Friday, October 29, 2010

You won't believe this

My dearest, most wonderful familia!!

Well, you won't believe this, but transfer conference was on Monday and I got called OUTBOUND!! To the GEORGIA ATLANTA MISSION!!! Can you believe that?!? If so, then.... I GOTCHA!!! hahahaha I'm just kidding. I'm still here on Temple Square :) hehehe I hope I got one of you :) ...............ANYWAY, transfer conference really was on Monday- it was SO much fun! Many sisters got called outbound, but I wasn't one of them. :) I actually stayed in the cover zone, still doing FLEET! However, I now have a new companion! Her name is Sister Smith and she is from Tacoma, Washington!! I am now senior companion because she's in her 3rd transfer and I'm in my 4th. We're both really young, but we work reallllly well together! She is such a sweetheart and an amazing missionary! Our first time on the square yesterday was a wonderful experience! We taught together in unity and met some great people! We planned to find 2 men at East Gate at 4pm. Sure enough, we found them! I love it when we find exactly what we're looking for! They were two Germans, so I thought a lot about Blaine!! (Or should I say, Elder Frogget!!!!) They didn't refer for missionaries, but we built a solid relationship with them and at least planted some good seeds. :) Sister Smith is so positive and optimistic- and I can feel her sincere love for the guests that come to the square. I'm really excited for this new transfer. It's gonna be a good one! :)

The first day of the transfer (Wednesday), however, was one of the most stressful days of my life! Sister McNaught was no longer my companion and I couldn't turn to her or depend on her for all the things that I'm still unsure about in Fleet. So all the responsibility was put on my own shoulders and it was intense! I had to wake up at 3am that morning to start sending sisters to the airport. Then, the flights for the returning-outbound sisters were mixed up, delayed, or changed, and I had to coordinate and re-organize, find drivers AND deal with all the other problems that sisters were calling me about for the day. I was exhausted, but I was glad to be able to serve the sisters and to serve the Lord.

There's really no place I'd rather be than right here, serving the Lord. And I'm SO SO SO SO incredibly happy that Blaine is now doing the same!!! I thought a LOT about him on Tuesday night and all day Wednesday. He is now a MISSIONARY!! I'm so proud of that boy!! Wow, our family will really be blessed for having 2 missionaries out serving! I'll strive to work my hardest for you guys and for the Lord! You mean so much to me and you're ALWAYS in my prayers. The Lord is watching over you. I thank Him everyday for protecting and blessing you, and for allowing me to be a part of your lives. You are my shining stars and I love you so much!!! God be with you this week!

ALL MY LOVE, xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

Sister Rochelle Frogget

PS: Last week, when I was still with Sister McNaught, we were in West Gate for our last time, and it was raining pretty hard.... and guess who came and asked for an umbrella??? DAVID ARCHULETA!! hahaha He comes on the square all the time for recordings and performances in the Tabernacle. And we happened to see him. And now, I always use the umbrella that I lent to him that day :) Pretty funny and random.

Saturday, October 23, 2010



It is officially the last week of the transfer! On Wednesday I will be in my 4th!!! Crazy huh?? I'm pretty sure I will stay in Fleet and train another sister in this assignment. Or maybe Sister McNaught and I will stay together! who knows- it's always a mystery! I'll find out on Monday though!! So just to warn you, it is a possibility that I won't have P-day on Friday anymore, so if I don't email you, now you know why. But I most likely will stay! This next week is going to be hectic in Fleet. We will be coordinating all the airport runs for departing and outbound sisters, as well as taking all the new sisters to walmart, etc, etc. Lots to do, and not much time on the square! So I apologize for not having lots of cool stories! Sacrament meeting was incredible this week though. We heard from an amazing man named President McConkie and he told us all kinds of incredible stories from his experience when he was a mission president. It reminded me to continue to nurture and strengthen my faith and never forget to rely on the Lord. I am striving to draw closer to Him so that He can draw closer to me. It's amazing to have such a close relationship with Him. The mission is wonderful! I LOVE IT! Like I've said before, I encourage all who is reading this to serve a mission one day! It'll be an experience you'll never regret!! :)

Yesterday and Wednesday, we had the opportunity to drive up to Park City to pick up the sisters up there and bring them back to Temple Square. They work in a cute little place called "The Family Tree"! It's similar to the Family Search center that I used to work in last transfer! They help people do their family history work. It's such a small place, and the sisters live right upstairs in one big room that has their beds, kitchen, bathroom and desks all in one room! When I went up there I had a feeling I would work there one day! We'll see!! I'm excited to find out :)

