Monday, July 11, 2016

Power in Positivity - June 27, 2016

Hey everyone! 

It's amazing to see all the work that can be done when you aren't stuck in bed :)
I'm feeling a lot better thankfully. Just some stomach bug I guess. 

This week I have been focusing a lot on being more positive. Logically it should be something that is easy to do, yeah? It doesn't always turn out that way. The best things in life are hard to do at times. But I noticed when we put forth that extra effort to do those things that are hard we are blessed so much because of them. We choose to overcome the natural and carnal man. We choose to find joy instead. We all have weaknesses that can hold us back and get us down but when we choose to do what it says in Ether 12:27 and be humble then we are stronger than we ever have been before. 
And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.
This week we got to go on exchanges with the sisters in claremore. They just happen to be some of my favorites. :) had a blast down there. Came back thursday and learned how to make bread with sister hogge. her bread is famous around here! Did some service for a member. Sister Gerard ended on a ladder with her head in the ceiling doing some demolition. I am blessed to have sister gerard because ladders and spider infested ceilings just don't sit well with me. 

I hope you all have a great week! I love you lots! thank you for the prayers. You are amazing! 

Love, sister frederickson

Ah, the timple! - June 20, 2016


What a week! We had the great opportunity to go to the Oklahoma City Temple on Tuesday. We were able to do baptisms, sealings with the Lovelands, and then we did an endowment session. I am so grateful we were able to go. I was really reminded of how much the temple is a place for learning. If we go with humble hearts and sincere questions, so much will be made known to us. 

I have been pretty sick this week so I spent majority of it sleeping. The members here are truly a blessing to me! Between sister gerard, sister loveland, and the members I am really taken care of. :)

I hope you all have a great week! Love you lots!

Love, sister frederickson

Gratitude - June 13, 2016

Hey Everyone! 

This is going to be short. It was a great week. We weren't super busy but I know we saw everyone that we needed to. We found quite a few people this week (non members and Less actives) who approached us and told us they were interested. It was really neat! It was just a testimony to me that we were in the exact place at the exact time. The Lords time really perfect! 

This week I am grateful for Sister Gerard in taking care of me when I am sick.
I am grateful for the atonement and the ability to overcome sins and weaknesses. 
I am grateful that I can go to the temple tomorrow with our mission.
I am grateful for everyone who loves and supports missionaries all over the world.
I am grateful for my family who loves me continually. 
I am grateful to be a servant at this time and in this place. 
I am grateful to witness the baptism and confirmation of Montie on Saturday.
I am grateful for eternal families. 

I love you all so much! 
Love, Sister Frederickson

Blurs. - June 6, 2016


I hope you all had a great week! I would tell you all about mine... if I could remember it. 

It seems that the busier the weeks we have the less I actually remember of them. 

Here's some highlights though:
-Gave a less active our flower Petunia and made her day
-When Margaret (a crank, Irish, less active) calls us her Daughters
-spiritually in tune people who ask how you are and really mean it.  
-Helping Sister Hart with visiting teaching
-Got a brand new car. We are having too much fun with it :) 
-learning how to survive in the wilderness from the Obermiers
-Montie got his baptism interview on saturday. one week!
-Stake Conference!
-when Brother Krause gives us a dinner message instead of the other way around. Always so inspired! (I'll share more next week on becoming Fishers on Men)
-Jenny's parents came to saturday night stake conference and loved it! They committed to come to church next week!
-Found out we get to go to the temple as a mission! I miss that place!

Stake conference was great! We saw President and Sister Loveland and it made my day. All the talks were on how to strengthen our families with these 5 steps 
-scripture study
-family home evening
-Sabbath day observance
-going to the temple

It doesn't matter if you have 1 or 10 people in your family. I know that if you set a goal to improve on these things your family will be strengthened. These are the best things we can do to help our families be protected from the world. 

I love you all so much! I hope you have a great week full of miracles! Miss you!

Love, Sister Frederickson

Sheep on a Leash - May 30, 2016

Hey Everyone!

Hope you are having a great memorial day! We started ours bright and early this morning with a 5k around the park/zoo. Then we had a breakfast with the ward. It was really pretty! Exercising with humidity is a whole other ballpark though. Oh, humidity!

