Monday, March 30, 2015

Sorry Im super bad at emailing its just because ya know, Im free soulin´ it. Haha no just kidding. I just really like looking up talks online during my internet time...
But anyways this week was awesome. Its amazing how we study and study and study the same topics and we can always learn something new. I was able to gain a new and elevating testimony this week on the Atonement and the forgiveness part of it.
I see so many people every day with so many problems in their life, and they only need to realize one thing.....the Atonement is real. It helps us get back on our feet, it heals it, it rennovates us, it teaches us that He is the ONLY one of understand.
Sometimes we think its impossible, sometimes we think we are too weak or too unworthy. But these things are lies.

All the water in the world

No matter how it tried

Could never sink the smallest ship

Unless it got inside.

All the evil of the world

And every kind of sin

Could never damn a human soul

Unless we let it in.

I love you all so much. The mission is so important to me. With every day I realize that I have less and less time to be here. Its terrifying but I know that when my time comes, God will be with me.

I am a new person, and I hope that those from my life before the mission can see that change and be grateful and impressed by it. I hope that the people I am teaching can have a change in their lives as I have had.

They dont have to remember my name, just like we dont know any of the names of the army of Helaman, but I hope that they remember that one missionary who worked her heart off to bring the children of God unto Christ. This work is perfect. It will ALWAYS always be a part of me. I will forever be in debt to my father for allowing me to serve Him.

Also just so you all know, my companion is the bestttt and I love her to death, I dont think I will have any better companion in the mission, its close to impossible.

Con muchisimo amor,

Hna Waddell
Emi had a busy week. Only wrote to tell me that someone from their ward is going to be in Houston in April and she wants us to meet him. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Today is the first day of the rest of your life
We need to learn from the past but not live in it. We are here in this life to learn, to apply, and to progress. We have been living so many miracles lately. Sometimes we get to worried about what has happened or HASNT happened and we forget about the important things that are happening NOW. This is against the plan of God. We have to apply the Atonement in our lives so that we are able to move forward. 

"When something is over and done with, when it has been repented of as fully as it can be repented of, when life has moved on as it should and a lot of other wonderfully good things have happened since then, it is not right to go back and open some ancient wound that the Son of God Himself died to heal." Elder Holland

We cant be like Lots wife, we need to trust in the Lord that our future will be okay. Dont look back longing for the past and dreading the future. Look forward with faith. The Savior gives me hope, He gives me courage, He gives me all. I love you all so much. 

con mucho amor,
Hna Waddell

I got to visit my first area this week!! Tultepec in exchanges 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

One of the most important things I have learned here in the mission and continue to learn every day is rounded up in this quote by Pres. Thomas S. Monson.

"The Redeemer chose imperfect people to teach the way to perfection. He did so then. He does so now."

I have noticed a feeling of inadequacy constantly in the mission. But it makes me feel good to be reminded of the Atonement and the power it has. Not just on those we teach, but also with ourselves. It applies to everyone, always. As long as we are willing to accept it and obey our Savior. It might seem like something so simple, but every day I am able to see the impact the atonement has on me, and how much I need it. }

We were able to find so many new people this week, including one in particular (hes athiest) We saw so many miracles and we are looking forward to more. He might not believe in God, but atleast he has the desire to do so. He came to church this sunday and is preparing to be baptized. This work is only possible with the Lord on our side.

Hna Waddell

We went to Teotihuacan today!! Super fun. My comp is the best!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Emily was transferred to another area last weekm Bosques de lago. She is now a Sister training leader.
Dear everyone who still reads these weekly(ever other weekly) letters,
My new area is great. I aboslutely love it. Along with my new companion. We{ve only had a week together and it feels like a lifetime. My new calling is a little tiring but its so amazing because Im allowed to learn as I help others grow and learn. The miracles I see in exchanges are small but worth so much. We had a baptism this past Saturday and Pres. Titensor was able to be a part of it baptising Viridiana. It was super special and Im so excited for this decision she has made in her life. I feel like the ward has a lot of potential we just need to get them going and the work will start to flow.
A lot of people in my ward also have either been too or lived in the US so the majority know english and how to cook food from there so thats been fun! Ive gotten rib eyes, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and cold slaw so its felt like home lately haha.
I hope that everyone is doing great over there. It couldnt better over here in good ole Mexico. Im enjoying every minute of it and going big before I go home. Sorry the emails short and vague, you know how it is. les quiero mucho, y ANIMO! :)
con amor,
Hna Waddell

ps. we learned how to make our own shampoo today!!


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