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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, June 26, 2011

God Moves In A Mysterious Way!‏

Well hello again!! It is another wonderful day here in Thailand!! This morning me and Sister Eyestone, (YES!!! Sister Eyestone!!! We are still together!!! :) we went running around the city. If you look at a map of Chiang Mai there is kinda a square moat around part of the city. Anyways we decided to run around the moat! It was so fun! I love Thailand in the morning! Everyone is up and going to work and school or going to the markets and its just fun to see all the people. Although I wish I could just preach to all of them at the same time!! Well then we went to Sister Rin's cute little German/Thai food restaurant for breakfast! Sister Rin is THEE best member in the whole world. She seriously helps us everyday! Even if we don't have any appts she will just ride her bike with us and going inviting. I love her so much! Its awesome because she gets off work around 3:00 pm and she lives way close to the church too so its great!! Anyways, her restaurant is WAY cute and WAY good! I'm jealous of Scott eating such good food!!! I got some yummy muesli and fruit!! Well this last week has been awesome! We were really shocked that I didn't get transferred! But I'm SO glad to still be here in Chiang Mai!! This last week has been pretty rainy, everyone says the rainy season is coming! I'm lucky cuz the weather has been weird this year in Thailand and it hasn't really ever been way hot. Yeah!!

Well last Monday was so fun! We had a cute little FHE with Brother Koyea and the cute little Philippine Family in our ward (they don't speak Thai either! so they are great friends with him!) We talked about faith and it was so cute! We had them draw a tree and explain what helps their faith to grow and what are the fruits of their tree!! This week when we were inviting we had a run in with a Christian lady. Scott and all you other missionaries, I don't know how you do it!! It was impossible trying to get her to let us talk about the Book of Mormon! I'm so used to Buddhists who have no idea who Heavenly Father and Christ are, it was just so weird! I really look up to you so much Scott!!! :) You just are so much better than me, that is why you are in Germany and I'm in Thailand. Saturday we helped the ward missionaries with a fun little workshop about how they can help us and what their responsibilities are. So much fun! I talked about fellowshipping. SO IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!! I could just talk all day about it. But I won't :) The last thing is...Sister Mote and Sister Daa got baptized!!! (they are the ones we started teaching and then found out Daa was in the Elders area, but at least we still got to teach Mote and that they could still get baptized together!!) They are just the cutest, purest things!! I love them!! They are so excited and are going to be missionaries for sure!!

Another fun thing this week was meeting President Goodman!! He used to be the mission President here in Thailand like 15 years ago. He was only 33 years old! And he joined the church when he was 19 years old!! Talk about crazy!! He seriously is the coolest person I have ever met! He talked in Sacrament meeting and then had a little fireside after church. I want to be like him!! He has such a strong testimony and just really understands life. Haha that probably isn't making any sense...but anyways he is here in Thailand interviewing members because he is in the process of making a book about the church here!! So exciting!! He got me all pumped up and fired up!! I love being a missionary soooooo much!!! I'm soooo happy!!! The church is SOOOO true!!! I love you all so much!! Thanks so much for all you do!!

Sister Chambers

Hey congrats Dave and Steph and Mike on doing so great on the Ragnar!! You all are my heroes!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

We'll Sing All Hail To Jesus' Name!!

Hello to all my wonderful friends and family!!! It has been a most delightful week here in heaven!! How is everyone at home doing?? I'm glad daddy got to go home for Fathers Day!!

This week really was so great!! The Lord never ceases to amaze me! He truly is blessing us so much and I feel so small and insignificant! I feel just like Ammon! I know I am nothing and without the Lord I can't do anything! But I feel so grateful that He has called me to serve Him and His children in this part of the vineyard! And it makes me so happy to know that I have an amazing brother and great cousins that are a part of this work too!

Also, I look up to some of our investigators SO much!! I feel at times that they understand the gospel better than I do! They are so willing to sacrifice and to change their lives completely so that they can keep the commandments! Sister Namtaan for example. She is just so darling! We taught her the word of wisdom, which she has a couple problems, but she knows that the Lord will help her. After we taught her that she wanted us to teach her all the commandments so that she could start changing her life! So cute huh! I just love the Thai people so much!

Well my random cooking stories for the week are, that contrary to popular belief it is possible to make a chocolate cake, banana bread, and spaghetti in a rice cooker! Obviously not at the same time ;) haha and the funny part was we didn't have any coco...but we did have some random hot chocolate. Which basically is coco right? Well it seemed to work just fine :)

This morning we went hiking again. I love the mountains!! It really so just so amazing here!! I can't even describe it!! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy!! The church is so true!! Thank you so much for all your love and emails! Keep um coming!! You are the best family and friends ever!! May the Lord bless all of you!! :)

Sister Chambers

Sister Daa! She is so precious! She is one that we started teaching but the Elders took over. But its ok cuz she is getting baptized next week!!

Yeah for waterfalls!! So beautiful!!

