Wednesday, January 30, 2013

31 January 2013

Hello to my dearest family and friends,

Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful, sunny, days while I stare outside at the whiteness of the world!!!!

Firstly, thank you for the emails, especially the Nieuwenhuizen's and Uncle Rick.  Tumeke!  Thank's also to the Colling's family!  I hadn't received mail in over two weeks so on Monday I received a beautiful envelope with my name on it and an awesome postcard from the grandparents.  Way to make my day guys.  Thanks heaps! I'll try and write you all real soon!!!

Well, sounds like everyone is doing well and enjoying the sun (I'm a little jealous but happy for you all).

This past week has been really eventful and I can't believe we are almost at the end of another transfer.  How fast the time flies!  Sister Stolp is awesome and I'm praying we're together for another transfer but we will have to wait and see!

Anywho, guess who got baptized? The whole Evan's family!  We tried calling them on Sunday but there was no response and I was fretting a little and thinking the worse but when we finally got through to Abi on Monday it was so amazing to hear about their baptism and how each of them received a very special witness that the Church is true and Joseph Smith is indeed a Prophet.  It was so, so, special and I'm so happy for them. They are writing their story for the Ensign so hopefully you'll read about it soon.

But, I'll just back you up a little to last week's P-Day where my companion and I tried to find this, "Kiwi bakery!"  It is located in an area called Magna which is like 20 minutes away in a small township!  Boohoo, sadly, when we got their it was, "CLOSED!" Talk about get one's hopes crushed!  My companion is always looking on the bright  side of things where I'm all doom and gloom and she suggested that we go to Cafe Rio.  Cafe Rio is one of my other favorite places to eat so we went there. Unfortunately, the orders from the other Kiwi/NZ sisters for pies would not be filled today.  Oh well, the next day was Thursday where we have Relief Society classes in the morning at 8:00 a.m.  The weather was doing some weird stuff this particular morning and we experienced, "Freezing Rain!"  I know that sounds silly but it was cold enough that it should have snowed but instead of snowing it rained and when the raindrops hit the ground they froze, turning everything into ice.  There were so many accidents where people were slipping over due to the ice.  Our Mission mum, Sister Gillette almost got into a few slips on her way to Relief Society.   After classes, we were walking to the North Visitor's Centre and the ground was sooooooooooo slippery because we are literally walking on ice.  One sister fully stacked it in front of me and her arm hit the ground and took the weight of her fall.  She is so lucky it didn't break but the Square was so dangerous for anyone.  Our Mission President and his wife both slipped over and other sisters kept slipping too.   By 2:00 p.m. we received a text informing us to go home because they had to close the Square. Fair enough, because it was a danger hazard!  So, we had designated, "Happy Snow Day #2" aka "Happy ICE DAY!"  I was feeling really exhausted so I went home and slept until 5:45 p.m.  I definitely took advantage of the time we were given to be at home and didn't feel like partying this time.    A few sisters still came over and chilled at our room.  My room mates are Sister Hee (Hawaiian) and Sister Lotoa (American Samoa) and when I woke up, they were both sitting at the table making Panipopo!  Happy days! It was so good too. Yummy!

Anyway, the next day the rain had disappeared and everything was back to normal.  We had a Relief Society activity that night all about the Word of Wisdom and the importance of eating healthy food and cooking on a budget.  These kind of activities are always helpful for sister missionaries.  On Saturday morning we were asked to drive Sister Fialho and her companion Sister Muli to a baptism.  It was for a 16 year old girl named Cindy and while I was at the baptism I just kept imagining the Evan's family getting baptized because it was around the same time but in a different country.  It was a lovely baptism and I was so grateful for the chance to witness someone get baptized.  Sunday morning we were up early because our Choir was singing in Sacrament meeting and we had to be at a 7:00 a.m. practice.  We sang, "If the Savior Stood Beside Me!"  As you know I am the chorister and sometimes it's a little weird leading the music each week because I don't really enjoy being up on the stand in front of everyone - especially waving my hand around - but at the same time the sisters are all half asleep anyway, so I could be writing my name in the air with my hand for all they know.  Haha!  Good times!  Don't worry I don't do that!   Oh, on Sunday we were invited to the Midvale Ward in Sandy UT to speak in Sacrament.  You might remember a while back where we did this in another Ward.  Well,  I was so happy for the opportunity to do it again.  I seriously love speaking in Sacrament and my topic was, "Using the Scriptures."  We sang, "Come Thou Font" after our talks and my companion played the piano while Sister George (North Carolina) and Sister Tukuvatu (my crazy-awesome Fijian) sang with me. It was an awesome Ward to be at and in my talk I basically encouraged them to read their scriptures more to find answers to any problems that they might be facing, rather then looking for answers to their questions from the media or there friends.   The same invitation is to you all.  Imagine what would've happened if Joseph Smith didn't open the Bible? Let's not let everyone's sacrifices in the scriptures go to waste by putting the word of God on the shelf to collect dust. They were preserved for our day so lets read them.