This week has been super long so I'm trying to remember what really happened and it's not coming to me right now.

Funny story about my subject- we were trying to contact a less active in the middle of nowhere, kansas. We go up to the house and know at the door. No one was home so I turn and around to got down the stairs and there is this sheep on a leash in the middle of this yard. Completely random! I don't even know! kansas is just full of

One miracle is that we got 14 member present lessons. We have struggled to get 5 every other week so getting 14 this week is a huge thing! We had some amazing exchanges with members. It is awesome!

I am so grateful for the leaders in our church and in this mission. As I have gone back and read talks from general conference and talked with our mission president and his wife this week I have felt the love that they have for us and the love our Heavenly Father has for us. I know He puts people into our lives for a reason and their experiences are able to help us grow. I am SO grateful for this gospel and the Lord's hand in my life each and every day. And I am grateful for companions that are aware of me and my feelings. I am truly so blessed
in so many ways.

I love you all! Thank you for all that you do and the support and love that you give!

How have you been able to see the Lord's hand in your life lately?

Love, Sister Frederickson

MIRACLES - May 23, 2016

TRANSER CALLS ARE IN.... I am staying with Sister Gerard for a third transfer!
It is pretty rare to stay with a companion for 3 transfers so we must be doing something really right or really wrong, I'm hoping for the first option. I am so excited about it though. :)

This week our zone has been trying to hit the standard of excellence. It is a set of goals that we should be trying to hit each week anyways but this week we all made it a priority to achieve it. In the beginning of the week Sister G and I just didn't feel like we needed to focus on it but more on the Less Active members in the ward.  As the week went on our focus changed. By the end of the week we saw how achievable this goal was and how much the ward would be blessed if we worked hard to achieve it. So we worked hard and hoped for many miracles to happen. We have included this goal in all of our prayers and it has been a blessing to see our prayers being answered. This is the Lords work. As I become a humble tool in the Lords hand so many more things happen. We find people to teach that we never would find on our own. I am so grateful for a companion that helps me work hard and is an AMAZING missionary. 

Our Investigator Montie is doing awesome! We had dinner with them on Wednesday and the lesson was on baptism. We asked his wife, Jenny, how she felt when she was baptized and she joked about how she was peaceful until she felt like she was about to be dropped. Montie is a bigger guy so he was like "Yeah, when I get baptized they'll have to have [so and so] baptize me". We had talked about baptism before and asked him but hadn't set a date yet so when he said that we invited  him to be baptized June 25 and he accepted! He is so prepared and has changed so much in the last 2 or 3 weeks. We met with them again on Friday and he was like 'why do I have to wait until then to be baptized, can't I do it sooner?' So we talked about getting all the lessons taught and invited him to pray about a date. I just love that family so much! Every lesson we teach them about the gospel then they teach me about camping and guns. I think it is a fair trade :) I have never had so many offers from people to take me shooting. I must be in Kansas. 

We were following up with a potential investigator yesterday. She is only 15 but really excited about what we had to say so she went inside to get her mom so we could talk to them. Her step dad ended up coming out instead and said some less than nice things to us but it ended up being a blessing. How? you may ask. Well as we were waiting on the porch we were talking to these little boys, like 9 yrs old. Then the guy comes out so we excuse ourself before we get kicked off his porch and one of the kids yells his address at us and says 'will you come visit me?'. He ends up following us to his house. 1/2 mile away, goes and grabs his dad and his dad gives us permission to teach his kid. They so sweet! But we totally missed the opportunity to make them new investigators. Still a miracle but we definitely learned to take every teaching opportunity when it comes. 

This week we have been able to meet with a  lot of families that we haven't ever been able to see or it has been a couple weeks since we have seen them last. That was really good to talk with them. There are a ton of less active families out here, it breaks my heart. I love talking with them and helping them feel the spirit again and bringing up those good feelings. I invite you all to think back to the day of your baptism and the day you were converted to the gospel. If that day of conversion has not yet come, I invite you to become converted. Look at what is holding you back and change it. Heavenly Father loves us more than we will ever know. He is always giving us experiences to be edified and uplifted. Take hold of those experiences. I know it will change you. 

This week was full of miracles! I wish I could share them all with you. 

