Tuesday, November 27, 2012

28 November 2012

Hi family!!!

Yes, yes, I know, it's been a week and a half and no emails!  But I did warn you that I wouldn't have a P-Day last week if my Zone was changed and yup, it was changed.

But, first we had Transfer Conference on Monday (last week) and I was a wreck leading up to it because of nerves. I had been with my trainer for 3 months and now a new companion, what?  We met as a zone and found out about lots of changes.  My companion Sister Calderwood was sent outbound to Louisiana for 3 transfers so I won't see her again until the end of March.  Crazy!!!  And my new companion is Sister Fialho from BRAZIL! Cool hey! "Bom Dia" is good morning and to say hello its, "Oi" lol not too different to what I say anyway but its fun learning Portuguese. We have taken a few Portuguese tours and the people are really lovely like my companion. But you might notice I look like a whale next to her in the photo because she is very tiny.  She is a vegetarian and this contributes to that fact. Poor thing I don't know how she does it but I love her so much and we have had a great first week together. She is super patient and always involves me when we take the language tours and translates my English for the the Portuguese people. 

Well, after we found out everything that was happening, we had Transfer conference in the Assembly Hall which was fun, and it was a musical program and the sisters who were performing in the Visitors Centre choirs got up and performed. So I got to sing a few times which was fun. Sister Kealamakia is no longer AP and for her last transfer is a zone leader and Sister Schiaffi from Newcastle Stake is the new AP with Sister Lane from Canada.  Oh and my new zone is North 1 so I'm still on the Square quite a lot which is great! Especially since the Christmas lights turned on last Friday.

But wait yes I do live with Sister Smith and she is so sweet! She was companions with my last District leader and its cool to have another Aussie living with me because Sister Schiaffi was living with us but moved out after transfers. Sister Smith is a Zone leader and is so nice.  I love her. 

So, Thanksgiving was so much fun, honestly, I don't mean to brag, but my mission is the bestest mission. We were on the Square until 1:00 p.m. then we met up at West Gate and caught a bus not knowing where we were all going to or what we were going to do (our leaders like to keep us in suspense).  But we arrived at this place called, "Noah's Ark" which is a huge Recreational Centre and we had a massive party.  We did a Thanksgiving play to start the celebrations and then there were all these activities for us to choose from. There was Karaoke, Walleyball (so much fun I'm a huge fan) it's volleyball but in a room like a squash court, you could play pool, ping pong, watch Monsters Inc. or Brave or do Christmas crafts. I did Karaoke with my fellow friends Sister Vaivai and Olden and heaps of other sisters and it was crack up.  There was cowboy gear provided so if you wanted to you could dress up while you sang. Then we all had a huge Thanksgiving dinner and guess who came to dinner? The General Primary President - Sister Wixom and her husband.  Their son is married to the daughter of a missionary couple in my mission - Elder & Sister Creer - and they were asked to put together the Thanksgiving dinner for us all and when her son told his family that his inlaws were planning and organizing the dinner, Sister Wixom asked if she could come to meet all the sisters. So, she did and she had a line of missionaries wanting to talk to her and take millions of photos and she was so sweet.  I didn't want to make her just take a photo with me so I didn't but it was so cool having her come.  Well, after eating a true American feast we did, "Line Dancing!"  Yep!  If you can imagine all the sister missionaries going crazy to the country music and dancing it was so much fun.  I pretty much danced the rest of the night away as well as played a bit of pool and walleyball. I didn't feel like watching movies again because the last time I watched Brave I was with Button, so stink I didn't wanna watch it without her.  But it was so much fun and our Mission Presidency got up and did some line dancing too which was crack up!

Well, the day after Thanksgiving is huge because it is when Temple Square lights up and believe me, "It LIGHTS up!"  I can't take pictures at night because there are too many people but the lights are beautiful and there are people EVERYWHERE!  It was very overwhelming the first day but I'm getting used to it more and more and I love meeting soooooo many people. The Lord really guides us to who we should talk to so I trust in him. 

