Sister Crofts

Sister Crofts
Sister Crofts at the airport when she arrived home

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Can you say -16 C weather
Well I was going to look cute for church...
I love the snow
Walking to church in a snow storm. (The trio)
I'm a total canadian. No more plastic bags for me
Sister Nicholls and I just chillin
Canada in a nutshell
And more snow! Hey I love the headband, it rocks!
We are crazy! A picture speaks a thousand words
Sister Nicholls and I chillin in the snow
Thank you for all the goodies! Man I was spoiled for my B-day!
Eatting at Samosa's a couple days before my B-day at the Taj-maha
Look how deep the snow is. Cute scarf and hat that Aunt Karleta made me
Sister Crofts and Sister Hamblin in Fredericton. Look at the snow

Monday, March 28, 2011

THE DAY I LEARNED HOW TO TIE A TIE! (the things you learn on a mission.)

Dear Family,

Missionary work...It's a crazy thing. Last week was a really hard week. Everything we had cancelled and nothing seemed to be going our way. Thank heaven this is the Lord's work. We did have some pretty amazing things happen though...Bo Xi was baptized March 24! He received the Holy Ghost yesterday and the priesthood! He is so cool. Also our recently baptized Brother Breau participated in his ordination. While we are on the subject of Priesthood, dad I am super excited for you! Keep doing the small stuff and everything will be great.

So yesterday we had a miracle happen...We were just at church like usual when this guy named Jeff walks into the building. First he was talking to the elders and then we started talking to him. He has been searching for a church and he has looked at our website (Which I would ask if all of you would go to and check out.) its pretty sweet. And he said he really liked what he had read. He stayed the whole three hours of church and it was really cool. We will be teaching him soon. It truly was a miracle. Heavenly Father is just so nice. I am just glad that the week ended well. Sometimes you have good days some times you have bad ones. It's life. But like Kal and I always say...Life Is Good!!

Last night Brother Breau fed us man was it delicious! It was one of the best meals of my mission. You know what's funny is that I talk about food a lot. I am sure if I went through and re-read some of my emails I would just laugh at myself.

Anyways General conference is this weekend and I am SO EXCITED!!! We get to hear the prophet speak, and its going to be awesome! Sorry I am so random, I just feel a little rushed with my emailing today.

So yes from my heading you can see that today I learned how to tie a tie. Its actually really fun. Someday if I have little guys it will be no problem to get them ready for church....:s We bought Bo a tie and a Bow tie because his name is Bo. Ha ha... Things are great here in Freddy-town. The members are the coolest of the cool and I am just swell.

Have the best week EVER!!


The coolest Sister Crofts

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Repentanc​e is the laundry of my life...." -Bo Xi

Dear Family,

Don't you just love that quote!? I sure do, it is from Bo who is getting baptized this Thursday! We asked him to tell us what repentance means to him, and that's what he said. He expounded by saying that in life when we make mistakes it makes our laundry dirty, and when we repent its like washing it clean. He is so righteous!! So yesterday was seriously the best Sunday! It was the first day of Spring the sun was shining.....Bo and Chen our two Chinese investigators came to church. Also Brother Breau brought his mom and she is getting taught by the Elders this coming week! The spirit was strong during the meeting and I just felt so happy!! Also we were able to go an see an inactive family and we are going to start teaching them soon, so that's exciting! I wish that I could rewind yesterday and just play it over and over again. But it is a day I will always remember.

So this past week seemed like we did a years worth activities! I am sorry that I can never remember everything, but it was a good week! We had some sweet miracles. On Tuesday I was having a really hard time deciding where we should go to find. Usually I just make a decision and we go. But for some reason I just couldn't pick a place. Finally we decided on Beechwood. We knew there was a former investigator on the street and we thought just maybe we would run into her. So we are knocking on this road and seriously no one is home! I was getting so bored. I just want to talk to people. Anyways So we get to a certain house and we knock not expecting anyone to answer when an Indian man does. He smiles and grabs his wife. She invites us in and we notice the whole house is covered in boxes of their things. The man's wife is Sapna and his name is Sundip(sp?) Sapna was on the phone when we entered the house and she just hands me the phone and tells me to say hi to her mom in Indian. I was kind of a crazy thing. Turns out Sapna is the former investigator! We asked if she needed help and we went work. We stayed for about 2 hours and just moved everything off their wood floors. They were getting redone the next day. Sapna kept calling us angels. She said that she had prayed us there. Which I totally believe because before we left for the day we asked God if we would be able to help someone or be an answer to some one's prayers. Answer!! Now we are invited back for Indian food, which I am super excited for.

