Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lose yourself, find yourself. (And take out the trash)

Heyyyy, whattttt up guys!!?? Frampdaddy here.

I'm doing really good here! I feel way good! I don't have any time to rest here guys! I'm always doing something, it's crazy! Like the only time I have to rest is when I'm teaching! It's almost like basketball. You have to rest on offense but not defense.

I had another good week here in Chile, Parte Alta with my cute comp from Brazil. ha ha We are doing great and I'm proud of my son! He is progressing so much! It is fun to see. It's fun to be a dad, ha ha especially when your son is older then you! But ya, it was a good week. I feel good, I'm kinda tired, but I'm about to sleep with I get home! BOUT TO NAP IT WAY HARD. ha ha I miss talking like that! They don't have that kinda of talk here. They do have this "sacar la mugre" which is like trash talk. Direct translation means to take out the trash!!! ha ha ha so I learned that this week!

For me right now I feel like I am really starting to forget about myself and what I want in this world because right now I don't have any time to think about myself, and to be honest I never felt happier in my life. I know it is true that when we truly forget about ourselves, we find ourselves.

We had an earthquake here this week. It was funny because me and my comp were on our knees praying and then right after we said amen the ground started shaking. The church is true ha ha ha ha! 

On a sad note, this week I found out that Brian ended up dying. I stopped by his house to talk with the family and to see how they are doing and I shared the message of the plan of salvation with them. It was a really spiritual experience. I think it helped them a lot at such a hard time. It is really sad to see the family like that without the knowledge of the gospel. Thanks for all the people that prayed for Brian this week and his family. He was a great kid, and in he short time that I knew him, he had an impact on my life! We know he is in a better place and please continue to pray for he and his family.

I love you guys! Have a great week! Wish me luck, I'm about to get a haircut!

Elder sack (because they dont have Z's here) Frampton

Monday, January 19, 2015

I know how if feels to be a mom . . .


Wow, another amazing week here in Chile! Ya, I'm doing super good here. Me and my comp are doing great. We had a great week here. Jasmin's baptism was on Sunday, which was so amazing. Such a beautiful baptism and she was so cute. She was so excited for it and it was her birthday too, so it was even better! I got to baptize her and the spirit was so strong. I can't really describe it. She said something so cute. She said "Elder Frampton, I'm never going to forget this day!" How sweet! 

Also I had some amazing lessons this week with some of my investigators. I've really been feeling the spirit this week and this is really cool because a lot of investigators are really opening up to us and sharing their personal feelings and it is so cool getting know people for who they really are.

Oh, ya, I've been double-dutching a little. I made friends with this group of kids who like to jump rope so I have been doing a little but of that. You can call me Corbin Bleu.

I've been so tired this week with all this leader stuff and training and baptisms. Like I have to do a ton of stuff and for the first time in my life I can honestly say that I think i know how it feels to be a mom. Like that's how much stuff I had going on this week. ha ha It was at that level.

Everything went good this week except one thing. One of my friends here shot himself this week.  His name is Brian. He is one of my buds here and if you guys could pray for him it would be great. He is in a coma right now. This is crazy. It happened as I was walking past his friends and where he was when he did it so I was there when the ambulance pulled up and everything. The crazy part was that I knew where he lived and they couldn't get a hold of his family so thy asked me to tell his family what happened, which was really hard to do. Even crazier was that the day before this happened I passed by his house to say hi, which is rare because i didn't pass his house for a long time because he wasn't progressing and wasn't ever home. But I passed by the day before and he was drinking with a bunch his buddies and he told me to leave and told me to get away. But for some reason I told him that I loved him before I left and my comp told him the God loves him and then we left. Please pray for Brian!

Love you guys! Have a great week!

