Monday, December 23, 2013

December Week 3

HEY EVERYONE!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! Life is great here in Arizona where there is no white Christmas.... all I can do is dream.... anyway things are really going well. I'm so excited to talk to the family this week. I have been thinking about what Christmas really is and I want to share what came to mind. I was singing with the ward as we went around to others and it was interesting to sing to those around you. As we were singing, I realized that Christmas was so important in that we make sure to remember whose birth we are celebrating. We can get caught up in the things that Christmas has become but I challenge you to take time make your own traditions this Christmas and bring your family together. I Hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Elder Klynton Frederick

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December Week 3

Hey everyone! Well I'm now here in The Ghila Valley. Things have been crazy here in the area. I'm really beginning to enjoy the area. There is a lot of work for us to do which is nice. Its a big change from the last area. Its nice to really have someone here to really teach. I'm on a bike now and I'm so happy. I love being in a bike area. Its so awesome. For some reason, as long as you have really ridden around it really doesn't matter sometimes if there has been any work cause you are still so tired at the end of the day that you feel content. Thank you bicycle for the work out! So I was thinking about what to write to you all about this week and nothing was coming to mind until Sunday. When Sunday came along, I was sitting in sacrament meeting and suddenly we received a text from the bishopric.... of all people... the bishopric.... Anyway, They asked me to share my testimony and introduce myself because we had some time left over. That kind of thing will really make your heart race. Its so much... fun?.... well beyond that... Have an awesome week!!!!!!!!! Love you all!!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Week 2

Hey everyone! Things here are good. I did get transfered. Things are really going well. Things here are slow but I think with a change in area and a change in companions, things will be really good. I hear that there has been a lot of snow in the recent days and weeks! Heavenly Father thinks of us. I remember all those years of fasting for rain and all the years of things like that. This may be your payout. God blesses us the most when we need it the most. We may not realize it now but it's true. Its good to be in an area where there are more members. I really haven't met anyone yet but you will be suprised to know who all is in my district. My new companion's name is Elder Huff. I really don't know much about him yet but I do know that he is quite the person. He's much like my first companion so far. Quiet but knows what he's doing. Very aware of the things around him and not a lick of shallow to him. Also in my district is Elder Field. Yes the very same Elder Field who I grew up with and know and love so much. Well. I know that this is a short letter but, there isn't much time this week. I love you all! Have an amazing week!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Week 1

Hey everyone!! Things are have gone really well this week. Its been nice to just hang back a little with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was awesome. We had a turkey bowl and played a little soccer. We ate one dinner and that was it. Life is really good for now. Its getting closer to transfers and I have no idea what is going to happen although I will say that I've really enjoyed the ward here. It will be nice to move and go to another ward but it would be really great to stay through Christmas too. Speaking of Christmas, I was thinking about Christ and his example to us. This Thanksgiving it was brought to my attention the history of Thanksgiving. I was interested to learn that the first Thanksgiving previous to the meal we all know that happened, they took a day of fasting and prayer. So, after learning that, I took the chance to do just that. Fasting and prayer can teach so much and there is nothing more fulfilling than fasting and receiving an answer to something you've been praying about for some time. Think about all of the things that Christ has given to you and blessed you with. Then give thanks to your Heavenly Father for all that He and His Son have given you. I challenge you to do and see what happens. When you are done, report to HIM! Love you all!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, November 25, 2013

November Week 4

Hey everyone!! So this week has been interesting. We had a stake conference which was pretty good. I am pretty happy with what they spoke about. This is the first stake conference that has been dictated to us through the 12 as to what to speak on and train on specifically. Its missionary work. ARE YOU INVITING? I know that there is a lot to it but I really do want you to remember, when we invite, we succeed. That is all that it takes. Returned Missionaries, do you want to feel that spirit again? The way to do it is to invite others. That is what it takes. Well, I wish I could tell you more about the stake conference but I really don't know what to tell you. I'm doing really well. The people here are amazing and they are so much fun to work with. I hope you all are doing well! keep up the good work and please, KEEP THE FAITH!!! Love you all!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, November 18, 2013

November Week 3

Hey everyone!!!! The week was ok. There was one thing that really made this week great. Well ok, two things... so here they are. During the week I was doing some studies and I was reading in Jacob about the 4 visits to Lords vineyard, and I came across some interesting things that happen in the vineyard. In the first three visits the Lord goes into the vineyard and he sees his olive trees. The mother tree or main tree talked about is withering and dying, then because of his love and concern for the tree, it comes back to life and bears good fruit. There are several other things that happen but I want you to go and read about what happens. Here's the interesting thing. Look where the Lord puts the grafts. The kind of soil that He plants them in He specifically talks about. Look at what is said. Why does the Lord of the Vineyard plant them in those types of soil? What do we learn from all of this? How can we apply this to our lives? Ok so the other thing that happened this week was on Saturday. The elders quorum went shooting this weekend and I have some amazing pictures of what they were shooting. As missionaries we couldn't shoot but I took pictures of the firearms and boy are they awesome. I wanted so badly to shoot a couple of the fire arms but I thought you may enjoy the pictures. They will probably be posted closer to Christmas because I am sending them home. There were some seriously FUN guns there. It was nice to be able to see a quorum come together and really have a good time and bring some non and less active members to this. There was a couple of members that actually came to church on Sunday too. Remember that the Lord loves you and needs your help. Please invite your friends to activities and keep up with home and visiting teaching. Those things are so important. Love you all and have a great week!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Week 2

Oh what a week.... Well where to begin.... Monday last week we went to a cave for P-day... got some good pictures there, Tuesday was interesting... Some missionaries from another ward sent us to go and meet a less active family, so we did. They were super receptive about everything which was awesome. We didn't get to stay long but it was nice to be able to just talk for a bit and see what all we could do to help them. Wednesday was filled with almost nothing but service, which I absolutely loved. We also spent Friday doing the same thing. It was nice to finally get my hands dirty again and be able to see the interior of an engine. Thursday was mostly just a day of trying to see people and find someone to teach. Now... Saturday was awesome. We spent most of the morning trying to create lessons out of our ward mission plan here in the Hereford ward. It was really fun. We found a lot of scriptures that went along with what the ward wanted to see happen through their mission plan. This week there was a lot that happened. I want to point out however that during my studies I saw how much it takes to depend on the lord. We need to depend on Him in all things of great and of small importance. When we make decisions that can strengthen us or guide us spiritually, we need Him on our side. When we make decisions that pertain to our salvation. We need Him. Don't forget that we have the promise that if we take the time each and every day to pray and let our Heavenly Father know what we are going to do and what we want to accomplish that day, He will help us and we will soar far beyond what we thought we could. Have an amazing week and don't forget GOD LOVES YOU!!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Friday, November 8, 2013

November Week 1

Hey Everyone!!! Well its been an excellent week. Not a whole lot happened but its been good. I had the new experience of a holiday away from home... That was interesting. There really isn't much that happens when you are told that you have to be in your apartment by 6:00pm.... it really can drag on a good night. Although I must say.... I did get a lot of sleep that night. It was great. As always there is something going on but I thought I might introduce you to edification this week. Take some time and think about it. There is much to be said about what edifying is and what can be accomplished by and through it. I know that I didn't expound on it much but I want you to go and see what its all about. We edify every day if we have the spirit with us in what we do and say.... now, think about that and see what you come up with. I love you all! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October Week 4