Pics 1 & 2 -  we helped the dahles paint their attic this morning and ended up with paint mustaches courtesy of Elodie. 

Love you all so much! How are you all doing? Have you seen any miracles in your life lately? 
Miss you! 

Sister Frederickson

I would love to hear from you! 

Serenaded Cows on a Gondola - May 16, 2016

What a week! I can't remember most of it because I spent a lot of time sleeping, on cough medicine, or at the dentist.... But it was a great week nonetheless. 

Monday was spent at the dentist office getting a root canal then I spent the rest of the evening on Jenny's couch watching Meet the Mormons. Okay, Jenny and Sister Gerard watched it while I tried to sleep. 

Tuesday we drove down to Claremore, Ok for exchanges. There were really good! I love Sisters Taylor and Calaway so much. They are amazing! 

Wednesday we drove back to Indy. Had district meeting in Bartlesville, Ok first. I just love this district. We are all trying to hit the standard of excellence for this week so a lot of our discussion was preparing for that. Went tracting and met some great people. Not really interested right now but planted some good seeds. Had a goodbye party for two families in the ward that are leaving. It was fun. Spent most of the time with Nathan Hogge who is leaving for his mission in a month. He is so prepared it is unreal! 

Thursday, we went back to the dentist to get fitted for a crown. I'm pretty sure they gave me something besides Novocain. Sister Gerard sure had a laugh about it though. We went to sister mcguires house so I could get some ice but they just kept talking to me. I found out that I want 3 cows in San Francisco and we're going be serenaded on a gondola.... It was a crazy day. I can't remember most of it but sister gerard took video's so I'll show them to y'all in 6 months. They are hilarious. 

We got 4 new investigators this week which is amazing! Met an awesome lady. I'll tell you about her next week. I am out of time but I just want to say that miracles really do exist. Heavenly Father is aware of us and loves us more than we will ever know. I am so grateful to be a missionary and help move this work forward. He takes my best and turns it into so much more. 

I love you so much! Have an amazing week! I would love to hear from you :) 


Sister frederickson

Fiestas & BBQ's - May 9, 2016

This has just been a fun week FULL of miracles! 

We have been able to find so many incredible people, not all interested right now but we just keep planting those seeds. We have been so busy that we have been running from appointment to appointment. I love it! 

Wednesday was zone training and interviews with President Loveland and Sister Loveland. I love them so much! Their love and dedication to the Lord is such a great example. All the training we received was inspired and just what I needed. Met some great people tracting as well! We also followed up with our potential, Jeremiah. He is interested in taking the lessons! After we talked to him the first time he called his mom and asked what we believe. His family aren't members but his old wrestling coach in high school was so he tried to see what his mom could remember. I am excited to start teaching him and his family. 
We tracting into this Hispanic lady and sister gerard could communicate enough to set up a time that night to go back when her husband and son were home. We went back and ended up getting bible bashed for an hour. It was pretty comical actually! Good experience though. 

Thursday we had a fiesta at the Dahles with the Krauses for Cinco De Mayo. it was a lot of fun! We had an appointment before we could hit the pinata so sister dahle let us take a picture with it. 

Friday was our one year mark so we celebrated at Braum's, of course :) While in coffeyville we saw a lot of less actives we normally don't get to see. We went to the Krause's for dinner that night and had a bbq. It was so much fun. They invited a less active family over that we haven't been able to contact so it was really good to get to know them. They even invited us over to their house for dinner. :) The krause's are amazing member missionaries! 

Our Investigator Montie hasn't smoked for 5 days so that is super excited! He is just amazing and so prepared. He has the best questions, we love it! 
Sister McGuire has been their fellowshipper and comes to most of the lessons so when she wasn't there on sunday their whole family was asking where she was. Sister McGuire is just our best friend. She takes such good care of us all the time. We went over there yesterday to see how she was doing and had a great talk with her. We have the most spiritual conversations and some crazy off the wall conversations as well. She grew up in the south so her southern accent is the best! We got her to read the book of mormon to us in it then tell us a bed time story. She is just amazing! 

I love you all so much! Thank you for all your prayers and support. I know this gospel is true. It has changed me life. What a blessing it is to have the commandments in our life to help us and keep us on the right path. I invite you all to read the book of mormon and to apply its words into your life. Pray and ask Heavenly Father what is one thing you can improve on. 

