Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Hey Everyone!

This week was awesome. :) We have been busy teaching this week, which is always nice. This next week we don’t have as much planned, but I do not doubt that we will see miracles anyway. 

About  eight months ago I knocked on Rula’s door. She let us in immediately, told us that she was willing to listing and learn, but that she wasn’t going to convert. From there we started a journey that had it highs and it’s lows, it’s heartache and happiness and some amazing spiritual experience. On Saturday, Rula was baptized. I will never forget the things she has taught about how important Jesus Christ is and many other things, and her journey is just beginning! I hope to be included in parts. :) 

My own journey as a missionary is coming to a close in just a few weeks. I don’t know what to feel but I will always be grateful for this chance that I have had to serve the Lord full time. I have learned much, made some amazing friends, and hope to continue to do so. I have seen the hand of the Lord over and over again over the past 18 months and I know that I will continue to do so. I know that the Lord will continue to guide me as I open the next chapter of my life. 

Thanks again for everything! 
- Sister Waite 


Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018

Hey Everyone!

This week was full of miracles! We have meet with Jose three times in the past week and he has accepted eagerly everything that we shared. We got a text from him just a few hours ago saying that he read the word of wisdom Pamphlet  and that he understands  that it means it can help us be healthy. Then he quoted the apostle Paul about our bodies being temples. It was just fun to see him progress that way. 

We also had the chance to meet with Rula a couple times this week. She has one of the strongest testimonies of Jesus Christ that I have ever listened to. She is amazing! She has faced a lot of challenges this week but she continues to have faith in Him that he knows what is best for her. 

We also lost our nice 50 degree weather this week and have had snow. A lot of it, but everyone’s been praying for it so I guess that makes sense. ;) The Lord does hear and answers prayers. 

Thanks for all you do! 
- Sister Waite 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 9, 2018

Hey everyone! 

This week was pretty awesome! 

James actually ended up moving back to St. George, so we are no longer teaching him.  We did talk to a lot of people this week though that are being prepared by the Lord. We are excited for the up coming weeks. There are good things coming to the Utah St. George Mission. With the new year, President Smith made the goal that as a mission we are going to baptize 1,000 converts this year. With the members help that is totally reachable! We are so excited to go out and do Missionary work! 

I was sad to hear of President Monson's passing. He was an amazing man who inspired  me to be a better person. He truly was a prophet of God! His words will continue to reach many but I find great comfort in knowing who the next Prophet will be and that he will continue to lead us in the paths that Christ wants us to go! 

A couple highlights from this week were, a) we got to go to the temple this morning! That was a neat  experience. And then b) Rula got up and bore her testimony at church!  That takes guts. 

Thanks for everything!! 
-Sister Waite

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 1, 2018

Hey Everyone!

This past two weeks have crazy good but also not much has happened. Holidays are both good  and not so good for missionaries. People are gone but those that are here were more willing to listen. 

This week we did have have a cool experience. Some of the Sisters (Sister Clark for those that know her) down in the St. George passed off an investigator to us. His names is James and he is super awesome. He is formally a Baptist and swore that we were a ‘fake religion’. However he went to church Thanksgiving weekend with his girlfriend and it forever changed his life. He refocused the power that was there and the spirit. He recognized the truth that were present and decided that he wanted to change. Thus he started meeting with the other sisters and then us. We are excited to continue to work with him. 

Besides that not much is going on. Rula is still in NY, Mitch is working on giving up smoking. Corey won’t answer our calls and Paula won’t answer the door. But it’s all great because there are always more people who are being prepared. God works in miracles and we have a lot of great potential. 

Thanks for everything! 
-Sister Waite 

Monday, December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017

Hey Everyone!

Not much happened this week so it will be kind of short. That and I don’t have a lot of time. 

We did have transfers today and guess who is staying in Cedar West? Sister Barnett and I! This is my 6th Transfer here (by the end of this Transfer it will have been a total of 9 months) and I am glad to stay. Cedar West is a good Stake. 

With all the Christmas excitement  people have been busy and not able to meet, which we understand. But we did run into a woman yesterday who was telling us that she doesn’t even buy presents anymore. She wants to be solely focused on Christ and what He did for us and that is something I have been able to see this year. Christmas presents are fun and wonderful but there is something so special about focusing on Christ. He is truly the reason we celebrate. 

With love, 

Sister Waite 

Monday, December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017

Hello everyone! 

We did extra amounts of finding this week, but that is all good. With the holidays coming up, people are more inclined to listen to a short little something, but much less inclined to schedule anything because we are all so busy. We have a lot of potentials! 

Saturday and Sunday were so special this week. On Saturday was the cultural celebration and the youth did an amazing job! Troy was able to participate as well and I hear he had a great time. I don’t actually know because he has been so busy with it that we haven’t been able to meet with him. 

Sunday was amazing. After putting all that hard working into the open house, it was amazing to actually be part of the dedication of the temple. We watched it from the stake center but what President Eyring and a Elder Holland had to say was incredible. Haha, the only thing was that throughout the week we kept asking our selves how we were going to get people to church and we kept inviting them to church...only to realize that there was no church. 

We are looking forward to inviting people to church this week!

-Sister Waite 

Monday, December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017

Hello everyone! 

This week has been incredible, for so many reasons. We haven't found anyone new to teach yet but we did have a couple people come to church! Rula came again, and agreed to go again in a couple weeks when she is in NY if we find her the church building. Lds meeting house locators are nice to have. :) Mitch (an older gentleman we have been teaching) also came to church yesterday which was a big step forward for him.  We hope to put him on date for baptism this week. 

We also did exchanges this week. I went to SUU again with a sister from the Phillipines. Haha, we were talking about it and I have only done 5 real exchanges outside of my area and 4 of them have been to SUU. 

The next highlight, and one of the highlights of my mission, happened this Saturday when Elder Stevenson of the 12 apostles came and spoke to us in an all mission meeting. It was incredible! He talked a lot to us about how to help people repent. Listening to him reminded me of how important  it is that we have latter-day prophets and apostles here on the earth today. Without them we wouldn't know God's will for us today or how to deal with today's problems. I am so grateful for them and for all that they do for us. I love and sustain President Monson as well as his brethren. If we listen to them then we can hear the Savior's voice speaking to us. 

I love you all! 

-Sister Waite