Thursday, December 14, 2017

you guys. it SNOWED. in GEORGIA


Yup. It's true. IT SNOWED HERE!! It was the best day EVER I absolutely loved it!
(I'll add some pics so y'all can see the pure joy I felt)

This week all in all has just been so great. One miracle we had was on Sunday we had stake conference, and the members that were going to give a ride to an investigator we had invited cancelled at the last minute. The investigator (whom I love so so much) wanted to go so badly, that she called another member and found a ride! It was such a miracle that she had the faith and courage to call someone else and we were so excited she was able to come. She loved stake conference and felt the spirit and we are so excited to keep working with her! Yay!

We also were able to go to the temple in Tuesday, and that was amazing. I know that the temple is the house of the Lord, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to feel of His love and spirit there. 

There were a lot of other miracles that happened throughout the week, and I am so grateful to be a missionary especially during this season! Last night we went Christmas caroling and people LOVED it. I'm so grateful for this season and for the opportunity to help people come closer to Christ each day as a missionary.

I love you all lots! Have a great week!
Hermana Frank 


Ps if y'all wanna write me a cute Christmas letter or send me your cute Christmas cards I would not be upset one bit.

1150 Cole Dr SW
Lilburn, GA 30047 USA

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

#LighttheWorld

Hello everyone!!

Well this week has been great! One of the highlights, was we had the opportunity to take part in the Book of Mormon experiment. We went to a college campus and asked people to just read one page and highlight anything they saw about God, Jesus Christ, or anything that they liked. It was so so amazing, one girl told me, "wow, I really like it! It makes me feel some sort of way!" I was able to testify that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and helps us learn more about Him and becoming closer to Him. I was able to teach another lady about the Restoration of the gospel when she said she had been feeling lost spiritually. It was such a great experience, and we talked to so many more people and got so many phone numbers so that we can give them free copies of the Book that changes lives!

We also had MLC and zone conference with Elder and Sister Clayton of the 70! It was so spiritually fulfilling and I learned so much! My companion and I were so hyped to work, and found so many potentials and solid news this week! We saw lots of miracles, and I know that the Lord is guiding us every day. 

Tomorrow we have the opportunity to go to the temple for the first time in 7 months, and I cannot wait! I love going to the temple and feeling of the spirit that is there. It truly is the Lord's house.

I love you all so much, have a fantastic week!
Hermana Frank 

Also, don't forget to Light the World this holiday season!!

Friday, December 1, 2017

November 27, 2017


Georgia is so pretty!

Hey everyone! Happy late thanksgiving! I hope that everyone was able to eat lots of turkey and think of all the many blessings God has given us!

This week, again, was so amazing. Nothing too out of the ordinary happened, but it was another week of serving others and helping people come closer to Jesus Christ. I love this work!

One thing I really have noticed this week is how much God loves all of His children. He truly places us in the paths of others and others in our paths to bless and help us along this journey. He has given me so many blessings, and I am so grateful for all of them. My family, friends, the opportunity to serve a mission, and many more. 

Thanksgiving was fabulous, and so was black Friday, as we were able to go to the mall to talk to lots and lots of people. It was a blast. 

I love this work and I love all of you!! Have a good week!
Hermana Frank 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

November 20, 2017



Hello everyone!!

This week was super fantastic, and lots of fun. :)

First, we have been teaching a woman named Magaly, and she is so awesome. She comes to church every week, and loves the members and us so much. We are trying to help her now gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon, and she has been so sincere. This last lesson we had, she really opened up to us, and the spirit was so strong as we testified. She has so much faith, and I love her so much!

Another exciting thing this week, was Sunday night, it was so so cold and dark, and honestly, neither of us really wanted to be tracting. But the best way to get over that, is to just do it. So of course we went tracting :) We ended up finding 5 new investigators in under an hour, 2 little families. They are all really interested, and we are super excited to see how they progress!

Anyways, this week I have been thinking a lot about how blessed I am to have this opportunity and all of you and your support. Love you all! Have a good week!

Hermana Frank


 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 13, 2017

Hello everyone!

Sorry I don't have much time, but this week was one for the books! We saw a lot of miracles and a lot of progress this week.

One cool thing that happened, was at church we had someone we had invited to church about 3 weeks ago show up! It was so cool! He has family that are members, and had been to the church before win Peru and decided to come visit us! It was such an amazing miracle that he decided to come!

We also felt prompted on Sunday night to visit a former investigator. We went to her house, and her husband was outside! He let us right in, and so we taught them and got a return appointment! 

I know that God is directing His work and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be an instrument in His hands. I love you all, have a good week!
Hermana Frank  

Me and sister Mafi!
Some cute little girls put on our tags and took our bags because they wanted to be missionaries.
We went to an escape room today haha.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

November 6, 2017


Hello everyone!!

This week was fantastic here in Riverside. My new companion is Sister Mafi. She is from California and is the greatest! She took Spanish in high school, so already knows a ton and is teaching me lots! I'm super excited to be companions with her and I know this transfer is going to be great.

We had the opportunity to teach a man named Carlos this week, who has been searching for the truth for a long time. He was so excited to read the Book of Mormon and was so excited when we gave him his own copy. We can't wait for him and hope that he continues to progress!

