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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 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 25, 2014

HI FAMILY!!!! Also friends <3

How is everyone?! :) I hope you are all doing well!!!! This has been one of the fastest weeks of my life!!!! I blinked and it was Monday again! APA HAL! So strange! :) But it was an AMAZING week to say the least!!! On Monday we met with a Former Investigator who Sis. Hillier hadn't seen for a very long time; they have a very difficult situation that kept them from coming to church. But they decided to start learning form the missionaries again. They’re a couple from the Philippines and are the sweetest! He is actually a member, and served a mission in the Philippines, and she is an investigator! We are really excited to keep meeting with them! She told us that she misses the feelings she had when she was meeting with the missionaries and coming to church! We absolutely love them!!! :)

We had a ROCKIN zone meeting about Charity, which is what I needed to hear about! I have been so caught up in trying to worry about the logistics of things here in Malaysia, that I have forgotten my main source of where ALL things need to come from... And that is CHARITY "the pure love of Christ" and I have really made it a goal for the rest of my mission to LOVE LIKE CRAZY! We have been really trying to express our love to branch members, invest, LA, and others by serving them! We have done some heart attacking and the members have LOVED it!!! I have officially brought heart attacking to Malaysia! I hope they are ready ;)

We had the most spiritual lesson I have ever had my whole mission!!!! With J, she had such a neat experience with the Book of Mormon! She read in Alma 32, and in vs. 41 specifically she told us that God had spoken to her through this vs! And she testified to us that the Book of Mormon was truly another testament of Jesus Christ! The spirit was so strong that we were ALL crying! We were just able to testify that God does answer prayers! Maybe not in our time, but in his time; he always DOES! Often it's through the scriptures; they are his words to us! It's how he speaks to us! And I am so grateful for the example of our investigator to show me how special the Book of Mormon is! It was such an amazing experience to just talk with her! I can't remember the half of what was said, but I do remember the love that I felt God had for his daughter in that moment! It's amazing that she had this experience, because she had been struggling to read the book of Mormon, and she just clicked with it!!! God's timing is always just perfect! I think the most difficult thing is we get caught up in wanting it to go OUR way and in OUR time... that we forget it's not about OUR way... this is the LORDS work, it is HIS way... and HIS timing.... we must remember that!

Our investigators are doing SOOO well!!!! J, N, A, S, T, A! We see miracles with their progression and are meeting prepared people all the time!!!! :) We haven't heard from F. for a while so we are a little worried about her; if you could keep her in your prayers we would really appreciate that! :) Coolest ever!!!! The previous Elder L... now (Brother K W L) gave us a referral!!! He is one of his lifelong friends who lives in PJ area, and Elder L is from Ipoh... He calls us up and explained how he invited him to his homecoming! So his friend went to his homecoming and asked how his family was so happy! Now because of this, his friend wants to meet with us and learn about the Gospel! It was really cool to talk with him on the phone and just be able to testify that this gospel can change his life and will bring him happiness!

WOW!!!!!!! #MIRACLES!!!!!!



Also this week we went to Ipoh on exchanges! CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE THOSE PEOPLE!!!! hahah seriously! All the sisters were obsessed with the bun on top of my head, so we had a lesson on "How to create the Waldy Bun" it was pretty priceless!!! I sent a picture of Sister C. and S! :) I was able to go on exchanges with Sister C, she is the cutest! She is from Portland Oregon and she is the best! Her and Sister K. white washed Ipoh and they are ROCKIN It!!!! :) It was a blast to go out and work with them; we worked so closely with the members!!! THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!! And it's a blast!!!!!!! :)
MEMBERS WORK WITH THE MISSIONARIES!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!! <3 really though :) it is!