Hey there everyone! Its been an interesting week, it was transfers today and that means that either I move or I don't. Well I don't. So here is the scoop on the week: This week has been a struggle. One of my most beloved missionaries is going home. I really got to enjoy the transfer with him. He wasn't my companion but he became one of my best friends. The week progressed pretty slowly but it was nice to really get a chance to just think. On Wednesday we were helping some missionaries move one of the members out of their home and it was nice to help. We took all morning and we ended up missing our district meeting but we were at a district meeting (and if you don't know they all train on the same thing each week), I was able to see the difference in a prepared leader and an unprepared leader... thank heavens for having been trained on being prepared all these years. In the last couple of days the same thing again has happened. Transfers were here and I wondered what would happen. I began preparing for transfers about Saturday night around 9:30pm after the day was over. I ended up staying up all night putting things together and getting rid of things I didn't need or hadn't used and decided that anything that I needed was what I was going to keep. On sunday after transfer calls, I knew I wasn't leaving so I decided that I would continue to make sure I had everything that was pertinent and everything else could go. To a point this is also true of the gospel. In the gospel, sometimes we get caught up in the things that don't matter. We "collect" them per-say. When we de-clutter our knowledge of the gospel, we do the things that we know we are supposed to do. This means READING our scriptures, SAYING our prayers and GOING to church. Remember, faith without works is dead. Each of these things show our faith. Each of these things shows our Heavenly Father that we know He lives and it also shows Him that we are willing to receive help when we need it. I hope that the week went well for everyone!!! I love you all!!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, October 21, 2013

October Week 3

Hey Everyone! Well its been a good week. There really isn't much going on but I've found out something new. For years I have wondered why missionaries always want to go back to their missions. I now understand. I realize that loving the people is a major part but I didn't realize that the biggest part is the friends that you meet. Yeah, the converts you have are super important but the friends you make not only in them but in all parts of missionary life have become that much better. I have some deep relationships at home, I now have family here too. That I think is what really makes the mission worth it to stay (in part). There is a depth I never thought was possible. I guess that 's what Heavenly Father does for us. He just makes sure that you have everything you need to succeed. Thank you friends and family supporting me. It really is a blessing.! Love, Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Week 2

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!! Well for the first time in all my born days I've finally felt what my mom and my brother call cold. I was in my apartment last night and it was a little warm... higher than comfortable and lower than hot.... then I looked at the thermometer and it was an astonishing 85 FREAKIN DEGREES!!!!! I thought to myself... Self... you are finally broken. Hot is now warm and cold is.... cold... I got up this morning and decided to work out. when I got out of bed, I thought.... its cold and I really need a jacket... I went in and looked at the thermometer again... I WAS COLD AT 50 DEGREES... it was that moment that I decided that I'm never moving out of anywhere cold. I like the cold.... INFACT, I love the cold.... but when cold is 50 degrees... that is wrong. So... I'm sorry mom and brother that I ever chastised you about being cold at the high temperatures of 50 - 70 degrees... I have come to realize your pain.... never again will I take the cold for granted. To gram as well..... Never thought I'd figure out why you always kept your house at 80 or so... and now I understand... almost perfectly... Aunt Molly... GET YOUR MOTHER A BLANKET... SHE'S GOING TO FREEZE TO DEATH!!!!! I love you! Well as for a good story for the week. I have come to realize that God has done an excellent job of teaching me. There is so much to learn and there is so little time. In my personal studies this week I was thinking about my mission and how I've had the perspective of :"I'm doing this because its right." Then a thought came to my mind.... I love doing things for other people. I love being able to take the time and go out of my way at what ever cost to me and help, simply because I love to see their smiling faces. I now have come to the understanding that not only am I taking two years to go out of my way to help as many as I can, but I get to go out of my way at home and so can you, to help your fellow brothers and sisters. I will always think of this gospel as taking the time to help someone and I can't believe that I get to be a part of the joy that it brings to others lives. Hope you all have an excellent week! Get out there and do some MISSIONARY WORK!!! Love you all!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, October 7, 2013

October Week 1

Hey everyone!!! Well its another week gone and another day here. This week has really been a slow one and there hasn't been much to tell about. General Conference was awesome and it really inspired me to recommit myself to my mission and to doing what God has asked of us. During conference, There was a talk given by none other than our dear prophet and president, Thomas S. Monson. His talk was truly inspiring and driving. He gave us a challenge, did you catch it? His challenge to us is to invite ONE person to church by Christmas. Well I put it now to you. I dare you to PRAY for someone who you know who is less active or a non member. Remember, its not weather they make and keep that commitment that makes you successful its weather you extend that invite or not. SO, PRAY for someone and pray for them to say "No" and see what happens. Then do it again. As members we are the missionaries. We want to do what makes us happy right? I promise that if you do this 2 part process, pray for someone and then ask them, the lord will bless you so much that you will have no way to see them all. Don't just invite one person either, Invite everyone you know who may need some help or someone whose help YOU could use! There is a powerful book called "The Power of the Everyday Missionary" by Clayton M. Christensen. Read it. It can help you improve so much in your daily life with things you are working on and it will most assuredly help with your missionary work. Love you all! have an excellent week!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

September Week 5

Well, Hello there! Its another week in the beautifully.... ok becoming increasingly less green state of AZ. There is one thing I thought I'd never say... I own more as a missionary than I think I ever will at home. This week I was going through my things making sure that when I leave the area (eventually) I don't have so much stuff that I can't transfer it all. Well I realized something. I am now the proud owner of one acoustic/electric guitar, one ukulele, and a tortoise... where did it all come from? Eh well I guess it will just have to go with me. I cant get rid of any of my paper items... They all seem to be super important... its odd but that's how it is... nonetheless... Story of the week.... I was asked by my recent convert why we don't go door to door knocking and I responded with this question. "3 years ago, before you were investigating the church, would you have opened your door to two young men in white shirts and ties and said 'Hi, we are missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and we would like to share a message with you about Christ.' Would you have opened your door?" He responded exactly as I knew he would and he didn't think about, which was "No.". My response to him is the same to everyone of my friends. Take some time to think about this. Your less active and non member friends are the ones who you want to be with for eternity right? those relationships are things we all want to continue in the next life.... So... INVITE your friends. The only way they will ever see that the church is true is by YOUR invitation. Please don't let them "fall by the wayside". Give them the chance to see and come to know of the truth. I know you all love those around you. Please show them how much!!! Take care this week and invite your friends. They may surprise you. Love you all! Elder Klynton Frederick!

Monday, September 23, 2013

September Week 4

Welcome to the Desert!!! What a week... So I had some experience in the last few weeks that has really changed my outlook on life. There has been a lot of things happen that have been good and bad.... So to all you missionaries out there (which should be all of you, we are member missionaries after all), don't have a camp/bon fire on your mission! You tend to get in trouble for things like that...... no need to go into detail just don't do it!!!!!! another thing.... Please keep a book of Mormon handy at all times. If not that then keep a few pass along cards handy. Continue to read the book of Mormon. I was at a dinner appointment last night and I bore a testimony of the book of Mormon I didn't know I had. There are some amazing things that go into the book. I truly know that The Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith and that its record of the people in it is something that is truly worth the time it takes to read it and gain a testimony of. There is no other book that can bring you closer to your Heavenly Father than that and by abiding by its precepts.... Joseph Smith said that and I completely agree with him. Remember that The Book of Mormon is the keystone to our religion and by reading it and really praying about it can you gain a testimony that will never fail you. Hope everyone is doing well!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Friday, September 20, 2013

September Week 3

Hey everyone!!! Well it was transfers yesterday and I thought I may as well tell you, I have a new companion. His name is Elder Sean Murphy. He is really a cool guy. We have a lot of the same taste in things... Its quite nice. Well unfortunately there isn't much going on here in Hererford. We have a couple of possible investigators but nothing really solid. So there is a verse of scripture that I was studying about and if you have a chance, check it out. its Alma 46. There is a lot to be said about Captain Moroni. He is an amazing man and really worth reading about. Take some time to really think about what he says through out this chapter. Well everything is still hot and gooey.... Take care this week and think about Moroni's example to us all. Elder Klynton Frederick

