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Sister Stacie Lynn Chambers

50/829-832 Muang Thong Thani

Chaengwatana Road T. Ban Mai

A. Pakkret

Nonthaburi 11120

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

In Our Lovely Deseret!!‏

Dearest Friends and Family!!!

Well firstly I want to square away some myths about Thailand.

1st- Thailand is always hot. FALSE!!!
This last week the weather has been AMAZING!! It feels just like fall! I love it!

Also I want to point out a few things about this picture. Note, my pink sweater, two of the young women bought for me. It was on sale for 90 bott aka $3. I love Thailand. Sorry the picture is so blurry. Also, yes, that is a real live elephant walking in the background. It was walking very fast. :)

This week has been so great! Lots of inviting. So great! Nothing really too exciting. Yesterday I was trying to explain Halloween. I was trying to say last year I dressed up as a doctor. But it came out, last week I was a dog. Haha. So great.

I'm so excited for Scott in the MTC! It seems like I was just there! The MTC is so amazing! I miss seeing thousands of other missionaries! Me and Sister Wanlapa are the only sisters in our Zone. Good thing I love her so much huh! Last night she made another amazing dinner! Pretty sure I want to hire her as my cook when I move home.

Well nothing really else has happened that is of upmost importance. Its still so fun here! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true!! Thanks so much for all your love and support! And thank you so much for all those who helped out my family last week! Loves!!

Sister Chambers

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Let Zion In Her Beauty Rise!!‏

Dearest Friends and Family!!!

Well it has been another wonderful week here in Thailand!! Everyday is still so fun and so exciting! I never will cease to be amazed at all the miracles I see everyday and at all I'm learning! I truly have a testimony that the Lord is helping me so much and that He hears and answers each of my prayers. This week has been extra good in my scripture studying. I'm reading in Alma right now about Alma and Ammon and what amazing missionaries they were. I LOVE Alma 26. It is absolutely my favorite chapter ever!! So is chapter 36!! Oh I just love the Book of Mormon so much! How did I never realize how amazing it was before?? I feel like I'm reading for the first time and just learning so much from it! I feel so blessed to be here! I feel just like Alma and Ammon! Isn't it amazing that missionaries all over the world are sharing that same message that all the missionaries in the Book of Mormon shared? The same message that Christ and His apostles shared. It gives me the chills thinking about that!

Well this week we did lots of inviting and exploring. It seems like right as soon as we get ready to set a baptism date with our investigators something happens. For instance yesterday before church we were going to teach Phii Pon and talk to her about getting baptized. But she didn't ever show up. Turns out her husband doesn't want her to learn with us anymore so they moved to Bangkok :( oh well. We will just keep working and doing our part! We went and visited the family of one of the old branch presidents this week too. Oh words can't even explain it. It was one of the coolest experiences I've had so far. He wasn't home, but his wife and two daughters were there. At first they didn't seem too happy to see us. But by the end we were all crying. They are having a lot of problems in their family and haven't been to church in about four months. But yesterday the wife came to sacrament meeting! It was so awesome! Isn't the church so true! No matter how many times we turn our back on the Savior, He is always still standing there with open arms waiting for us to turn back to Him. I love my job!!!

I wish I could have heard Scott speak today. He is so amazing isn't he? Seriously I look up to him so much. I know he did just fantastic! I need to be more like him! I'm so blessed to have such amazing friends and family huh! I love each of you so much and am so thankful for all the love and support I receive from all of you! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true!! Loves!

Sister Chambers

There was this killer rainstorm this last week! I just had to go dance in it! It looks like snow huh!

A random horse standing on the freeway. Oh Thailand. Do I look like Kandelyn here?!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

How Wonderous and Great!!

Hello my dearest family and friends!!!

Well I'm happy to say that me and Sister Wanlapa are still in Udon together! Yay!! There are three new elders and they all seem way cool. Elder Parkinson, (our District Leader) Elder Hanni, (cute little greenie. bless his heart.) and Elder Potter, (from my group in the MTC) So fun! Well this last week was AMAZING!!! Last Monday after we emailed we went FISHING!! haha and I decided I absolutely LOVE fishing!! I want to get way into fishing when I get home ok? Me and Sis aren't very good. We did manage to catch one! Well we can't really take credit for it though because the guy next to us is the one who came to the rescue and realed it in for us. Haha. But it was so fun. Then we went and got a FACIAL!! We aren't allowed to get messages, because facials are ok. So one of our investigators told us she wanted to give us a facial for FREE at her salon. It was HEAVEN!!!! Oh my goodness. I think it should be mandatory every week. :) After that we had a FHE with that investigator and ate our fish! It was delicious!! Such a great day!!

