Monday, May 29, 2017

Transfers again

Hey Everyone!!

This past week was a good week. A crazy one, but a good one.

We did have transfer calls this week... and I am leaving Kanab. :( I
am going up to Cedar City which is plenty big for this small town
Wyoming girl. At least I am not going to St. George like Sister Kirby
is! She is going to fry in the heat! They are bringing Elders into
Kanab/Kaibab which was a HUGE shock to all the members because Kanab
hasn't had Elders for close to 6 years but the Elders will do a good
job.

We were able to see Rhonda this week and she was doing well, she was
determined to not let Satan beat her. We are sad we aren't going to be
able to see her be baptized, but I know that she will make it there!
Larry will too, even if it takes him a little bit longer.

Besides that we did a lot of knocking on doors. We found a lot of
really good potentials that the
Elders will be able to pick up as new investigators as soon as we are
gone  so the work will continue strong in Kanab!

I love you all!!
-Sister Waite(a-second)

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15th

Hey Everyone!!

This past week was a busy week. Haha, we have been doing a lot of
traveling ever since they combined the stakes. For instance, on
Saturday we went clear up to Duck Creek (which is about an hour and a
half from Kanab and after a few hours there turned around and went
straight to Cane Beds (which is about 2 hours from Duck Creek) and.
Stayed the night there because we were speaking in their Ward the next
day, We car hopped the whole time because we didn't have the miles for
that... I haven't spend so much time in the car for a long time now!
:)

Larry finally came to church!! We were super excited to hear that, we
had been trying to get him to come to church for a while now. We were
finally also able to see Rhonda as well. Samantha has also been making
progress. She has been reading the Book of Mormon and is all the way
in Mosiah!

Other than that, the other really exciting thing was getting to Skype
home for Mother's Day. That was really good, it was great to be able
to see everyone again. Haha, we did have a neat experience afterwards.
So, Sister Kirby loves Lasagna, LOVES it and she turned to me and said
that what she really wanted for dinner was Lasagna and so during one
of our prayers, she prayed that that is what we would have for dinner.
Guess what we had for dinner? Lasagna. God does hear and answer
prayers!!

Anyway, this next week will hopefully be busy lots of lessons. :)

I love you all!
Have a great week!
-Sister Waite(a-second)
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Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8th

Hey everyone!!

This week was pretty awesome. We had zone conference on Friday and we talked a lot about setting goals. Elder Ballard was President Smiths mission President so when President Smith got a personal email from Elder Ballard suggesting that we that his talk from last conference might be beneficial to this mission...we decided to focus on setting goals. :) 

Haha, we had an interesting experience this week. Sister Kirby and I were walking down the road, going to go find lunch somewhere and we passed this lady walking her dog. As we passed, we said Hi and were moving on when she stopped looked at us and just exclaimed, "What is wrong with you people?" She was a tourist and apparently everyone in Kanab had just been really friendly to her and she couldn't figure out why. It was a neat experience to get to explain to her a little bit more and hopefully down the road she remembers Kanab and the Mormons and explore it a little more. 

We have continued to work with Samantha this week. She has said that the Book of Mormon makes her happier than she has been in a long while. Working up the courage to tell her mom is going to be hard for her, but we know that she can do it. 

We are going to see Larry tonight and Rhonda later this week. We also look forward to week of seeing a lot of people and knocking a lot of doors. We have faith that the Lord will help us find those who are searching for the truth. 

I love you all!! Thanks for everything!
-Sister Waite(a-second) 

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1

Hey Everyone!

This past week has been good. We made a trip down to St. George on
Tuesday and dropped Sister Lola off.  Haha, we made a trip back up
that way (to Cane Beds) for district meeting on Thursday... which was
held in a barn. So from now on we be holding district meeting in a
barn... but it is a nice barn. ;)

Sister Kirby and I have been having a good time together. One the
highlights of the week has been playing the license plate game. We
decided that since we lived in a tourist town that we would see if we
could get all 50 states (the real adventure was trying to come  up
with all 50 states when you don't have google... though it is amazing
what you can do with LDS.org)
 We have 37 so far plus some Canada ones.