Me and Sis. Eyestone hiking!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

If You Could Hide To Kolob...

Dearest Family and Friends!!! How are you all this week?? Before I forget...HAPPY FATHERS DAY!! Yeah!! To all my amazing brothers, brother-in-laws, uncles and my daddy!! Sure love you all so much!! Thank you so much for being such great examples to me and for always being worthy, priesthood holders!! Davers and Summers! Thanks so much for the email!! Carter Reid and Easton Dale!! So cute!! So exciting!! Keep up the good work Summer!! :) And Sherrie!!!! Yeah!!!! Congrats sissy poo!! I'm so excited for you!! So much fun!!

Well this last week was amazing! So many miracles! First off we had a great P-day by making cinnamon rolls! Tuesday we had a special training with the Zone Leaders and the Assisstants to the President. We decided to be good sisters and shared our cinnamon rolls with all the Elders. :) it was a great training on the Book of Mormon and how we need to use it more in conversion and in receiving revelation! Then on Wednesday we had a great District meeting on how we can use the Book of Mormon more when we are inviting! Just being like hey, can we come read this book with you? It is great!! Well me and Sister Eyestone have been doing the plyometrics from P90X a couple times the last few weeks. So much fun! Also I ate a mangosteen! My new favorite! Well I love you all so much! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy!! the church is true!! Loves!

Sister Chambers

Yeah for yummy cinnamon rolls!!

Ok so I may or may not have cut my finger on accident with a knife and there weren't any band-aids at the church...

We went and got some shaved ice the other day and my flavor was lime!! So good! my toppings were corn, pumpkin and choc. covered bananas!! Haha quite the combination huh :)

At Doi Suthep this morning!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rejoice! The Lord is King!!

Dearest Family!!

Hello!! I love you all so much!! Thanks so much for all your emails! Its so fun to hear from all of you! I'm glad mom and dad had such a fun little vacation together! They definitely deserved it. Well this last week has been AMAZING!! Last Monday we went around with the Stake Presidents wife, Sister Dang, and daughter and visited some less active people in the branch. It was way fun! I had just read Scott's email about how he had helped that less active lady and I was so excited and hoped I would have the same effect! 2 of the ladies said that they would love to go to church they just didn't have a car to get there, so Sister Dang said she would go pick them up! However, yesterday they weren't there :( so I'm not really sure what happened. One of the other ladies we went and visited wasn't very excited to see us. She and her husband got baptized about 10 years ago, but stopped going to church because of something that someone had said. Its so sad. That one little thing is keeping them from receiving so many blessings. I realized how important forgiveness really is. And just understanding that no one is perfect and that we just need to love and help everyone! Everyone is a child of God!! Speaking of which, I want to tell you about Brother Koyea!! He is my favorite! He is from Burma and me and Sister Eyestone starting teaching him a couple weeks ago. He doesn't speak Thai, so its been fun trying to teach him in English. Last night we had the sweetest lesson with him! We had Noah, (he is one of the BYU students here in Chiang Mai) help us and then Sister Jangnan, (she is from Burma too! And actually she is one of the Elders investigators, and she doesn't speak English...so its fun in the lesson! We teach him in English, translate for her into Thai, and then they talk to each other in Burmese. Haha its great fun!) Anyways Bro. Koyea was talking about how he doesn't have a family of his own and his parents are in Burma. He said before he met with us he felt alone. But now he feels like he has a family! It was so cute when we showed him a picture of President Monson, he was like "You all are so different. You all aren't like other farangs (white people). I can notice something different about you all." So cute huh! I hope people can tell that we are different! I hope that the light of Christ shines through me!! Bro. Koyea is going back to Burma on the 15th and gets back (hopefully!!) the middle of July. We set a date to be baptized on Aug. 7th!! Yeah for Scott's birthday!! It will be such a great day!!! :) Well this week we have been doing lots of inviting. We found out that three of the ladies we were teaching are actually in the elders area...so we had to give them over to the Elders. :( but that is ok!! We can just find new families!! This is the Lord's work! I have a testimony of that! I know that as we humbly seek to do His will, He will bless us!!

Saturday there was a huge storm here! Like it was crazy! We were actually at the church with President and Sister Smith, they had a meeting here in Chiang Mai and so it was fun just talking to them! I love Sister Smith so much!! Well we waited for everyone to leave and then locked up the church and attempted to head home! Haha it was so much fun! The streets were all flooded, it was about a foot deep, even deeper in some parts! We made it home safe and sound. However when we got to church yesterday morning we found out that one of the members and his wife had been in a wreck. She is still in the hospital, but he died in the night. It was a way spiritual testimony meeting. All the members just expressed their love for that family and for the Plan of Salvation. Aren't we so blessed to know that death isn't the end. Because Christ died for us, we all can live together forever with Him! That is why I am a missionary! I love my Savior so much! I want everyone to know of this amazing message! I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true! Thank you so much for all your love and support and prayers! Sure love and miss you all!!

Sister Chambers