Well here we are again sending emails! People weren't kidding when they told me that time goes quick when you are serving the lord! And now that I'm seeing that it makes me want to work a lot harder and not waste the lords time! The past week was definitely a good one and it was a great way to start off the transfer! We have begun with a great pace and we are only hoping to build on it and keep it going! Isabelle's baptism went great and we are super excited and happy for her! She has a new glow about her now and you can just tell that she is filled with the spirit! This past week we received a good amount of Member Referrals which is a huge blessing! All of them are awesome investigators and have tons of potential! Friday morning we starting calling some of our investigators to confirm our appointments with them, and one of them told us he had a question so we said alright what is that? He says, "Can I get baptized tomorrow?" Elder Galati and I both looked at each other and thought, what? How often does this happen? Considering we have only been teaching him for a week! Unfortunately we had to tell him he has to wait a week ha :) but he agreed and is being baptized this coming Saturday! That just goes to show how the Lord really does prepare his children. It's just a challenge trying to find them sometimes! So we had an awesome week and we are very thankful for that! I've also really realized the power of the scriptures! The other day we were teaching an investigator about the Book of Mormon and why it is important. He has always had troubles seeing the doctrine but I realized that was because we weren't really using scriptures to explain the doctrine! Well the other day we decided to have a bunch of scriptures on hand and inspired questions and the lesson ended up going great! It just shows the power of the scriptures!
This transfer I have vowed to myself that I will only study in French to help improve my speaking skills. At first, for me, that seemed like something nearly impossible but as I have stayed true to my word I have really been able to tell the difference! I understand a lot more French than I thought I did and it is such a blessing! It is all about the faith that we have in the Lord and I'm beginning to see that! I always think of the story when Peter walks out on the water and begins to sink and the lord says to him, "Oh thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" I find it that as children of God we find our selves taking little steps out into the water and we begin to become "scared" and lose our faith. My goal is to keep my faith built up and trust in my savior Jesus Christ and I know that I will be able to handle the things that are placed in front of me!
I'm so thankful for all of you and all the love and support you give me! :) I send all my love and hope that everyone has an amazing week!! :) I send my support and prayers for you all! Love Elder Peterson!
Elder Peterson and Isabelle