Elder Frampton

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Magicians and Miracles

Hey family,  thanks for all the letters this week! It's so good to hear from you!! I really needed all the support of the family this week, so thanks!!! It's so good to hear that Wyatt is tearing it up out there. Like I almost started crying when I read that because of what he's gone through to get to this point. It's incredible! Wow, keep it up Wyatt, and Garrett I hear you're killing it  man!!! That is soooo cool, man! You guys are way further along than I was and this point. Keep rolling baby! 

Thanks dad for your letters, I always love your letters. I know that you are inspired by God to say those things because every time I read them there is something in there that I needed to hear, so thank you guys! I love you all! 

I had an amazing week this week, and I'm feeling really good. I feel fresh. I feel swaggy. My legs are bigger than ever, I'm speaking Spanish, AND I BAPTIZED ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS THIS WEEK! 

Guess what I else I did? I made pancakes this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a family night and we made pancakes. It was freakin' awesome. except they were more like crepes than pancakes, but they don't know what American pancakes are like and they don't need to know, right? ha ha ha ha I tried my best and it was really fun. I really loved the family night that we had. I felt like I was back with my family, or that I was Chilean and a part of the families here. Then I realized that I'm still a gringo, but that's ok.

I'm starting to get the hang of the whole training thing and district leader thing. I'm still learning so much, but I really feel that the Lord is with me in my life right now, and for that I feel like I can do anything. Like literally everything. 

I am really trying to apply fun is the work here, especially for my new comp because I feel like sometimes it is easy to get into a groove of doing the same thing over and over so I like switching it up a little here and there, you know? This week I started to do magic with the kids here. I'm not even kidding. My companion is a magician. Like he is really good, so I thought why not use his strengths? SO WE STARTED USING MAGIC IN THE STREETS TO GET A CONVERSATION GOING. ha ha How cool is that? It worked decently well. It's kind of hard to tie the church in with magic because they kind of think we are like wizards already, but when you think about God is the ultimate magician because he makes miracles happen and he changes people's lives. 

Speaking of which, I baptized one of my best friends this Sunday!! Her name is Francisca and she is 15. I found her in the streets about three weeks ago and I started teaching her and got to know her really well and the trials that she has faced. To see how she has changed since the time I met her to the person she is now is a miracle. She got to go to girls camp this week with the young women and now she is best friends with all the young women when before she didn't have any friends and she lived alone with her mom. All the young women were so excited for her to be baptized. It was sooo amazing to see the support of the ward in her life and the change in her life. It is so weird. I see this change in her life, but really I feel like we went though it together and my life has had the same impact. She asked me to baptize her and she kept saying, "I'm going to miss you when you leave" ha ha It was cute!! It made me feel like I'm making a difference here. 

It was awesome and next week we have a baptism with the cutest little girl ever. I'm so excited. I'll send you guys the photos next week of her. Her name is Jasmin.

That's all I got.

Love you guys! 

Elder Frampton

Monday, January 5, 2015


Hey family, 

How are you guys doing with the death of Gigi? I found out today about it. The president called me today to tell me! It's crazy. I was shocked! Another death already? It's weird how it has all happened while I'm on my mission! But mom, thanks for your letter. It really helped me a lot this week, and those stories are amazing. I love the stories and I LOVE THE ONE when Papa said he was going to teach the Chileans the gospel. I really think its true that there are people preparing the people that I am teaching here. Thanks for that mom. 

This week has been absolutely crazy for me. I have been called to be a district leader and also my companion is from Brazil and he is brand new so I am training him. It is crazy because I just finished my training and I still can't communicate, so it's nuts that I'm a trainer and a district leader. 

Just a lot of changes here. And then today I found out that Gigi died, and I also found out that Cassidy is dating someone else, so ya, a ton of changes this week. But it's all good. It's really giving me the opportunity to grow and become  better person and become closer to my Heavenly Father and really put all my trust in him. 

I just want to say thanks for your support in my life and especially right now because I can really feel your prayers. Thanks for that. 

I love you guys like crazy!

Elder Frampton 

My boy Ignacio wants to be a missionary.