This week was just super awesome!!!! We had a District talent show... And there was Ballroom dancing!!! Pretty much just wanted to get up there and dance with them! It was fun! We brought our investigators and they LOVED it!!!! I seriously love KL! It’s amazing! I'm grateful that Sister H. and I are focusing on "Walking with Christ" this transfer... we really want the sisters to understand that as Christ taught his disciples for the time when he would not be with them.... Christ is teaching us for 18 months to prepare us for the rest of our lives! And as we walk with him, we will see MIRALCES!!!! I'm so grateful for Christ’s atonement... I am imperfect and I’m sure it's frustrating for him to let me do his work. BUT! I know that with his atonement I can change… I can become better and ALL things are possible because of this! And that is what we share! Because of Christ we can become... <3

I love you so much family!!!! Keep on keeping on!!!!

Love
Eternally
Sister Waldvogel
OWLE<3

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 18, 2014

HI FAMILY!!!! <3

How are you all??? Things are going AMAZING here in Malaysia, PJ branch! I absolutely LOVE it here! This week has been the BEST! We had an AWESOME dinner with the YSA on Monday night! They are the best! We had Sting Ray, Fish, rice, and yummy different pancakes and stuff! It was so good! Tuesday we met with R, a girl from Utah who is doing an internship here in Malaysia! She went home on Thursday, so we invited her to come to a lesson with us! The lesson ended up cancelling :( but it was really cool to talk with R. about what missions mean to us and how we really walk with the Savior for this year and a half! And how much we have grown, and are being prepared for our future! It was such a spiritually uplifting conversation! Things all work out for a reason! :) We had a lesson with our investigator N! FINALLY I got to meet her!!!! <3 she is from the Philippines, and we talked to her about the Plan of Salvation! She is the SWEETEST person I have ever met!!! I love her so much! She just really opened up to us and it was amazing to see how even though the language barrier is big between us, she still felt the spirit so strongly!
Later in the evening we met with the H. family! They are the BEST! And they were just living in Sacramento actually! So cool! They were so nice to us! We shared a message about having a Christ centered home and read a scripture from 2 Nephi 25:26, it's been nice to get to know the Branch members! It was really weird because I ate with a fork and knife (instead of a fork and spoon) and they lived in a really nice apartment! They are an amazing family! We have been visiting more of the families in our branch, to try and get to know them! It's been amazing to feel more unity as we have tried to bring them cookies and just spend time getting to know them and inviting them to work with us! M&M's (members + missionaries = MIRACLES) As we were doing our weekly planning , Sister Hillier and I decided that we needed to spend more time with the LA in our Branch! SO! We called up a few and one sister in particular stood out to us, so we gave her a call! She said sisters can I meet you tonight for dinner?? So we met with her. She really opened up to us and said that she felt like not going to church and didn't want to go less active, and asked for our help! It was one of the most amazing experiences on my mission! The faith that this sister had was amazing! She knew that God would help her if she just Asked... "Ask and ye shall receive." We are going to be meeting with her and helping her to come to church! She is an amazing sister!
On Saturday we went to lunch (Korean BBQ, SO NICE) with a RC M. L. she is the sweetest! And we taught A! With her Husband KL! It was sooooo cool! He is Buddhist so his background on Jesus Christ was not a lot, so it was a bit of a struggle trying to teach them both, but the spirit was there and he came to church again! They are just booming with their progression! I’m sooo excited for them! We talked about temples, and they said they are coming to the USA next May and want to see the temple! I was like ummm! I’ll meet you there! hahah :) it was amazing!
We had a HUGE MIRACLE happen yesterday!!! It was soooo amazing! We had investigators who were in need! They hadn't eaten for 2 days, and had no money! They couldn't even make it to church, so we went to visit them afterward! They had really heart breaking circumstances and absolutely nothing! But! They had so much faith in their savior Jesus Christ. It amazed me how strong they are! We testified to them that God was aware of them, and he loved them so much! What amazed me was when they testified to us that they knew God was aware of them and he was blessing them! After we left, we called our Relief Society President to see if she could help us with this situation. She told us to come to her house and she was going to give us some food to take to her. We show up at this sister’s home and she has at least 10 bags of groceries for our investigators. We pile it up with Elder Egbert and Holmes, and when we entered into the home of our investigators they were overcome with tears of joy and gratitude. And I just couldn't help but cry myself at seeing Gods hand so powerfully in this family’s life! They were so touched; and we are so grateful for an AMAZING branch and such prepared investigators! Miracles happen all the time! :)
 
