Sunday, September 20, 2009

Picture from a member family

Dear Schilling and Jordan families,

Attached is the picture of Sister Schilling and Sister Jordan when they shared dinner with us on Friday. We really enjoyed their company. Both were so much fun and very sweet. You must be so very proud of your daughters.

Christy Frazier :O)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mail of the Week

BUT OH MY HEAVENS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PACKAGE!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS COMPLETELY AWESOME!!! It was SO much fun to get new clothes, I can't even tell you, and they are both super cute and fit well, great job! I love the shirt, it makes me feel like Milly from 7 brides for 7 brothers when I wear it. And never fear, there is an iron in the apt.

I can't say enough how much all the mail, thought and love means to me. Heavenly Father is so mindful of me, he always lets me get my mail and packages when I really need them! And it always makes my spirits shoot sky-high.

So we have not been using the GPS because Sis. Schilling is the one driving and she knows her way around, but when that dark and terrible day cometh and I shall be forced to drive, I will be using it, doubt not. Thanks for the direction advice. So glad that you were able to go to Phylicia's pharewell, haha. I can't believe the time has come already! See if you can't procure her MTC address for me. She is going to be so great.

I got 3 out of 5 questions on the newlywed game. Some of them were pretty ridiculous! We didn't watch movies this time, but I heard the last time they watched "Errand of Angels." Pres and Sis Olson are pretty nice though, laid back and Sis. O is very motherly. They are both about
4 ft tall, in case you couldn't tell from the pictures.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Pictures, Yay!

We finally got some more pictures from Camille, mostly of the MTC and one picture with her current companion. Here is that one:

Here are the others from the MTC (I also put the these in a slideshow on the right, with the other ones we recieved from her mission president):

On the back of this last one she wrote "Me being silly inside the podium. MTC choir practice will do that to ya!"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Thank goodness, I don't have to drive. We have to wait at least 90 days
and there is always just one companion who is authorized to drive. I
hope I don't ever have to, I'm going to tell the car guy I don't want to
unless absolutely necesscary because UTAH IS SO CONFUSING!! Everyone says
it's so easy because it's on a "grid system," and "Follow the mountains!"
I have tried and tried, and it's still Greek to me. I don't know what
I'm going to do when I have to be the one who figures out area boundaries
and reads maps and finds addresses and chapels and auxiliaries.

But I'm still plugging along :) Last night we had a "sister's activity"
which was really fun. Once a transfer, all the sisters have a sleepover
at the Olson's House and Sis. Olson makes us lots of good food and we get
to play games and watch approved movies. They have a big room with lots
of bunkbeds where we all sleep, and we can stay up and sleep in as long
as we want. Last night we played the "newlywed game' with our
companions, that got pretty hilarjous.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dear Family,

Thanks for the account of the Baptism [Camille's Uncle Dave just got baptized back home], it sounded so wonderful..I'm sure that it has been such a blessing and a paradigm shift to witness this miracle firsthand. True conversion really is the most amazing and testimony-building thing to witness, as I've already come to discover. I see the differences in those we teach between those who really have that desire and deeply care and those to whom the gospel isn't really important. Let me tell you, the times when we teach someone who truly has that desire and we are able to witness the change of heart and conversion process makes everything worth it. It is in those moments when I truly feel that I know I why I am on this mission.

So I am finding out that missionary work in Utah is actually more like detective work. We spend the day going from house to house getting referrals, then going from house to house seeing what everybody knows about them and if they might be interested in the gospel, their life story, blood type, etc etc...It's really funny because everybody knows everything about everybody, and they are all anxious to help. We have color-coded maps of the neighborhoods that show who is active, inactive, nonmember. It makes me feel like the CIA or something, I swear. As you may have guessed, missionary work is very different in UT than other places. We also try to talk to EVERYONE we see, which is awesome because I get to meet a lot of totally cool and different people. I joke With Sis Schilling that I feel like we are on the SWAT team, because we will be driving down the road in our car and we will see someone, then we will drive a little farther, park and get out and rush over so we can go talk to them. We descend upon them like vultures, haha. It has been an interesting culture to become a part of.

So my favorite person that we are teaching is Zach. He is the boyfriend of Amanda, his less active pregnant fiance. They are both around our age. Zach is truly elect. He has amazing desire for truth and such faith. It has been such a priviledge to witness his conversion and see him take a courageous stand. He wants to be baptized, which means that he will have to overcome innumerable obstacles. So it's a lot to work through, but he has such faith and desire to do everything right 100%, which is every missionary's dream investigator. I thank God for him every night.

Sister Jordan