Monday, April 25, 2016

Thoughts of Elder Frame Right Now

Hey everybody!

It's been a great week!  Always is and always will be!  I hope it's the same for you all!  Attitude right!?

So this past week we've been working like mad and finding those who are prepared and doing our very best to bring everybody we see to Christ.  The reactions to us as always are far wide and in between.  So crazy the different paths of life that we all walk in this life.

Elder Matienzo is still a super good companion! He really just wants to learn English.  Haha we had a great conversation the other day about how to say can and can't.  There are no abbreviated words in Spanish so he thought that can't was just another way to say can.  That turned out to be interesting a couple times during our lessons this week.  I never caught it before because he generally got it right and I just assumed that he knew.  But anyways he told our investigator that they couldn't come to church on Sunday.  They then asked why and he said, confused thinking they were talking about the temple, "well, you have to be baptized first."  So yeah, it was funny.  They were cool about it, but it was funny when they didn't come on Sunday.  He told me that he ruined them for us and that they'll never talk to us again because of him.  Haha we'll meet with them on Wednesday to find out what happened.  He's got a super loving heart.  I'm learning a lot from him.

Anyways.  I love missionary work. I'm more concentrated on the work than I have been so far on my mission. Not because I was less focused before, but because the more I learn, the more knowledge I have to impart and the more I am able to help others into the work.  Agency is still there for everyone I talk to, but that doesn't mean I can't get as much spiritual power and persuasion behind my words as possible!  If any of you are thinking about a mission, I tell you again.  YOU GOTTA GO.  God will provide.  You will never regret it.  You will learn so much about yourself, the gospel, Jesus Christ, the world, God.  Everything.  It's the best experience I have ever had.  I LOVE IT!

So yeah.  I love God.  I know he loves me.  I know he loves you.  Go and affect somebody for good wherever you are right now.  Random ending, pero ni modo.

Elder Frame

Monday, April 18, 2016

Spiritual Splurge

It's been a great week out here in Kerman California!

I think I start just about every letter like that but it's true!

I'm just going to jump into it.  I have a lot of things I've been studying on my mind lately so hopefully this all will make sense to y'all!

No matter where we are in our path of discipleship Jesus Christ is there to urge us forward. We could be going backwards, flat lining, or forward on our path but his call is the same to each and every one of us: 

"25 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.  
26 And now for a man to take up his cross, is to deny himself all ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and keep my commandments."

We all need to take up our crosses and follow him.  Just as he defined "taking up our cross," we are to follow Him and keep our covenants that we have made with Him.  We need to lose ourselves in His will.  Do what He wants us to do.  We know what he wants us to do through revelation.  If you are not a clean conduit, revelation is harder to receive.  Over all, God just wants us to come and live in His presence again in a glorified, exalted state as forever families.  Taking up our cross is how it is done.  D. Todd Christofferson wrote an amazing article in last months Ensign about this and to end I want to share a quote from it:

"A thoughtful professor offered this insight: 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, God’s work in your life is bigger than the story you’d like that life to tell. His life is bigger than your plans, goals, or fears. To save your life, you’ll have to lay down your stories and, minute by minute, day by day, give your life back to him.'"

So we need to "take up our crosses" and follow him and I promise that you will become who God intends you to be.  Something so much more than we could ever imagine.

Sorry for the abrupt ending.  I'm out of time!  Hopefully this helped one of y'all in some way!

Elder Frame

Monday, April 11, 2016

Great Week!

It's been another great week here in Kerman California!

We've got some great people coming up to be baptized!

CJ: He's the Kerman High School football running back.  He is surprisingly spiritual and reads the book of mormon every day.  It's been so fun to teach him because he just soaks in everything that we teach.  He's really searching for some spiritual answers in his life.

Elian: He's CJ's best friend and started taking the lessons because CJ told him about us.  He acts really thuggy but in reality he's starving just as much as CJ is because he gets really serious and quiet in our lessons!

They both have dates to be baptized on the 24th of April.  It's going to be such a great day.......

So great to be a missionary!  I'm sorry, but I just wasted my emailing time on the phone with an investigator haha.  I gotta write this letter first next time.

Until next time!

Elder Frame


My companion and I and then all the boyz we play ball with every week to find new investigators.  All of them in the picture are non-members except for my companion and one of them.  Crazy awesome right!

Monday, April 4, 2016