistants
Elder Plaizier & Elder Hunsaker

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Thank you,
The Assistants
Elder Plaizier & Elder Hunsaker

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014
Punjabi suit
HI FAMILY!!!!!!!! <3

How is everyone?! I pray for everyone at home all the time! :) GOD LOVES YOU!!!!

This week was AWESOME!!!! It went by sooooooo fast!!! Last week we went to Little India to go shopping for Punjabi suits with S, K, and M! It was SO MUCH FUN!!!! I bought a Punjabi suit; I’ll attach a picture! While we were at little India we met a member who served his mission in Singapore several years ago and he knows the Crofts from San Diego! I can't remember his name, but it was crazy how we made that connection! It was cool to be able to talk to him about the members in the areas he served before! The church world is really small!!! hahaha anyway! We had a super fun FHE lesson with the recent converts about prayer, and how sometimes we have to pray hard before we receive the blessings or our answers! We had a piñata and they LOVED IT!!!! There are no such things as piñata’s over here! So they loved it! haha
Making Faces
I. is ROCKIN!!!! We taught him about temples and he is wayyy excited to prepare to go! He is just so happy after being baptized! We are really excited for him! We met with the A. family! G, J. (her husband we are teaching) H, CJ and C! They are the cutest!!! I love them so, so much! We had an amazing lesson about the Restoration! The spirit was so strong and he prayed at the end! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! He even said he would come to church with his family! :) :D yay! S. and K. are doing AMAZING as always! M. is doing really well! She didn't come to church :( we were really sad, but she said she will come next week! We are really praying that we can help her, and when she talks with her husband his heart will be softened and they can be baptized! Went on exchanges with Sister Chan from England! She is the CUTEST!!!! I love her so much! She was talking about how she used to visit Jane Austen’s home! I told her I was going to come visit her when I got home! hahah on Saturday we went to a sister's home D. and she taught all of the RS how to make pigs belly pau! It WAS SO GOOD!!!! hahaha yup... I’ve come to the point… I like to eat pig’s belly! Wow! It was really nice! And it was so fun to be with all of the RS sisters! P. came also! We love her! And are excited! We want to teach her about Faith! She is soooo ready and comes to church every week, and is such a good example to her sons!

Hailee contacted this wonderful Sister on the MRT
A. GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was the coolest experience of my life!!!! Just because I listened to the spirit and opened my mouth! One of Gods beautiful daughters was able to be put on the path to return home to him! It’s a really good incentive to ALWAYS be sharing the gospel with those around us! :) She is the best!!! The whole service was in Chinese! And it was so full of the spirit!

We went to the S. families home for dinner! Brother J, Sister F. and their babies H. and T! are the CUTEST!!!!! H. is 5 and can play the piano AMAZINGLY!!! It’s not even real! He plays both hands and played battle hymn of the republic, let it be, and tons of classical songs! He is a genius!!! I love being able to visit families! Children are so pure! And I love to hear their testimonies! They really are of the Kingdom of God! We can learn a lot from little children! :) Sorry this email is kind of jumbled! This next week will be crazy because of zone conference! I'm really excited! We are speaking on repentance! I have been studying it a lot! And Repentance is change... in Mosiah 5:2 it talks about having a change of heart.. Having no more disposition to do evil.. But to do good continually! That is exactly what this is...
Piñata - Singaporean Style
As we experience that change of heart we become more pure! We by no means will be perfect in this life! BUT! Because of the grace of our savior Jesus Christ we can return to him and our Heavenly Father and FEEL at HOME with them! I'm so grateful for Repentance.. Why is it required???? Because, it brings about a change in us! NO UNCLEAN thing can enter into the kingdom of God but UNCHANGED thing will WANT to! I have used a lot of Brad Wilcox talk to base mine off of! I just want to be able to see my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ as they are at the time when I leave this earth! I want to feel comfortable in their presence and feel their unconditional love! This is all through Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End! The equation to return to our heavenly Father! WE ARE SO BLESSED!!!! While I’m not perfect, Christ’s gospel is!
I LOVE YOU FAMILY!!!!!! <3

