Sunday, February 7, 2016

Words from Elder Eli Frazier in Peru

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016
Hey all!
February already starts! This is the month of ¨´Carnavales´´ here in Peru! where you have to be careful cuz whatever person will soak you with water walking down the street! hahaha its awesome. Cuz i as a missionary walking all day you sweat. And being white, everybody 
We will have a marriage comin up real soon of Gustavo, who is a less active, and Antonella, who is an investigator! They have their eyes set on the temple to get sealed. Antonella is preapring and is way exxcited for her baptism also. They have now assisted 3 Sundays in a row! With their little boy Santiago who is just turned 1. 
Today i will travel to Lima and sleep in Chorrillos, because tomorrow we ahve a leaders meeting at 8 in the morning, these meetings are always filled with the spirit and i love them! 
Elder Frazier
Heres a picture of an exchange i had with the Elder Barrera from Utah this past week and also a picture of the service we did, me wearing my gpa fraziers hat and a member wearing an old ladys hat ahhaha

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016
Hope everyone had a great week like I did:)
Had a ton of lesosns this past and found lots of new people to teach:) We are teaching a family, Cesar, Rosa and their 8year old boy Jordin. 
The dad Cesar has been recovering from some of the problems he had and is changing. We had a lesson with them the other night and when we got there, they had been fighting and said they couldnt attend us. So we hjust asked how they were doin, and they said more or less. All we did then was just invite, we just invited them tocontinue to read and pray, and that Satan is working right now in this moment so that your family isnt eternal.  They agreed, the folowing day beingsunday, they came to church early and were back to normal and happy:) The scritptures and prayer are so powerful and are there in times of need. I couldnt be more greatful for them! 
i love you all and hope that you guys continue reading and praying everyday, even in the problems and challenges that arise!
Elder Frazier
tghe past week we were able to visit an old slave house and it was way cool! And here was one of the old churches. And the zone of Chincha:)

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016
Another awesome week!
 I have learned this past week a lot about the importance of trusting your companion. We had a family home evening and it went great. I feel like my companion dominated a lot of the lesson though and i learned an important lesson from that. Which is trust! WE have to be in tune with the spirit and be able to trust that our companion is following the spirit when he is teaching. And in this way we can trust that he will teach only what is necessary for the investigator in that specific moment. Instead of just trying to cover to whole lesson and get it done. But to be able to do that we have to be in unity and in tune with the spirit. 
We also had a young family come to church yesterday, Sister Anthonella and brother Gustavo. He is a less active and she is an investigator . And they both have dates of rescue and baptism! and their minds are comppletely set on the temple and the blessings that are in it. It was great to see their repentance as they show it going to church and reading the chapters in the book of mormon we leave them. They understand that putting God first in their lives will bless them with the things they need temporally and spiritually. I love this work and i especially love these people! 
Elder Frazier
Peruvian Pizza!! jajaja:)

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016
I was able to see a personal miracle this week when iwoke up sick!  I woke up feeling very ill and weak but i continued doing the things normal like my Dad taught me to do when i get sick. Did exercises and ate as much as i could for breakfast and studied. But after we left the house i got way weaker and was way light headed. And i just kept pressing on with a prayer in my mind and praying that my God would help me because we had very important lessons and things to do. And yes it was really hard throughout the whole day, but as we visited the people, I regained my strength. Or in other words, when we taught, i had strength. But when we left and started walking i lost it again. But it happened in every lesson! and i coulnt help but have a smile on my face seeing the miracles that were happening as i put my trust and diligence in Christ. In this day we also put a baptism with brother Marco Napa, who is reading praying and asissting early every Sunday. I gained a testimony of Diligence this day! 
Elder Frazier
Im way excited for this new transfer and to be here helping the people of Chincha.

On Mon, Jan 4, 2016
An awesonme Christmas and New Years!!
This past Sunday we were able to have Cesar and Rosa come to church early! They are a family with whom we recently put baptismal dates. Cesar doesnt know how to read, but it is so awesome to be able to see how they read as a family and can all learn together. Also they have a little 8 year old boy named Jordin who is just a little ball of energy! They are headed for the waters of baptism and then we well keep our minds focused on making them an eternal family in the temple.
We also had an investigator Marco Napa come to church early and tell us that he doesnt want to live a sad life anymore and that he can see other families be happy so why not him? And its so true! He told us he wants to get baptized and start keeping the commandments. Wha t a miracle it was to hear and see him there! The Lord is working in every moment! 
Love you all! Have a great week!
This is whjat they eat here! Chocoton and Paneton for Christmas!
Love you!

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015
Christmas and New Year!
We had a baptism that completed the family Puma. The daughter Nicol was way excited as she got to do this covenant with God. It was great to hear her testimony throughout this whole process. When we first started she didnt know if it was the true church. Then she said she was started to believe and she read and prayed everyday. Then finally as she shared her testimony after her baptism we could hear her say that she knew it was the true church. 
Missionary Work is the best thing in this world! 
Love you all! Look like you all had an awesome Christmas passing it with the family! Until next wek:) Heres a pic with the baptism service and also the christmas with the zone! One of the sweetest christmass ive had!!
Love Elder Frazier

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015
Feliz Navidad desde Papa Noel en PERU!
We had an awesome mission night activity with a whole lot of recent converts, less actives, and investigators from all over Chincha! We were able to see three of the videos about Christ and Christmas and then we watched the talk by Elder Bednar from the Christmas devotional. And with a few recent converts and less actives sharing their testimonies in between the videos it was way powerful! Then we were able to have everybody interact playing the flour game that you showed us! We had 6 tables out and everybody was having a great time playing the game. Then we did a little skit of the King and the Begger which also want well! Then to finish we sang as a zone Regocijad, Jesus Nacio. And then the people enjoyed some paneton and hot chocolate! It was an awesome activity with a whole lot of interacting of the missionaries and members putting it all together!
I will teach you all  the flour game another day:) Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a loving and charitable one:)
Love you all!
Elder Frazier
Heres a pic from my room on the fourth floor and also my christmas tree made by mom!!

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