Tuesday, August 30, 2011

There are souls to save


What an amazing (and humbling) week! There's so much to tell, but I'll just go over the highlights! We had a leadership meeting last week by President Holmes and the assistants. INCREDIBLE. I learned SO much. We had a special focus on Jesus Christ. HE needs to be the One that we focus on in this work. As Temple Square missionaries, we send people home with a picture in their minds- they might leave here, remembering all about the pioneers and their sacrifices; or they might leave with a picture of Joseph Smith in their minds, or the Book of Mormon. That is not how it is supposed to be. We must send them home with a picture in their minds of JESUS CHRIST.

They must know that we know He lives. They must know we love Him and worship Him. In every contact and tour, we must testify of Him. Not only that, but give a personal testimony that we have come to know for ourselves that He is our Savior and Redeemer. We practiced and role-played, and then put it into action. I cannot tell you how much of a difference it makes!! The Spirit is so much stronger. Contacts and tours are much more focused. There are so many more miracles! I love it! My testimony of Jesus Christ is traveling all across the globe. I love my Savior and I know that He lives. The Atonement is real. Thank heavens for that!

We took around a lady named Guadalupe from Mexico! What a sweetheart! She was just in tears as we took her up to the Christus. She has such a strong love for the Savior. We talked about eternal families, and she said her family is struggling right now (who's family isn't? lol). We promised her that the gospel will bring her family closer than ever before. And she referred for missionaries! We'll be teaching her over the phone too!!! <3 I love being a missionary.

Guess what?? Sister Vennerholm and I have some new friends! Three of them..... President Monson, President Eyring, and President Uchtdorf!!!!!!!! We were in the church office building, walking back to the square, and they were going to the temple together. We didn't actually meet them, but they said hello to us and smiled as we walked by :)

President Uchtdorf was especially enthusiastic-- I think it's because Sister Vennerholm has her Swedish flag haha. Europeans have a special connection with each other lol. Anyway, we could literally feel the power from them as we walked by. It was amazing. The Spirit was so strong! We saw the Prophet of God. He is called by God and speaks as His mouthpiece! We wanted to yell it out to everyone on the Square! :) The message we have is an amazing one! We should yell it out.. to the whole world!

That's all for now! More miracles to follow next week! I love you to Pluto and back, and pray that you're doing well!

Hasta luego! There are souls to save. Better go! :)

Sister Rochelle Frogget

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gomorgon Familjen!

Now I'm switching from German to SWEDISH!! Sister Vennerholm is absolutely hilarious and a lot of fun!!

It is going to be a FANTASTIC transfer! :) It's sad not to be with Sister Kleine anymore (we were really good friends), but she is in my district, so I see her and work with her all the time anyway! My district is awesome- there are 4 companionships and we're all from different countries- Tahiti, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Malaysia, Belgium, and Hong Kong! I'm the only American!!! I'll have to send you pictures of our district next week (after my first district meeting! wish me luck!). Being District Leader is actually a lot of fun! We collect teaching numbers, interview each companionship, go on exchanges with them, meet w/the Zone Leaders to brainstorm ways we can help each sister, give trainings and district meetings, and just take every opportunity to serve! I am loving it so far.

Working with Sister Vennerholm has already taught me so much. She is so full of faith and always strives to follow the Spirit when we teach and take tours. We've been taking a lot of people from Germany around! It's so sad because my German is of course VERY limited, but we teach in English and teach very simply. It's helping us to keep our teaching brief and powerful- which is exactly what we need. We took a lady named Lynn around. So sweet, and not sure where she stands in God's eyes. She knows quite a few members of the church, and has noticed that all of us just seem so happy, no matter what happens. She recognized the really peaceful and special feeling on Temple Square. We promised her that she could have that feeling with her ALL the time, and she wanted it.... but she didn't want to give her information to us!!! It was so sad! We re-invited her a couple times and bore strong testimony, but she just wouldn't do it. I'm just glad she was able to feel the Spirit here and now knows where to contact us. I hope and pray that she does!

Guess what!?? Sister Vennerholm RUNS to the phone whenever I get a Spanish page, so I've been taking more Spanish tours!!! YAY! I'm getting back into the swing of it! We took 2 ladies from Spain around- which was absolutely exhausting because first of all, my Spanish was still rusty, and second of all, most Europeans always ask so many questions and don't believe the answers they hear. But it was VERY good practice for the future, that's for sure. THEN... the next day, I took a lady and her son around- from Mexico. They LOVED everything and believed what they heard. We took them through God's Plan for His Family. I asked the little boy in Spanish what he likes about his family. He replied by saying he likes being together with them, and then he just started bawling! And he was only 9 years old! It was the sweetest thing. No eyes were dry that day. Family is such a tender and special unit- central to God's plan for us on this earth! They referred for missionaries, and I'm sure they'll be baptized later down the road :) What was I thinking not taking Spanish tours!!! They're the miracles!! I'll be sharing a lot more of those this transfer! Just wait :)

