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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, May 29, 2011

There is a Green Hill Far Away…

Dearest Everyone!!!

Hello!! Today is the prettiest day! Me and Sister Eyestone went for a bike ride this morning in the mountains. You should google "Doi Suthep." Its a way pretty wat at the top of the mountains. Anyways me and Sister Eyestone "attempted" riding out bikes up there. Haha we started out doing great! Until we saw a sign that said it was still 11km away. The song, "There is a green hill far away" came to my mind. Well we coulda made it...but we decided to stop and wonder around the junglish forests. We found this way beautiful waterfall! So pretty! I love Chiang Mai so much!

Well this last week was so great!! It felt like we didn't really get much done, but last night we went over the week and talked about everything and we really did get a lot done! And when I say "we" I mean, Heavenly Father and us. It is so wonderful being a missionary and seeing the Lords hand in all things! I can truly testify that I know that without the Lords help we would get nothing done. Isn't it crazy that the church sends out 19 year old boys and 21 year old girls to declare repentance unto the world... The church is so true!! I was reading Alma 5 today. I love that chapter!! verses 43-46 and 49 are my favorite! Plus in verse 49 I changed "in the land" to say "in thailand" haha. So cool.

Last week we went and rode elephants!! Finally! It was SO much fun!! Haha I loved it! I'm definitely buying an elephant someday! Think of how handy that would be! :) On Friday it was Sister Eyestone's birthday too mom! So I woke up and made her rice pudding and french toast!! It was so much fun! Plus we had fresh mango's from our tree, bananas, pineapples and kiwis! I love fruit so much!! Anyways it was a way fun day! Then Saturday night the ward had a little party for her too! So sweet! One of the ladies made a heavenly chocolate cake! Oh it was so good! And spaghetti too! Yeah for having a companion that has a birthday!

Yesterday at church was SO great! We had a couple families there. Well two moms and they both had two little kids. Here is a little shout out to all you mothers out there: YOU ARE AMAZING!! I don't know how you handle all the little kids at church. Sacrament meeting wasn't so bad. But the little kids all refused to go to nursery. The one mom just ended up playing with her two daughters in an empty classroom with another member. The other mom just took them to class with her. I felt bad cuz I don't think they got much out of the lesson. But I was just praying so hard that they would feel the spirit! Getting investigators to church is probably one of the most stressful things, but making sure they have a good experience is even harder! But it is so worth it! I love this ward too! In Sunday school it was THE BEST LESSON!! The branch president talked about sharing the gospel with our friends. It was quite the smack down. He had other members talk about experiences they have had with sharing the gospel. It really was so great! And then we sang "Called To Serve" after! Oh I just felt the spirit so strong! It was so awesome! I love being a missionary so much! I'm so happy! The church is so true!! Thank you so much for all your emails and love and support and prayers and oh I just love you all so much!!!!! Thanks so much for being so great!! Love you all!!

Sister Chambers

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mission Site

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sweet is the work!!

Dearest Friends and Family!!

Life in Heaven is GREAT!! This last week was awesome!! First off, Zone Conference was SO GREAT!!! I love President Smith. He is so wise!! He talked to us about Joseph Smith and it was such a huge testimony builder! I love being a missionary! He talked about how Joseph and Lehi/Nephi's story is similar and what Joseph must have been thinking as he was translating the plates. Isn't it amazing! Joseph Smith was only a little 14 year old farm boy, and yet he changed the world! Its so cool to think about how the Lord calls the weak and the small to bring about his great purposes! Well I have a favor to ask you dear family. Do you think you could all write your testimony about the Book of Mormon or Jospeh Smith and mail it to me. I had an idea to put family members testimony inside the Book of Mormons we give out. Just a simple little testimony will do, even the kiddos can too! I think that would be so fun!! Thank you!! :)

Well the work is going great here. Lately our big focus has been on referrals and fellowshipping aka getting lots of help from the members!! Oh I feel so guilty for being such a lazy member before my mission. I promise I will be so much better!! Members are CRUCIAL in the work! They just need a little nudge in the right direction and they can really do more work than the missionaries! Think about how much faster the work would move forward if all the members just found one friend for the missionaries!! Hurray!!

