Monday, December 30, 2013


   Christmas week was an eventful week! I loved being able to talk to all my family and even have the wonderful miss Madi white join in for the phone call. I feel like such an ancient missionary. Our mission is seriously the only mission that still calls home. Everyone else Skype's. But I guess thats good! I would of probably been a blubbering mess if I had saw everyone!
   On Christmas eve sister Shelley and I dragged our mattresses into the living room and slept with the Christmas lights on. One of our members got us some wonderful Christmas CD's, and if you really know me then you know that I love to dance. Sister Shelley doesnt like to dance, so I just danced around her all night to the Christmas music. The next morning we got to open presents and call home. It was hard hanging up. But I know that I will talk to all ya'll real soon!
   I went on exchange this week with a sister from across the river. It snowed like 2 feet that day. I loved it! the Snow up here is so light and powdery. the snow in Utah is all crunchy in gross. The weather has been awesome its only been like -7C So I am basically running around like a mad man!
   Yesterdays church was amazing. Sister Shelley and I walked in and the whole ward looked at us like we were the greatest thing ever and they all wanted to sit by us. I looked at sister Shelley and said "It looks like we are the most popular girls in school today" All the lessons were on being better member missionaries. So then after church everyone was telling us their plans to help us out! We were beaming after that Sunday service!
   Well here's my funny story for all of you. So as most of you all know I am the greatest cook in the world... false. I basically burn water the only thing I know how to cook is easy mac and ramen (I know my future family is going to starve. But that's what my moms for!). So after church we decided we wanted soup for dinner. We had some frozen homemade soup in a bag in our freezer from a recent convert. So Sister Shelley and I take it out of the bag and try breaking it into smaller pieces so we can fit it into a pot. it didn't work. So then we throw it into a frying pan. it just starts burning! So then I quickly grab the ziplock bag to get it out of the pan so we can just run some hot water on it. But the zip lock back touched the stove and melted all over it!! So then after our kitchen now looks like a dump we throw it into the slow cooker and we just ate toast for dinner. If it weren't for sister shelley I would probably starve. Or go and eat at the 1 fast food place we have in town everyday!
   Well I hope you all had a great Christmas week and I hope you all have a happy new year!!!!
Sister Neubert
PS I met my cousin Josh neuberts zone leader from his mission. So now hes met Elder Neubert and Sister Neubert!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hello from the north!

We had another wonderful week here in the lovely land of Canada. But of course the best part was all the snow we got! I love the snow now because that means its warm enough to snow. Sad, I know!
Well it was Transfer week this week and Sister Shelley and I though there was no way either of us would be transferred. So we just went on with our day like normal and they only call you if you are being transferred. As we finished dinner that night we get a call. its the AP's! we/i start freaking out and I'm running around saying "what do I do, what do I do" then sister Shelley says "well first, pick up the phone!" They start by staying "sister Shelley you are staying in Vanderhoof" So then we look at each other and I get all sad because that means I'm leaving :( But thankfully they told me that I was staying here as well and that sister Shelley was becoming the new District leader! I was so excited for her. It was crazy, shes only been out for 3 transfers and shes already a district leader. Shes going to do awesome! and I get to still be here little trainee, so no complaints coming from me!
Well we got to Fly down to transfer meeting this week since I finished my first transfer. We get down there and we roll off the plane with 20 layers, boots and coats. We looked like beastly women from the north! Who knew two 5'2" girls could look like such a strong force! We basically ran around down south like free women without all our thousands of layers. The meeting was wonderful. I got to see all the sisters that I was in the MTC with. We spent the day down in Vancouver trying to street contact. It was just so weird because in Vanderhoof there is like 2 people on the street on a good day. In the city we had no idea what we were doing! We went from being beastly women from the north to sad looking puppy dogs hahaha
The meeting was awesome, and then we had to bring everyone presents back to the north that are in our zone. So that was a joy. I love traveling. But suitcases will be the death of me!!!
Christmas sunday was great we had one of our investigator bring her daughter and her granddaughter. They were adorable and they made Sister Shelley and me sing in Sacrament meeting. One thing I didn't know about coming on a mission is they think all missionaries have great voices and make them want to sing all the time. Sister Shelley has a great voice. But I got some deep base coming out of my vocal cords. Whats a girl to do?!
Anyways have a great week everyone!
Merry Christmas, hopefully your is as white as mine!!!
sister Neubert

#1 Sister Ellgen got us matching headbands for our zone for Christmas.
#2 MTC sisters on the bottom and our trainers above us ;)



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Week 5!

