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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, March 27, 2011

Oh How Lovely Are P-day Mornings!‏

Dearest Family!!!!

Hello hello!! Firstly, no I didn't feel anything from the earthquake in Burma so don't fret :) Isn't it crazy that the whole world is in commotion! It has been a great inviting tool. Everyone asks if we have heard about all the earthquakes and then we ask them if they know why there have been so many and get to bear our testimony that Christ is preparing to come to Earth again. So great! I feel just like Samuel the Lamanite and all the other prophets who prophesied of the coming of Christ. I love my job! :)

This last week was great! Monday me and Sister Henderson went to the Zoo!! It was so much fun! We were like the only people there so we got to get up close to the animals, (but not too close to the you know what Aunt Nae :) My favorite was seeing the tigers! They are huge! There were so many different types of deers! I guess just because there aren't really any in Thailand and so that is like there "exotic" animal. Also there were lots of peacocks and rosters. Haha. Not really sure why...anyways. Tuesday we had another fun training with the Zone Leaders! They have been so great to help me and Sister Henderson. Thursday we decided to celebrate Dave's birthday too!! :) Happy Birthday Davers! So we went to Swensons and got "The Earthquake" it was so amazing! 8 scopes of ice cream! (don't worry we split it, so only 4 scoopes each :) It was so much fun!

We have been doing a lot of inviting and finding new investigators. The Lord is so good to us! It really has been so much fun to be with Sister Henderson! Transfers are this week and we think she is moving, but I'll let ya know for sure next week! Sorry this is super short...nothing too exciting to write about this week! I'm so excited for General Conference! Thank you Summer, Sidne and Steph and the girls for the emails! You all are so good to me! Aunt Nae bless your heart! I love you so much! Mother Hen and Papa Bear thank you so much for all you do for me and Scott. I'm sorry I've made you all have to sacrifice so much to get me here. I don't know how I can ever repay you! I love you!! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true!!

Sister Chambers

I love these giant sunflowers! I want to bring them home with me!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Behold, A Royal Army!!‏

Hello!! What a wonderful wonderful week!! Korat was so much fun! I learned so much from Sister Homsombat!! I forgot how much fun it is to be companions with a Thai! They just speak Thai so good! ;) She really is such an amazing missionary! I felt the spirit so strong with her and really just had so much fun! It would be so cool if I get to serve in Korat too! This last week I wanted to finish reading the Book of Mormon by Saturday, so at every chance I got I was reading. It was so cool. I love the Book of Mormon so much! I wish I could remember all the amazing stories better. I want to read it again twice in the next six months to help strengthen my testimony even more! Well on Wednesday me and Sister Homsombat went to Lopburi to help Sister Henderson and Sister Itow with an mutual activity we had planned. It turned out so fun! We gave them a challenge to read the Book of Mormon in 3 months! and then to go out and share it with someone! The youth in this ward is so awesome! Afterwards we "Tim-Tam Slammed" with them. Haha. So much fun. Do we have Tim-Tams at home? I'd never heard of them til I came to Thailand. They are the most delicious chocolates and you bit off the corners and use it as a straw to drink the milk...I can't really explain it very good, but trust me. Its heavenly! After that me and the other 3 sisters went to Pizza Company! It was so much fun to have a little girls night! Well then they went to the bus station and me and Sister Henderson went out to see Cherry (17) and her cousin Ay (15). We set baptism dates with them for Easter! They are so cute and want to get baptized, the only problem is their parents aren't too excited about them changing religion and don't let them go to church...but we are working hard to see what we can do to help them! Well then we got a call from the other sisters saying that there weren't anymore buses going to Korat! So they just met us at the church and we had a member take us all back to our house. It was so much fun!! Thursday morning we all woke up early to get ready, me and Sister Henderson had to go to the train station to go to Bangkok, and they had to get to the bus station to get back to Korat. Only problem was it was raining and we only had two bikes. So...I showed them how to "pump" on the bike! haha it was probably one of my favorite memories as a missionary! So funny! I pumped Sister Itow and Sister Henderson pumped Sister Homsombat. It worked great til we started going down the hill, then Sister Itow's shoes kept getting stuck in the tire...so I just ran the rest of the way :) We all were soaking wet but it really was so much fun! Well got them off and then me and sister Henderson headed over to the train station. We got to Bangkok just fine and the training was AMAZING!!!! They asked the question, what gets you out of bed in the morning? What keeps you going when its blazing hot outside/ or raining :) Well for me, the answer is Christ. He is my motivation. And He motivates me to keep working all day until we find those who are ready to get baptized! It was just so good! Well after me and Sister Henderson went to Sizzlers! So much American food this last week! Haha.Well Friday-Sunday were so great! I know that the Lord is blessing us so much! He is so good to us and all of our hard work is starting to pay off! Yesterday about 40 members headed to China to go to the temple. So we had about 10 people at church! haha it was awesome! But it is just so cool to see how dedicated they are to get to the temple. They have been working so hard to get all their genealogy and such ready. It makes me want to start doing my genealogy! I've been reading the pioneer stories that you sent me in the MTC mom. I am the 7th generation of our family in the church. Isn't that so cool! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true!!

