Monday, August 8, 2016

Farewell's to my home away from home: goodbye's to many wonderful families

Hey mom and dad so for tomorrow after you guys land you will need to
come down to the mission home to pick me up. I'll be having a
departing interview right before you arrive. I told president you
should be down to the mission home by 5:30ish but don't worry he's
planning on whenever you get there. Make sure you don't take a Toll
road. The address to the mission home is......

10503 Pohick Court
Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039

Not sure what else to
say. I still don't believe that I'm going home. Anyways today for PDay
we tried to play football but it was way too hot. So that ended quick.
Then I bought a USB and put all my photos from my iPad onto it....if
you need anymore information let me know. Otherwise I will see you
tomorrow evening. It's going to be hot again so where cool clothing
and be prepared for humidity that makes you sweat like a pig.
Love elder  Logan Frew













Monday, July 25, 2016


President and Sister Huntsman & Elder Logan Frew


President and Sister Huntsman with Missionary who have completed
mission and are heading back home. 
Beautiful day at Washington DC Temple with missionaries heading home and our mission president

Brother and Sister Frew,


How excited you must be to have your son back with you tomorrow as you will be reunited in person very soon. He has served faithfully in his calling as a missionary and has brought great joy not only to President Huntsman and me, but most importantly our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has lived his missionary purpose by "Inviting Others To Come Unto Christ".  He has been an example to the other missionaries through his service as a Zone Leader and other capacities. He has always strived to do what is right during his mission, and it has shown through his actions. He is polite in every way and has appropriate respect for his calling as a missionary, and of all others he is around.
We have felt blessed to serve with him so closely over the past year.
These photos were taken a few weeks ago at our temple trip with the departing missionaries. It was a beautiful day to spend the time together in The House Of The Lord focused on the things that are truly important to each one of us and our eternal progression.
We will greatly miss our (YOUR) Elder Frew,  but understand your joy of having him in your arms again soon. Our own son returns to us in one week from his mission, and we can hardly hang on another day.  We have understood the parent side of having a missionary serving and it has made it so our calling here in the Washington DC South Mission even more personal.

Enjoy your sweet reunion.

Love,

President and Sister Huntsman
Hey mom and dad so for tomorrow after you guys land you will need to
come down to the mission home to pick me up. I'll be having a
departing interview right before you arrive. I told president you
should be down to the mission home by 5:30ish but don't worry he's
planning on whenever you get there. Make sure you don't take a Toll
road. The address to the mission home is......

10503 Pohick Court
Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039

Save that address some where in your phone.  If you need any help
president huntsmans number is 703-994-1514... Not sure what else to
say. I still don't believe that I'm going home. Anyways today for PDay
we tried to play football but it was way too hot. So that ended quick.
Then I bought a USB and put all my photos from my iPad onto it....if
you need anymore information let me know. Otherwise I will see you
tomorrow evening. It's going to be hot again so where cool clothing
and be prepared for humidity that makes you sweat like a pig.
Love elder Logan frew

Washington DC South Mission: July 25, 2016: Last day of my 2 year mission

We had a nice dinner at the Gisseman family last night for my
last dinner of my mission. We love their family!

We had your elders over last Sunday and last night for dinner. They are so much fun and we love having them over. They shared wonderful spiritual messages with us. We are sad to see Elder Frew leave this week....we will miss him!  Thanks for sharing them with us! Love, The Gisseman Family



Monday, July 18, 2016

WASHINGTON DC SOUTH MISSION: WEEK 101: JULY 18, 2016

My last comps: Elder Taggert and Elder Taylor
Sister Gisseman
Hey Family; 
So Wednesday night we got the transfer email and found out that both elder Abney and I were going to be transferred and that they were going to put sisters in the Brambleton ward which is great. That area has had elders in it since the dawn of time and never has had any baptisms. So sisters will be a good change of pace...So elder Abney got sent to Reston, VA and I got put back in the Potomac Crossing Ward where I first started my mission off at! I was pretty excited to leave Brambleton and get sent here. So Sunday I got to see all the members and it was really great. We had dinner with Sister Gisseman who's going to hook us up with a Pentagon tour...You asked about the capitol? I will see if I can find a member that can take us through. I've done it once with a member that other missionaries knew but I'll try to see what I can do....Being back in the Potomac crossing ward is great! I'm with Elder Taggert and Elder Taylor who also just got transferred in. Elder Taggert is from Arizona and Elder Taylor is from Utah. They moved the last two elders that were here because of....Well lets just say there was a 60 inch tv in the  apartment when we showed up and the place was trashed...So we had to clean up the place and throw the T.V out......So that was pretty much our week. We did service for a lady in P.C who is really going through a tough time and stopped by people in the area book..