Then the rest of the week we spend a lot of time finding. We knocked
on so many doors this past week that...not much success but we did
find a lot of potentials. That is alright though. As said, a lot of
potentials.

We did have an exciting moment when someone texted us and said that
they might be interested in learning more. She is a 17 year old girl
named Samantha. She does have one big thing to overcome however, her
mom is pretty anti against the church. We have bee praying for her to
have the courage to come into the Savior and the peace that He can
bring.

Rhonda was out of town this week so we weren't able to meet with her.
Larry was also busy this week so we didn't have a chance to meet. We
hope to have a full week this week.

I love you all!!

-Sister Waite(a-second)
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Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24th

Hey Everyone! :)

This week has uneventful, for the most part. I think the most exciting
thing that has gone one is that we have been double booked for dinner
almost every night this week because we combined the stakes. Thus it
has been like thanksgiving all over again because we have been too
soft hearted to cancel with people unless we absolutely have to....

We did get to see Rhonda again. Sister Lola made a promise with her,
that if Rhonda will give up her Word of Wisdom issue the she will give
up her rice.... and if you know Sister Lola then you know that she
loves rice. We all agreed to give something up, Sister Kirby is giving
up impatience.

On Thursday we saw Larry as well. He is still struggling to come to
church, he wasn't able to make it yesterday. :( But we will hopefully
see him a couple times this week and we can talk about that.

It has been fun to be back in Kaibab again. It truly is amazing,
though, how much you forget in 6 weeks, and how soon it comes back as
well. :)

This morning we leaned that Sister Lola is being emergency transferred
to Mesquite (if she had to leave to Kanab, she was glad it was there.
It is closer to Las Vegas which as her duck eggs. :) )  Sister Kirby
and I are looking forward to a busy week!!

I love you all!!

-Sister Waite(a-second)

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Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17th



Hey Everyone!

This past week was pretty uneventful. We saw Rhonda again and she is
back on date for baptism for May 13th! We were pretty exciting about
that!  She recovered a priesthood blessing to help her overcome her
struggles with the Word of Wisdom and she said that it was an amazing
experience! It helped her cut down without evening using the
medication that the doctors wanted her to use. The priesthood can work
miracles!

We tried to see Rose again, but she said that she wanted to call us
first and set up an exact time so that didn't work out. A lot of our
appointments fell though. Holidays can be hard for that. But we did
knock a lot of doors. We did have an eventful moment when someone gave
us some pretty anti-Mormon literature... so we broke into the other
sisters apartment and stole Sister Lola's matches and burned it. That
was fun. :)

We also had the chance to go up to Alton again, it had been almost a
month since we had been up to Alton for various reasons but it was
good, we taught Trinity again. She is the cutest girl! Oh! And cool
fact. Larry, the man the other sisters are Kaibab, is her great uncle.
They will both be baptized around the same time.

Transfers calls happened this week as well. For the moment (things
might change) but They combined the Kiabab and Kanab stakes so Sister
Kirby, Sister Lola, and I will be a trio! This is going to be an
exciting transfer!

I love you all!
-Sister Waite(a-second)
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Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10th

Hey Everyone!!

This past week was really, really good.

We have the chance to go on mini-exchanges again this week, so I got
to go with Sister Lola to Kaibab! That was a lot of fun to see people
that I had worked with. :) We had the chance to teach Larry. He was a
man who Sister Lola and I picked up on our last day together, so I
never really got to teach him... until Friday! We retaught the
restoration again and we put him on date for June 10th!

Another interesting experience that we had this week all started with
Sister Dunne getting locked out of the bathroom...anyway, there is
whole another story behind that, but we ended up heading to the church
Thursday evening (about 8)  so that she could use the restroom. After
that we were just sitting for a moment, talking about where we were
going to go and we looked and there was this family just staring in at
us! Turns out they were this Member family just looking for bishop but
while we were talking with them another woman walked up. Turns out,
she was looking for a place to pray and this was the only place she
could find that looked open. So we let her in and let her pray for
about half an hour. When she came out, she just looked so at peace. We
started talking with her, and we all starting talking about our
testimonies of Christ and the spirit WAS SO STRONG!! It was really
cool. She didn't take a Book of Mormon or a watch #Princeofpeace, but
she felt the spirit and the Lord provided her a place to pray when she
needed one. That is how much He loves us.

