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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, December 26, 2010

All Glory, Laud, and Honor!!!‏

Dearest Family and Friends!!!

How was everyone's Christmas?? Oh it was ever so much fun talking to my family on the phone!! Seriously, it was a Christmas I'll remember for the rest of my life! This week has just been so much fun!!! Ok:

On the 8th day of Christmas my companion gave to me: 8 pounds of flour!!
We went shopping last Monday to make Christmas treats this week! It was so much fun!! Our poor little bikes were loaded to the max! It was a nice P-day though! I've decided I love baking treats! Sister Lish is still getting used to the Thai food, so we eat at home quite a bit. Dad you would be proud of my creativity with cucumbers an tomatoes! I love the fruits and vegetables here so much! I really love all the food too!

On the 9th day of Christmas my companion gave to me: 9 Christmas cards!
English was so much fun! We made sugar cookies and brownies for all the little kids! They LOVED them! It was so cute! Then we had them make Christmas cards. So cute. They split them up and gave them to me and Sister Lish. They are the sweetest little kids! I felt bad sending them home because they had eaten SO much sugar. Sorry to their parents! :)

On the 10th day of Christmas my companion and I got to see: 10 sets of Elders!
We had a surprise Zone Conference on Wednesday and it was SO amazing!! It was so much fun seeing all the missionaries! It got us all excited for Christmas. Plus we got our new Thai Books of Mormon!!!! OHHH!! It was the best day ever!! All the speakers did so great too! After wards we went and ate at Sizzlers. Oh. It was delicious. So fun!!

On the 11th day of Christmas my companion gave to me: 11 km on my bike!! :)
haha Just teasing. I'm not really sure if that is an accurate number...but I couldn't think of anything else for 11 :) It was a fun day though. We long planned and had the Christmas play rehearsal.

On the 12th day of Christmas my companion gave to me: 12 hours of Christmas cheer!!
Friday was such a fun day! We went and had lunch at Jade and David's house - they are the RM's that live here in Udon. They got permission from President Smith to have us and the Elders over. It was soooo much fun! And kinda nice to speak English :) They made macaroni and cheese and it was AMAZING! Plus she made brownies that were to die for and some peanut butter cookies! So good! I made a strawberry pie to take. It wasn't nearly as good as yours dad. But they all loved it :) Christmas Eve me and Sister Lish gave each other Moo Moos. Aunt Nae and Grandma Donna you would be so proud of me:)

CHRISTMAS DAY!! So much fun! Woke up and got to talk to my amazing family! Seriously I hope all of you know how much I love and miss all of you. Thank you so much for making my Christmas such a special day! The Elder's made us pancakes for breakfast. Bless their hearts! Well our first Christmas miracle was Phii Nok, she called us and told us she was at the church waiting for us! The Elders had a baptism at 11 and I had invited her to come. I had kinda forgot until she called us! It was so awesome! So we hurried to the church and she was there with her 12 year old son. They loved the baptism!! Well the rest of the day we just rode our bikes all over delivering banana bread to investigators and members. It was so much fun! I love Christmas! The Ward party turned out so much fun too!! Oh I love the members here so much!! they all mean so much to me!! I can't even describe the love and the joy that I feel!! I just feel so blessed!!

Church yesterday was awesome! We had Phii Nok, Phii Eem, and Mae Bun. And we taught Mae Bun and she asked me if she could be baptized next Sunday!!!!!!!!! I was so excited!! So...this week is going to be a little busy. But we will see if we can get it to happen!! Family I love you so much. I'm truly the most blessed missionary. Elder Chambers don't you agree? I missed talking to ya Bubba. I hope you had a wonderful day and that all is well!! Sure love and miss ya! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true!! Let it be Christmas everyday!!

Sister Chambers

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!! Jingle All the Way!!

Dearest Friends and Family!!

Merry Christmas!!! I can't believe that Christmas is this Saturday! I'm so excited! We are going to be in the Ward Program and its gonna be so much fun! Me and Sister Lish are the Angels :)

Well this last week has just been so great! Lets recap shall we!

On the First Day of Christmas my companion gave to me: One really awesome P-day! Last Monday we just chilled at the house and did some shopping. One of the sisters in Branch #1 called me about 4:00 pm and asked me if we could go to her house right then. I asked if everything was ok and she said yes and that she just wanted to talk. I was kinda like, well...its kinda our p-day. How bout we come at 6:00. She was like, oh...ok. We stayed home and wrote some letters and the whole time I just felt so bad and selfish. So when we were going to her house I was just really worried and scared that something had happened and I was a horrible missionary for not going to see her right then. WELL she is the most darling sister in the world and had just made scripture cases for me and Sister Lish! I felt really bad but she said it was no big deal! So cute huh! She has been really busy with work lately and is working over time, but she still wanted to make us something special for Christmas! I love the members here so much!

On the Second Day of Christmas my companion gave to me: Two slices of ice cream cake!! Tuesday we spend most of the day inviting and prep-ing for English class. I love those cute kids so much! Sure they are all very rambunctious and rowdy...but at the end when we sing primary songs, the spirit just fills the room and it is so sweet!

On the Third Day of Christmas my companion gave to me: Three lessons with a member! The members are so good to me and Sister Lish and so willing to help us teach. Remind me that I need to help the missionaries so much at home!

On the Fourth Day of Christmas my companion gave to me: Four Treats from 7/Eleven! We wanted to have a picnic today and even though it started to get really, really cold, we still went to 7/Eleven and got some treats for a lovely picnic! Have I told you about 7/Eleven? There is a 7 on every corner. Its so funny. And so nice on hot days, and cold days too! It was really cold Thursday and Friday, but its back to being warm again!