Yesterday we had planned to find a single lady and share with her about God's love for her and that she's not alone. (We were very specific in our planning that day!) Well, we found exactly what we were looking for! A young woman named Paige was sitting near the New Testament paintings and we talked with her and brought her to the temple display. We found out that she hasn't lived with or heard from her family in years (and she's barely 18 years old). She's going to school in SLC and has been inactive in the church for quite some time. We asked her what she turns to for a source of happiness, and she said she doesn't even know because she hasn't felt happy in a really long time. :( How sad!! I felt a taste of God's love for her and did everything I could to reach out to her. I truly felt the Spirit speaking through me. I forgot all my fears about not knowing what to say and just said what the Spirit put into my mind. And it all ended up being about God's love for her and that true happiness comes from living the gospel. A scripture reference popped into my mind: Mosiah 2:41. At the time I didn't even know what the scripture was about! But I knew I needed to share it. And when I opened up to it and read it, I realized that it pertained exactly to what we were talking about! Aaaah I love being a mouthpiece for the Lord. When I depend upon Him in humility, I have the privilege of working as an instrument in His hands. We encouraged Paige to come back to Temple Square and to come back to church. I don't know if I'll ever see her again, but I know that I said what the Lord wanted me to say, and hopefully it was exactly what she needed to hear. I love being a missionary! :)

I love you all and think about you often. Are you doing anything fun for Halloween? Let me know, and PLEASE send me pictures! I'd love to see them! You are all my pride and joy and are always in my prayers!!! MUCH LOVE!!!!!!


Sister Rochelle Frogget! :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

October is flying by

Greetings from the square!! :)

October is flying by and the gospel continues to go forth to all nations, kindred, tongue, and people!

Guess what!? Ok so we were privileged to attend the performace of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Sunday- man, was it breathtaking!! I felt like I was in the presence of angels in heaven, singing praises to God! The Spirit was incredible. And at the end, to our surprise, President Monson walked up on stage, along with the governor of Utah! He read a declaration that October 10th is the official Mormon Tabernacle Choir Day in Utah!!! hahaha I thought that was awesome :) And President Monson approved of it. I've been in the same room as the prophet countless times now, and yet, each time my testimony of him is strengthened and renewed. I love and sustain that man. I know that he is a true prophet of God!

Fleet continues to bring unexpected adventures to our lives. There's never a boring day. Sisters always have some random emergency or errand to make. Square time is very limited for us, as I've mentioned before. But I can truly testify of the importance of exact obedience. Sister McNaught and I were able to see the blessings of obedience a few days ago. Tuesday night, as we were planning for the next day, we both had the feeling that we should share the scripture Alma 37:37 with someone. So we wrote it down in our planners and both knew it would be a good day. We hardly had ANY time on the square that day. In fact, we were happy that we at least had an hour. So we made sure to make that hour a good one. Sure enough, the Lord blessed us with a wonderful couple from Kentucky. They were both so teachable- the wife even pointed out the special feeling here on the square. She teared up as we talked about eternal families, prayer, and as we read from the Book of Mormon. We read our planned scripture: Alma 37:37!!! And she was so touched by it! They referred to have missionaries in their home back in KY! What a miracle :) After that tour, we met another couple from Iowa. They were strong baptists and had misunderstandings about the Book of Mormon. but as we explained it to them and testified of its truthfulness, they decided they would find out for themselves and read it. The wife wiped away tears when we talked about the importance of the temple. These two tours were blessings sent from Above!!! Preaching the Lord's gospel brings so much joy and happiness!
It also brings opposition and persecution. A random guy that same day walked up to us and said, "you know the church isn't true, right?" We were kinda caught off guard because he was so blunt about it. He kept going off about how we need to stick with the Bible and that the church is a cult. He said, "Remember me... you'll see... the church isn't true..." Then he walked off and disappeared. It was odd. And it was interesting to see the adversary trying to carry forth his work in hopes that he'll stop the Lord's work from progressing. But his hopes are in vain! Joseph Smith once said, “The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done." ...AMEN TO THAT!!! :)