Other exciting events this week include the following:

-Sister Wanlapa ALMOST getting bit by a snake. Haha good times. We were just riding along and all of a sudden this snake falls out of the tree right next to her and coils up and starts hissing at her. She was a little scared to say the least. I'm just glad it didn't fall on her.

-I decided that after six weeks of not running it was time to go for a run! So I've started running around our driveway! It is about the size of mom and dads bedroom. But hey. It is so great!! I miss running so much!! But it works out great, we still go on our bike ride together in the morning and then I run while Sister Wanlapa eats breakfast.

-I LOVE General Conference. I listened to the Priesthood Session yesterday while helping Sister Wanlapa make dinner and it was AMAZING!! Also dinner was delicious like always :)

-Yesterday at church was exciting! While we were waiting for our investigators to come, this Thai lady and her Swiss husband and his Austrian mother show up!! I was so excited!! Except I'm a horrible failure in life and couldn't remember any German :( everything I tried to say came out Thai!! It was really funny. In church they had me "translate" for them. Bahaha. Let me tell you. Going from Thai to English to German...ya it wasn't very pretty. I could only get one word sentences out. But it was so fun to listen to German again. I miss that language!

-It is the end of the rainy season and the start of the "winter" season. Which means I am in Heaven!! The weather is so great!!! I was actually a bit chilly the other day!!! Haha I love Thailand!!

Well currently me and Sis don't have too many progressing investigators. So we've been doing lots of inviting. Which I love because its just like fishing! I'm following the Savior and being fishers of men!! I love being a missionary!! I'm so happy!! The church is so true!! thank you so much for all your love and support!! You all are the best!!! Loves!!

Sister Chambers

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Welcome, Welcome P-Day Morning!!


Well I hope everyone had a great week and that all is well! This last week has been crazy like always. Last week after we emailed, Sister Wanlapa wanted to go to the hospital to find out what was wrong. We stayed there until Wednesday afternoon. It was great fun! Haha. Don't worry though she is doing much better. The doctors thought it might be some short of virus, but they couldn't find anything. Just figured it was a nasty cold/flu. It worked out great for me though because I just chilled and studied and listened to General Conference! Tuesday we worked something out with two of the members so that I could go teach English with one of them, and one would stay in the hospital with Sis. It was so fun! Remember me talking about Jade? The RM who is in Udon with her husband? She is so awesome and is the one that helped me teach English! She is like an all access pass to Thailand I've decided! She knows all the in and outs and knows exactly how it is being a missionary! It really was so fun spending a couple hours with her! It was good to get back to Sister Wanlapa too though. The Elders were good and brought me food and such while I was there. It was a fun little vacation for me, not so fun for Sis. I just slept on the couch there so it was nice to finally get home and sleep in my bed.

That's about all the exciting news for this week. We didn't really do anything else the rest of the week. Just lots of inviting! Watching conference in Thai was so much fun though! It really was great because I had to pay attention and stay awake so I could catch what they were saying. I teared up a little bit when it showed all the members at the conference center. How amazing is our church that members from all over the world can watch and listen? It really was awesome to see all those people. I definitely took that for granted living in Utah with members all around. I miss that now. But that just means I have lots of work to do right!

Well today is extra special! Transfers are this week and we bet Sister Wanlapa is leaving. So today we are going to do three things: Fishing, facials, FHE!!! Woot woot!! I'm so excited! One of the members is gonna show us where this awesome fishing place is and then after we are going to go get a free facial from one of our investigators! and then we are going to all go eat our fish and have a FHE together!!! So excited!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet!!

Family and Friends!! Hello from Thailand!!

Well its been another great week here in Udon!! Sister Wanlapa has actually been sick since about Wednesday, so we haven't done too much. But its been great for me because I've got so much studying in! I've been studying a lot about the resurrection, judgment, and kingdoms of glory. So great! I'm actually listening to conference right now too! Isn't Elder Holland amazing! I would also like to thank all of you so much for your great example to me! Isn't the church so amazing! I love conference! We didn't get to watch it Saturday or Sunday, but next Sunday members from all over are coming to Udon to listen to all 4 seasons. It will be great practice to listen to it in Thai!

Well Friday was a fun day. We had a special training with all the Udon Zone missionaries and President Smith. It was on "How to begin teaching" it was so great! I always love getting together with other missionaries! So fun! I learned a lot too! Wow I have a lot of work to do! I want to be the best missionary ever, but it isn't going to come without a lot of work huh.

Well it was a great fast Sunday too! I love fasting as a missionary! It gives fasting such a greater meaning. Well wow this is the shortest email in the history of Sister Chambers...sorry! I will work extra hard this week so we can have more to talk about next week :) Thanks again so much for all your love and support! Sure love all of ya! I love being a missionary! I love general conference! I'm so happy! The church is so true!!!

Sister Chambers