Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hello everyone!!

This week was so great! Sooooooo many things happened! 

First, we had a huge party called fiesta de las naciones and all week everyone was getting ready and preparing for it and boy was it a lot of work. Everyone prepared traditional decorations and dishes frommtheir country and there were representatives from Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Uruguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, chile and maybe a few others. It was super cool to be able to participate and see little bits of their cultures and how they are so passionate about it! And everyone did traditional dances and it was so fun! I love being able to serve these people and get to know so many different cultures! God loves all of His children so much! 

Then, the most interesting and memorable part was on Saturday when we got the call that 36 sister missionaries that had been evacuated from Puerto Rico were arriving to our mission and we needed to have beds and food ready for them! It was a crazy day! Initially they were going to arrive at 6:30pm and so we dropped all out other plans and  drove all the way to the mission home to get everything ready, then we waited, and waited... Eventually all the relief society sisters left and we had to keep waiting, and made all their beds and stuff, and then they arrived around 12:45am... We were informed that they had been living in the mission home in PR (Puerto Rico) for a few days and had very limited water and almost no food. So we didn't quite know what to expect when they got there, but as they started to come in we had wonderful reunions and even though we had never met before became fast friends. They had the look of people who had been through a whole lot but they were also smiling. It was incredible. So despite the lateness of the hour we served them all spaghetti dinners and sat and chatted for a little while and got them settled in. Then, as everything calmed down we all knelt in a prayer of gratitude together. One of the sisters from PR said the prayer in Spanish and the spirit was so strong there with us. While the prayer was being offered there were a few sniffles that soon turned into sobs as the weight of everything that had happened settled onto all of them and all of us. It was truly a humbling but sweet experience. These sweet sisters had been through so much, but they chose to be glad for the blessings that they had seen despite the tragedy they had experienced. They all showered and went to bed and we went home and finally went to sleep around 3. The next day we still got up at 6:30 and felt tired but probably not
as tired as they were.  Most of them headed off on flights to their newly assigned missions in the morning with just an hour or two of sleep. On Sunday we had church normally and then later we got a call that the three sisters who had stayed wanted to go out tracting, American style. The best part was that these sister didn't speak any English haha. So we took them out and showed them how it was done for a few hours. They loved it, and so did we. Then we had to help the mission president translate for them so we didn't get home until around 11 last night. We were beat.

Seriously though, this week was so amazing and it was so humbling to serve and get to know so many people. The sisters that came were all such great examples of people who faithfully endure trials. With all that is going on in the world, it is so important to remember who is in charge, and that the Lord has a greater plan for us all. 

D&C 123:17
"Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed."

Love you all! Have a great week!
Hermana Frank

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sorry, I've lost my creativity

Sorry everyone, I have given up trying to think of creative subject titles...

But this week was great! We had a lot of success finding new people to teach, and reaching our goals. One cool experience this week was when we were tracting in a trailer park and came across a family cooking and they offered us tacos! Haha I absolutely love the Hispanic culture and how willing they are to share! We are able to share a scripture with them, and they want us to come back! 

This week we also had success working with members to plan a wedding for our investigators! It will be in October and we are all so excited! The investigators are named Alejandro and Evelin, and they have three little boys. They are such a sweet family, and we cannot wait to help them to get baptized so one day they can be sealed together for eternity!

Not much happened this week besides the usual knocking doors, talking to literally everyone, and eating lots of really good food. I love being a missionary and I'm so grateful for all y'all and your support. 

Love you all! Have a great week!
Hermana Frank



Monday, September 11, 2017

Goin on month 8

Hello everyone!!

This week was fantastic! We had the opportunity to teach a family and they are now all new investigators! We talked about how we can grow closer together as a family through learning and applying the teachings of Jesus Christ. I know that families are so important, and I am so grateful for my wonderful family and their examples to me. 

It has also been crazy this week because everyone has been preparing for the hurricane, and a lot of people have come up from Florida. All the water, flashlights, and most of the bread is gone. We are definitely praying lots for all the people that have been affected, and are grateful that people have been able to come here! 

This week we went to the park, and with chalk wrote the scripture Romans 8:28,
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God"
A lot of people really loved it, and were really grateful that we were sharing that message. Especially during these times, it is important to remember that God loves us so much, and if we love and have trust in Him, everything will work out.