Love
Eternally
Sister Waldvogel
OWLE <3

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 16, 2014

HI FAMILY!!! <3

HAPPY FATHERS DAY POPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3 LOVE YOU!!!!!!! How is everyone?! I pray you’re all doing well! WOW! This week was AMAZING/CRAZY!!! We are really trying to be diligent in all things! And it's paying off! We are seeing so many miracles!! First things first! (I.) GOT BAPTIZED!!!!! I’ll send a picture! But funny story! We show up on Saturday to the chapel... and the roof (right above the car park) is leaking like a waterfall!!!! We freak out and run up the stairs to the baptismal font in fear that we broke the church! But it was okay! All was well in life! Except the baptismal font wasn't filling up! So we decided we needed to plug the drain... so what’s our first thought? A plate from the kitchen (hahhaha)! Nobody is in properly attired to enter the water so I volunteer as tribute (because I’m in a black skirt) and I get SOAKED!!!! Meanwhile we are praying this will work.... it doesn't... ;( BUT! The kind custodian comes to the rescue! Meanwhile we are FREKING OUT because our investigator is sooooo late!!! And sister Lebaron and I are about to have a panic attack when I. comes out of the elevator and all he says is "I'm here..." and goes the bathroom to change!! WOW! We about died! It was all a lot funnier and stressful in the moment... but it makes for a good story! All was well... even though Satan tried hard, HE FAILED!!! Roundhouse kick to the face ;) okay! So now to talk about this week! I bought a really cool scroll from Chinatown that says ‘Families are Forever’!!!! and I got it at a discount because I started talking about the gospel and agency to the woman who worked at the store... she asked me "Why do some Christians do bad things!" and I answered simply with the fact that God loves us so much he gave us our Agency to choose! And some people don’t make choices that are in line with what God wants us to do! BUT! God is just :) anyway! It was cool! :) She wasn't interested, but it was really nice to talk with her! And spend time with the missionaries in Chinatown! Where we met a guy who tried to hug me.... nothing can make a Sister Missionary feel more
'Families Are Forever'
squirrelly than when some random guy tries to go in for a hug and you diss it with a nice forward hand shake! ;) We had a ROCKIN Zone meeting thanks to Elder Johnson and Isberto! It was set up like MLC and we had a council about a vision we want to create for our Zone! :) It was soooo cool!!! :) The spirit was sooo strong!! I know that God loves his Children so much! And I’m grateful my mission has helped me come to that knowledge! We are trying to go to malls in Singapore and set up a Family History Booth to invite people to come and learn more about the website! (no proselyting allowed) and so this week we worked really hard trying to talk to several different malls! It’s been CRAZY!!! And most malls can't allow it but, we have seen a lot of miracles as well! :) We are going to keep working toward it! :) Went on several exchanges this week with some of the sisters! They are AMAZING!!! Our mission really has the best sisters!! I love them so, so much! They each have such great desires and work so hard! I'm really grateful that I am able to learn so much from their wonderful examples!!


Eating Duck Intestines
After I’s baptism, we were able to visit a less active sister who is going through a hard time and helped her to really feel Gods love and Awareness of her! It was such a neat experience to bring the spirit in and help her to come tochurch! Everything is going really well! We found 2 new invest. this week!!! MIRACLE!!!!! We have been working a lot with part member families! Visited Sister G's family! And her ADORABLE son C.J. told me I was Snow White and looked like I was from fairy tale land!!! I wanted to die it was so cute! We are going to teach the lessons to her family (who are members) and her husband (who is not) :) Please pray for them!!! :)


Well family! This week was excellent! Worked really hard... and really felt the Love God has for his children! I really hope that you guys know how much God loves you!!! And how much I love you!!! I'm so grateful to have DAD in my life! You have taught me what it means to be a real Man by how you love Heavenly Father and how you love Mom and our Family! I'm SOOOO eternally Grateful for you! <3 LOvE YOU FAMILY!!!! And friends!!!!! <3