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Week 2

Hey there Everyone! This week has been really good, Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! I love you all miss you all!!! Well for this week there isn't much to tell.... as usual. Our investigator became a recent convert and now holds the priesthood. He is doing awesome and a very solid member. Gospel according to Elder Frederick for the week: There is a reason that we are taught to study the scriptures. When all else fails who do we generally go to in the home for support? Well it depends on the support we need, doesn't it? Well, where do we turn for support when no one can give us the answer we need? Heavenly Father. I was reading in 3 Nephi 13 and found some verses that really made me stop and think for a moment. Jesus Christ is teaching us about prayer and he also teaches something very profound. He recounts "The Lords Prayer" from the bible and teaches us that we need to pray. He also teaches us how we pray. Take some time to read 3 Nephi 13 and see what you can learn for yourself. Hope all is well!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Week 1

Hey everyone!!! This week has been amazing. There have been some ups and downs but I want to concentrate on the up. On Saturday the 31st of August....Cant believe we're in august... already..... Mr. B was baptized by a friend of his that he's known for years. Wow... I don't even remember if I told you all about this one... Guess you'll just have to ask me in about 17 months.... hah... wow... anyway... so Mr. B got baptized and confirmed and... my goodness he had an amazing confirmation blessing. Probably one of the best I've heard. Things are going well here. Just living life and moving along!!! There isn't much to tell otherwise!!! Remember that Heavenly Father is always there for us. Even when we don't think He is. There is so much bad in this world and there really is no way we can withstand it with out his help. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church and the Book of Mormon is the keystone to all we hold dear. Hope you all have a great week!! Love you all! Elder Klynton Frederick

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August Week 4

Hey there Everyone! So this week has been interesting! On Thursday my companion and I went to the library to make programs for our investigators upcoming baptism!!! When we got there we no more than walked through the first set of two doors to get in and a man stopped us and talked to us for a bit. While we were talking, He asked us if we were hungry, and then he said "you'd better be cause you and I are going to dinner." he ended up taking us to Ihop where we later learned that he was a less active member for his own reasons and that he worked for border patrol and some other small talk. We finally got into a conversation where we talked about some really cool times he'd had in his life. Even cooler, he knew where Manti was. He said that he loves the temple there and he loves the area. It was fun to talk to him. During the morning we were asked to go and do a service project for a member and it all worked in perfectly. We helped him until it started raining (yay!!) and then we went and helped a family move in after the 20 minute or so rain... it was really cool to get to know the family and they are less active so we get to go and teach them as well. Its nice to be able to finally see some work come into play! Well, I can't tell you how grateful I am for obeying rules sometimes. They really can bless the lives of those people around you. I love to see all of the work here and the progression people are making. Well that's all for now!!! Hope everyone has a great week!!! Love, Elder Klynton Frederick

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August Week 3

Hey everyone!!! Life in Arizona is great! Things are going well! Thanks to all of you who are praying for me! The time is speeding up out here. I feel like I was at the MTC a week ago and now I'm almost 7 months out!!! its amazing how short the time is becoming now... Well all is well in the lonely city of Sierra Vista.... There is more to not do than there is to do, however, God can't bless us for doing nothing, so, this last week I have really been thinking about this. I was sitting at my desk last Monday at the end of the week and really pondering what to do. My companion and I have one investigator and he is really solid but thats it. I know that there are so many people out there who need our help as missionaries but, its hard to go and work when you are so FAR away from everything. I was reading in the book of mormon in Alma when I read that Alma (the younger) and his companions were diligent even when it seemed all was lost. That really hit me (which if you know me doesn't happen often). I finally realized that it was more the diligence that God looks for in each of us that is why he tells us to ENDURE TO THE END. it is diligence that teaches... ok and the spirit. take the time to be diligent in His work this week. That is more important than almost anything else. Love always, Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, August 12, 2013

August Week 2

Hey everyone! Its Elder Frederick here reporting from the cooler part of the southern half of Arizona! I am now in a little town (about the size of Mount Pleasant... and for those of you who have no idea how big that is... there are about 4500 people in the town I am in now. Its an average temperature here of about 20 degrees cooler than Tucson. Things are good! So story for the week. We have an investigator in the area who really is on top of things. He is amazing. The first time that the missionaries met with him he asked if he could be baptized! Personally I thought that was pretty amazing. We have been teaching him for about 2 weeks now and he is such a great guy. He owns a couple of motorcycles too!!! He keeps commitments and everystuff!!! Its really amazing to see how the lord has worked in his life so that he could have the chance to hear the gospel!! well other than that there isn't much to tell! Love you all! Elder Frederick

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Week 1

Hey there everyone! Well its transfers week and the good news... I got TRANSFERED!!!! YAY!!! So I won't lie I loved my old area but REALLY a quarter of my mission gone and in ONE area!!! That is hard. I know that it doesn't seem like it could be but as a missionary, you get the itch to move because that is just how it is. My new area is the Hereford ward in the Sierra Vista stake. My companions name is Elder Hurn.... I think... I haven't met him yet, but he seems cool. Best part of where I am... ITS GREEN!!! for the last 6 months I have been in an area that has been pretty brown and in the city, now... I"M IN THE STICKS!!! It almost feels like home... There's only one problem... I still can't enjoy a swimming pool. I will say that its actually cooler here by about 15-20 degrees on average than my last area and I'm a good 3000 feet higher in elevation. Its amazing what a little elevation can do for the soul. I know for a fact that my Heavenly Father loves me. If he didn't I'd either still be in the same place or somewhere a lot hotter. I know he heard my prayers cause its nice and cool and I'm probably going to be here for the next 6 weeks to 4 months and it will definately be nice. that just means I could be here till about christmas... wow... Time is really ticking.... I'd better get kicking. HAH! I'm a poet and.... well you get the jive.... So there's this week for you. Hope all is going well! Love you all! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Week 5

All righty then.... Its a beautiful day in the neighabor hood, a beautiful day in the neighaborhood, won't ya be mine?.... Ah well a beautiful song for another hot day in the life of elder Frederick.... So this week I am pleased to announce that missionary work is still happening in the small world of Earth and that there are still more people out there.... We got a new investigator this week and that begins the adventure. Here we go.... during the course of the week I found that most of the day in the life of missionaries is spent studying. This is a good thing. I also realized that when SOMEONE IS GOING TO YOUR HAPPY PLACE AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU GET S-U-P-E-R TRUNKIE!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing the wonderful news.... I only know because its the week of the 24th and someone asked me what I'd be doing this week if I weren't on a mission. I ONLY ASK ONE THING... WHO WENT AND WHEN DO I GET PICTURES OF THE SCENES? Sorry that would be the small voice of jealousy coming out of me..... I will say though that its been a really amazing week. The work here is progressing and there's not much more I can say to anyone than that. We had a mini missionary blitz yesterday and it was a good experience for those who are thinking about going on missions. I am very thankful that I got to be a part of that. It taught me how to really think on my own and really what it was like to be kind of a spear head of something even as small as trying my best to just help the priest... no scratch that elder.... that I was with have a good missionary experience. To help the week along, I just got a guitar.... thanks to a missionary going home (known to the missionary community as a dying missionary)! I no longer have a threesome companionship, that happened about 5 weeks ago.... I could swear I mentioned that a while back, um.... wow... I honestly just used that word.... My letter is late because I did service today.... I get to hang in street clothes... ok well more like service clothes because of the service.... Sorry to all reading this... My mind is all over the place and I'm just spilling everything that has happened this week.... I honestly think that is everything.... Well hope that you all are having an awesome week! Love you all tons! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, July 22, 2013