On Sunday we went to a baptism for Kumbay who my new companion took on an investigator lesson with her old compaion Sister Puttapong from Thailand.  Kumbay is in a Thai/Laos Ward and there were 6 Temple Square missionaries who attended the baptism because my companion and her old companion (with her new companion) don't drive (only American and Canadian sisters are allowed to drive).  But it was the best baptism and it seemed like the whole Ward had attended and everything was in Thai - I thought Joe would love that.  We had to have translators and this one sister translated the whole thing.  It was pretty high tech.  Afterwards they invited us to eat and there were tables of food lined up of Thai/Laos/Cambodian and American food. It was like missionary heaven. They were so sweet to us and made sure we went first because we had to quickly eat and then get back to the Christmas madness at Temple Square. I think I'm gonna ask President Gillette if I can do my outbound to just that Ward. LOL

But last night and every Monday night the Temple Square missionaries perform in the North Visitors Centre. I sing a few times throughout the night so I go on exchanges with Sister Magaoay - my MTC companion - on Monday's because then our companions can still do the assignments we have.  It is so much fun performing and our Mission President and his wife and President Seppi were sitting in the front row and supported us the whole time. It was special and I really do love my mission.

Yay for Sister Chadderton's layover! I am so, so, so, happy! I emailed my Mission President today about the layover, so I will find out details of what we can do while shes here.

Thank you for all your letters.  I hadn't received any mail in over a week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The mail room was shut down from Thursday-Sunday and yesterday I received an in-flux of mail and it really did bless my day.

Well, family its 4 weeks until Christmas and know that I love you all. Thanks for all the support you give me because I really do feel the love from you.  Enjoy the hot weather because it's flippin' freezing here. I don't know if I could live in Utah after my mission because I really dislike the cold.

Be safe and keep praying everyday.

Oh, and challenge for the week, "Share the message of Jesus Christ somehow, somewhere, whether it be through a phone call, Facebook, email, at McDonalds etc..  It doesn't have to be long but do it and the Lord will bless you."

Merry Christmas

Love Sister N Chadderton xoxoxoxo

Thursday, November 15, 2012

16 November 2012

Hey family!!!!

How are you all doing? Thanks for another week of emails. I really do love hearing how you all are and the things you get up to.

Before I forget, this is the last week before transfers on Monday so I may not have a P-day next week.  Just incase you don't hear from me until the week after, know that I love you.

Well, last P-day was fun.  We went with a couple of other companionships from our Zone who we are really good friends with.  Sisters Kim and Lee went to the baptism with us the other time and Sisters Hee and Silverio are our roommates.  We first went to D.I at Welfare Square and I got a new shirt for $3.00 and a beautiful green jumper for $3.00 and a photo album for $2.00 for all the photos my loved ones send me, so I am getting organized. Then we went to Walmart to pick up a few things and print some photos off to send home to you all and then we went to Taco Bell for dinner. I was so excited and happy when we got to have Taco Bell's and reminisced good ole' BYU-Hawaii days or more like nights when you'd be bored and want to find something to do. Good times. Then my companion and Sister Kim wanted to get their nails done so we found a Nail Salon for them and the rest of us wrote letters while they did that. Then we got home, did some cooking & laundry and then went to bed. Next week we do P-days differently because of the Christmas season and Temple Square being so busy at night.  We go back to having P-days from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. as opposed to 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Something I really enjoyed this week was basketball in the mornings. The sisters incharge of the exercise facilities asked our Mission President if we were allowed to play full court basketball because its winter and the sisters are getting fat and need to run.  Hahaha!  They are their words not mine and President said yes!  So, we go down at 6:05 a.m. (sleep walk pretty much) and run, run, run, while playing basketball and its so fun. Because of the early morning wake-ups I wasn't feeling too good on Tuesday night so I took some nurofen and felt a lot better.  The weather has been cold but it's not snowing anymore.   W e had desk assignment for a few hours and 2 people referred to have a Book of Mormon, so even though I was sick I was blessed. 
Its so crazy to think that my training is almost over and I will indeed be getting a new companion.  Twelve weeks is a long time to be with someone but its been a lot of fun.  Our nickname that the sisters call us is Chadderwood or Calderton because our names are so similar and we both react to it haha. Its going to be interesting to see if I have someone from America or from a different continent in the world.  So far I've had a Hawaiian and an Alaskan companion so I'm guessing probably someone from Asia next time. 

