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

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)