Also something really cool I wanted to share. Every week I focus on a Christ-like attribute. And I also rotate through different subjects in Preach My Gospel. And as it turns out the last two weeks have been awesome combinations! Last week was Hope and "Our Life On Earth". Isn't that cool! We all need hope here on earth!! haha. And this week is even cooler!! Charity and Love and "The Atonement." So perfect. If Christ didn't love us, there would be no Atonement. Just something fun to think about!!

Well thank you all so much for your love and support and letters!! I am SO BLESSED!! I hope you know how much I love and miss you all!! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true!!

Sister Chambers

Sunday, May 15, 2011

We Ever Thank Thee!!!‏

FAMILY!!!! YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHO MY COMPANION IS!!!!!!! SISTER EYESTONE!!!!! AH!!!! I'm so happy!! So...turns out that Sister Richards did get transferred. We were so shocked and so sad!! I really love her so much!! We had the best of times together and it is always so hard to get separated from a good companion! But I feel like my whole mission I have just been so blessed with thee best companions! I was a little nervous cuz I wasn't sure who was going to be my new companion. But when President Smith announced that Sister Eyestone was going to Chiang Mai we like ran across the room and gave each other a big hug! It was so funny. President Smith was like...hmmm they might have too much fun. It already has just been so awesome! Some of our investigators have been having a hard time getting ready to be baptized. But I know that it is just Satan trying to get us down. But never fear!! This is going to be the best transfers! I'm so excited! This morning we woke up and biked up the mountain, Dave and Mike you would have thought it was so easy, but I about died! But it was so much fun! Then we hiked up to that Wad me and Sister Richards went to. It was so beautiful this time because of all the rain! So it was extra green and there was a huge waterfall! It was amazing!! Heaven. Well this week is Zone Conference! I'm way excited! I feel as if there was so much I wanted to tell you and now I can't remember...but yes the good news is is Chiang Mai is better than ever! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy!! The church is so true!! Love you all so much!!!

Sister Chambers

Sunday, May 8, 2011

No letter this week!

Dear All,
We did a video call on the computer with Stacie during her regular email time, which is Monday morning for her and Sunday night for us. It was her Mother's Day call! It was so awesome to see her while we got to talk to her. She is doing great! So because of that we didn't get a letter this week. She loves it there and is going to have a hard time leaving Thailand! She sends her love to everyone and says the church is true and she loves being a missionary!
Love, Shirley

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Help Me Teach With Inspiration!‏

Dearest Family!!!

This has been the best week ever!! It really has been so much fun having two extra sisters! I forgot how much I love having a Thai companion! Not that I don't love Sister Richards! But Thai's just generally always know what is going on :) We got so much done this last week! Let me give you a little recap :)

Last Monday we went to the ZOO!! And this wasn't just any ordinary Zoo. The Chiang Mai Zoo is famous! It is so huge!! We were there pretty much all day! It was so much fun! My favorite part was the bird exhibit! It was huge! Like this giant forest jungle cage with 4,000 birds just flying around and chilling! They definitely are the luckiest animals in the Zoo. I felt bad for all the other animals that are just in their little cage. I love animals though! Aren't we so blessed that Heavenly Father created all things for us to enjoy in this life!! I feel so blessed to be serving in such a beautiful area!!

Also I feel so blessed to be serving such sweet people! I love all the members/investigators here! We have two DARLING little 16 year old girls we have been teaching the last week. Their names are June and Phrae. They are here in Chiang Mai for summer school and are going back home this week. I have never taught anyone who accepted the gospel as much and as fast as they did. One night after we met with them they went inviting with us too! They were so golden! It just breaks my heart because we don't have a church in their town, and the closest one is about 2 hours away. They are so good though and every time they pray they ask that someday they will be able to met the missionaries again and get baptized! Oh I just love children!

Since we have four sisters, we have just been doing switch offs. Sister Mink and Sister Yim are so awesome!!! It really has just been such a fun week! Saturday before we started our fast we went to the mall and ate at Sizzlers! Haha it was so much fun! Then last night they made us a feast too! Oh man I'm still such a fat dog! I love Thai food! I don't want them to go home this week!! But I feel so blessed that we got to meet them! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is SO true! I love and miss you all! Thank you so much for all your prayers!! May the Lord bless you all!!

Sister Chambers

PS Happy Mothers Day to all you wonderful mothers! Thank you so much for all being such great examples to me!!! Loves!