I had a splendid week this week, it was full of Christmas cheer. To start things off Sister Shelley and I started teaching the cutest little family. They have a little baby and they mentioned they were from Burns lake. So of course I mention my friend Jace is from there.... yea she was Jaces ex-girlfriend... small world! But they invited us back so obviously Jace didn't ruin everything!

We decided we would go out and "find" (which is just a better word for tract) Fort Fraser. We met some super awesome people. A granny even gave us cookies for the road. Then we passed a dad and his son building something in there backyard. It was a hockey rink! all they have to do is fill it up with water and it freezes. Welcome to Canada, everyone love hockey! 

President Tillman came up to Vanderhoof to have some meetings with people and he even got to join in on one of our lessons. He is seriously the most inspiring man ever! He really knows what he is doing up here. He even told me that I act like a missionary that's already been serving for a year. Thats right, sister neubert is awesome! and humble don't forget that!

Then on Saturday we did a companionship exchange and I was senior companion. It was me and sister Settle, we were both in the MTC together. But I got to drive and make all the appointments and plan out the whole day. It was TERRIFYING! But hey, I am obviously writing this letter right now. So I survived! Maybe I should of done bad so that then they don't try to make me a trainer any time soon....

Well all in all it was a great week. I hope everyone is well and remember CTR!
Sister Neubert

pictures: we held this Christmas nativity thing at our church. and of course sister shelley and me like to dance! (I get it from my dad)


Monday, December 9, 2013

Week 4!

Week 4. Holy Cow its been a busy week!
Let me just start off by saying I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season and drinking lots of hot chocolate because me and sister Shelley are! This week Sister Shelley and I decided that we were sick of tracting the same streets everyday so we took off to the country. It was beautiful! everyone living in their cabins and they all have like 80,000 dogs. So of course I am in heaven! Sister Shelley doesnt like dogs so she makes me get out of the car first to first. Check if they are nice and second. have them come to my side of the car so she can get out! But if they have a pit bull or other scary kind of dogs we just back out of the driveway. haha
Well Vanderhoof is a hip hoppin place and they have this light parade every year in December. It was seriously like Disneyland to us! Our ward asked us to walk in the parade and pass out flyers and and they had Christmas music playing and oh man sister Shelley and I were simply skipping down the streets with a grin from ear to ear! Who would of thought it was -30 outside! Thank goodness I had on 2 jackets 1 coat 1 hat 2 hoods 2 pairs of gloves and probably 7 layers on my legs. Curse dresses!!!! It was a magical night! Thats when I love being in a small town, because we are the only missionaries in the whole mission that get to go to events like this!
Then sister Shelley I on Saturday went out to this small town in our area called Fort Fraser that hasn't been tracted in probably 7/8 months and no joke we had 5 new investigators in 1hr! "The field is white and ready to harvest" We left that place beaming! 
Its crazy adjusting to missionary life! Yesterday we went to visit a less active member and she was playing Home Alone in the background. If I could keep one eye on the member and one on the TV my dreams would of come true! I probably would of looked like a crazy person with eyes everywhere but thankfully Sister Shelley kept me in line and on our lesson! haha
Well I hope you all have a great week and are filled with Christmas cheer! remember all your blessing in your life and the real reason for this Christmas season!
Love Sister Neubert
pictures 1: ketchup chips. Hmm Canadians have it right!
#2 all bundled up!

Week 3!