On Monday we had a Mission Meeting (we have them often) and we had no idea what it was going to be about. Well, they had the Director for the Musical Production, "Savior of the World" attend.  Just so you know, the musical production is performed every year at the Conference Centre. We were told that this year it was going to be a little different.  The leaders felt like the production wouldn't be complete without the missionaries being involved. So, this year they are giving us tickets to the play to give out to investigators that will benefit from watching it and would like to learn more about our beliefs. They are having the missionaries give the opening & closing prayers at each performance and there will be three companionships available for people to ask for referrals after they watch the play.  The actors and actresses in the play are now called missionaries because each of them have prepared to testify throughout the production of the Savior Jesus Christ and his life. To top all of this excitement off they allowed each of us missionaries to attend the play so that we can know what it's all about and then we can share this knowledge with the guests who come to Temple Square and give them tickets and invite them to go and watch it.   The cast had dress rehearsals this week so the Zones were split up to go on different days to watch the performances.  My zone went last night and it was so amazing! It is based on the life of the Savior but this production has apostles that were assigned to oversee it. They helped to write the script and tweak things so it is exactly what the Lord would want to have portrayed.  On the opening night the curtains came up and seated were 14 men in the audience (the First Presidency and the apostles, excluding one who was sick).  They watched the performance and then the next day they all met in the Temple and revised the script and the performance and gave instructions on which parts of the play to change and whether to include more people in a certain scene etc.  These little changes made a huge difference.  Watching it last night with that in mind I was like, "Wow, that is interesting!  I wonder if it was the Apostle that added that?" or, "Hmm, I wonder if the Apostles added that line to the script?"  It was fabulous and I hope to be apart of that play one day.

This week just flew by and I am looking forward to next week because Thursday is Thanksgiving (free food, yay!) and on Friday the Christmas lights on Temple Square will be turned on and they will definitely light up the place!  They usually expect between 15-20,000 people on the first day of the lights being turned on. This next month will be extremely busy but it'll be heaps of fun at the same time.  I mean, when have I ever said that we're not busy? Thanks for all you do family and for your prayers they keep me going! 

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the reason why I'm here and the reason I get up everyday.  I love him so much and I owe him my life.  Congratulations to Brookey and Lehi and wishing them all the happiness that married life brings.  I met two people the other day who served in Fiji that knew them so that was pretty cool. I'm going to see if I can help take the International missionaries around Temple Square next transfer so I can see Sister Fuimaono, Elder Leota and Elder Tong. That will be pretty awesome. I'm also going to be in my third transfer.  Woohoo!  

Love you all, be safe,

Things I am thankful for:

1.   Loving family
2.   Healthy body
3.   Wonderful mission
4.   Atonement of Jesus Christ
5.   Home made NZ food
6.   Whittaker's & Cadbury chocolates
7.   Beaches
8.   The sun
9.   The Book of Mormon
10. Beautiful niece and nephews

What are you all thankful for?

Love Sister Chadderton

Thursday, November 8, 2012

9 November 2012


How are you all doing? 

Well, where to begin?  I was thinking last night about what to write and I got kinda stumped.  We do so many different things every day so it's hard to know what to share exactly.