July Week 4

Hey there everyone! Well its now Monday again and its been another week here in the HOT state of Arizona... So, for the week I may as well tell you about the monsoons that happen down here. During the hottest part of the summer it begins to rain... now this is not your average rain storm. During the hotter days if all its doing is sprinkling, you can watch the rain fall and it never actually touches the ground. its quite literally so hot that it evaporates before it can touch the ground.... After it finally cools down, it will begin to touch the ground.... and thats if its just sprinkling.... So when it really rains, it will start by just sprinkling a little and then as the storm moves in, it gets progressively harder and then it down pours for about an hour or two and then it lets up and it gets all sunny again... there are places of the road that actually close down because of how much it rains and then how much water is moving... they don't have washes here for nothing.... its pretty amazing to see how much water moves through the world here when it monsoons.... So there you go... another little part of the Arizona weather here... by the way... I didn't know this until recently but the sunsets that happen here are so beautiful because of the dust in the air... there is so much that at night sometimes if it has been blowing really hard, it looks like the frost that hangs in the air right before it snows back home... its the most odd thing I have ever experienced... I saw the dust in the air and thought for a moment "oh its about to snow... cool!" and then my body realized the temperature was about 75 or 80 degrees outside and wow... I felt totally out of place... ugh... Well there's my story for the week and I'm sticking to it! Hope you all have a great week! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July Week 3

Hey everyone, Arizona is really good this week. Its been hot but not that bad... I honestly think I'm starting to get used to sweating all the time... I sweat when I sleep I sweat when I'm in the shower, my pores have never been cleaner and i can't seem to drink enough water. I feel like a camel most days cause I drink about a gallon and a half of water by noon and another gallon before the day is over.... oddly enough I spend almost no time picking zits, or anything. My face has never been clearer.... its pretty cool. For a story this week, I want to tell you about contacting.... Oddly enough as missionaries if we have an idea for contacting we generally can go as origional as possible... so here was our idea.... We decided that becuse we had this presentation coming up which we called Mormon night, we would go and invite people to it... however, we had been trying to do it in white shirts and ties and hadn't gotten anywhere so we went with the idea to do it in street clothes. well it worked. we contacted a womand and her boyfriend and they soon became investigators. What a trip! seeing as we had two new investigators out of it we are implementing it a couple of times a week to see if we can have as much if not more success. This is going to be AWESOME!!! Unfortunately we didn't get many to mormon night but that wasn't really the goal. the goal was to see if that Idea would work and it did. Another story for the week. We had been teaching an investigator until about 3 weeks ago when we got sisters in the ward. Because of this, the sisters got all of our solid investigators and it was really heart breaking to see them be... not ours anymore. Well I went and visited one of them because she is still in our ward and i wanted to see how she was doing. After seeing her and then leaving a message with her we left and went on our way... a few days later at mormon night one of the ward sisters stopped us and said "I have to tell you Elders, I went with the sister missionaries and we went to Jeans house and while we were there she said 'the elders are so awesome I just love them to death!'. The best part elders, is that the sisters were sitting right there and they were like 'we are awesome too....' ": Oh my goodness we laughed so hard. I thought I was going to die... I love the sister missionaries and this work wouldn't be possible without them but I do have to say, SCORE FOR THE ELDERS!!! WE FREAKIN' ROCK!!!! Love you all hope you enjoyed the stories! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, July 8, 2013

July Week 2

Well, what a cause for disruption... Lets throw off everyone's week and just say HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!! I was thinking about the 4th that day and I figured something out... I have never spent a single 4th of July anywhere but in Mount Pleasant and I never thought it would be different anywhere.... you know... a big parade, friends around... a day to talk to anyone and celebrate independence day... cops all over the place, drunk people falling off buildings... oh wait that's Tucson... sorry.. um... oh the mountian man rendevous, the rodeo... more drunk people and their fireworks... nope back in Tucson again... oh my favorite part... THE WEATHER NEVER GETS HOTTER THAN 85 DEGREES... now that is home. Dang... It monsooned on the 4th here and it ended up being somewhere in the range of 112 with 100% humidity... yah, its hot. it makes me think about all the people out ther who like us, got a text from the alert system from sprint (thank the lord) said.. "if you don't have to go out today, please don't. If you must, this is a warning to take water with you and stay in doors as much as possible." And who said its not hot? oh yeah that would be our wonderful zone leaders... we texted them and asked if we really had to go out that day.... the answer was prettey obvious... yes. So... we spent the next 10 or so hours out in probably the wettest and hottest day of my life... ugh Tucson... its amazing what god will put us through just to see if we are willing to go and do His work.... Now for the best story of the week. I was cooking some eggs the other day and I noticed that they were a little bland... I wondered what I would do to make them... less bland... well for the heck of it I threw in some serrano peppers that I just so happened to keep on hand... well, that didn't work.. they were still bland... so I went all out. I put in garlic, I put in chili powder, I threw in onions, I threw in jalapenos, I threw in 3 more serrano's just to see if that would help... it finally did the trick... Just when I thought i had finally gotten the flavor right... I found that all I needed was salt. Ugh... the rigors of cooking. By the time I got all of that in there, I figured that I had about 1/2 cup of serranos, nearly a 1/4 cup of onions, 4 jalapenos, sliced, a tsp. of garlic powder, 6 eggs and I wanted to eat it all. it was so good. I finally had to just stop eating. I had never eaten so well in my life! now comes the question every person should think of... Did it burn?.... NO. and I was amazed.... Mexicans... Who knew that they could burn off your tastebuds in all of about 6 months... wow. all it took was the sun and a little spice and DING. there you go. Time flies when you have a spicy life. So.... Best part of the week was that. nothing more nothing less. Just the spice of life. I have some awesome pictures for everyone.. Especially to Mom and the uncles. Uncle Bart you would be proud. I changed the temperature sensor for the coolant on a chevy cavalier and wow... I felt like an idiot when I got it open and it was still pressureized and there was a shrader valve right next to it.... it got in my mouth and every stuff! anyways I'm fine but what an experience.. oh and I did the uh... water in the washer bottle with a hose to the intake butterfly, boost you told me about... oh my goodness what fun that is! I did it to one of the mission cars cause well, it dosn't know any better and not only that but its so easy that i just put it back to what it was after I had my fun and goodness gracious... I'd never had such a blast! talk about double boost..... I did it in a chevy Cruze, it has a turbo charger, and then the water on top of that, wow... that was awesome!.. good times, good times.... anyways so you would be proud of me.. I did the sensor in a white shirt and tie... wow... the looks I got... PRICELESS! that and the evidence of my work I had to get pictures of!... so now for the part mom that you would be proud of.... I dug a hole, something like 3x3 foot hole about 20 inches deep it took 30 full minutes with a pick and wow... I felt like a stud! yeah I ended up with blisters but it felt so good I can't even explain it..... Well there was my week in a nut shell.... Hope things back there are good! Love you all! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Week 1

