I just love Christmas! It will be different and weird being away from home, but it will be worth it. Serving the Lord as His full-time servant is exactly what I need and want to be doing right now. It is incredible!
Well, Sister Smith and I did MTC contacting again last Saturday! And it was for the sisters that were coming here to Temple Square on their missions! So I was able to meet Sister Klein who was in Blaine's zone in the MTC! That was fun. I was companions with Sister Buleje from Peru!! She hardly knows ANY English, so I basically explained everything to her in Spanish! We practiced making phone calls in the referral center, and I taught her how to do it all in Spanish! She did really well when she called one of my potentials. And now she's here on the square because TRANSFERS were on Wednesday!!!! I'm already in my 5th! I'm no longer with Sister Smith :( I thought for sure we would stay in Fleet together. But now she's in Fleet with another sister, and I'm with Sister Wilson from Portland, Oregon! She went to BYU, and we just found out last night that we had the same Book of Mormon class freshman year!! haha! She is such an obedient missionary with a strong testimony! I'm excited to serve with her! I am in "South 1" zone. All the zones have changed. SO MANY things are changing in this mission. It is completely different from when I first got here. We are now all TEACHING zones! That means that we all get to have progressing investigators over the phone! They've had a couple zones doing that the last 2 transfers, but I never had the chance to do it. So Sister Wilson is helping me and teaching me what to do. We actually had 2 lessons yesterday, and we're going to teach them again tomorrow! It's so different! I'm not used to talking to people more than once! haha But it was incredible. We start and end with a prayer in each lesson (which is kind of weird on the phone, but you get used to it after a while). We always invite the investigator to say the closing prayer. Every time I'm almost in tears because of their humility and their willingness to learn and apply these teachings. We are currently teaching a man named Quincy from New York and a young guy named Henry from California. Henry basically bore his testimony to us yesterday and I was amazed at his faith! He will be a SOLID member, for sure. What an amazing thing this is! I'm really excited for this transfer. There are many miracles in store. I can't wait to tell you all about them! Another neat thing about teaching is that we get to be in "chat" which means we are assigned to talk to the people that come on mormon.org and teach them about the basic beliefs of the church! It is so fun! Except there are SO many people that are "trollers" and are just there to waste our time. I'm learning to discern who is sincere and who is not. It is awesome. Henry is actually a guy that came onto mormon.org and talked to us. Then we offered to teach him over the phone and that's what we're doing! Cool huh? I love it!
I absolutely loved the Christmas Devotional last week! If you haven't seen it, go online and watch it! President Holmes was kind enough to allow us to attend! Something that President Eyring said really stood out to me: "The greatest gift we can offer is to point others to [Christ] and eternal life." I use that quote all the time now with the members that come on the square. It truly is our privilege and responsibility to share the gospel with those that don't yet have it. I just love this Christmas season and send the best wishes to you all! Remember our Savior Jesus Christ. Make Him your priority- for Christmas, and for the rest of your life. I love Him and His gospel! I hope to hear from you all soon! ALL MY LOVE!
Sister Rochelle Frogget