Well week three. I have finally hit my 1 month mark of being out on a mission. It has been the hardest/ most amazing month of my life. I have never seen so many miracles and blessing. This is truly the lords work and we are just his instruments in bringing this work forward. 
I had the chance to go to Prince George this week for a companionship exchange. Holy cow it was like a metropolis of people!! they even had a Wal-Mart! that's when you know you've hit the big city. Sister Gibb and I met some crazy people, but I guess Prince George is the drug capital of BC so yea. Dont worry mom, we stayed in the safe areas! Sister Gibb is a super hard core missionary. We would run in-between the houses because she wanted to see as many people as possible! I'm not a lazy missionary. But when I have 20 layers on and huge boots on the last thing I want to do is run! I learned so much from her though.
So when I made my way back into my little logging town I was on a mission to find people. Sister Shelley and I found 8 new investigators this week! that's insane just incase you were wondering!! Our zone broke the record for new investigators last week with 60. But then this week we got like 90 something. So basically we are preaching up the ying yang in Canada!
Sister Shelley and I felt like the 2 worst Americans ever because we thought Thanksgiving was last week. Not until all the Canadians were telling us "Happy Thanksgiving" did we realize. So I hope you all had a great holiday!
Thankfully in was only around -1C all week. So we were basically running around naked outside.(NOT) but we only needed like 2 layers instead of 20. But this morning I woke up to -20 again. so we are back in the cold. We decorated our apartment with all these Christmas decorations a less active grandma gave us (she hasnt been to church in 4 years, but she loves us!). So now it looks like Santas workshop. Or an Elf threw up a ton of plaid! but hey that makes us feel right at home! If I had bare walls I would provably go insane!
Well I hope everyone has a great first week of December. and when you feel in the slightest bit cold think of me (its okay if you laugh a little, because even I laugh at myself!) then move forward with your day!
hug hug kiss kiss
Sister Neubert

Friday, November 29, 2013


Sister Neubert and her companion Sister Shelley! 

Their cute little apartment in the "heart break hotel" 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


She did send pictures and I will post those when I can! 
Subject: Week 2
Welcome to the Twilight Zone!
Vanderhoof is seriously the oddest town I have ever been to in my whole life. The people in the town are seriously never out and about, ever. But then they are never home. Where are they? Someday's Sister Shelly and I think that if we leave town that when we come back its going to be one big empty field and we will ask people where Vanderhoof went? and all they will say is "Whats Vanderhoof?" 
It must be the trees, albino Canadians and all the big dogs that make me feel like I am in the middle of the Twilight movies. Im just waiting for one to turn into a big wolf!
Well this week was a crazy week. Everyone would open their door 2" just to see who it was then slam it. Or they would rant on about how we dont believe in Jesus Christ..... I might just be crazy but doesn't our name tags same Jesus Christ's name on them??? hmm They must be right! 
Well Vanderhoof really wanted to show us a good time by dropping down to -20C all week. So that made for some fun tracting! I would just look over at Sister Shelly and ask if she could feel her face anymore eh? The answer was no.. haha Nothing that 4 pairs of socks and a face mask wont fix. It just worries me because everyone around here is still in light jackets and saying "just you wait for the cold to hit" Are they telling me the cold hasn't hit yet???? Well then I am in for a treat!!
Well this week was fun. We got to go out to the First Nation Reserves (with other members! dont worry mom!!) and teach a really nice lady. This place seriously has some of the nicest people. There are like 20 other religions in town and the preachers either like to argue or become like father Christmas and basically give his Christmas feast to you! 
Heres to another great week, CTR
sister neubert

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Oh Sweet Nibblets its COLD! (-11 degrees!)
( Before Leaving the MTC!) All going to Canada!
She has arrived.....

The coat she had to buy when she got there. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

She Has Arrived!