Love eternally
Sister Waldvogel
OWLE <3

Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014
 
Hello Family!! <3

How is everyone?! This week has been CRAZY!!! I'm in a trio and Sister Romney, Lebaron, and myself were all sick with something different! So Monday we rested which was really nice, then we went to FHE and taught the recent converts and some investigators about the importance of the Book of Mormon. Our theme for this month is ‘How lovely was the morning’ in memoriam of Joseph Smiths Martyrdom at the end of June. We invited all of them to read the Book of Mormon and finish it by Jan. 29th! We are excited to really get them "hooked to the book" as brother Koh said from our ward! The more I have been studying the Book of Mormon the more I realize how true it is! It really testifies of Jesus Christ… and I know it goes HAND IN HAND with the bible to testify of Jesus Christ! The only way to know this is to pray, and Ask God for yourself! This is what we invite others to do, and I testify it brings joy into your life! Even more so you come to understand how much God loves you! So Tuesday, we had interviews with President Mains! IT WAS SO
GOOD!!!! Wow! I really loved everything he said! He told me that it's a journey of becoming/improving, and we talked a lot about prayer! We also had MLC this week where we talked about the importance of Repentance! And when people talk about Repentance it’s not anything that is scary! It's merely change... improvement... using the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ to become more like him! And to Change! <3 how wonderful that we have that opportunity! This is evidence that God loves his children! I have been focusing on this so I can be a more pure vessel for my savior Jesus Christ! MLC was soooo good! I love the spirit that I feel every time I go there! It was extremely strong this time!! :) It always makes me want to be better!!! We met with Amu and Vasugi!!! THE CUTEST people eVER!!!! They fed us Indian food! They are less active, but Amu wants to come back to church! SO! We are working on really helping Vasugi her mom :) we love them so much! We shared a message about the importance of the Book of Mormon and reading every day! They were really touched and could feel Gods Love! I just absolutely LOVE being a missionary, and although I am imperfect, God still helps me to
help his children! :) Anyway! Oh my heart BROKE this week!!! :( Ethan the guy that Sister Trottier and I met at the beginning of my mission! He is super cool! He gave us back the Book of Mormon this week, and I just wanted to cry. I never felt so heartbroken! BUT! It was ok, we were able to testify of the Love that God has for him! Just like I was told... every trial/disappointment/heartbreak has the potential seed for a greater blessing! I know that no matter how hard things get if I am giving my BEST!!!! It will eventually turn into a blessing! :) This week was really busy, but I’m so grateful for my companions and their diligence! This is probably the hardest I have worked! And it's been AMAZING!!! We have a really great vision! And have been planning really well and have a lot of potentials! Sunday was AMAZING!!! We had 5 investigators come to church! And Ivan is going to be baptized this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are soooo excited! Will take pictures and let you know how it goes! I love you SOOOOOO much family! You are the BEST!!! <3 I know that even when times are hard, if we just pray, ASK and are willing to act on the answer God gives us and align our will with his, we will be able to do all things!!! I LOVE YOU FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3Love

Eternally
Sister Waldvogel
 
OWLE <3
 
"Do your VERY best
and give the Lord the REST"

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June 2, 2014

Hi family! <3

 How is everyone?? Sick for days over here in Singapore! All the missionaries are getting sick! So lucky me!!! <3 haha anyway! Lots of CRAZY things happened this week!!! You’ll never believe what I did for p-day last week! hahah all the missionaries got together at the chapel and we did a puzzle!!! (I know that mom, dad, and the Zaccihilis would be proud!!) This week we picked up our new companion Sister Lebaron! She has been out for 15 months and was serving in East Malaysia! She is a really hard worker and I have learned a lot from her! She is a wonderful example!!! Now we are in a trio, all STL and so it makes exchanges really interesting! MIRACLE!!!! We went to teach S. and K. after we picked up
sister Lebaron! And we were able to meet their mom and dad!!!! It was so amazing; we prayed with all of them and S. offered it! I was so proud of him! We are really praying this week for them! They are going to ask their parents to be baptized at the end of this month! PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM!!!! <3 we are praying that the parents hearts are opened! :) They are the kindest people ever! We also met with V. and had a really good experience with her committing her to read the Book of Mormon; she is the cutest person alive!!! I love her so much!We had exchanges with Sister Zhang and Sister Schriever! (1st ward ward) I went with my daughter Sister Zhang from China! And I love her so much! I’m so glad that I was able to go on exchanges with her! I have seen her grow so so much! Her English rocks, she works so hard, and has such amazing desires! And she is one of the most wise people I have met (like pops!) She is a tremendous missionary! And I just loved spending the day with her!! We really have the best sisters ever in this mission!!! Sadly when I was with her we found out some news about a member of the Woodlands ward passing away! C. please pray for his family! It broke my heart! I loved C! I remember the first time Sister Trottier and I met him! We surprise visited his house, but his mom wasn't home so we talked to him and his brother L. outside of the door! Every time after that we talked with him! He was the cutest!!! I'm grateful I was able to see him 2 weeks ago in the MRT, God gives us beautiful chances every day to take every opportunity we can to help each other! Let’s always strive to look for those opportunities and take them!!! :) Live up to your full potential! I know that C. is being a ROCKIN missionary on the other side of the veil! :)

I. had his baptismal interview!!!!! <3 He PASSED!!! We are so excited for him! He is going to be baptized on June 14th! He is doing really, really well! We got him a white shirt and tie that was left from a previous missionary! Church was excellent! I’m so grateful for our ward!! They are truly catching the excitement of missionary work!!! We are (no matter how cheesy it is) all in this together!!!! <3 When we took cookies to S. and K. parents (and they LOVED it)! We ran into this guy who had met with the Elders previously! We met with his family and they were the sweetest!!! We hope to meet with them again!!! He is from India and he is staying with his sister, and brother! :) It's so cool how God blesses you with so many opportunities when you are in the right place at the right time doing what you are supposed to be doing!!! It's been a crazy week, and really a difficult one! I'm grateful for my savior Jesus Christ! When I feel like I can't give anymore, I always say to myself "Remember him"! And I know that God gives us trials because he loves us and wants us grow! I'm so grateful for this gospel!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!! Keep on keeping on!!! <3

Love
Eternally
Sister Waldvogel
OWLE<3