September 15, 2014
HI FAMILY and FRIENDS!!!!!! <3
How are you this week??? :) Hope everything
is going well!!!! I have been praying for you all a lot this week! WOW! This
week has been CRAZY!!!! It took me a while to recover from being sick! I had
this problem where I just didn't want to take time to recover! So it was a bit
of a long week at the beginning! BUT! On Thursday things were great!!!!! And
the week picked up from there! We have this AMAZING new investigator…
*Thank you previous Elder Loke*
His name is S. and he is literally the
coolest! He has such a great perspective on life! And really wants to find
"lasting happiness"! We were able to testify to him that he will find
that here! :) It was neat as he shared experiences of times he felt the spirit
with his friend who was a member of this church! He didn't know that it was the
spirit he was feeling! BUT! We were able to teach him how to pray, and how he
can receive an answer for himself! It ROCKED!
We have some CRAZY things going on with our invest.
One of our families was kicked out of their living place and forced to find a
new place to live! They hardly had any money and it was a miracle they found a
place!!!!! It’s been crazy this week trying to help them in any way that we
could! It was a little frustrating! BUT! Luckily my companion is a BOSS! We
were able to help the best that we could! Ultimately we know that the Lord
loves them and will take care of them! They know that as well! And have such
great faith! :) A. and K. are doing really well! They are just amazing! They
have such great questions that are really helping them to lead to that lasting
conversion! I’m so excited for them! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! MIRACLE!!!! So F.
our invest. from the Philippines! We haven't seen her for SOOOOO Long! She came
to church this last week! We taught her! And she CRIED in the lesson! And told
us how badly she wanted to be baptized!!!!! <3 Sister Hillier and I were
just dying during the lesson! I couldn't hold my tears back! This woman is such
an amazing example of great faith... humility... and love! She told us that
many of the things she believed when she was young are in our church! People
had told her that she was wrong! It’s just AMAZING! These beautiful people who
have such simple testimonies are such a light!!!! It’s the best!!!! We have
such amazing investigators! Who are progressing so well! We feel so blessed to
just see miracles EVERYDAY!!!!! We actually had a lady from the Philippines who
is going to university right now call us! She told us that she really loved the
Mormon teachings and wanted to meet up and learn! :) WOW!!!! That just made our
day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 this is the Lords work... it is a work of miracles!!!!
At zone conference this week we are talking
about what we are doing to increase our faith so we can qualify for miracles!!!
I know that I have a LONGGGG way to go! BUT! I know that if you set your sights
toward Jesus Christ! ALL things will be possible for you! I am so grateful for
the knowledge that the gospel gives us! Of who we can BECOME! I had such a neat
experience the other day... we had just had a very, very difficult day. We came
home and things just seemed to go wrong left and right! I was so frustrated
that I just decided to pray... I locked myself in a room and prayed for a long
time! I told my Heavenly Father everything that was going on... and asked him
why he had forsaken me! I got an answer that is hard for me to ever forget! I
realized he has NEVER and will NEVER forsake me! I have been so selfish in my
life thinking solely of me! It’s not about me! This is about HIS work and HIS
glory! This is about HIS children! I’m so grateful for the atonement and how it
allows us to CHANGE if we let it! This gospel is true! Jesus IS the Christ!
I love you all soooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sister Hailee Waldvogel <3