I can't even tell you how CRAZY this week has been! We have been running around like MAD MEN! But! We have been working really hard and seeing so many miracles!!! This really is the Work of our Savior! We walk with him always.... as I was studying today I read about Christ telling the 5,000 that he was the "bread of life" …I testify that that is true! Whoever comes unto him shall never hunger! or thirst! If we make him our focus and have faith in him, we will be able to one day return to him... and one day become like him! I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep on keeping on!!!!!!
 
Love
Eternally
Sister Waldvogel
OWLE <3

Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014
 
Hi FAMILY!!!! <3

How are you?? I hope you are all ROCKIN!!!!! This past week has been CRAZY and FULL OF MIRACLES!!!!! <3 we are also really, really tired! It’s TRANSFER DAY!!!!! I’m staying in PJ with Sister Hillier! WHOOT!!! :) This week was AMAZING! We went on exchanges with the KL sisters and I fully love Sister Parcel! She pretty much rocks!!! We Heart attacked, visited some less actives, investigators, and just had an amazing day! She is such a good missionary who has such zeal for the work! It’s infectious! It was a blast being with her! We went to the Batu Caves (I got to see it! looks super cool!!!) and we taught English class near the caves! It was really fun! These women are the cutest! It’s a group of like 15-20 women who don’t speak a lot of English so we teach them really simple phrases and the alphabet! It’s really cool!!! :) I loved them so much! It was a little nerve racking, because I had no idea what to do at first! BUT! It ended up going really well! We even taught them head shoulders knees and toes :) When Sister Hillier was on exchanges she stayed in our area and went to visit J. who is AMAZING! she has just taken so well to reading the Book of Mormon, and sent us an SMS the other day explaining that she had received an answer to her prayers this last week through the Book of Mormon! She has been reading so much since! Asking for more scriptures to read! It's an absolute miracle! <3 this week we also MLC! In SINGAPORE!!!! It was really weird to be back in Singapore! It was a very short visit, but it was good to be there again! MLC
 

was so amazing! I always feel really inspired after I attend! I really could feel the spirit! President Mains talked to us a lot about the commitments that were extended at Zone Conference, and wanted to see how everyone in the mission was repenting! It was really neat to hear about the miracles, change, and improvement of the missionaries and the mission as a whole! We are all going in an awesome direction! It was a really good opportunity to evaluate myself, and see what I can do better! I have decided to really study repentance more in depth and truly study the doctrine and apply it to myself so that I can have the "mighty change of heart" Like it talks about in Mosiah! Anyway! Singapore was AMAZNG! So sad that I had to say goodbye to Sister Hawea! The first sister I ever lived with! I can't believe she is leaving! Time goes by wayyy too fast! She rocks!!! <3
When we got back on Friday I was so tired! I thought I might literally die! (We all know how

dramatic I can be at times) haha we had to wake up really, really early to be at the airport on time for our flight! So! We took a quick nap, and got back to work! We got to visit with A. and talked to her about Baptism in the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And she just AMAZED us! She told us how she explained to her husband that she wanted to be baptized, and then he said he would come to church with her! SO! MIRACLE!!!! AMY CAME TO CHURCH WITH HER WHOLE FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highlight of my week for sure! It was amazing! We also got to meet with T. and S! They are seriously GOLDEN!!! Please pray for them! They are going through some difficult times! They are just such beautiful people! T (the mom) came to church! S. will come next week but she had work this Sunday. T. was like... I have been to so many churches... but this one is the BEST! And I was like YA LAH!!!!!!!! <3 It was really good to have her come to church! And our branch is AMAZING! They did a rockin job at fellow shipping all of our investigators! We were so proud of them!
 

