Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ready, set, goal!

Hola familia y amigos!

This week was one based on goals. Which now after this week, I have realized every week, and every day should be based on. We always set goals, but for some reason this week we were absolutely determined to set a higher goal and accomplish it. Because we set such a high goal this week, we literally talked to EVERYONE. People getting in their cars, people on their bikes, we stopped anyone and everyone. And we were able to hear so many cool stories, make so many days, and feel the spirit and love of God for even more of His children! I know that as we set goals we are able to realize our full potential and be better instruments in the Lord's hands. He helps us accomplish the things we set out to do, and never leaves us alone. 

I challenge you all to see a goal and then work hard to accomplish it. Start with small things, and depend on the Lord and I know He will help. 

Anyways so yeah this week was great. It was hard because we didn't have a ton of lessons so we were outside a lot, and it was super hot and humid this week. And will only get worse haha. But as I said, it was a successful week and we saw a lot of blessings from setting goals and trying our best to accomplish them! 

We also were able to see Macaria and Carmen confirmed this week. :) It was so amazing. I absolutely love them both so much and am so grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary and see how much joy the gospel brings to so many people. 

We met two amazing new investigators this week, and are so excited to keep teaching them! They both have a lot of questions and are super eager and willing to learn. Please pray for Diana and Erik! 

Thank you all again for your love and support, and happy late fathers day! Haha

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Hermana Frank

Allison will be getting a new mission president and I saw this picture they posted on  the mission Facebook page.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Let go, and let God

Hello family and friends!

This week was so great! I will start off with the exciting news of two baptisms! We had both Macaria and Carmen get baptized this week! It was such a miracle and so exciting. Macaria had called us two days before her baptism saying she had to go to the hospital in an ambulance and was still feeling pretty awful. She was so prepared to be baptized though, and really wanted to have that opportunity. So Hermana Ramirez and I fasted and prayed and that morning Macaria came to church! She immediately got a priesthood blessing and then right after church she was baptized with Carmen. It was such a miracle. 

Honestly this week was a lot of crazy planning for the baptism and stressful moments, but seeing two people who I love so much being baptized made me so indescribably happy. Truly my joy was so full, and I was and am so grateful to be a missionary and help people feel of the happiness that this gospel brings me. 

This week we also had zone conference, which is always so uplifting and inspiring. We had a question and answer session with President Bennion, and one missionary asked what the hardest thing about the mission was, and President said that he had to learn to "let go, and let God." I thought about that a lot throughout the week and when things got stressful I had to realize that this is God's work. His work and His glory, His entire purpose, is for us to have joy. And sometimes we need to let Him guide us and carry us through the hard things so we can grow and develop and get better and find real happiness!

I am so grateful for this gospel, and for all of you and your support. Have a great week!

Hermana Frank 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Get the sunglasses

Hello family and friends!

I hope that you all had a great week this week!

Contrary to what the subject may say, this week was super rainy. We did a lot of walking through puddles, and getting drenched in the rain. But we did see the spirit a lot this week.

We had 3 investigators at church, Macaria, and Carmen and her daughter Diana. Macaria had her baptism interview to get baptized next week and man you should have seen her face when she walked out. She was glowing. You almost needed sunglasses to even look at her. It was so great! She was so so happy and you could tell.

Another cool experience was this week when we were tracting. We met some guy and then introduced him to the thought of having a modern day prophet. You should have seen his face light up. "That makes so much sense!" He said. 

I love being a missionary and sharing my testimony about things like that and seeing it change the lives of people. 

This weekend was a little rough, as I got some tough family news. But through a lot of fasting and prayer, I know that the Lord listens to us. He loves us and is waiting to answer our prayers we just need to ask. 

I hope you all have a great week, I am praying for you all so much!

Con amor,
Hermana Frank 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cold McDonalds

Macaria's birthday

Macaria's baby bunnies


This week was so full of amazing experiences, including cold McDonalds. Which was an awesome experience, regardless of how it may sound. It didn't necessarily taste the best, but was given with lots of love. Our investigator Macaria lives with two daughters, and while they are not interested in our message, they are so kind to us. They treat us like family, and the other day we were visiting Macaria and then we had to leave, but she called us back about 30 minutes later. Her daughter had brought home sandwiches and fries for us and wanted us to come eat because she loves eating with us and having a family dinner. I think she can feel of the spirit, and hopefully she will be interested one day. :) 

And great news with Macaria, she is on date to be baptized again! Last week, a family was baptized and after she said she wasn't scared anymore, and this week she told us she felt like she could do anything! She knows this church is true and loves reading in the bom, and is so prepared! Please continue to pray for her!

A truly spiritual experience this week was while visiting a less active member. She is going through a lot right now, and we basically just testified of God's love for her and how He is waiting for us, we just need to rely on Him. I could feel the spirit very strongly as I testified, and I could feel of God's love for her and for me. I know that He loves each one of us and wants us to be happy! We just need to turn to Him for peace and happiness and He is more than willing to give it to us.
At the end of the lesson, she prayed and the spirit filled the room. She asked if God loves her, and we all could feel that YES yes He did. And does. He loves each of us so much. I know that.

I hope that you all have a great week, and always remember how much God loves and cares for you. 

Thank you for all of your support and emails. You guys are the greatest!

Con amor,
Hermana Frank