Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February '10 Week 4

and India
So yes Vizag is above Rajahmundry, this is where I would sometimes go to Zone Conference, its really beautiful here, there are some "mountains" here, and its also right next to the Ocean, My area doesn't go to the beach, but My district leaders does, so I am lucky to go and Check that out, I will probably go today.
Holy Cow, thats a freaking sweet car, I am excited to check that out when I get home!!
So to answer Grandma, I didnt Eat much, and if I did it was Chapathi's, Rice, or Raggi Ball, and LOTS of Veg curry, By the end I was eating plain Peanut butter for Protein, and I was lucky to get that, I had to buy it Banglaore, or have my District leader bring it, I was pretty happy about the change of food, I had a Grilled chicken sandwich yesterday that was absolutely AMAZING!! and it wasn't even all that big, but it was still Tasty. (my mouth is watering about your soup)
Oh man I wish it was 40 degrees here, I am dieing from the heat and Humidity, and sweating my guts out is just so much fun. I just love it when I come home and I can wring out my tie and sweat drips out like a wet wash rag.
Something fun though I am starting to go running with my new companion, and I can defenitly tell that I havent been running in a LONG time. but I am excited because I feel really grate.
Well not to much to tell this week, but I am really so happy to be here in Vizag, its such a grate branch, and the Energy here is awesome, I love it so much, I am so excited to be able to be in a new branch, and just learn how to use a branch that is so in love with Missionary work.
Its been so grate to learn in KGF, and now I am so happy to learn about a city the missionary work is the same, but its faster here, sometimes, but I love every minuet of it. and espically my new Companion, hes grate, he is from Dehli and he is almost more American than I am its pretty funny. His name is Elder Lohat, He is awesome.
Well I want you all to know that I am so happy to be here, and I am so grateful to be doing the lords work, I love you all, I know that this is the lords true and living church, and I am so grateful that he sent his son Jesus Christ to Atone for us, I know that he did that so that we could learn and live the gospel, I Know that the book of Mormon is the word of god, and that it was truly written for us in these latter days. I Know that the Prophet Joseph smith Truly did translate those ancient records, I know that He was called of god to restore he gospel.
I know that Thomas S. Monson is the true and Living Prophet.
I love you all
Elder Colton Frederick

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February '10 Week 3

Well life is good here in good old India, Mom THANKS FOR THE PACKAGE!!!!
I loved it, I actually got it on Thursday last week, so you know how it is.
So I have some news for you all, I'AM LEAVING KGF!!!! I will be flying to VISACK!! I will be in the second branch there, SO I am pretty excited, but sad to leave good ol' KGF.
Oh man, Matt and Molly Congrats!! that's Awesome I am so happy for you guys, it will be sweet to come and meet more members of the family!!
Thats funny about Christian, she sounds like quite the little rascle ;) J/k man I miss all of you guys, it sounds like things are just crusing along at home. By the way what kind of Car did Matt and Molly get??? I didnt even know that they bought one. thats great!!
Mom, you had better be careful about your shoulder, no more dancing with that guy. I dont want you hurt.
Oh man, Scouting on the district level, thats going to be wierd, But I would love to do it, I hope that can happen, I miss it tons, espically just being out there and being at camp, I miss it. oh well, just going to have to wait and see what happens when I get home.
Well not to much has been going on around here in KGF the only thing is my transfer, I will be leaving on friday. I got the call last friday, I was sitting there planning in the dark ( as usual latley) and all of a sudden My companion gets a phone call and starts to talk to our assistant, and says " yah hold on a sec, hes right here" he hands me the phone and I answer, and Elder Mehan says "hey Elder Frederick, I have some news for you" I said " Let me guess" and he said " I have to 'Kick you out' of KGF" I knew it was coming, but my heart kind of droped for a minuete. Any way he said, " So I am sending you to Visack second Branch."
I was happy for the call, but I was pretty sad about it too, I have spent a long time here, and had a lot of learning experiences, but I am also way excited because I will be in a city and there will be FOOD!! Thank the lord!! I am pretty happy though, I liked visack when I was there for Zone confrence, So iam pretty happy.
Well just want you to all know that I love you so much, and I am glad to hear that life is still going great, I know that the lord is watching over you all, and I am praying for you as well.
I know that this church is the lords church on the earth, and I am so glad that the lord has chosen us to come into this world at this time and in this Generation, I Know that my savior lives, and that he truly atoned for our sins, I also know that through him we are able to reach our father in heavens Kingdom again. I know that the Book of Mormon is the lords word, and that it was truly written for us in this day and age. I know that the prophet Joseph Smith was a true Prophet, and that he was truly called of god to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ on this earth. I know that all of his successors where all selected by God, and that Thomas S. Monson is the lords Chosen Prophet today. I know that the lord truly does do things by small and simle means, but I know that through them great things are truly brought to pass.
I love you all,
Elder Colton James Frederick