Oh, what to tell you.... well the ward here got split and everyting is just as awesome as usual.... We split the ward with some sister missionaries... who to my ever aboding... love and humility... Make me work even harder than I ever thought I wanted to.... The way we split the ward they got all but one of our progressing investigators and its been hard... to say the least. The sisters are great but we got in trouble till our zone leaders understood what happened and when I explained what all happened they were ok with our numbers... so that doesn't really make sense... when elder kennington left we had 6 progressing investigators ( which are people who are interested in the church...) and when he left and transfers happened... we were down to 1. the sisters got all of the people I so dearly wanted to teach. its hard to teach other people and to let the sisters take care of those who you come to love. I think that its going to be a hard few days coming up mostly just because its quite the pain to go and find new investigators without the help of the members. SO... for the story of the week... We had 2 investigators who sometime ago became formers... the sisters went and talked to them and got them to church! I was so happy to see them and see that they were progressing somehow! Its good to see some of the work you do finally come around and make you feel better about life. They finally felt the spirit there at that sacrament meeting and I know that as long as they keep going and praying and reading they will come to a knowledge of the truth! Also I hope you all got to see the broadcast! it was incredible!!!! Love you all tons!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June Week 4

Hey there! Well its transfers today so my letter is a day late.... Things are good here in the wonderful state of Arizona and in the wonderful city of Tucson! This will make 4 and 1/2 months I have been out and wow.... the time has really soared by.... it feels like yesterday it was transfers.... I feel like things are finally getting easier and easier... So, story of the week... as of late we have had 6 investigators and they all were pretty solid until about wednesday... one of them dropped us and we felt terrible.... However that is not what I want to dwell on this week. There is so much work going on and because of all the work President is splitting my area! Its pretty cool to be a part of something coming alive! So, one of my companions went home this week and I am getting a new one. I am staying with Elder Horner who is still waiting on his visa to Brazil. He has really been a hard worker. I have learned quite a bit about the gospel from my other companion who went home (Elder Kennington). He is an amazing man and I really hope that he does well in life. My new companions name is Elder Call. He sounds like a very good and interesting person. Since I have been here for nearly 6 months now, we started CrossFit and yoga!!!!!!! Oh my goodness its awesome! We have had classes since like the second week Elder Kennington and Elder Horner were here and its been so much fun! we literally do like 45 minutes of stretching and practicing lifts and things for it but then, there is a 10 minute workout and you are completely DEAD by the time that its over! Oh my goodness it feels good! you may be sore for a couple of days after but you can sure tell that you worked out... it kinda feels like you are doing tobotta (?) I think thats how you spell it... never checked.... dont know... anyway... I met some new Elders and Sisters from Utah that I knew and it was interesting today.... I felt a little bit like the world was getting smaller... oh well.... Well there is the two real things that I can tell you happened and were fun..... Not much else happens but missionary work! Love you all! Elder Frederick

Monday, June 17, 2013

June Week 3

Hey there, so there really isn't a lot to tell about this week... the days have been pretty normal as far as life not on a mission goes just more rules so i guess to a point its different... but there is only one problem... I was looking for a spiritual experience to share this week and I don't have one. I really don't know what to tell anyone so there won't be an email this week. Love, Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, June 10, 2013

June Week 2

Hey everyone! Things this week are a real mess! you know that god works in mysterious ways when cool stuff starts happening... Honestly not a lot happened this week worth really telling but I want to give you alll some thoughts on missionary work. I'm sure by now that the missionary broadcast has been announced in church and that you (should) are all planning on attending. I want to speak directly for a moment to the missionarys who are leaving and those who don't really know if they want to go and also those who have not yet read the book of Mormon all the way through. First, To those who have been thinking about going on a mission, I say to you, GO. The lord has need of your services and if you are willing he will recieve you. Although you may be aprehensive, there are more good things that willl come from missionary work than you can believe. Take the time to really make your decision. Next, to those of you with a mission call. Serve with all your heart, might, mind, and soul. You will thank yourself for doing so. Build your testimony in the Book of Mormon. That book, as said by the prophet Joseph Smith will bring you closer to god by abiding by its precepts than any other book. I challenge you to read it every day. I know I wish I would have before I left. There is more to it than any of us really know I believe. For now to those who have not read the Book of Mormon, take the time. It is hard, I will not lie, but know that it is worth every moment. God will open the windows of heaven as you read, ponder and pray about it. I wish you all the best. With all my love, Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, June 3, 2013

June Week 1

Well hello there! Its officially june which means that I have been on a mission 4 months and going into month 5.... Wow... it seems like forever ago that I was at for the last week of may and now the beginning of june I had one heck of a spiritual week. For starters.... for those of my scout friends watching and reading this. I had a vigil moment this last week. I honestly can't tell you what its like to have an almost vigil experience on a mission. Its one spiritual joy ride and it seems like it can never get any better. I spent tuesday night awake.... for what ever reason (which NEVER happens to me) I couldn't sleep worth a darn. There was so much swimming around in my head that I didn't know what to do. First thing I did was got on my knees and prayed. I probably prayed for an hour before I really began to find what was in my heart. For those of you who have been through the Vigil Ceremony, You remember what the spirit felt like during that time when you felt you could not go on any longer and for some reason you did. Well I am here to tell you, if you didn't feel that spirit there, FIND IT. We were put on this earth to be tested. We cannont learn unless we make mistakes. Now to tie all of those statements together...There is a purpose in life. God being our loving heavenly father sent us here in families to learn and grow. We make mistakes, that is why Jesus Christ atoned for our sins. With out that atonement, that eternal sacrifice as described in 2 nephi 2, and many other places, we would not be saved. The plan of Salvation tells us where we are going. We need to decide where we want to go after that. Personally I want to go to the highest degree of the celestial kingdom. During my prayers that night I began to understand what it means to ponder and to pray unceasingly. Our heavenly father can only bless us when we do what is right and when we do what he asks of us. Please.... I plead with you, BECOME MORE CONVERTED TO HIS GOSPEL. I love you all. Please read the Book of Mormon if you haven't. Only by that book can you know of a surity in your hearts and minds that it is the truth. Remember that you must ponder and pray.... and then LISTEN.... I suck at that part but I did it, and I know. I love you all have a great week! thank you for all the support! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Week 4

Hey there everyone! Well its the next week of the mission life here and I can't tell you how different things are when you have different companions... Last week I told you all about the odd coincidence of me training a new missionary waiting for his visa... well this week I must tell you of the thrills of not doing anything but missionary work. The week began with nothing more than just the usual, uh, stuff.... we were supposed to email and we were late, we went shopping and we were stopped by people... the usual missionary stuff... However I do have to say that I have adjusted what I carry with me every day simply because of what the area does... so to show you all what I carry generally I have: 2 copies of the Book of Mormon, 5 Restoration pamphlets, 5 plan of salvation pamphlets and 5 gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlets. on top of that I was carrying my personal Book of Mormon, and Bible. The things I carry now are copies of the Book of Mormon and about 10 of each of the pamphlets mentioned above. The reason I tell you what i carry is because of how "in handy" they have been. Now I'm not saying that you should carry as much around with you as what I do... I'm a missionary... But I can't tell you how excellent it is to be walking down the street and have several people come up to you and ask you about who we are and be able to tell them. The best thing that has happened this week is why I tell you what I carry. Here we go.... it was thursday and we hadn't had any luck at all in finding anyone to teach. Just when things were looking really bad, this man comes up to us and stops us. He has a Book of Mormon in hand and he says to us that he was given the book by a member that he works with and he has questions for us. When he opens his copy inside I noticed that he had a restoration pamphlet and the corner of the back of the pamphlet looked like it had been cut off. Well it had been. I, unknowingly had cut off the corner of one of the pamphlets sometime in the days before and just had the thought "I wonder if I will actually see this pamphlet put to good use.". I had given it to one of the members and had challenged them to give it and the book of mormon to someone who they thought would be interested. As you can see someone was. When I saw the pamphlet I was extatic! simply because I wanted to finally know if there would ever really be someone who wanted to know and that knew someone I knew.... Well the idea worked. I was able to see the lords hand in my life that day. SO>>> now I have a challenge for all of you out there and all who are willing. Keep a copy of The Book Of Mormon with you and don't be afraid to talk to people. Remember that if you know someone who is possibly interested at all. THE LOCAL MISSIONARIES WILL LOVE YOU!!!! Will you all carry with you a copy of the Book of Mormon and give it to someone this week who you think could use it? I can promise that as you do so, the lord will bring blessings into your lives that you need currently. I love you all super tons and hope you are doing well!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, May 20, 2013