I hope you all have  a great week! Thanks for all your emails, love, and support. 
Hermana Frank
A service project we did with the elders in the zone. We packed boxes and stuff
for the people in Florida and others

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Labor Day

Hello everyone!!

I hope y'all had a fantastic labor day! We have our pday today because we spent yesterday working hard, and we actually had lots of success yesterday! In the morning we contacted in the park, and it was so fun talking to people and sharing our beliefs with families and planting seeds so they can understand that families are eternal!

This week we had the opportunity to go serve at this place called hi hope. It is a place where special needs adults go and we get to play games with them and spend time with them. It was so fun to feel of their sweet spirits, and a testimony to me that God loves us all so much!

We also had a great lesson with the Pazol family, who are on date to be baptized in October. We read in the Book of Mormon and talked about how we can not only read these cool stories, but we can apply it to our everyday lives! I have a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon and I know it can change lives. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share it with everyone and help them realize what a blessing it can be in their lives as well.

Also we had exchanges with the sisters in Collins hill. I went to their area, and had a lot of fun being an English sister for a day! I am so blessed to work in such an amazing zone with such wonderful sisters, they are such great examples to me!

Thank you all so much for your emails, love, and support. Never forget how much God loves you! Have a fantastic week!

Hermana Frank

The cutest hermana ever that is moving back to Columbia :(
Some of the ladies in our branch
Chalk at the park with the sisters
                  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hello everyone!!

This week was super great, we had zone conference, found new investigators, and to top it all off we got to sing and spend time with the kids in nursery. :)

At zone conference we talked about family history and how we can involve that in missionary work. It is super fun and really the work is all the same. I encourage everyone to just get on and learn more about who they are related to. It is so fun! 

We also were able to have a really cool lesson with a new investigator who really wants to change his life around. It is so amazing how the gospel can change lives and help us reach our potential God has in mind for us. I know that God loves us and He gives us this gospel so that we can learn and grow and become better. I love sharing that knowledge with people!

And yes, this week we were able to sing with the kids in nursery because there were not enough sisters to help. It was so fun and made me miss all my little cousins! 

I hope you all have a great week! 
Thanks so much for all your love and support. :)

Hermana Frank 

We helped a member paint her friends kitchen haha
And this is where we tract. The driveways are insanely long.
 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Blessings


A deer that a family has as a pet haha. Then there's all the district leaders, zone leaders, and President Marsh and Elder Costa of the 70 for MLC (Mission Leader Conference), Some lady gave us tacos while we were tracking  I love Hispanics. We found a cute stray dog named jj. We both wanted to keep him.

Hello everyone!

I hope y'all had a fantastic week! This week was so great here in Georgia, and although we had some downfalls it was ultimately very successful!

One thing that has really stuck out to me this week was how important it is to trust that the Lord will help you reach your goals. This week we started off by getting two new investigators that we were really excited about. We had set a goal to get three, and by Saturday evening around 7 we still only had two. We decided to say a prayer and follow the spirit, and we started knocking this street we felt good about. The very last door we knocked, a lady opened and let us right in. She is going through a very hard spot in her life, and was excited for us to teach her family. We taught her and her oldest son Jonathan, and are so excited to continue teaching them! The Lord will bless us when we set worthy goals. 

We also had MLC this week, where we learned about how and why we should include talking about peoples families more when we meet them! We have such a unique and powerful message that we need to share with everyone. We know that God has a plan for us, and through this plan we can live with our families with eternity! I have loved talking more with people this week about their families and sharing the knowledge I have about the Plan of Salvation with everyone.

I hope that you all have a good week, thanks so much for all your emails and support!

Hermana Frank 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Me voy a Riverside!!


They're blurry some of them but these are pictures with some of the greatest people I love so much!


Hello family and friends!
Yes, I am getting transferred which was a huge surprise. Hermana Ramirez left for Mexico this morning and I am going to Riverside and was called to be an stl (sister training leader) there. I could not be more excited but also nervous for this amazing opportunity! If anyone has any advice let me know. :)
This week was great, and I have loved the time I have spent here in Cumorah and with Hermana Ramirez. I have learned so much! 
Last Monday we had the opportunity to do family home evening with the cutest family ever and it was so much fun. It made me appreciate my family and it made me so happy because I know that through the Plan of Salvation eternal families are possible!
I love this gospel and the hope and happiness it brings, and I can't wait to have more adventures and get to know more people in riverside. I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!
Hermana Frank