Monday, October 27, 2014

Baptism....New investigators

Elder Peterson, Jacob, Elder Wrey
October 26, 2014

Well I am doing awesome. We had Jacobs baptism on Sunday instead, It went super well and it was awesome. He is really cool!

Mom: What about the couple who is set for baptism in November?

The family hasn't moved it up yet because we first need to teach them everything and we will see from there

We have new people that we are teaching now so our schedule is picking up.
The companionship is going great. He has only been out for 5 months. So still a newbie. I work around his strengths to build him up as a person and help him learn too. That is my goal in this companionship. 

I have been lifting 139lbs Benching. (yeah that's right I have a bench press in my apartment).  I don't know how on earth we got the bench press all I can say is buhya.
Well I am getting really frustrated with library computers. I have to next week write everyone because I just realized that I can't copy on these dumb computers. GRRRRRR.... Hate them but love that I get to use them for free. Love you!

Love, Elder Peterson

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ash the Ashland

This was taken on transfer day October 8, 2014
Well doing great here in Ohio in the City of Ashland that has a population of 22,000. So much fun and great workout every day. I have to laugh though because my work is progressing and not at the same time. We find and teach but we don't find fast enough. We are having a baptism this Sunday for example and he is 18 almost 19 and has a desire to work and go on a mission. His name is Jacob. He is a super awesome kid. He loves the gospel. The way he was found is from a girl that was baptized last year named Anna and she asked if he wanted to take the lesson and he said sure (come to find out he only wanted to do it at that time for her). But when he was taking the lessons hard times came and he kept pushing and he has learned to love the gospel. So I am super excited to see him baptized. The next is the Bournes who was referred to us by a member  (they have a date for the 22 of Nov and they may even move up faster then that) and how they came in contact was at WalMart and now they are looking forward to progressing in the gospel. The only reason why we are teaching them now is because a Member opened there mouth and talked. Funny how that works even as a missionary. Everything is going awesome and yesterday a member told us that we only have 9 Fridays tell Christmas. Holy crap. Time goes by

way to fast. I almost fell over when I heard that. But working hard and pushing this work forward as best as I can.


Elder Peterson
Cleveland, Ohio Mission

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back to 4

Well I am transferred since it has been two weeks since I wrote last. All is well here in Ohio. I came to my area Called Ashland Bike. Yes I am in a biking area, which is fun and hard at the same time. 

My address is:
 325 apt A Hillcrest Dr. 
Ashland, OH 44805

So that is the address to send mail to. I have to laugh I have been in a car for so long that my feet became tender and I got blisters really bad. So probably by the end of this area I will have calist feet. Well that is what I am hoping for. Since I have been here I have three baptismal dates and working on getting this area ready for more work to move forth. The first is a guy Named Jacob. He had a date for the eleventh but didn't finish the lessons so he has a date for Oct 25 and so far he is on track for it. The next is a couple that has a desire to be baptized and their last names are the Bornes. They have a date set for Nov 22 I think. It is a Saturday that week. We are working and getting things ready for that. My Companions name is Elder Wray (R-a-y). I am in a apartment of four and working on getting work done. I am emailing in a coffee shop this week and that is an interesting experience. But I hate the smell of Coffee, it smells horrible. Not a good smell. I have to go because I am in a coffe shop. So Love you all and write me. I will answer any questions that anyone e-mails or mails (may not remember so I will try to email that persons answer back).


Elder Peterson
Cleveland, Ohio Mission

Sunday, October 5, 2014


September 25, 2014

Well the Gladys Knight Fireside was AWESOME. She has such a great testimony and it got a ton of people to get moving. We even got two new Investigators from it. Doesn't sound like much but with how many people we had go (3) We were super excited to get something. Elder Teh was so cool. I mean oh my Gosh he is sent from the Lord and with all the things he taught us it was so great. The kids hit a little road block and well it went all great. Christian told his Dad he was going on a mission, and he wasn't to happy to hear that. So a little hick up, but the Lord will make things happen. ​Well that is not stopping us. We have set a date for October 3​. Christian is thinking that it will happen. So I am putting a ton of faith that this is happening.  The two new investigators are ones that we have no idea who they were. So we got people that we never new about. Oh yeah I forgot to tell you We had BED BUGS.......GRRRRR. I hate those stupid critters. They are very nasty and ugly.

September 29, 2014

It's from Harry Potter
Well things here have been good. So it had its up and its down. Sadly no our bed bugs are not gone and we have to get an exterminator. The way you get bed bugs is if you go into someones home and they have them. So they latch on to you and get in your home. So as you know we missionaries go every where and anywhere.

So the umbrella picture was taken because I found Diagon Alley. If you dont get my reference ask neal. It looked pretty funny.

 I got the hole in my pants and will it is from working to hard so I had to buy me new pants. We are doing really great on investigators. We are now teaching ten investigators. No one close to baptism yet but they are coming along. The Harris are close but no cigar. They will have to wait tell next year to be baptized in Utah probably. So they will do that next June.... Not much else is going on. Four days isn't long enough for a long letter. But Watch General Conference it should be super good.

Elder Peterson
Cleveland, Ohio Mission