Yesterday as a district, we were able to drive up to Heritage Park again to do more service! Hundreds of little kids were running around in their Halloween costumes and we got to help them out with crafts! :) it was fun! This morning we were able to attend the temple!! I didn't want to come out! It was so beautiful and peaceful. I found comfort and answers to my prayers. We are SO FORTUNATE to preach the gospel in the shadow of the Lord's temple each and every day. I love this mission :)

I want to thank you, Blaine and Tara, for your letters!!! :) Sorry i didn't mention that in my last email, and sorry for not writing you last week. Maybe I'll write you today :) I love you so much and was so happy to hear from you!!! (by the way, nice painting Blaine! hahahaha At first I thought Derek did it, but then I saw your initials in the corner. You're quite the artist LOL)

As always, you're in my thoughts and prayers, and you all motivate me to do and be better! Blaine, can you believe how quickly october is speeding by!? Pretty soon you'll be in the MTC!!!!!!! I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! Keep preparing! You're in for the best two years of your life!!! I LOVE YOU!!!


All my love,

Sister Frogget

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Are you ready for this?

Hello everyone!! What an amazing week! Are you ready for this?

Well, as you know, GENERAL CONFERENCE was last weekend! Didn’t you just LOVE it!?? I’m jealous that you got to watch all the sessions! We were only able to watch the Saturday afternoon session, but boy was it great! We had to find out what all the other sessions were about by asking the members! So we heard there were some wonderful words spoken. I’m anxious to receive the Conference issue of the ensign next month!

Ok first of all, we had to be on the square at 8:00 in the morning instead of 10:00! No exercise, no studying, no meal times (besides 15 minutes) It was just full-out preaching the gospel, uplifting the members and getting potential referrals from them! Let me tell you, there were THOUSANDS of members. They were everywhere. We were literally going from one family or individual to the next, back-to-back, for 14 hours straight. President told us only to visit with each one for 5 to 10 minutes at the most so that we could get as many names and numbers sent out to the missionaries around the world as possible. Our mission goal was to receive 5,000 referrals in those 2 days. Ha! We dominated!!! We almost made it to 6,000! We worked hard and felt the Spirit so strongly! I LOVE GENERAL CONFERENCE with all my heart!! Even though I didn’t get to listen to all the words, I still got to feel the Spirit and know that we have a TRUE and LIVING prophet today!! How lucky are we?? It is seriously such a privilege to hear, through these men, what the Lord would say if he were here. The protesters that were here couldn’t stand a chance because we as members of Christ’s church have that knowledge! It is now time to use the words that we have heard and apply them to our lives! President Benson said this:

“For the next six months, your conference edition of the Ensign should stand next to your standard works and be referred to frequently--let these conference addresses be the guide to your walk and talk during the next six months. These are the important matters the Lord sees fit to reveal to this people in this day.”

Let us LIVE what we hear and read from these prophets, seers, and revelators!!

I saw many people that I know here on the square!! It was SO GOOD to see them! I also heard that there were many more looking for me but couldn’t find me, so if you were there, I’m sorry I couldn’t see you!! I wish I could have! Saturday was a REALLY HOT day! Can you believe how great the weather was this conference? It has been YEARS that it hasn’t rained or snowed or been freezing cold at temple square during conference. And this time it was over 80 degrees! The whole summer that I’ve been here, I didn’t get sun burnt. But in OCTOBER of all times of the year, I got a nasty sunburn on my arms, face and neck; ironic! After Saturday night, my entire body was aching. I was about ready to collapse! You have no idea how amazing it is to feel really sore from doing missionary work! I love it! And guess what?? President Holmes gathered us all in the Tabernacle that night and praised us for our hard work and rewarded us by allowing us to SLEEP IN for 2 days!!! He also gave us free pizza for lunch those same days! It was amazing and much needed! I love General Conference time! Immediately after those two days, the square was completely empty, and the weather turned on us. It’s now really cold and rainy, and hardly anyone comes to visit. But we’re still having great experiences and miracles. Being a missionary is so rewarding! I love it :)

So apparently there was a talk given by one of the General authorities who spoke strongly and sternly against homosexuality. Well, that really riled some people up--just last night there was a huge protest about it. President told us to get home and locked in our apartments by 5:30pm. We could hear all the people from our apartments yelling and screaming. It was intense. But, we're so fortunate to be wrapped up in the arms of God’s safety, love, and protection. I love this gospel- it has brought me such happiness and true joy in my life. I know it to be true. Keep up your member-missionary work! The Lord needs you! I love you all so much and I just LOVE hearing from you. You're in my prayers. I just love you to pieces!!! :) xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxo



