Monday, June 30, 2014

ATTENCION ATTENTION EVERYBODY, Our new President has arrived.

So ya, we have a new president now. President Titensor and his lovely wife. Well Im assuming she's lovely because to be honest we haven't met. But well meet them soon and Im pretty excited!
We´ve hit la mitad of training my companion. Seriously though, the time in the mission goes by SOOOOO fast. Its unreal. I almost have a third of my mission down! Crazy. I had some BOMB mole rojo this week. It was stunningly delicious. But despues(after), me and my companions stomachs were cramping all night and that wasnt too fun. WARNING: FOOD IN MEXICO COMES WITH CONSEQUENCES. No joke though. Im finally starting to get used to food even though sometimes the meat for me is super tough to put up with #exvegetarian but Im learning to get over stuff that doesnt matter.
Also, in the mission in general Im like pretty comfortable with everything, not a newbee anymore. So I dont feel as busy which is totally not good, but our goals for this week are to counteract that. Welp, its like chewing nails to think of what to say everyweek haha but I hope everyone is well and dandy and loving the life that we have been given. Count your blessings! Love your neighbor. Make good choices. Remember who you are. And eat your vegetables. Theres my words of wisdom for the week and I hope you can all take that to heart like I do. Vegetables are a beautiful beautiful thing. (lack of sleep in the mission is getting to me, just ignore the weirdness in this email.)

con amor,
Hna Waddell

Monday, June 23, 2014

So this week we had a baptism!! WOOHOOO! Hes 11 and his family are members but that's okay! Stilllllll a baptism haha. Afterwards we had a actividad misional in the ward that we all organized. We had a bunch of games and food and in the end had representations of the kingdoms of glory. Me and my compaƱera had reino Terrestre and below is a photo of our awesome creation.
We also had a game at the activity barracho/drunk where you run in circles around a pole and then try to run in a straight line. Ya. I have a video of me EATING IT. But sadly we cant send videos so you will all just have to wait till after the mish.
Dont have much time because we're going to go eat with some of our investigators in like 5 minutes. But if someone wants to keep me updated on la FIFA every week that'd be cool jaja jokesss. es una broma. But seriously everyone is always watching futbol, in la calle, in la combi, in walmart, during comida with members. Ya. It's everywhere. I love it. But dont worry, its not distracting me!
Were finding a ton of new investigators these past couple weeks and its giving us so much more hope for baptisms! The people are amazing and its honestly like Im learning from them everytime we go to teach.

(All that is not eternal is too short, and all that is not infinite is too small.)

con amor,
Hna Waddell

Friday, June 20, 2014

"I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tinted visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am lifted up in prayer, and labor with power. My face is set, my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided or delayed, will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table with the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won't give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, and paid up for the case of Christ. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. When He returns for His own He will have no problem recognizing me, my banner is clear”.

Just an awesome quote that I keep in my scriptures. Love love love it. This week has been rough la verdad. Pero tambien awesome.
My favorite investigator (sshh dont tell) was going to get baptized this Sunday, but some things went wrong and now we{re not really sure when it{s going to happen. Satan is always messing things up. But I know that in the Lords hands we have the power to overcome whatever obstacle comes our way.

Also, Ive had the Beatles stuck in my head everyday this week. Dont know why. But its definitely super difficult to not sing outloud while walking from house to house. Also, people here love the Beatles, and bachata. So that{s been a struggle but also fun.
I dont really know what to write about, but hey, we made crepes and they were delicious!

Monday, June 9, 2014

I know it{s cliche to say that missions are like rollercoasters, but enserio! One minute nobody is talking to us and constantly giving us dirty looks and the next minute one of our investigators decides that they want to be baptized! Its like a storm next to a rainbow. No matter what happens, theres always going to be something good after. If we didnt have those bad moments why would those triumphs and good days be worth much? We need the comparison. We need darkness and we need light. We need black and we need white. Just like we need to sometimes experience moments where we feel like we just can{t go on, where we feel like there is nothing else to do but give up. Perhaps in these moments the most important thing to do is, REMEMBER HIM. Jesus Christ didn{t come to this earth to ride a pony and eat a lollipop. No. He had a goal. He had a mission. He had a purpose to come to this Earth and suffer for each and every one of us. 
It wasn{t meant to be easy for Him, so why should it be any easier for us? We sometimes feel like we deserve better in life, but so did He. We sometimes feel like God isn{t treating us fairly, or others have more that we want. How do you think He felt in the Gethsemene when he was suffering more than any man has suffered, and His Heavenly Father did not remove the cup from Him? He knew it had to be done. He knew that this terrible, miserable, heartbreaking ocassion had to pass so that we, His brothers and sisters, could be clean again. And return to live with our Heavenly Father for eternity. 
I know that this gospel is true. With no doubt in my mind. I know that this is the Gospel of Jesus Christ restored to the Earth through Joseph Smith. I know that through the Atonement, we can do all things possible. Heavenly Father loves us so much. And we need to show our love for Him.

Con mucho amor,
Hermana Waddell

Monday, June 2, 2014

This week has been crazy! Ive realized so much more about the mission this week now that I´m on the other side of the training rhelm. Im forgetting english. I tried to pray the other day in English. Ya, failure. I don´t have much time like at all because were going to eat at an investigators house. But just know that Im loving the mission life. It is the best way to go. By far. Im learning more than Ive ever learned in my life. And this gospel is SO SO TRUE. My testimony grows every day through my investigators. The work is beautiful, the language can be a struggle, but the Lord is on my side.

Oh and my new companion is from here and speaks less english than my first, so like none. And her name is Hermana Lome. We´re going to have so much success I can just feel it!

Con mucho amor,

Hna Waddell

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