Sister Crofts

Sister Crofts
Sister Crofts at the airport when she arrived home

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Dear Family,

I just want to let you know what I am thankful for, and at this very moment it is people! I have been so blessed with so many wonderful people in my life, my heart is deeply touched. I just think of the sacrifices all of you make for me. And I just want to thank you! I think of the support and love that I get from home, and I thank you! All the letters that have been written to me, the packages sent, and the love that I feel from not only you, but so many people. And I haven't even started talking about the people here. When I was set apart as a missionary I was blessed that I would love the people here, and that is totally true!! I love these people with my whole heart and I will do anything to help them. I just think of the sacrifices they make to live the gospel, to serve those around them, and to really be the coolest people ever!!! I am so grateful for this opportunity I have been blessed with to Serve in Atlantic Canada. I LOVE IT!!!! Really what it comes down to is people, people are what matter! Not how much money you have or what pair of shoes you own, those will all return to the earth from whence they came, but people, my friends and family which will last forever! I am so grateful for the knowledge of the gospel that I have! To know that I can be with those I love forever! HAPPY DAYS!

So this past week went by so fast! I think that once you hit the half way mark in the mish, time just flies. But this last week it SNOWED for the first time! And it was awesome. We were out street contacting in it, and we stopped a young 16 year old boy I can't remember, but he had never seen snow before! It was so cute to see his face, he was enjoying it so much. I would much rather have snow than rain. Rain is just really wet and cold, at least snow it pretty to look at. Plus its not like I have a car I get to drive in it or a drive way I need to shovel. :D
Some pretty cool things happened this last week to our investigators and one of them Andrew Connell is dating a member and is investigating the church. In one of our meetings I promised Andrew that if he would read the Book of Mormon everyday and pray to God to know if it was true that he would receive an answer. Well a couple nights ago he called and asked if he could speak to me and he told me "You know what sister Crofts your right!" I was like what.... Then he continued," The Book of Mormon speaks to me and I know that it is true!" I was freaking out on the inside, it was so cool! I just love to see this little miracles that happen everyday in this wonderful work. God is truly involved in all of our individual lives. We just have to pay attention. Also this last week at church we had 5 investigators at church namely: Joshua Law, Vivek Hari, Isaiah Walker, Vickram Singh, and Andrew Connell. It was super sweet and I loved it.

So mom you would be so happy to know that I was fed thanksgiving dinner last night, and it was super good! So don't worry about me I am totally taken care of here. That reminds me transfers are the week before Christmas so it would be a great idea to send my Christmas package to the mission office. Just in case something crazy happens! And as for things that I need...I need some super warm/cute beanie's, foot and hand warmers, and some pictures from home! Really even if you didn't send anything as long as I get to talk to all of you at Christmas, thats all that matters.

Well That's all that I have to say about my life this week.

Sister Crofts

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Self is created, not found"

Dear Family,

Strange another week has passed by and here I am once again. Time really does go by so fast. I mean look at it, November is more than half way over! So I want to share a poem with you, that my one of my companion's shared at her mother's funeral it goes like this:

My life is but a weaving
between the Lord and me,
I cannot see the pattern
He worketh steadily,

Oft times He weaveth sorrow
and I in foolish pride
forget He sees the upper
and I the under side.

The dark threads are as needful
in the workers skillful hand
as the threads of gold and silver
in the pattern He has planed.

Not until the loom is silent
and the shutter cease to fly
will God unroll the canvas
and reveal the reasons why.

I really love that poem and at this time in my life it gives me comfort. Sometimes in life we don't quite understand why things happen to us, but some how some way, we keep pushing through and we are able to get through everything life throws at us. Almost all the sorrow that I have felt since I have been on my mission have been because of the terrible things people must go through to live the gospel, and also when they choose to not. Of course there is the occasion when your heart gets broken, but it happens. I am just grateful that God will never give me anything that I would not be able to handle. Everything will give me experience and will be for my good. sometimes it's hard to understand, but its true. last night as we were walking home from a really good appointment with a new investigator named Kuol I got a message from one of our investigators Susan. As soon as I received the message I knew something was off. So I called her back and she told us she didn't want to learn anymore. I was really hard, and I was pretty upset, I just get so mad at Satan because he is always trying to ruin and destroy and thing that we have done. But I just remember that there is still good in this world and that is what I am fighting for.
Anyways......This past week has seemed like a blur I really can't even remember half the stuff that has happened. Oh so Hari's birthday was yesterday and his friends threw him a huge party and of course there alcohol everywhere, but he didn't drink a single drop. I was blown away. Of course I knew that he wouldn't, but still it was a pretty cool thing to see. I just love that kid, I wish that you all could meet everyone that we are teaching, because they are the coolest of the cool. I am sorry I am sure all of you are sleeping, I just love talking about the people we are teaching!

