Monday, November 25, 2013

Amish country....Awesome

November 20 & 25, 2013 (two letter's combined)

Everything is going awesome. First the transfers. We got a new Elder and he is pretty funny. His name is Elder Richins. He is from Ogden, Utah. 
We just had investigator appointments and they all went through. But no investigators went to Church. The thing that is frustrating is not getting people to church that you invited. So frustrating, we have to keep moving them back because it takes time and commitment to come to church. So we have to wait tell they are committed and following through before we actually baptize, who knows it works to be patient. 
Well, I sort of forgot it was Neal's Birthday last week. So I will get him something. Also can you send me my hat that Aunt Wendy made for me with the beard.
Yes happy Thanksgiving. I will probably be a hundred pounds heavier. I have five dinners, my comp set them up and well I don't know how on earth I am going to do it.

Hey I am uploading some photos, and yes some of them are Random. The reason is the Sisters had my Camera and took pictures and well they are really random.  The Sisters that camera napped my camera is Sister Jones and Newren,

Then we decided to tape myself up and that was really funny.

Elder Peterson

Then we went to Amish Country with a senior couple and it was really awesome. 

You see a carriage on the road and its like what the Crap. 

Elder Flynn, Elder Tam, Elder Richin, Elder Peterson

We went to the Amish country because the Senior couple did it for fun and they paid for the food and everything, it was awesome. The Amish also cook really good food.

Looking forward to talking with you guys in about four weeks.It's already that time....Christmas time to remember Christ and all we are thankful for him doing for us.

Love, Elder Peterson

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bonfire.....helps with investigators

So transfer number 4 is right around the corner, it starts next week and it has been non-stop moving. We had a bonfire this past Friday. The Bonfire was an organized activity to bring members and Investigators to an activity that was non threatening to make each other more comfortable. It was at a members house, Brother Simmons.

Elder Peterson, Elder Flynn, Elder Tam, Elder Backer

The bonfire turned out great because we finally got investigators to Church, it helps to have nonthreatening activities.

Why is everyone else wearing a jacket or a coat and you're not?

Elder Peterson, Elder Tam
Elder Tam leaves the week before Christmas.

Well you know me, no brain no pain. The cold doesn't affect me.

But I have been wearing one recently just so that I don't get sick.

Sister Rigby, Sister Gee

Most of the people we are teaching right now I did not help find them they had them before I came. But I will tell you about some investigators that we do have:

1. Harold: he is was RLDS and is searching for the truth. He has a baptismal date for Dec 14 and is working extremely hard to reach it.

2. Carmen: She has no religion and is wanting happiness. She has a date for Nov 30 and right now may have to push it back because she went into the hospital. She is a terrific lady and is very open to everything that we have to say. She really wants to be baptized and be apart of the church.

So far as a missionary I have not had to do any talks and lessons (knock on wood). I have had to share a few things... but overall I have just been a normal missionary.

First snow it here and well it's snow!!! 
 Yes we do have snow that finally sticks. It has been in the lower 50's upper 40's right now, but I think it is in the
thirties because of the snow sticking.

Love, Elder Peterson

Monday, November 4, 2013

Riding through the rain...

Great times this week with everyone. The hardest thing this past week was not having a car to travel in. It was damaged, even before I got here. My comp and his trainer damaged it. So it was a long week worrying about rides, but we did have a great time (for example). We get so much stinkin rain its horrible. you get like 12 inches and it pours and pours and pours. I had to bike it because my comp and Elder Baker have to go help the sisters every Saturday and well that's when the rain decided to pour. Elder Tam and I just got soaked and it was cold, the rain was merciless. We had to go home and take a shower because you froze. Then we had to dry our clothes out and well that took a day to do. Rain coats did nothing because there was so much water. Funny how that works. But it was fun to ride in though because we never had to complain about getting thirsty.
President Vellinga was here giving interviews this week. He has helped me immensely. I had a few concerns and I addressed them to him and he then gave me a few things I can do to become a better missionary.That was my most spiritual moment.
We have seven baptismal dates and twenty four investigators, so it's an awesome place to be right now. So this week is turning out to be awesome.
For Halloween all we did was our weekly planning, then party. I guess because we can't do anything else really.
Elder Peterson, Trey, Hali, and Elder Flynn

Until next time,

Love, Elder Peterson

Two of our baptisms in October

They are fourteen and are very excited to join.