Our investigator Steve is doing well and he met with the local missionaries.  If you know anyone serving from NZ in the England, London Mission please let me know!

Well, family it has been a great week, the weather zaps our energy more then we know, but we have had another blessing this week and I think it came about because of our Relief Society activity.  We are now receiving an extra $30.00 towards our monthly allowance in order for us to afford fresh fruit and veggies to have in our meals.  Our budgets are tight and I'm so grateful that we are able to have that little bit extra - especially for good healthy food, in this cold, snowy, weather.

How is your scripture study going?

Love you long time.

Keep your chins up!  I hear there's a lot of terrible things happening around the world because our Assistants text us about the 264 youth who were killed in a fire at a Night Club in Brazil.  Please keep their families in your prayers!  If you don't want to be afraid in the last days then be obedient and keep his commandments so when HE comes again HE will receive you into HIS arms with joy!

Sister Chadderton xoxox 

P.s My camera is being temperamental so will try to send photos next week.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

24 January 2013

Hi Familia!!!

Well, it sounds like you've all had an interesting week and I have lots to tell you, but there's never enough time to type it all down, but I'll do my best!

Firstly, just to update you on Steve, he has committed to baptism on February 16th!!!!  He hasn't met the local missionaries in England yet, but he went to church on Sunday all by himself and because it snowed in England, everyone freaked out and things shut down.  So, when he got to the chapel, the sign on the chapel door said "Closed for sledging competition!" I was a little disappointed because our investigator braved the snow to attend church so he could meet the missionaries and it was closed.  Not the greatest first experience at church, but he is incredible and excited to meet the Elders. The other day we taught Steve about the Plan of Salvation and we were about to say goodbye and he said, "Oh, I'm going to start living the Word of Wisdom now!" We were like, "What!"  Honestly, we haven't even taught him anything about that principle yet and he's already done his research and committed to living it. He even asked us about the possibility of himself serving a mission in the future.  We asked him if he had received an answer to know if the church was true and he said,  "I had a dream the other night, and you're going to think I'm crazy but God was chasing me through a forest and I was trying to run away from him and then he stood in front of me and put his hands on my shoulders and said to me in a dad-like way, "Why are you trying to struggle?" He then handed me the Book of Mormon and that's when I woke up.""  Isn't that amazing? He said he knows the church is true.  This is our third lesson with him and he's our miracle investigator and we are so excited for his future.  We learnt today that the Elders in England have finally contacted him and they are meeting together tomorrow. YAY!!! Tender mercies for real.

Well, you know there is opposition in all things and that each day is different from another.  Not every day is rosey and filled with amazing miracles like Steve.  On Monday we had one of those not so rosey days.  We were on chat with an Athiest who used to believe in God but doesn't any more.  So sad.  Later, we met a man on the Square standing next to the Priesthood statues - the one with Peter, James and John ordaining Joseph Smith with the Melchizedek Priesthood.   He was a religious man and a Christian and he started reading things to us from the Bible that weren't making too much sense. He used the ESV version of the Bible and we felt the spirit leave as soon as he started drifting in his comments.  He firmly believes that all you need to do in this life is to accept Jesus Christ and you will be saved by his grace.   I asked him about what James said in James 2:5-6 about works and he agreed with me but then contradicted himself and said we don't have to do anything to be saved. Due to the cooler temperatures outside and with the weather here averaging around -9 degrees celsius during the day, we invited him in to view the Christus.  We lead him into the Visitor's Centre which I believe is a wonderful, peaceful, place and he seemed to act a little strange.  He said, "So you know in the Bible where it says, "Thou shalt not make any graven images" well what do you say about that?" (pointing to the Christus).  We graciously informed him that we don't worship the statues and that it represents our Saviour and reminds us to always think of Him.  Well, I knew there was no point wasting any more of the Lord's time because he had come to bible bash and was very anti and said he felt sorry for us wasting our time doing what we do.  I thanked him for his time after bearing my testimony.  We left him staring at the Christus.  I am so grateful for these people because everytime they try to use the scriptures to prove their point it motivates me to go and study them more and use the modern revelation we have in the D&C and the Book of Mormon to clarify things and then I can better understand it for the next person who comes along wanting to bash. So, my personal goal for this week is to have more love for everyone even when they are anti.  Argh!  The Church is true and I know it more and more each day.