We were knocking last Sunday and we knocked into a lady named Inez. She was interested so we got her info and called her later in the week. When I called she seemed very upset and hung up the phone. usually when people hang up on me I get the hint. But for some reason, I sensed that something wasn't right. So Wednesday we are down-town trying to contact some potentials. But no one is home. We were about to leave when I had the thought to stop my Inez's house. We stop and knock. She comes to the door and She just starts Crying. We asked if we could go in and talk and we had a great discussion on God's love and prayer. She really opened up to us and told us a lot about her family life and everything else. We have an appointment with her this week!!

So earlier in my email I told you that Chen came to church. Well let me just tell you about Chen and what a miracle it was that he came. So Chen is dating Jing who is getting baptized in April. We just started teaching him, and he has no religious background what-so-ever. But he wants to learn. Anyways, yesterday was the first time he had ever been to church in his life and he came by himself! I was amazed! Miracles are just happening everyday! I love being a missionary.
I just wish that all of you could feel what I am feeling! It is so hard to put onto words what a mission is like. I just love it so much and I so grateful for this opportunity. Thank you all so much who write and support me here. I Love all of you!!!


Sister Crofts

Monday, March 14, 2011

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” -Luke 9:24

Dear Family, is so busy and I love it!!

So this past week has been super full of goodness. Let me just tell you about it! Okay so first of all Brother Breau was baptized and it was so good! So many people showed up and his parents even came! I talked to his mom after the baptism and asked her if we could teach her. She agreed! I will keep you updated. Also we had one of our investigators show up with her boyfriend and we are now teaching him! Miracles happen! And yesterday Brother Breau received the Holy Ghost and the priesthood! He is so cool! The other day I had him read 1 Nephi 1:8, 11-12 and tell me what all the symbolism meant. Wow I will tell you what he understood it very well. I can see him as an institute teacher someday.

Sister Davis is my new companion! She is from Merced California and she is righteous. She is super cute and skinny and she is here to work hard. Which is perfect because so am I! I see myself a lot in her at the beginning of my mission. I am just so grateful that God has put us together to serve with one another. So crazy story. Her luggage was lost on the way here, so her first few days she only had her carry on. Thank heavens they found it. On Saturday we drove to Moncton to get it and now she is set to go.

Its true my friends I am driving! I haven't really driven for a year. Its kind of fun! If kallie is reading this just know that when I get back you are still going to be the driver on our road trips. I don't like it that much. The weather the past couple of days has been mild which has been awesome! I really wish that spring would come soon. I am starting to get sick of snow.

Anyways...I don't really know what else to say. I feel like my emails are getting short and boring. So I am sorry. I guess I will just have to get some crazy stories, or something.


Sister Crofts

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's a girl!!

Dear Family,

yes it is true, I am training AGAIN!!! My mission president must really trust me or something. I am staying in Fredericton and my two lovely companions are leaving me. Sister Hamblin is going to HALIFAX!!! I knew that she would be, I need to serve with her and she needed to serve with me so that we would be able to take over each others areas! Halifax doesn't even know what's about to hit them! Sister Brandley is getting doubled into Montague Prince Edward Island! What that means is that she is opening a new area and training at the same time! She is super nervous but is going to do great. I am pretty sure that I am going to finish my mission here, but you never know. Fredericton is a super place and I am excited to teach a "greenie" the ropes.

So this Wednesday is Brother Breau's (sounds like bro, its french) Baptism!! I am super excited for him, and he is really excited himself. He is so golden I don't even know what to do with myself. This transfer has truly been a transfer of miracles. This past Sunday was such a powerful testimony meeting. Being a missionary is really interesting because you know a lot about what is going on in people's lives, so when people bear their testimony you really understand what is going on in theirs lives. I was really emotional during the meeting. Anyways...

So something that I have been thinking about a lot this past week is humility and gratitude. I realize that it is so easy to find what is going wrong in the world today. And when you focus in on that, life can look pretty glum. So I took it upon myself to repent and be more grateful! Being grateful really is so happy! And I realize that when I am grateful I am more humble; because I recognize the tender mercies of the Lord. When I open my eyes and see the good the world has to offer I can't help but smile. There are people in this world who serve each other out of love, there are those who look past the outward appearance and see the heart, There are many who feed the hungry, cloth the naked, and give to the needy. People are amazing and my eyes have really been open to who I want to become.

DAD!! I am so excited that you are going to give a talk! I want to hear all about it!! I am really proud of you! I am sorry that your hand is giving you trouble. I wish I could have seen the tumor...Anyways Dad just know that I love you so much! I am want to thank you so much for all that you have done for me! I love you!

Well I know that there is a lot that has happened, but like always I can't remember when I get here. Well I am doing well like always I am happy, well fed :D and grateful for everything!


Sister Crofts