Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Work Goes Forth!


                                                       This is Zach's District!

                       Standing where President Hinckley stood, he served his mission here!

Dear Family and love ones,
i get out of the mtc next week on wednesday we are taking a coach (bus) up to scotland so a 3 hour coach ride this week was great, i am learning so much and have been focusing on observe listen and discern, oh friday was great and no i did not see elder davis in manchester however me and Elder caleria went forth on the train our DL and companion talk to a lady who had lost her dad and had been catholic all her life and as they taught the plan of happiness she was really interested and as they said a pray with her before she got of the train she just started to cry and it was really awesome, so me and my comp. decide that we would always talk to someone every 60 sec so we couldnt get scared and were always talking to ppl it was a great experience we just went to work and talk to everyone and my comp. gave this guy from nigeria a book of mormon and if he would have asked him he probably could have had a baptism but oh well i talk to a french athesias which was fun and we had a good talk for about half and hour, and i think i confused him pretty good and hopefully he will start thinking about god an his existence, we also talk to a young girl who had a little girl and she was never married and been part of the church but she felt that the members had judged her pretty hard and thats why she left, but as we talked about the plan of happiness and invited her to start reading the bom and as we said a pray she felt of the saviors love and hopefully will start coming back, gospel true and the bom can change anyone's life its so awesome to just sit down start talking to some random person and after small talk you relate to them with a gospel principle and then everyone just opens up to you its like the best feeling ever i still struggling on discerning with the spirit but as i keep studying and obeying it will come so not to worried, although we had good experiences we also had some bad ones to haha we talk to some college student from swiz and he started whipping out bible scriptures and bible war tactics and me and my companion were like uhhhh uhhhh yeah but yeah he had a issue as most ppl do why does he let bad things happen to good ppl and as we shared with him scriptrues he kept looking to just fight us so yeah we just left, haha however ours was not as bad as some other elders as they talk to a lady who said to them that she had magical powers and was a seer and started to go all crazy and preach to em haha that was like the best story from friday, oh i also got confronted by a drunk man cause in manchester they let prisoners out at noon so by the time we get to town at 2 they are just completely wasted and yeah that was fun as we were teaching the young mother i kind of just took the drunk away so my comp. could keep teaching the guy spat in my face and kept yelling at me where was his beer and why i didnt have it so yeah good old fun i tried to give him a bom but he just pushed me out of the way and then complase right on the ground so yeah good ole fun haha i almost got hit by a train or tram cause in england i quickly learned that there is no difference from there roads and there side walks so as we were walking and i was lookin for someone to go talk to the tram just kept honking at me and i didnt even hear it till my comp. grab me and threw me out of the way haha so yeah just some dumb american country boy my comp. probably hates haha awww no he is such a great man very humbled, i have also taught my district a couple dance moves here and there and in my district it is me my comp. two other companioships of elders and then one set of sisters so yeah very small and yeah its just small so i see elder richards all the time. sunday was great we went out to the church history sights and saw where all the first saints were baptize and where herber c kimball and wilford woodruw did there missionary work and went to this church that was built in 1400s so yeah pretty old and yeah it was great went to president hinckley mission to and sis walker talk about her dad and it was just really cool to see all the history and such faith all the saints had and how they saved our church out in the west, and when they had there first baptisms over 7000 to 9000 ppl came to see what was going on just awesome i love this work and i love the spirit and how it just guides everything that i do uhhh i cant wait to get out of here the days seem  forever but the weeks are flying by!!! its crazy i hope all is well, oh yeah are district we have found that we are the losers cause we havent gotten any mail from anyone sense we been here and everyone else has had letters and packages hahah but thats alright we just laugh it off and get back to work, it was great cause saturday i had just a great big headache and i just kept saying to myself forget yourself and go to work and i had it all day but by night time i just realize i never really notice it then the next day on sunday we learned about president hinckley and how his dad wrote him forget yourself and go to work haha so i was like wow the lord works in mysteries ways, i often ponder as such great men have came and performed many miracles and wonder if i give myself unto the lord what will he have me do or want me to accomplish and as president hinckley did in his apt. he prayed and told the lord he would give himself to him and serve him all of his days, and i have prayed to him and have talk with him and decide i will serve my god the rest of my days and it will never be about me, so thank  you for love and if i can help you guys or my friends in anyway let me know i kno i am not much but with god by myside i can do all things!!! Love you all, idk if ill be able to write ya next week on tuesday cause we will be packing up and having devo. all day and what not so i will write yeah all when i can and tell yeah when i have reached the mother land of Scotland!!!
Love your favorite redhead!!! Elder Waite 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Another day at the MTC