May Week 3

Hey everyone!! Sorry about last week, It was transfers and I got not one, but TWO new companions, other news... my area became the LARGEST bike area in the Tucson Arizona Mission... uh... yeah, it got bad.... for a whole 48 hours.... to tell you why it changed so fast I have to tell you about my new companions... first.... Elder Kennington. What a stud! Elder Kennington goes home in 5 weeks which is why there are three of us in this companionship. Now the best part.... Elder Kennington is a former "AP" or assistant to the Mission President. He pulled some strings and we got a car soon after seeing how big our area was and that we had biked most of it in the previous transfers.... Honestly the kid is cool but kinda lazy... oh well I love him. He works really hard and he really has some seriously good finding ideas... He is awesome!.... Then we have the third member of our companionship and his name is Elder Horner. He is a Visa waiter going to Sao Palo Brazil!!! this kid is a freaking stud too! he makes the days so much easier.... He is a good hard worker.... So there you go..... There really isn't much to say about anything else here on the mission! Things are really beginning to pick up in the area and I am more than excited to see what all is going on!!!!! Love you all!!! Elder Klynton Frederick PS... I wrecked on my bike... Hah... you will all love the pictures!

Monday, May 6, 2013

May Week 1

Hey everyone!!! the biggest story for this week is marriage..... We had an investigator and her fiance get married on friday and it was so exciting. To make things worse... her baptism is on saturday this week! Oh by the way... Aparantly being from Utah means you know how to grill... I ended up grilling flat ribs for the wedding and it was pretty cool! Everyone told me they were awesome, and the best they had ever tasted. I just said that is was because of Jake's grill (that would be the husband). They all said its the cook... what ever... I'm a terrible cook! Transfers is also next week which is cool cause I get a new companion... Its about to get dicy!!! Any way... so things here are getting hotter but not at the same time. It rained today, which was odd I guess.... Not that I know any different.... I haven't ever lived here before now. I will say that I Know for a fact now that there is a devil and he is quite real. Trust me.... I know. Thank you all for the support! I know that this is short but I wanted you all to know that. Take care! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, April 29, 2013

April Week 5

Oi, What a week, This has been nuts. So let me just tell you that even for the struggles We've had as missionaries, god makes it all worth it. Well, now hold on for the ride of a life time. We met two investigators two weeks ago, their names are jake and Kelly, to give you an idea Jake is a less active and has been since he was 16. Jake is engaged to Kelly who was catholic and now less active as a catholic. Jake told Kelly when she wanted to go to church that he was never going back and the only one he would go back to if he went back is the LDS church. Kelly went with the Idea and now they have been talking to us. Now for the best part. I said that they were engaged. They told us literally yesterday that as of saturday they had heard from their family and their family is heading down here to see them married ON FRIDAY. Jake and Kelly were thinking about a week from now they were going to do it and his family said OH FRIDAY, SOUNDS GOOD! Mind you they are all LDS ( his family) so they are getting married and they asked my companion and I to be there for it all.... Now it gets even better. Kelly made the decision at the same time that if she was getting married that fast why not get baptized that fast so her baptism date is the 11th of MAY!!!!! Wow. We just got busy.... so there's an idea of what my week just did to me. Not to mention its getting hotter. I look like a black man nearly now that i've been here two months... the oven has been turned up and someone forgot to butter me.... No more brown... I'm gettin crispy! Colton thought he had it bad.... I got news for you buddy.... it just about to hit 115 and guess what.... 3 months in that heat you begin to melt not just the stuff you have..... yeah it puts a whole new meaning to "Hydrate or DIE" its like my mission president said... "here everything is either dead or wants you dead!" My testimony has grown substantially since I have been out here. There is so much work to do and so little time to do it... If only we could all see it at times..... I love you all and appreciate the love and support! Thank you all for helping me decide to go on a mission! Love ya! Elder Klynton Frederick

April week 4

This week has been a mess so I'm sending you a message only this week! I'm barely going to make it through this next few minutes and tell you the important stuff for now. I will send a real letter about this week probably tomorrow.

Monday, April 15, 2013

April Week 3

Hey Everyone!!!! Time is flying by here in the Arizona Tucson Mission! Things are going well here, I have my first Two Baptismal dates and here is the best part... The husband is a DOCTOR ( or has a doctorate degree) in RELIGIOUS SCIENCE!!!! that means he has pretty much been to and knows every religion out there. AND WE CAUGHT HIM!!!! I was soooooooo happy! His wife is totally entranced by the fact that we have a Relief Society and that the women in our church are seen as equal partners in marriage!!! its awesome! so, as for the story there you go. We met them, taught them one lesson and committed them to baptism, AWESOME!!! My week officially got better that day. I know there isn't much to tell, how ever I thought I'd share that little tid bit with ya'll!!!! I also got to go hiking this week up a beautiful little peak called Cat Mountain again. Its so much fun! I got pictures that I willl share here in about 2 weeks or so. I have officially seen what shoe polish can do to shoes... I polished some seriously bad looking shoes ( my shoes needed it really bad) and now they sparkle in the sun!! its awesome... Little favors from god... I hope all is well and everyone is doing well!!! love you all and can't wait to tell you about the next adventure this coming week!!!! Love, Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Week 2

HEY THERE EVERYONE!!!!! So I know that the last few weeks I haven't had any stories to share. Well, I have one for Uncle Bart and boy will he be jealous. So, My companion and I went on splits with the district leader this week and for dinner one of the members sent us to Panda Express. Yah, thats not the interesting part. We met a HELLS ANGEL!!!!! and boy was he a stud!! We had a really good talk with him and he actually told us that he appreciates the work we do. He said that we are great men and the work we are doing is more than worth our small amount of time that we spend on missions. Many times we think that even the roughest of people dont need the gospel but even he was once married to an LDS woman. WOW, what a week. That kind of thing makes me happy. The next story I have for you all is about another non member. His name is Rico and he is really quite a man. His wife is LDS and he is looking to convert but he feels like he needs a sure answer. He hasn't recieved it yet and he may never. However, we were at his house the other day (like wednesday or thursday I honestly can't remember what day it is half the time) and he asked us for a blessing. He asked me to give it and I was more than willing. When it was all said and done he thanked me and then his wife needed a blessing (with oil) anyways... So when she sat down Elder Reese asked her who she would like to have give the blessing and she said to me "looks like you are getting a double whammy elder. Will you please give me the blessing too?" which means that Elder Reese annointed and I blessed. What an experience! The blessings were so beautiful and there was so much love. You could really feel the spirit there during the blessings. Please don't forget men, that the Authority you hold to administer the priesthood keys you have is so important. You can be a servant to our heavenly father in more ways than one. I promise that if you take the time to administer to those whom you have been appointed to teach, preach and administer to, you will find greater love, peace and joy in your lives. Don't put off the yoke that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have asked us to use. PLEASE find greater purpose in following, upholding and being an example of the commandments, and the covenants you have made with God. I love you all so dearly and miss you Love Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Week 1