It's crazy to think that there are organizations who make it a full-time job to prepare their people to come and bash with their anti-mormon literature. They come to the Square to take the tours to study us and learn what we teach and then go away and study up on our doctrine then come back with scriptures to dispute it.  In the summertime we have bus loads of anti's come to the Square to see if they can stump us in our teachings and to try and "Save our souls!"  The people that are anti-Mormon are really sweet people who come across as genuinely seeking the truth and then they try to corner you and pull out their anti material to share with you.  They remind me a lot of Korihor and Zeezrom in the Book of Mormon.  I love how the Lord protects us against the adversary and while these people actually think they are right, it's our knowledge, testimonies and the spirit that keeps us strong.  I could never appreciate the miracle of Steve if I didn't experience the opposition that we are faced with on the Square.  The moral of the story family is that there needs to be opposition in ALL things!  In 2 Nephi 2:11 we read:
 11. " For it must needs be, that there is an aopposition in all things. If not so, my first-born in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility."
Remember to read your scriptures and say your prayers EVERY Day so that you will be protected from the opposition!
I love you all and keep being awesome.  Go hard on the biggest loser. We did lunges the other day for our exercises and I haven't been able to walk properly for two days.  We have a good little group that exercises at 6:10 a.m. each day so if you get to exercise later than that then count your blessings because sleep on a mission is sooooo precious.  Walking up and down the stairs in the Beehive House was torture!  I'm going to win the biggest loser but I have no scales so you'll just have to take my word for it.

Sister Chadderton xoxo

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

10 January 2013

Hi Family!!!

Wow!  What a great week you've all had! Happy Birthday to you Hina - 25! - Arghhh!  Jokes, you're awesome!

Welcome home to my wonderful sister Geenaaa (Jenna)!  I can't believe how fast that 18 months has gone.  It was so cool to spend some time with her.  We were  so spoilt by the Porter family. I really felt the Lord strengthen me during Jenna's visit because I could've been really emotional but I wasn't.  I had a lot of time to mentally prepare myself and I was feeling more like, "Oh man if her mission went that fast, I only have one year left so I'll let you go home sister and I'll see you real soon!"  I'm really not ready to do any form of countdown to coming home because I know a year will just fly by.  But, it was so good to have my sister visit me and to show her a little bit of my mission.  Many of the sisters on the Square who saw Jenna were a little confused because I had given her,  her own badge and flag to wear and they were like, "Wait do we have a new sister missionary? Who is she?"  My fun-filled Fijian sister, Sister Tukuvatu jumped on her and gave her a big hug. Haha!  She's so cool!  Glad that she is home safe now and keep spoiling her because she deserves it!

But family I have seen the tender mercies of God in my life this week.  He is really blessing us this transfer with miracle after miracle.  We have a family from England who are preparing to get baptized at the end of the month and we've only had contact with them through chatting via  We call and teach them every week and it is really incredible.  It's so cool to finally have a family of progressing investigators who have really put to the test what we are teaching them and they are reaping the blessings.  I love sifting through the field of contacts and finding those who are seriously ready to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives.  It's sad talking to many who don't care to know about God or who don't want to know if he even exists.  Their hearts are not ready to hear the truth.  It makes me sad when we have people calling in who want to just be abusive or waste our time with questions that try and mess with the missionaries.  I know that it doesn't matter what anyone else says, because I know that the Church is true, Jesus Christ is my Savior and this is his message that we are called to preach to the whole world.  But, whether they are ready to accept it or not is there choice because all I know is that I am so happy to be doing the Lord's work.

Last night we helped out with a Young Women youth group who did a tour of Temple Square and their theme for the night was, "Temples Bless our Lives."  It was a great experience to testify of the importance of Temple attendance.   At the end of the tour, eight of our sister missionaries who helped with the tour, shared their testimonies of why they chose to serve a mission and how temples have helped them.  Again it's so good to hear how the temple has blessed the lives of others.  I am so grateful that when I come home we can all go to the Temple as a family together for the first time ever.  I can't wait for that day!   This morning we actually attended the temple because it is closing down soon due to some renovations.  It was so cool.  At the 7:00 a.m. session there were about 80-90 Sister Missionaries from Temple Square in attendance and about 12 men.  It was so awesome to be in the temple with over half the mission and seeing how much we love doing service in the Temple. Such a great day!

