Monday, March 2, 2015

A Loving Father

This morning, I took some time to reflect on my mission and I just felt so thankful, for everything that I have experienced! Whether that be the trials, the good times, the hard times, the great times. Either way, I'm very grateful for the experiences that I have had and the lessons that I have learned. I'm also grateful for the trials and afflictions that have allowed me to learn and grow so much. I have seen 2 NĂ©phi 2:2 realized in my mission and throughout my life. There is something great about confronting trials face to face and to be able to overcome them with the help of a loving father in heaven. I've also reflected on the Savior and the importance of his atonement. I have been grateful for the grace and mercy that has helped me overcome many of my imperfections. I still have many imperfections but I pray that I will have the power to overcome them. I've seen how easy it is to become frustrated with one's self and sometimes I have been pretty impatient with myself. I truly desire to become converted unto the Lord and I'm really started to realize what that means. Like the apostle Peter, I wish to have a personal testimony of the Lord and Savior, revealed by the spirit.

We did have a great week and a couple nights ago, we taught that miracle contact that we had about a week ago! His name is Gerome and he is sweet. I don't know if I really explained much about him last week but he is about thirty and he was raised in a family that didn't practice religion and he has never been baptized. He just recently however has begun to study the bible and he has a desire to be baptized. We introduced him to the Book of Mormon during the last lesson that we had and he was loving it! We also taught him about the Restoration and he was understanding everything that we were teaching to him! It was such a blessing and he has been prepared by the hand of the Lord! I will keep you tuned in on how things go with him! We really have been running into people that truly have been prepared by the Lord! We are trying to work as hard as we can to keep up with the work of the Lord! Irena is doing well, however she didn't come to Church this past Sunday so that is something we will be working on this upcoming week and we are trying to constantly be following up with our investigators so that they are reminded of the things they need to be doing in order to progress! We had an investigator that came to a baptismal service this past weekend and we are looking forward to following up with her this upcoming week to see what she thought!

I went to Guadeloupe for the day on Friday to finish my legalization process! I'm now done for the rest of my mission! :) yay! We also had a missionary that is going to French Guyana to be trained with us for half the week because one of his planes made him late for his flight down to French Guyana! He got to hang out with us until today until we could get him another flight! We had a good time with a new missionary!

I also got the baby announcement for Casey's little boy! Congrats to the weese family! :) I send my love and prayers to you all! Have a great week and I thank you all for the emails and the letters! know that I think about you all very often! Sorry that I can't always respond but know that I love you all! :) Love Elder Peterson!


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