Sister Frederickson

Scripture Power - May 2, 2016


This week has been incredible as always. It has been full of miracles, blessings, and learning experiences. I've been thinking a lot about the scriptures this week. Every story and experience is in their for a reason, but what is the reason? That has been on my mind a lot lately. As I have read the scriptures I have wondered how I can better apply it to my life and see what I can learn from it. Nephi tells us to Liken the scriptures unto ourselves. I have been trying to have deep studies in all 4 books of scripture. It is amazing how much we can learn when we just ask. Heavenly Father is willing to tell us so much when we are willing to ask and listen. There are countless miracles from hundreds and thousands of years ago and there are still countless numbers of miracles each and every day. I have been trying to be better at noticing the miracles that come into my life every day. I am no where near seeing them all but the 1 or 2 more a day that I see are wonderful. It is a reminder to me that Heavenly Father has a plan for each one of us. He loves us infinitely. Accept his love into your life and it will do wonders! I'm SO grateful for this gospel. I'm so grateful for our Saviors Atonement. I love you all so much and hope you have a wonderful week.

 Happy Mother's Day to the wonderful women in my life. You are incredible! 

Love, Sister Frederickson

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baptism Was the Highlight - April 25, 2016

It has been a really good week. Nothing too excited has happened this week but sometimes that is a good thing. HOWEVER we did have a baptism so that was super exciting! Chris is a super quiet, low key guy so the only people that knew about it were us, the bishops family, and one other family. It was so amazing though! He is so prepared. Him and his wife, Jeri are the best. We stopped by saturday before the baptism to pick up something. Jeri insists on feeding us then chris gets home from work and hands us a bag of donuts. I don't think I have ever left their house empty handed. Anyways his baptism was the highlight of my week. I've got to run but have a great week! I love and miss you lots!

Running Faster Than You Have Strength - April 18, 2016

What a week! 

First off I just want to say thank you for all the prayers and support I get from each one of you. I wouldn't be here without you. I love you all so much!

Monday was missionary Monday at the Dahles house. It was a lot of fun. Sister Dahle is just so cute. Every Monday for dinner and FHE she picks a different country to go to. This week was Liberia so we had Joloff rice. It was delicious. Mom, I'm moving to Liberia. ha, just kidding. They normally use spam but sister dahle is a saint so she just used ham and chicken. We learned about the church there and everything else you wanted to know. It was fun! 

Tuesday we had a lesson with a potential investigator John. He grew up Mennonite but has very very similar beliefs to us. He just needs to make the choice to commit to change. I wish he could see how much the gospel could bless his life. We set up an appointment to see him again friday but he wasn't home so he left us a sign. It made my day. We also met this guy while we were tracting tuesday afternoon. He was so sweet. He has had a couple of really hard months but is so strong in his faith. I love meeting people like him and listening to their testimonies. Just one of the blessings each and every day. He thanked us for our service which always means the world to me. Then he told us of his friend to go talk to. She ended up being a former investigator actually. We went and knocked on her door and a home health care aid answered the door. She told us that the lady wasn't interested in whatever we were selling so we were walking down her drive way when we hear "wait, were those the sister missionaries? Invite them in!" So we talked to her for just a couple minutes. She is so sweet! We are going to try and see her this next week and talk to her more. Such a miracle!

Wednesday was our last district meeting with this district. Had to say goodbye to sister Lunt so that was so hard but I'll see her again probably really soon. I just love her. Met some neat people while tracting. Sister Gerard has definitely taught me to love tracting. I am amazed by all the people I meet everyday. Even if we don't find people through tracting we find them in different areas. For mutual with all the youth they had the stake patriarch come and talk. We invited our Recent Convert Jenny to it and stayed and listened. It was so amazing. After that we met up with the elders to give them the extra mattress in our apartment. Crazy night for sure but all good :) 

Thursday was weekly planning/ mental health day. It was great though! 

Friday we went to coffeyville for the day as usual. There was no school so we took one of the young women tracting with us. We only knocked on like 4 houses but of course with our luck one of them had to be her crush.... It was super awkward for her and we felt so bad! We are close with their whole family so her mom texted us later and was like "I thought I told you not to traumatize Amy." It was so funny and I really hope Amy will forgive us one day. Sorry Amy! 