On Friday I went and did a session at the temple with the departing missionaries and President and Sister Huntsman. That was really good, but strange thinking that I'm going home. On the way down I was just thinking "How is it already over"? It just doesn't feel like I'm going home at all. I've had so many memories, experiences, and lessons learned that it will be hard for me to leave it all behind. But I'm also excited to be done. So after the session was done President waited outside the Celestial Room and gave all the missionaries a hug once they came out. I really love President and Sister Huntsman. I'm glad you will be able to see what great people they are. You should offer to take them out to dinner when you get here or leave them a gift card if we don't have time so they can go out...I've also been setting up dinners with recent converts assuming dad will pay the bill for them ;).Sorry this is scattered but after the temple we had dinner at the Huntsman's and then my two new companions picked me up.


(Now The Gospel According to Saint Logan)

I'm very glad that I've had the opportunity to serve a mission here in the DC South. It has changed my life and has prepared me for the life after the mission. The last few weeks I've had trouble sleeping because of all the memories that come into my head at night of the lessons I've learned, the experiences made, along with just overwhelming feelings of gratitude and love for God allowing me to come here to DC. And also for the help I received from him before my mission and during it here...I bought some melatonin though so I'm sleeping much better now haha....The mission has been the hardest two years of my life up to this point. But it was so worth it. As we go through trials and hardships our faith is increased and made stronger, if we turn to God and don't murmur asking "Why are you allowing this to happen" or "why is this not happening". Testimony can't grow without it being challenged. And my mission has made my testimony stronger for sure. I will cherish the time I've had here to preach the True Gospel of Jesus Christ as restored by the Prophets. I'm glad I don't have to deal with the nay-sayers anymore but even Christ was persecuted for teaching truth so why wouldn't those who do the same receive it as well. I haven't been a perfect missionary but I've tried my best to do Gods will for me. I still make mistakes and sin and I will do the same when I get home. But one of my strengths is being willing to take the bullet in the chest and "just repent" when I need to. I'm grateful for you mom and dad for your examples and for your faith and diligence in keeping the commandments and doing your best to teach us the gospel and other correct principles. And with 4 missionaries(5 unless beaker screws up the dynasty), 5 eagle scouts, 2 married in the temple for eternity, 1 Young women Medalion thing haha, a son in med school and 1 with a real job, and most importantly a family that is close together.... you can only see the fruit of couples that strive to live according to the gospel. I'm grateful my brothers who set the bar of serving a mission and my sister as well for being great! I strongly believe that God is real and he loves us more then we realize. That that the feelings from the spirit aren't the effects of a "frenzied mind"...After Christ and his apostles were killed very "plain yet precious" principles of his gospel were lost or changed my men who had no desire to Follow Gods will at all changed doctrines, ordinances, a teachings that Christ taught. God prepared people and places so that the fullness of his gospel could once again be giving to his sons and daughters that love him and do his will. God reached out to 14 year old boy who wasn't perfect but was striving to do know Gods will and his truth. That boy would over time would receive those truths that were lost or changed through out the rest of his life. Those who are willing enough to do Gods will can know if what I've said is true if they are willing to read the book of Mormon with an open heart and willing to change their ways. If they do this they will know by the spirit of God which come through feeling of love, joy, and peace. If they apply the teachings of the book of Mormon they will draw closer to God and have a desire to repent and live according to Christ's gospel. Christ's atonement makes it possible for us to become clean from our sins, overcome addictions and habits, change the nature of the flesh, give us the strength to go through trials and hardships, and to feel peace in a fallen world...These are some of my things I've come to know over the course of 23 months. I love you all and will see you in a week.

love Elder Logan Frew

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

WASHINGTON DC SOUTH MISSION: WEEK 100: JULY 11,2016

T-Minus 2 weeks


Hey Family,

So this week we have transfers on Thursday. Not sure what president is going to do with me because
 I'm going home two weeks after the regular transfer time. I could just stay here in Bramble-ton in a trio
 until you get here. But I also could just go to the mission office and be an office elder for 2 weeks which 
president mentioned already. That would be my first choice ha ha. This week we had a lesson with a guy 
named Christopher. I think he's more curious about what we believe more than about acting. But it went 
well. Other than that nothing too exciting happened. I went to my last new member fireside last night. 
Lots of my missionaries and a good amount of my companions are flying home Thursday like Elder Blanchard,
Elder Severe, and Elder Brooks-by.