Saturday, October 2, 2010

General Conference Weekend

September is already gone! And here comes October!!! And TOMORROW is General Conference!!!!! Aaaaaaah I'm SO excited! :) We were on the square this morning and there were already SO many members running around. We also had a mission conference this morning and heard that there will be over 100,000 people coming this weekend!!!! That would fill up the conference center about 5 times!!! We have to start our day at 8am and talk to members all day and get potential referrals from them. It's going to be awesome- It's going to be intense! :) It was good to have the meeting this morning because President was able to motivate us and pump us up for this exciting and wonderful time. We get to go to one session of conference! So I'll be at the Saturday afternoon one probably. Look for me on TV! :) lol.

We got a taste of what it's going to be like last weekend when the General Relief Society meeting was here. There were SO many women running around haha. And we unexpectedly got to attend the conference! Wasn't it amazing!? I love our prophet so much- and I support and sustain him with all of my heart. It is always an incredible experience to be in the conference center with 21,000 other people- everyone is talking and chatting, and suddenly, the prophet walks in; everyone stands up and a hush falls over the entire audience. The Spirit is so strong. And the testimony of many is confirmed that he truly is a prophet of God. I LOVE IT! And I can't wait to experience it again tomorrow afternoon! :) :) :)

I got to announce in spanish last Sunday!! It went really well! I'll include some pictures in the email! (They won't be in the ensign though haha- maybe I'll make it in the ensign tomorrow or Sunday!) After we announced, we all stood around for a few minutes to wait for people to come and ask for a tour. Two wonderful ladies from Puerto Rico came up to me and I was able to give them a tour of the square. I have to say that it was probably the best tour I've been able to give in spanish! The Lord truly filled my mouth with the words that He wanted me to say. It's incredible how He works through us. I'm so glad I could have been an instrument in His hands that day and bear my testimony to two of His wonderful children that don't have the gospel in their lives. Aaaah the gospel is so true! I love it! :)

Remember Elder Kortas??? he served his mission in Gardnerville a few years ago. Well i saw him on the square a couple weeks ago and he gave me a potential- a friend of his from back home. I was able to call her and talk to her about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, and she ended up wanting to have the missionaries come over and teach her more! It's incredible how important the members are in this magnificent work. Their example and their testimonies make all the difference! So keep it up! :)

Well this week has been quite stressful as far as our assignments go. Since we're always in Westgate or doing things for Fleet, we hardly have any time on the square. Our numbers have decreased immensely. But it's comforting to know that we're sacrificing our time and energy in helping other sisters see success and miracles. President Holmes was able to tell us that in our interviews this week. AND, because we have been making sacrifices and working hard, God has blessed us with miracles when we ARE on the square! We only had 1 hour yesterday, and in that hour, we gave two tours- and each one gave us a referral! It took up our dinner time and companion study time, and it was completely worth it because we got to see two of His children take a step closer to Christ. Aaaaah I love it :)

This week we gave 5 Fleet trainings. Some to the new sisters, and some to the sisters who already passed off driving. We will be giving the new ones driving tests this upcoming week to pass them off. It was funny because at the beginning of one of the trainings, Sister McNaught and I decided that we would scare the sisters- we told them that President made a lot of changes in the mission and that we would no longer be able to drive mission vehicles- we would have to ride bikes the rest of the mission! It was HILARIOUS to see their faces- they were horrified (especially because Walmart is a 20-minute drive, so it would take hours on a bike lol) but we couldn't keep it going very long- especially me because I can't hold a straight face for more than 30 seconds!! Anyway, it was pretty funny. Good times :)

Well- my wonderful friends and family- I love you so much and pray for you every night. Enjoy every minute of General Conference. There's no better way to spend the weekend than to listen to the words of the prophets, seers, and revelators. Ask questions. Seek for answers. Listen, and the Spirit will speak to you.

Much love is coming your way!!! I LOVE YOU!

Sister Rochelle Frogget

PS: When you have some time I want you to think about and answer these questions:
-Whether you're a convert or have been a member of the church your whole life, when did you first come to know that the gospel was true?
-Who has had the most spiritual influence on you? What was it that they did that impacted you?
-When was your first time to the temple? Who helped you prepare? Who made the difference?

Those are the ones I want you to think about. But this next one I want you to actually answer and send it to me in a letter/email:
-What are some scriptures that have played a strong role in your own conversion?

Let me know!!!