Saturday was a members funeral. We helped out with that then the Krauses took us to lunch afterward. They are so sweet. We even just had dinner the night before. We don't starve with the krauses :) Drove up to Fall River to meet with a part member family. SO amazing! We answered a lot of Nancy's questions for her. It was incredible to watch and see how things clicked in her head. She has studied many different religions but you could tell this was different for her. 

Church was amazing like always on Sunday. You definitely get out what you put into the gospel. Those sundays where I am more focused and want to learn I am amazed by how strongly I feel the spirit. This week I focused a lot on things I wanted to change but didn't really have a direction so all week I felt like I was running 100mph but also spinning in circles. We talked to Bishop yesterday and I didn't quite feel like he knew how I was feeling. Wasn't feeling very what he was saying but then he talked about the scripture in Mosiah 4 that says we shouldn't run faster than we have strength. I took me a little bit for it to hit me but when it did it was like a ton of bricks. We are supposed to change but it isn't in our time. It was requires patience, diligence, and time. We have to continually evolve to become who Christ wants us to be. I was studying this morning about the spirit and revelation. A reference took me to Our Search For Happiness and it talked about he atonement. The atonement is so wonderful. It allows us to have that change but we must include him in it. This was just one of those weeks I forgot a basic principle of the gospel but it was one I needed to learn. I'm grateful for the experiences that Heavenly Father allows us to have. I'm so grateful for this gospel and I am so grateful for each and everyone of you. 
I hope you all have a great week! Sorry this turned into a novel. 

Love, sister Frederickson

fish, chickens, and ducks. - April 11, 2016

This week was a blast!!! 

Monday we went down to Claremore, Ok to go fishing. It was so much fun. I caught a fish two times. :) It wasn't the smartest fish in the pond but I'm sure the senior couple will enjoy it. We had so much fun! All of the missionaries in the zone were there except for 2 elders. It was sister gerards first time fishing on her mission so she was having a blast too. President Bell (stake president) was hypnotizing one of his chicken for us. It was pretty cool. I got to hold the chicken too :) So many firsts have been accomplished on my mission. We were getting ready to leave to make it back for our dinner appointment and president bell threw the chicken in our car. The chicken was totally fine being in there too. The whole day was just a lot of fun!

Tuesday we had a biking day which turned out a lot better than I thought it would. We had a day full of blessings and found a lot of really neat potential investigators. I was so sore for the next couple of days but it was definitely worth it. We had dinner with one of the three sister milligans. She was asking why we were so sunburned so we told her that we had gone fishing. She had no idea that missionaries could go fishing or she would have taken us every monday!!! She is the best. We are planning a fishing trip in the next couple of weeks. :)

Friday we had our zone training meeting. It was so inspired and amazing. The spirit was there so strongly. I'm grateful that I get to stay in this zone for one more transfer with all these amazing missionaries. Throughout the meeting we were trying to think of a vision for the zone and we weren't having any luck. Lots of suggestions but none of them felt right. Very last part of the meeting Sister Taylor offered up another scripture (D&C 121:45-46). As soon as she read it we just knew it was the one. I'm grateful for the amazing missionaries around me and for the holy ghost in guiding us in this important work.

I love you all so much! 

Love, Sister Frederickson

fastest email ever - April 4, 2016

This week was so amazing but I think that is how all my weeks have been. Mission are just the best! 

Things that have happened this week:
- Dinner with my favorite family :) Jenny, our recent convert. She is the best! 
- saw a high school teacher get duck taped to the wall. 
- red rice and beans is my favorite meal made by the hammerschmidts. I just found out that it is actually Zattarans. They had me fooled :) 
- had an amazing lesson with a Less active and his girlfriend. They are so ready to accept the gospel! 
-Great lessons while tracting! You never know who you will find :) 
-Tried to contact a media referral in Middle of Nowhere, Kansas. Sister Hart came out with us. She is pretty much the best. So we get out there, approach the door, knock and ask by name if this guy is home. The lady who answered the door said that he is out and asked what we wanted. We told her who we are and why we were there and she instantly asked how old our info was because "Well, he died 3 years ago. I don't know how you got that name." Super weird, super fishy. We all had a really odd feeling about all of it, so we left after she promptly closed the door. Weird things happen out in Kansas in the middle of nowhere! It was just a little crazy! 
-Escaped a tornado. A tornado hit Tulsa and Claremore. Everyone is safe and sound. No worries! 
-My new black girl name is Tamika! This is what happens when we tract in Indy! 
- and of course GENERAL CONFERENCE! Basically the mormon superbowl! I had so many wonderful insights! I'll write more about them next week! 

