Hey Mom, I had a great week. I’m freakin’ tired. I didn’t even get a p-day this week and we have not had a lot of time to sleep, but we are doing super good! We are doing way good! We are super happy and it’s been so awesome. We have been helping a lot with the Christmas choir, which has been fun, and we are also getting ready for the Christmas actividad de la navidad. I’m just hanging in there and trying my best! Our family of investigators came to church. We hope everything is okay with them because we haven’t been able to see them due to how hard we have been working! I don’t have any more time left! I usually have more time but I’ve got to help with the choir! Just know that I love you guys and that God is blessing us and that I’m doing great! Love you, Mom. P.S. We are making a Christmas special of The Office, btw!
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
I would say that this week has been the busiest week of my life!!! All the conferencias . . . like I honestly didn't stop working once like week.
We woke up at 6:30, showered, read the scriptures for 15 minutes, packed up the van with all the tables and things we need for conferencias, then take off at 7:15. We set everything up--tables, chairs, projector, screen, lunch--and then the conference starts and 9 a.m. We make a presentation, the president teaches, we play games, read scriptures, have a great conference and then it ends at about 5 p.m. We then take everything down and get out of there by 6 p.m. Then we have to get everything ready for the next conference. We buy lunch and breakfast for the missionaries and we get back to the house at 10:30, change, brush teeth, pray, and then hit the sack. Then we get up and do the same thing all over again! Non-stop work this week. It was crazy!
So that is basically what happened this week! It was a great success, and everything went really well! We had a killer presentaciòn! it was awesome to see all the missionaries, that was for sure. the best part about all the conferencias--plus eating pizza every day for a week. ja ja
It's hard to write these letters. It's not the same, you know? I mean when I was a normal missionary I was always out in the street teaching people and every day was a new adventure. As the assistant it is a lot different. Sometimes I'll have moments when I'll think, "Man, I've been here in Walmart for an hour now buying these things for the conference." And I'll think, "Gosh, I should be out teaching the gospel," you know? But I really try to remember that what I am doing is really important for all the missionaries! If I didn't love the missionaries so much, this job would be a lot harder! But I'm super grateful and happy and I'm excited for the next battle this week!
Let's take it on! Lesssss go! l
Love Elder Frampton
P.S. When we went up north for the conferencias, we went by the Parte Alta to say hi to a few of my converts. I saw Francisa. She's doing great. She was soooo excited and she told me that she went to the temple like four times and right now is reading the D&C! I was sooo happy. Ii didn't get to see Christina. I tried to call her but she didn't answer. I did talk to Alexander and he is doing awesome too! He is really excited to get the priesthood! but ya, it was such an amazing experience to see them again! So cool because now I can speak really well in Spanish and stuff, you know!
I also got to go to Valpo and it was as super sweet to see my converts there too.
Posted by Debbie Frampton at 9:47 PM
Sunday, November 8, 2015
I'm really happy and excited about everything in life and in the mission! The Lord is blessing me soooo much I can't even explain how much he has blessed me lately. I'm learning so many awesome things. I'm so grateful for what the Lord is teaching me. I'm really tired, but its like a happy tired! As an assistant I have to really put extra effort in to always be happy and excited. Like before it was easy and I didn't have a lot of things to worry about, and I wasn't running around like a chicken with his head cut off like I am now. Now I really have to try to always have a smile on my face even when I'm super stressed or tired or frustrated you know. I
I've made it my goal as assistant to complete all my responsibilities being freakin' happy even though IT IS A LOT OF STRESS!
But I've had so many great experiences as an assistant. It is such a different type of work because I don't get to teach the people as much but I am with the missionaries a lot, and I hope I'm making a difference in their lives.
I'm heading back to Vina today and next week is just full of conferences . It will be a crazy busy week. but I couldn't ask for anything more!
Hey, I HAVE GOT A BIG TREAT FOR YOU GUYS!
I have just sent you the NEW BOOK OF MORMON CHALLENGE!!!! It is going to be freaking awesome if you choose to DO it!! The challenge starts November 1st and goes until the end of January.
I love reading the Book of Mormon. on my mission I have read it three times now and it seriously has changed my life so much. I have received so much revelation and so many answers to my prayers through this book. The way it has really helped me is when I read it and apply it by reading it with specific questions in mind and looking for answers. In the Document you will find a few questions and the goal is to study the Book of Mormon looking for the answers to those questions, because I know that through studying the scriptures diligently with prayer and pondering, God will answers us through the power of the Holy Ghost. Also I left two free spaces so you can add your own questions! I love studying like this cause it gives me purpose in my studies and helps me apply what I read into my life. So I organized each question with a color so that you can highlight the answers with that color so you wont forget.
I know the Book of Mormon is true and that it is the most correct book on the face of this earth. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that he restored the Church of Jesus Christ because I read this book and knowing that I've never been so happy! I challenge you to read the Book of Mormon with me this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, and I challenge you to invite your friends and family and roommates and teammates and work buddies and dogs and cats and everybody to read it with us too because we need the spirit in our lives every day. I know that as we read together we will receive the spirit!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Alright, Alright, Alright, imma bout to give a quick update on my mission and life as AP.