So, I thought I'd give you a run down of a typical day in the life of a Temple Square missionary.  As you know, we are a white handbook mission so its very similar to what the fellow missionary siblings are doing but with a few vast differences.  We wake up around 6:30 a.m. say our prayers and then exercise for 30 minutes.  At 8:00 a.m. we have personal study time and at 9:00 a.m. is companionship studies.  Following companionship studies we pack up and head to the Square.  Depending on our schedule, we might have Square time or Teaching Centre time. We get an hour for lunch and dinner (now that things at the Square have slowed down after General Conference), but during Christmas our lunch and dinner times will probably drop back to 30 minutes again and we will stay on the Square until 9:45 p.m. before returning home. But, during Square time have a variety of duties which include contacting or calling the guests who have recently visited, we take tours and we teach, teach, teach the whole time.  In the Teaching Centre we call our investigators - some we have met on the Square and have referred for local missionaries or some who want a copy of the Book of Mormon or people that we teach after they have called in via the Church's website mormon.org.  We have such amazing resources available and our challenge is to try not to overload people with too much information at once because there is so much to share.  Teaching Centre time has it's challenges because you can be in front of a computer screen for up to five hours.  We have received a lot of training on contacting referrals, especially those from Conference time.  One day my companion and I called and left 22 messages because no one was answering their phones. It can be quite nerve racking calling referrals because a). You have never met the person before b).  You don't know what they're thinking and c). You really are reliant upon the spirit as to what to share from Preach My Gospel and d). You pray fervently that something you have nervously shared touches their heart and they want to learn more.  I know it happens because miracles happen all the time. 

Yesterday our Zone had Teaching Centre time for 2 hours and we wanted to pump up our efforts so we had a goal to contact two people and refer them to local missionaries to teach.  Well, I left twelve messages because no one answered their phone, but in my Zone18 people accepted the invitation to have local missionaries go and teach them.  Miracles!

One of our investigators (I won't mention his name for privacy reasons) but let's call him Peter.  Well, he was an inbound call we received and he had some really serious problems with morality.  He was a Pastor for his church but stepped down because he felt guilty for contradicting what he was teaching.  We had been teaching him for a few months but this past week we hadn't been able to reach him.  He lives in a rural area and he said the folks where he lives gossip alot and he didn't want to meet with local missionaries incase his mother got upset about it.  Well, he called us to say that he had talked to one of the Senior missionaries serving in his area who taught him about the Priesthood.  Oh and ever since we have been teaching Peter he accepted to live the Law of Chastity!  But he called and said he had been reading the Book of Mormon for hours this morning and feels like he's addicted.  We asked him if he know's if it is true and he said yes and is willing to declare it from the rooftops.  He wants to receive the priesthood but is really scared about baptism. We shared a scripture with him found in 2 Nephi 31 where it talks about Jesus Christ and his baptism and asked him to pray.   And to think that we had come so close to dropping him from our list  because he was not progressing.  We fasted as a Zone this past Sunday for different ones and then we get a call from Peter to say the church is true. I know the Lord works miracles and the Book of Mormon is the convincing evidence that this is truly God's church.  I know that the Church has been restored once again through the Prophet Joseph Smith. 

Sister J sent me some amazing talks this week and the one that really stood out was a talk by Brad Wilcox on, "Grace."  If we really understood what grace is then we would understand that the Lord does not require us to be perfect but to be clean.  He needs us to keep his commandments and when we fall, we need to pick ourselves up and keep trying. The Lord said the spirit cannot dwell in unholy temples so if we can feel the spirit then our temples are holy.  How cool is that? I often feel like I am unworthy or inadequate to teach people about repentance when I am not perfect but I know that because of Grace I am made perfect in him.  I love that I have this opportunity to really study the Book of Mormon with my whole mission.  It is really strengthening us.  I know how important it is to use the tools the Lord has given us now or else we won't receive anything else. Why would he give us more to read when we are not even cherishing the words of God he has already given to us that were prepared over thousands of years ago. Yup, sorry for sounding a little preachy but it's so true, we don't appreciate what we already have and yet, the church is so true!