I still haven't been able to hear if we can get an extra ticket for mom at the white house. I wouldn't plan 
on it though. My ward mission leader screwed the pooch and didn't read my text right when I told him how 
many were coming.. Sorry! But I am trying to get us a tour with a guy who works at the pentagon. Correction
I got tickets for tour to the pentagon. I want to see a lot of people as well. We should be
 pretty busy the whole week. I've already read the talk that mom sent me. Thanks for sending me the whole
 talk anyways ha ha. Our i pads have every talk possible you can get.

I've also been calling some of my recent converts to set up dinner times for when you get here so we can go out. 
The Clements are going to get us free tickets to Mount Vernon hopefully and said we can just do dinner the 
day we go there because they live like 5 minutes from the estate. Those tickets aren't cheap either. Probably 
saved dad at least a hundred bucks. HA HA. Well I'm excited to see everyone in not too long. Its been hard 
to stay motivated. Especially with all my auburn friends getting home. But I will do fine. If I've made it 
this long I can do another few weeks. 

Love you All,

Elder Logan Frew
 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Washington DC South Mission: Week 99: July 4, 2016

Hey family,
Happy Fourth of July! Thanks for the videos of the reunion. I love
getting videos of the family. I think it's so funny that mom gets the
camera out to make a video for her boys on missions and Derek and John
are like "hey stop! we're doing this right now ha ha! 
Anyways This morning we had a pancake breakfast with our ward which
was ok. The pancakes weren't all the great and there's not really any
members of the ward that were close with which kinda stinks but oh
well. Afterward we went shopping and now we have a BBQ with our zone.
Tonight we're going to watch fireworks with Sanjay in lees-burg. I also
bought a facial trimmer for 10 bucks which includes an eyebrow trimmer
accessory so my eyebrows will be on spot when I get home 😏. This week
we had a lesson with a new investigator name Douglas. We actually
tracked into him like when I first got here and he didn't seem super
promising so nothing really happened. Then we called him during weekly
planning and set up a lesson with him. Hopefully we can get him to
church this next week. Other than that nothing too exciting happened.
 Alright love you all and see you in 3 weeks. I'm trying to get us tickets to Mount Vernon
as well as a Pentagon tour possible but we will see.

Love, 
Elder Logan Frew

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Washington DC South Mission: Week 98: June 29, 2016

T-MINUS 30 DAYS LEFT: CRAZY

Hey family,


So we had a good week. On Tuesday Taco Bell gave out free Doritos
locos tacos. So we went inside and got our free taco and then went
through the drive thru to get another one. Then we went to a half Taco
Bell half KFC one and they said they weren't giving out free tacos
because it's half and half. But we still got 2 free tacos. Later that
night we went to the temple and did baptism and confirmations with our
ward. We also helped move two families this week.

Alright so here's the funny story of the week...So Friday we have
weekly planning where we are in our apartment calling people and
setting up appointments etc... and we had just got back from doing service
so we showered and I decided to just stay in my garments for weekly
planning. Anyway there comes a knock at the door and so Elder Abney
runs and puts some clothes on to open it and no one was there. So we
just kinda left it. Well about 5 mins later there is a knock at the
door again. Elder Abney again gets up a see who knocked and  it's two
maintenance people. So he answers the door and they said he needs to
do something with the water heater because the gas was turned off in
the whole building. Well Elder Abney had forgot that I was still spread out
on the couch in my garments. So  the two guys walks in and I'm just
sitting there and they say "hey" and walk out on the patio. After I
realized that two guys just saw me in my garments I walked into the
other room until they left....after they left I walked out kinda
laughing but was like "what the heck are you thinking".

We also picked up a couple of people who could potentially turn into new
investigators this week. Hopefully we can find someone that can get
baptized for when you all come out. That's what I'm trying to make
happen.


Love you all
Elder  Logan Frew

Monday, June 20, 2016

WASHINGTON DC SOUTH MISSION: WEEK 97: JUNE 20, 2016

This is about a months worth of recycling we saved up and dumped in a missionaries apartment.
(My mom always taught us to recycle)

Happy Father's Day,
I sent dad a letter this last week. So hopefully you guys got it in
the mail already?

So my ward mission leader works at the White House for secret security
and said that he could probably get us a tour of the White House when
you guys come out. So I thought dad would be excited for that.  We
didn't teach any lessons this week. It was overall just not that
great of a week.  We sat in on a Chinese lesson  where they just watched the video
"Meet the Mormons" in mandarin for an hour. Then afterwords had Chinese food with
the bishop, he is from Taiwan. I'm already running out of stuff to talk
about because nothing really happened this week.  We had a zone
training which actually was really good and yesterday for church the
speakers did really well. We had interviews with President Huntsman.
And Sister Anderson also took us out to lunch at a restaurant in our
area this week too. I guess I will just have to do  a Dallin Penny
letter this week...hahha.  Sorry for not writhing much.