We met 2 girls that served together in New York and got home last year. We were up by the Christus, just talking about post-mission life, and how it's harder than it seems to keep up the spirituality and missionary work. But still possible. We started talking about the importance of daily scripture STUDY and how vital it is if we want to stay close to the Spirit, and to really KNOW God and Jesus Christ. I asked them how much they'd like to have a scripture study session with one of the Apostles... How amazing would that be? A one-on-one session with an Apostle of the Lord. You would learn so much and find so many new treasures! right? .... well think of this.... imagine studying the scriptures, one-on-one, with a member of the Godhead... Now how amazing would that be? Well, we have that right! If we let Him, the Spirit of God can direct our scripture study. Everyday. And help us learn and grow and find new treasures each day. I know that when I do that, the results are miraculous. And I end up using what I learned throughout the day. I love the scriptures. I know they are the word of God. I know God speaks to us individually through them. I am determined to read and study them EVERYDAY, especially after the mission! I know the scriptures are TRUE!! :)

I was reading in the Conference Ensign the other day and found a powerful statement by President Eyring:

"There is danger to our testimony in only casual study and reading of the scriptures. They are necessary nutrients for our testimony."

It was eye-opening for me because it can be easy to just read a few chapters and call it good for the day. But that is not enough. STUDY them. SEARCH them. DELVE into the scriptures. Both your testimony and your spirit need that nourishment. Every single day.

I love you all more than words can say!!! Hugs and kisses from the one and only...

Sister Rochelle Frogget


Monday, August 15, 2011


Hello once again from beautiful Temple Square!!

Miracles continue to happen everyday here on the Square. Not a day goes by without them. The Lord is sifting the people that come and is sending the truly prepared ones to us! However, we are still seeking for a German referral! We take SO MANY German tours, and they're GREAT... We meet so many cute families that love what they see. We teach and bear testimony, but they just don't want to meet with the missionaries!!! It's so sad! We are trying to have more Spirit-filled tours and contacts. The Spirit is the one that can speak heart-to-heart with these people. We cannot teach without Him. So we're working on that. Although.... Sister Kleine and I only have ONE MORE DAY together... :( We just had transfer conference this morning in the Tabernacle! It was a special occasion because we got a TOUR of the building- including all the underground tunnels!! We got to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, and recording rooms! And one of the well-known organists gave the tour and showed us all kinds of neat things about the organ :) It was fun! Then, we found out who our next companions would be and where we'll be serving! SO.... starting this Wednesday, I will be with SISTER WENNERHOLM!! from SWEDEN! We are in the North 3 Zone, and I am a district leader!!! lol. That should be fun! I'm excited to have the opportunity to serve these wonderful sisters. I have a lot to learn- it's going to be a great transfer! :)

During this busy summer season, we don't have much time in the call center, which makes it difficult to call all the referrals that we receive. Especially Spanish referrals! We receive hundreds of them a day!! So President allowed all the Spanish sisters to have a Spanish Marathon on the phones!!! It was a lot of fun! My spanish has been a little rusty lately, but doing the marathon for 2 hours everyday for 3 days helped me gain back some confidence and fluency. And a few of the people that I talked with referred for missionaries! This upcoming transfer, I am DETERMINED to take as many Spanish tours as possible and just work as hard as I can. I still don't have a Spanish companion to help me out, but I do have the Spirit, and that's all I need!!! :)

We met 2 co-workers last week, and one of them was Lina- she actually lived in Minden for a while, and worked at GE!!! She saw my tag and recognized the name! I think she has met you, Dad!! Anyway, she and her co-worker Ryan loved everything and decided to have missionaries come share more with them! I was thinking about it the other day, and SO many people pass by Temple Square, or walk through it, or even spend all day inside the gates, and most of them don't realize that what they're searching for in life is RIGHT HERE!!! They want to be truly happy-- we have the secret to true happiness! They want to know what life's purpose is... we know the answer! They want to feel loved or important. We know the way they can feel it! They are seeking for the truth, but they don't know where to find it... and it's right in front of them! So that gives me as a missionary a heavy responsibility I think! I must work hard and talk to everyone. I must bear bold and loving testimony of what I know to be true!!!

...and that's something we ALL must do! We have that responsibility. I love the hymn that says, "Because I have been given much, I too must give.." That's a pretty accurate theme of why I came on a mission. I love this work. I LOVE being a missionary. I love my Savior with all of my heart!

Talk to you soon! LOVE YOU!

Sister Rochelle Frogget

Last p-day we went to a Belgium Waffles place!! YUMMMMMM. Strawberries, vanilla bean ice cream, and a thick, sweet waffle. Can't get much better than that.

Sister Kleine is a vegetarian, so we made a veggie pizza! Yum :)

Monday, August 8, 2011


Oh happy day!!!

How are you my wonderful family!?? Do you know how special you are to me??

This week has been quite the roller-coaster. I have learned on the mission that there WILL be good days, and there WILL be bad days. Just face it. I've also learned to appreciate the not-so-good days because it makes the good ones SO MUCH BETTER!