It’s weird cause now that summer is over; there are a TON of x pat families back from America so it was weird to see little white kids running around! hahaha I gave them all stickers and they loved it!!! :) Yup! I’m totes a sister missionary! And I love it! This week was really good! We have made a lot of amazing plans for each of our investigators and are really excited to see how they all keep progressing! God is really blessing each of our investigators with so much! We are grateful to be a part of it! :) Gospel is true!!!! As I have been studying more about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles, I really feel like I have learned a lot more about my savior Jesus Christ.. Who he was.. Who he is... and why he did what he did! And I testify that HE LIVES! He LOVES us... and it is because of HIM that we too can live again! I know that if we strive to become as he is.... we will see him as he is... and one day when we will be as he is! He is our example, he is our friend... he is our Brother... he is our REDEEMER! I love you all so much! Keep on keeping on!!! <3
Love
Eternally
 
Sister Hailee Waldvogel
OWLE <3 FOREVER

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


August 4, 2014

HI FAMILY!!!! <3Also FRIENDS!!!! :)

How is everyone??!!! Hope you have had an AWESOME week! We did!!!!!!!!!! #MIRACLES it's the best!!! So this past week was crazy! I was sick again! :( out for quite a few days! BUT! It was so cool, we saw miracles literally every day! on Tuesday after we had district meeting we were going to eat lunch... and a girl about my age came up to us and said "I want to join your church... can I have your card??" we were like umm BOLEH!!!!! hahah so we gave her our card... and later ran into her at the LRT (train station) and we started talking to her about how she knew missionaries, her religious background... etc! We got her phone number and several days later we met with her (S), her mom (T), and her brother (S)!
 

They are the most prepared people I have EVER met!!!!! You want to know what they said to us... "Sisters, we want to be baptized…" within the first 5 min. of meeting with them! I have never cried in an opening prayer... but then the spirit was so strong! These are the most humble people! They were living in JB and the husband ran off with a woman taking everything! And now they are here, and I pray for them! WE love them sooooo much! Miracle #1!



Anther miracle is our lesson that we had with A. Oh my goodness she is SOOO awesome! We taught her about the gospel of Jesus Christ and committed her to work toward a baptismal date! Dec. 6th (same as J... they are best friends and practically twins, haha) so we are really excited with the progress that is happening with all of the investigators
we are working with! God is blessing us every single day! :) We are noticing more and more opportunities to share the gospel with people who are interested as we are going to different appointments... it's AMAZNG! The Lords hand is in this area, and we are having Faith and really praying!!! The Lords work is the BEST!!!!!!!

 

We hoped that 6 investigators would attend church... but several unfortunate events happened with our investigators and we didn't think that any of them would come :( BUT! Another miracle!!! AMY CAME!!!! With her TWO DAUGHTERS!!! It was the best feeling when she walked through the doors... and both of her children (Nicole and Jeanne) came and loved primary! They are the CUTEST!!! Church was so good! As always! It really made me grateful for the things I have learned through my life but especially on my mission! I’m so grateful to have learned how to make Christ my center! <3



We went to the new senior couple (Elder and Sister Hadley) home for dinner on Sunday! And it was SO FUN!!! They are the sweetest, and told us all about their life and how they met, and they are just the Best! They had a student manual for the New Testament at their house and let me take it!!! I was SOOO grateful! I have really been wanting to study the bible and understand it better! So I have been obsessed with reading the new testament, and feel like I’m really gaining a better understanding of my savior Jesus Christ... who he was... who he is... what he did... and how I can become like him! I'm really grateful for the scriptures! They teach us so much and give us the exact way to follow Jesus Christ and return to our Heavenly Father!

Well family! Miracles happen... God LOVES us! He is aware of each of us and I’m so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I know without a doubt that this church is TRUE! I know that prayer works... God hears us... He answers us! I know that my redeemer lives!

I LOVE YOU!!!! Keep on keeping on <3
Love
Eternally
Sister Waldvogel
OWLE <3