I really love Square time and you have to discern through the Spirit the people who you need to talk to and when they feel the spirit and refer to learn more its so worth it.  To give you an idea of numbers on how many people we contact, we did a survey recently on how many investigators we had taught in the past two weeks and just so you know, a teaching is counted as having taught 2 or more principles and inviting them to do something.  In my companionship we had taught over 70 lessons and about 50 members.  That's in two weeks!  So, if people think that Temple Square missionaries are just standing around looking, "Pretty" they are so wrong. I believe that at times, we work twice as hard and have to be so obedient in what we do because we are surrounded by people who see us as the Ambassadors of the Church for our countries.  What a privilege and a blessing it has been for me to have that trust given to me from the Lord.  He really trusts us with his work and it is so important that we give it our all.

The Square is getting prepared for Christmas now and I can't wait for the day after Thanksgiving because then, Temple Square will be alight and it's so exciting!!! The Nativity Scene is already on display and there are lights on almost every tree.  I wish you were all here to see it.  It's magnificent, but I will send you pictures. There is a big snow storm forecast for this weekend so it will turn Salt Lake into a Winter Wonderland and be more beautiful.  Yay!  Oh and I got to go to another baptism this past week because my companion was the driver and thats the only reason we went.  We took two other companionship's with us because they had taught the investigator so six Temple Square missionaries arrive at this baptism and there are four local sister missionaries and it looked a little comical because the person being baptized felt special that everyone had come. So good. Oh and I had my first Zone Conference and it was held at the Pioneer Heritage Museum.  It was so cool and there were lots of things to see! The training was so good and very inspired.   I love having Sister Kealamakia as our AP.  Love it and love her!

We have been practicing lots of Christmas songs because we have a Temple Square missionary choir that will sing in the Visitor's Centre and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in the upcoming weeks and I love singing the Christmas carols. 

My companion and I have two more weeks together before transfers and it's so sad knowing that the end is coming, but we bought matching T/shirts and we have a bucket list of things we want to do before this transfer is over.  Can you believe I am almost in my third transfer? Crazy!  And then when Sister J gets home,  I will have 12 months left!

So happy to know you are all well, healthy and safe family.  My prayers are being answered and make sure you are looking for the positives in everything. Write down two things each night that happened during that day that were evidence of God's love for you or that were answers to your prayers.  It's good to count your blessings!

I love you all and hope you are all getting excited for Christmas like I am.

Sister Chadderton xoxoxo

Thursday, November 1, 2012

2 November 2012


I just wanted to say that I didn't feel like writing emails today because I just wanted to keep looking at all the beautiful pictures of my niece and nephews!

Hina, I am so proud of you and I knew that my little Rawiri wouldn't live up to his Chadderton/Savaiinaea heritage if he didn't arrive in fashion!   I am so happy that our prayers were answered and that all is well.  I received the phone call from my Mission President's secretary Monday morning during my personal study time and I was just bouncing around on my bed after she told me the news.  Such a good day because of that news and so I just couldn't wait to see pictures and then I got a letter from Sister J Chadderton with printed pictures just before I came to email you all so I was super happy. Thanks for being awesome family! 

Dad, I received my contact lenses today so thank you very much.  Sorry for being an expensive pain but I love you! I went to the Optometrist on Tuesday and he gave me some contacts to trial but one of the contacts is too strong so I have an appointment on Tuesday where he will check them again. He is so sweet and doesn't charge the missionaries for check ups, just for ordering contacts so I'll let you know more about that next week.

So, this week has been incredible and so good.  Luckily, hurricane Sandy hasn't hit us as bad as other places.  We are safe and it was actually the snow storm that we had last Thursday that added to the storm in New York so I guess it kind of picked up in momentum as soon as it left us, but I hear it has caused a lot of damage and even the Stock Exchange has been flooded and closed for a few days so that can't be good for the economy.