Hey!!! All goes well here in Tucson! I have had a long week and I really don't know where to begin. There really hasn't been much for teaching but I think that the members here are really beginning to understand the real Idea behind missionary work. Time has been moving quickly but it seems like I have been moving really slow. As for the story of the week.... there really isn't one... the people here are really hard to teach and the few who we are teaching are a little hard headed... sounds like you teach yourself a little out here... wow... now there is something I didn't think about.... Revelation and I'm sending ya'll a letter... now thats what I call god working in mysterious ways... I hop things there are going really well. I really miss everyone back home! I am praying for you all!! I wish I had better stories to tell!!!. Mom, I am so happy to hear all of what has been going on. there is more to life than we all thought. Or I should say the world is smaller than I thought. I met a man here in my ward and I need to know if you know the man who converted him. I think i know him but it would be through you that I do... The man I am looking for is Bruce GYMON (I think thats how you spell it) he is from ephriam and he should have been in the Air Force. There really isn't much more I can tell you as far as information. The man who he should know that I met is : James Willhite. If you could find out if he knows him that would be awesome. He really wants to thank him dearly for his testimony and I recognized the name!!! I love you tons. I need 2 more things... Sucrayl (I think on the spelling I'm wrong) and the CHEESECAKE recipie!!! I love you tons thanks for everyting!! Are you sure that Ashton is here in this mission? I cant find him on the board at the mission office... Make sure and then let me know.... Love, Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, March 25, 2013

March Week 4

Hey everyone!!! things are going well here in Tucson... Except for the work. The work in my area is slower than cold tar in January! The people here are really nice but they seem to be burned out in missionary work. IF THIS IS YOU PLEASE MAKE YOUR LOCAL MISSIONARIES JOBS EASIER. There was a talk back a while ago that was entitles "ask the missionaries, they can help" I think.... We all have a duty to our callings. Missionary work is all around us. I really understand now that it takes support, not only from the bishop and the ward mission leaders but also the individual members. It is a blessing to have members want us over for dinner where we can share a message, this can also benefit each of you. I can't tell you the number of times that they have had questions and we were able to help them further their progression in missionary work. To Tyson, Welcome home, from the home of those there. I know now that I know nothing. There really wasn't one thing I can share this week other than that. I hope all of you are doing really well! Easter is coming soon! Don't forget who makes all of this world possible! With Love, Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Week 3

Hey everyone!!! Things are going well here, its starting to heat up. The pavement is beginning to soften... Odd thought huh? Well the lord works in mysterious ways.... We had two blessings given this week and I got to be a part of them both. The Lord tells us that our priesthood authority is extremely important here on the earth and he isn't kidding. I have seen some really life changing things happen... Sometimes not very fast but they do happen. The story I want to tell this week is odd but it works. On wednesday my companion and I went to an investigators home and I ended up with a flat tire. yeah... that sucked. Oh well. I will make it. The next hour or two we spent walking toward our apartment when a man who was probably partially drunk offered his assistance in fixing my tire... Now in a normal situation, you wouldn't ever trust this kind of person. Homeless and Drunk don't reall go together well. But in the instance of Tucson... Thats prettymuch everyone... SO, My companions bike, after we walked into the house were we were, (Ya i said homeless but this was more of a homeless group home thing...) anyway, We came out and his bike was gone.... yeah.... gone.... Well we were pretty much screwed... After we walked home... we jumped in the car we were not going to use (because of miles) and we drove over to the other elders because they said we had a service project possibility... Well if you know me at all, You know that I Will do service any and every time I can get the chance... We went. When we got there the brother that we were helping actually offered his bike to my companion because he didn't use it anymore... it was really cool. We accepted it... The lord works in mysterious ways... we had been thinking about what to do and the lord did it for us. I'm out of time but I hope you enjoyed that!!! Thanks, Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, March 11, 2013

March Week 2

Hello all, This is Elder Frederick here, As for the week, there really isn't much to say about whats going on here, yes, to sister Brady, it was me and my companion who went and visited your Brother, he is doing well and that is the ward in which I am serving. So. Spiritual story for the week. Stay with me cause this kinda gets confusing how its spiritual. For the last three weeks our days have had really good plans and then by about noon or so everything in the afternoon falls apart. The members are really burned out with the missionaries and there is little to no help from them. My companion Elder Reese and I took a morning and talked to really figure out what was wrong between us and the lord and why we were getting no where. Well we came up with a solution. We needed to work more with the less actives and not with our investigators completely. Things have picked up in the last week with that conclusion but things are really still kinda slow. When we received that answer we were both thinking the same thing. We needed to work with the less actives. The best side story for that one is that last week or the week before ( I honestly can't keep them straight anymore) we answered a brothers prayer. He told Heavenly father that if he wanted him back in his fold that he needed to know what time and where church was. We had been praying about what to do and when we were looking through the ward list My companion only saw his name although there were several others with the same last name. God works in mysterious ways. Don't doubt him. Put full faith in him. There is no better life than with him. Remember, God is our Father and he needs to hear from us every day. If you aren't praying, How can we expect to hear him speak what we need to hear. Love you all tons!! Hope all goes well!! I'm praying for everyone I can think of nightly and daily!!! Elder Klynton Frederick P.S. If you don't think I'm praying for you... Just remember. I'm probably thinking about you in that mornings or evenings prayer. :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