Well, it's P-Day today and my companion and I are going to Wal-mart and Rancho's - a cheap fruit and veggie place - so that will be fun.  I love my companion so much and she's exactly what I prayed for.   I have received so much peace this transfer and it's like night and day since last transfer.

My New Year's goal is to finish reading, "Jesus the Christ "by James E. Talmage.  It is a bit of a feat but I am reading it every chance I get, which is usually during lunch or dinner and before I crash for the night.  It is so amazing.  I can't wait to get more mail from you all (hint, hint).  I got dad's postcard this week and it was so cute. Thanks again Dad!  I love being a missionary and there is no greater calling.  Thanks for all your prayers. 

Love you heaps,

Sister Chadderton

P.s  Did I tell you that I'm the Ward Chorister? Lots of pressure but its fun.  Definitely do not take the Ward Chorister calling for granted because you might just get called as one in the future.
Hi to Aeroview and Kellyville 1st Ward!  I love you all and I'm very excited for the missionaries that are all arriving home.  Woot, woot!

Picture 1 - Uncle Jason Porter, family friend, Aunty Mona Porter
Picture 2 - Sister Nicola & Sister Jenna Chadderton out the front of SLC Temple!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

3 January 2013

Hi family!  Guess what? 

My P-day was just changed yesterday so I am now with my new companion Sister Stolp from California and our official P-Day is Wednesday, so I get to check my emails again.  Yay!  It was nice to be able to read through the emails from my siblings because I missed out on reading them on Monday.  It was so good to hear how they're doing and I know Sister J (Geena) is having a hard time but its to be expected and I don't look forward to that time myself.  As a missionary, it's like you know what your purpose is and that there isn't anything better you could be doing with your time and life right now but serving God.  But, when the time runs out then what?  I particularly don't like transfers because many of my friends are either going home or coming back from outbound postings and then companionships change etc. (well I don't mind that part this time) but its really unsettling sometimes. I really feel sorry for the ones who are going home because it's almost as if they are forgotten, which is sad.  I said goodbye to Sister Lane - our amazing AP from Canada - and Sister Kealamakia who is going back to Hawaii and then on to NZ.  There are 27 sisters who have just gone outbound, which is one of the biggest groups yet to go out at the same time.  Well, I've moved apartments so I am with most of the sisters now and I'm happy.  I'm neighbours to Sister Olden whose new companion is Sister Vaivai's old companion - Sister Rakotovao from Madagascar - she is the sweetest person.

My new companion and I have had such a good day together.  We were up around 5:00 a.m. because we had to drive her previous trainer to the airport as she is going outbound to California and then we came back and moved the rest of our stuff and then headed to the Square.  We had some interesting chats via and because of that we now have a new investigator which is so cool.  New Year's Eve was cool!  After P-day (which was spent mostly packing, cooking food and taking a nap) we went back to the Square to the TC (teaching center) where we spent some time on the phones and computers sending emails to our investigators but it was a little disheartening because no one wants to talk about God and Joseph Smith on New Year's Eve.  At 9:00 p.m. we met in Theatre 1 and looked over our Mission blog to check out what has happened in the past year.  Some sisters had made a movie about our mission and their were photos and videos about New Year's Eve along with goals that some sisters had set for the New Year.  At 10:00 p.m. we had our own, "fake countdown"  with sparkling apple juice, the noisemaker thingies (poppers) and muffins and shouted, "HAPPY NEW YEAR!"  Good fun!  When we got home I wrote in my journal and was able to set lots of goals for the New Year.  Can you believe that one year from today, I will only have a few days left on my mission.  And, it was around this time last year that I decided to serve a mission and started the ball rolling to get my papers ready.  Funny because it just seems like yesterday.  After seeing how quickly the time has gone for Sister J and Elder C, I know how quickly the next year will go, so I plan on working as hard as I can.

Here is my favorite Mormon Message regarding New Years.  Watch it, love it, share it:

I am now in my fourth transfer so I think for the next two transfers I might be training and then I will go outbound for three transfers and then come back for three.  We'll see, but it's crazy that when you break the transfers down like that then it doesn't seem very long at all. 