 Love you all
Love Elder Logan Frew

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WASHINGTON DC SOUTH MISSION: WEEK 96: JUNE 13, 2016

Hey Family


So this week we went on an exchanges Tuesday with the zone leaders
which was good. Elder Sanders came out with me and Elder Snow went to
Del Oro and is really cool. So we did that. Then Wednesday we had a
lesson with Diana. We brought our ward mission leader who is a convert
and taught the plan of salvation. It went really well. The only
problem is that she's moving on June 27th to the Ashburn Ward so we
will have to pass her off. But other than that nothing too exciting
happened. 

This week we have interviews with President Huntsman, zone training,
and few other things. Yesterday Elder Abney and I spoke in church along
with a couple who are leaving to be mission presidents in Brazil. It
went well. I may be able to send you the talk because the bishop
recorded it to send to a family who couldn't make it to sacrament.


So Grandpa Dale passed away I guess. That's sad and super heart breaking.
We are going to have to find someone else who can say "Hey watch it" now.

 Well I don't have too much else to write about.


Elder Tesch went home on Thursday which is pretty weird. He's starting
football camp for Weber state.


Love you all
Elder Logan Frew

Monday, June 6, 2016

Washington DC South Mission: Week 95: June 6, 2016

Hey family,
So this week we didn't have any lessons. But it did go by pretty quick
still. So we had transfers and Elder Abney and I are staying together
for my last full transfer. This will be 5 months together by the end of the
transfer. I was pretty excited because we get along really well and I
didn't want to get some new guy for my last transfer. Elder Blanchard
is an AP still and he saved my butt my suggesting leaving Elder Abney and I
together to President Huntsman. So that was the big stuff.

Elder Tesch goes home on Thursday. He has football camp coming up for Weber state...And elder Anderson went home already. Things are winding down here for me DC. I've had a few sleepless nights just reminiscing on all the
memories that I've had out here both good and bad. It will be hard to
leave all of this after a two year trek but it will be fun to be back
too! So today for PDay we went fishing we saw this biggest carp I've
ever seen. It was at least 3ft long. I tried snagging it for about an
hour before switching back to my lure. The other elders were catching
little beaker fish, so I used the fish they caught and put a hook
through it and caught two nice bass using the live bait. We also
caught a really big snapping turtle. I don't have a picture of it
though. Other than that's about it.

Love you all
Elder Logan Frew

Friday, June 3, 2016

Washington DC South Mission: Week 94: May 30, 2016

Hey Family; 

This week we had a lesson  with our only investigator now named Diana,
the other single mom we were teaching has been avoiding us
unfortunately. But the lesson actually went pretty well. We weren't
really expecting much out of her but she actually asked good
questions. She was an "all paths lead to heaven" the first time and
everything religion is true kind ideology. So that was good. We meet
with her this week too.  We did service a few days this week in the
afternoon. Pretty much just a regular week except for when Sunday
rolled around. We were just getting done with with 2nd hour of church
when I ran into Bahar Motley in the hallway. She is John Motley's wife
who got baptized in my first area (Potomac Crossing). I talked to her
for a little bit and she said John was in the chapel for the Ashburn
Ward sacrament service(I also was in the Ashburn Ward). I went in and
sat with him through the sacrament and talked after the service. I
hadn't seen him since I left Potomac in January of 2015. I also knew
he went less active after I left. So it was a really good day for me
to see him and doing really well in the church. I'm going to go stop
by tonight which will be good. John got into some anti-Mormon stuff after I left
along with some member of the ward making a racist comments which made him
leave for a good while. So I had a lot of joy seeing that he's doing
good and in a solid Ward that will fellowship him. Sunday night we
also went down to the Mount Vernon chapel for a New member fireside
with a less active guy in hot Ward. So Sunday was a good day for me.

Today for PDay Elder Abney and I are going into DC to see the
archives. Thursday will be transfers. So I may have a new companion.
I'm hoping we stay together for my last full transfer. that would be 3
transfers together which doesn't really happen that much.


