Sunday, November 30, 2014

Week 14: Note from the Grimmer Family

Hello Brother and Sister Frew,

We are members in the Leesburg Ward, and we had your son over for dinner a couple of times now because of splits mainly.  He doesn't go to the ward we attend, but we do know him.  His best friend, Chancey? Chauncey? Trentman (sorry, we do not actually know him), is the son of Mike Trentman, who is the younger brother of my husband's best friend, Terry Trentman.  We all, even me, lived in and grew up in Auburn, and graduated from Placer High School.  

It was a real treat to meet with your son, and see his wonderful spirit.  He said some touching things about how his dad would talk about blessings he and his family would receive because he was on his mission.   We know of those blessings too!  Missionaries are great, and we appreciate all that your son is doing out here in Virginia!  He is just starting out, and more and more blessings will come your way because he is doing what Heavenly Father needs/wants him to do :).     

​Have a great day!
The Grimmers,
Lonny and Dorothy​

Washington DC South Mission: Week 14- November 24, 2014


Farewell Elder Oyler- November 25

"We had the wonderful pleasure of having your elders over for Thanksgiving. It was wonderful and we had so much fun with them. They were well fed.  Thank you for sharing them with us!" Stephanie Gisseman

"We had your elders over Sunday night.  They are so wonderful and we enjoy the time we get to spend with them. We're sad that transfers are this week because that means some of them won't be with us for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing them with us...they are truly a blessing to us!"
My District

My 2nd Companion: Elder Ames
Hi Family,

So Elder Oyler got transferred Thursday and my new companion is Elder Ames.
He has already been in this ward before and his coming back was kind of
his last wish before his mission is over. He has 3 months left. But
for most of the week we just said goodbye to members that Oyler wanted
to go and see. I am really going to miss Oyler. Elder Ames is very
strict about a lot of things but he is a good missionary. I will
probably learn a lot from him this transfer but it definitely won't be
as relaxed or fun as it was when I was companions with Elder Oyler.
This transfer is 7 weeks instead of the usual 6 because of
Thanksgiving. You already know this but we are having thanksgiving
with the Gisseman family.

This letter is going to be really short because not too much happened
and we are playing football again this week. Hopefully I don't get
clocked again. So last time I said that little flappy thing on the top
of my gums got ripped off. But it's already grown back in a week. It's
so cool how the human body can fix itself. I will send a picture of my
new companion.

I'm doing good. I'm going to baptize someone before the end of the
transfer here in leesburg.
Love you all
Elder Frew

Monday, November 17, 2014

Washington DC South: Week 13: November 17, 2014


My zone leader has a brand new bike that he hasn't used yet it is
still in the box. And I was going to buy it from him for 300 since I
am still borrowing other elders bike and its a good deal. So if you
want to deposit the money in my stifle card that would be nice so I
can get it from him.

Hey family
So last Monday was the first week that football was approved to play
on pday, so we went to a park and had a football game. It was a lot of
fun. Some elders were getting pretty ticked off at each other which
was funny to watch. Towards the end though I was trying to block my
district leader who played football in HS and he clocked me pretty
good with his elbow as he was trying to do a swim move past me. My
upper lip was huge. It took a few days for the swelling to go down.
And that little flappy thing in the middle of the upper gum got
completely knocked out. It's growing back really fast though.

We went on exchanges twice this week both with Elder Sanders. And we
went to the Grimmers again for dinner as you know already. We also had
dinner with the Ortegas a family in our Ward. They are neighbors with a
Ghanaian family with like 10 kids. Most of them came over and had
dinner with us too. We had a Foosball tournament and then shared a
message that went really well. We really want to teach them but the
mom is devoted to her church.

I got your package in the mail yesterday thanks a lot. It came at a
good time too. It is suppose to snow this week and it had been very
cold lately.

Transfers are this Thursday. I am more than likely staying and Oyler
will be leaving. I will be leading the area which will be kinda cool
and I will have a new companion.  But we won't know for sure until the
call comes Tuesday.

Love you all

Elder Logan Frew

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Washington DC South Mission: Week 12: November 10, 2014

Hey family

Last Monday President Riggs played ball without zone and he was really
good. That was probably the most competitive game I have played out
here so far which was cool. He likes to talk trash though. Not even

On Tuesday we had zone conference with the ashburn zone since I was
sick the day our zone had it. It started at 9 and went to ?. It was
really long, but went by faster than I thought. On Wednesday I went on
exchanges with Elder Sanders which was cool. He was in my mtc district
with me. Transfers are the day before thanksgiving so Elder Oyler will be
gone then and I will have a new companion. I will stay here in
lees burg though. I will also be leading the area which will be
interesting once he's gone. So he has been teaching me about how to do
that sort of stuff.

