Friday, October 25, 2013

Kirtland tour....baptisms

Having a blast here in Kirtland. The sites are so amazing and spiritual. Our investigators felt the spirit and even opened up to us. This was a definite spiritual growth.
I did get sick with stupid stomach problems. So I spent two days down. But I fought to get out because a prefer not to stay in the apartment. I could not stand it even though I slept the two days.
Elder Ballard came and he was awesome and like totally rebuked the members and he even rebuked my old life. He said we are needing better members, you can't sit on the lines no more. You are either in or out. That was an exhilarating experience. I think that once the members are not scared to invite people to church, the missionaries and the church would actually grow faster. I know I wasn't the best at this, but I now see the importance of it. Just a food for thought.
Well I love questions...We have 7 baptismal dates (hopefully 9 by the end of this week). Yes, the baptism went great, but we still need to get the baptism papers finished. We are making progress with all of our investigators. We finally broke through with one of our investigators. It took my comp almost three months to finally get through to him. So huge progress there.

Elder Flynn, Elder Peterson and Tam

Sister Jones , Elder Tam and Elder Baker

We are doing a service project and having fun as we do it.

Elder Flynn in my companion and is very dedicated to his work.
Elder Tam is half Chinese and loves football. He is almost done with his mission.
Elder Baker is from Georgia. He has a southern accent and he is the spanish speaking missionary.
That's all for now.

Love, Elder Peterson

Monday, October 14, 2013

"The Work is Booming"

Just got moved to Kirtland area and it is a blast. The work is booming....we have now nine baptismal dates (two dropped us today). Being with Elder Flynn has taught me a lot. He has taught me to be persistent, hopeful and to have faith in and with the investigators. I have tended to lose faith in people because of how unreliable they were in my last area. This is a hard lesson to learn. I tend to doubt were faith cannot dwell. You see how you fall and then you don't stop tell your at a dead spot. Sometimes you wonder why is it so hard, why do every investigator you teach seem to notice the truth but slips away not believing. But you then look forward and see how much work needs to be done. You cry at night for your investigators, only for them rejecting the gospel that will truly bless their life. At least we have a baptism in two weeks. Their names are Hali and Troy. They are fourteen and are very excited to join. Talk to you next week.

Love, Elder Peterson

Monday, October 7, 2013

Loving new area

Hey Mom,

Its me and I have my new address and here it is:

6720 Creekside Drive Unit C
Madison, OH 44057

Yes, this area is great. This area is also booming with people to be baptized. We have right now Eleven people with Baptismal dates, 22 investigators, and 15 Potential investigators. That is still not enough my companion says, who's name is Elder Flynn. To me I was like holy crap and wow I am grateful to have these investigators. It sure is a blessing. 

A thought for you Dad ..... I am back in business, hehe. I am having a blast here in my new area and the area I am in is Kirtland. How about that... but I still cant go and take a tour, but I think it is so awesome that we are so close and it is so spiritual. We are really looking forward to moving forward. I came from one side of the spectrum of not having any investigators to having 22 investigators and 11 of those are with baptismal dates.

Love you and hopefully talk to you in a little bit

Last P-day In Toledo

Golfing Pro :)

We thought that for my last P-day we would go do some golfing.

Taken it easy

Taken it easy in the golf cart enjoying my last day in Toledo.

Great Elder's to be with

Next stop was the beach. Great bunch of Elder's

Elder Schmidt and Elder Peterson

For the past few month's I have worked with a great companion. I am grateful for all that he taught me.

July 12 - October 2, 2013

Elder Peterson where are you??

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Being Transferred ....Where?

Yeah well... the information is that I am being transferred and I have no idea were the heck I am going so you will have to sit tight and wait for that, so you may want to tell the Grandparents not to send letters tell you get an address. But this week actually has picked up and we have a new investigator called Toa (well use to be my investigator). Then we also had Less actives come too which is a big step. So we are going golfing today and then go to the Cross's for dinner for the last time.

Love Elder Peterson