Love you all,
Elder Logan Frew

Elder Frew ran into Fred Penney in streets of DC on Memorial day with 50,000 people coming out of same restroom! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Washington DC South Mission: Week 93: May 23, 2016

ELDER  LOGAN  FREW  IN  ER FRIDAY  NIGHT

HEY FAMILY; 
So so mom is probably eagerly waiting to hear why I was in the ER...
Well folks I decided it was TMI, and he's fine now and on antibiotics. 
Thank you for your prayers! 

To top off the disappointing week we tracked it into a pretty good
looking girl who gave us a return appointment for Saturday except when
we showed up she wasn't there and she wasn't there in the afternoon
either and she also didn't answer her phone. But we also had some good
news picking up two new investigators. 

Today for PDay. We went shopping at sports authority which at 60% off the entire store.

Love you all,
Elder Frew

SEE HE IS BACK TO WORK AND DOING WELL

Monday, May 16, 2016

Washington DC South Mission: Week 92: May 16,2016

Hey family,


Well this week we found out that one of our investigators is moving to
South Carolina. This week we also stopped by Elliot and his mom opened
the door and said not to come back. He was actually interested in
learning which sucks. So we lost two of out 3 investigators. We were
able to meet with Lenora either this week because she was busy when we
dropped by Saturday we had 3 lessons set up with members and all
three fell through. So we  didn't have the best week. We did have zone
conference along with a zone training which was actually really good.
President Huntsman talked on how finding is all about your faith.
Other than that nothing too exciting. I got a haircut last week from Elder
Tesch and played ball. Nothing too exciting this week. 

Love you all
Elder Logan Frew

Monday, May 9, 2016

Washington DC South Mission: Week 91: May 9, 2016

Hey family,

It was good to talk with everyone yesterday for the last time. So we had a lesson Saturday with a our investigator with 3 little kids all under 6. The member saved 
that came with us saved us by distracting the kid so we could talk with the mom. 
It was hard to teach with the kids being brats but it would have been way worse if we didn't have our member there. Other than that not much happened. 

We went on exchange with another set of elders which was OK. I'm not really a big fan of
going on exchanges unless it's with a buddy. This next week we have zone conference and zone training. This last week we also met with a part member family. Nothing too exciting to report on. 

Love you all.
Elder Frew

(PS. I gave the little kid my iPad to play with so he'd be quite but he
got into my photo and a took a bunch of photos, hahhaha)

And I had a surprise visit  this week from The Loveland Family 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Washington DC South Mission: Week 90: May 1, 2016

Hey family,

So I will just try and Skype when Daniels doing his which is 7pm East coast time. Are we going to do a google hangout? If so I let me know so I can make an arrangement to Skype at a members rather than just use my IPad. 
(FYI friends, our missionaries get to call home twice a year Christmas and Mothers Day for one hour)

So this week was a pretty good one for us. We were able to have a lesson with our investigator Elliot from the Congo. We read the book of Mormon with him and answered some questions. He said that he would come to church next week which is really good. 

We were not however, able to have a lesson with Lenora or Cat our single moms. Hopefully we can this next week...On Tuesday night we went to a girl from Ethiopia who said we could come back. We started teaching the restroration and as soon as we got to the 1st vision she said "She didn't want to learn any more". My companion and I were super confused. We were using a pamphlet with a picture of God and Christ appearing to Joseph Smith. When she saw the picture she said "that ok I don't need to hear anymore". We were thinking she didn't agree with the Godhood or something. Anyways there was a little bit of a language barrier so we just said ok and left. Elder Abney and I were pretty puzzled afterwards.

 Anyways. Saturday morning we drove down to Burke for Warren Cheeks baptism. His wife's a member of the Burke ward but he never was super interested in God. When Elder Burleson and I were there he did take us golfing, fishing, and out to eat on pdays despite not being super interested in joining our discussion that we had with his wife. We would usually read scriptures with her weekly and he would say hello for a few minutes and go back to his own business. In his talk he said one day he had a "revelation sitting at his desk one morning that there was a God". Anyways so he got baptized and it was super great. All baptisms are big but his was bigger than others. He's someone that will come in and immediately contribute to the church. He's also 60 which is cool. Most people his age are set in their ways. It was also good to see a big piece of fruit from my labors in Burke. As you know I didn't like burke. It was hot, we had a big area on bike during the summer months, and I never saw any success. In fact the whole area I never had an investigator at church and didn't really have any real investigators. just people that we would stop by. So knowing that I did something while I was there felt pretty rewarding. It was also really good to see all the members who were in the burke ward. So that's about all. 

Today for pday were going to the mission home with our zone for a BBQ. I look forward to skyping everyone for the last time on my mission. Love you all, Logan. 

Pray for Elliot, Cat, and Lenora