To sum it up in a about three words . . . I AM TIRED! I'll tell you right now that I've never been soooo tired in my life. Like literally, I'm exhausted! I thought that I couldn't get more tired than I was when I did QUINCY LEWIS CONDITIONING (those who have done it know what I mean), but I can now say that being an AP is even more tiring. Maybe not as much physically, but mentally YES, which is even tougher!
You're probably asking what is it that we have to do? I think the best way to answer that question is by saying that we do everything. Every little detail to make the missionaries and president happy, we do it. Every little detail to make the mission run smoothly. There is a lot of responsibility and it is tough. I don't sleep a lot and you guys know I like my beauty sleep. The last three days we had like nine hours of sleep.
I am learning a lot lot lot lot of things right now if my life. I think what I'm learning right now more then anything in my mission and in my life is that "THE SPIRIT IS IN THE DETAILS!" The spirit truly helps me know which details to organize first. Something so simple and yet the spirit guides me. For example, if we have a conference with one of the zones in the mission, first we have to tell the zone and give out assignments. Then we have to make sure the church is clean and that we have enough chairs and that the projector works and the screen works and the microphone works. And that the bathrooms are clean and there is toilet paper and the bus tickets are purchased so the missionaries can come. Then we have to call all the missionaries so that they prepare their talks and tell them what to bring. Then we have to make sure that the camera is ready to take pictures with president and his wife. There are just sooo many little details just for a little conference you know? It's amazing.
I'm so grateful that I'm having this experience because before I never realized how much work and effort people put into events in my life so that I had a good experience and enjoyed myself. Now I'm realizing that and I'm literally having to change the way i think. Like I have to always be thinking one step ahead. I always have to be aware of what's going on and what I will do if something goes wrong. I'm always thinking what to do if President's mic doesn't work, or if the camera doesn't have batteries. It's a constant thinking process and stressful thing, and its crazy how much I'm changing in that aspect. Now I'm always aware of the details and thinking one step ahead!
ITS HARD BUT ITS FUN AND I KNOW THIS JOB WITH WILL BE A BLESSING THROUGHOUT MY LIFE.
So that is just a little bit about what I'm learning and experiencing here in the mission. There is so much I could share about the mission but I don't have enough time, and honestly I didn't work in the field this week more than a total of five hours. We have been so busy doing all the transfers and we had to close two pensions this week and we had to go to Santiago twice this week.
But it was a great week, I won't lie. I enjoyed it, and the mission is running smoothly. I feel like the president is really proud of me and trusts me a lot and I kinda feel like he's like a grandpa to me! its been a dream come true being able to work with him so closely! We actually have been playing soccer together in the mornings too!
But, ya I miss the field. The 5 hours we did have this week we killed it and enjoyed it and helped a lot of people! I traded my tie with my friend Oscar that I found in the street.
I am learning how important it is to be example and to be happy even when I get stressed sometimes.
I love the mission. I love God and his prefect plan. I know he loves me and trusts me because he gives me these times to grow! I love this calling and I love Jesus Christ and the atonement. That's the only thing that keeps me going out here. If I didn't feel the love and grace of my Father in Heaven and through his son Jesus Christ and his atonement I wouldn't be able to keep going and pushing. But I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and my brother and he will come again and that God is teaching me and preparing me to became like him and to live with him and my family one day. Knowing that, and FEELING THAT, makes me feel like there is NOTHING in this world that can stop me from achieving it.
Less gooooo! Lets do this. We keep pushing because we got vision, baby. We got eternal vision!
Posted by Debbie Frampton at 9:33 PM
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Zach sent us an audio letter this week. He has a native companion right now so he is speaking Spanish 24/7, which explains why half of what he said to us was in Spanish and half was in English.
To the best of my translation he reports that this week has been awesome and fun and crazy, but it went super fast (muy rapida) He and his companion road-tripped to the North (norte) five hours (quatro horas) away and had conferences where he got to get to know a lot of the mission and see a lot of his friends that he has made on the mission. A General Authority visited and talked to them about the importance of the spirit, the priesthood, and the atonement. As far as the work in the mission home goes, he says it's just a very different type of work. He basically drives a lot, and laughs a lot, and makes a lot of jokes. He is just really enjoying the mission.
Here's a message from his companion Elder Herera:
Buenos Dias Familia Frampton--good morning. Just I want to say your son is a good missionary. He's doing good. All the missionaries love him. Everyone says "Oh, you are the new assistant? I knew you were going to be."
I'm very happy for him. I learn a lot of things from him. He is, I don't know, very enthusiastic. The assistants don't baptize a lot here in this sector, but we came, and we are going to baptize one again, and I know it is because of the unity we have and the friendship. Just know that he has been good here. He baptizes a lot here and I know that the Lord put his confidence in him.
When we were with the president and we made the changes and we said "Okay we need a new assistant," we felt the spirit so strong in us, and we say "who can come here," and we say, "I feel Elder Frampton" and we say, "no, but he has only 9 months on the mission. He is very young. Okay, we need to pray again." And we prayed and we feel, "Elder Frampton" And we prayed again and we knew it was him. And now I know why he is here. Because the missionaries need the happy he has, and the power he has for his work. Thank you for every thing you did for him before the mission. We can see in him he has good parents. This is my message for you.
Posted by Debbie Frampton at 1:56 PM