On Sunday we got to go to our first baptisms!  "YAY!!!" The baptisms were for Sandra and her two children - McKensie and Steven - and it was so amazing. I  have never felt the spirit so strong at a baptism like I did at this one.  This particular family had come to Temple Square for a lesson and I am so grateful they came.  We got to meet them and it was funny because when the Elders called up to invite us to the baptism they were saying, "Sister Chadderton has a part in the program so she has to be there!"  (Just so you know, we have to get special permission from our leaders to go to a baptism just in case it's too far or outside of our boundaries).  Permission was approved and we went to the baptism and I got to speak on the Holy Ghost.  There were quite a few people in attendance and one of the Elder's came up to me and said, "There are a lot of non-members here Sister Chadderton so go hard on your talk!"  It was good to know that and as missionaries you quickly learn how to adjust your teaching or speaking styles to fit the investigators or non-members who are present.  I think sometimes as members of the church we can come across as having a really strange lingo to many people who aren't familiar with the church.  My companion and I came with two other Sister Missionaries - Sister Lee and Sister Kim - and while those who had been baptized were changing, Sister Lee, Sister Calderwood and I sang the song, "Learn of Me" while Sister Kim played the piano.  It made me reminisce back to the time when I sang this very song with the "6 chicks" in Samoa at my friend Olivia's baptism.   During this baptism we witnessed miracles because two of Sandra's non-member friends who had attended have now referred for the missionaries to teach them.  Isn't that awesome!?!?!? Blessings of obedience. Love itttttt!

You will be happy to know whanau that my companion called Uncle Dan and Uncle Errol yesterday. She hadn't called them before because she was really nervous and scared of disappointing our family if she didn't say the right things. I told her to just be herself and trust in the Lord and she did.  I love my Uncle's and am grateful for them because my companion said they were so kind to her on the phone.  She even asked Uncle Errol if she could send the missionaries to him and he said yes!  So, hopefully he will have them over. It was a really good feeling knowing that being a missionary will help my family in a more personal way then I thought. I am praying that they will be open to listening to my companion as she continues to teach them and that by so doing they will come unto Christ and have an eternal family.

So, yesterday was Halloween and being the end of the month my companion and I were scrimping for food and money so we went to City Creek Mall to get a Subway - $5.00 for a footlong - and we shared it.  The Mall was packed and I was taken a little by surprise to see how it's not just the children that dress up for Halloween but heaps of the grown ups dress up in costume too. There were, Oompa Loompa's, Ninja's, Cowboy's and Indian's and so many other cool costumes.  It reminded me a lot of the, "Modern Family" episode of Halloween!  Well, because there are those people who tend to do silly stuff on Halloween and no one comes to the Square that day anyway,  we closed the gates at 5:00 p.m. and had a, "Halloween Mission Party" .  It was soooo much fun.  We ate salads, baked potatoes and "HEAPS" of chocolates, lollies, cookies and cupcakes.   Once we were done with eating we all got ready to watch a movie (these movies have been approved by our Mission President).  Anyway, I was talking to my companion while we were waiting for the movie to start and I just happened to say to her, "Oh I wish we could watch Harry Potter, that is the best Halloween/mission appropriate movie!"…. And then the movie starts and guess what it is? "Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone!"  All the Sister's, including myself started screaming and going crazy (almost 200 of us) because we were so excited and happy and couldn't believe that we are allowed to watch Harry Potter!  Honestly,  yet another reason why I was called to this mission. Heavenly Father knew I couldn't go without Harry Potter for 18 months. Thank goodness!!!!  I was grinning like a little girl through the entire movie with sheer excitement, happiness and contentment because again the spirit whispered that I had made the right decision to serve a mission.  I know that when we are obedient we are blessed.  After the movie, I think I floated the whole way home with happiness because I really couldn't get over how awesome my Mission Presidency are.