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February '10 Week 2

Hello Family!!
Well I have some interesting news, I now have a new Email Address which is made by the church, its the church is starting to do a new website for us because the other one was JUNK!!
well life here is pretty good, I am loving life as always, I have been pretty happy, we got Vicky Confirmed on sunday, and we are just excited for him, he will be receiving a calling this next sunday! we are pretty happy for him. Vicky is a great Kid, he is more American than most people think or wish they where, he likes to listen to English music, and he plays video games, and he has a skateboard (that is because he met Elder Riley) but he just is really western then most people here, its kind of weird because he lives in KGF.
HOLY COW!! the super bowl happend already? oh my gosh! thats really wierd, But hey I heard that the saints won so thats pretty cool. (not like I know anything about Football)
AH man another family party! holy cow... thats weird, I miss you guys, its been pretty funny latley though I have been telling alot of stories to my companion about you. He thinks your all nuts... Okay thats me included in that family buisness.
Oh man I am so excited for Matt and Molly, I am happy to hear that your getting that all done, I am stoked for you guys!! Its going to be cool to see all of you and some of you for the first time. I am just happy to hear that the family is getting bigger and bigger. I think its cool to watch the family grow more.
Okay so I have a funny story, So My companion started to notice that all of the local shops have been putting out a TON of watermellon, and CORN!! so we bought a bag of corn, and 2 watermellons, and then my companion had the brilliant Idea to put lemon on the watermellon, so we cut it up and put the watermellon in a bowl, and took a couple of lemons and squeezed them all over the Mellon, My companion and I just about died and went to heaven, it was the best thing I have had In a long time, so now we are on a bit of a fruit frenzy, I think we have had watermellon and Lemons every night for the last week, and then on sunday we cooked the corn, which, even though it was the size of Feed corn, it was absulutly DEVINE!!! I was just loving life, I hadnt had corn since I was at home. IT WAS SO GOOD!! (thats what happens when your stuck in a villages for 14 months.)
Well as I said, life is good here, I am just loving life, working hard and setting people for baptism, my companion and I are planning on setting a couple more people with a date this week, that will make 6 poeple with a date!! we are way happy, four are families, and two will be an elderly Genelman, and a sister that is in a part memeber family.
I love you all, and I am so happy to know that your all doing well.
I know that this truly is the greatest blessing that the lord can give to us is to help his children recive the gospel, I am so grateful for the gospel taught in our family, I know that the gospel was truly desingnd for families, so that we can be with our families in the life after this one. I am so gratefull that the lord has sent his son to this earth to take upon himself our sins, all so that we could come back and live with him agian. I know that he restored the gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and I know that Thomas S. Monson is the lords Mouthpeice today, I am so gratefull that the lord would give us another tesiment of his Son Jesus Christ, so that we could know of His Infinant Atonement, I am so gratefull for that and the teachings of living propthet. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that by reading it we can reach the closest to our Father in Heaven.
I love you all and am so gratefull for all of your prayers.
Love always
Elder Colton Frederick

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February '10 Week 1

Oh man that is sweet about Amelia!! and Rod and Judy!! that's so cool, I am so excited to hear about that, I cant wait to hear about how much fun their having!!
Mom, I have been thinking about the Family history stuff, I am so glad that you have the Patience to do that, your in my prayers, I probably would have thrown the computer!! just Kidding! But good luck, I am kind of interested to see how it works more when I get home because no one hear even remembers their own birthday! let alone their parents or grandparents. I think that it would be interesting to check that out.
Well mom, I wish that I could send you a little sunshine from India, but one ray would probably cause an instant Melt!! its getting hot again, good old weather in India.
Klynton!! hey bro, good luck with the snowboarding stuff, I hope that your rocking the 720's when I get home!! then you have to teach me!!!
Well I am glad to hear that all of you are doing great, I am just trying to Rock KGF!! we just set two more people with baptism for the 27th of February. Its a father and a daughter, they are way awesome we really feel good about them, they are a part member family who are just so happy that we are coming and teaching!!!
Well there isnt really any funny stories this week, just trying to get back to work after Zone Conference, and a baptism, one neat thing though is we are going to start to try to do Baptisms on Saturday instead of Sundays after church, so hopefully it will go through and we can start to have more spiritual baptisms!
Its kind of interesting at how a days studies and how a day can be centered on one thing all day, something that has been really focused on for me the last little while is keeping our heads high and focused on the lords kingdom, in speaking about goals, we need to focus on the things that we want, and keep working for it, sometimes things make us look down from our goal, and we start to lose track of it, so for all of us, just keep your heads high, and focused on your goal of the Celestial kingdom, and don't loose sight on that goal, I know that's a bit easier said then done, but I know it works.
I love you all and I am so grateful for all of you and your help in bringing me up to the person I am now, I know that the lord is watching over all of you and he wants to help you.
I know that Jesus Christ lives and loves each one of you, I know that he truly atoned for our sins, and that he did that so that we could come back and live with him in our Heavenly fathers Kingdom. I know with out a doubt that "By small and simple things, great things come to pass" I know that Joseph Smith was Selected by God to restore his True and living Church, and that it is being led today by a Living a Righteous Prophet who is supported by twelve living Apostles.
I know that this is the lords true church and that it is truly built upon the strongest foundation that could ever be built, I also know that the book of Mormon is the word of god, and that by reading it we can receive true and real revelation for our own lives.
I love you all and am so glad that you all are doing well, your all in my prayers

Elder Colton James Frederick