as of September 11, 2013

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June 1, 2015 – Hey, I’m sticking around!

Dear Mom, Dad, Lauren, and Ian,

Transfers are around the corner, and for the first time in 6 months, I'm not moving! Yep! I'm going to be sticking around San Pedro for the next 6 weeks. Elder Valdez will be moving out to Villa Mella, and my new companion, luckily, is a super good mission friend, Elder Walters from Utah. I met him when I was in Santo Domingo and the man is a stud! This should be a fun transfer! ^_^

In other news, I watched Meet the Mormons finally! All the missionaries have been waiting to see it and just this past weekend all the stakes in the country received their copies to show to their wards and branches. We took advantage.  ^_^ It was awesome!! Did the part where the missionary was leaving the airpòrt make you cry mom? I choked up a little bit at that scene, haha!  But other than that, this week was pretty ok! We had an investigator come to watch Meet the Mormons with us, a pretty well prepared investigator. She even came to church as well! Her name is Dolores and so far she's our most progressing investigator. She has awesome questions and so far keeps up with the commitments. She's very interested as well and wants to know more! We'll be working closely with her. Hopefully, she'll accept a baptismal date within this transfer :D

It's pretty weird to think that I have only three months left. It seems like forever ago that I got here, that I've been doing this for a long time. For me, it switches between feeling like the mission is an eternity and that it's too fast. Right now it feels like the eternity is ending. Not to say that I didn't love every moment of it but it felt like I'd do this forever and that I have been. But in three months I'll be changing back to non-missionary mode and the change will be weird. One of the missionaries I was living with this transfer, Elder Vazquez, who was in my very first district, will be finishing his mission tomorrow. Seeing him and how he felt this transfer made me realize that I'll be going through similar things when it's my last transfer. Boy, it's funky! But whether or not I have three months or three days left, I'll still be a missionary with missionary like duties. I'm not done yet!

Here's to using every moment I can to bring souls unto Christ! I don't have much of it left, lol! Write you guys next week! I'll be sure to take tons of pictures! Love you guys so much!!

-Elder Froude