Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Is It Spring Yet?

Familia! How is everyone doing? Whats new? MLK day of service looked like it was so much fun, that's awesome that you are still doing that! It's funny because we helped a family paint their bedroom and bathroom this week. I really like painting, there is something relaxing about it. Is baby Leah walking yet?! What's the word on that?
There were a few exciting things that happened this week! For starters, our car has been in the shop since Wednesday so we have had to bike. Yes, mom you read that correctly, I have been BIKING...IN A SKIRT. Well, the first two times we biked to in our service clothes thank goodness. But yesterday we couldn't avoid that any longer. Let's just say biking in a skirt was interesting... not as difficult as I thought it would be but definitely not the easiest. The wind is not your friend...we'll just leave it at that. But aside from biking struggles and getting rides from the lovely members in our ward whenever we can, this past week was great!
S came to church on Sunday and we actually rode with his fellow-shippers, the Massey's, to and from church so it was cool to talk with him about how he liked church and if he learned anything new. He still is kind of confused about a few things but we are starting up his lessons again this week! We are planning on re-teaching him all of the lessons so that we can start from the very beginning to see where he is at. Last week, when Sister Ercanbrack and I were doing our weekly planning we weren't sure what to do with S so we decided to say a prayer and ask for help. After our prayer I felt impressed that we should sing a hymn to him.. I know right?? We both looked at each other like you sure? But as we talked about it more we both felt like it was the right thing to do. We told the Masseys and they are fully on board and even want to sing with us as well! We are planning on teaching The Restoration and then singing "Joseph Smith's First Prayer". Of course we need to practice... a lot but we have faith that it will be an amazing spiritual experience for everyone!
Exciting news! G (the lady who has been less active for over 20 years) called us on Friday and wants us to come over sometime this week to help her organize her apartment! We were sooo excited to listen to that voice-mail and we just know that The Spirit has touched her heart and prompted her to call us. We see great things happening there!

Yesterday we focused on visiting less actives and we had great conversations with two ladies and even gave a Book of Mormon to a part member family. I know that Heavenly Father provides a way His good and faithful servants. I know that as I try my best to be a true disciple of Christ that I will see the fruits of my labor. I know that He leads and guides us to those who are honestly seeking for the truth. He promises that "I will not fail thee nor forsake thee" and I testify that that is true. I have felt His hand guiding me on my mission more then I have ever felt before. Jesus Christ is my Savior and He loves us more then we could ever imagine. He loves YOU and they both want you to return to live with them again. Never loose sight of that eternal perspective.
Well, family its time for me to go now but I love and miss you all soo very much! I am so grateful for your support and encouragement now and throughout my life. I pray that you will have missionary opportunities to share the Gospel with those around you because it will make you happy. Have a great week and stay safe and know that I am thinking of you!!!
Sister Peterson

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