Thursday, November 10, 2011

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith

Concerning my 18-month mission, I can honestly and sincerely say, like Paul, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
            Wow, what a journey this has been! I have learned, grown, matured, and have been shaped, molded, and refined. My testimony has solidified more than I ever thought possible. I have helped at least one soul, if not many (all over the world!), come closer to the Savior Jesus Christ. I have witnessed miracle after miracle. I have seen God’s hand in my life and in theirs. This is a great and marvelous work! I am truly honored to have been a part of it for such a short and precious time. Duly called and set apart as a missionary of the Church, I have had authority to preach the principles of the gospel, and have been set apart to represent the Lord Jesus Christ. I have devoted all my time, talents, and attention to serving the Lord. How GREAT is my calling!

            This full-time mission is only the beginning. It is part of life’s greater mission- an eternal mission. It not only includes my mortal life, but my spiritual life, when I will continue to preach the gospel. I will continue to pray fervently, search the scriptures, serve others, and give my all to my Heavenly Father. I will press forward, and stand steadfast and immovable for the rest of this mortal life, until I kneel at the Master’s feet and stand at the right hand of the Father.
           There is a time and a season for all things... my time has come. My 18 months is up. I will miss Temple Square so much. But the work will carry on. 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.
Three important words.......   "IT'S ALL TRUE"
Love you. See you soon.
The one. The only. Sister Rochelle Frogget.
PS: We had 2 VIP tours this week!!! It was nerve-wracking but fun! Especially because we had Elder and Sister Hinckley escort us!!!! They are AMAZING!! :) He's just like his father. I love it. We saw him today after having a testimony meeting with our class in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. We were all sad to say goodbye to President and Sister Holmes and to each other. Elder Hinckley greeted us and then said, "Stop crying, you'll get over it!" lol!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

God be with you till we meet again

I can't believe this is actually happening, but next Monday will be my last time to email!!!! This is the most bittersweet moment of my life!!! I am so excited to see you all and be with you again! But I love and treasure my mission SOOOO much and will miss it immensely. I absolutely LOVE being a missionary. I've heard a lot of people say that after the mission you don't have the Spirit as strongly with you... but I don't believe it has to be that way. I believe that if you work hard enough at it, you can keep that Spirit with you... the only thing is, you don't have the right to receive personal revelation for EVERYONE you talk to!! That's what I'll miss the most- being able to help someone come closer to Christ by receiving specific promptings and revelation for THEM- to know exactly what they need, after having only known them for a few minutes, and they live all the way across the WORLD!!! This mission is incredible. This work is miraculous!! I've loved these precious months to serve as a full-time representative of Jesus Christ.
Last week, we had the opportunity and privilege to attend the Bountiful Temple!!! What a BEAUTIFUL temple!! Revelation was received. The Savior's love was felt. Spiritual promptings were given. We were all uplifted and strengthened. I love the temple so much!
The closer Sister Denny and I get to the end of this transfer, the more miracles we are seeing!!!! It's so wonderful, but so sad! We are finding SO many new investigators, and we won't be able to teach them anymore :(  One of our investigators...went to church the past 2 Sundays!!! You know what's really sad? The first time he went, it was a singles ward, and NO ONE... NOBODY talked to him!!! They just looked at him and didn't say a word!!! Not even the missionaries! My heart sunk when I heard that. I couldn't believe it. But what surprised me was [him] saying that's not the reason why he was going anyway. He didn't go to meet new people or make friends. He went because he wants to get closer to God. He went to worship Him. How adorable!!! and very admirable. It taught me a few lessons... one of them being that I want to be THE BEST member missionary that I possibly can when I return home!!! It'll take effort and diligence to stay close to the Spirit and know who to reach out to, but I know that is my duty and obligation to do so. I love this gospel, and I'll make any sacrifices to lift and help others, and spread this goodness to all of God's children!!! 
The chapel that [he] went to was the exact same chapel that Sister Denny and I went to this week to attend a Baptism!!!! It was all in Spanish, so it was fun to use that again :) It was a special occasion that doesn't get to happen very often, so it was quite an honor to attend! It reminded me of another investigator of ours, Jorge, who just set a baptismal date!!!!! For January 11th!! He lives in North Carolina, so maybe I can attend! :) I love this gospel! I love this work so much!!! I think of and pray for you everyday!!! I'll email once more next Monday (probably)!!! God be with you till we meet again. I love you
Sister Rochelle Frogget