I love my new companion.  She is such an answer to my prayers and she has a really easy-going type personality which I am thankful for. Today we went to the airport to pick up our new Zone leader that is returning from outbound - Sister Armstrong - who served in Texas and she was telling us that while she was outbound she felt like she was just wasting a lot of time.  But, she said she needed to have that outbound experience to realize that she was able to find the people Heavenly Father needed her to teach.  Our mission on the Square is unique in that we have such a, "hands-on" schedule and are always busy.  So, when some of the sisters go outbound and have to tract or find people to teach  (sometimes it can take up to 6 hours a day to find, "the one") many of the sisters from the Square aren't used to spending that much time on one person. That was one of my previous companion's problems, Sister Chen.  She said she had such a hard time during her outbound experience because they would go out tracting and it wouldn't be very productive (from her perspective) and that was because on the Square, we are very lucky to be serving at the Church's biggest historical venue where people come to you and you don't have to go and find them.

So, in a way I feel bad sometimes when I don't fully explain a lot about my investigators because its kind of hard to fill you in on them.  We do spend a lot of our time on the Square and that is balanced by time at the teaching center too, so it can be quite tricky to explain it all in detail.   Briefly, right now, I don't have a lot of, "progressing investigators" - meaning, people that are keeping commitments and working towards baptism - but, I do have a lot of, "potential investigators" -  meaning, people who I may have spoken to on the phone, but as yet, have not accepted to have the lessons or the missionaries visit them.  I also have a lot of investigators that I am working on to help them accept local missionaries into their homes, but its tricky when your communications are entirely over the phone.  Hope that helps paint a picture of what I do!

One of my goals that I wanted to share with you for this New Year is, "To complain less and pray more!" I feel that too often when we experience a problem, we sometimes may turn to the wrong people to help us and then those people in turn end up talking to the whole Ward, and then you realize you haven't found the right person after all.  So, thats one of my goals, to complain less and pray more.  It's good to hear that you are all setting goals too and I know that is something Sister J (Geena) will have to do to help her through her transitional period when she returns home.  I cannot wait to see her on Saturday, and I know that it will be, "super hard" for me to give her back to the Porter's to take to the airport.

Love you family and thanks for your prayers and support.  I wouldn't have made it through this past crazy transfer without your prayers.

Until next week,

Love Sister Chadderton xoxo

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1 January 2013


Wow! It was so good to talk to you all on Christmas Eve (your Christmas) and to hear all your beautiful voices.  I was trying to be strong so I saved my tears until after I hung up but thank goodness in our mission we have so many wonderful sisters and friends everywhere.  Sister Tukuvatu (aka Tyra Banks from Fiji) came over and gave me a bigggg hug.  We have decided to have a mission reunion in Fiji.  Woohoo! lol.

But, let me fill you in on our Christmas celebrations and then I'll get to the transfer changes.

Christmas Eve was our P-day and we were asked to meet at Theatre 1 in the South Visitors Center at 4:00 p.m.  As you may or may not know, a lot of countries celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve so we decided to do that too.  Cafe Rio (yummo) catered our dinner which is my favourite Mexican restaurant (Nat Carter introduced me to it, then the Porters took me there when I arrived in SLC at the start of my mission).   Anyway, after dinner Santa (Elder Creer) arrived and we learnt that a YSA Stake had made up a Christmas stocking for every Sister Missionary, filled with lots of personal hygiene goodies.  It was so amazing.  After receiving our stockings, we watched the movie, "Miracle on 34th Street" which I thought was funny and more romantic than Christmasy.  After the movie, some of the sisters were asked to re-enact the nativity scene and guess which part I got to play? A SHEEP!  Baaaaaaaa! Crack up! Crazy kiwi joke or something LOL. But it was so funny and Syndi Mei (aka Sister Kealamakia) was King Herod - so funny.  But it was good fun, especially to be a part of what is one of our own family traditions. We had other activities where we played bingo, played songs with bells and during all of this, President & Sister Gillette gave each sister a plain, white apron so we went about getting everyone to sign our apron which was  pretty awesome.  Sister Gillette has a saying and it's, "Temple Square is Cookin!"  So funny, but so cute and awesome.   After the celebrations and before heading home we were asked to stand in front of the beautiful Reflection Pool and sing a song to our Savior.  We sang, "Called to Serve" and the people that were on the Square at the time loved it and cheered after we finished singing.  Then we all walked home.  Oh, but as we were heading home from the SVC we learnt that another Stake and some other individuals had donated more gifts so we all received a book, a hand knitted scarf and hat, tights, gloves, a bracelet, a $10 Walmart gift card, some hand lotion and hand sanitizer.  We were spoilt.  I really felt the love from the people around us and I had such a great day.