Sister Chambers

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dearest Children, God is Near You!!

Dearest Family and Friends!!

Dad! I'm so glad that you are home safe and sound!! That is so scary! I was wondering if you were still in Korea or if you had made it home yet. That is crazy that you just happened to be in Japan that day! I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father was looking out for you! The Lord is so good to us! I was reading in Mosiah the other day about how even if we serve the Lord with all of our heart we will still be an unprofitable servant. And yet all He asks of us is to keep His commandments. That is my life long goal! I just want to be obedient and do the Lord's will!

This last week...hmm nothing really too exciting happened. Here in Lopburi we still ride bikes, a lot. :) English is good, we are just trying to use it more effectively as a tool for finding investigators. We are also working harder on getting the members more involved in the work here. I don't know if all of you had a chance to read the First Presidency message from the Feb. Ensign, but it talks about how important member missionary work is. This last week me and Sister Henderson did a lot of inviting, which means riding our bikes around neighborhoods and going to markets and handing out flyers about English and the Gospel. Most people really are just not interested. I feel like this transfers I've been trying really hard to be sincere when I bear my testimony about Christ and His gospel. I know I feel the spirit so much more! I think I've grown 2 inches from feeling the spirit so much! :) But yeah its just hard when we are bearing our heart and soul to someone about this message that means EVERYTHING to me, and they just say that they don't have time or they don't need it. But it is ok! The Lords work will go on!! That is why members can have such a good impact on the work! Trust me, I know it is hard/scary to share the gospel, I do it everyday! But the more we do it the easier it becomes! I know the Lord will bless us as we open our mouths and share it with our brothers and sisters! I love being a missionary! These are the best experiences I could ever ask for! I'm so happy! And I know that as we share the gospel, we all will be happier! The church is so true!! Love you all so much!!

Sister Chambers

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Good Morning America!

Good Morning America!!!

This week was wonderful! I decided I feel like Trixie from the Matrix. (Yes Jared, I know her name is Trinity ;) but I just feel like everyone in Thailand is just living in their little Budhist world. And to them, it is enough. They don't think they need anything else. I feel like I'm trying to convince them that there is so much more to life than they could ever imagine. The hardest part is when you do find the ones that believe, but they are just to scared to change. Oh being a missionary. I really do love it ever so much!! I just wish like Alma, that I was an angel! But alas, I guess being Sister Chambers will have to do for now.

I forgot to tell you about last week, on the 25th we got a phone call from the mission presidents wife. She asked to speak with me and my heart dropped. When I said hello it sounded like she was sobbing. I was like, oh no! What happened! Boy was I shocked when she started singing "Happy Birthday" haha. It was funny. Just wanted to share :) and that I love Sister Smith so much! She is so good to us missionaries!

Can you believe that I was baptized 14 years ago! So crazy huh! I can't believe how fast the time is going by! Things in Lopburi are wondeful! There is a sister here who is just amazing! Her husband left her when she got baptized. He took her youngest son too. Her daughter and her son also got baptized. They are just the cutest family! Me and Sister Henderson went and visited her last week. She sells food in one of the markets. She asked us to share a scripture with her, we had left our Thai Books of Mormon in our baskets, but we had The Gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlet. We opened it up and decided to share 2 Nephi 31: 20 with her and it was PERFECT!! I just look up to this sister so much! The members here are so awesome and just make me feel so guilty for how easy a life I've had. I just try and share my testimony with them about how I know that they will be blessed!

We have started studying in the afternoon now because it is starting to get kinda warm here :) but its still so fun! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is true!! Thank you everyone so much for all your love and support!! Love you all so much!!!

Sister Chambers