Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January Week 3

Hey everyone!!! Well its transfers week for me again, except I'm not going anywhere. My new companion is going to be Elder Collins. He is a really cool kid. I served around him in Sierra Vista when I was in the Hereford ward.... Wow... it seems so long ago that I was there. Its been 6 weeks and yet it seems like forever. So this week I was thinking about what to write for my email and Then Heavenly Father presented me with a story to write about. I was sitting at my apartment after a long day and I got a call from the Wiebelhaus', in west Tucson. If you don't remember this is my 1st convert and her husband and then their daughter claims me and elder Reese as her missionaries. Anyway, he called me and said that they are coming down to Safford to a cabin that they have here and they wanted to come see us. After that happened the story just kind of developed. They came over and Reese and I spent some time talking to them. It was nice to just get to see them before Elder Reese comes home in 2 days. Its crazy to think that I knew him before, and I came out when he was just over a year, and now I will see him go home. He was an awesome companion and is a great missionary. As time went on we parted ways but it was so good to see them and see the love that not only they have for him but the love that he has for them. It confirmed to my heart at that moment that families are not only eternal, but they can also soften, and bring great peace to a soul yearning for love and for a connection that some may not see. I also had confirmed to my heart that when we make choices, we also sometimes choose family and when we choose wisely, we find that we love them as much, and sometimes more than our actual families. Friends can become more than that. We begin to see the pure love that Christ had for each of us. Its days like that, which make a mission worth it. I know that families can be together forever through the divine plan that our Heavenly Father and his Son, not only put into place but sacrificed everything for so that we could also come to take part in the beautiful blessings that we are given. Each day can be what we choose it to be. Love you all!!! Elder Klynton Frederick

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January Week 2

Hey everyone!!! I have an interesting story for you all this week. We were at our Christmas conference and President Killpack gave the whole mission a Christmas gift... sort of. Our gift was to leave our mission and go to Phoenix and listen to Elder Holland speak to all of the missionaries. The sort of part is that the mission had to give up 150 miles for each vehicle. well the 150 miles really doesn't bother me but after about a week we got some news about the speaker. Elder Holland wasn't able to make it. His schedule changed. Although it kinda made the whole trip not super worth it, I was thinking about the other speaker and the Spirit whispered to me and my thoughts changed. It really didn't matter who the speaker was as long as he prayerfully prepared for the conference. If he did that then the message is the same. It won't matter if its Elder Holland or President Killpack, it would be the same. Not only that but I got to leave my mission with the mission Presidents permission. I can officially say that I got to leave my mission on my mission. It was awesome. Now, here's an interesting fact for you. When we got to Phoenix, and we got off the bus we all kind of had a sigh of relief. The sun wasn't nearly as intense there as it was here in the Gila Valley or anywhere I've been. Its almost completely different. I think almost all of us noticed it too. It's really weird but true..... The talk was by Elder Wright of the 70 and it was really good. I think I learned more from the movies of Ephriam's rescue and 17 miracles than I did from the talk though. It was cool. Well everyone, The week was really good. I hope things are really good Love you all! Elder Klynton Frederick

Monday, January 6, 2014

January Week 1

Hey everyone! Now that Christmas is over, missionary work is beginning to pick up again. Things are going really good right now. We have several new investigators who seem really solid. All of them have shown real interest in the gosple and they have a real love for it. Thank you all for the Christmas cards and boxes. If you haven't recieved a letter that I have your box, don't worry I will send one to you. Thank you all for your support not only during Christmas but during the course of my mission as well. This week I wanted to focus on what the new year brings and some of the challenges that we face. First off, I wanted to share what I have seen all my life and what we will probably continue to see happen at the New Year. Our New Years resolutions. When the beginning of the year comes, we all want to set goals and have something that we want to work better each day, month and year on. Lets take a step back and think for a moment before we do just that. Goals are good to have. They help us to accomplish things that we want to do, however, we need to create a VISION of what we want to be, either where, who, or what. If you can see it you can be it. Its important to have that vision. Now, goals are what? Steps right? like a staircase, each goal is another step. Our vision is to reach the top of that stair case. Each goal needs to be smart. SMART- that stands for Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. After you have set these goals, then go forward and work toward your vision!!!! I hope you all have a wonderful year and I hope you had a Merry Christmas!!! Elder Klynton Frederick