Love you all so much!!!! Miss you! 
Alma 5:12-13
Love, Sister Frederickson

Lions and Tigers and... CHUPACABRAS? - March 28, 2016


I hope you all had an amazing Easter! It has been a great week to reflect on the Saviors last moments on Earth. How grateful I am for that sacrifice

! I know that because he lives I can live again. We were over at the Krauses house for dinner on Friday and as were watching the new Easter Videos with them we were talking about those last moments he had on Earth. The atonement is something I will never fully be able to comprehend while in this life but I am so grateful for those moments. Easter is a wonderful time of the year to think about life. I hope you all had an amazing Easter. 

Also while we were at the Krause's their little girls were playing around so Sister Gerard and asking them "are you a lion" "no" "are you a tiger" "no, we're chupacabras!" HAHAHA they kill me! Best family! 

Tuesday we had AMAZING lesson with a new investigator but she ended up dropping us on Saturday so that was really sad. But I know she will join the church at some point in her life. I don't know when but someday  :) She is in the Lord's hands now. We are still trying to find new people to teach. Always on the look out! 

Wednesday I went down to Tulsa for exchanges! It was so much fun. I was with sister Gibson. She has been out just one month but is killing it in the YSA branch. We had such a great time together! We have to be companions at some point on our missions. Thursday was actually her one month anniversary so we went to panda express and celebrated it right :) Sister Gerard was in Indy with sister larmouth and they found us a ton of potential investigators so hopefully one of them we can start teaching. :)

Had a great day in Coffeyville on friday. This whole week we have been so busy so it has just flown by! 

Womens conference was great on Saturday. If you missed it go check it out! It just made me even more excited for General conference this weekend. Take questions you have to general conference and I know as you pray and search for the answers you will be able to find them. 

Love you all so much! 

Love, Sister Frederickson
2345 N 20th Place #16
Independence, KS 67301

I. Love. Kansas. - March 21, 2016


What a week! I feel like I haven't stopped running in days! Monday our preparation day never seemed to end. We had to run from walmart to a farm store and back trying to get straps for our bike rack because the ones we have are broken. Then we drove down to Bartlesville to spend the night with the sisters there. We had a zone conference in Tulsa that we had to be at early tuesday. Getting to the church building was a mess all on its own. Race car driving through Tulsa anyone? 

Zone Conference was AMAZING though. The head guy from the missionary department in Salt Lake came to our mission the week before and looked at how things were going. We talked a lot about getting back to the basics. I know we all try to think about the 'big' things of the gospel and forget about the basics of it. Sister Gerard and I have been focusing a lot on the restoration this past week. It has been really neat to share that with so many people. It is what separates us from everyone else. What a special thing we have  to share. 

We had a great time in Claremore, OK on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was a lot of fun. I met a lot of great people there like the Lopemans. They are this cute old couple that has done everything in life. They found the church right after they met. They were driving down the highway and saw a cute white church (aka the temple) and tried to go in. We learned a lot about life from them. They are full of advice! This a picture of his office. It was really cool to see! 

We had SUPER Busy days after we got back wednesday night. We have been able to contact so many part member families and invite them to church. It has been amazing. We finally were able to have a lesson with a less active Manny on Saturday. He is so ready to come back to church and help his daughter join the church. He is from Puerto Rico and has such amazing life experiences. His testimony is incredible. The best part is that he came to church on Sunday! We were talking about the life of Christ in Gospel Principles and he had so many insights. I have been studying about the atonement and resurrection the past couple of days as Easter is coming up. It is amazing to study Christ and really feel the love he has for each one of us and to see the love he has for Heavenly Father. We are all so truly blessed! 

I love you all so very much! Check out the new easter video Hallelujah! It is amazing.