First real Letter

I debated what to do with this letter but I decided to include the whole thing for your purusal... forgive my having to type the whole thing. I have tried to keep it as close to how he wrote it as I could. So here goes and ... it is long! Hello Everyone! Here is my official first letter to all of the world as to how I am doing. To recap all of the time I have been on a mission we will start with day 1. February 6th: I got to the MTC, never to see my phone, or family again for the next two years. Excited and bewildered, I got out of the car, hugged everyone there (Molly, Matt, Gram!, my mom, and said goodbye to the chitlens. My heart raced as we went from place to place, unsewing the front pocket in my coat, and thanks to the lady with the seam ripper I now have an official hole in the pocket lining. Oh well. It will make it. The rest of the day we had a fireside kind of thing. They made us stand for where we were from. They told us that we were the first to be in the MTC 12 yes thats twelve days. And then we were shipped off to class rooms where we finihsed our week long day. Feb 7th: (keep up now) Day 2. We awoke after having met our companions the day before, we met our room mates that night and finished off with sleep. Day 2 started with class at 7:00 and we went until breakfast at 8:00 then, back to the class rooms for several hours until about 12:30 when they finally let us eat some lunch. Then back to class for another few hours until dinner at 17:30. Oh yay!... NOT! The day wan't over yet. After spending all day in that class room... Guess what! More class time. Yes... right up until 21 frekin 30! Ugh. I really dislike long days with a passion. When we got back to our "residences" at 21:30 we learned a new rule. Get this... No singing in the MTC! How am I suppose to make that happen? I had my ipod blasting in my head only two days before ALL DAY LONG!! If you can't tell... that rule was extremely hard to keep. We all want to sing and them telling us no was really hard. The day was really long and everything that happened that day was exciting and frustrating all at once. Days 3 and 4: Friday and Saturday were about the same. We got up that morning (friday) and began in the classroom as usual (by now anyway) and studied. After breakfast we studied more and then had some classroom instruction time. About the only thing that changed was we had meetings with our Branch President because they forgot the night before. (The forgetting thing happens more and more as time goes by I promise) The next best/worst thing that happened that day occured just before bed at about 21:30. Mail came! Personally I didn't see anything but my companion (who is a way cool guy) Got 3 packages, 4 letters and about 6 DEAR ELDER'S. It was way cool that he got as much as he did! He has some serious love going on there! So, now on to DAY 4. It all happened the same short of the mail. The Branch Presidency forgot about us again, so we were not only late to most all of our meetings but, we were unprepared too. (the whole forgetting thing gets really old, really fast) Day 5: Sunday. So, Sunday was a new experience. After all of our continueous studying, we were told to be at Sacrament Meeting an hour earlier because the Presidency needed to leave early. They forgot to mention that we were supposed to go to our other meetings an hour early as well and that they started in enought time to be there. We kept studying and when they did come get us, we were scolded for not being there. I officially love communication. When it is effective, things go well, when its not, you generally end up in trouble someone else puts you in. Its Great! (with a touch of sarcasm there!) The day then ended and we went on with life. Days 6-12: Beyond all the times I wont mention being forgotten this week, things went fairly smoothly. Gym is cool but nowhere near long enough, the food tasted great but dang I gained 2 inches around my waist in 12 DAYS!. Not cool. Day 13: Monday. THis is the day we enter the mission field. It was way cool! We left that morning about 6:00 and headed for the airport. That was entertaining. Security is cool... no stops there. next was into the terminal to wait. I called home and talked for about 15 minutes. Which was cool to hear my mom's voice. Things went pretty smoothly from there, we took an almost chartered jet from there to Tucson. I say almost chartered because there were 50 total seats on the plane and 29 of them were missionaries. Yeah. The Lord is hastening his work. When we arrived, it was a balmy 75 or so degrees outside and beautiful. Going from 20 to 75 really is awesome. It was really nice. After getting here, we went to the Mormon Batallion monument, which was cool, we took pictures there and then went to the Mission Office where we had lunch, and spent most of the rest of our day. After doing so, we went to the mission home where we had dinner, had a testimony meeting of sorts and then split and went to where we were supposed to sleep. There were 4 of us who stuck together throughout the MTC, and then through that night who had been the only 4 in our classroom who were going to Tucson the rest of the 12 (so the other 8) went to the Dallas Texas mission. Day 14: This was the day we found out who our Trainers were, and the area we were supposed to serve in for about 12 weeks (2 transfers) and be trained to do what missionaries do. This was also Preparation Day so we went shopping, emailed parents and just did P-Day things. The day ended pretty well, just another day. Day 15 - what ever today happens to be: I bought a bike some time on Saturday, ordered it on thursday. It is a Specialized Hardrock with disc brakes. It's green (kawasaki green) black and white. I bought a helmet and the coolest lock ever! The lock rolls up into a cylindar about the thickness of 2 hocky pucks thick (they call it the puck) Then the weekend hit and then monday came! P-Day was sweet! We went hiking today and it was awesome! We spent about 2 hours and 45 or so minutes round trip. We reached the summit just as the sun began to rise over the Eastern Horizon. It was truly a beautiful sight. We met some families later on in the after noon and one of them is like Uncle Zane! The one man we met is really cool. He is very skilled in Martial Arts. He also knows a lot of really cool health tips. So there you go! The summary over all is that the first few days both in the MTC and the field are slow, but then they begin to fly by. All things are good here. I have learned to make fresh bread, and tie a necktie in 5 seconds so there's that. Hope everyone is doing well! Please send letters! They are more of a support than you know! Just don't feel bad if it takes me a while to send one back. There isn't a whole lot of time in my day. I love you all dearly! Elder Klynton Frederick

In the Beginning

These are the pictures that came from Klynton's Mission President. One with him and his trainer and one with him and his mission president/wife.

Monday, March 4, 2013

March Week 1

Hey all!!! this week Has kind of been a mess, I really didn't get a whole lot of time to do much because of the work, there is much to say for spending time in different places. I have met a lot of friendly and unfriendly people. Much of my time is spent on a bike but thats normal for this area. The Ward here is HUGE and the congregation that actually comes it tiny.... oh well I'm not in Utah anymore Toto... well all is good here I only have a moment or two to tell you all what has been going on. I had an interesting experience this week with sunday... I HAD RIBS FOR DINNER!!!! thank you to the members who love me tons... they are really good... Unlike some other missions, We are actually assigned dinner appointments with the members so I spend that much less money on food. My companinon is amazing. He taught me how to make fresh bread and that saves a TON on food money too. There is so much I learn from him every day I really don't know how companions can get better... Sorry its short again... Hope all is going well!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, February 25, 2013


When his letter gets here I will try to get it on the blog so that all can read it.

Beginning of Week 2 in the Mission Field

Hey ALL!! So, All in all the mission field is amazing. There are hardships no one ever tells you about but at the same time there are more blessings than you can ever imagine pouring out of heaven. This week has been super interesting. I bought a bike and taught some people, there has been a lot going on that way other than you get kicked out a lot. there are some arrogant people on this planet holding out on their decision to really begin to think. oh well. Thank you all for your support! I really wish I had more time to tell you all about this week but I included this weeks summary in my letter my mom will have to post when it gets there in the mail. Thanks for everything you all do! You make this possible for me to keep going. Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

First days in the land of Tucson!

Hey everyone!! Just thought I'd tell you that the weather is AMAZING down here!!! I'm telling you I swear I am moving here for college!!! So first actual story of the week. We arrived here in Tucson yesterday about noon or so and the first thing we did is went to the mission office and THEY FED US DECENT FOOD!!! (little victory there) anyway so after seeing the movie they created for us we got to play some games and really get to know the Presidents Assistants. They are really great elders. I cant tell you how excited I am for the work. By the way, for the sake of Liz, Your brother is my trainer!!! He is such a stud!!! I love him so much. Yeah, off track, after we played games we went to the mission home and we got dinner and then we proceeded throught the night with a testimony meeting a get to know me kind of thing where we filled out a piece of paper with things like what we liked to do and such. Then we split up and headed off to bed. Me and the other 3 elders who were in my MTC district who came to Tucson spent the night at a wonderful sisters house. It was really good of her to house us. Oh yesterday on the plane. Now here is something to think about. There were 29 of us who came to tucson for the mission. When we got on the plane it only had 50 seats. makes you wonder if the church just chartered the entire plane and then sold tickets to those who wanted them after... So its beautiful down here and I really can't wait to send pictures to you all!!! Hope everyone is doing well and everyone is happy! love you all super much!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

First Email Home

Hey, I'm glad to hear things at home are going well, I really don't have any stories to share with you right now, the MTC is awesome, the people here are really good and things are going well. I'm sorry to hear that gram got a blood clot, thats terrible, she will be in my prayers! I love you all and just want you to know how much i care! I'm learning so much about the gospel. There is so much I don't know and so much that it takes to learn all of the things that you all now know. Oh by the way... YOU WHO WENT TO THE MTC!!! YOU ARE SO LIARS!!!!!!!! the time is terrible it passes so slowly. Yes its good but ugh it feels like its passing like cold tar in january. NO MORE LIES!!! its not easy but its definately worth it! Mom, I need you to send me all of the OA ceremonies. Get on to dear and send me a letter every day. the mail is picked up twice a day and its instant. they print it out right here in the bookstore mail room!! i expect to hear from you all. its making it really hard to go through out the day and not have anything to look forward to at night. I will only send handwritten letters on p-day and I can only email on p-day but I expect to hear from you. the other thing I need you to do is write down in your calendar on monday the 18th. that is when I fly out of Salt Lake and head in to the mission field. ya I know its soon but we are the front runner for the 12 day program they are trying. I will spend 12 weeks with my trainer and then i will get my first transfer. I will know more later but I do know that I will call in the morning about 8:00am or so. Please be ready. I love you and hope to hear from you soon! take care of yourself and let me know of anything else going on. I know the lord loves me and wants me to be out here. read D&C 100:12 I think that is the right one I know its in 100 but check it out it will be the comfort you need. love you tons!!!! Elder Klynton Sherman Frederick

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Well, time marches on and I guess it is time to think about revamping this page to something a little more up to date. Klynton leaves for his mission next week and this blog is where I will post his letters so all can read them. He goes into the MTC on February 6 so onward and upward. I will get his information updated so that you can email or send packages.