Oh!!! I forgot to tell you about our Zone activity last Thursday.  It was a pre-Halloween party.  We carved pumpkins, ate donuts dangling from string, had pizza and then watched the Disney movie, "Secretariat!".  Yeah, I know you all must be thinking that all we do is watch movies, but its not true.  These only happen on really rare and special occasions and I'm so happy that they do.  I truly love my Zone and District because they are such good examples to me. 

At our Zone meeting this week our Zone Leader's encouraged us that every night after planning meeting we say to our companion, "I love you because…" (and say the reason).  It's cool.  I know I already love my companion and we are half way through this transfer and I think she's going outbound next transfer.  But we definitely won't be together next transfer which is really sad.  When you serve together you have to rely on each other in so many ways.  I'm glad we will still be friends after the Mission because she's already told me that she's going to come to NZ to meet the Uncle's and all my family and have Aunty Dale make her some cake. So cool!

I also wanted to thank the Mia Maid's from Kellyville 1st Ward for their beautiful letter.  I can't quite remember who dropped it off but thinking it may have been Tracey Lau'ulu.  Thanks Tracey and thanks girls.  Mail is the best thing as a missionary.  Oh, I didn't tell you, but while we were watching Harry Potter, there was missionary commentary all the way through it and I don't think I'll ever be able to watch it quite the same again, but the funny part was when the owls delivered the mail because all the sister's shouted out, "MAIL TIME!" That is one of the most exciting times for any missionary - when the mail comes!  When that happen's all the sisters pounce.  Thank you family for sending me mail.

I saw one of my friends on Monday too.  She just walked in off the street and I happened to be there - Amanda Raybould.  She works down the road from us and promised to bring us Jamba Juice next week.  So sweet.  I also met a Bishop Jack MacDonald today and he said he served in NZ and knows all about our Whanau and wanted to just give me a big hug.  I wore my greenstone today and I think it is special because whenever I wear it I either meet up with or run into someone who is connected with me or NZ.  I heard there were two ladies looking for any sisters from NZ but I wasn't able to find them so that was a little sad.

I honestly love my mission family.  It's hard being away from you all and missing out on special times like when your sister has her third child but I am not ready to come home yet. I know that the Lord is preparing me for a great work and I haven't learnt everything I need to know to do this great work.  I met a guy this week who is from Wellington, NZ and he lives in Sydney and said he is less active.  But he came to General Conference and he said he has a sister that served her mission at Temple Square and it was her that encouraged him to come for a tour.  I was in the middle of lunch when they asked for available sisters to go.  I quickly said, "yes" for my companionship and we went up and took him around. Turns out he is living in Oakland Ward boundary in Sydney, Australia and I have some YSA friends in that Ward.  So, I encouraged him to go to Church when he gets home and to look out for the names of my friends and I encouraged him to also attend Institute.  He said the only reason he is less active is because he's lazy.  I'm thinking, "C'mon, it's your eternal salvation so don't procrastinate the day of your repentance."  I got his phone number and I'm going to call him and find out if he met up with my friend Alex Pinono and if he attended Institute.  I didn't know who the people were that we would be doing the tour for when we said we would take it, but I do know that coincidences are just God remaining anonymous.

I hope you are all well and staying safe.  Get your food storage and 72 hour kits in order.  The scripture says, "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear!" There is a lot of fear out there because of all these natural disasters so family, make sure you won't have to fear if ever that time comes (because it will).

I love you eternally,

Sister Chadderton II

Picture 1- Zone activity
Picture 2 - Baptism of Sandra and her children McKensie & Steven with Sister's Kim, Lee, Calderwood and Chadderton and Elder's Nonne and Lee
Picture 3 -  3 Kiwi sister missionaries!
Picture 4 -  Our Mission Halloween activity
Pictures 5&6 - Me and my crazy, but amazing companion!