Sister Foster

Sister Foster

Tuesday, July 29, 2014



Dear family,
I made it to P day!!!! it has been such a rush, but I am so glad that it has been fast paced or else I would miss you all too much!!! So I can't upload pictures because 1. My camera won't take photos (battery is always exhausted) and 2. There is no way of uploading them here. So y'all will have to wait till I get to Texas.
Went to the temple this morning, and it was Great!! I never realized how much I love the celestial room. The lord had definetly been in my life since I came here. Never forget to count the Lord's hand in your life.
So how is everything? How was trek? Did Hayley have fun? How are you feeling mom? I realized when I came here how close I am drawing the line on my clothes...I might need some shade shirts (white and black for under shirts) and I talked to a lot of the sisters riding bikes and they said to have some flats...
My Companion is Sister Barrick. She is from New Harmony, Utah. That is in between Ceder and St. George...population 500. She is the sweetest soul I have ever met and we get along fabulously. I also have Sister Pito ( who is going to send me the pics she has taken) and Sister Record. We are the only Sisters in our entire Zone, until tomorrow!!! The Elders are going to Menkin, Georgia, and they are the funniest Elders I have ever met. My District ROCKS!!!!!
I seriously miss you all like crazy!! Please keep me informed about your life in West Jordan. Got to go, but I love you!!!!!!!
Your Missionary <3
Sister Victoria Foster


Friday, July 25, 2014

Til we meet again and tender mercies...

Victoria officially became "Sister Foster" on Tuesday night. She was set apart by President Murphy, with the assistance of President Savage, Bishop Nielson, Her dad, Grandpa Boyack, Uncle John, Bro Kemple, Bro Hammond and Bro Anderson. Her blessing was quite honestly one of the most powerful blessings I have ever heard.

The world fell apart between getting home from the church and her entering the MTC. We came home to a broken sprinkler system, broken washer, no air conditioning upstairs and no hot water. In addition, Hayley was in extreme pain from getting to steroid shots in both front hip bones that afternoon. THEN, Emily started throwing up around 2 am and Victoria started around 6. Dan gave her a beautiful blessing that promised she would be healthy the moment she entered the MTC, even though she would be sick up until then.  We decided to skip going out to lunch and let her rest as long as possible, then headed out. In Lehi we had to pull over so she could throw up on the side of the road, then we made it to the Provo temple. We took some family pics, then sat under a shady tree with her head in our laps and a gallon zip lock baggy close at hand. At 12:55 she sat up, said "let's do this" and was fine! What a wonderful testimony to priesthood blessings!!

Dan, Hayley and Erin left for trek from there and Emily and I went home to our broken house. I was able to re program the sprinklers (yea me!) and our wonderful neighbor Travis came over to look at the water heater. Apparently it had been turned to vacation mode accidently, so a turn of the knob and we were back in business with hot water!!!  Gordon came over to look at our air and found the problem (a broken fan). He has a great friend who sold us the part at a huge discount and Gordon has fixed it for free. SO many tender mercies!

Sending her off to the MTC was probably one of the BEST parenting moments I have ever had, and also one of the hardest. I know the day didn't go as we had envisioned, with fun celebration meals and fun, but it was a huge testimony builder for our family. This gospel is awesome and San Antonio is getting an INCREDIBLE missionary!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday night visit

Monday night we got a visit from the Nofsingers as we were packing. Stacey was one of Victoria's YW presidents and they are considered part of the family!!  It was so fun to see them and have one last night of laughs with them before Victoria left!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mission Farewell

Today was Victoria's Mission Farewell! We had so many wonderful friends and family who came to support her. This is just a small portion of who came
The Mills

 Rachel and Brittany
 The Fullers
 Grandma and Uncle Matt
 Mom and her mission companion Val Seitz
 April Mock
 The Blackhams
 Brittany Kierstyn and Lindsey
 Uncle Matt and Hayley
 Aunt Kristy and Aunt Kelli worked the kitchen
 Aunt Kellie and Avery
 Sierra and Aunt Lindy
 Anderson Girls!
 Hunter and Momma Bigler
 Saying Goodbye to Momma Bigler

 Lauren and Hunter
 Rebecca and Eve
Grandma and Grandpa Kemple
 Pat and Kathy
 Inside joke with Pat
 The Andersons

 The Hammonds
 The Van Wagoners
 Camryn Telford
 The Geists
The Hamblins

 The Olsens
 The Palmers
 The Evans
 The Figaroas
 Aricka Carrol

 Grandma and Grandpa
 DeAnn Ward