Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wow! What a week!

            Hello from Tukwila, Washington!!  I have never heard of this city in Washington in my life, but this is now where my life is centered for the next 17 months. I can hardly believe I have been gone from my home for four weeks.
           Our Sundays are busy because we have Ward Council at 9:30 and then go pick up Less-Actives and bring them to church which starts at 11:00. Oh, how I love to see the smiles on the new people's faces as many in the ward stop and shake hands and visit with them. Then, when tears stream down their cheeks as they take the Sacrament for the first time in years...I truly feel My Savior's Love. Sister Carter and I have a plan to sing in the ward choir but for the past 2 weeks the leaders have not shown. Thanks so much for Bro. Stout and Sister Griggs for their committment and dedication. Then we usually visit another 2 or 3 people or families that we have not found home during the week.
             Monday is P-Day and we drove to Federal Way and had lunch with the other Senior Sisters, and started a fast for baptisms in our mission. We shopped, got me a new keyboard and washed and vacuumed the car. That night we went to FHE for the Singles. I Love being with this great group of 8-9 people, we watched the movie "Esther", it was excellent!!!
          Tuesday was District Meeting on Mercer Island at a church built by members. It is incredible to see the power and strength of these young men that serve as Assistants to the President. I stand amazed at what they do and know that they motivate as they bear Testimony of Jesus Christ and the truth of his work. These things are manifested very strongly when the entire district is fasting and the Spirit is with us to bear Testimony of Jesus Christ.
          President Larkin is an incredible man and can motivate and encourage in a most exceptional way and make one think we can do the impossible when it comes to  conversions and baptism. My heart and soul were taught this day and I knew I had power to teach of Christ and bring people to the waters of baptism.  The following day when we went to teach Charlie, the words we taught he accepted and understood and following a hour, we asked him about being baptized and he said yes! Wow!! What and incredible experience that I was an instrument in teaching someone about the Doctrine of Christ and that he follow what the Savior did and be baptized just as Jesus Christ did by someone with the Priesthood.
          Our week continued with teaching and visiting about 8-10 people each day. The Bishop gave us a list of people that were less active and needed to know if they still had the same address and see how they were...and we met with them and made a difference a few times!!!!
           I want you to know that I know the Gospel Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church restored in these Latter-days. I know we have a prophet on the earth today and I a so grateful for him. I love the missionary program and if you could rub shoulders with these might Elders and Sisters and see the work they are would be amazed and soooooo thankful.
          May God be with you and bless each of you this week.I love my family with all my heart and pray that their individual needs will be meet and that they will always be "Seekers of Truth".
Sister Frame

Monday, January 21, 2013

A light in the Fog

          Hello to All! The fog has been so extremely thick this past week it is amazing!!! And yes, I drive my little CRV in the rain, sunshine, and fog and I am learning more of the streets. I live in Tukwila, Washington....just south of Bellevue and the temple.
Bro. Sid Gilbert's grandson, Elder Gilbert is a District Leader in our Zone and is doing a very good job. Elder Allred is also a Zone Leader and is great! He is the grandson of Ronald Allred from Salina, Ut.
           The fog rolled in on Tues of this week and it was soooooo thick. We had an appointment at the church with the Elders and some investigators at 7. Not realizing the severity of the fog, we had called the Elders and told them we would stay and vacuum the foyer and the halls. On out way, both of us were a bit cocky and thought we could find our way to the church, even in the fog, totally forgetting "Sally" who is out GPS navigator. We decided we could do it, not even considering how we would get home. We worked at the church and waited till 8 and the Elders called and said it was too foggy. Really!! They and the investigators were not coming.
        We left the church alone, without 'Sally', on a dark, foggy night thinking we MIGHT be able to get home. It is about only 7 miles, I was so scared to drive on the freeway, thinking I might end up in California or who knows where else. After driving 1+ hours, we pulled off on a dark road and prayed that Heavenly Father would bring us home. Yes, we had been cocky and ill prepared without our GPS and we both knew we could not do this mission, or life, without the guidance of our Heavenly Father. Probably 15 minutes after our prayer we were on Southcenter Road and were in the road pulling into our gated community. NEVER have I been so afraid and I don't think I have felt the Need for Divine Intervention as much as I did on Jan 16, 2013!
               I KNOW Heavenly Father knows me, knows what I am doing and though he might be frustrated with my pride and lack of preparation, he will be with me and guide me. I am trying very, very hard to be extremely obedient to mission rules because Pres. Larkin says revelation about our work will not be withheld if we choose to be obedient..
          Saturday was a wonderful day. We went to 13 homes and found 8 people home and 5 not home. Sister Geddherrt was in a trailer court and we have spoke with her on the phone 4 times but she has been sick. Today we went to her trailer without calling. She is such a sweetheart with nothing. We asked her to come to church with us on Sunday. She said yes; wore white slacks and a sweater and just cried when she took the Sacrament, It has been over 4 years since she came to church. That is our calling to rescue the Less-Actve so that they can remember those things they once felt and loved about Jesus Christ. We are also teaching a non-member this Wed. and visiting another non-member on Tues. Please Keep Sister Carter and Sister Frame in your prayers.
           I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ with All my heart and so glad I can seek others to share it with. Thanks to all at home who have rubbed shoulders with me and helped me be a better person.  Make this a wonderful week for yourself!!!
                                        Love, Sister Frame

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

.Hello from the Washington, Seattle Mission!

               Monday is my P-Day but I had technical difficulties with my computer so this note was delayed. I love what I have been called to do in the Mission Field. We arrived last week, met with our Mission Pres, Pres. Larkin and our Bishop of the Seatac Ward and have not stopped running.
            This mission has a population of 3,000,000 people and our ward is the most diverse ward in the mission. Some of the languages spoken (and their dialects) are Indonesian, Mandarian, Chukes, Burmese, Russians, Yips, Muslims, Spanish and those from India, Sister Carter and myself have a goal to start English classes by the first part of February. If we can help these dear people learn to speak the language of their new country and The Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, they will be very blessed.
We have been asked to find and visit new move-ins and less active people. We have met a gentleman we will probably start teaching this week and last week we brought a less active couple to church. We are working with another Senior sister who has been less active. We attended Family Home Evening with the Seniors and love it.
      I met Brother Syd Gilbert's grandson who is a leader in my Zone. Such a fine young man!I love Jesus Christ and the incredible blessing of the Atonement. It is such an Honor and privilege to represent him in this world that needs peace and love and kindness and to be able to teach the importance of baptism and repentance.
             Thanks to all of you for you love and for being examples to me of love and kindness. You have taught me so much. May God be with each of you and bless you this coming week with the desire to be better and to seek to serve our Heavenly Father in a more committed manner.
Love to all!
Sister Frame

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I made it to Seattle!

I arrived in Seattle late last night with my four daughters.  We stayed with Tim and Jessi Beck, my niece, went to church and came home and had a GREAT meal cooked by Jessi.  I will meet the mission president Pres. Larkin tomorrow and spend part of my Pday with Sister Carter getting a few essentials for our apartment. So glad to be here...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Man Who Thinks He Can

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a person’s will-
It’s all in a state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can!

                             -Walter D. Wintle