We also were able to teach a woman named Magalita this week and read in the Book of Mormon with her. She is coming to church, and really loves the hymns. 

I really have grown to love the people we meet and teach here in Georgia so much. I love my mission and I love all of you! Thanks for all your support. Have a good week!
   Hermana Frank


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Round 2!



The zone, with a  couple elders cropped in because they weren't there haha.
Hola a todos!

This week was full of fun activities, loving this work (even in the freezing 30 degree weather), and a few surprising phone calls.

First, we had our trunk or treat with the Spanish branch and English ward! We had quite a few nonmembers there so we were super excited. It was a great turnout! 

And yes, this week was so so cold. So many people told us to get inside while we were out knocking doors, but yet wouldn't let us into their house to get warm..🤔 haha but it was so fun, and we had a great time still while we were knocking doors and talking to people.

One cool thing this week was that we were going to visit an investigator but our team up fell through. And because of the rules, we could go inside his house. Since it was freezing, we ended up going home and doing a lesson over the phone. The spirit was so strong as he asked questions and we testifies, and he said he could feel the spirit. It was such a cool experience, and it goes to show that God loves all of His children and gives us technology to hasten this work. I'm so grateful for Him!

A crazy thing this week, was on Sunday we got to teach primary, the lesson for the adults about how to include visitors in church and use Facebook to hasten the work, and then my companion and I each spoke in sacrament meeting. The poor members heard from us literally all day haha. But it turned out really well, I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share my testimony and try to strengthen and help the members here.

As for the phone calls, I got the crazy news that I'm training again! I can't wait! And my companion got the call that she is going to the biggest area in the mission  with an English sister! Lots of super exciting stuff going on here in the GANM. (Georgia atlanta north mission)

I love you all, thanks for you support!
Hermana Frank

In the blue dress she is a member that always feeds us haha and the other one is
an investigator named margarita.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October 23, 2017

 


Hey everyone!

This week was a good one, as usual. Nothing too out of the ordinary happened, just a lot of tender mercies, talking to random people, and knocking doors. Ya know, the usual.

One of the highlights this week was on Thursday we went to volunteer at this thrift store and I got to see the sweetest person ever. She is an older lady who works there, and when we were organizing clothes she saw me looking at a dress so she bought it for me! She is seriously the cutest and a tender mercy for me. I know God is watching out for us and sends us people to serve and help us. I'm so grateful for her, we are buds. :)

We also were able to go to a super cool birthday party for a member of our branch who was turning 5. It was cars themed, and so adorable. While there we were also able to meet a lot of friends and family who weren't members and get to know them. They weren't all from our area, but hopefully when they see missionaries in their area they will remember us and let them in!

We also had the opportunity to meet with an investigator and talk to her about the Book of Mormon. Her name is Margarita and she is so willing to learn. She has so many questions and is such a sincere, sweet lady. I'm so grateful for the Book of Mormon and the opportunity to bear testimony of it as a missionary. 

I love you all, have a good week!
Hermana Frank

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Santa came early!!


Hello family and friends!

This week was super exciting, as we received the news that we are now allowed to use Facebook to proselyte and we also received smartphones! One of the assistants to the president dressed up as Santa and brought around all our new phones, it was pretty funny haha.

But seriously we are so excited for this new technology and these new opportunities and it is so amazing to see how this work is hastening! 

I am so grateful for this gospel and the opportunity to share it. I know that it has blessed my life so much, and has helped me become the person I am today. I know that we all have so much potential as God's children, and that He loves us so much. 

I'm so grateful for all of you and all of your support! For all of you who have stuck around this long and keep reading my emails, shout out to yall! You're halfway there! ;) haha 

Hermana Frank 

October 9, 2017

Some kittens were following us haha

We were scooping ice cream at an ice cream place :)

Hello everyone!!

I hope y'all had a fantastic week! Here in Georgia we definitely had lots of fun and adventures this week. 

We got the news that we will be able to begin using Facebook this Friday! I am super excited to be able to use this technology in proselyting! We are looking forward to seeing how it accelerates the work here. I will keep y'all updated. :)

One fun thing this week was that we were able to go on exchanges with some of the sisters in our zone. I always learn so much from exchanges, and this exchange was no exception! It was really cool as we spent the day learning from each other, and since I went with Sister Gifford who has been out for a while, I learned a lot of cool ideas! One of our favorite things to talk to people about is family history. It has been a big focus on our mission, and it is so fun to get to know people and help them get to know their family. 

Thanks everyone for all your love and support, I hope that you have a wonderful week!

Hermana Frank 

October 2, 2017

Hello everyone!

I hope y'all had a fantastic week! This weekend was so wonderful because we were able to watch general conference! I received so many answers to my personal questions and prayers and I know that God truly calls prophets and apostles to bless us in our days! If you weren't able to watch it, I challenge you all to get on lds.org and read or watch the talks. Listening and heeding to the counsel given to us from modern prophets and apostles can bless our lives so much.

This week was also great because we had a small zone meeting and talked about how we can use family history work to talk to more people. We know that the message we share is so important to families not only the family we have here, but also the family that has passed on. It was so fun helping people we met discover more about their genealogy and help them set up accounts on familysearch.org

I love this work and am so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary. I hope you all have a great week!
Hermana Frank

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