Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Easter from Cali!

This week was another great week! one of our investigators, Alex, is progressing very well. He's reading and praying and is always there when we meet with him. I went on exchanges with Elder Taylor this week. He took over the area for the first time and did a great job! Elder Manning is doing a great job traning him. We set his first baptismal date while on the exchange. It was a great lesson! The Spirit was there. This week we found a member that was going all the way to L.A. to go to church because she didnt know about the one we go to. We ran into her later on p-day and then found her house by a miracle and she came to church yesterday! She is a solid member. We're teaching a boy how to read English. Next time we want to share the dvd about the Restoration. We have a lot of potential and will be focusing on listenting to the Spirit about who to go by and when. HAPPY EASTER!!

You asked what white washing was.  White washing is when two new missionaries go into an area.  They don't know the members, investigators, city streets,  they are new to everything in the area.  A lot of it is happening because wards are getting more missionaries.  If you get sister missionaries they will be white washing because there aren't any sisters to "hand off" the area to them. I'm sure the missionaries in the ward know what it means.  The display from the visitor's center in D.C. sounds cool!  Send me some pictures if you can. 
Elder Frost

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Transfers ...... to Whittier!

This week was a great week! It's awesome to be with Elder Fife again! The area is great and we have a lot of potential going for us and for the zone. Elder Fife is a go-getter and that is super awesome. Its good to be on the move all the time. I feel like Elder Fife and I are going to do great here! We found a man named Chris who seems to have a lot of potential and we just contacted a family who were former investigators yesterday! With a lot of prayer and faith the Lord can bless this area a lot! I can feel the Lord putting everything into our hands.... I hope we don't mess it up. The zone is doing well and so are the areas that are white washing. Elders Tamacas and Wahlen have a date for the 31st of this month and Elder Manning! I think this zone is about to blow up!!

I think Elder Fife likes being a zone leader and I think we will work well together!  I'm excited about it.  We have always had sister missionaries in this mission since I have been here and we do have some in our zone.  They do the work a little differently then Elders most of the time so I'm interested to see how it will help out the ward back home!  We are seeing the surge big time.  We are at 191 missionaries in our mission and we were around 150-160 and we might be getting up to 250 before the end of the year so things are getting intense out here!! It is super awesome!
Elder Frost

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

News from Long Beach

Como estas?  This transfer the zone leader responsabilities have really taken up a lot of time.  I'm not in the same stake that we meet with because the Spanish stake that we are a part of is outside of our mission.  We meet with the Stake President of the Cypress stake as apposed to the one for the Santa Ana Sur stake.  He has a way to get the whole stake more focused on missionary work and making it the "culture" of the stake.  He is going around to every ward during wark council and sharing this plan he has. 

One of the coolest things to do is to learn how Christ taught, or the Apostles and then mimic it in a lesson or a contact and feel the Spirit work throught you because you take on a better mind set and incorporate different attributes of Christ, which allows the Spirit to work.  I am really starting to realize how to love and show love.  I'm not perfect but its getting better.  I realized it a lot this week as I was saying bye to people because tomorrow I get transfered to Whittier after being here for 6ish months.  I will be with my MTC companion Elder Fife so im excited about that.  I don't know my new address yet but I'm still a zone leader and I'm still in a car but I think we will be biking because it's a small area.   You can still write me at the address to the right and I will get the letters.

This week was a good week.  I went on an exchange with Elder George this past week.  His heart is in the right place and he has been doing well.  He has a good sense of being able to tell when things are working smoothly and when they are not.  He has the desire to always do his best and he knows why he is out here.  The Martinez family is doing great!  I gave the kids some HLJ (CTR) rings.  this past transfer we have had the opportunity to give many blessings to the Sisters.  It's always tough to leave an area but it helps me see the love I really have for those I have served and helps me feel and understand the purpose of a missionary better.  It does cause me to feel like I wish I could have done more but I like to turn that into motivation for the next transfer.  I'm excited to be with Elder Fife and hope to teach some families in Whittier!!!
Elder Frost

Monday, March 4, 2013


Well it's about time this blog got updated!  I've been out for 16 months and the mission is great!  I love the work I'm doing and serving the people in Long Beach.  I'm currently a zone leader and have been spending a lot of time with this responsibility.
This week was a good week.  It was full of good meetings and we had to help out some missionaries during the week.  We didn't get the opportunity to teach as much this week.  It has caused me to learn to take advantage of the teaching situations I'm in.  A recent convert, Mauricio, blessed the sacrament this week and bore his testimony!  It was awesome!!  The Stake Presidency meeting we had this week was good and the stake has a great vision for the future.  Zone meeting this week was really good!  We taught by the Spirit and it really helped our numbers this week.  Our zone has had some baptisms the past two weeks and the missionaries are setting dates like crazy!  It's awesome!  We had an investigator at church yesterday (Mario).  It was nice that he came and I think things are getting better with him and his family.  I went on exchanges this week with Elder Shields.  He can teach well. He likes to crack jokes and is easy to get a long with.  Over all things in the zone are good and it will only get better!
You can all write me at the address to the right and keep coming back as more updates will be coming!

Elder Frost
Mauricio & Rocio's baptism!