Oh how I love Canada!!
Well I loaded up from the MTC and eventually got to the airport. Luggage = so not worth it! I would rather wear the same thing everyday then lug all that around again! But I flew up to Vancouver and we went to a couple meetings at the mission home. Met our mission President. He seriously is such an amazing man. But we met with him all individually so he could decide where to send us, then we would find out the next day where we would all go. So in my meeting I mentioned my friend Jace is from Burns Lake in northern Canada. All the sudden President Tillman grabs my picture on the desk and slams it down and says "You are going to the north!" Then he started going on about how he has been waiting for me and eventually he wants me to open the area where my friend Jace is from and I was just the sister for the job. I was dumbstruck! So after that meeting I walked out to the other sisters in my group and they were talking about how they were so nervous about where he would send them tomorrow. But I knew where I was going. With the Moose and the Caribou!! I was SO excited!! 
After our 2 day conference my companion and I boarded a plane. Yea that's right A PLANE to fly to our area because its so far north. We landed in a complete blizzard and I was wearing Cheetah flats and a fancy rain jacket. The pilot looked back at me and said "Welcome to the North, you might need to go and buy a coat and some boots" So that's what we did!
After that we drove from Prince George to my lovely little logging and mill town called Vanderhoof. It is seriously the Canadian version of Preston Idaho. We went and did some tracting  and visited with some members. Saturday we went and helped out at a ward party. They were playing country music and we both tried not to listen to it. But it made it hard when they played Footloose and "She thinks my tractors sexy".... Yea... anyways hahaha
Sunday was amazing! we went over to Lyndas house to make sure she was coming to church. Thankfully she came. She walked in and sat next to us in sacrament meeting. Then the bishop stands up and says. We would like for our new sister missionary to come up and introduce herself and share her testimony. My heart dropped as I walked up. Then they asked me to pray in RS. Yea my companion said Im like the shiny new toy up here. After church we went tracting. Keep in mind its not joke -11C here right now. All the members said it gets to -40 so this is nothing. Oh sweet nibblets its cold here. But I have a big coat and boots. So all is well! 
Anyways we went tracting and had zero luck. But then we went to our last house and it was 2 Chinese teenagers opened the door. We explained who we were and they looked confused. So then we said " you know Jesus Christ, Bible?" One of the Chinese boys looks at the other and says (in Chinese accent) "You know what bible is??" Sister Shelly and I just gave them a card and left laughing! Also that night we were on some hills tracting and these 2 boys wip out some skis and said its faster to ski home then walk so then they took off down the mountain! Oh how I love this place and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I hope all is well at home. this gospel is SO true. CTR
Sister Neubert

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Last of the MTC

Well she is off! Emmaline went to Canada this past Wednesday and she couldn't be MORE excited. She is ready to share the gospel and is so excited to meet all these amazing people up North! Emmalines friend Jace is from Vancouver and he contacted her mission president there and told him to send her to the furthest (coldest) place NORTH as possible. haha So we cant wait to get an email telling us how she is doing and what she is up to. Below are her most recent letters from the MTC!
Sup Mia Familia,
Well "lyfe" at the MTC is still going strong. I figure I might as well tell you what I do from day to day. And because that what Dad asks me everyday!
Well I wake up at 6:30 am (that's right I am obedient) we thankfully have personal study till 7:30 so I get to get ready for an hour. Then we go to breakfast and then off to class for some more personal study for an hour and then companion/district study for a couple hours. then we have a teacher come in for 3-4 hours of class.
Back to class for another 4 hours. We usually will teach our pretend investigators once or twice a day. I cant believe how much I have learned here! I actually understand the Plan of Salvation, Christ gospel on the earth and the Restoration. Its like EFY on steroids!Oh and then we eat dinner and have gymn somewhere in there. The first week here the food made me super sick! But now its not so bad. All of my Elders in my district had their companions go to the doctor for the flu. It was nasty. The only ones in my whole district that haven't gotten sick were me and my companion.
I am sleeping like a baby every night. The second my head hits that pillow I am out for the count. We try to be in bed by 10:30. But sometimes its 11 (oh well I will survive.)
Well Ali no joke is 2 doors down from me and we talk all day long. I am going to miss the MTC just for the point of not being able to see Teal, Jace and Ali all the time. When I get to Canada I will really be all by myself. I am really excited to get to the airport! Maybe I will be able to find our friend Mike Card there!
Well sorry this letter is so stinking long. We are sitting in a 8hr class right now. So that basically sums up my life. I leave Wednesday and the crack of dawn. Tell Sophie I love her and good luck with all of her men. Maybe she will kiss someone while I am gone. Hopefully she doesn't follow my example with men and my social skills.....they were lacking. hahaha
Oh also tell Heath and Hannah hola. Tell Arland that his Auntie Umm loves him, and give him a big kiss for me. Also give Porter a love hug and kiss from me. Keep having Arland pretend play call me.
Love you all!
Sister Neubert
 (above) emmaline and ali
(above) emmaline and her companion
 Sister Holm had to go to the oral surgeon. So I had the awesome chance to break through the walls of the MTC to go with her! They even had music playing in the background. It was AWESOME!
 (above) Sunday walks at the temple. Its like the biggest feeling of freedom!