Christmas Day!  We got to stay home until 12:00 noon and then we resumed our regular schedule from 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.  However, at 10:00 a.m. some of my friends came over for Christmas breakfast and I cooked bacon and mushrooms with potatoes and they brought some food and we had a feast.  Sister Vaivai,  Enkhbaatar, Tukuvatu, Hee, Silverio, Smith and Wong came because everyone else was still sleeping.  My companion needed to call her family at 11:00 a.m. so we did that. Then we had time on the Square.   I hope Aunty Niva is okay. It wasn't a big deal that she didn't come to bring food and I'm glad that she stayed indoors and enjoyed time with the family rather then trying to get food to me.  No stress Aunty!  At 4:30 p.m.'ish I got a call saying that someone was looking for me and I thought it was Aunty Niva, but when I got up to the Square it was the Ramirez' cousins and they had my other Christmas package from the family.  So sweet!  They said their family who live in SLC had taken it home accidentally and so they went to pick it up to drop off to me and it really made my day. At 5:00 p.m. we were in our Pj's in the SVC where we had another Christmas feast with ham rolls, veggies, chips and dip and then we watched a movie, "Christmas Oranges!" A cute little movie, then we had dessert and received our own Christmas orange.  We watched another movie, (I know so awesome) "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and even though it's not my favorite Christmas movie, hey, how many missions let you watch that for Christmas? or at all? After that we headed home and it was so fun to celebrate Christmas day together.

Well, as some of you may have sensed, I have been putting out some feelings of frustration with my current companion.  President asked me what I thought he should do with her because she has  had issues with every companion she has been with.  She is on her last legs because she can't seem to work with anyone and there isn't any solo missionary in our mission.  I have just been enduring and praying a lot and my friends are helping so much.  I received some advice from one of her old companions who said they adopted the, "I don't care" attitude which doesn't sound very nice, but strangely enough it has been helping our companionship as far as just working more and working harder goes.  I've chosen to focus on what the Lord wants us to do instead of focusing on her and thank goodness he is helping me through each day with her. He has been giving me soooo many blessings and the friends who came to visit me this week helped my week more than they will ever know.  I am so, so, grateful for Megan Pitt, Maddie Pedersen, Brother and Sister Bunting, the Ramirez cousin's and especially Uncle Jase and Aunty Mona Porter and family.  The Porter's found me amidst all the Christmas light madness and brought me the warmest,  winter jacket in the whole universe and the best boots that are  perfect.  Thank you + thank you x infinity!  I feel like I can actually make it through this Winter and the next.  So grateful for friends and good people!!!  I can't wait to see the Porter's again in a few more days with my best friend who I haven't seen in 18months!  So flippin excited to see my big sister Jenna.

Well, before I forget, Aunty Mona and Uncle Jase could you please meet me at the SVC Eternal Family desk where you found me the other night.  I will try and be there around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.  Thank you in advance.

Well, now to transfers!  We had transfer conference this morning and I am feeling so relieved, so at peace and very excited for the new transfer and New Year.  Yay!  I have a new companion and her name is Sister Stolp from California - I think.  She is so sweet and has a great sense of humour and likes to work hard so I know this will be a great transfer.  I am moving apartments and am so happy.  I'm in Beehive house again YAY!  Good 'ole Brigham. I'm sure he's missed me! My new assignment is Chorister because my companion is the church organist.  So funny.  She will be in her 3rd transfer and I am in my 4th - so crazy to think that a year from now I will be saying goodbye to everyone.  Sister Vaivai and I were talking this morning because we went to Kneaders for an, "All you can eat french toast" after transfer conference and said we are going to be balling (crying) our eyes out in a year from now.

But family and friends, thank you for all your prayers, cards and letters.  I truly felt the love and am so grateful for you all.  I promise I will try and write back soon but probably not this week because I am moving apartments.

Love to you all!  We are celebrating the New Year tonight at 9:00 p.m. and are going to do a countdown before midnight with our Apple Cider, so we can sleep.  Haha!

Oh, and my P-day is on Tuesday next week.

Love Sister Chadderton

Pic 1: Me and Santa with my top from Sister J Chadz.  Woot, woot! - So many Boise comments. lol
Pic 2: My twin and I in our PJ's 
Pic 3: My new companion and I as of Wednesday!!!
Pic 4: Some of us poly sisters - we stick together - Tu meke!!
Pic 5: Christmas oranges
Oh and Haere ra to Sister Kealamakia who is leaving. Only Maori left for now :(