Last night we also managed to pick someone new up. Her name is Rose,
but we are unsure of her real motives. We know that she has been
studying with another religion and is pretty far into it, but we are
just praying that she doesn't want to just debate. We will go back and
see how it goes though!!!

I love you all!!!
-Sister Waite (a-second)

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Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3

Hey! :)

This past week was really good! I had exchanges with Sister Lola this
week, and we had a blast as well as miracles. There was a woman, Else,
we had met several weeks ago that said we could come back, and we
dropped by again that night with Sister Lola. Get this, she had lived
in the Philippines during her childhood! Thus, she and Sister Lola hit
it right off and she even agreed to watch conference with us!
...unfortunately she texted us Saturday morning and told us no, that
she actually wasn't interested, but it was cool to once again see the
Lord in action.

We then had zone Conference as well Fridayy and it was awesome!
Mission wide there have been some big changes. We are no  longer allowed
 to work with less-actives, thus freeing up a lot of our time to
go finding... it will be a bit of an adjustment, but it is clear that
it is from the Lord for this mission. The Wards are going to have to
step it up and the missionaries are going to have to step up our
finding level so that we will be busy.

General Conference was also amazing! The talks were really good with a
lot of inspired words! We were super excited leading up to conference,
we didn't get to watch it with Else, but we watched it with some
members and the other sisters. I am excited to get to read through it
again,

The #PrinceofPeace also came out this past Friday. It is so good!
Hahha, as missionaries we have watched it more times then normal...
both by ourselves and with other people but it is still as good as it
was the first time, if not better. Go and watch it if you haven't.
Learn the principles of peace that Christ can leave with us.

Thank you and I love you all!!!
-Sister Waite (a-second)

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Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27th

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Hey Everyone!

This past week was pretty awesome. We have been doing A LOT of walking
as we are running low on our miles this month. But it doesn't surprise
me that I actually enjoy it. I could be in a walking area. The only
problem is that you can only walk so fast and sometimes we found
ourselves late for things...

But on the brighter side we have run into a lot of people! We were
walking down the road and someone passed us and then backed us to tell
us that is wife had been visited by missionaries before and that she
would enjoy that! We were pretty excited about that. She is a less
active member trying to come back but it was a pretty cool moment.

We have been doing exchanges the past week. We only have one Sister
training leader (Sister Lola) so while she went with Sister Dunne,
Sister Kirby and I went together. That was a lot of fun. We were
walking together and we came across this couple washing their car. We
offered to help them, and they actually let us. So there we were, in
our nice clothes getting pretty wet and dirty, sneaking in the gospel
where we could. They aren't member and where not interested, but we
were able to plant some seeds!!

Rhonda was not baptized this week, she hit a bump in the road, but she
is still working toward it! She is so eager to be baptized, but she
talked about how she wants it to be done the right way and when she is
totally ready. She is going to make it, she is going to be baptized,
we are just not sure when. But she is one of the most amazing women.
For those who listened to conference, she could defiantly be
classified as a 'certain' women. She has embraced the gospel full
heartedly!! If only we could all have the bravery that she did.

I hope you all have an amazing week!!
I love you all!
-Sister Waite(a-second)

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Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20th


Hey Everyone!
This past week was good! The other sisters got their car back so we are
no longer scouting them out to give them rides home and such so that
is nice. It was a lot of fun at the same time, though.   We did lose
our car though this week... :( We had a nice car but they switched it
out for a different one. But at least we HAVE a car so we are not
complaining. :)

We had a great lesson with Rhonda this week. We are so excited for her
baptism this coming Saturday. We were going over the baptismal
interview questions with her and she just started crying and talking
about how excited she was for it and to be an example to the rest of
her family.