Can you believe it has been one year since I got my call?? Crazy!!

Speaking of which, happy late birthday Laurie!!!!!!!

On the Fifth day of Christmas my companion gave to me: Five pieces of Sushi!! We had a very interesting day and ran into two very interesting people. One Vietnamese lady named Lonnie. She spoke perfect English and it was fun talking to her. She had been a missionary for 15 years in her church. She said it was VERY hard for her. She kept telling us to be strong. She asked us, what is the difference between our church and the Jehovah Witnesses are. It kinda took me back. I just started bearing my testimony about the Book of Mormon and how our church was restored through a living prophet. It was really cool. She said she wants us to go to her house sometime this week! Well later that night we were inviting in this really nice neighborhood and we met this man from England. We started talking to him and when he found out we were the "mormons" he was confused because he had never seen "Sister" missionaries before. He asked another good question. "Why are you here?" I love that question and it was so fun to answer it in English! I told him how the church blessed my life and it makes me so happy. I seriously love being a missionary!

On the Sixth Day of Christmas my companion gave to me: Six helpful members! We had correlation meeting today with both branches and it was so fun! At night we had three of the members go with us to teach. The first lesson canceled on us ;( but it turned out great anyways and we just went around making random visits to less actives and some of our investigators! Sister Lish called us the Mormon gang. It really was a lot of fun!

On the Seventh Day of Christmas my companion gave to me: Seven hours at the church! I love Sundays! It was such a good day! In both Sunday School lessons, we talked about the Second Coming of Christ. It was so exciting! I love Christmas!! I love talking about the Birth of Christ and about how we KNOW that He will come again!!! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy!! The church is so true!! Thank you so much for all your love and support!! I have the best friends and family in the whole world!! loves

Sister Chambers

Sunday, December 12, 2010

On The Fist Day Of Christmas!!

Dearest Friends and Family!!

Can you believe that it is almost Christmas?? I'm so excited!! Today me and Sister Lish started reading about the Christmas story and I'm just so excited! I love Christmas! This last week has just been a hoot! Everyday has just been such a fun adventure!

Monday we went exploring this new neighborhood and happened to find this darling deaf girl who worked with the missionaries about a year ago. It was so cute but so sad at the same time! Her mom said it was just too hard for the missionaries to explain everything to her. Her mom isn't interested at all, but the darling little girl still reads her Book of Mormon. She had the light of Christ so strong in her eyes! I was so grateful that we found her! We are going to stop by and visit her every once in a while just so she knows that we haven't forgot about her.

Tuesday we ran into this old lady who spoke really good English. She kept telling us over and over again that every religion teaches us to be good and that we all just need to love each other. Haha. It was so funny. It reminded me of Mike and when we were little and he would say, why can't we all just get along? Haha. English class is so crazy without Sister Wanlapa there to control the kids. But I love that class! I don't want to teach the boring adults :)

Wednesday we went with the Relief Society President to the hospital to visit one of the ladies in the ward who just had a baby. Such a miracle! A little baby boy! Perfect for this holiday season! We also had a great adventure with this crazy lady named "Gina" who invited us to eat with her and her sister. Thai's are so funny.

Thursday Sister Lish wanted to go get some pizza. It was so weird! I haven't had pizza in so long! I think I'm to the point where American food makes me sicker than Thai food. But it was still fun!

Friday we went inviting and found this crazy lady who got baptized 7 years ago. She invited us into her house, and then left us there alone for about an hour! I didn't know what to do! It was so funny! She finally came back with all this food and was like go ahead and eat! And then left again! So funny.

Saturday we stopped by Mae Jxng's house. She said she was cleaning and I said we would love to help. So she took us up stairs and showed us all the clothes she was giving away. Well she ended up making us try on all the clothes! It was so funny! So now me and Sister Lish are all set with old Thai lady clothes! Don't worry, we will send pictures :)

Yesterday was basically the best Sunday ever! The Elders baptized the cutest family and it made me so happy!! The wife and husband and then his mom and her mom. They were going to get baptized awhile ago. But she just had a baby, so they had to wait. It was so darling!!! The primary sang a couple songs and I was just tearing up and so happy!!

I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true!! Thank you everyone for all your love and prayers!! You are the best family ever!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Joy To The World!!!!‏

Dearest Friends and Family!! Seasons Greetings from Thailand!!

I hope everyone had a great week! Thank you so much for all your love and support and emails this last week! You all are so good to me! I'm glad everyone had a fun Thanksgiving. This week here was GREAT! Sister Lish is AWESOME! She is such a great greenie and so full of the spirit! She is already teaching me so much! We have been working hard to find new families and getting lots of teaching in. The members are so good and have helped us a lot. I feel so blessed! Its been a great learning experience and I feel like my faith in the Lord has like doubled! Last Monday I made mom's pumpkin pie dessert and it was a HUGE success!! The Elders all loved it! Thanks so much momma!! I have the best family in the whole world! We had two district meeting this week. The Zone Leaders came down on Friday and wanted to meet with all of us. They got us all pumped up about baptizing people faster. The normal conversion process here in Thailand is about 6 months. So they gave us some good training on how to help our investigators more effectively. I'm sorry that this email is so short again. Nothing really exciting is happening here. Just loving being a missionary and trying to work harder and harder each day! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy and so blessed!! The church is so true!!!

Sister Chambers