Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Investigator Stories

This may be one of the longest emails I've seen Elder Fraley write since leaving the MTC! Its nice to get some details! :)

Yes, thanks for the card! This should be my last transfer here. But, you never know. About 3 1/2 more weeks.

Speaking of the temple, Elder Broadbent told us that there's an even newer movie at the temple? If so, have you seen it? I sure do miss the temple.

Two baptisms lined up for the 15th!!! Elder Miyasaki and Broadbent have one lined up for the 15th too!

Stories:  We have set two baptismal dates with two great investigators, with opposite stories. One, Elder Santos and I found contacting back in November. She's 19. Was very interested and curious about the idea of a reestablished church of Christ. Something always seemed to be keeping her from baptism though. Things keep coming up. She knew that the Book of Mormon is true but she continued to have concerns. We mentioned doing a fast. She LOVED the idea and  insisted that we fast together this past Saturday and Sunday. During the fast, she was touched by what a member said to her in the car as the member drove her to church. We had a lesson with her that evening. We talked about baptism. She shrugged her shoulders and pulled out her phone. Entered an event on her calendar titled, "Baptism". Place: Church, Date: 15th of March

The other investigator we met with a member. We were in an area that Elder Santos and I contacted a while ago. Not much came from it. We used to teach a girl, who had an older sister who was baptized several years ago. This girl dropped us after a couple of lessons. The member we were with remembered that in-active member lived in this house. I thought, "she's told us several times that she's not interested anymore and her sister dropped us. But, we haven't been back in a while, let's check-in on them" Their step-dad answered the door. He was very excited to see us. Told us to come back the following day. Taught him the next day. He's been reading his Book of Mormon and Bible that he received years and years ago. He's been waiting for God to send him someone. He's willing to do whatever it takes to be baptized on the 15th as well. 

I hope those made sense.

Haha yeah I'm feeling good. I have a minor cough again, like the one I have for 7 weeks. This one has lasted 4. I cough every once in a while, so it's not big deal. Just annoying. Other than that I'm great!

Speaking of resemblances, I'm turning into Dad. My habits and mannerisms are just like his. Freaks me out sometimes. 

Everything else is great! Going to really miss this place and these people. :( 

Love you all! Thanks for everything!

Elder Fraley

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Au revoir Elder Call!

Things are great! The work is going great too! So close to baptizing a couple more times this transfer! 

 New Elder Is great, from California. His name is Elder Broadbent. Good kid. Gonna miss Elder Call! We've been together our whole mission! Kind of weird not having him around. He's lovin' Martinique though!

I apologize, but I'm running out of time, I promise, you'll be the first I write next week. Obedience is key.

Love you so much! Always in my prayers! Take care!

Elder Fraley

Sister Gill's birthday

Elder Call at the airport. :(


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

P-day fun

Elder Fraley did not say much in his email this week. He mostly was responding to mom's questions which I won't bore you with. This is the only info he gave, but he did send a lot of pictures! :)

My week was good! We had a little surprise. We were all told we'd be staying. But Elder Call got his transfer call and is heading to Martinique! He was pretty pale for about an hour.

Well, not much new.. Hopefully some more baptisms this transfer!

Elder Fraley

We went on a hike last p-day, lots of pics!

Beach...Brown water

Elder Call and Miyasaki, my brotha's from otha' motha's

Love this Elder! The Hawaiian in his natural habitat.


These ants were huge!

more monkeys!

Cool old fort we found

Elder Pratt and his efforts in attacking the fort

Elder Pratt and I

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Zone Conference

Zone Conference was great! Always great seeing Pres. and Sister Mehr! They're the best. Only get to see them every 3 months.. And even then, only 15 minute interviews with him. 

5 baptisms scheduled, but we'll see how well they hold up. Keep them in your prayers!

Pres. Mehr gave me my transfer call for the next two transfers. Asked if I liked Cayenne and if I can stay one more transfer. So I said of course. So, I'll be in French Guiana for another 7 weeks. Then he's sending me somewhere else! Said the same thing to Elder Call. Not sure what to think. I heard the hardest part is leaving your first area. I know it's going to be hard for me.

Yeah, things are pretty expensive. But I'm good for now I think. Maybe somemore hand-sanitizer... Haha and treats. 

Yeah, I was sick again... But I'm better. All is well. 

Oh yeah, those baptism pics are good. Found out that as long as the ordinance hasn't started, they're ok. 

Thank you for everything! Strive to be missionarys yourselves! Love you! Take care!

Elder Fraley

The boat


Zone Conference with the Dutch Elders!
First Root Beer in 6 months!

I woke up right before Elder Call took the pic, so I thought I'd play along.

Trip back
Everyone is sad to be going home
Drive back. I was squished!