well i only have 30 mins so yeah its gonna be tough i love the mtc it is so much fun my comp. is from portgual elder caleria he's dad was a of the seventy a while back he is a great man very humbled and teaches me a lot, the accents of the british are just amazing i love it i have one teacher who is german and has german accent and a british accent then i have a sister who basically reminds me of natalie rust just with a british accent and she is great. so far me and tim have been having a good time i see him everyday there is about 56 elders and sisters here total so yeah very one on one hands on president walker is the man! great man love him, i have me and my comp and then 4 other elders in my room one is 24 from wales other 27 from all over england who is blind basically who cant see out of his right eye and barely sees out of his left eye and has to read the bom inches away from his face very great man he has already served 2 pre missions for 6 weeks period and yeah funny story as we were out walking around the grounds he ran straight into a light pole cause it was on his right side and we forgot to tell him, haha poor guy but he is great, and then the other 2 missionaries one is from utah and the other from idaho so yeah love are district great guys, this friday we are going to manchester prostlying and me and my comp. are sure we are gonna get a baptism this week haha oh he is also servin in manchester, and yeah excerise stinks cause they all play soccer and i look like a fool everyday and fall on my face but whatever, mom you either forgot to pack a towel for me or i lost it but ya i have no towel, and i am pretty sure my eating habits are very abnormal over here i always get seconds and no one else does they always eat with forks and knives and i usually just use a fork or my hands haha so yeah but dont worry i have been told that scotland is like the south of america and that there all fat and like to eat a lot so yeah thats good cause ill fit right in, today my comp. went through the temple and i was his escourt which was awesome the temple is beautiful love all the green it has only rained once up here on sunday where we were inside the whole day but yeah life is great i learn much everyday, and just work hard, not really stressing out, or freaking out haha just having fun and being myself, i am sure i am a big joke to most of the missionaries but thats ok god knows me and what i can do so i trust in him and everything is about the spirit so i always let him guide me cause i never know what to say but he always does so yeah i just study and work hard each day pray for everyone and be the man god would have me be, i love all of you thanks for everything wish i could repay you in some way, i try my hardest each day to make you guys proud, and love my savior jesus christ! he is my everything and i owe him my life, cant wait to get out into the field and actually be outside all the time, but oh well i am here to prepare so i must take advantage of this oppuritinty, we are going into town today so i can get a towel, also mom like i told you we excerise everyday and you did not give me enough shorts or gym socks so i will most likely buy some shorts in the near future and i will need to buy a laundry basket cause i do not have one of those either, oh yeah i have also highlight my tie and most likely spill food on me everyday so that tide to go pen is saving me, probably need a couple more of those, the food is great here i really dont know what i am eating sometimes but i never question i just eat it and move on and find that it is very good, i am not a very picking man when it comes to food so i will always be good there, but basically from 630 till 1030 we are on the move study eating searching and teaching, so yeah first couple days kick my butt with jet lag and what not but now i am on schedule and got it down, also many of the elders and my district have took into note that i have a lot of energy as all of you may now, so that is very hard for them to cope with but oh well, my comp after every meal always wants to take a nap cause thats what they do back home so it is very hard from him to keep goin he is a quiet and humbled man and i am a loud and outgoing working all the time so god knows what he is doing, but together we are doing great and i always make him loaugh which always relies his stress that he may have, other elders like elder denbenham like i mentioned last time he is from sandy utah and kenz selman from school knows him and he is a great and funny guy and just loving everyone and everything right now, thats sweet that ty got transferred i only got one more week after this one so yeah hopefully ill make it haha then they bettter watch out up there in scotland cause i am coming! oh yeah i have also realized that i am fat and as i jumped up on my bed on the top bunk i broke it haha so yeah me and my comp best decide if we would switch bunks haha so yeah other great story, also elder caleira has to keep me on track alot because i get side track and i love you all

Sunday, August 19, 2012

London MTC

Hanging out at the Mtc and his cousin Tim is on the right!

Dear Family, Friends, and love ones,
I have arrived in the great land of our ancestors!!! in the land of England!!!
After saying goodbye to my mother and farther at the Las Vegas airport i flew to SLC, and stayed in the airport for 2 hours where i meet up with 4 elders Elder Neal, Elder White, Elder Donaldson, Elder Griffin and Sister Knab which they are all from utah after we departed for chicago and trying to be a great missionary on the plane and talk to everyone around me i soon found out that the guy i was sitting next to was a teacher at the provo mtc, and everyone else was mormon, so i soon just decide to read my scriptures and pmg, and then take a nap as we came into chicago we meant up with 2 canadian missionaries elder Ulloal and sister miblen and going for my second try on trying to deliver a message to some ppl at the food court i found that the family i sat next to was italtian and didnt speak a lick of english, so i had once again was unable to share a message about the gospel then i called Dad and sorry i hanged up on ya the time ran out hope you know i love all of you guys! finally as we boarded the plane for the long flight over to England and getting another chance to talk to some other ppl about the gospel my neighbor or the guy who i sat next to talk to me for about 2 min drank his coffee and then fell asleep for the whole plane ride over along with the rest of the ppl on the plane so me and Elder griffin just talked and walked around the plane when we got bored and we slept for about an hour! but once we have arrived in the airport in manchester and got through all the luggae i meant up with Elder Richards and 15 other Elders in which one Elder DeBenham, who is from Sandy knows Kenzie Selman up from college and is good friends with her and is good friends with Ben who was Bowen comapion in the mtc and another elder who was Ray's compaion in the mtc. so yeah small world!! after we drove up to preston up here on the mtc me and Elder Richards trying to get the whole bus to joy in song singing hymns but realizing we didnt really have enought hymn books and that no one could keep a tune it did not go so well haha however the country is beautiful, little weird seeing cars drive on the opposite side of the rode but oh well thats life, the mtc is Great president Walker and Sister Walker which is president hinckley daughter are awesome there is about 56 Elders here and 4 sister missionaries all going to either scotland/ireland, leeds, or manchester mission. Wonderful being here there going easy on us today but tomorrow were off and running p-days are on tuesday so thats when yeah will here from me, they said you willl be receiving an invitation to a Picasa Web Album that will have my pictures of me and my mtc experience, so look for it, it possibly could be in the spam email. Ask them to let you know when they have accessed the site and seen the pictures. love yeah you all gotta go talk to you more on tuesday!!!