This Saturday we also had a chance to go down to Alton and teach a
little girl there named Trinity. She is 8 years old, but is more like
a little adult. She has been though some incredibly tough things for
just being 8 years old, but the spirit was there so strong as we
talked to her. She says that she already knows that her Heavenly
Father loves her and that he looks out for her. He truly does love
each and every single one of us and knows how to help us.

Sister Dunne and I have been not gotten too lost this week either,
which was a big accomplishment. :) The towns we serve in may be tiny,
but we still managed to somehow get lost. Not quite sure how...

We are looking forward to next week and I hope that you all have a
great week as well!!
I love you all!
-Sister Waite(a-second)

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Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13th

Hey, hey!

This week has been... interesting. This Tuesday we drove down to St.
George to pick up  Sisters Dunne and Kirby. That was good until we got
home and realized that for some reason our area books on our iPads
were not synced correctly so we didn't have  any information. We knew where
we lived and that was about it. We had nothing. So we went tracking
all day long and prayed that we didn't miss any appointments. I have
never been so grateful or realized the importance of the area book
till now. :)

We cover part of Kanab along with three other small towns. We have had
fun getting lost.  :)  We joke that I got transferred just in time,
because the car that I was driving that has the dent in  it just
gotten taken into the shop to get fixed. Thus the other sisters are on
bikes for a few weeks. We have been helping them out as much as
possible, so that has been fun.
We are teaching a woman named Rhonda, and she is set to be baptized on
March 25th, and she is extremely prepared. Our Ward mission leader,
Brother Roger, described her as a sponge just soaking everything up
and it was true. We are excited to be working with her!

We are also working with a man named Bill. He works here at Best
Friend (local animal refuge) and is not sure if he wants to be
baptized yet. He wants to make sure that he knows everything first,
but he is reading the Book of Mormon and striving to know. We know
that he will get there as he puts in his whole effort.

I am excited to be here in Kanab! I was sad to leave Kaibab but we are
going to have fun here!!
I love you all!!
-Sister Waite(a-second)

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 6th

Hey Everyone!

This past week was really good. :) We got transfers calls
yesterday.... I am getting transferred, but just to the other stake.
So instead of being in Kiabab stake, I will just be in the Kanab
stake. My new companions name is Sister Dunn. I don't know much more
than that. :) Sister Lola is staying in the Kiabab stake and Sister
Kirby is going to be her companion. Haha, we were sure that Sister
Lola was going to get transferred! This will be her 5th one here in
Kanab!

My new address is
P.O. #302
Kanab, UT 84741

We knocked a lot doors this week. Not a lot doors got opened to us,
but we tried and that is what counts! We did have an interesting
experience on Sunday. We were walking ( in the wind and boy was it
blowing hard, we couldn't see anything because our hair was in our
faces.) and this guy walked up to us and preceded to tell us that he
was not a member, but that he had meet with missionaries in Cedar and
Idaho and that he wanted to continue to! So that was exciting! Sister
Lola and Sister Kirby will meet with him this Wednesday.

We are going to have to make a trip down to St. George tomorrow to
pick up our new companions. I am not looking forward to that as it
takes up a good chunk of the day, but it will good. I am glad that I
won't have to deal with Arizona time vs Utah time next week, like
Sisters Lola and Kirby will. Haha, not fun at all for them. I will
cover up right up to the border of our mission. :)

I hope each of you have a great week!!! I love you!
-Sister Waite(a-second)


February 27, 2017

Hey everyone!! :)

This past week was really good. We went on exchanges and I got to go
with Sister Dunbar again! That was a lot of fun. That is twice in a
row that my STL's have been past sisters that I have worked with,
which makes it a lot of fun. :)

We saw so many miracles this week. We were trying our hardest to hit
the weekly goal set by the mission, which is something that President
Smith wants to see happening more. We missed it by one! (We didn't put
anybody on date for baptism this week...) but there were so many
miracles as we amped up our game.