Emmaline and our neighbor Joe Morgan
November 6, 2013
What a week!!! The MTC is nothing like I thought it would be. I thought it was just a big sob fest for everyone that had never lived away from home. I thought I would be a wreck. But I have been totally fine! I love you Ma and Pa and I love getting things sent to me. You all should try sending me more DEAR ELDERS!!!! they seriously make a world of difference. 
Well we basically sit in class for 17hrs a day! I thought college was tiring! All I can say is thank goodness for not learning a language! I would die! I have NO idea how sister Bickmore (Teal) does it. I would go mentally insane! Its so tiring here. You have the spirit running through your emotions 24/7 and are supposed to be happy and perky all the time. This week has been the longest and yet the shortest week of my life. But I have never learned so much so fast ever. Its like trying to get a 4 year degree in one week. Its insane! I realized that I actually do know a lot about this gospel and I cant wait to share it! I leave for Canada on November 13th at like 12pm. So if Mike Card is working tell him to stop by and say hello. Thank you for the packages. When I got it I ran into Teal so I gave some to her district to have a happy Halloween. Then we had a party also! I see Teal almost everyday and Jace every couple days. I know about 10 people here right now. I am probably the most popular girl on campus ;) who knew I was darn amazing ;) 
We have been teaching pretend investigators and my companion and I rock the socks off of all of them! Its weird to adjusting to missionary life but worth every second! Getting more then 4hrs of sleep at night is the greatest thing off my life! 
I love you all and I have never been more happy in my life! (except for playing with my 2 little love muffin nephews) All of my companions are jealous at how I get packages with everything awesome in them! I love you all! CTR
Sister Neubert

Monday, November 4, 2013



The envelope arrived looking like this:

Neubert Fam
Lehi, UT. 84043
I love that she put that in the return address...(So Emmaline). Any way here is her letter from today!
Dearest Family,
Say WHAT? I am writing you a letter in class....SO MUCH STUDYING! Its seriously like 3 hr blocks of studying like 4 times a day. The gym time is amazing. I finally got gym yesterday and I was allowed to be alone on the track so I just took off and sprinted a mile really fast! Yea it felt great. Then we played a NON-CONTACT basketball game with the elders. So it was basically amazing to finally be physically fit.
I am still loving it here. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Its amazing how much I have learned in even just a few days. I feel like I actually know so much more about this gospel now and I cant wait to know more! We started to teach fake investigators and the first lesson we just taught about the intro to the Book of Mormon and basically ROCKED it! Even our teacher said great job! But the second lesson we threw so much doctrine at her it was as if we wanted to baptize her was not so great haha. But hey live and learn.
Well I have seen literally everyone I know Teal, Jace, Joe, Brian, Sophies friend, Kelsey that I work with at Urban Wear. I love this place. Please write me a dear elder and letters. I LOVE THEM! Also thanks for the Halloween package and I split it with Teal and her district. Teal keeps finding everywhere in the MTC. Give the boys a hug and a big smooch from Auntie Emm!

Love, Sister Emmaline Neubert!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

First Letter


Dearest Family <3 <3 <3

Well I have survived day 1! This place is actually amazing. When I first arrived Teal and Jace had me running around everywhere. Teal finally brought me to my class and they had already left to a meeting. So of course I walk in half way through a giant group of missionaries meeting together. Thankfully though, I found my companion. Her name is Sister Dexter. She is 30 years old and was in the Navy. She has a degree in criminal justice. She was also inactive for 10 years, but came back to the church like 2 years ago. She has also traveled the world! So basically we get along like crazy! I love the girls I am in a district with. We just joke around and laugh alot. The elders in our district are all going to Colorado North mission, they are all a little strange....  So thankfully there is no attraction there! Haha Its insane how much I have even learned in one day. There is no other place I would rather be! Alright off to bed, nighty night! Sister Emmaline Neubert
Ps. Everyone here is seriously so nice! This morning I was in the shower and sneezed and 2 people said bless you! .... Crazy Town.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Well she is off! Sister Neubert reported to the MTC on October 30, 2013. She has been waiting for this day since she received her call to serve a mission on June 5th 2013.When she surprised her parents that she would be serving a mission! It could not be more true that this mission is a perfect fit for her. She is so excited to serve the people of Vancouver! As she arrived at the MTC today she was greeted by two of her greatest friends, Teal and Jace. We are just so excited for her and cannot wait to hear about all of her adventures. This is Hannah (Emmalines sister) and I will be keeping this blog for her so that everyone can hear from her as well!