We got to go to the temple last week. The peace and the comfort that I feel there can be felt no where else in the world. It really is a haven from the storms of the world. It is a holy, sacred place. It is the house of the Lord. I really needed that- it strengthened my testimony of the importance of the temple, and now I can testify even stronger to all the guests on temple square how special it is!
As always, we've been taking SO many German tours! It is fun! And I'm learning more and more German (Blaine, you would be proud! haha). I haven't been taking a lot of Spanish tours lately though... I've been thinking that I really need to brush up on it so I can see more miracles with those humble, loving people! I need to forget my fear and jump in with both feet. The Lord is on my side! He'll put the necessary words into my mouth, if I prepare myself accordingly! So expect some Spanish miracle stories in the near future!

I met a girl named Billie-May last week in the visitors center. She had crazy, turquoise hair, kind of a funky style, and thick make-up. I started talking to her and she was the nicest young woman with such high moral values and the kindest personality. We talked for a really long time about all sorts of things, and then I brought up the Book of Mormon, and she was so intrigued. She LOVES to read, and has read parts of the Bible before, but never heard of the Book of Mormon. She asked all about it and all about the church, and she referred to have missionaries come share more with her! I am so excited for her, and I know that she will make a magnificent young woman in the church.

On Thursday last week, we saw 2 Asian girls taking pictures by the Assembly Hall, and decided to talk with them. They were the sweetest girls, and didn't know ANYTHING about this place. They were just passing through and heard that they should visit Temple Square, so they came. We ended up taking them on a great tour and they loved everything. One was from Hong Kong, and the other was from Mainland China. They didn't grow up with a belief in God, but when we took them up to the Christus and talked about Jesus Christ for a while, they started opening up to the idea and said it makes sense that we would need a Savior. Since they're going back to China in a couple weeks, missionaries won't be able to contact them, but we gave them copies of the Book of Mormon in Mandarin and got their information for the future... because we all know that China WILL open up to missionaries eventually!!! Once it does, THOUSANDS of missionaries will be sent over there, and miracles will happen left and right! I'm excited for that day to come. (SOON!)

This week I've learned that it's important to "BE WHERE YOUR FEET ARE". There's no better place to be. We shouldn't dwell in the past or stress too much about the future. Just live in the moment and we'll be led to where we need to be! It reminded me of the scripture in Philippians: "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content." Life is meant to be FULL and RICH and ENJOYED! Don't endure to the end... ENJOY to the end!!!! :)

I love you and miss you and pray for you ALWAYS

All my love---
Sister Rochelle Frogget !!!! :) <3 <3 <3 <3

Monday, August 1, 2011

Guten Tag!!!

This email will be brief and clear because I have even less time this week! lol. Last week we met a young lady (actually she's 36 but she looks 21!!!) named Adonay. She had never seen this place before, but was travelling through and thought she'd stop by. She is SO nice and SO much fun! We loved taking her around. She has had SUCH a hard life. She actually wasn't even Christian until last year, after her 11-year-old daughter got hit by a car and died. Ever since then, she decided to sacrifice her old self and all the habits and lifestyle that she had, and become a new person. Her second daughter has down syndrome, so that has taken a lot of her time and patience as well. But she has been so blessed by it all. Now she knows the Bible really well and loves the Savior so much. She LOVED everything that we shared with her. She was soaking it all up like a sponge! (I LOVE those people! haha) We were in the Tabernacle trying to speak louder than the Organ playing... which is VERY hard to do. lol. But right as we were explaining Joseph Smith's vision, the music stopped and it was silent. The Spirit was able to speak. Her eyes were huge as she was listening. It was such a beautiful feeling. She wants to meet with missionaries, and Sister Kleine and I will be teaching her over the phone too! She will definitely be baptized. God sent her here at the right time in her life. He does that a lot, actually. He sends His prepared and elect here.

Ok, this story isn't very exciting but I thought it was funny. We were in the south visitors center, and a huge family walked in. I thought I was in a movie or something. They looked unreal. They were dressed kind of old fashioned, and all the girls had long braids and the dad had his hat and overalls on. There was something eerie about them. Then the dad walked up to me, looked at me for a couple seconds and then asked where I'm from. I told him, and he looked at me up and down again, and said that I looked like I should be one of them! (It so happened that I braided my hair that day LOL). I found out that they were a family of polygamists!!! SO WEIRD!!!

Anyway, I have so many more stories that I want to share, but I'll have to do that next week. I gave my talk in Sacrament Meeting yesterday! I'm SO happy it's overwith. I talked about humility and how we must realize our complete dependence on the Lord. It went really well. I gave an analogy about rock-climbing and belaying, and how Christ arrested our free-fall to death more surely and completely than any mortal man could save another. We must do more for our Savior than give a few words of thanks before bed, or think of Him for a few moments during Sacrament meeting. We must remember him. We must ALWAYS remember Him.

I know that He lives!!! He is our Savior and King. I love Him with all of my heart.

Talk to you soon!
Sister Rochelle Frogget