One of the miracles was Austin. Last Monday we ran were sharing lunch
with one of the members here, and she gave us a referral for a young
boy who came to church every week with his grandparents, but she
didn't think was baptized. Turns out, they are not his grandparents,
just family friends, and Austin does come every week and wants to be
baptized. So we went over and talked with his mom, who said that we
could teach him. As part of our weekly goal we needed to get one new
person to church, and we were going to count Austin so we thought, two
birds with one stone. Austin was sick on Sunday. We didn't think we
were going to hit that goal... but then about half way through
sacrament meeting we turned around and there was someone we were
teaching! We had no clue they were going to come, last time we talked
they weren't going to be able to, but there they were!  The Lord is
going to help us do what we need to do. He is going to aid us.
Miracles happen in his work. :)

Anyway, so Sister Lola and I are both determined to hit our goals for
this week, as this will most likely be our last week together.
Transfers will happen not this Tuesday but next Tuesday so we will see
what will happen. It will be interesting that is for sure!

I love you all!!
-Sister Waite(a-second)

Sister Waite and Sister Lola were able to find the house my family lived in from 1981 until 1986. Sister Lola said that Julia was super excited when they found it.  It has changed a lot since I lived there.





Happy President's Day

Hey Everyone!! :)

This past week has been great!

Satoria got baptized on Saturday. :) It was really wonderful to see it
happen. Sister Smith came down and went to our baptisms, so that was
exciting and stressful. :) But there really is such a unique spirit at
a baptism. I didn't recognize it before, but it is there. I may or may
not have shared this before but our mission President told us that 80%
of non-members who attend a baptism are later are baptized.  There
really is such a sprit about baptisms! :)

On a less happy note, Jeff, who were working with out in Cane Beds
texted yesterday to say that he didn't want to meet with us for the
next couple of weeks, but that he was going to read the Book of
Mormon. So that was disappointing, but if he does read then it will
all work out. The Book of Mormon has a lot of power in it!!

We had a miracle yesterday. Our Ward mission leader in Fredonia 2nd
Ward had asked us to check up on someone, but we had no address and he
didn't know where he lived, so that was kind of difficult. But we were
tracking and the first door we knocked on, the boy who we were looking for answered!  He wasn't interested, but the Lord provided for a chance for us to ask!

Thanks for everything that you guys do! I love you all!!
-Sister Waite(a-second)






Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nicholas Cage Story

So I don't really know the story, maybe I will hear it in tomorrow's email, but Julia met Nicholas Cage in the grocery store in Kanab.  She was able to take a selfie with him and Sister Lola.  The other Sisters serving in Kanab also ran into him and took a picture.  Here is the email that Julia sent to Rebecca and the picture.  I'll also post the other sisters picture just for fun.


So... guess who we ran into while we were out shopping this morning... Nicholas Cage. Not the person I would have chosen to meet... He is kind of grumpy. Hahha, we took a picture with him and he look at his weird smile.  image1.JPG
Anyway, he is making a movie here in Kanab... Again. He was slightly strange. 

February 13, 2017

Hey, everybody! :)

Last Monday a family whom we have been working with took us sledding,
and it was Sister Lola's first time. Her first time down she was flung
off her sled did a face plant in the snow but she got up smiling and
laughing. It was pretty funny. :)

This past week was pretty awesome. We were able to teach a man named
Jeff. He is from Texas, but lately his family and him have felt that
they needed to get out of the city and somewhere where they could
provide for themselves and long story short they ended up in Cane
Beds, Arizona. He is so prepared for the gospel. :) We were going to
teach him last week but he was sick, so this was the week. He took
everything we had to share pretty well and promised us that he would
have the introduction and testimonies read by time we came back as
well as that he would pray about it. We are excited to go back this
Wednesday and see how it went.

We also have continued working with Satoria. Her baptism is still on
for this Saturday so we are pretty excited about that. She is such a
cute little girl.

We also went back to see Carolynn this week. She isn't someone who is
ready for baptism yet but we stop by every now and then just to see
how she is doing. This week she was telling us how there is just
something different about the people. She couldn't quite put her
finger on it, but there was something different about us. Well, we
knew what it was!  If only we could get her to see that...  Members of
the church do have a light about them. We may not be able to see it,
but others can.

I love you all!! I hope you have a fantastic week!
-Sister Waite(a-second)