Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Okay, we have a golden family. We have been teaching the Olveras family for about a month and a half and GUESS WHATTTTT, theyre getting married and baptized this saturday!!!
The changes we have seen in their lives are miraculous. Their faith is impressing and their conversion is strong. I have never seen a family so prepared to hear the gospel as they are. I know this is GOD{S work, not ours. I know HE is in this, not just on the sidelines watching.
I forgot to tell you all about fast and testimony meeting last week.
Well, bueno, Karla and Carlos were sitting behind us and then we feel a tap on the shoulder... "What would happen if we wanted to go up in front and share our testimony?" We quietly told them nothing and that they could surely do that when wanted. 5 minutes later the whole family got up, including their 3 little ones and stood at the podium. They stood there together. Not one by one, but together sharing their testimony about the Restauracion and eternal families. The whole ward was in shock and a few people let the tears fall.
I know that this is the work of the Lord, that we are His hands, but if we dont do this work as He would do it, His hands wont work. And His work will come to a speed bump.
Thank you for your constant support and love.
con amor,
hna waddell

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Okay, basically my most exciting news from this week is the fact that I was able to go to the baptism of my VERY first lesson and investigator in the mission. Her testimony is everlastingly strong and her desire to follow the Lord is endless. Seeing the fruits of the mission and all the hard work we do is a reward that can not be described. I am so grateful for the Lord and for what He has done to help Alejandra get baptized. Reading in Alma 26 (thanks Sister Deveraux for your email) reminds us of the great JOY Ammon felt while sharing this gospel and seeing the lives of people change. I can now testify of that joy.
35 Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say untoyou, there never were men that had so great reason torejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy iscarried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has allpower, all wisdom, and all understanding; hecomprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, evenunto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on hisname.

I love you all so much. Dont forget to rejoice in the little things of life.
Con amor,
Hna Waddell

Baptism of Alejandra
Un chamaco from a recent convert
A little cutie from Spain! ( her mom dresses her up in the latest Europe fashions supposedly...LOVE IT!)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Okay just some of my favorites from the Saturday sessions, sunday session quotes coming up.....NEXT WEEK! :)
A saint is a sinner who keeps on trying -Dale G. Renlund

The Atonement bares no scars -Boyd K. Packer

They lift me and I lift thee and we will ascend together -Linda K. Burton

Spiritual food is necessary for spiritual survival -Dallin h. Oaks

The decision to believe shapes all our other decisions -L. Whitney Clayton

Family is the center of life -L.Tom Perry

Godly fear dispells mortal fears -David A. Bednar

Its hard to dance without music....Even if performed well the music will not solve all our problems, there will still be cresendos an decrecendos

The service that counts most is usually recognized by God and God alone -Michael T Ringwood
Follow the Savior like sunflowers follow the sun -Quentin L Cook
I have had such a great week, and the best way to end it with General conference. I can testify that these leaders of the church are called of God to guide us. I am so grateful for this gospel, and always will be. Les quiero tanto
Con amor,
Hna Waddell
Just some pics from conference and la Semana Santa that was happening with the Catholic traditions here


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