So I really am excited to hear from you all! It seems like forever! But hey its okay. Sorry this is a pretty lame email, but really I don't have any really cool stories that I can think of at the moment. Oh wait I just remembered one....:D
So yesterday was the Tait's last meeting with us and I am sad to see them go. But just for fun Sister Nicholl's and I made them a "Sponge Cake" to see them off. We went to the store and bought some normal cleaning sponges put them together on a pan and covered them in frosting. to be honest it looked like a super good cake. So we took it to our district meeting and it was so funny! We sang them a really sappy song "God be with you till we meet again." And I'm not going to lie I felt pretty bad but it was actually really funny! the Tait's laughed which was awesome, but the Elders were kind of sad. They really wanted a real cake. Boys.....

Well that's all that I have to report for this week. Stay safe, be happy and I will be talking to you on the phone is just a little over a month. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sister Crofts

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Dear Family,

Don't be mad, but really I might have to move back here someday. I love it here and even though it has been raining non-stop for the past week, I'm okay with that. Sister Nicholls is my new companion. She is tall with Blondie hair and freckles. She is cute! She is from Arizona, but she is handling the Canadian weather very well, its probably because she has been out on her mission more than a year. With getting a new companion, of course change is always a little difficult, but if you don't ride the wave of change you will find yourself underneath it.
This past week has been a trying one. We have the most amazing investigators EVER! And this week many of them told us that they didn't want to learn anymore and for me that is so hard. One of our investigators named Jeff is so cool! But at this time he is just not ready so we dropped him, I wanted to cry! I called one of our recent converts and she went off on how she knows the church isn't true and how it has ruined her life and she went on and on, I held it together pretty good until the end of the phone call and then I couldn't help but cry. It makes me so sad when people stop learning because it gets tough, the gospel isn't easy to live, really at times it can be quite difficult especially with this ever changing world. But I know that it is so worth it! Every little bit, and to know that you will be given a hundred fold for every hard ache and trial you go through in this life, its just amazing. I just wish that people understood this better! To be honest I have never had so many roller coaster emotions on in my life one minute I might want to cry my eyes out and the next I just want to sing from the roof tops I am so happy. Anyways, so yeah this week has been kind of hard, but hey it makes the good weeks that much more enjoyable. But don't get me wrong it wasn't all just doom and gloom. So really great stuff happened too. Susan Maher one of our super awesome investigators is getting baptized on Boxing day! A.K.A. December 26th. I am super excited for her, and she really is excited as well. Oh the people I get to meet here and become friends with, I just love it!!! Because of the rain it hasn't been that cold, so that has been super nice. I haven't wore my wool tights all week, And its November. Can you believe how fast time flies....I know I say that like every time, but its the real truth! So I am trying to decide what to get you people for Christmas and I really don't know that to get. Do you have any thing that you want from Canada??
Man family I am super sorry that I don't have much to say this week, but over all its been a good week. Thank you all so much for your support and love it means everything to me. I love you all so much and I can't wait to hear how everyone is doing. I hope that you send pictures soon!!! Anyways have a great week!


The coolest


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Dear Everyone,

Guess what after 9 months of staying Halifax....I am staying another TRANSFER!!!! That's right I must say I am the luckiest person that has ever lived!!! I am so happy, but at the same time I am sad because sister Hudson is leaving me! I think this is the hardest part about missions, of the hardest parts. Loosing really close friends that you just love with you whole heart. Its amazing how much just one person can teach you about life. That is how i have felt with all my companions and friends in my life. I am so grateful for all the people I have in my life. My heart is full of gratitude for all of you whom I love so much! Thank you! My new Companion is Sister Nichols. She is awesome and I am super excited to get to know her. She actually served here before I did and now she is back. That gives me hope that if I don't serve my whole mission here I actually might be able to come back. Anyways Sister Nichols is from Arizona so we will both freeze together. :D And no we don't have a car we are still a walking area, but to be honest I really really like walking! Mom today I received your package and I just want to say thank you! It was the best hump day gift ever!! Can you believe I have been 9 months out on my mission time flys!!!!
So this week went by super super fast. A cool thing happened this week one of our investigators named Susan Maher she has kind of been really against the whole baptism thing because we have committed her like 3 times and every time she says she's not ready. Well on Sunday she gave me a hug before she went into church and she told me that she wants to get baptized!! I was shocked I didn't even see it coming and it was awesome!!!!
So its getting colder here and it makes me sad! We don't have a car and we aren't going to get one, but hey I will survive and I will be so cool because I will be able to say that I survived a Canadian winter. But really everything is going well here. I love it so much and when I do have to leave Halifax I will cry like a baby. These people mean so much to me and feel so blessed to know them all. I will keep you updated on things don't fret. Oh that reminds me so Joe our recent convert he passed the sacrament for the first time this last Sunday and it was awesome! I love to see people heed the call and just go and do. Remember friends and family, don't just wait to be asked, go and do things serve people do all you can to help your fellow men. life is short live it to the fullest! Have the best week of you life's and remember to read and pray everyday. Because by small and simple things great things are brought to pass!!!


Sister Crofts