Sister Crofts

Sister Crofts
Sister Crofts at the airport when she arrived home

Monday, April 11, 2011

I love to see the temple....

Dear Family,

Where do I even begin!?
DAD!! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!! YOU DID IT! YOU ARE NOW AN ELDER! I am so excited to see you and give you the biggest hug of your life. I know that it hasn't been an easy road, I am proud of you for your diligence and hard work. DAD I LOVE YOU! Finally we can be a forever family! Just so you know mom I will be coming home on July 15th. So you can book off work so we can party!

This past week was amazing! Let me tell you why....I went to HALIFAX!!! I never thought I would be there again while I was on my mission. It was amazing! Before we left for Halifax which is about a 4.5 hour drive, we went to the bike shop (Savage's) and bought our super cute green bikes! We even took them on a test drive around the city. It was so so much fun! We are picking them up today. After that I was just so anxious to get to Halifax that we just left. We drove to Moncton and picked up another car and Sister Davis and I drove all by ourselves down to Halifax, it was nice being alone, but at the same time I was a little bit bored.
When we finally reached Halifax I wanted to jump out of the car and wanted to kiss the ground! I love that city. It felt like I had never left and it made me smile.
We then went to institute and I loved it! I saw so many people and it made me really happy. They are like my family here. Also I was able to finally give Hari his scriptures! Mom you should see them they look so good. But I still think its funny that you have his name of your scriptures now. You should just leave it on there for memory sake. Oh man the whole weekend felt like a dream and I still have to wonder if it really happened.

The next morning we went to the temple and it was perfect. I love the temple, but this time it just meant so much more. Just seeing those who had recently excepted the gospel being in the temple was the best thing ever. Brother Breau was there with Katrina and Christina, and Vivek Hari came as well! It was awesome! I was so happy because I was able to see Hari get baptized several times. It was so much fun to talk to all of them as well. Hari explained that he felt such peace, Brother Breau was nervous, but soaked it all in. Ah.. I am just smiling thinking about it. This truly is the Lord's work I just don't know why I got so lucky to be a part of it!
After the temple we went outside and took a ton of pictures, I will have to send you some. Andrew Connell came to see me, and later in the day we went and saw him and Cathrine. It was amazing to see how their testimonies have grown and just how great they are doing. Andrew told me this past weekend at General conference he received a witness that President Monson is a prophet of God, and his testimony was strengthened about Joseph Smith being a prophet. How neat eh!
I remember meeting them and Cathrine was inactive and Andrew wasn't a member. With these people that I have taught each of them have said that I was very persistent. Cat and Andrew reminded me of a time when we went to their house to have a lesson. When we got there they were fighting and Andrew left the apartment building anger and Cat was in tears. I hated to see them sad so I sprinted down the stairs grabbed Andrew and told him to go back and talk to Cat. The crazy things I do, but apparently it really touched them. most of the time when I do things I have no idea that I am even making a difference, It was really nice this past weekend to hear that What I had done really touched some lives. We never really know all those whom we impact.
Cat and Andrew are planning a temple marriage this coming winter and I would love to be there.

So after the temple and pictures we went to a fun restaurant called Cora's It serves breakfast all day! I love breakfast...Anyways, six of the 12 sister were there which was awesome. I was able to see my __________ Sister Hudson, I hope all of you get to meet her some day she is so cool. Also I was able to see President Moses I just love that man. I know that I am just going off on all those that I saw and I am sure all of you are super confused, but just bare with me.
Pretty much that was the best weekend ever!
Now I am back in Fredericton living the life. yesterday was the most perfect day weather wise. There was no wind it was warm and it was the sabbath. It felt great to be out walking I sure have missed it. Being in a car makes me lazy and fat. But now that we have bikes we will be out among the people everyday. I am stoked.

Oh, before I forget. The other week Sister Davis who is from California was talking about the Panguitch Quilt Walk. I was like Whaat?! Apparently her great great Grandfather Alexander Matheson was part of the group of men that did the Quilt walk. I was like no way! My great great grandfather Jesse Lowder was part of that too! How cool is that. Over a hundred years ago our great great grandfather's were working together to save people's lives. And here we are as there great great granddaughters working side by side to save souls! I thought you all would love to hear that!



Sister Crofts

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