Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hey everyone!

Here's the update!

I love my mission. The people here are so amazing and I love teaching them the restored gospel.  Day in and day out, eating, sleeping, breathing the gospel and constantly talking about it is one heck of a way to live two years!  It's the reason for the saying "the best two years."  It truly is.

We've set a marriage/baptismal date with Julio and Maria Melo!  August 13th!  They've agreed to prepare for that day and they couldn't be more excited!  They've come to church for the past 3 months and the papers are almost ready!

The NBA finals of the Cavs and the Warriors were this past week and we threw a party for game 6 at our Ward Mission Leader's house.  We had 6 potentials show up and two decided to take the lessons and one of them has a baptismal date!  Finding new ways to find new investigators is paying off!

This work is God's purpose.  I'm so grateful to be apart of it and it's changing so many lives one at a time!  So great!

Hope y'all have a good week!

Elder Frame

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016 (I should have thought of putting the date every week earlier.)

Hey everybody!

It's been a great week and I'm loving my mission more than ever!

Eduardo got baptized this week and he's now headed off to Oregon to work up there!  We're contacting missionaries up there to help him out with the new member lessons and to find the church!  He's so great!  A true convert!  We're working with so many great people it would take way too long to update you on all of them!  Just know that more baptisms to come, more converts to be converted, more sinners to repent!!

Just a small observation I've had here on my mission: hard work is the answer to any problem you have! (Except maybe being overworked...)  Anyways, I find that the harder I throw my efforts into the work, the happier I am and the more glorious I feel!  I'm willing to bet anything that it's the same with normal members of the church!  The work of salvation is worked on many different battlefronts! Even Utah, that "zion curtain," has missionary work to be done. The work of salvation doesn't just mean helping somebody get baptized!  Everyone on earth either has or needs to enter into the baptismal covenant.  We need to help those who have made it keep it and those who haven't made it, make it!  None of you can take a casual stance on the work of salvation. The Lord intends us to help each other. The way we do that is through the work of salvation.  Reach out!  Help someone around you!  Lift! Be the person emanating happiness, excitement, love, and concern!  Selfless instead of selfish!  Charitable!  A smile and a positive attitude goes a long way!

Anyways.  I hope you all are having just the time of your lives!  There's no better time than the present!!

Love y'all!

Elder Frame

Thanks for the shirt madi!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I'm Out of Clever Titles

California Fresno Mission=The Best Flipping Place Ever

Anyways, just thought I'd throw that out there for everyone to read.  It's good to get some solid truths in our hearts and souls.  Feel free to come check out the Central Valley anytime.  It may not appear it, but it's got SOUL!

Haha it's been another great week out here in the blessed Vineyard of the Lord and I'm loving being with Elder Flores.  We literally are just tearing it up together!  He's got a great personality, loves to run his mouth, and overall just loves being a missionary. It's contagious!  I love trainees!  They always come with such enthusiasm for the work!  Great stuff.

Eduardo Vielma will be baptized this Sunday!  He's committed to be baptized to prepare himself to baptize his aunt and uncle whom we are teaching also.  They have to get married so they'll have to wait a little bit....  He's so solid and loves learning with us and actively participates in classes in church!  What a stud!  So yes, the work continues.  We are working with so many other great people it's ridiculous!  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for updates on their baptisms and conversions!

Interesting tidbit of study I had this week:  Worship.  What is worship.  It's how we show our respect and devotion to God.  How do we as a church worship? You ever thought about that?  How do you personally worship God is another great topic of thought.  I've come to the conclusion through studies this week that worship is imitation.  Being a sports fan, following People's magazine, or movies, whatever, are all small forms of worship.  We want to be like them or have something we've seen from their.  We like how we feel when we read, watch, or listen to them.  The same goes for our worship with God.  When we truly worship Him, we imitate Him.  And since in John chapter 5 verse 19 states that "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do," we are following the Father by doing what The Son has shown us to do.  True worship is becoming like God through our daily actions.  If we truly worship God then we'll show it in how we live.  And since God is a jealous God, he asks us to worship Him over all other things. So anyways, hopefully that all makes sense.  It was a cool topic of study for me this week and hopefully it made y'all think a little.

Anyways, this work continues to roll on filling the whole earth and I'm immensely grateful to be able to be a part of it!

Elder Frame