Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Letter #74-Thanksgiving!!!

Hello everyone!

I sure hope everyone is happy and well! and that this week will be full of turkey and delicious pies! Our week is full of rain right now... but its amazing! and we have A LOT of people to visit and teach... its a great time to be a missionary! 

This week I learned the importance of hard work in the little things... they make a big difference... with small visits everyday... miracles happen in the investigators lives! It was amazing to see the change in him since the beginning! Its amazing what the youth of the church can do... His friend invited him to church and he taught him right along with us and was the friend that he can rely on... its amazing! I love working with the youth! they are the future! and they will be excellant missionaries!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this week! I sure hope its a great holiday for everyone!

Com carinho,

Sister Waite

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Letter #73

Wow! what a week! the hightlights real quick...
1-ate a bug! its a delicacy here... its a HUGE flying ant that they cut the wings off... fry it up with farofa and its crunchy... only had the courage to eat one... its alright... weird... but dont want to eat it again.
2- MOUNTAIN today!!!!!!! pday we went up a very green and beautiful mountain! will send pics next week... this comp is slow.
3- BAND at the talent show!!!!! 18 members came to our talent show that are not members of the church! they played `Tale as old as Time´ and me and Sis Tillman just melted... it was the first song they played for us when we invited them! it was so neat! we are going to teach ALL of them this week!
4- Brazilian Barbecue twice in one week... fabulous!

Love you all so much and am so happy to be here in Brazil! love being a missionary! Love you all!

Sister Waite

Letter #72-Book of Mormon

Hello Family!

This week was alright... had a lot of random things that happened... like President himself coming to check our houses...hahah! that was cool... we passed! :D phew! 
And another Leadership council this week in São Paulo! it was so fun! Really Spiritual and it just got all of us excited to help pump up the missionaries! So fun, especially now that Sis Abreu is my companion! its going to be a fabulous month! woot woot! I am so grateful to serve a mission, it is so much fun! 
Presidnet talked a lot about goals... and how it is important to really set HIGH goals... and then you get HIGHER results than if you just settled.
I am so grateful, every day in my prayers, I thank Heavenly Father for the oportunity I have to be a missionary! I love this work, I love this Gospel! I am so happy to be here in Brazil.... my home! :D (well... another home!) home is where the heart is!
we had an activity this week too! the very first bishop in Lorena... who is still alive! :D He makes a HUGE cake every year... thats the book of Mormon... and we had a little devotional. For everyone who read that year... and me and SIs TIllman sang at it... it was a lot of fun!  heres a pic of the cake. a salty cake! Layered with bread, chicken, vegtables, and mashed potatoes for the icing. it was really good!

I love you all so much!

Sister Waite

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Letter #71 Mysteries and Miracles

Happy Halloween for everyone! I hope it went well!

Mystery: out of NOWHERE on Halloween night... we were walking to our next apointment and a dog stuck his head out of the gate furosiously and bit my companion!!! Will she become a werewolf? I will keep you up on it... but really, it was a spooky and scary experience... he bit her twice, and out of nowhere! we went to the emergency room and she had to get a stitch... crazy things happen on the mission... especially on halloween. But shes on the recovery! shes doing well!

Miracle: Our friend was baptized! he is amazing! he got to know the church 5 or 6 months ago.. and when I asked him how he knew the church was true... he said with time... and with how he felt. Time tells everything. The meeting was amazing, and to see the tears roll down his face of complete joy was a moment that touched my heart and marked this special moment on my mission. The savior wants to forgive... we just need to do what he asked, and that is how we are forgiven.

I love you all so much! I am so happy to be a missionary! You are the best! thanks for the prayers!


Sister Waite

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Letter #70


the Sisters conference was SO great! REALLY spiritual and was a great experience!!!! especially to see old companions too!!! catch up a bit... what a great day!

The activity went great on Friday... we had a great turn out!!!!! 


Love you! have a great week!!!! :D :D :D :D

Be safe in your travelings! and spookyings!!! and night of frights! :D

`... DOUBT NOT, FEAR NOT.` D&C 6:36.... :D

Love you all! 

Sister Waite

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Letter #69- Oh Mister Sun! Sun! Mister Golden Sun!

Hey Family! Hello Friends!

It is Shining down here in Lorena! Holy cow... today was really hot! but fun! we got together as a zone and played volley ball and basketball and just kinda chilled for our pday today... it was really fun! Lorena has defintitly been the hottest area that I have passed in on the mission... but it is great! love the sun! I heard that Utah as good old snow on the mountains! thats fantastic too!

So this week, was a little slow with finding people... we find them, they are everywhere... and they all want to change for the better... but only in the way THEY want and not what the Savior has asked and promissed us to be a better and BEST life to live... in His gospel. But I know that there are people here for us to find! I am excited to have this time left to serve! LIke Pres. Ferrin said in our interview this week... miracles happen EVERY day in Brazil... we have SO many stories to tell from our mission here... there really isnt a day that goes by where you litterally see HOW the Lord prepares that person, that moment for them to make the choice to accept His gospel or not... I love being a missionary!

This week we have a Sister´s Conference! its going to be fantastic! all 44 sisters in our mission! old companions! so look up for the pics next week! thats tomorrow and a big Halloween activity on Friday that we are putting together... its going to be really fun! we will get to meet a LOT of investigators... yay! The best way to do the Lord´s work is through the Spirit, and the Members... its the ONLY way to do the Lord´s work.

I love you all and hope everyone is haveing a good time! Fall is a great time of year! remember that changes come all the time! and it is a great thing! we have the chance to change EVERYweek when we take the sacrament... and EVERY day to be a little better you than yesterday... I love you all!

Have a fabulous week!

Sister Waite

Letter 68- Come Listen To A Prophets Voice

Wow! Conference!!!! It was so good! I dont have a lot of time... but I do want to say HELLO!!!!! And that Conference was so great!!! Me and Sister Tillman talked to everyone we could, teach about propehts and invite them to come and see! but no one came... :( thats alright... we cant get down though... there are people that will be there!

I went to Sao Paulo this week! It was great! love traveling... went to the mission council and what a great experience it was! love helping and learning how to help the missionaries in our mission. Love being a missionary!

Doing great! Love you all! Hope everyone is doing great! Love you!

Sister Waite