On Saturday we drove down to Mount Vernon because Elder Oyler was going to
baptize someone he taught in that area. Mount Vernon was a really cool
area. I hope that I get to serve there when I'm done in lees burg. It's
right on the Potomac and the chapel there is built on George
Washington's property. Elder Oyler baptized a Afghanistan woman who he taught
before. He and I had a few Skype lessons with her before her baptism
so I kinda taught here but basically not at all.

I don't have too much else to say. I also don't feel like typing, write
now. I'm doing fine though. I'm finishing up my time with Elder Oyler.
I really wish that we would be having more success. Maybe things will
change these next few weeks. Although we haven't accomplished a ton
missionary wise, my testimony has gotten a lot stronger since being
out here. And I thought that it was pretty good before I left too.

Love you all,

Ps please send me photos of the baby when it comes

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Washington DC South: Week 11: November 6, 2014

Leesburg, Virginia
Area Bond Fire
Elder Oyler's One Year Mark

Elder Frew on PDay: Potomac River 

Dorthy (Ikeda) Grimmer-cousin to Glen Ikeda, Brothe Grimmer /Elder Frew
Halloween Party with Zoone

Trick or Treat Party (Frozen Party)
Dear family,

So about Bart Bradshaw's brother,who lives in McLean, Virgina he is in our mission but I'm not in that part yet. I'm in Leesburg right now and I'll probably be here for the next 9 weeks. But I would still like the address in case  I get transferred there.

We had a lot of things  happen this week.On Tuesday of this week we had a half mission conference where Elder Kapiske of the Quorum of the 70 came and spoke to us along with President Riggs and a few other people. The conference was really good. I enjoyed listening to all the talks. Although the meeting started at 10a.m and went to 4p.m and we
were there about an hour early so we were at the meeting for basically the whole day. 

This week was Elder Oylers year mark so we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch and I paid for his meal. 
He also did a few other things to celebrate his year mark, like he burned a shirt.

 For Halloween our zone got together and watched frozen and despicable me 2. I was trying to rally all the elders to vote for space-jam as one of the movies. But there are so many girls in our zone that we didn't have a chance. Me and some the the other elders were annoyed at the fruity elders who voted for frozen. We also had
some pizza there along with a bunch of sugary stuff. It was a pretty fun Halloween especially for being on a mission.... 

I got your last package you sent to me this week. You didn't tell me you sent one. Unfortunately it was in the apartment office and their was a flood so some of the stuff got ruined and I had to throw some of it in the
garbage but most of the stuff was fine. If you can find the brave heart movie soundtrack that would be great for the next package you send.

This week I had dinner with a family named the Grimmers. They aren't in our Ward but found out that I was from auburn, California and wanted to have dinner with me. So it turns out they both graduated from placer high
in the 80's. Brother Grimmer was best friends with Mike Trentmans brother Terry. And sister grimmer is cousins with Glen Ikeda. Her name is Dorothy Ikeda before she got married. So it was really fun to talk to people from back home and about things in Auburn.

Recently we haven't taught our investigators. We haven't talked to the 2 who were on date because I guess we annoyed them by calling and seeing how they've been doing? Although we did have a few Skype lessons this week from people elder Oyler is teaching on Face book. One of them was a girl who lived in the area as Oyler got her to church sometimes but was never baptized. She messaged him out of the blue and said she wanted to learn more about it. She was like a golden investigator. It's too bad she is in Boise, Idaho,  though so we wouldn't be able to baptize her. We also had 2 Skype lessons with Oylers old investigator named Zohra. She is from Afghanistan and asked Oyler to baptize her. So we are going to her baptism in Alexandria.... 

This week we had an investigator family go to the trunk or treat here which was good and they said they really liked it. They are  really devote Presbyterian but with time maybe something could happen. Other than that we still haven't taught that many people. The works been a little bit slow. But we still stay pretty busy.

Please keep me updated with Holli and the baby with pictures and stuff. John said that they were going to live without guys for the next 5 months? That will be really fun. Today for pday President Riggs is coming to play basketball with our zone. All the elders say that he is pretty good so we will see how he is. It just keeps on getting colder here. I had to wear my big jacket for the first time this week. I'll will send you guys some of the picture of everything that's been going on recently.

Love you all

Elder Frew