Happy Easter! 
Love, Sister Frederickson
2345 N 20th place #16
Independence, KS 67301

Rainy for Days - March 14, 2016

This weather has been getting me down! I've decided I need 70-80 degree weather with sunshine all day! It has been cloudy and overcast for a week and it just makes life sad. Luckily the sun came out today so I am so happy about that. Just praying it will stay out for the rest of the day! 

Nothing too exciting has happened this week! We bought bikes on Monday so that was alright. It will be better when it is warmer :) We didn't have a bike rack at the time we bought them so we were in the walmart parking lot trying to shove them in our car. This older guy comes over and offers us some bungee cords. He was really really sweet! We ended up having to use one to get our bikes home with out it Sister Gerard would have been riding her bike home while I followed her in the car. Wednesday we got a bike rack from our District Leaders so that is good. 

The young men and young women did something called a mini mission this week. They are assigned companions and a family. They have to plan a lesson together and teach it to the families house for dinner. We were able to help a little bit with it and it was so much fun! I just love this ward. they are awesome! Two of the best families are moving in July though so that is a bummer! 

Had a bed bug scare. We found a couple of bugs in our apartment. Not sure what they were so we had an exterminator come over. They were bed bugs but we didn't have them luckily! Just came from a different apartment. The exterminator scared us so much though! We come home for lunch and had no idea he was there. Our house was TORN apart! It's been an adventure! 

Tuesday I was reading a talk from conference "What Lack I Yet?" by Larry R. Lawrence. It is so amazing! It made me grateful that we have conference to be able to listen to our leaders and the Prophets & Apostles. I am so excited for conference in a few weeks. After reading that talk I ended up reading like 5 other talks in the conference ensign. As I read "What lack I yet" I thought a lot about what it means to be humble. It has been on my mind a lot this week actually. I always want to feel okay about where I am in life and it is good to do that but we can also look and focus on what more we can do and become. The Atonement is so amazing in many ways but one of the things it allows is for us to grow and to become more Christ-like. I know we will be so blessed as we allow the atonement to work in our lives and really reach out to us. We truly can be who our Savior knows we can be if we just take it one step at a time. I want to invite you to ask for one thing you can improve on and ask for Heavenly Fathers help to you improve on it. 

Friday the ward had their Blue and Gold banquet for scouts. It was a chili cook-off and a cake auction! It was basically the best thing ever. The members made it a party. Brother John Hart held down brother Krause so he would stop raising peoples bids. Brother Krause is like 6'5" and brother hart is like 5'11". It was so funny!! The pink lemonade cheesecake went for $40 but sure was delicious! We went to the harts house the next day for lunch and they shared some of it with us! We came out with a bundle of goodies on our own though. The Hammer bought us cookies that we shared with the Dahles, the Rains gave us a chocolate pie, and the Zoggs gave us a delicious loaf of bread. I have definitely not gone hungry on my mission, that is for sure! It was really fun. I just love everyone in this ward so much! I have been lucky to have such AMAZING areas! 

We'll I'm out of time but I hope you have an amazing week free of bed bugs! 

Love, Sister Freddy
2345 N. 20th Place #16
Independence, KS 67301

And Then There Were Two - March 7, 2016


After an eventful week Sister Jackson went home for medical reasons on Friday. It was really good to be her companion and I learned a lot from it. I'm thankful for the opportunity I had. Everything with Sister Jackson started and was finalized on Thursday and then she was on a plane friday morning. We took a trip down to Tulsa and met President Loveland there. It was really sad. I'm glad she was able to serve even if it was only 3 months. 

Friday as we were trying to head out to the airport our car had a dead battery. Our GPS fell and hit the hazard lights button so it killed the battery. We called our ward mission leader and jumped our car for us. We still managed to make it on time :) 

We had a lesson with Jenny this week. She just bore testimony of how the Book of Mormon and the Bible complete each other. There spirit was there so strongly! Her mom who is a non member was also there so it was neat to have Jenny share her testimony with us as well as her mom. She is a great example to everyone around her! 

Not sure what else happened this week. It was been a whirlwind. I'm sure next week will be a little more normal. 

Love you all!

Sister Frederickson
2345 N 20th Place #16
Independence, KS 67301